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Help please! is an MRI with contrast necessary to diagnose brain lesions or tumors?

Help please! is an MRI with contrast necessary to diagnose brain lesions or tumors?

Highly: Recommended to give contrast when evaluating for brain tumors, demyelinating disease, and other diseases too numerous to describe here. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Heart Cancer (Definition)

A cancer that affects the heart muscle or valves would be considered a heart cancer. Most sources of cancer in the heart are a metastasis from another organ, but a few are primary from the heart. Cancer of the heart is very rare. Primary tumors of the heart can include myxoma, fibroelastoma, rhabdomyoma, lipoma, sarcoma, and others. Cardiac MRI can be helpful in ...Read more


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Need help finding doctors knowledgeable and experienced with blau syndrome/early onset sarcoidosis, not sarcoidosis. Much needed, thank you.

Need help finding doctors knowledgeable and experienced with blau syndrome/early onset sarcoidosis, not sarcoidosis. Much needed, thank you.

See details: Two of the most influential centers for this rare genetic disorder are the national institutes of health and the cleveland clinic. Speak with people at these two sites for guidance. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer be diagnosed with scans and blood work alone or is a biopsy necessary?

Can lung cancer be diagnosed with scans and blood work alone or is a biopsy necessary?

Get a biopsy: Several conditions of the lung may have overlapping features presenting as a discrete lesion on imaging. If biopsy is possible, it is the best way to confirm or rule out a cancer. ...Read more

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Would a brain MRI with and without contrast show problems with sinuses(cyst or tumors)or do they have to order MRI specifically for the sinuses?

Would a brain MRI with and without contrast show problems with sinuses(cyst or tumors)or do they have to order MRI specifically for the sinuses?

Sinuses: when you have a head scan either CT or MRI the radiologist will sometimes comment on sinuses. However, to take a complete look at the sinuses usually need a scan ordered specifically for that. ...Read more

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Does doctore need to remove complex adnexal mass with intire ovary for complete pathologic diagnosis?

Does doctore need to remove complex adnexal mass with intire ovary for complete pathologic diagnosis?

No: You need to remove the whole adnexal mass for a complete path diagnosis, you do not need to remove ovary to make a diagnosis. In risky cases, the ovary should sometimes be removed too, though. ...Read more

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Can CT of chest with contrast help diagnose cancer of windpipe or trachea? If not what doctor woukd i see for testing?

Can CT of chest with contrast help diagnose cancer of windpipe or trachea? If not what doctor woukd i see for testing?

ENT surgeon: Ear, nose and throat surgeons also known as "head and neck" surgeons or "otolaryngologists" are the appropriate specialty for tracheal tumors of the upper windpipe and thoracic surgeons are the specialists who deal with tumors of the wind pipe down in the chest. ...Read more

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Can a cardiac mr scan see your coronary arteries? Or a chest ct scan with contrast? Can either see if they are connecting rite?

Can a cardiac mr scan see your coronary arteries?  Or a chest ct scan with contrast? Can either see if they are connecting rite?

Yes but: The MRI can be used to visualize the coronary arteries. But that is still work in progress. A contrast CT of the heart does visualize the coronary anatomy extremely well. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will intestinal blockage interfere with a hernia?

Need doctor's help! will intestinal blockage interfere with a hernia?

Other way around: A hernia can definitely lead to an intestinal blockage. That can be life threatening. ...Read more

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What is the followup treatment for kidney cancer t1a, clear cell type, grade 3? Will ultrasounds work or do you need catscans?

What is the followup treatment for kidney cancer t1a, clear cell type, grade 3? Will ultrasounds work or do you need catscans?

Follow up after surg: The nccn guidelines suggest follow-up with your doctor, blood work every 3 then 6 months. A ct is suggested at 2-6 months and as needed. You can look at recommended follow up on nccn.Org. Also t1a should have a a good outcome. I would ask my doctor for the whole plan of follow up. There are often reasons why they might suggest something different than the guidelines. ...Read more

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Can you tell me operation of derivation ventricle peritoneal used for hydrocephalous or intracranial hypertension?

Can you tell me operation of derivation ventricle peritoneal used for hydrocephalous or intracranial hypertension?

Unclear question: read this, not sure what you're asking but the answer is likely in this: http://www.hydroassoc.org/hydrocephalus-education-and-support/learning-about-hydrocephalus/shunts/ ...Read more

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If a onco can't give 5 fu chemos to A pt with colorectal cancer with few mets due to chest issue , what other options are there that r effective. ?

If a onco can't give 5 fu chemos to
A pt with colorectal cancer with few mets due to chest issue , what other options are there that r effective. ?

Met CRC: This is too complicated for a 400 character response. Not sure about the "why" can't give 5FU (fluorouracil). Common chemo regimens for metastatic colorectal carcinoma (met CRC) include FOLFOX, FOLFIRI both +/- bevacizumab (Avastin). Other drugs have activity in CRC including regorafenib. Here is NCCN patient information: http://www.nccn.org/patients/guidelines/colon/index.html ...Read more

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How well can a cardiac MRI with contrast globolin see a shunt? Or test for a shunt?

How well can a cardiac MRI with contrast globolin see a shunt? Or test for a shunt?

Patent ovale: The shunt that they are referring to is just an abnormal directional flow of blood in the heart. Several examples are "holes" in the heart (atrial or ventricular septal defects). Several studies (Saline contrast bubble study) can help detect if the blood is not traveling from right atria..to right ventricle..to pulmonary system...and left atria...to left ventricle..to systemic circulation. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor do I need to see for anabdominal aortic aneurysm?

Which type of doctor do I need to see for anabdominal aortic aneurysm?

If you already know: You have one, a vascular surgeon can decide if an operation or endovascular procedure is best for you. ...Read more

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Could a MRI with contrast fail to identify a pituitary tumor?

Could a MRI with contrast fail to identify a pituitary tumor?

Yes: Most pituitary tumors are "microadenomas", meaning that they are less than 1 CM in size. Mris done specifically to look for a pituitary tumor are very good at detecting tumors near 1 CM in size, and identify about 50% of tumors in the 0.3 CM size range, and would miss most tumors smaller than this. ...Read more

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With a MRI what characteristics or parameters would you examine or look for in someone with prostate gland hypertrophy or prostate cancer?

With a MRI what characteristics or parameters would you examine or look for in someone with prostate gland hypertrophy or prostate cancer?

Here are some...: MRI can better characterize the tissue texture and identify suspected spots harboring prostate cancer so to improve diagnosing P-Ca. More? Ask your urologist timely. To assure getting the things for healthcare done correctly, follow instructions in articles of http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html; thereby, you will gain much insight on how handle various issues on PSA & P-Ca. ...Read more

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What can MRI w/contrast tell you about a 1cm complex kidney cyst that an ultrasound can't? Is it worth the risk for child who would need sedation?

What can MRI w/contrast tell you about a 1cm complex kidney cyst that an ultrasound can't? Is it worth the risk for child who would need sedation?

Much more: The MRI provides much more detail to help the nephrologist determine the correct diagnosis and then appropriate treatment plan (or lack of need for treatment due to benign). Yes, it is worth the risk of sedation. I would preface that statement with i would prefer the sedation in a childrens hospital. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Intracardiac Tumor (Definition)

It means there is a tumor or growth inside the cavity of your heart. it is a serious problem requiring immediate attention from a Cardiologist. Most such tumors can be removed with an operation and these tend to be benign... , with a few exceptions. Best thing to to do is ...Read more