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What is mild prominence of the cortical sulci?

What is mild prominence of the cortical sulci?

Brain wrinkles: "sulci" refer to the the "wrinkles" on the surface of your brain. Being more prominent likely means that the brain is more atrophic/aged than usual. ...Read more

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What does mild prominence of the common duct mean?

What does mild prominence of the common duct mean?

Talk with your doc!: I believe you are referring to the common bile duct in the abdomen. This duct (tube) joins the hepatic duct from the liver and the cystic duct from the gall bladder. The common duct is sometimes obstructed by gallstones, making it wider as bile tries to pass by the obstruction. But don't believe MY interpretation! This is far too important to second guess. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Mri states mild prominence of cortical sulci, advance for my age (35 female). Should I have something to worry?

Mri states mild prominence of cortical sulci, advance for my age (35 female). Should I have something to worry?

None: The reading of prominence of sulci or gyri atrophy is dependent on readers. In my practice, I have never known it to correlate with the development of dementia. Keep stimulating your mind, keep living a good and happy life, and that's what should count. There was no specific finding so no need to worry. ...Read more

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What does having mild bilateral prominence of posterolateral and suboccipital neck nodes mean?

What does having mild bilateral prominence of posterolateral and suboccipital neck nodes mean?

Nodes: Probably nothing. Its common to have nodes in that area as a reaction to many things including muscle strain after the gym, hair shampoo and hair coloring. Generally we do an ultrasound to check them out and may repeat it. ...Read more

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Slight prominence of cerebral gyri & sulci noted. May represent mild atrophy. Age 45. Is that normal?

Slight prominence of cerebral gyri & sulci noted. May represent mild atrophy. Age 45. Is that normal?

"Normal"?: I assume you're reading from a brain CT or MRI report. You didn't just wander into an imaging center & make an impulse purchase. Right? Your Dr ordered the scan for a reason. The scan isn't the patient, YOU are. The ordering Dr who knows you is obligated to interpret the scan as "normal" or not IN YOUR CASE, as part of your overall clinical picture; or, if (s)he can't, to find someone who can. ...Read more

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I was told I have a mild borderline bile duct prominence what does that mean?

I was told I have a mild borderline bile duct prominence what does that mean?

Probably nothing: A dilated bile duct can indicate passage of stones or pancreatic disease or cancer but a mildly prominent duct may be normal. You should have your study reviewed by a gastroenterologist to determine its significance. ...Read more

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What does a "mild prominence of adenoids in the posterior nasopharynx" indicate?

What does a "mild prominence of adenoids in the posterior nasopharynx" indicate?

Adenoid: Absolutely nothing. Adenoids are normal tissue and you have some residual tissue in the nasopharynx. Merely an incidental observation your ENT made during your nasopharyngeal exam. ...Read more

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In a child, what could "some prominence of the frontotemporal extraaxial spaces" indicate on mri? Mild devel delay, & motor delays. Possible cdg

In a child, what could "some prominence of the frontotemporal extraaxial spaces" indicate on mri? Mild devel delay, & motor delays. Possible cdg

Cerebral atrophy: Sounds as if they are describing widening of the fluid spaces around the brain. This is usually the result of shrinkage or failure of growth of the brain tissues. ...Read more

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Mild prominence of cortical sulci at the top of the calvarium reflecting minor involutional change. MR brain without constrast otherwise unremarkable.

Mild prominence of cortical sulci at the top of the calvarium reflecting minor involutional change. MR brain without constrast otherwise unremarkable.

MRI Result: This as with all tests should be evaluated by the ordering physician who has the patients history, exam findings and reasons for ordering the study in hand. This allows appropriate interpretation of the study. ...Read more

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Hi I recently had a kidney ultrasound and the result was that there is mild prominence of calyces in the right kidney suspicioua for mild hydronepheos?

Hi I recently had a kidney ultrasound and the result was that there is mild prominence of calyces in the right kidney suspicioua for mild hydronepheos?

