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Ct scan showed 18mm intrasellar mass in brain. What does this mean for me?

Ct scan showed 18mm intrasellar mass in brain. What does this mean for me?

Intrasellar mass: The sella turcica is where the pituitary gland is located. Most intrasellar masses are related to the pituitary gland. There are a variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic masses. The most common tumor in adults is pituitary adenoma. Speak with your doctor about this. You've had a CT scan, but an MRI scan is far better at evaluating these. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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Ct scan showed 18mm intrasellar mass in brain. Can you tell me what this means?

Ct scan showed 18mm intrasellar mass in brain. Can you tell me what this means?

Intrasellar mass: The sella turcica is where the pituitary gland is located. Most intrasellar masses are related to the pituitary gland. There are a variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic masses. The most common tumor in adults is pituitary adenoma. Speak with your doctor about this. You've had a CT scan, but an MRI scan is far better at evaluating these. ...Read more

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Do Anorexic Patients lose Skull Mass and Brain Tissue and bones get Thinner?

Do Anorexic Patients lose Skull Mass and Brain Tissue and bones get Thinner?

They gain: sharper appearing facial features due to loss of subcutaneous fat. Cortical bone may become less dense due to failure to lay down matrix and hydroxy appetite crystals (catabolic state leads to loss of structural proteins). Eventually brain protein is broken down to be converted to glucose ( maintain energy levels that would otherwise be coming from other sources (carbohydrate, glucose, fat etc) ...Read more

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Bruising easily & they r lasting a while. I have a pineal mass in my brain(just an fyi). Any ideas of what could be wrong?

Bruising easily & they r lasting a while. I have a pineal mass in my brain(just an fyi). Any ideas of what could be wrong?

Easy bruising: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. Bruising can be from trauma or from taking medications that thin the blood like aspirin, nsaids (ibuprofen, etc), warfarin, heparin, vit e, fish oil and others. Some people have genetic conditions where blood doesn't coagulate (clot) well. But if easy bruising is new, you need to be examined and have some bloodwork done to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Bruising easily, multiple bruises, and they r lasting a while. I have a pineal mass in my brain(just an fyi). Any ideas of what could be wrong?

Bruising easily, multiple bruises, and they r lasting a while. I have a pineal mass in my brain(just an fyi). Any ideas of what could be wrong?

Brain : A pineal mass in the brain would not be responsible for bruising, this is usually due to medication likes steroids or anticoagulants meds. ...Read more

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I've had numbness down my left side i've had CT and MRI scans they said I have a mass in my brain stem but still don't know what's causing it?

I've had numbness down my left side i've had CT and MRI scans they said I have a mass in my brain stem but still don't know what's causing it?

see a neurosurgeon: Only a neurologist or a neurosurgeon can decide if the mass on the brain stem is related to your symptoms on the left side. If the mass on brain stem is serious enough regardless it may need to be operated or biopsied. ...Read more

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How big would a tumor have to be to cause a midline shift or mass effect in the brain? Is this what rads. Look for on cts or the actual tumor?

How big would a tumor have to be to cause a midline shift or mass effect in the brain? Is this what rads. Look for on cts or the actual tumor?

Depends: Midline shift can be caused by a tumor or by the edema (or swelling) around it so there is no specific size that will cause midline shift. A ct scan is to look for mass effect, swelling and bleeding. ...Read more

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Pat. With end stagerf and had brain mass. We can do brain MRI with enhancement?

Pat. With end stagerf and had brain mass. We can do brain MRI with enhancement?

Not as crucial: Use of gadolinium is risky if there is kidney problem, as could deteriorate sharply into full failure. In your case, sounds like failure already present which might change amount of contrast to be used, but does not have same adverse effect. Discuss with radiologist, and get an effective study. ...Read more

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