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Tongue Diagnosis Chart
ENT discovered an incidental neoplasm on bottom of tonsil She biopsied it. Results pending. What % are cancerous? Could Dr tell its HPV by looking?
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
No: Dysgraphia is a deficiency in the ability to write primarily in terms of handwriting, but also in terms of coherence. ...Read more
ENT says salivary lip biopsy only 40% accurate to Dx Sjogrens, and suggests parotid gland biopsy, saying 80 accurate%. Is this correct?
Sjogren's: I've not seen those exact percentages noted in the medical literature, but they may certainly be reasonable. The key to diagnosis of this disorder is the salivary gland cells. The best place to perform biopsies to get salivary cells are in the lower lip and the tail of parotid. A lip biopsy can be done without a visible scar. A tail of parotid biopsy will scar, but you can usually hide it well ...Read more
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Read about 40 YO male who grew 2 inches taller. Doctor suggested Xray of hand to check bone conditions. What type of conditions would they look for?
Acromegaly: A growth hormone secreting pituitary tumor would cause acromegaly in an adult and gigantism in a child. There are radiographic findings on a hand radiograph of acromegaly such as enlarged pisiform bone. A GH secreting pituitary tumor should not cause increased height in an adult unless the person had some other rare metabolic bone disease in which the physeal growth plates were still open. ...Read more
Pls explain "transcribe by contributor system, chartlinc" on my preliminary surgical report.
This entry appears under "completed action list." thx!
Transcription : What you describe sounds like the notation of the transcription service used by the dictating physician. ...Read more
No: It depends on the size of the print on "line 8" and the distance from the chart. It is common for people to read the 20/15 equivalent, and not unusual to read 20/12, but the limit is probably about 20/10. ...Read more
What is the basic difference between papule , macule and crops . send me some clinically relevant pics ?
How raised is it: A macule is flat. Can't feel it with your eyes closed. A papule is raised and can be felt. A vesicle is a papule that has fluid in it - like a tear drop. It may also have pus in it- yellowish - then it's called a pustule. All these lesions are smaller than 5 mm in greatest dimension. Please google for images. ...Read more
Generally: Resting lightly behind the lower front teeth. ...Read more
Kindly refer attached test reports of mr. Mohinder sood kindly provide possible diagnosis and prognosis patient is complaining about numness in feet?
Trying 2 determine what to do w/gap year. Could finish BS sociology, 1yr MS anatomy, get a job w/#1 choice MD school. What ^ odds of admission most?
MD: If you really want to complete an MD degree discuss this with one of your current professors. Most will have an idea of the medical school faculty that would be happy to meet with you. One of our family's daughters graduated from Med School last Saturday and the joy all round was great! Can happen to you if you put your mind to it. ...Read more
Intl adoption, what does this mean regarding preemie eye exam: fundus: both plus(-), full vascularization, no rop rec; fix & following eom, cr (@2yo)?
How accurate is the first dsm psych test? Diagnosis was bi-polar & bpd? Is it accurate enough to diagnosis & start med? Other testing needed first?
"Reliability" of Dx: Most dsm diagnoses r made using a clinical/diagnostic interview - by talking w/ person (a) 2gather history of symptoms s/he's experiencing &(b) 2ask specific q's re: those symptoms. A doc's diagnosis may not correspond exactly (or at all) 2another's. Sometimes symptom scales r used 2lend support 2a diagnosis. An assessment by psychologist trained 2use formal psych tests can help pinpoint diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trisomy kids have large tongue and also have tongue thrust disorder. Would glossectomy be an appropriate treatment?
Partial yes: In some cases a partial glossectomy (removing part of the tongue) can be very helpful. ...Read more
Cytometric immunuphenotypic study was performed on the child bone marrow please explain what this study measures and how this study improved diagnosis?
Ask your oncologist: The doctor who ordered this test is the best person to ask such questions. This test is a way to further classify blood cancers into the various sub-types once the diagnosis has been made and it is a lymphoma or leukemia. It can help define the various cell types based on the immunological cell characteristics or cell markers. ...Read more
Fluoroscopy made to (10 month) son diagnosing esophageal disorders after loss consciousness,bend of back,stiffness.Will he be at cancer (x-ray) risk?
Adult no tonsils one sided no symptoms lingual tonsil hypertrophy biopsy/pathology complicated? Best to do=ent, dentistry/oral & maxillofacial, other?
Been diagnosed w moderate TMJ w headaches, neck pain, numbness etc - 4 stage treatment suggested 1- bottom retainer for aligning jaw, 2- Max Growth appliance, 3- braces, 4- retainer . THis sound like correct approach? anything else i should ask?
Yes: Ask yourself based upon your entire past dental history if this makes sense to you and if you trust the dentist who is advising this course of treatment. Is he/she highly recommended and is someone who has extensive experience and training treating patients with TMD/TMJ dysfunction? If yes may be a reasonable approach. If not why net get a second opinion before making your decision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son who is 4 has an orange tongue to the back of his tongue. We brush his teeth regularly and he's not on any meds.What is going on?
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