Stone? Pregnant?: If you had the ultrasound for acute pain you might have, or passed, a kidney stone. If you are pregnant this mild distention can occur as a normal part pregnancy as the uterus enlarges to accommodate the baby. Best to followup with a urologist to be sure. ...Read more

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What does mild perihilar interstitial prominence mean on a 16 month old follow up X-ray for pneumonia?

What does mild perihilar interstitial prominence mean on a 16 month old follow up X-ray for pneumonia?

Infiltrates: This is is a non-specific term used for viral infection of the lungs and can stay like this for 2-6 weeks ...Read more

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Hida Scan - delayed transit -10 mins (Pain, walked after 1 hr, then resumed scan);MRCP-Mild prominence of PD;US-Distal CBD 7.7mm. Sphincter of oddi???

Hida Scan - delayed transit -10 mins (Pain, walked after 1 hr, then resumed scan);MRCP-Mild prominence of PD;US-Distal CBD 7.7mm. Sphincter of oddi???

ACALCULOUS CHOLECYST: ACALCULOUS CHOLECYSTITIS or gallbladder inflammation without stones can be tough to treat. I recommends gluten free low fat diet. Gutbliss. Com. Whole approach. Com. If symptoms flare more than 2x a year surgery can be done laparoscopically. Follow up with GI and surgeon. ...Read more

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Mild prominence on collection system on right with although no visualized ureteric calculus. These are my CT scan results. I have pain in my lower ab?

Mild prominence on collection system on right with although no visualized ureteric calculus. These are my CT scan results. I have pain in my lower ab?

Here are some. ..: Mild prominent right collecting system as reported may mean 3 conditions: 1. a degree of normal variation without any clinical significance as long as being comfortable or 2. just after recent stone passage usually after a period of severe pain with a sudden relief of pain, or 3. the stone was small ( ...Read more

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I am 35 yr old female with mild ddd, bulging disc in C3 C4 c6, C7 and prominence cortical sulci. Is there treatment for the pain?

I am 35 yr old female with mild ddd, bulging disc in C3 C4 c6, C7 and prominence cortical sulci. Is there treatment for the pain?

Yes: At your age I would recommend only conservative treatment. This could be a tailored exercise routine or aggressive physical therapy. If symptoms persist you should consult a pain management physician. ...Read more

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Ventricular system and extra ventricular CSF spaces show mild prominence, suggestive of mild cerebral atrophy. Patient can't walk. Age 26 years male.?

Ventricular system and extra ventricular CSF spaces show mild prominence, suggestive of mild cerebral atrophy. Patient can't walk. Age 26 years male.?

See another cause: Men in their twenties may have mild cerebral atrophy from alcohol abuse, schizophrenia, birth injury, some other cause, or an overread by a radiologist. None of these will stop him from walking. Look for another explanation. ...Read more

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Reading medical records and came across " mild perihilar atelectasis" this was from a X-ray. Ct showed mild prominence in anterior mediastinum?

Reading medical records and came across " mild perihilar atelectasis" this was from a X-ray. Ct showed mild prominence in anterior mediastinum?

Likely benign: Atelectasis is under inflation of lung tissue usually due to not taking a big breath. Perihilar means around the root of the lung where the large airways and blood vessels are. Mediastinum is the "middle space" between the two cavities where the lungs are. This space is occupied but the thymus gland, heart, great vessels, airways and esophagus: from front to back. Discuss findings with your doctor ...Read more

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16 mo old had a chest xray. What does mild perihilar interstitial prominence. Mild bandlike atelectasis and/or infiltrate at the medial lt base mean?

16 mo old had a chest xray. What does mild perihilar interstitial prominence. Mild bandlike atelectasis and/or infiltrate at the medial lt base mean?

Mgt/workup: If your baby had a viral infection, these are commonly associated findings. The band of atelectasis is a small area of lung that is closed down, usually by mucus plugs. ...Read more

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What is mild prominence of the left femoral head neck junction of the hip in xray? This side usually sore but especially when sleeping on this side.

What is mild prominence of the left femoral head neck junction of the hip in xray? This side usually sore but especially when sleeping on this side.

