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Doctor insights on: Soft Tissue Shadow

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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 does "soft tissue shadows are normal" in a hip joint x ray mean?

What does "soft tissue shadows are normal" in a hip joint x ray mean?

Soft tissues: Include muscle, bowel, internal organs, and the like. No calcification, which is radio-opaque! ...Read more

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Relatively large soft tissue shadow seen in the nasopharynx upon nasopharyngeal air column leaving a small residual part ant. In child? May be adenoid

Relatively large soft tissue shadow seen in the nasopharynx upon nasopharyngeal air column leaving a small residual part ant. In child? May be adenoid

Adenoids: Most likely you are describing x-ray findings in a child which does sound like enlarged adenoids. More information would be needed to give you a more detailed response. Discuss the findings with the doctor who ordered it. ...Read more

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Small hard lump deep within neck for two months. Ultrasound results say "No visible mass. There is shadowing 5 mm calcification in the deep soft tissue of the left posterior neck, seems to correspond to a palpable lump". Feeling scared about this?

Small hard lump deep within neck for two months. Ultrasound results say "No visible mass. There is shadowing 5 mm calcification in the deep soft tissue of the left posterior neck, seems to correspond to a palpable lump". Feeling scared about this?

Neck lump: Great that you had it checked. Did you have any sort of prior injury to that spot? Even acne can leave a calcification behind after it heals. Did the radiologist recommend repeating the sonogram in 6-12 months? Might help to see if there is a change over time.
Don't worry, but do recheck it. ...Read more

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What is "soft tissue abnormality? "

What is "soft tissue abnormality? "

Nonspecific: Term. It refers to something abnormal is the soft tissues (muscle, skin, etc.) as opposed to an abnormality in the bone or bowel. The phrase alone provides no significant information and requires further elaboration. ...Read more

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What is soft tissue edema?

What is soft tissue edema?

Anything other than: Anything other than bone is considered to be soft tissue. Usually one sees soft tissue edema or water swelling in the lower extremities especially when you press a finger into the skin, you leave an indent that goes away in a few minutes. ...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 is soft tissue inflammation? What causes it?

What is soft tissue inflammation? What causes it?

Muscle pain: Can also be called myositis. Muscles can become overworked, or as a result of diseases like Arthritis., or even trauma. They respond with inflammation and pain. Rest allows recooperation. CPK and other markers in the blood can track muscle damage. ...Read more

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What is occipitial soft tissue edema?

What is occipitial soft tissue edema?

Swelling back head: Occipital (back of head) soft tissue edema just means 'swelling'. The possible causes are trauma (bump/bruise) or infection (cellulitis). ...Read more

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Are soft tissue models in the lungs cancerous?

Are soft tissue models in the lungs cancerous?

Suspicious: Any mass or lump in the lung is suspicious. If you are talking about a lump you feel in the soft tissue around the chest cavity area. These are not malignant ...Read more

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Wat is soft tissue edama?

Wat is soft tissue edama?

Edema=Swelling: 'soft tissue edema' just means swelling of soft tissue (e.g. Skin/muscle/sub-cutaneous fat). It does not suggest a cause. Common causes include infection (cellulits), trauma (e.g. Bump or bruise), or allergy (hives) etc.. ...Read more

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What exactly is soft tissue thickening?

What exactly is soft tissue thickening?

Skin, fat, tissue: Not bone, not muscle.
Scar or increase in density is thickening. ...Read more

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What is a soft tissue injury?

What is a soft tissue injury?

Bruises, etc....: Soft tissue is a collective term applied to injury of skin, the fat and layers beneath the skin, but also can include the muscles, ligaments, tendons and even nerves if passing through that area. It is a colloquial term rather than a specific medical term that would accurately describe an injury. ...Read more

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What is a soft tissue lesion?

What is a soft tissue lesion?

Soft tissue: Soft tissue lesion is something that normally does not belong at that location but its exact etiology is not known. Usually a persistent lesion will warrant an excision or biopsy to establish its cellular nature ...Read more

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What will help a? Soft tissue injury?

What will help a? Soft tissue injury?

Rest: Most soft tissue injuries heal with rest and immobilization. After the pain resolves, stretch and exercise. ...Read more

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Crown lengthening, hard and soft tissue, what to do?

Crown lengthening, hard and soft tissue, what to do?

Do it: Is your question what is it? Or should you do it? If the dentist recommends before crown preparation you should do it. Basically soft tissue, and often hard tissue, is removed/reshaped to reveal more tooth above the gum. ...Read more

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What medication is recommended for a soft tissue injury?

What medication is recommended for a soft tissue injury?

Antibiotics: Soft tissue injury can be infected if it is open. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Soft tissue injury?

What is the definition or description of: Soft tissue injury?

The not bone part.: Simply stated, it is the injury to any tissue other than bone. This can be in the form of burn, bruise, scrape crushing, twisting, pulling just to name a few. ...Read more

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Infalmmation of soft tissue- should this be further evaluated?

Infalmmation of soft tissue- should this be further evaluated?

Not always: Depends on the situation. Inflammation is a healing process that protects the body at times and that is normal. Sometimes it's a sign of disease. Best way to tell is consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Could soft tissue injuries show up two months after the trauma?

Unlikely: Soft tissue injury usually will show up right away. Very few instances where the presentation will be delayed. If you have a hematoma (blood collection) in your soft tissue, sometimes it takes a few days to declare itself, but not 2 months. ...Read more

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Is a soft tissue tumor and a soft tissue calcifaction the same thing?

Is a soft tissue tumor and a soft tissue calcifaction the same thing?

Not exactly: A tumor can have calcification or not. You can get calcification in soft tissue without a tumor also, depends on the context. ...Read more

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Normal causes for a non specific soft tissue growth along vag cuff 3 yrs after hysto?

Normal causes for a non specific soft tissue growth along vag cuff 3 yrs after hysto?

May be normal findin: Pl see attached link for an answer to a similar problem.

Need more info with details for a proper assessment.

Pl consider a virtual consult on healthtap. Feel better:) ...Read more

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What are osteopathic soft tissue techniques/manipulation. Examples and visuals appreciated. ?

What are osteopathic soft tissue techniques/manipulation. Examples and visuals appreciated. ?

I "quote" from a DO: An osteopath (do) brings a different perspective than md's, who usually rely on xrays, mri's, meds & injections. A do trained in hands-on diagnosis & manipulation might find things overlooked by others. A do is well-suited to treating what is found, with methods that are proven but usually unavailable to most md's. Look at http://www. Osteopathic. Org/osteopathic-health/treatment/pages/default. Aspx. ...Read more

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Why do I have a great proclivity for soft tissue injury and an repair time of easily 20 times normal?

Why do I have a great proclivity for soft tissue injury and an repair time of easily 20 times normal?

Need specifics: In general, mechanical stress in conjunction with connective tissue disorder, metabolic derangement, many chronic illnesses, and certain medication can result in tissue injury and delay healing. ...Read more