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Doctor insights on: Low Attenuation Lesions Thyroid

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Bilateral subcentimeter low attenuation lesions in kidneys?

Bilateral subcentimeter low attenuation lesions in kidneys?

Cysts: That typically represents cysts. Bilateral cystic disease can be either a normal variant if a small number and age of the patient, or polycystic kidney disease. ...Read more

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What does - liver- low attenuation lesions too numerous to count . Lesions throughout the liver nonenhancing. Statistically represent small cyst versu?

What does - liver- low attenuation lesions too numerous to count . Lesions throughout the liver nonenhancing. Statistically represent small cyst versu?

Haemangioma/metastas: Blood vessel malformations can present in liver. Metastasis of cancer can occur. Certain parasites can form cysts in liver. Hematogenous spread of infection can seed in liver. See PMD for correlation. ...Read more

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55 yr old female with a cardiac radiology report that there are multiple low-attenuation hepatic lesions noted most suggestive of cysts.

55 yr old female with a cardiac radiology report that there are multiple low-attenuation hepatic lesions noted most suggestive of cysts.

Cysts in liver: Cysts in the liver are usually benign. Your doctor will probably want to repeat the scans on the liver in a few months to make sure they are stable. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low attenuation lesion in your kidney?

What is the cause of low attenuation lesion in your kidney?

Several causes: Can be a cyst or several possibilities; best to check with your doctor or see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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"Incidental low attenuation lesion" found in kidney. 7mm in size. What does "low attenuation" mean?

"Incidental low attenuation lesion" found in kidney. 7mm in size. What does "low attenuation" mean?

Low attenuation: means it absorbs less xrays. Usually this means that it is something less dense than adjacent tissue. For example, a fluid filled structure(such as a cyst) has lower attenuation than a solid mass. In the kidney, an incidental low attenuation lesion usually indicates a benign cyst. This can be confirmed with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I'm only 58 and my ct scan showed multiple zones of low attenuation commonly seen in the setting of a moderate degree of chronic microvascular degener?

I'm only 58 and my ct scan showed multiple zones of low attenuation commonly seen in the setting of a moderate degree of chronic microvascular degener?

Head ct: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, this is a vascular problem. Lowering risks: stop cigarettes, check cholesterol and diabetes regular exercise possibly statin and / or baby aspirin anyway depending on the details it migh tnot be vascular and could be toher diseases such as early alzheimers. These are the best we have for prevention, there are some drugs to treat also. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my CAT scan report reads, "There is a subcentimeter low attenuation mid right renal parenchymal abnormality..."?

Most likely benign: Most likely this represents a Cyst (Water filled sac) and to confirm this, a Renal Ultrasound may need to be done if the Radiologist does not commit to say it is a Cyst by CT scan. At your Age Cyst are overwhelmingly benign especially below 1 centimeter. If a Cyst I would repeat not the CT scan but the Ultrasound in 1-2 years to check for stability of the lesion's size. ...Read more

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