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Can you put in layman's terms please? midline meningioma approx 3.3 x 2.8 cm in transverse and AP dimensions which abuts sagittal sinus along vertex
Tumor on brain: It's round, a little more than an inch across and it sitting as such tumors often do next to the big tube that carries blood from the top of your brain back to your body. I'm hoping it will be easy to remove. Best wishes. If there is some other way we can help, please let us know ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ok, xray results say acute transverse non-displaced horizontal lower pole patella fracture. What now?
See orthopedist: Treatment varies but if u are able to lift your leg up straight(slr), then more than likely u can be treated in a knee immobilizer, crutches.If the fracture is more towards the 'center' of the patella and shows signs that it may 'come apart' or displace than surgical fixation(orif)is indicated generally w/k wires or screws and 'tension-band' fixation.Se your ors.Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Large central disc extrusion extending superiorly along posterior of C3 measures 6mm AP 9mm transverse and 15 craniocaudal. Serious?
Can be: Any type of cervical spine i.e. neck disc issues can potentially be serious. This is a vulnerable area of the body and can have serious consequences.please seek the advice of the neurologist or neuro surgeon. Good luck to you! ...Read more
What kind of incision for delivery of singleton in transverse lie with anterior placenta previa? Will low transverse cut risk hemorrhage/uterine tear?
Hyst'omy MANDATED: hello Annie-_777 I am not an OB GYN but I have had a lot of experience which tells me that a lower abdominal incision (Pfannen-Stiel) is a better incision in almost all situations. This situation of a transverse lie and an anterior placenta praevia is a very hazardous situation because you need the baby out and the cord clamped within seconds of opening the uterus so choose a very skilled surgeon. ...Read more
Mri c-spine w/o contrast on 02-14-2013. Impression: mild left foraminal narrowing c2-c3. Disc ridge complexes c3-c4 through c6-c7 without central stenosis as described. Mild disc bulge c7-t1.
Spondylosis: The report describes cervical spondylosis, degeneration of the neck portion of the spine. The abnormalities may or may not be causing symptoms. Your doctor should see if those findings correlate with your story (the history) and your examination. From the description i might think you have neck pain or stiffness without symptoms in your arms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Femur lateral condyle bruise after patellar dislocation.Can't bend leg past 45 degrees in supine position.But can bend it upto 100 while sitting?Why:(
MRI: Obtian and orhtopedic consultation: you may have scar tissue or debris form the injury in the joint, possibly fluid. Nonetheless, obtain an immediate orthopedic consultation. ...Read more
Does labrum tear from postersuperior 10 o'clock position through superior and anterior labrum down to the anteroinferior 5 o'clock require surgery?
Maybe: If you do not have pain, popping and instability you do not need surgery. If you do, have surgery. ...Read more
Female (55) C4 C5 osteophyte complex indents ventral thecal sac/lateral recess. Disc protrusion contacts/flattens ventral hemicord ?
Not sure of your ?: If you're asking about the imaging results you posted, you have a bone spur that is growing off of two of your vertebrae. It is large enough that it is pressing against your spinal cord and possibly some of the nerves that are exiting from the spinal cord. Your doctor will recommend treatment based on the severity of your symptoms. ...Read more
What does slight lateral positioning of the patella and shallow trochlear groove with min. anterior lateral femoral condyle ridge reactive change mean?
Common MRI : It means that your kneecap sits slightly off to the side on the end of the thigh bone( trochlea) @ 90degrees of bend. ( flexion), and your 'groove' ( trochlea) is slightly shallow on your femur. Very common radiologic ' diagnosis' , seen most commonly in patients w/ 'mild' patellar instability or ' kneecap' pain. See your ORS for significance . Best of Luck! ...Read more
What compromises intervertebral disc integrity more- shearing (side to side) forces or vertical pressure?
Both: Both forces can lead to disk problems. ...Read more
What?The uterus measures 8.3 x 4.0 x 5.0 cm in sagittal by AP by transverse dimensions respectively, anteverted. The endometrial echo measures 8.6 mm.
CordCompression @C5-C6 (bone spurs), Cord compression @C6-C7 due to prominent central disc extrusion w/ inferior migration.Serious?Cause shoulderPain?
Cord compression: The typical treatment of patients with cervical cord compression and myelomalacia is decompression and fusion. The approach anteriorly or posteriorly is decided on by the neurosurgeon performing based on anatomy, prior surgery, or other medical problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disc bulge w/ post left lat disc protrusion c6-7 mild central/left neural foramina stenosis hemangioma seen w/in left lateral inferior aspect of c4?
