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Doctor insights on: Traumatic Fat Necrosis

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Is fat necrosis or abscess dangerous?

Is fat necrosis or abscess dangerous?

They're different: Fat necrosis is typically painful but jot dangerous. Abscesses can be dangerous if not properly treated. ...Read more

Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more


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Can fat necrosis develop into breast cancer?

Can fat necrosis develop into breast cancer?

Not at all: Fat necrosis is a result of trauma to the breast, sometimes so minor that you may not even remember the event. Lump develops but usually there is a history of black and blue bruising for a short period of time. Generally, the lump decreases in size over a period of time and disappears entirely, though this may take several weeks or months. There is no risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Can a hip fracture turn into avascular necrosis ?

Can a hip fracture turn into avascular necrosis ?

Yes: If the fracture interferes with the blood supple to the ball of the hip joint, avn can occur. ...Read more

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Describe the features of breast fat necrosis.?

Describe the features of breast fat necrosis.?

Painless lump: Fat necrosis of the breast often occurs after injury to the breast tissue. It typically causes a painless lump within the breast. If you have a lump in your breast, you should consider seeing a doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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How do subarachnoid haemorrhages result in cell necrosis?

How do subarachnoid haemorrhages result in cell necrosis?

Cell death: Necrosis is cell death. Anything that disrupts the complex system that keeps cells alive can cause cell death. Subarachnoid hemorrhage is a bleed in the brain. The pressure from extra blood in a small space can crush cells, and disrupt fragile capillaries that bring oxygen to cells. This, cell death ...Read more

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Could dying of massive internal injuries/multiple traumatic injuries be painful?

Could dying of massive internal injuries/multiple traumatic injuries be painful?

Possibly: Fractures will usually cause the most pain, but if there is massive blood loss and shock the patient will become comatose. In that state, the brain shuts down and we don't think pain is experienced as when awake. So, in the wake state, yes it is painful; in a coma, not so much. ...Read more

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How bad is a focal area suggestiv of central fibrosis within liver. Mild centrilobular cholestasis and attached fibroadiposed tissue with fat necrosis?

How bad is a focal area suggestiv of central fibrosis within liver. Mild centrilobular cholestasis and attached fibroadiposed tissue with fat necrosis?

Depends: It is impossible to evaluate these findings without knowing the clinical setting and the results of other tests of liver function. Certainly this does not make me suspect liver cancer. If you have questions about this ultrasound finding, I would ask your doctor or your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are early cystic changes on navicular bone many months post injury a sign of avascular necrosis?

Are early cystic changes on navicular bone many months post injury a sign of avascular necrosis?

Cysts in bone: Cystic changes or erosions in bone post trauma can indicate that the bone matrix was disrupted from the injury and cystic changes have resulted. It does not mean that you have avascular necrosis, but it can mean that there are changes in the trabecular patterns of the bone due to the trauma. Bone injuries can cause many different bone patterns to occur as a result of the bone trying to heal itsel ...Read more

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Is it possible to have organ necrosis ( tissue separation good/bad) from cold injury?

Is it possible to have organ necrosis ( tissue separation good/bad) from cold injury?

YES: Organ necrosis is seen with extreme cold but I think your are referring to the USE of cold to kill UNWANTED TISSUE...No??? (ie "CRYOTHERAPY") Ask again and be specific! Dr z ...Read more

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Traumatic brain injury always permanent?

Traumatic brain injury always permanent?

Depends on a lot: This is often the debate which engages forensic neuropsychologists (see http://forensicneuropsychology.Com) and forensic neurologists. Results can vary greatly even with similar ct or MRI findings. Generally severity, presence of intracranial bleeding, elevated icp, early or especially post-traumatic seizures, locaiton of injury, shearing, and pre-injury factors ie. Age, prior injury, health etc. ...Read more

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I'd like info on aseptic necrosis plz?

Bone death: Aseptic or avascular necrosis are older terms that describe none that has died without cause. The current term is osteonecrosis, but it all means the same thing. Dead bone. Try the american academy of orthopaedic surgeons web site for more information. Aaos.Org. ...Read more

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Can epidural fat attenuation be from cushings syndrome?

Can epidural fat attenuation be from cushings syndrome?

Yes: Patients with elevated steroid levels are predisposed to epidural lipomatosis, which can cause spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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Can coffee cause avascular necrosis?

Can coffee cause avascular necrosis?

No: Although caffeine isn't good for bone density, regular consumption of coffee doesn't cause avascular necrosis. ...Read more

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Many fasciotomies CS returns. Hypertrophic muscles, scar tissue & fluid pockets in leg. Could fusing ankle atrophy muscles to reduce volume, & end CS?

Many fasciotomies CS returns. Hypertrophic muscles, scar tissue & fluid pockets in leg. Could fusing ankle atrophy muscles to reduce volume, & end CS?

Ankle Fusion: Ankle fusion (arthrodesis) absolutely will atrophy certain muscles in the foot and leg, as there is no further motion in the ankle joint. This limits the amount of contracture and use of the muscle, which leads to muscle wasting and atrophy. Also, you will not return the blood to your heart as effectively, as you rely on skeletal muscle to push the blood back to the heart (Venous insufficiency) ...Read more

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Do steriods from chemo cause avascular necrosis?

Do steriods from chemo cause avascular necrosis?

Possibly but others: Although avascular necrosis can be related to corticosteroids it is important to know that there are other causes of avascular necrosis. There is a decrease in blood flow to the area involved. Although corticosteroids can be associated, it depends on dose and time and thus chemo steroids are less likely to be associated. Other causes: alcohol, joint injury and increased pressure ...Read more

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Does a torn rotator resemble avascular necrosis on an mri?

Does a torn rotator resemble avascular necrosis on an mri?

No: A torn rotator cuff primarily involves the rotator cuff tendons whereas avascular necrosis involves the humeral head (top of the long bone of the upper arm). Each disease has certain features on mri. ...Read more

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