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See below: This depends on what cyst and in what organ. Usually, though, a heterogenous area in a cyst may mean a solid nodule component, an area of debris containing proteinaceous or hemorrhagic materials, or septations. This is a nonspecific description and more information would be helpful. ...Read more
Mass : Please clarify your question. Where is the mass? ...Read more
Yeah, a concern:
Regular structures are generally not problems. Uniform and regular fluid filled sacs can be due to many reasons. Cancer or infection are not likely to be included. If, however, the sac is irregular, then infection or cancer are not impossible.
Otherwise, depends on the location. Even a cyst inside the skull can be fatal due to pressure on the brain. A heterogeneous cyst on the back of the hand less ...Read more
Never hard of it: Heterogenous parenchymal disease of what organ?Get a more detailed answer ›
Heterogeneous: Heterogeneous myometrium means that the texture of the myometrium is not the same across the length of it. It is probably OK if no discrete lesion is seen. If there are symptoms that cannot be explained by it, it may be reasonable to have a follow up ultrasound in 3 months to see if there has been a change in the appearance. ...Read more
It means: That the texture of the liver, as seen on ultrasound, is not uniform as it normally should be. There are numerous causes, the most common is fatty infiltration. Speak with your doc about what it means in your particular clinical situation. ...Read more
May be just a...: "Heterogeneous" may be just used to describe the tissue texture of testis as seen on ultrasound or microscopic tissue exam to denote having various components with different sound reflections or histological looking. If more doubt, ask doctor for detail. ...Read more
Hashimoto's : Hashimoto's thyroiditis can cause this. What is your tpo ab level? You may be sensitive to dairy and wheat as well. Dairy, wheat and sugar grow e. Coli which can release inflammatory substances that aggravate auto-immune problems. Quinoa is the best grain if soaked 8 hours and rinsed well before cooking. See kelly mcgonigal's book, the will power instinct for successful life style changes. ...Read more
A growth: I assume this is a thyroid nodule which basically mean you have a growth on the thyroid. It's very common and not a cause for concern as long as you follow it again in the future to make sure if it's not growing. Biopsy of the nodule will help determine if it's benign or cancerous. The risk of cancer is very low, approx 5%. ...Read more
Need more info..: Where is it located? What is the size? There are many things that are "heterogeneous" from benign lipomas, to benign thyroid nodules, to benign ovarian lesions, etc, etc. Need much more clinical information to try to guess what this ccould be. Your doctor who requested the evaluation would be best to ask this question to. ...Read more
Cyst: Whoever ordered the scan and read it should be able veto answer your question ...Read more
Hi, my friend has a large heterogenous mass occupying most of the upper inner quadrant on the left side. What could it be?
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with an examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will his doctor be in a position to tell him what's wrong and what needs to be done to help him. ...Read more
I had a transvag us done and they found heterogeneous myometrium. Also, mild amount of fluid. Everything else looked normal. Is something wrong?
What does this mean??
1. The isthmus appears thickening measuring 0.4 cm, unchanged. 2. The right lobe is heterogeneous and enlarged measuring 5.
More info needed: More background needed as to why the test was done and what symptoms you are having but without knowing anything else, it sounds like you may have a goitre which is an enlarged overactive thyroid gland. However, there are other organs in the body that this could be referring to, so as I said. More info is needed to give you a definite answer ...Read more
Heterogeneity ...: Are you referring to a heterogeneous appearance on a thyroid scan? Heterogeneous appearance on a thyroid scan may occur as a result of focal areas of thyroiditis. The clinical history would be helpful. ...Read more
Possible Hashimotos: Heterogeneous texture on a thyroid ultrasound means that the thyroid tissue is irregular appearing, not homogeneous, but there are no true nodules. This is most commonly seen in people with hashimoto's thyroiditis. Thyroid function may or may not be normal. ...Read more
Mixed echogenicity : Thyromegaly means enlarge ment of thyroid gland. Heterogeneous means irregular texture, not same echogenicity throughout gland. No large discrete nodules are seen. Therapy is determined by evaluation that includes thyroid function tests. ...Read more
Small fibroids: The radiologist may want to say that he wouldn't be surprised if you turned out to have fibroid changes in your uterus on surgery, not overt fibroids, but very early beginning stages. But then again, "mildy heterogenous uterine echotexture" is in the eye of the beholder. ...Read more
Brother has hyperechoic heterogenous mass measuring 12 x 4 x 7 cms in lower back and in agony what is it?
Probably: Needs biopsy. Has that been discussed?Get a more detailed answer ›
: Slightly coarse and heterogeneous hepatic parenchymal echotexture without substantial change. No focal lesion identified.
More to it than this: This looks to be part of a report of an ultrasound and this portion of the report is discussing the echotexture pattern of the liver. Nothing in what you posted is very concerning. No focal lesion identified is a good thing, but the whole report including reason study done would be more helpful. Please discuss findings with doctor who ordered it for you. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more
What does it mean for the endometrium: Normal thickness but of somewhat heterogenous echo texture and with several echgenic foci with in?
Endometrial contents: This means that the sonogram detected something inside of the cavity but that they were unable to determine exactly what it was. This is typically followed up with an endometrial biopsy and some method to evaluate the cavity. The two most common approaches are a sonohystogram or a hysteroscopy ...Read more
Check up on my fibroadenoma shows changes (irregular edges, heterogenous etc) I can still move the fibroadenoma (mobile) has it turned cancerous?
Best to check it out: Hi bobcat17340, while the fibroadenoma may still be completely benign, the only way to confirm that it is in fact still a fibroadenoma is through a biopsy or removal of the lump, especially if its appearance has been changing. ...Read more
Please help? My ultrasound showed heterogeneous echtexture no cyst or discrete lesions. Isthmus thickness 3.4mm some lobulation right greater left
Inflammation: You are describing inflammatory changes.Get a more detailed answer ›