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What does this mean? Apicolordotic view fails to show any active parenchymal infiltrates in both apices?

What does this mean? Apicolordotic view fails to show any active parenchymal infiltrates in both apices?

It sounds: Like it is normal. Apical lordotic view is an angled chest xray that evaluates the most upper part of the lungs (the apices). ...Read more

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My X-ray results are minimal fibrotic scarring in the right uppuer lung, no parenchymal infiltrates seen, what does it mean? Did I have an illnes?

My X-ray results are minimal fibrotic scarring in the right uppuer lung, no parenchymal infiltrates seen, what does it mean? Did I have an illnes?

X-ray results: Discuss this with your dr so he can show you on the x-ray what it is and where, while you explain your history. ...Read more

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My recent US report read Mildy echogenic and coarsened echotexture no focal mass. Does that mean cirrhosis now or just fatty liver? Ultra sound Impression read: Mildly ecohgenicity of the liver may signify fatty infiltration's or early hepatic parenchymal

My recent US report read Mildy echogenic and coarsened echotexture no focal mass. Does that mean cirrhosis now or just fatty liver? Ultra sound Impression read: Mildly ecohgenicity of the liver may signify fatty infiltration's or early hepatic parenchymal

Consult on results: The doctor who ordered the tests needs to explain the results - it's part of the procedure. Get an explanation you can understand and remember - perhaps written info on what to do and expect. Bring someone you trust along to help in case you feel too confused by this. Best! ...Read more

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Parenchymal echogenicity is coarse, what does this mean?

What Organ?: The term means that the expected uniformity of an organs' tissue texture has been degraded and the appearance has assumed a rather more coarse texture. This can be due to chronic disease but is not specific. ...Read more

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What does a diffusley increased parenchymal echoginicity mean in a ultra sound?

What does a diffusley increased parenchymal echoginicity mean in a ultra sound?

It means: The organ looks brighter than normal on ultrasound, which could be a sign of swelling/edema, inflammation, or an infiltrative process. What it might mean in your case depends on what body part you are referring to. ...Read more

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The x ray results have a minimal pleuro parenchymal fibrasis right apex what does it means?

The x ray results have a minimal pleuro parenchymal fibrasis right apex what does it means?

Scarring: Fibrosis is scarring. The pleura of the lung is the lining. The parenchyma is the lung tissue itself. Apex is the top of the lung. This means that there is mild scarring in the lung tissue and lung lining at the top of the right lung. It is probably from a prior infection. It should be followed by your doctor or by a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Baseline Mammo: LT side mild area of asymmetry with parenchymal density in medial posterior. Short f/u suggested. What does it mean & should I worry?

Baseline Mammo: LT side mild area of asymmetry with parenchymal density in medial posterior. Short f/u suggested. What does it mean & should I worry?

It's suspicious.: You shouldn't worry, but you should have a breast exam now and again in 6 months with a repeat mammogram in 6 months. Your mammogram shows that your left breast is not identical to your right breast. There is an area that's more dense, located close to the chest on the side near your breastbone. It could be your normal anatomy, but the only way to know is to follow it over time. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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What does it mean for liver disease to be parenchymal?

What does it mean for liver disease to be parenchymal?

Ducts versus tissue: The biliary tree is a network of pipes running through the liver tissue. Liver disease can often be divided into those affecting the pipes versus those affecting the tissue (which is made up of liver cells). Diseases which primarily affect the liver cells (and not the pipes) are considered parenchymal. ...Read more

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What does" brain shows greater than age-appropriate parenchymal volume loss" means?

What does" brain shows greater than age-appropriate parenchymal volume loss" means?

Brain shrinkage: JMac - the brain usually shrinks as we age and there is a normal rate of shrinkage. That is called " age appropriate shrinkage" If there is more, it could be associated with early onset of dementia. If there are no symptoms and memory is ok don't worry. Brain shrinkage is not a good way to determine dementia. Mental tests are. See a doc if worried thx ...Read more

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Q. 2 of 2. Right kidney. Parenchymal tracker uptake is slightly reduced. What does it mean?

Q. 2 of 2. Right kidney. Parenchymal tracker uptake is slightly reduced. What does it mean?

If I understand the: Question correctly, the right kidney renogram shows decreased uptake of tracer, which means decreased kidney function, possibly chronic renal disease.

