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Images Of Shingles
Great photos: Here are two great photos (one close up & one showing the pattern at a distance): http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=herpes+zoster+lymph+nodes&id=e89fed9c27dbc2f96582e3333a3adc00d2195a0a&form=iqfrba#view=detail&id=e89fed9c27dbc2f96582e3333a3adc00d2195a0a&selectedindex=0. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more
Focus of hyperintense t2 and t1 signal with suppress on the stir sequence in t2 veterbral suggestive of island of fatty marrow? Same as myleomalacia?
No: Myelomalacia is a term that is used to refer to the spinal cord itself. It refers to some degeneration of the spinal cord. What you are describing is in the bone of the vertebral body. This is a different condition. It may represent fatty marrow-usually a benign variant. ...Read more
A MRI showed a 4.5mm cystic focus on on T2-weighted image12 in the region of the tectum on the left. The report also states of a mild increased FLAIR signal within this region as well as within the adjacent peri-aqueductal gray matter on FLAIR images 11
And the question?: That is incomplete information though I understand WHAT is being said. You can't draw conclusions unless you tell me what your symptoms are and how they've evolved. Why the MRI of the head? Any contrast given? Other tests you've had in blood, etc.? If you'd like to visit with me please make an appointment at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi and use Key Code: PDXFNR as directed. Bring report or images. ...Read more
Would a radiologist identify multiple 3.4 cm size lung lesions on the outer part of the lung on a chest xray??
Lung nodules/lesions: normally abnormalities larger than 1 cm and sometimes even smaller than 1 cm will be noted by a radiologist interpreting a chest x-ray. Normal structures are not typically mentioned. It's also possible to have lesions visible on a CT scan that won't be visible on a plain chest x-ray either due to size or location possibly hidden by other structures such as the heart, diaphragm, or ribs. ...Read more
See your doctor.: Although there is not a “cure” for shingles- valacyclovir (valtrex), Acyclovir (zovirax) ; Famciclovir (famvir) can help symptoms. Narcotics (i.e., codeine), tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline), anticonvulsants (neurontin) as well as localized numbing medications can be used for pain. Cool bath or compresses over the rash may v pain/ itching. ...Read more
Shingles symptoms: Shingles often starts out as a patch of skin with a burning sensation followed a few days later by vesicles (small blisters) which eventually burst & scab over (just like chickenpox). Some pain may be present during the vesicle phase but more likely to appear in the healing phase. So best to get treatment early to prevent "post-herpetic neuralgia". Face/ear/eye warrant doc visit at once. ...Read more
T1 and t2 hyperintense lesion in left aspect of the t2 vertebral body, which loses signal on inversion recovery imaging felt to reflect a hemangioma.
Sounds right: Fat containing benign vertebral body hemangiomas often look just like this. ...Read more
My dad had a nuclear bone scan. Nuclear bone scan findings:
there are several focal areas of isotope accumulation in the region of the
sacroiliac joints bilaterally which correspond to lesions noted on the CT pelvis consistent with bony me
Possibly metastases: Nuclear bone scans usually demonstrate areas of increased bone metabolism, the bone reacting to a stimulus, such as tumor, fracture, infection, etc.Bone scan is very sensitive but not specific. Ct and MRI are cross sectional imaging that can more specifically identify the pathology and characterize the abnormalities on bone scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the different between one series of Spine MRI pictures to Cervical, Thoracic, or lumbosacral Spine Mri (each separate)?
What does this all mean please? Ct scan 1: "bone window images show a mixed lytic and sclerotic lesion in the body of t9"
Mixed density: This means there is an area in the 9th thoracic body (mid back) which has areas which are lower density (lytic) and higher density (sclerotic) than normal bone at that location. There are many reasons for this appearance. A thoracic spine MRI of this area, probably with and without contrast, may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain, itch, rash: Initially pain and/or itching occurs then with the development of a blister-like rash following the distribution of the sensory nerve where the reactivation occurs. Sometimes the rash is the first thing noted. Rarely the pain/itching occurs without a rash (zoster sine zoster). ...Read more
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What is the frequency of recurrence and severity of bilateral ocular HSV in comparison to unilateral ocular HSV?
Bilateral uncommon: In my experience, bilateral ocular HSV is uncommon and usually implies some degree of immunosuppression. I have seen it in patients with severe eczema. If we accept this to be true, then it follows that recurrences and severity may be more common than with unilateral HSV due to impaired immunity. This has also been my experience. ...Read more
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