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This from a CT scan, clinical history of sarchodsis opinion: 5.7-cm posterior mediastinal soft tissue mass abutting the left side of the t7 through t9 vertebral bodies and elevating the descending thoracic aorta anteriorly. Differential considerations in

This from a CT scan, clinical history of sarchodsis opinion: 5.7-cm posterior mediastinal soft tissue mass abutting the left side of the t7 through t9 vertebral bodies and elevating the descending thoracic aorta anteriorly. Differential considerations in

Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis is a diagnosis of exclusion that requires biopsy/histologic evaluation and exclusion of other diseases including lymphoma. A 5.7 cm posterior mediastinal mass warrants evaluation by a thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have an immovable, not inflammatory mass in my leg, & the muscle beneath it on the side is bulged when pressing on posterior muscle. Related?

I have an immovable, not inflammatory mass in my leg, & the muscle beneath it on the side is bulged when pressing on posterior muscle. Related?

? lipoma: By non inflammatory, I presume you mean not painful or red or hot. If such is the case, then the most common cause for this is a lipoma. ...Read more

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Hi Dr Anderson I have been diagnosed with a 6.6 cm exophytic fibroid off the posterior body which also exerts mass on the endometrial stripe. 46yrs ol?

Hi Dr Anderson I have been diagnosed with a 6.6 cm exophytic fibroid off the posterior body which also exerts mass on the endometrial stripe. 46yrs ol?

Fibroid uterus: Fibroid can be found in different parts of the uterus. In this case, a 46yo presented with a 6.6cm exophytic posterior uterus with mass effect on the endometrium. On a non symptomatic patient, a trial of lupron may be an option. In a symptomatic patient, a myomectomy with clear marking of endometrium with methylene blue for desire to preserve fertility. Discuss with you gynecologist. ...Read more

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I am wanting to k now about my mri. It states: posterior bulging at the c4-5, 5-6 causing minimal mass effect on the anterior aspect of the thecal sac.

I am wanting to k now about my mri. It states: posterior bulging at the c4-5, 5-6 causing minimal mass effect on the anterior aspect of the thecal sac.

Discuss your case: An MRI can be submitted to http://conciergeradiologist. Com in the next few weeks if you want a detailed overview of your case with your direct input and real-time consultation with an expert radiologist licensed in your state. It really helps to go over your whole study (all of the images) with an expert rather than the just a single image or just the report. Best to you. ...Read more

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What does "Vague area of heterogeneity in the posterior uterine myometrium without a discrete fibroid or mass." Mean & what could it be?

What does "Vague area of heterogeneity in the posterior uterine myometrium without a discrete fibroid or mass." Mean & what could it be?

This is a: "NON-SPECIFIC" finding. That means that it does NOT mean. ..anything! It could be a very EARLY fibroid but certainly NOT TO WORRY!

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Posterior vaginal repair & Sphincter tightening. How long until stop feeling sore? Can feel hard mass on outside where stitches must be. Normal?

Posterior vaginal repair & Sphincter tightening. How long until stop feeling sore? Can feel hard mass on outside where stitches must be. Normal?

Post/repair: This repair is in a very slow healing area, and b/c of the associated problems with healing, extra effort is placed on multiple use of sutures. The "hard mass" is tissue reaction to the types of sutures used. The soreness will last for four to six weeks, post-op. ...Read more

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Masslike enlargement of risidual vaginal cuff with apparent soft tissue mass posterior to the urinary bladder measuring 5.4 x6.9 x 5.3. cancer??

Masslike enlargement of risidual vaginal cuff with apparent soft tissue mass posterior to the urinary bladder measuring 5.4 x6.9 x 5.3. cancer??

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Would a MRI of the brain show a posterior mass in the neck since they are close in proximity? Or would an MRI of the neck specifically be needed?

Would a MRI of the brain show a posterior mass in the neck since they are close in proximity? Or would an MRI of the neck specifically be needed?

