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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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Ct scan showed free fluid from ruptured ovarian cyst follow up ultras showed pelvic fluild dr said no there was not a ruptured cyst how can they tell?

Ct scan showed free fluid from ruptured ovarian cyst follow up ultras showed pelvic fluild dr said no there was not a ruptured cyst how can they tell?

Cyst rupture or not?: The free fluid could be from a ruptured ovarian cyst, or it could just be physiological free fluid. Did you have severe pelvic pain that seemed to get better with time? If so, a ruptured cyst is more likely. ...Read more

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Had ruptured ovarian cyst due to fluid found in pelvis from CT scan. Have been nauseous for a week & spitting constantly since then - help!

Had ruptured ovarian cyst due to fluid found in pelvis from CT scan. Have been nauseous for a week & spitting constantly since then - help!

See Answer: The ovaries are dynamic organs, with developing follicles that mature, “rupture” – and release the egg at about 22-25mm, and regress. This physiology may cause “mittelschmerz” or ovulation pain that could last for a few days. This is not uncommonly accompanied by some slight fluid in the cul –de - sac or adnexal areas of the pelvis. If symptoms or concern persist please see your dr. To insure. ...Read more

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Would an ovarian cyst show up on a pelvic CT scan?

Would an ovarian cyst show up on a pelvic CT scan?

See answer: While ct can certainly identify an ovarian cyst, usually endovaginal us is better suited for this purpose. ...Read more

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Ct scan abd/pelvis,can it be melanoma(had melanoma), what should be done?Mild-low attenuation/left arnexal region likely related to ovarian cyst.

An ultrasound: would confirm that this simply represents an ovarian cyst. The chance of the finding you describe representing melanoma is almost zero. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan detect an ovarian cyst?

Can a CT scan detect an ovarian cyst?

yes: Yes, if it is large enough. Ct will usually detect ovarian cysts 10mm or larger, but an ultrasound is a better way to evaluate the ovaries and does not utilize radiation. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst after CT scan now going for ultrasound to see what?

Ovarian cyst after CT scan now going for ultrasound to see what?

More information: Ultrasound can better assess if the cyst is simple, has blood products in it, or is a associated with a soft tissue mass. Color doppler on ultrasound further adds information about blood flow around the cyst. You should know the great majority of ovarian cysts are benign but your doctor can better know from the ultrasound if there is anything concerning or if a followup ultrasound would be useful. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst & retroperitoneal adenopathy on CT scan. What is survival time?

Depends: Survival time will depend upon what the diagnosis is. The ovarian cyst and the enlarged lymph nodes may be unrelated to each other. You need further evaluation and biopsy of the enlarged lymph nodes if appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a CT scan would miss the fact i may have had an ovarian cyst rupture?

Is it possible that a CT scan would miss the fact i may have had an ovarian cyst rupture?

Yes: Ct resolution has gotten better and better, and a ct scan with IV contrast can usually identify even small ovarian cysts. But if the ovarian cyst ruptures, the ovary usually looks fairly normal on ct. If it was a small cyst that ruptured, the amount of fluid in the pelvis may overlap with normal physiologic fluid. Only if the cyst was large and/or bleeding would the ct likely be diagnostic. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Korona
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more


Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more