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Disseminated peritoneal disease with long segment bowel wall thickening, multiple hepatic and renal nodules - are in favour of neoplastic etiology?
7 YO? Can't post yet: Have to be 17 to post. Seven years old is too young to post, and requires speaking to your pediatrician about your questions until you're old enough to post. Thanks! ...Read more
Ultrasound: 2.6cm isoechoic mass in right hepatic lobe.14mm hyperechoic nodule in right anterior lobe. What does it mean?
See details: Please ask this question to the doctor who ordered the tests. That doctor is the only one who can put this result in context for you. The reading, unfortunately, suggests the underlying cause is a malignancy. However, there are other possible causes. That is why your own doctor will be the best one to provide an answer. ...Read more
I have a hyperechoic nodule on the right hepatic lobe measuring 0.75×0.82×0.39 cm that is stable. Focal fat sparing in the periportal region noted. Gall bladder adenomyomatosis detected. Should I go for a further scan or it is just normal? This is my ultra
Maybe: You should discuss this with your doctor. Do you have underlying liver disease and would be at risk of a problem in the liver? Liver cysts are usually hypoechoic not hyperechoic. Adenomyomatosis is a benign condition and is not thought to predispose to cancer. Please follow up with your MD. ...Read more
What CT Scan conclusion means? "three arterialized hepatic lesions showing washout on portal venous phase imaging upon background nodular cirrhosis"
Findings. Sx? Biopsy: 1st, the basic problem is nodular cirrhosis - there are signs of liver damage (from what cause, only a doc who knows your history can tell). There are 3 lesions- or nodules- in the liver, fed by an artery, which takes up the dye that was injected at the time of CT scan. The dye washes out, so that's encouraging, but whatever the nodules are, you'll need a biopsy to figure out degree of livr damage ...Read more
I had a CT scan. It says nonspecific nodular hyperemia along left lateral hepatic segment, questionable flash filled hemangioma. What does this mean?
Benign: Hemangiomas are benign non cancerous disorders of blood vessels. These are reassuring and should just be followed conservatively by your doctor. ...Read more
Have Cirrhosis of liver. After an ultrasound to monitor for Cancer, it showed a 1 cm hypoechoic nodule in left hepatic lobe. Should worry about cancer?
See details: Osler's nodes are painful, red, raised lesions on the hands and feet associated with a number of conditions including infections of heart valves (endocarditis). They are the result of immune complex deposition. ...Read more
This is caused by repetitive irritation of the skin area leading to excessive scarring -thus the bump or nodule.
In the early stage, it may go away by itself once the scratching is stopped. At a later stage, injecting a cortisone into the lesion may cause it to resolve. In the chronic stage, it is nearly impossible to get rid of it. ...Read more
Possible gastrinomas: Gastric nodules should refer to mucosal lesions and not metastatic nodular lesions to perigastric lymph nodes. In this case lesions of the stomach present as ulcerating processes or exophytic masses from a growing cancer. Nodules usually indicate benign lesions or nodular lesions such as gastrinomas such as found in islet cell tumor of the pancreas. ...Read more
It is a nodule in the edge of the lung. These are frequently benign, but routine follow up is usually recommended to document stability.
Macmahon h, austin j, gamsu, g, et al: guidelines for management of small pulmonary nodules detected on ct scans: a statement from the fleischner society. Radiology 2005; 237:395-400. ...Read more
Picking: Pickers nodules, aka prurigo nodularis, may start out as anything causing itching and then the nerves in that area go haywire and the person picks and rubs and continues to manipulate the area, then, thick nodules that have more nerves and sensations grow and the cycle continues. The only way to break the cycle is to not touch these spots alt all. For itching, topical or injected corticosteroid. ...Read more
Achilles tendonosis: When a strong achilles tendon remains inflamed it may develop degeneration, micro tears & ongoing swelling. At areas of tears and swelling, lumps or nodules may form. The underlying problem is generally overuse of this band of tissue which runs down the back of the lower leg & connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Nodules sometimes persist even after rest, ice, therapy have brought repair. ...Read more
Adrenal nodule: Is a small mass in the adrenal gland. The vast majority of adrenal nodules incidentally detected on imaging studies are benign adenomas. These require no treatment, and generally have characteristic appearances on CT and MRI that enable a confident diagnosis without biopsy. If they don't have these characteristics, they may need follow up or biopsy because neoplasm/cancer is a possibility. ...Read more
May need biopsy: Most thyroid nodules are benign. However, tests are done to make sure it is not a cancer. This may involve an ultrasound-guided biopsy. A radionucleotide thyroid scan may be performed. If the nodule is one of many in a multinodular goiter, there is less concern. An endocrinologist is in the best position to guide you and help make the right decisions. ...Read more
Thyroid nodules: They may, depending on their size, composition, and what is causing them. Ultrasound picks up thyroid nodules so small that they are of no significance. The risk of thyroid cancer from a nodule is low, but should not necessarily be dismissed. If someone told you you have thyroid nodules, you should probably see an endocrinologist who does his/her own ultrasounds and biopsies. ...Read more
A long time: Can be a long time assymptomatic sped up by iodinated contrast dye, for example. A non-toxic multinodular goiter can grow over decades at a rate of 0-20% a year. Taking idodine by mouth in supplements or drugs or havng a heart cath can lead to toxic multinodular goiter. Most thyroid nodules with cancer are "cold nodules" that do not light up as producing thryoid hormone by radioactive iodine scan. ...Read more