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Hello, . I noticed on my results from a ct scan that I have a tiny hypoattenuating lesion on my liver. They were not concerned about it in 2013?

Hello, . I noticed on my results from a ct scan that I have a tiny hypoattenuating lesion on my liver. They were not concerned about it in 2013?

The vast: Majority of these are benign incidental findings, usually tiny cysts or benign hemangiomas. If you have no history of malignancy or other risk factors, and it's been 3 years, in all likelihood it is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My CT of my abdomen and pelvis all came back clear except for my liver. The report showed a 3 mm hypoattenuating lesion. What is this? Rest liver okay

My CT of my abdomen and pelvis all came back clear except for my liver. The report showed a 3 mm hypoattenuating lesion. What is this? Rest liver okay

Probably cyst; incid: If you weren't having problems with your liver (ie that wasn't the purpose of the ordering doc) then don't worry much about the incidental finding. While there is no way to know for sure w/o seeing the image & a biopsy, from the sounds of it, it looks like a simple cyst (which is fluid filled and so less dense -hypoattentuating) in the liver. Anyone can get small 1 & not have any problems. TTYD ...Read more

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CTScan:partially imaged cystic appearing in clival lesion 1.4cm(max)Hypoattenuating, well marginatedT1-hypo&T2-hyper. Should I get contrastMRI&bonescan?

CTScan:partially imaged cystic appearing in clival lesion 1.4cm(max)Hypoattenuating, well marginatedT1-hypo&T2-hyper. Should I get contrastMRI&bonescan?

You should do...: You should do whatever your doctor recommends. I don't know your clinical situation, but the CT scan shows a poorly imaged cystic (air or fluid filled) growth at the base of your skull. Cystic growths are almost always "benign" meaning, they aren't cancerous. But "benign" growths can cause problems if they're located in places like the clivus. Rarely a cancer can grow there. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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What is this hypoattenuating lesions?

What is this hypoattenuating lesions?

Low density: Hypoattenuating is a term that means low x-ray density. Lesion means a non normal area but not necessarily bad (cancer or infection). There are many benign lesions. Usually, a low density lesion is benign but should be investigated further. ...Read more

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What does hypoattenuating mean as a characterization of an observed area on the liver?

What does hypoattenuating mean as a characterization of an observed area on the liver?

It generally means: It is of lower density than normal liver tissue. For example, a liver cyst, containing fluid, would be hypoattenuating compared to solid liver tissue. In your case, there is not enough information provided to assess whether it is a significant finding or not. Benign things can be hypattenuating, and more serious things can be hypoattenuating. Would need to see report and/or images. ...Read more

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I was found on recent CT of the abdomen with IV contrast to have hypoattenuating foci of my liver with thickening of my adrenal glands. What is it?

I was found on recent CT of the abdomen with IV contrast to have hypoattenuating foci of my liver with thickening of my adrenal glands.  What is it?

Consultation : It sounds like your medical issues have already had some evaluation. Start with the doctor who ordered the test. For a second opinion from a doctor on HealthTap the "inbox consult" allows you to message back and forth like email, and is good when a lot of information needs to be exchanged (like prior test reports, etc.) ...Read more

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Why do doctors ask to do MRI and CT scan and all I get is all normal. But it say nonspecific hypoattenuation within white matter t2 flair hyperintensi?

Why do doctors ask to do MRI and CT scan and all I get is all normal. But it say nonspecific hypoattenuation within white matter t2 flair hyperintensi?

Artifact. : What it does show be a nonspecific finding that the radiologist cannot define exactly what the character is. Also, it does not show any signs specific for a disease process, tumor,cancer or other lesion. At best your primary care doctor maybe reorder another study in three months to one year later to see if there is any change if the reason you had in the first place persists. ...Read more

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What is an ovarian lesion?

What is an ovarian lesion?

It is: An as yet undefined abnormality of the ovary which may require further imaging or biopsy to diagnose accurately, ...Read more

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What is pedunculated lesion?

What is pedunculated lesion?

On a stalk: Pedunculated lesions (in the colon, on the skin, etc) are growths (either benign or malignant) that stick out from the surface (ie they are on a stalk). This contrasts with growths that are flat on the surface of the skin or membrane. ...Read more

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What is an amelanotic lesion?

What is an amelanotic lesion?

Colorless lesion: It is a lesion that has no dark or black color to it. Sometimes it is described as a flesh colored lesion. ...Read more

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What is a soft tissue lesion?

What is a soft tissue lesion?

Soft tissue: Soft tissue lesion is something that normally does not belong at that location but its exact etiology is not known. Usually a persistent lesion will warrant an excision or biopsy to establish its cellular nature ...Read more

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What is a pedunculated lesion?