Please discuss with your doctor, as this appearance needs to be correlated with your medical condition and the reason your doctor ordered the test. ...Read more

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Pancreatic parenchymal abnormalities consisting of echo geniality suggestive of fatty infiltration... Can the fatty infiltration cause pain?

Pancreatic parenchymal abnormalities consisting of echo geniality suggestive of fatty infiltration... Can the fatty infiltration cause pain?

Most unlikely: Fatty infiltration of the pancreas can occur in diabetes and patients who are overweight. It is overwhelmingly benign and doesn't cause pancreatic dysfunction or pain. ...Read more

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I had a mammogram exam and the findings say, Moderate parenchymal density is seen in both breasts. What does that mean? Should I be concerned?

I had a mammogram exam and the findings say, Moderate parenchymal density is seen in both breasts. What does that mean? Should I be concerned?

No concern needed: It simply means that your breasts are "thick" with tissue and moderately hard to "see" on mammogram. A word of caution however, because of your post menopausal age of 63, if the MD reading your future mammogram report indicates that it is very difficult to see through them to provide an adequate negative examination, please follow up with the additional recommended testing. ...Read more

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What do you mean by " the liver is normal in size and configuration. It exhibits coarsened parenchymal echopattern and smooth external outline."?

What do you mean by " the liver is normal in size and configuration. It exhibits coarsened parenchymal echopattern and smooth external outline."?

Normal but bumpy.: This is from an ultrasound exam of your liver. The outline of your liver is smooth, and its size and shape are normal. But the texture of your liver is coarse, or bumpy. This can mean some scarring of the liver, cirrhosis from alcohol, chronic hepatitis, or just a "fatty" liver. There are other rare causes. It helps to know the whole story. Why you had the test in the first place! Ask your doc. ...Read more

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What does Thyroid parenchymal echogenicity is fairly homogeneous mean?

What does Thyroid parenchymal echogenicity is fairly homogeneous mean?

Homogeneous: Homogeneous echogenicity of thyroid parenchyma on ultrasound means a normal thyroid gland without nodules. ...Read more

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What does heterogenous parenchymal echopattern with left hepatic lobe enlargement mean?

What does heterogenous parenchymal echopattern with left hepatic lobe enlargement mean?

Several things: Heterogenous pattern of liver on ultrasound can mean liver disease such as cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis. Metatatic disease, lymphoproliferative diseasse, and fatth liver. Fatty liver usually has increased echogencity. Left lobe can enlarge to compensate for loss of liver function as long this as normal appearance to its echogenicity. Blood tests, physical examination, history, biopsy help. ...Read more

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What does slight heterogeneous parenchymal echogenicity mean from my ultrasound results?

What does slight heterogeneous parenchymal echogenicity mean from my ultrasound results?

Usually not much: You didn't mention what organ was studied. In most cases, this just describes the tissue with perhaps some fatty tissue or even scar. Fibrous tissue also but all of this is nothing to worry about now. See what your doctor has to add ...Read more

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What do you mean by the result of my ultrasound and "normal sized kidneys with diffuse parenchymal changes bilateral?

What do you mean by the result of my ultrasound and "normal sized kidneys with diffuse parenchymal changes bilateral?

Medical renal diseas: Ultrasound exam of kidneys can show dilatation of collecting system or hydronephrosis or medical renal disease involving parenchyma usually with increased echogenicity, brighter than normal. Sounds like possibly some medical problem as opposed to obstructive problem. Medical renal disease correlated with blood tests of function of kidneys. ...Read more

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My ultrasound says. ..Parenchymal echopattern is homogenous with hypoechoic foci measuring 1.7 x 1.1 x 1.6 cm. What does it mean/?

My ultrasound says. ..Parenchymal echopattern is homogenous with hypoechoic foci measuring 1.7 x 1.1 x 1.6 cm. What does it mean/?

What was studied?: Would be helpful if you told us what was being scanned! Sounds like you are describing a nodule in something. Can't tell what it means with the info you have provided. ...Read more

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USG Abdomen report says Normal sized kedneys with mild increase in parenchymal echos - Suggested RFT correlation. What does it mean?

USG Abdomen report says Normal sized kedneys with mild increase in parenchymal echos - Suggested RFT correlation. What does it mean?

