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Thymic Tissue Anterior Mediastinum
CT scan shows "greater prominence of triangular soft tissue in anterior-superior mediastinum suggestive of reactive thymic tissue" Concerned?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CT scan of chest came back normal but says "Soft tissue in the anterior mediastinum noted,likely residual thymic tissue." thymoma at 21 possible?
It is: normal. The thymus normally involutes with age, and it is not uncommon for a young adult to have residual thymic tissue on CT. ...Read more
Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?
Imaging/biopsy: You have been through a lot. Imaging with ct scan provides information and helps guide next steps, but is not diagnostic. A biopsy obtains tissue for pathology to make the diagnose of lymph node. The timing of biopsy in relation to your overall health will be best addressed between you and your doc. Take family or friend with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have CT scan say stable increased lobulated density in anterior superior mediastinum may represent residual disease vs thymic tissue?
Mediastinum: Of course it depends on many factors. It's normal to see thymic tissue until early 20s is seen in fewer than 50% of people over 40. This density can be possibly be anything including normal, reaction to infection, thymic cysts, or hyperplasia from systemic disease. Fortunately it is stable, but a conversation with your doc and radiologist would be the best thing moving forward. ...Read more
CT in ER today showed an anterior mediastinal soft tissue mass 2.5x3.7x5.5cm.Bilateral axillary lymphadenopathy.Likely thymoma? googling myself crazy!
Need biopsy : Hi, you should set up an appointment with an oncologist as a biopsy of the mass will be important in determining what it is. You will also likely need blood work to see if it's affecting your blood counts or electrolytes. Biopsy of the mass is likely the only way you'll know what you are dealing with. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Small subpleural nodules in right upper lobe.Mild aread of fibrosis in bilateral apices.Mild mediastinal lymphadenopathy.Enlarged carinal lymph node.?
Unknown: Complete history, exposures, symptoms, etc... Would be critical. Subcarinal nodes could be sampled. In addition, depending on radiographic appearance and interpretation, could have lung biopsies as well. But, potential diagnosis is fairly large, numerous possibilities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can stage 1a endometrial cancer (removed) spread to mediastinal, bilateral hilar and virchow's node w/o infiltrating another organ?
Yes but: It could possibly spread to local lymph node but the chances are very low. The lymph nodes that are in thoracic cavity are even less likely to contain metastatic tumor from a stage 1a endometrial cancer, especially if it's a garden variety low grade lesion. In fact, long term survival is very good, like 95%. The other 5% may represent very high grade tumors. ...Read more
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
U/s show mild lymphadenopathy small hypoechoic nodule inferior posterior to left lob of thyroid could rep aditional parathyroid adenoma/lymphadenopath?
Have chronic cough, small 4mm nodule. 3.3cm soft density tissue in anterior mediastinum. etiologies residual thymus,thymoma,lymphoma. should i worry?
Probably not, but: Chronic cough in a non-smoker is never normal. I doubt that it is connected to the radiological findings. Based on the sizes of the findings I suspect you had a CT scan. See a pulmonary doctor to sort out things, both for the cough and the radiological findings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Vats wedge lung resection on solitary nodule. Results: multiple necrotizing granulomas negative for microorganisms afb & gms. Lymph nodes benign fibroadipose tissue. Tissue being cultured for what?
Subcapsular and capsular arterial phase enhancement of liver. Focal capsular retraction @inferior rt hepatic tip along lateral margin. Layman's terms?
See hepatologist: Arterial enhancement means that the area is dependent of arterial blood, usually meaning some type of inflammation or malignancy. Retraction means that the capsule of the liver is indented, concerning for scarring or cancer. With a definable mass, this would be concerning and necessitate a liver biopsy or repeat scan in a few months. See a liver specialist. ...Read more
Nodule in l thyroid vth faint focal calcification, multiple enlargd lymph nodes in l cervical regn(surgical level3).Papillary carcinoma vth metastasis?
Thyroid cancer: Did you have a biopsy? An fna (fine needle aspirate) could be performed where a thin needle is used to collect cells from the thyroid nodule. This sample is sent to a pathologist for examination. The presence of multiple nodes is concerning and deserves further workup. Hope this helps. Papillary carcinoma is common and treatable. ...Read more
2 sm linear soft tissue calcifications mid lower leg, undetermined etiology/pathologic significance & ossicle at ant. Tibia plateau. Possibilities?
Extensive residual endo, endometrioma involves rectosigmoid junction back of uterus & cervix dense tissue infiltration deep pelvic endo wot this mean?
Severe disease: You are describing severe endometriosis that is difficult to treat and that they were unable to completely remove. Some sort of medical treatment is probably your next step. It will be best if you can find a specialist with experience with these difficult cases since the usual gynecologist encounters these rarely. ...Read more
Section studied shows cystic spaced, the wall comprising of fibro collagenous tissue. The spaces show focal lining by multilayered oval to round cells?
Chest CT scan subsegmental atelectasis versus fibrosis in medial margins of r \l upper lobes abutting mediastinum was f/u for 6mm ground glass nodule
The fibrosis and : Atelectasis isnt anything to worry about, just some lung tissue collapsed on itself and scarring. The ground glass nodule is something that may need longer term follow up to make sure it doesnt grow. These can be due to something called atypical adenomatous hyperplasia (aah). ...Read more
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