What is a pedunculated lesion?

Usually refers: To a polyp that has a stalk similar to a mushroom in appearance. ...Read more

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What is a periportal cyctic lesion?

What is a periportal cyctic lesion?

Portal veins: The portal veins are around the liver so a periportal cystic lesion is a cyst near those veins. Cysts are fluid filled sacs that can occur anywhere in the body and they are usually a benign finding and are not concerning. ...Read more

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Could a lesion in within the right media?

Could a lesion in within the right media?

Media?: What do you mean by media. Please refrase your question. ...Read more

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Is a kidney lesion something to worry about?

Is a kidney lesion something to worry about?

Depends.: Some lesions are benign, some malignant, and many unknown until treatment or a biopsy is performed. Many tumors, cysts, or kidney stones that are benign do not need treatment, and may be observed. Some benign lesions can enlarge in size to later cause problems, and require treatment though they are not cancerous. And malignant lesions should be treated by an experienced urologist. ...Read more

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Atherectomy-how big of a lesion can it treat?

Atherectomy-how big of a lesion can it treat?

Atherectomy: There is surgical and transcatheter atherectomy. In general surgical atherectomy can deal with larger lesions. Your physician who has the information about you can provide specific advice for you. ...Read more

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Small round lesion, won't heal, keeps bleeding.

Small round lesion, won't heal, keeps bleeding.

When to get checked: Skin lesion that fails to heal and bleeds should be evaluated. A biopsy to rule out a skin cancer may be a benefit. Okay to check in with your doc or local dermatologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a periampullary lesion is this bad?

What to do if I have a periampullary lesion is this bad?

Ask your doc...: A perampullary lesion could be benign or malignant and should be biopsied for microscopic verification. For detail, ask you doc. The Best wish to health.... ...Read more

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How could a chest lesion contribute to hyperprolactenimia?

How could a chest lesion contribute to hyperprolactenimia?

Suckling reflex.: Seems that chest wall injury may activate local neural net that simulates "suckling" reflex. This should produce a modest rise in prolactin — nothing like a prolactinoma. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an infra- and supratentorial lesion?

What is the difference between an infra- and supratentorial lesion?

One explanation -: Normally this equates to a level of the nervous system- supra= above the ears (approximately) or infra=below. The tentorium cerebelli separates the cerebrum (the popular, highly functional part of the brain) from the cerebellum, brain stem and spinal cord (the old-fashioned, simple, automatic? Parts). Sometimes supratentorial is a term used to describe unexplained or imagined symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does the surgery take for stener's lesion? Is it complicated?

How long does the surgery take for stener's lesion? Is it complicated?

Depends: It all depends on the extent of the injury and how complicated it is. The one who can give you a good answer is the surgeon who will perform the procedure and knows what is the extent of the problem. ...Read more

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What does a hypoechoic lesion mean. It is next to or involving pancreaus?

What does a hypoechoic lesion mean. It is next to or involving pancreaus?

Many causes: Hypoechoic lesions are abnormal areas that appear as darker areas on an ultrasound. They can occur in any part of the body and for a range of reasons. It may be harmless, or may need treatment. The radiologist may be able to determine the cause, or additional tests may be done. ...Read more

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What does a 6.4 x 3.5 CM cystic lesion with internal septation mean in plain english?

What does a 6.4 x 3.5 CM cystic lesion with internal septation mean in plain english?

Complex cyst: A simple cyst is a fluid filled sac. A complex cyst may have internal septations which are walls separating the cyst into different compartments. Lesion is a generic term for an abnormal growth. ...Read more

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What does "redemonstration of an ill-defined 11 x 7 mm lytic lesion of the spinous process" mean?

What does "redemonstration of an ill-defined 11 x 7 mm lytic lesion of the spinous process" mean?

Study: I am a proponent of following up with the doctor who ordered your study to get an interpretation. My reasoning is one, they know why it was ordered, they know your clinical story and two they both have access to the radiologist who read it to discuss it and that little thing at the bottom of the report which says clinical impression. ...Read more

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What could it possibly be for a tan skin prison lesion that is scraped off, turns pink, and is still rough?

What could it possibly be for a tan skin prison lesion that is scraped off, turns pink, and is still rough?

Well: Skin lesion need a picture or an exam. Consult Healthtap with pictures or primary care doctor or dermatologist in person ...Read more

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In bad pain from diagnosed temporary lesion, need to motivate myself to get up, exercise and go out more. How?

In bad pain from diagnosed temporary lesion, need to motivate myself to get up, exercise and go out more. How?

Where is the pain: The best exercise program is to start slowly. Think about the htings you like and model the exercise into that mode. This will help the motivation You can this approach with your physician. ...Read more