Usually benign: It shouldn't mean anything serious. RFT refers to checking a blood test for creatinine, if this value is normal then there is nothing to worry about. Parenchymal changes can be due to many normal causes or even from long standing hypertension. ...Read more

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Renal parenchymal calcification what does it mean please explain?

Renal parenchymal calcification what does it mean please explain?

It could suggest: Congenital kidney conditions such as medullary sponge kidney or could be from conditions that cause elevated calcium level like huperparathyroidism. Google online about nephrocalcinosis/ calcium deposit in the kidney parenchyma or substance vs nephrolithiasis / kidney stone. ...Read more

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Q. 1 of 2. Renogran, left kidney. Parenchymal tracer uptake is reduced with negligible wash out. What does it mean?

Q. 1 of 2. Renogran, left kidney. Parenchymal tracer uptake is reduced with negligible wash out. What does it mean?

If I understand the: Question correctly, the left kidney renogram shows decreased uptake of tracer, which means decreased kidney function. The negligible wash out means little urine production, or possibly a blockage of the upper ureter. Please discuss with your doctor, as this appearance needs to be correlated with your medical condition and the reason your doctor ordered the test. ...Read more

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What does "RENAL PARENCHYMAL DISEASE" in the KUB Ultrasound mean? What's the cure to this?

What does "RENAL PARENCHYMAL DISEASE" in the KUB Ultrasound mean? What's the cure to this?

Here are some. ..: KUB allows Doc to see the configuration & shape - smooth or irregular - of the kidneys; renal US may further confirm the thickness & tissue texture of solid part of kidneys. Together, both give Doc some impression if there has been some prior kidney damage by infection, obstruction, stone, inborn defect, etc. In the kidney. Of course, such findings have to correlate with history + kidney function. ...Read more

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What does multiple hypoechoic focus nodules mean on my thyroid? What is parenchymal inhomogeneity?

What does multiple hypoechoic focus nodules mean on my thyroid? What is parenchymal inhomogeneity?

Varying appearance: Inhomogeneous means areas of different echogenicity or density rather than homogeneous where entire gland has same density. Hypoechoic means areas with decreased density or less echoes which often are cystic. As long as any nodular areas are not larger than 1 cm in diameter they usually do not require biopsy. ...Read more

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My kidney sonogram shows the parenchymal echogenicity appears slightly hypoechoic unjformly, what is that means?

My kidney sonogram shows the parenchymal echogenicity appears slightly hypoechoic unjformly, what is that means?

Renal echogenicity: Renal echogenicity is a sign of scaring or increased density of the kidney and implies underlying medical kidney disease. You should see a Nephrologist (Internest specializing in kidney disease) as soon as possible for a kidney workup. This will include urine and blood tests to ascertain whether you have a medical condition causing this. ...Read more

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What does "dependent atelectasis is present posteriorly within the lungs. Mild biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is present." mean?

What does "dependent atelectasis is present posteriorly within the lungs. Mild biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is present." mean?

Benign findings: Dependent atalectasis is just compression of the dependent lungs when lying down. A normal finding, mild bi-apical scarring is simply symmetric scar formation at the top of both lungs, usually associated with aging. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Hi. What do you mean by an ultrasound result stating that the liver exhibits coarsened parenchymal echopattern and a smooth external outline? Thank you

Hi. What do you mean by an ultrasound result stating that the liver exhibits coarsened parenchymal echopattern and a smooth external outline? Thank you

Benign liver disease: This description of echotexture describes the relative level of echogenicity (ability to bounce an echo wave) of the liver. Assessment of liver echogenicity is of value for assessing moderate to pronounced fatty infiltration but is not reliable for diagnosing fibrosis. Smooth external outline means there is not cirrhosis. See your MD for additional testing and treatment for fatty liver ...Read more

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My chest X-ray result shows mild pleural-parenchymal tenting what does this mean & what I suppose to take for it?

My chest X-ray result shows mild pleural-parenchymal tenting what does this mean & what I suppose to take for it?

Usuall nothing: Usually means some localized pleural abnormality usually related to old disease or scarring. Could be remnant from pneumonia that was present previously or from old trauma to lung. Sometimes becomes less evident with time. ...Read more