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High Grade Chondral Loss
MRI Grade 2/3 chrondromalacia glenohumeral joint w/ high grade cartilage loss, Bone marrow edema of the humeral head, mod. Glenohumeral effusion?
Hard to say: There are situations when a pathologist reviews the specimen again and finds higher grade "angrier" looking cells in the specimen - leading to an upgrade. There are also situations when a liposarcoma recurs and the new tumor has "de-differentiated" or evolved into an angrier tumor. This can happen with time with certain aggressive liposarcomas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Per l knee MRI report, what is grade 4 medial compartment chondromalacia with high-grade, full thickness condral loss? Mild patellar tendinosis?
Cartilage loss: We all lose cartilage to some degree as we age, which is the cause of arthritis. There is a spectrum from mild thinning, to complete absence. Full thickness chondral loss refers to an area where there is no cartilage. Mild patellar tendonosis refers to a mild inflammation in the patellar tendon, the tendon which connects your patella (knee cap) to your tibia (shin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ignore it: If your other values, including smear and reticulocyte count, are basically normal, ignore the MCHC. It may have more to do with the the machine being a bit mis-calibrated, or the fact that a few percent of healthies fall outside the reference range on either side. (This is how the range is set.) The hair loss issue is unrelated. ...Read more
Small meniscal root tear, high grade chondral fissuring partial thickness on the medial femoral condyle, grade 4 chondromalacia patella is this bad?
Try conservative rx: Seems like most of the damage is under the patella. If you have locking you might need arthroscopy, I would first try terminal extension excercises training the quads without putting much pressure on the patella. In addition research has shown that Asperin could help the surface cartilage heal. In addition, MSM (Puritan Pride) could be helpful as a nutraceutical supplement. ...Read more
A 14x6x6mm non-enhancing signal abnormality inferior to the basal ganglia, no high rcbv, te 135ms cho/naa ratio - 1.3: heterotopia? Low grade?
Serial Imaging : Your MRI could be consistent with low grade neoplasm or a benign finding. The best option in these cases where it is unclear is to follow the area closely with repeat MRI at say 3 month intervals. If this is benign it will stay the same. If it grows it is likely a neoplasm. ...Read more
Can you explain what patellar choridropathy grade 111 1v and osteochondritis moderate degenerative changes in posterior horn of medial menisus grade 1?
Be seen: The patellar tendon connects the knee cap to the tibia. Without your patella tendon, you can not straighten your knee and it would be difficult to walk. A partial tear means it is not completely torn, but a high grade means it is pretty close to a complete tear. It is probably going to need to be fixed or you may have a poor outcome. Thank you. ...Read more
On MRI is "high grade chondral defect overlying the central MFC which measures 6mm" bad? Also "absence of PH of MM suggest chronic partial tearing"
Depends: This means you have a small defect in your knee cartilage and perhaps some 'wear and tear' on oyur meniscus. Whether anything needs to be done about this depends on your symptoms. If you are having severe knee pain, these things might be contributuing and could therefore be addressed. Follow up with Dr who ordered the MRI to discuss the way forward. ...Read more
High WBC, very low h/h, normal platelets. High neutrophils, low lymphocytes. Fatigue, syncopal episode, low fevers, wt loss. Is leukemia possible?
High WBC: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, there are various causes of increased WBC; infection, inflammation, reactive proliferation and blood cancers are among the well known causes. I would be able to help you better If I have more history and If I can have a look at the absolute numbers. Can you please inbox me more details and your reports? Thank you! ...Read more
Two fissures in articular cartilage (grade III chondromalacia patellae). No arthritis, softening, or degeneration. Could cartilage possibly heal?
Unlikely : Grade 3 chrondromalcia basically means early arthritis of your kneecap. Extremely common.You need to discuss w/ your ORS and not your radiologist.(2) fissures? How do u know...? In order to have any fissures chrondromalcia is present . At any rate, articuclar cartilage does not heal but I would not worry about it. See ORS for remedies to avoid progression. Best of Luck! ...Read more
Can high anion gap be thyroid related? Also having weight gain, depression, fatigue, low grade fever & joint pain. Anion gap 20. Friend thinks thyroid?
Don't think there is: Any connection between the 2. See your pcp or an internist to be examined, tested so a DX could be made ; treatment started. ...Read more
Yes. : The thyroid hormone is a permissive hormone that stimulates metabolic and catabolic cycles in your body. Hyperthyroidism subsequently enhances these cycles causing insomnia, heat intolerance, anxiety, chest palpitation, and possible low grade fever, etc. Now, all these symptoms can be controlled by medication. I recommend that you see an endocrinologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Please translate-Severe tendopathy high grade partial thickness tearing from critical zone to insertion site. Nodular synovitis adhesive capsulitis?
High grade partial tear of subscapularis w underlying tendonisis w low grade partial tear of supraspinatus w reactive bursitis. Is op only option?
MORE THEN ONE: OPTION. THERE ARE ALWAYS OPTIONS. IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF PAIN, ACTIVE WITH THAT ARM THEN SURGERY IS THE OPTION. IF IT DOES NOT BOTHER YOU A LOT YOU CAN GO CONSERVATIVE. ...Read more