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What does a hypodense white matter lesion on CT scan mean?

What does a hypodense white matter lesion on CT scan mean?

White matter lesions: Lesions in the brain are not good. Hypodense lesions are seen which lead to further studies to evaluate the lesions for infection or malignancy. Discuss any findings with your neurologist (ms, sarcoid) or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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My brain CT small hypodense leison is seeing in right frontal perafalcin region suggestive of glicosis, what to do?

My brain CT small hypodense leison is seeing in right frontal perafalcin region suggestive of glicosis, what to do?

Gliosis: Is an area of scarring or damage from a prior injury or insult to the brain. It is not reversible. It may not be relevant to whatever your current symptoms are, but your doctor needs to correlate. You may need an MRI to confirm it is gliosis and not another process. ...Read more

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Cystic lesion of size 4.5mmx4 on brain?

Cystic lesion of size 4.5mmx4 on brain?

Benign: Although hard to say what it really is, there can be benign cysts that run in families, and commence at conception and just sit unnoticed and asymptomatic for years. However, cystic lesions can occur during immune processes and infections. Would avoid surgery unless correlation with current problems, and get followup MRI in a few months. ...Read more

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Hypodense liver lesion what does this mean?

Hypodense liver lesion what does this mean?

Sounds: Like a hepatic cyst but should be confirmed by a high resolution study such as MRI/MRA. ...Read more

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What is a focal lesion I just found out I have one on the left calvarium of my brain

What is a focal lesion I just found out I have one on the left calvarium of my brain

Unclear: It means something in one local spot.
You need to go see your doctor who ordered your tests that show this focal lesion. He/she will tell you what it means. If it is in the bone it is usually harmless but it all depends on its appearance, size and symptoms. You need to go see your doctor who ordered these tests for you. ...Read more

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What is the difference in an active brain lesion and non active in sjögren's syndrome?

What is the difference in an active brain lesion and non active in sjögren's syndrome?

Complex: Sjogren's can mimic primary progressive ms, and clinical signs of weakness, imbalance, incoordination or abnormal reflexes would suggest "active" brain lesions. Mri with gadolinium positivity also a sign. But sjogren's can also cause a small fibre neuropathy, and sensory symptoms and pain might be peripheral, not central. In this area, you need a neurologist who is familiar with all of this. ...Read more

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If a brain lesion does not change within 90 days (size) is there possibility of resolving or risk of increasing?

If a brain lesion does not change within 90 days (size) is there possibility of resolving or risk of increasing?

Neither: It means it has not changed size. If it is a malignant tumor, you would need to know the type to answer questions about radiation, chemo, or gamma knife surgery or any type of surgery. If it is benign depending on location and size determines treatment. If it is infection (fungal, bacterial abscess, etc), treatment and risk is also different. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I was told I have a brain lesion what does this mean will it go away on its own or will it stay there forever is this something to worry about?

Hi I was told I have a brain lesion what does this mean will it go away on its own or will it stay there forever is this something to worry about?

Depends: Brain lesion is nonspecific. Could be anything, from no significance, to something serious. Need full report and/or further testing. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a hypodense lesion in the liver?

Anyone know what is a hypodense lesion in the liver?

Hypodense: Hypodense is a descriptive term used by radiologists to describe an abnormality in the liver seen on a ct scan. There is no other meaning, however, okay to review with your doc. Depending on any symptoms, abnormal blood tests, your other diagnoses, and your exam your doc may want to advise you on several possibilities, such as follow up image in 3 to 6 months, a biopsy, reassurance..... ...Read more

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What happens after the lesion from my brain is removed?

What happens after the lesion from my brain is removed?

Depends: Depends on the size and type of lesion, location and your general health. Ask your doctor or neurosurgeon for specifics. ...Read more

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What does no mass no lesion detected on brain mir finding?

What does no mass no lesion detected on brain mir finding?

MRI doesn't explain: "No mass, no lesion detected" in a Radiology report usually means a normal brain MRI scan. I assume that the scan was ordered for a reason (i.e., symptoms). There are many symptoms (I would say MOST symptoms) that prompt an MRI scan & cannot be explained by it. MRI looks for ANATOMIC problems - tumors, bleeding, etc. The problem here is FUNCTIONAL - the nerves function incorrectly. TTYD who orderd ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the mean size of a brain lesion, from ms?

Can you please tell me the mean size of a brain lesion, from ms?

Very variable: Most lesions are a few millimeters in size, but some may get quite large, and seem like small cotton balls. The size is not important, rather the extent and total number results in burden of disease, and, of course symptoms. Most important is presence of active inflammation and brain atrophy, a predictor of eventual disability. Control with potent meds, such as one of the newer oral agents. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a non active white matter brain lesion and an active one?

What is the difference between a non active white matter brain lesion and an active one?

