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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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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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How long before a reticular vein becomes a varicose vein?

How long before a reticular vein becomes a varicose vein?

Reticular veins: Reticular veins are larger than spider veins and smaller than varicose veins. Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning valves of usually the saphenous system of veins and reticular veins may or may not be due to valvular reflux. Reticular veins do not evolve into varicose veins . ...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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My CT scan shows few ill defined linear reticular opacities noted in the superior segment of the left lower lobe. What does it mean?

My CT scan shows few ill defined linear reticular opacities noted in the superior segment of the left lower lobe. What does it mean?

Reticular Opacity: There is a reason why CT scan of chest was ordered by your doctor. This finding needs to be correlated to your clinical symptoms and previous history of exposure to infectious diseases. ...Read more

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29, have varicose&reticular veins behind both knees. Getting removal in Jan, but seem to be getting bigger and multiplying. What could be causing this?

29, have varicose&reticular veins behind both knees. Getting removal in Jan, but seem to be getting bigger and multiplying. What could be causing this?

Varicose veins: Varicose veins are usually genetic and I'm sure that others in your family have had them. Your vascular SURGEON has probably ordered leg ultrasounds to look for insufficiency of the valves in the deep veins of your legs and he/she can answer your question better. ...Read more

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I finally stopped Nuvaring five months ago because I noticed prominent reticular veins on my chest, rt shoulder, cheeks and eyes. There a Connection?

I finally stopped Nuvaring five months ago because I noticed prominent reticular veins on my chest, rt shoulder, cheeks and eyes. There a Connection?

Unlikely: while hormonal birth control is known to sometimes increase breast size, the appearance of veins on the breasts, shoulders, and face would not necessarily be related to hormonal exposure. if this is something that is happening to you and becoming a big problem, see a doctor for a more thorough exam. ...Read more

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29, have varicose&reticular veins behind both knees. Laser removal in Jan, but seem to be getting bigger and multiplying. What could be causing this?

29, have varicose&reticular veins behind both knees. Laser removal in Jan, but seem to be getting bigger and multiplying. What could be causing this?

Varicose veins : It could be that you developed a collateral circulation after the laser treatment of previous varicose veins, and now those veins are becoming varicosed. Follow up with your physician promptly. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of apical lung fibrotic and reticular TB focus noted on my right lung?

What is the meaning of apical lung fibrotic and reticular TB focus noted on my right lung?

Clinical correlation: I presume you've had TB? The x-ray (which is only an x-ray) suggests that you have a scar in the top of your RIGHT lung (which is a common place for TB to hide) and the radiologist is concerned that you may have an area of active TB as well. Is that true? If you're not sure, you should get in touch with doctors who have treated you in the past - you may need further testing and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of nodular, fibrotic and reticular TB lesions noted in my left upper lung as seen in my X-ray result. What do I need to prevent it?

What is the meaning of nodular, fibrotic and reticular TB lesions noted in my left upper lung as seen in my X-ray result. What do I need to prevent it?

Treatment/active TB: The lesions in the setting of TB infection require that you be treated for TB. The physicians will obtain a culture to confirm the diagnosis and to determine the correct medication regimen. PRMG fax US 858 259 9689 for review of records and ?s ...Read more

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What is the mechanism of memory formation?

What is the mechanism of memory formation?

Memory: Memory is dependent on the action of certain biologically active chemicals such as dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonine, etc. The nature of memory is not fully understood, though, just as the whole nature of human brain and the functions thereof. ...Read more