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Reticular Infiltrates Mean
Xray findings: commonly seen in tuberculosis (TB). Infiltrates are whiter areas seen in the lungs on chest xray. Although TB is the most common cause of bilateral upper-lobe infiltrates, these can also be seen in diseases such as silicosis, ankylosing spondylitis, or actinomycosis. Other tests for TB should be done, and if positive, proper treatment is very important. ...Read more
What does Diffuse coarsened interstitial markings throughout both lungs w/bilateral hilar prominence and perihilar infiltrates mean. ?
What does nonspecific heterogeneous marrow signal suggestive of red marrow reconversion on brain MRI means?
Red marrow: reconversion usually indicates a chronic hypoxic or anemic state. For example, it is sometimes seen in heavy smokers. Talk to your doctor about what it means in your case. ...Read more
What does dense subepithelial lymphocytic infiltrate with small lymphocytes and scattered plasma cells mean?
Inflammation: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, There is no cancer. There is chronic inflammation in the skin and the cause is not apparent from the information you provided. It would be useful for you and your doctor to talk to the pathologist who wrote the report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symmetrical breasts parenchymaql appearances. Bilateral axillary nodes are noted. What does this mean.
Study results.: Symmetrical - the two breasts are similar in size & shape. Parenchyma - essential elements/ structures of the breasts. Bilateral axillary nodes are noted- Lymph nodes in both underarms are seen on study. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more
Please interpret pericardium tissue
mononuclear infiltrates with rare polymorphnuclear leukocytes & eosinophiles. Hemosiderin-laden macrophages.
Not tumor: This is the site of an old bleed and probably infection or physical injury. The key is that there's not tumor found. Any interpretation beyond this without a history would be meaningless. ...Read more
What does scattered althought predominantely bilateral frontal, subcortical white matter punctuate foci of signal abnormality mean?
Maybe nonspecific: If you have migraine, such white matter lesions are usually posterior, and if you had head trauma, the location may be more anterior, but both head and neck trauma could cause some increased foci. The demyelinating lesions of ms would be periventicular at right angles, but in the elderly such lesions might be c/w microvacular angiopathy, or even binwanger's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does mildly low-lying cerebellar tonsils mean? What does unremarkable unenhanced brain parenchyma mean?
Increased perihilar markings bilaterally r/t CHF... does this indicate pneumonia? What else could it indicate?
CHF -: CHF stands for congestive heart failure, which indicates there is insufficient forward flow of blood throughout the circulatory system. On xray, fluid accumulation around the blood vessels show up from the pressure buildup. This is not an infection, unlike pneumonia. The concern for you is to identify why someone of your age would have CHF in the first place. See your doc asap to address this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: Not vascular calcifications.Get a more detailed answer ›
It means: there are small areas of MRI signal changes in the white matter of your brain next to the ventricles and grey matter(cortex). Usually this is an incidental, age-related finding. Sometimes it can be a sign of other white matter diseases like MS. The finding has to be correlated with your clinical picture to assess the significance, so talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more
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
Vague: It is a very vague description that basically says the lymph nodes look abnormal in some way, but it's minimally abnormal and there is no pattern to the abnormality. Best to discuss with your doctor but usually, clinically this doesn't really mean translate into anything. (i.e. non-diagnostic, not really helpful for guiding treatment either) Hope this helps. ...Read more
Out of Context: Please re-submit the question and report on why the x-ray was taken and what else was included in the report. ...Read more
Fna, 2 nodules left lobe. Abundant benign appearing epithelial cells, hemosiderin-laden macrophages& colloid present. Scattered microfollicles noted. Path says can't entirely rule out fillocular lesio?
Normal: and that there is nothing to comment on ...Read more
Thickening: of the lung interstitial tissues that is long-standing. There are enough potential causes to fill a textbook. Talk to your doctor about what it means for you. ...Read more