Disc herniation: Surgical intervention to the c6-c7 disc herniation is recommended or warranted if conservative care management fails to provide any adequate pain relief and/or progression of neurological deterioration. As for hemangioma and mild stenosis at c4, no surgery is recommended. ...Read more
CTscan inflammatory soft tissue middle ear partially surrounding the auditory ossicles extends in2 Prussak's space. Meaning? What's Prussak's space?
Ear infection: Prussacs space is the area of thin tympanic membrane at the neck of the malleus. In early infections it is an area of retraction. Over time inflammatory tissue can expand and cause chronic problems in the ear. Office exam with microscope can easily monitor that area without the necessity of CT scan. Rarely chronic drainage and infection marks the development of cholestetoma ...Read more
What does this mean? A 13mm transverse annular tear w/disc protrusion extends 3.5 mm dorsal from the vertebral body end plate?
This is not : The same as a compression fracture. A compression fracture can result in anterior wedging, but not all anterior wedging is compression fracture. If there are up to 3 consecutive vertebral bodies with anterior wedging, then it may represent scheuermann's kyphosis which is a congenital osteodystrophy, that lead to vertebrae appearing wedged. Fracture is less likely given your age. See a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Transverse is that: A transverse fetal position is just that, baby is sideways in the womb. Sometimes the wall of the uterus has a fibroid or the shape of the chamber is more like a heart than an egg, with a ridged outgrowth that prevents baby from assuming a head or bottom down position. This transverse position will interfere with a normal delivery & generally lead ti a c-section. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unstable position.: Fetuses tend to have longitudinal lies in pregnancy - be they cephalic or breech. Transverse lies are less common and involve the fetus with its spine axis perpendicular to the mother's spine axis (head to right or left, spine up or down). If persistent, transverse lies need cesarean section for delivery, unless external cephalic version [with epidural and terbutaline under real-time u/s] works. ...Read more
C-section: Unfortunately, a transverse position in pregnancy can be a dangerous situation. Once labor starts, typically the lowest part of the baby to enter the birth canal is the baby's shoulder. Hundreds of years ago, this situation would be fatal complication, because the baby could never fit through the birth canal...But today, a safe and timely c-section would prevent injury to both mom and baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What thresholds determine when a 3-piece LeFort is indicated to fix a skeletal open bite, in terms of curve of Spee and transverse discrepancy?
Talk: Talk to Orthodontist. He/she will determine extent of your malocclusion and best path of treatment based on more criteria than there is room to discussed here. The Orthodontist will then prepare your occlusion so that skeletal discrepancies can be normalized by you Oral Surgeon. Malocclusions are like snowflakes, no two are identical. There are guidelines, not rules, that determine treatment. ...Read more
ABDOMINAL OPENING: The second part of the colon, which runs from the right upper quadrant to the left upper quadrant is appropriately named the transverse colon. If this part of the colon is brought up to the surface of the abdominal wall, as a stoma, it is a transverse colostomy. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
C-section: Babies may remain transverse for a variety of reasons. Sometimes there is a benign growth in the uterine wall or other issue that prevents movement into a normal position. Regardless of the cause, these are only deliverable surgically. ...Read more
Yes, but not much.: Transverse fetal lie is unstable and typically converts to either cephalic (head-down) or breech (head-up) in labor. If some uterine/fetal anomaly/tumor prevent this and your baby remains transverse during labor, your cervix will likely open rather slowly and stop at 5-8 cm. This a surgical urgency and cesarean section is required to avoid dire complications such as cord prolapse and fetal death. ...Read more
Large Fibroid: I'm not sure what your question is? This is a large fibroid the size of a baby's head. It can be removed by myomectomy without much difficulty. You are only 37 years old and it's to soon to remove your uterus unless you are finished with childbearing. Check out www.chicagofibroid.com for more information about fibroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Transverse process: the transverse process is a small bone that comes off the side of the vertebrae for muscle to attach to. A sacralized tranverse process means that it is larger than normal and may be partially fused to the sacrum. This is rarely a cause for any pain or other symptoms. This is just an anatomic variation which is quite common. ...Read more
Fusion at L5-S1: A there has been a fusion of the transverse process of L5 on the right to the sacrum.. A boney or calcified bridge has formed. This may be congenital or from the time of birth, or it may be associated with degenerative arthritis. The condition by itself is harmless unless it caused encroachment of an exiting nerve root at a neuroforamen or window where a nerve root exits the spinal canal. ...Read more
My wife is soon about to give birth but the baby is in transverse or abridged position, what are the implications?And can she have a safe delivery?
Well...: There is alway a great chance that the baby will move and engage normally Do not panic ...Read more