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2 sm linear soft tissue calcifications mid lower leg, undetermined etiology/pathologic significance & ossicle at ant. Tibia plateau. Possibilities?
CT findings: Nonspecific findings of lung injury. Usually not a big deal. Check with your lung doc. ...Read more
MRI: Extensive bone marrow edema of navicular with subtle subchondral linear focus of hypointense signal at proximal articular surface. Doc said AVN?
Avn: Yes that's what it appears. Follow up with the orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist ...Read more
Are Few tiny scattered nonenhancing T2/T2 FLAIR hyperintensities involving periventricular/ subcortical Zones supratentorial compartment bilat normal?
MRI: You can talk to your doctor about what this finding means in the context of your clinical picture, but usually what you are describing is an incidental, age-related finding that is probably of not much concern. ...Read more
Small linear t2 hyperintensity adjacent to the posterior horn of the right lateral ventricle.3 small nonspecific nonenhancing white matter lesions?
Discuss with doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
Nonspecific: That sounds very nonspecific. Possibilities range from it being absolutely nothing to being something that needs more investigation. I recommend discussing the results with your primary doctor or the interpreting radiologist. ...Read more
Subchondral linear focus of hypointense signal at proximal aspect of navicular, which may be subchondral fracture or avascular necrosis. Explain?
Is this an MRI?: It sounds like you are reading an MRI report, what they are describing is abnormal signal on the MRI in your Navicular ( one of the bones in your foot) It sounds like there could be a fracture - maybe you had an injury, or if there was no injury but you have had pain and there is an area just below the surface of the joint that the bone has died (Avascular necrosis- AVN) hope that helps ...Read more
What does variably sized follicles showing reactive germinal centers, some enlarged follicles show disrupted germinal centers but serpentine mean?
Microscopic descript: That part of the biopsy report is a verbal description of what the pathogist sees when he/ she looks at the biopsy under the microscope. All those findings are typically seen in a reactive, benign enlarged lymph node. Reactive lymph nodes can be seen in many inflammatory and infectious conditions, so be sure to follow up so your doctor can find out what is causing it. ...Read more
No : One has nothing to do with the other. ...Read more
Scar vs. Atelectasis: "bibasilar linear opacity" is a term used by radiologists to describe thin lines seen in the bases of both lungs. The typical cause for this are benign conditions such as atelectasis or scarring after a previous infection (pneumonia) . Comparison with previous chest x-rays to determine chronicity and/or cause may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
53 yo female (RN) s/p optic neuritis. MRI shows "FLAIR & T2 images show scattered punctate areas of increased signal w/I periventricular white matter"?
MS or not MS?: This kind of case will either be diagnosed as optic neuritis or as MS. Since the T2 / FLAIR lesions are small (i.e. punctate) it is a bit uncertain. If they were a bit larger, the diagnosis would be MS. For smaller lesions, perhaps it is not. A spinal tap may help to sort out the answer. The answer is important, so that future relapses can be prevented. Think about vitamin D. ...Read more
Long bones: The primary centers are your long bones, including the upper and lower legs.The vertebrae also play a part, but their growth is not as visible.The bones in your wrist and hand also have growth plates and are often used as a gauge for how growth is progressing. Once the growth plated in your hands have closed, it correlates with those in your long bones finishing also. ...Read more
My CT scan showed bronciectasis and linear acelectasis, please can u explain the meaning of linear acelectasis?
Atelectasi: Atelectasis is another word for collapsed lung. When we talk about lobar atelectasis, then a whole lobe of the lung is collapsed. When you hear linear atelectasis, is just means a small line of lung is collapsed. In general, it in and of itself, is not a significant problem. The bronchiectasis is actual damaged airways. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aging: Calcifications of tentorium, falx, or dura mater can occur in 10 of oolder patients.Falx calcifications usually have acharacteristic appearance pattern as dense and flat plaques and are usually seen in the midline of the cerebrum.Dural and tentorial calcifications are usually seen in a linear pattern and can occur anywhere within cranium. ...Read more