Possible impingement: That refers to a possible impingement condition of the hip joint. If you have soreness at the side of your hip when sleeping on that side, then the diagnosis is likely to be a greater trochanteric bursitis, which can usually be treated with steroid injections and/or NSAIDs (i.e. ibuprofen, Aleve). ...Read more

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GB like symptoms. US-distal dilation of CBD 7.7mm. MRCP-mild prominence of pancreatic duct. Dense adhesions between GB & abdominal wall. Pls. Interprete?

GB like symptoms. US-distal dilation of CBD 7.7mm. MRCP-mild prominence of pancreatic duct. Dense adhesions between GB & abdominal wall. Pls. Interprete?

Need context...: ...for which your test was ordered. Also, your question is ideally & confidentially answered in the Concierge forum of HealthTap--would suggest you consider that route to your query. ...Read more

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Pelvic CT for micro hematuria revealed mild prominence of renal collecting system in the calyces bilaterally. No obstruction. Meaning?

Pelvic CT for micro hematuria revealed mild prominence of renal collecting system in the calyces bilaterally. No obstruction. Meaning?

Renal anatomy: The solid tissue of the kidney is comprised of an outer cortex and inner medulla. The blood is filtered and urine and is produced here. Urine is emptied into the collecting system, which begins at the calyces. Ultimately, the ureters transport urine to the bladder. Prominence or enlargement of the collecting system can sometimes indication obstruction to this outflow, which was not found. ...Read more

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Back pain & numbness in foot after MRI report l5-s1: wide based shallow disc herniation eccentric to left. Mild degree facet prominence. Central canal not significantly stenotic. What does this mean?

Back pain & numbness in foot after MRI report l5-s1: wide based shallow disc herniation eccentric to left. Mild degree facet prominence. Central canal not significantly stenotic. What does this mean?

Disc herniation: If your symptoms are left sided and consistant with a l 5 or s1 distribution might want to try an injection for diagnostic reasons good luck mostly good news no significant arthritic nartowing of nerve passages. ...Read more

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I had an abdominal CT scan for stomach pain. The results showed that my lung bases demonstrate mild prominence of the pulmonary markings. Meaning?

I had an abdominal CT scan for stomach pain. The results showed that my lung bases demonstrate mild prominence of the pulmonary markings. Meaning?

Ancillary finding: "Mild prominence of the pulmonary markings" is liking referring to the lung parenchyma. This can be inflammation or scarring. A common cause of parenchymal or interstitial thickening is aspiration of acid stomach contents in patients with reflux that typically occurs at night. The report may also be referring to atelectasis - closed areas of the lungs not in use due to shallow breathing. ...Read more

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MRI scan shows mild asymmetrical prominance of temporal horn on right side as compared to left side.

MRI scan shows mild asymmetrical prominance of temporal horn on right side as compared to left side.

Not important: As long as the ventricles are not enlarged, mildly asymmetric lateral ventricals usually are not important. If there is a large asymmetry, then this may indicate a remote or old cortical brain infarct. Discuss your concerns with your Doctor. ...Read more

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My husband was diagnosed on a ct scan with mild prominance of frontal lobe sulci. He is 55 yrs old.... everything else was normal. Should we be worried?

It is likely: Of no concern, however the significance depends on the entire clinical picture, for example it may be significant if there are signs of early dementia. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What is mediastinal prominence?

What is mediastinal prominence?

Center of ribcage: Sticks out a bit. Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, it is normal and does not mean anything. I guess it can occur if someone is too thin; I'm stretching a bit here to say there is any significance. ...Read more

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What is diffuse prominence of gastric folds?

What is diffuse prominence of gastric folds?

Please Clarify: There is no context to this phrase. It is impossible to answer your question. ...Read more

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Prominence of the sulcal and cisternal pattern is slightly more than expected for my age? (23) should I be concerned?

Prominence of the sulcal and cisternal pattern is slightly more than expected for my age? (23) should I be concerned?

Abnormal MRI: ABNORMAL MRI: this subtle abnormality can be seen in a patient with MIGRAINES/AFTER HEAD TRAUMA IE MVA/EARLY NPH. If you are having symptoms of unsteady gait/HA/vertigo/bladder issues., follow up with your doctor to get full exam and labs. And discuss the next steps in your work up and treatment options. ...Read more