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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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What is a "connective tissue disease"? Had punch biopsy on rash, suggestive of early connective tissue disease. What is "connective tissue?"

What is a "connective tissue disease"? Had punch biopsy on rash, suggestive of early connective tissue disease. What is "connective tissue?"

Connective tissue: This is a constellation of disease affecting the supporting tissue throughout the body. It involves fat, cartilage,bone.there are different types with names such as Eleros Danlos , Marfans syndrome, Osteogensis imperfecta, they are all a result of gene dysfunction.ie are inheritable disorders. Most are fairly uncommon. The treatment varies depending on the specific areas involved ...Read more

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Symptoms for connective tissue disorders?

Symptoms for connective tissue disorders?

CT Symptoms: Common symptom of a connective tissue disease is nonspecific fatigue. Depending on which connective tissue disease is present, and how active it is, a wide variety of symptoms may occur. These include fevers, muscle and joint pain and stiffness, weakness, and many other symptoms. ...Read more

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What would cause bony erosion and soft tissue thickening?

What would cause bony erosion and soft tissue thickening?

Bone erosion: If you are referring to the coccyx again or for that matter any bone the fact that seems most important is you are from australia. I am not sure but i would guess that tropical infections would have to be higher on the list of possibilities than they are here in th usa. In general those findings suggest inflammation and degeneration (infection, trauma, tumor). ...Read more

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Besides radiotherapy, what can cause soft tissue thickening in peri rectal tissues?

Besides radiotherapy, what can cause soft tissue thickening in peri rectal tissues?

Hemmorhoids: The most common reason to have thickening in the perirectal region would be hemorrhoids. These are swollen veins that sometimes develop clots in them. An infection in the peri-rectal region can cause swelling, such as herpes, warts, and bacterial infections. A perirectal abscess can also cause swelling and pain. If there is significant pain and swelling, you should be seen. ...Read more

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3.3cm soft tissue dens ant/sup mediastinum likely residual or reactive thymus tissue? Does ur need biopsy?

3.3cm soft tissue dens ant/sup mediastinum likely residual or reactive thymus tissue? Does ur need biopsy?

Could be either: The thymus tends to involute in adults and often is just a small vestige of an organ. It can however become active under certain circumstances. The most concerning issue would be a thymoma or tumor of the thymus gland. That is often seen in neurological conditions like myasthenia gravis. I would be curious to know how/why this was found. ...Read more

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Is soft tissue damage the same as arthritis?

Is soft tissue damage the same as arthritis?

No: Arthritis is inflammation in the joints. Soft tissue damage is more of a description of injury to non bone structures. ...Read more

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What are the signs of soft tissue sarcoma?

What are the signs of soft tissue sarcoma?

Painless mass: Most soft tissue sarcomas, with few exceptions like synovial sarcoma, are painless. Patients and even some doctors are falsely reassured by the absence of pain. Sarcomas may grow quickly or very slowly, but any painless mass has to be evaluated appropriately. While a painless mass can turn out to be a benign lipoma, a sarcoma has to be ruled out. An MRI can readily diagnose a lipoma. ...Read more

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Could undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause pain in muscles such as traps, upper arms etc?

Could undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause pain in muscles such as traps, upper arms etc?

It could : As many autoimmune/connective tissue disease are marked by various myalgias(or muscle aches). Be aware that many thing can cause symptoms like this, including stress by itself. ...Read more

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Diagnosis? Grade 2 chondromalacia, mucoid degeneration to acl, subchondral cyst tibial spines,soft tissue swelling in prepatellar- soft tissue lateral

Diagnosis? Grade 2 chondromalacia, mucoid degeneration to acl, subchondral cyst tibial spines,soft tissue swelling in prepatellar- soft tissue lateral

Diagnosis MRI?: Looks like a summary of an MRI Report. Grade 2 chondromalacia means you have some like age and activity related softening or wearing away of the articular cartilage in your knee. Age related changes to your ACL, but not a tear. Soft tissue swelling usually implies some swelling or bruising in the fat beneath your skin, but outside your joint ...Read more

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What are characteristics of soft tissue sarcomas?

What are characteristics of soft tissue sarcomas?

Wildly variable: "soft tissue sarcomas" encompass over 100 different types of cancers, depending on what tissue it started in (fat, supporting tissue, muscle, bone, guts, etc.); within each tissue type, there are dozens of different cancers. In general, they are lumps under the skin, sometimes with overlying skin color or contour changes. Often neglected because not painful. See a good surgeon, and good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause soft tissue swelling of thumb?

What can cause soft tissue swelling of thumb?

Many issues: Can cause swelling in the soft tissues such as injury that cuases inflammation, infection, scaring due to past injuries, foreign bodies like splinters, etc. ...Read more

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Is fibromatosis a soft tissue sarcoma?

Yes: Fibromatosis, while it doesn't have "sarcoma"in the name is actually a low-grade sarcoma. However, this only applies to cases occurring in the abdomen. Less commonly, these tumors can occur on the extremity. Cases of Palmar and Plantar fibromatosis are not aggressive and generally behave in a benign fashion. Have your sarcoma pathology checked by an expert [email protected] ...Read more

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Can the systemic inflammation from undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause intermittent dizziness ?

Can the systemic inflammation from undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause intermittent dizziness  ?

Inflammatory disease: Sounds like you have been given the dx of fibromyalgia. Otherwise, you have a very vague problem which is questionable in its diagnosis. You are much more likely experiencing vertigo due to the serious medications you are on versus systemic inflammation. Both Plaquentil and Cymbalta (duloxetine) are well known for causing vertigo. I would suggest talking with your rheumatologist about alternate drug treatment. ...Read more

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What are the differences between myofascial pain syndrome and mixed connective tissue disease?

What are the differences between myofascial pain syndrome and mixed connective tissue disease?

Immunity versus pain: Mixed connective tissue disease results from the immune system attacking the body itself. Muscle pain is common and is due to inflammation. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of symptoms including fatigue, non-restful sleep, and widespread pain. It may be due to imbalance in chemicals in the nerves in the brain. Muscle pain is universal but the immune system is not involved in fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Whats' the difference between a tendon sheath tumor and soft tissue sarcoma?

Benign vs malignant: A tendon sheath tumor could be a malignant sarcoma or a benign tumor (by definition not a sarcoma). ...Read more

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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more