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Infundibulum (Overview)

Infundibulum is a clinical term for a structure that is shaped like a funnel. An example is the part of the brain that connects to the pituitary gland.


Infundibulum (Overview)

Infundibulum is a clinical term for a structure that is shaped like a funnel. An example is the part of the brain that connects to the pituitary gland.


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Can I get definition of infundibulum?

Can I get definition of infundibulum?

Funnel-shape anatomy: In medicine, the term infundibulum is an anatomical term, referring to an organ part with a cavity shaped like a funnel. For example, the end of the fallopian tube, next to the ovaries, is termed infundibulum. Another example is the outgrowth of the brain that becomes the pituitary gland. It is also the entrance into the maxillary sinus. ...Read more

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What exactly does infundibulum is midline mean?

Of uterus: Fundus is under belly button= midline. The top of the ? Pregnant uterus is where it should be and not flopping to one side. ...Read more

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What is mucosal opacification of maxillary infundibulum?

What is mucosal opacification of maxillary infundibulum?

Blockage of sinus: The extremely narrow space allowing air to enter the maxillary sinus (sinus under the eye) and allow drainage from that sinus is called the infundibulum. Opacification of that narrow channel is the first phase of acute inflammation of that sinus. If this blockage becomes chronic, a rhinologic surgeon can open that passage and allow resolution of problem. ...Read more

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What is an artery infundibulum in the brain?

Dilation of vessel: An infundibulum is a slight bulging or dilation of a vessel as it branches off of another vessel. There is some debate as to whether these are precursors to cerebral aneurysms, but most do not feel that they are, as there is no true neck or outpouching. The treatment is observation and possible follow-up mr angiograms or conventional angiograms to make certain they do not increase in size. ...Read more

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If 1.5 t mra with conrast detects a tiny, normal infundibulum of less than 1.5 mm involving the left PCOM, can it detect <1.5 mm aneurysm if there one?

If 1.5 t mra with conrast detects a tiny, normal infundibulum of less than 1.5 mm involving the left PCOM, can it detect <1.5 mm aneurysm if there one?

Border of normal: Most radiologists tell me that they cannot measure an aneurysm less than 2 mm, so this is on the border on detection. The 1.5T MRI is the standard magnetic field MRI. Even if they thought they saw this, it is so small, it should not be concerning, especially with the healthy blood pressure you have. Has anyone in your family had an aneurysm, or this an incidental finding? ...Read more

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Can a cerebral infundibulum be dangerous. I was just diagnosed with two via angiogram and the doctor said they need to be monitored why?

Can a cerebral infundibulum be dangerous. I was just diagnosed with two via angiogram and the doctor said they need to be monitored why?

Ask your doc, maybe?: Infundibula are funnel-shaped symmetrical enlargements that occur at the origins of cerebral arteries & are apparent on 7-25% of otherwise normal angiograms. (The word is Latin for "funnel.") An aneurysm can form at the site of one. This is EXTREMELY rare. Your doctor's just being prudent. I'm curious: Why didn't you ask YOUR DOCTOR this question, instead of some stranger on HealthTap? ...Read more