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Reticular Connective Tissue
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
I have irregular ground glass and reticular opacities in both lungs without zonal predominance . What does this mean to me ?
Many possibilities: Need to see lung specialist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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