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Pericardium (Definition)

The thin tissue layer forming a sack around the heart ...Read more


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What is a thickened pericardium?

What is a thickened pericardium?

Pericardium: The pericardium is a very thin membrane that surrounds the heart. When the pericardium becomes inflamed from various causes, it can become thickened and can even calcify and severely impair heart function. ...Read more

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What is thickened echogenic endometrium?

What is thickened echogenic endometrium?

Endometriosis: Although there is some variation in the sonographic appearance of endometriomas, the classic endometrioma is a homogenous, focal lesions with low level echogenic. They may be uni or multilocular, contain thin or thick septations and may contain wall nodules (a finding also found in ovarian neoplasms). If these mural nodules are hyperechoic, or thickened lining. ...Read more

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Is calcific constrictive pericarditis still with us?

Is calcific constrictive pericarditis still with us?

Yes: Well it is rare to start with, hard to diagnose, and probably less common these days since tb, a major cause, is less common. ...Read more

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Pleural plaques and pleural effusion, what is this?

Pleural plaques and pleural effusion, what is this?

Thickening and fluid: Pleural effusion is fluid around the lung. Pleural plaques are thickening of the lining of the lung and chest wall. Both can be due to numerous reasons including infection, heart failure, exposure to asbestos and cancer. ...Read more

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Can fatty liver cause mild acalculous gb wall thickening?

Can fatty liver cause mild acalculous gb wall thickening?

Maybe: Mild thickening of the wall is an image diagnosis, such as ultrasound or ct. There is no need to worry without symptoms. It is also related to eating or not eating. Without gallstones and without pain or discomfort nothing to worry about. But double check with your doc who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Pathology report says prominent thickened Endometrial lining at 1.5cm. Is this bad? What does it mean by prominent thickened endo lining?

Pathology report says prominent thickened Endometrial lining at 1.5cm. Is this bad? What does it mean by prominent thickened endo lining?

There are a couple: of ways to measure the thickness of the endometrial lining..by ultrasound or by endometrial biopsy. Most agree that a thickness of 1 cm or 10 mm is classified as "thickened." Especially in older women, a thickened endometrium may suggest cancer, but most often non-cancerous causes explain it: normal hormonal changes, obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome. Your Doctor will advise. ...Read more

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Had a cardiac mri. Finding: mild lv cavity dilation, normal lv systolic function; lvef 62%.Trivial pericardial & pleural effusion?

Sounds pretty normal: Ef is normal, tiny effusions are nothing to worry about. Was valvular function normal - ie no stenosis or regurgitation? Also, how much dilation? Was a volume given? Would followup with a cardiologist and make sure you optimize your therapy for high blood pressure among other conditions. The lv dilation and pericardial effusions could be followed with echocardiography. ...Read more

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severe LAE, left atrium is severely dilated, mitral valve leaflets appear mildly thickened. mitral regurgitation (1-2+), what does this mean?



severe LAE, left atrium is severely dilated, mitral valve leaflets appear mildly thickened.  mitral regurgitation (1-2+), what does this mean?

Question? Consult!: These little boxes are not good for answering specific patient case problems. Consider a cardiology consultation here on HealthTap. The kind of consult where you ask for help within the next 24 hours works particularly well for a complex case because it enables emailing back and forth with the details. ...Read more

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What is minimal pleural effusion or thickening right?

Tuberculosis: Yoy have tuberculosis(tb) noted in your history. Tb can cause abnormalities like pleural thickening and effusion. The treatment your are taking is appropriate and you should be following along with your doctor. Your x-ray or ct scan evaluates the lung and the radiologist interprets the findings. ...Read more

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Ultrasound result normal sized anteverted uterus with thickened endometrium?

Ultrasound result normal sized anteverted uterus with thickened endometrium?

How thick?: What was the stage of your cycle? How thick was the endometrium? Are you having dysfunctional vaginal bleeding? You need to provide more info. Anteversion just means that the uterus is tipped forward and is not really significant. ...Read more

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Please interpret this tissue biopsy. Fibrous pericardium with granulation tissue and fibrinous exudate. There is mild fibroplasia?

Please interpret this tissue biopsy. Fibrous pericardium with granulation tissue and fibrinous exudate.  There is mild fibroplasia?

Healing: The pericardium has been injured in some way, perhaps by surgery or there may be a healing infection. What is means most of all is there isn't tumor. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder sludge means gallbladder walls are thick?

Nope: The gallbladder is a small hollow organ that holds bile. This helps us digest fat. When you look at the gallbladder with an ultrasound the bile can appear like sludge which probably just describes the consistency of the bile. Thickening of the gallbladder wall can be seen on the ultrasound as well and usually is a result of inflammation. These are two different findings. ...Read more

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Calcified pleural plaques lower thorax?

Calcified pleural plaques lower thorax?

Exposed to asbestos: Means that you may have or have worked around asbestos. Will not affect your breathing but may put you at risk for mesothelioma. Would have you doc keep an eye on them every so often. ...Read more

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7x6.7x6.5cm cyst mid pole of kidney compressing left renal pelvis with mild calyceal dilatation Somewhat thickened walls and multiple enhanced septat?

 7x6.7x6.5cm cyst mid pole of kidney compressing left renal pelvis with mild calyceal dilatation Somewhat thickened walls and multiple enhanced septat?

Here are some ...: Despite medical advance and known to most if not all, all modern medical care are still based on INDIRECT evidence resulting from continual collection & analysis of available experience so to apply currently available knowledge, skills, technology, drugs, commonsense, and tads of wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way to reasonable patients; then, we hope the possible best and have to move on ...Read more

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Which is nodular pleural thickening of the right lung base?

Which is nodular pleural thickening of the right lung base?

Pleural change: Nodular pleural thickening means an abnormally thick lining of the lung. ...Read more