Contrast enhancement: Active white matter lesions tend to contrast enhance on MRI. Inactive lesions do not. You can see contrast enhancement on a contrasted CT scan but you cant see a lot of the MS plaques that are there without MRI sequences designed to identify MS plaques (FLAIR sequences and to a lesser extent T2 weighted images will reveal MS lesions that would escape detection otherwise. ...Read more

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I have a 3mm brain lesion in the subcortical region. Can this heal over time and disappear?

I have a 3mm brain lesion in the subcortical region. Can this heal over time and disappear?

Unlikely: It is a finding on imaging, sort of like having brown eyes. It is the way you are. Depending on what it looks like your doctor will be able to determine what to do. It sounds like an unimportant incidental finding is most likely ...Read more

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What to do if I have all the symptoms of ms. But I don't have lesion on the brain. What could it be?

Advice: Some cases of MS have lesions in spinal cord only, and not in brain, early on. MRI of neck might help. Spinal fluid testing might also be of value. But since many other disorders, such as Lyme disease, lupus, or Sjogren's might mimic MS, make sure testing has been done for other entities. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my mum and told her that I have either a cyst or a lesion on my brain, what is that?

Should I be concerned if my mum and told her that I have either a cyst or a lesion on my brain, what is that?

Get the facts: Even if you're a teen, if you're old enough to be online, you're old enough to be told the truth about any lesion see on one of your imaging studies -- brain or anywhere else. Get on the phone and call the radiologist. ...Read more

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I have had two separate MRI on my brain and each time a white lesion pops up on my brain. Should I be concerned?

I have had two separate MRI on my brain and each time a white lesion pops up on my brain. Should I be concerned?

Mri: White lesion on MRI could have many meanings, depending on reading interpretation, your symptoms, reason for test, etc. Your doctor can go over results of MRI with you since he/she knows your case. ...Read more

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The radiologist found that there is a non-specific lesion on the left side of my brain. Is it something dangerous?

It really is: Just what it sounds like: the radiologist found an abnormality, but cannot tell specifically what it is based on that study. Additional imaging or followup may be needed. Most of these incidental "nonspecific" abnormalities turn out to be of no concern, but sometimes they don't, so you need to talk to your doc about the next steps, if any. ...Read more

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What exactly is a brain lesion? And what is Cacosmia? My dr. Thinks it could be that but didn't give me any details about the condition.

What exactly is a brain lesion? And what is Cacosmia? My dr. Thinks it could be that but didn't give me any details about the condition.

HallucinationOfUnpla: It is hallucination (imagining)of unpleasant odor particularly putrefactive odor.
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You should always ask the doctors what they are talking about and what it mean. It is duty of the doctors to explaiin things so that you can understand in non medical language ...Read more

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I have had a brain lesion for two years now and the mris haven't change much so should I see a neruosirgeon for it to rule out nerulogy promblems.

I have had a brain lesion for two years now and the mris haven't change much so should I see a neruosirgeon for it to rule out nerulogy promblems.

Can't Tell: What does your neurologist advise? What sort of, "lesion" do you have? Your neurologist would be the best source of advice on this issue.
By the way, are you aware that you seem to have listed your name under, "conditions"? ...Read more

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What procedure is used to drain fluid from a cystic lesion in the brain?

What procedure is used to drain fluid from a cystic lesion in the brain?

Check with your doc: This is very difficult.

Check with at least two neurosurgeons for second or more opinion. ...Read more

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Can u have a lesion on a brain MRI one time and them a yr later they can't see it?

Can u have a lesion on a brain MRI one time and them a yr later they can't see it?

Yes.: Lesions due to inflammation or infection could quite easily heal and not be seen on a follow-up mri. ...Read more

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Hi, "Hypodense lesion is seen involving left lobe of liver and measures 88x90x65mm" this is what my dad's report says. Pls help me!

Hi, "Hypodense lesion is seen involving left lobe of liver and measures 88x90x65mm" this is what my dad's report says. Pls help me!

Hypodense liver: The list of causes of hypodense liver lesions is rather extensive and can be either benign or malignant. More clinical information would be necessary. In the absence of any underlying disease - I would recommend close followup and perhaps maybe a liver specialist visit for possible biopsy. Good luck ...Read more

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Could a cat scan show a brain lesion?

Could a cat scan show a brain lesion?

Yes: Yes, but not always. A ct scan with IV contrast will be more sensitive for detecting lesions than a non-contrast ct, and an MRI with contrast is even better than a ct scan. ...Read more

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Brain right ventricle 8mm lesion -cyst or tumor?

Hard to say: If the interpretation on the MRI by the radiologist is that it is a cyst, then it is likely benign. It also depends if there is any area of enhancement that would suggest a tumor. Also if you have serial MRI scans, you can tell if it is getting bigger or changing which is more likely a tumor. The location in the ventricle is important too. If it obstructs the foramen it could be a problem. ...Read more