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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Reticular and hazy densities at upper right lobe?

Reticular and hazy densities at upper right lobe?

Infection?: If you are describing findings on a ct of the chest report, then a reticular density or opacity may suggest infection, including tuberculosis. See your doctor to correlate with physical exam and labs. ...Read more

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What is reticular densities in both lungs?

What is reticular densities in both lungs?

Reticular densities: The reticular interstitial pattern refers to a complex network of curvilinear opacities that usually involved the lung diffusely. They can be subdivided by their size (fine, medium or coarse). The subdivision refers to the size of the lucent spaces . Reference http://radiopaedia.org/articles/reticular-and-linear-pulmonary-opacification ...Read more

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What are the differences between the pons and the reticular formation?

What are the differences between the pons and the reticular formation?

Anatomy: Pons is a general area within the lower brainstem inferior to the midbrain, but reticular formation involves a group of neuronal connections mediating brain arousal and extends over much of the brainstem. ...Read more

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How long before a reticular vein becomes a varicose vein?

How long before a reticular vein becomes a varicose vein?

Many years: 1-3mm reticular veins are scattered throughout the subcutaneous tissue, and some feed spider veins (hence feeder veins). Vv are >4mm, and can result from enlarged rv; however, most are saphenous type arising as branches of incompetent great/small saphenous vein, or non-saphenous type from incompetent pelvic veins, or incompetent perforators. ...Read more

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I recently had an x-ray and the result was "Suspicious reticular opacities in the right upper lung. What does this mean?

I recently had an x-ray and the result was "Suspicious reticular opacities in the right upper lung. What does this mean?

Your doctor is: probably worried that you might have tuberculosis; either active, or chronic with scarring. Since you live in Philippines where TB is endemic, any abnormality in the upper lung is assumed to be TB until proven otherwise. Your doctor may order more tests and if she/he believes you have active TB, will put you on several medications that you must take for several months. ...Read more

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I would like to know more regarding my diagnosis of reticular erythmatosis mucinosis (rem disease). I have been told its a rare skin disease. ?

I would like to know more regarding my diagnosis of reticular erythmatosis mucinosis (rem disease). I have been told its a rare skin disease. ?

It is rare: Reticular erythematous mucinosis (rem) syndrome is a rare skin disease that predominantly affects the chest area of middle-aged women. The cause is unknown. However, exposure to sunlight may contribute to the condition. Treatment includes: little exposure to sun, antimalarial tablets, topical and/or oral corticosteroids, or even pulsed dye. I hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of apicolordotic view shows coarse reticular and hazy densities in the right lung apex?

What is the meaning of apicolordotic view shows coarse reticular and hazy densities in the right lung apex?

Heading toward dx: It means there is something in the uppermost part of the right lung that needs to be further evaluated, unless the diagnosis is already known. The x ray interpretation you provided suggests to me it's most likely to be an infectious problem, but a number of causes need to be considered. ...Read more

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Prominent veins in back of calf. What are they--reticular or varicose?

Prominent veins in back of calf. What are they--reticular or varicose?

Size matters: It really depends on the size and superficiality. Reticular veins are typically less prominent and are 3mm or smaller. When they become larger than 3 mm for the most part they are considered varicose, though it is a spectrum. ...Read more

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Connective Tissue (Definition)

There are many types of connective tissue, but in general it is a mass of fibers and thick "goopy" fluids secreted by specialized cells. The body often uses connective tissue to help ...Read more