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MRI report"mild fraying&hyperintense signal alteration involving posterior-lateral bundle of left ACL with preserved ligamentous attachments"any harm?
What is partially calcified broad based disc protrusion measuring 4mm in ap dimension w/mild central canal stenosis and no significant neural forminal?
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
Would a non-contrast MRI show a tumor located on the skull? Are there limitations? Bony protrusion?
Depends: Depends on tumor. If there's a lot of calcium in the tumor then, contrast may not be needed to see it. If it's a meningioma then, contrast may not be necessary because of the Dural Tail sign seen on FLAIR images, however, contrast is generally given to PROVE it. But in other cases tumors may be hidden if small, no mass effect, and no contrast. Contrast always best if mass suspected. ...Read more
Mri scan report - acl, PCL are normal. Lcl, MCL are normal. Small osteochondral defect are noted in intercondylar region of tibial articular surface.
Brain MRI is fine.MRI of whole spine showing supecious intramedullary hyperintensities in cord posterior to bodies of D6 to D8.
This is a: nonspecific abnormality that can be associated with a variety of demyelinating processes including MS. There are usually changes in the brain as well, but not always. Your doctor will interpret these findings in the context of your clinical/laboratory picture. ...Read more
What is focal 3 mm full-thickness hyaline cartilage defect involving the
superiolateral acetabulum that partially undermines the superiolateral labrum?
Cartilage loss: you are describing an area of your hip socket that has lost cartilage. Cartilage is the smooth and slippery lining of our joints that allows us to move our joints freely. The labrum is the lining around the hip socket. Your cartilage defect is in an area that could cause pain and clicking in your hip. Good luck ...Read more
MRI of the brain 12.07.2014 CONCLUSION: external hydrocephalus. Lateral ventricles ASYMMETRICAL BRAIN L> R, Ext. Third ventricle is not expanded, the
Hydrocephalus: External hydrocephalus is a build up of cerebrospinal fluid over the surface of the brain rather than in the ventricles. Normally cerebrospinal fluid circulates from the brain to the spinal cord and back to the brain. When there is poor reabsorption or blockage then hydrocephalus (water on the brain) develops. See a neurosurgeon to help with treatment. ...Read more
MRA revealed Small right and Rudimentery left posterior communicating arteries. What does this mean?
There: are various normal anatomic variations in this region, and small PCAs are a common one. It simply means that these arteries are underdeveloped...relatively small in caliber...compared to other arteries around the Circle of Willis region. ...Read more
What does it mean that the posterior fossa is remarkable for a prominent cisterna magna&prominent masses medial bifrontal regions measuring 15mm?
Dorsal Mri says.Subtle intramedullary hyperintensity seen in cord extending from D5-D8 level-syrinx/myelitis. no cord expansion is seen means what?
There is not: enough specific info about the MRI finding or your clinical history to provide a very meaningful response. A syrinx is a longitudinal fluid collection in the spinal cord, small ones are usually incidental and of no concern, but they can be associated with other anomalies or tumors. Myelitis is inflammatory and very symptomatic. Other possibilities include demyelinating processe(e.g. MS). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hip -focal 3 mm full-thick hyaline cartilage defect involving the superiolateral acetabulum that partially undermines the superiolateral labrum??
Ct head scan results are frontal lobe sulci bilateral prominent. Prominate subarachnold space. Midline lipoma. Anterior interhemispheric fissure promi?
Atrophy: The midline lipoma probably doesnt warrant any treatment. These are usually incidental findings, but they can be associated with some congenital brain disorders. You basically seem to have less brain in your skull relative to fluid spaces relative to others. Have your doctor review the scan with you. ...Read more
CT or MR: In general ct (computed tomography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) depending on part of body and clinical question. However, ct and MRI often are not the best initial imaging study. Us may be better for some areas of the body. X-rays useful to initial evaluation of bones and to give overview of some body parts (e.g., lungs for chest x-ray). Mammography for initial evaluation of breasts. ...Read more
Linear hyperintense signal noted in the posterior horn of medial meniscus suggesting grade –ii MRI changes.
Surgery or through excercise?
It depend: If the patient have symptoms during daily activity and not improved by conservative measure i recommend diagnostic arthroscopy, most likely will find some changes in the posterior horn of the meniscus beside some arthritic changes, debarment will done and the patient will be informed about his condition and future prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Partial fusion of C7 and t1 vertebral bodies with rudimentary intervening disk and bony fusion of right facet joint. is this serious? implications?
See a Neurosurgeon -: who will examine you and take it from there. Without knowing how all this is affecting you, it'll be difficult for anyone to answer your questions. You were born with these and it might be causing some stiffness in your neck motion(maybe!!), otherwise I don't think it'll be causing anything else. Good Luck. ...Read more
Should be good: Open scanners have increased in popularity, they produce inferior scan quality because they operate at lower magnetic fields than closed scanners. However, newer 1.5 tesla open systems have become available, providing much better image quality than previous lower field strength open models. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In any major spinal operation, pain is expected during the initial week or two after the surgery. There is no difference in having pain with an anterior/posterior (360 degree) fusion. The major difference is that there are two major incisions on the body, so there could be abdominal discomfort in addition to requiring medications for pain. ...Read more
What does variably sized follicles showing reactive germinal centers, some enlarged follicles show disrupted germinal centers but serpentine mean?
Microscopic descript: That part of the biopsy report is a verbal description of what the pathogist sees when he/ she looks at the biopsy under the microscope. All those findings are typically seen in a reactive, benign enlarged lymph node. Reactive lymph nodes can be seen in many inflammatory and infectious conditions, so be sure to follow up so your doctor can find out what is causing it. ...Read more