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Mastoid Air Cells
Nasal Sinus X-rays : The densities are either an active infection in the sinuses or most likely residual chronic inflammation from previous infections. The findings do not sound serious unless severe acute pain and fever is present. The best option is to review the radiographic evaluation with the ordering physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Wha does this mean, soft tissue densities within mastoid cells, middle ear cavity and sphenoid sinus and calcific density in brain paren occipital reg?
Nonspecific : Soft tissue densities in the normally air filled mastoid, middle ear and sinus cavities indicates there is some type of chronic, long term inflammation in those areas. It could indicate chronic infection, as well. It depends on your clinical condition and how severe those findings are to really give you an idea of what this means to you. The brain finding is not uncommon, discuss with doctor. ...Read more
Who ordered imaging?: Why not ask the person who ordered the study that revealed this finding? Start there for the answer. Hard to say without knowing your story and seeing the study. ...Read more
CYSTS IN MAXILLARY SINUSES, RIGHT LARGER THAN LEFT OPACIFICATION OF MASTOID AIRCELLS PUNCTURE HIGH SIGNAL AREA SUBCORTICAL WHITE MATTER NASAL SEPTU?
Reason for MRI?: If this was supposed to be an MRI of the brain then, the read of the sinuses is a common "red herring" that radiologists always tend to comment on but rarely do the comments make it into the annals of CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE nor do they ever have to do with the initial reason for which the scan was obtained. Bottom line is probably of no importance. But check with your doctor or neurologist. ...Read more
Stem cells: There are many types of stem cells that reside in the bone marrow. They technically aren't "embryonic" stem cells, since those by definition are derived from an embryo. The stem cells that exist in your bone marrow, however, share many of the characteristics of embryonic stem cells. ...Read more
Can be normal.: Up to 5% is normal as long as they are not "monoclonal" meaning derived from a cell. If monoclonal then a bone cancer called myeloma needs to be ruled out. If no bone disease, anemia, high calcium or kidney disease answer is MGUS, a pre-cancerous condition with low risk of progression (less than 1% per year). ...Read more
Cells in the blood contain dna. Do DNA cells exist in other body fluids? Stool or stool fluid, reproductive fluid, lung fluid, spine fluid?
Counting 500 cells manually in an bone marrow aspiration there are 14 percent plasma cells what does this mean?
Plasma cell cancers: Normal bone marrow has 10% could suggest plasma cell cancers. Definitive diagnosis, however, should be interpreted in the context of other data such as immunofixation. Smoldering multiple myeloma has >10% plasma cells (malignant cells) in BM without end organ damage. Amyloidosis and some lymphoma can also have elevated plasma cells in BM. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CTscan inflammatory soft tissue middle ear partially surrounding the auditory ossicles extends in2 Prussak's space. Meaning? What's Prussak's space?
Ear infection: Prussacs space is the area of thin tympanic membrane at the neck of the malleus. In early infections it is an area of retraction. Over time inflammatory tissue can expand and cause chronic problems in the ear. Office exam with microscope can easily monitor that area without the necessity of CT scan. Rarely chronic drainage and infection marks the development of cholestetoma ...Read more
Abnormal result: 15% plasma cells is abnormally high. This may be due to several different causes. Sometimes it may be due to an acute infection, or another illness in the body. A more serious cause is Multiple Myeloma. There is also Asymptomatic Multiple Myeloma in which the patient has: normal x-rays, red blood count, blood calcium and kidney function. Only some of these will develop Multiple Myeloma. ...Read more
What does near complete opacification of the right mastoid air cell. With soft tissue fullness of the epitympanum, mesotympanum, and hypotympanum incl?
Tympanomastoiditis: These are the findings of a CT scan of the mastoid bone. The radiologist is detecting inflammation in the mastoid and the middle ear. Inflammation means there is swelling of the mucous membrane of the mastoid bone and middle ear. The epitympanum, mesotympanum, and hypotympanum correspond to the upper, middle, and lower regions of the middle ear. You need to see an ENT doctor and may need surgery. ...Read more
What does dense subepithelial lymphocytic infiltrate with small lymphocytes and scattered plasma cells mean?
Inflammation: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, There is no cancer. There is chronic inflammation in the skin and the cause is not apparent from the information you provided. It would be useful for you and your doctor to talk to the pathologist who wrote the report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ct results1mild mucosal thickening involving the ethmoid air cells and small mucous retention in the left maxillary sinus.2small concha bullosa bilaterally without ostiomeatal stenosis. Please explain?
Sinus CT: Concha bullosa are common anatomic variants of bones in the nasal cavity. When they are large, they can obstruct the sinus drainage pathway and predispose to sinusitis. When small, usually of no concern. Small mucus retention cysts and mild mucosal thickening may be related to mild chronic sinusitis. However, these mild findings may not even cause noticeable symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My MRI reported: Fluid right middle ear cavity and right mastoid air cells suggesting an active inflammatory process. What does this mean?
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