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Please explain: 5 CM irregular splenic lesion. Differential diagnosis lymphoma and splenic metastasis. Could this be cancer?
Yes: Both are forms of cancer. It could also be a benign hemangioma, an epidermoid cyst, an infart (how's your overall vascular health?) or any of a number of other entities. What to do next will depend on your history and physical exam. You're in no immediate danger but this very much needs to be followed up. Many of the lymphomas especially are very curable with today's biotech. ...Read more
On my diagnosis paper it says: osteolytic lesion without sclerosis ring, with clear, irregular margins. Could you tell me what is it in more detail?
Plasmacytoma?: Hard to say without more information, but an osteolytic lesion could be multiple myeloma, or if a single lesion, a plasmacytoma of bone. Most "solid tumor" cancers that go to bones are "blastic" and not "lytic" (like a punched out moth eaten area). Ask the doctor that ordered the test what it means. Additional laboratory (spep/if, flc, upep, b2m) testing and a biopsy of the area may be in future. ...Read more
Diagnosed with lesion between L4 & l5. No pain or symptoms. Discovered during MRI for other diagnosis. Operate?
Depends: On what the "lesion" is. This is a very vague term. If it is a synovial cyst without symptoms, then, no. If it is a tumor, then yes. Need a lot more info. If they can't give you a better answer as to what it is, you can send images here with pvt message or get second opinion somewhere. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pigmented lesion . In face..Recent increase size..Irregular border....Biopsy reveals malignant cells infiltration ...Whats diagnosis plz?
Pigmented lesion ..Back...Biopsy sheets dermoepidermal junction nests pigmented bland looking round cells &nuclei.......Whats diagnosis plz?
Sounds benign: This description sounds like a benign mole or what a pathologist would call a junctional nevus. There should be a final diagnosis on the report in addition to the description. Doesn't sound worrisome or atypical to me. ...Read more
Why is there a need for immunohistochemistry: smooth muscle actin after i got the diagnosis: cellular spindle cell lesion favor nodular fascitis?
To help diagnosis: Pathologists often use immunohistochemistry to help in arriving at a diagnosis. For softn tissue tumors immunohistochemistry can help better characterize the type of tumor...For example if is smooth muscle derived or a neural tumor etc. In terms of nodular fasciitis, it can morphologically appear similar to some smooth muscle tumors and some other fibroblastic tumors so ihc may be used. ...Read more
Circular hypoechoic lesion (0.7 x 0.6 x 0.5 c) in midpole of right testicle. No internal vascular flow or calcification found. What is the diagnosis?
Cyst: Hypoechoic and avascular generally mean fluid filled. Although you definitely should be examined by a urologist, this most likely represents a testicular cyst. ...Read more
Smelly sputum with 39.5 degrees c. & chest X-ray showing left basal cavitary lesion. What does this mean? What is this diagnosis?
May i know the simple explanation for this diagnosis: (post auricular area), excision biopsy: cellular spindle cell lesion favor nodular fascitis?
Get 2nd opinion: A pathologist who trained at one of my institutions self-diagnosed a sarcoma and had his arm amputated, only to discover later it was nodular fasciitis, which is very benign. I was trained by some of the great pathologists and even they said they'd never call nodular fasciitis without a second pathologist agreeing. I'd suggest showing 3-4 of us pathologists. Good luck. ...Read more
Can't walk loss if feeling in right arm and can't write with a pen all right side. Mri. Shows lesion on spine. Does this sound like a newly diagnosis ms?
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