Do a proper study: If even part of a neck mass is on the head study, it should be noted in the report. If it is not mentioned, it likely wasn't covered.
MRI images are generated by choosing "pulse sequences" which are meant to evaluate certain tissue for specific findings. Neck and head technique does differ.
Find out from your provider if MR workup of the neck is warranted in the first place. ...Read more

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Small hard lump deep within neck for two months. Ultrasound results say "No visible mass. There is shadowing 5 mm calcification in the deep soft tissue of the left posterior neck, seems to correspond to a palpable lump". Feeling scared about this?

Small hard lump deep within neck for two months. Ultrasound results say "No visible mass. There is shadowing 5 mm calcification in the deep soft tissue of the left posterior neck, seems to correspond to a palpable lump". Feeling scared about this?

Neck lump: Great that you had it checked. Did you have any sort of prior injury to that spot? Even acne can leave a calcification behind after it heals. Did the radiologist recommend repeating the sonogram in 6-12 months? Might help to see if there is a change over time.
Don't worry, but do recheck it. ...Read more

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Arachnoid cyst w/mass effect on right aspect of medulla in posterior cranial fossa measuring 15x13mm. What probs might it cause if any? Treat or watch?

Arachnoid cyst w/mass effect on right aspect of medulla in posterior cranial fossa measuring 15x13mm. What probs might it cause if any? Treat or watch?

Arachnoid cysts: Arachnoid cysts rarely cause problems. Posterior fossa arachnoid cysts may have headaches and vertigo ascribed to them but it is likely that other problems such as arthritis in the neck or inner ear pathology are the actual cause. Most arachnoid cysts are observed. Creating windows in the cysts to drain to other cerebrospinal fluid pathways or placing a shunt is performed for symptomatic cysts. ...Read more

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Breast ultrasound say oval circumscribed benign appearing mass posterior enhancement measuring 8x5x8 mm likely represents a complicated cyst is mean?

Breast ultrasound say oval circumscribed benign appearing mass posterior enhancement measuring 8x5x8 mm likely represents a complicated cyst is mean?

Cyst: It says that you have a benign cyst not suggestive of cancer. However I would suggest you speak to your doctor to decide if anything needs to be done about it ...Read more

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Is a heterogeneous breast mass with posterior attenuation suspicious of malignancy? I have very cystic breasts so US was not that clear.

Is a heterogeneous breast mass with posterior attenuation suspicious of malignancy? I have very cystic breasts so US was not that clear.

Generally,: The ultrasound descriptors you mention imply a more suspicious nature. However, all of the imaging and clinical features must be taken into account. Also, keep in mind that "suspicious" in breast imaging implies a chance of malignancy between 2%-95%, which is a huge range, and in fact 75% or so biopsies of suspicious masses turn out benign. ...Read more

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35yo f. Mammogram and US result say mass 1.8×1×1.5 right breast at 12o'clock posterior depth. Vascularity present. Focal asymmetry in left breast at 12o'clock middle depth mass 1.3 ×0.6×1.2cm no vascularity. Low suspicion for malignancy Is it Bad news?

35yo f. Mammogram and US result say mass 1.8×1×1.5 right breast at 12o'clock posterior depth. Vascularity present. Focal asymmetry in left breast at 12o'clock middle depth mass 1.3 ×0.6×1.2cm no vascularity. Low suspicion for malignancy Is it Bad news?

NotBadNewsButNeedsFo: It is not a bad news as it says there is low suspicion of malingnancy. Having said that we don't know what the clinical findings were. It shows a mass in right breast and a mass in left breast. You need to discuss these findings with the doctor who examined you and ordered the test. It need to be followed up with your doctor and depending on exam may or may not need further testing or biopsy ...Read more

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Is it normal on CT to show what appears to be erosion on the posterior side of the manubrium? I have residual thymus, and a mass in my sternal notch.

Is it normal on CT to show what appears to be erosion on the posterior side of the manubrium? I have residual thymus, and a mass in my sternal notch.

Not normal: Normal residual thymic tissue should not erode the manubrium. The nature of this mass needs to be fully explored. ...Read more

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CT - 5.8x6.4cm rnd complex cystic mass in posterior pelvis inseparable from adjacent sigmoid colon. Demonstrates lobulated enhancing nodule centrally.

CT - 5.8x6.4cm rnd complex cystic mass in posterior pelvis inseparable from adjacent sigmoid colon. Demonstrates lobulated enhancing nodule centrally.

Not sure: A posterior pelvic complex cystic mass in a 65-year-old woman can have many potential causes. This needs to be checked out to find the actual cause and to consider treatment options. You should see a gastroenterologist for further evaluation, if you're not already seeing one. ...Read more

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Hi my husband 38 yrs old, has been suffering with headaches, blurred vision and imbalancing, he had a CT scan and MRI which shows having a arachnoid cyst in the posterior fossa region with mass effect something serious?

Hi my husband 38 yrs old, has been suffering with headaches, blurred vision and imbalancing, he had a CT scan and MRI which shows having a arachnoid cyst in the posterior fossa region with mass effect something serious?

See specialist soon: I am hesitant to answer here for your husband for privacy reasons. But I will provide general comments.
1. Above symptoms happen from the arahnoid cyst with dilation of ventricles (inner chambers inside brain). There may be other reasons as well.
2. I would go see a neurosurgeon or neurologist very soon. Or go to ER for getting admitted to the hospital, so these problems can be addressed sooner. ...Read more

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What is hilar mass lesion or no obvious mediastinal?

What is hilar mass lesion or no obvious mediastinal?

Nothing to Hum About: The "hilum" is in the middle of your chest and there ain't supposed to be no masses there! The mediastinum is in the same general area but is bigger and contains the hilum and a bunch of other stuff. Since they said just a hilar mass that means it's a part of the large vessels and lung tissues near the heart and not any of the other stuff in that area. You need to get this cleared up with your doc ...Read more

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Does the mediastinal lymphadenopathy and Hilar Mass mean that's metastasized?

Does the mediastinal lymphadenopathy and Hilar Mass mean that's metastasized?

Yes, regional metast: If this is a case of lung Cancer, then lymph node spread to the hilar areas and mediastinum means regional spread of cancer. This is still treatable but patient needs to go see a Cancer specialist (Medical Oncologist) at a recognised Cancer Center or Medical center where expert specialists who treat Lung Cancer would be more easily available. ...Read more

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CT in ER today showed an anterior mediastinal soft tissue mass 2.5x3.7x5.5cm. Bilateral axillary lymphadenopathy. Likely thymoma? Googling myself crazy!

Need biopsy: Hi, you should set up an appointment with an oncologist as a biopsy of the mass will be important in determining what it is. You will also likely need blood work to see if it's affecting your blood counts or electrolytes. Biopsy of the mass is likely the only way you'll know what you are dealing with. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Many rt. Paratracheal/mediastinal, bilateral hilar nodes consistent w/metastasis. Right subcarinal metastatic node mass 3cm. Max suv 9.1. Lung cancer?

Many rt. Paratracheal/mediastinal, bilateral hilar nodes consistent w/metastasis. Right subcarinal metastatic node mass 3cm. Max suv 9.1. Lung cancer?

Needs Biopsy: Is there a known primary cancer? If not, you will need a biopsy of one of the nodes. Your doctor may suggest a mediastinoscopy and biopsy to get a tissue specimen. There are other causes of mediastinal node enlargement such as infection and sarcoidosis so it is important to make a definite diagnosis.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Bronchoscope Dr said No cancer this am so what could it be if Hiler mass & Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy in lung? Tissue sent out after pathologist check

Bronchoscope Dr said No cancer this am so what could it be if Hiler mass & Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy in lung? Tissue sent out after pathologist check

A few possibilities: Several things other than cancer can cause such abnormalities. Various infections and sarcoidosis come to mind. There's no way for a forum doctor to say anything more. The doctor (s) treating you or who did the bronchoscopy are the best to ask. ...Read more