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Complex cystic hypoechoic nodules right parotid gland with internal vascular septations &calcifications Echogenic foci Biopsy in future. Inconclusive?

Complex cystic hypoechoic nodules right parotid gland with internal vascular septations  &calcifications Echogenic foci Biopsy in future. Inconclusive?

Parotid mass: Your doctor will probably want an FNA, fine needle aspiration to obtain cells that can be examined by a pathologist. Probably will be benign but your ENT may suggest it be completely excised. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Thyroid ultrasound shows new mural nodule, calcifications, masses, lesions, and lymphadenopathy. Possible cancer?

Thyroid ultrasound shows new mural nodule, calcifications, masses, lesions, and lymphadenopathy. Possible cancer?

Possible cancer: With your description cancer is a possibility but by no means certain. Where is the lymphadenopathy? An imaging study with biopsy is what is needed here. Please have your doctor schedule this. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Is testicular ultrasound a transrectal ultrasound!?

Is testicular ultrasound a transrectal ultrasound!?

No: Testicular us looks for abnormalities of the testicle. Transrectal us is used to evaluate either the anal sphincter mechanism or stage rectal rumors. ...Read more

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Can a transvaginal ultrasound and/or pelvic ultrasound show enlarged lymph nodes around the ovary?

Can a transvaginal ultrasound and/or pelvic ultrasound show enlarged lymph nodes around the ovary?

Yes,: but not reliably. Regional bowel gas can obscure pelvic lymph nodes. Also the position of the ovaries is variable, and they may not be situated next to internal iliac nodal chains. So not seeing enlarged lymph nodes on a pelvic sonogram is not sufficient to exclude them. CT or MRI is much better. ...Read more

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Ultrasound show mild cervical lymphadenopathy,small hypoechoic nodule, parathyroid adenoma and or lymphadenopathy. Help..

Ultrasound show mild cervical lymphadenopathy,small hypoechoic nodule, parathyroid adenoma and or lymphadenopathy. Help..

Possible: Reason for cervical ultrasound is palpable nodule in mid neck. mild lymphadenopathy rarely of concern and question of parathyroid adenoma is usually just adjacent to upper or lower pole of thyroid. Essential to get throid scan to see if cold or functional nodule present. If cold nodule seen and on follow up it enlarges, then resection needed at which time nodes defined. ...Read more

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Would an ultrasound scan detect retroperitoneal tumours ?

Would an ultrasound scan detect retroperitoneal tumours ?

Yes: An ultrasound can detect a retroperitoneal tumor. If seen, typically a ct would be done as well, so if suspected clinically, it might be better to go straight to ct. ...Read more

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Difference bw thyroglossal cyst and ectopic thyroid ?

Difference bw thyroglossal cyst and ectopic thyroid ?

Thyroid: The thyroid develops near the base of the tongue and descends to its normal position at the bottom of the neck through the thyroglossal duct. The duct usually disappears, but if a portion stays open, a cyst (fluid-filled) can develop. There is no actual thyroid tissue in these cysts. Ectopic thyroid means that actual thyroid tissue is left behind somewhere along the path of migration. ...Read more

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Thyroid ultrasound1.4x1.1x1.1cm rim calcified nodule left mid thyroid.Well circumscribe hypoechoic1.4x1.9x1cm nodule w/mild internal flow.Is it cancer?

Thyroid ultrasound1.4x1.1x1.1cm rim calcified nodule left mid thyroid.Well circumscribe hypoechoic1.4x1.9x1cm nodule w/mild internal flow.Is it cancer?

Let's find out: This may be nothing but a colloid nodule in a developing nodular goiter. If the radiologist can't rule out cancer, you may be getting a fine-needle aspiration. With this pattern of calcification, it's unlikely to be an aggressive tumor even if it is cancer. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed circumscribed solid 2.7cm nodule. FNA showed Follicular lesion.Thyroseq was non diagnostic. Need 2nd FNA and 2nd thyroseq.Why?

Ultrasound showed circumscribed solid 2.7cm nodule. FNA showed Follicular lesion.Thyroseq was non diagnostic. Need 2nd FNA and 2nd thyroseq.Why?

More information: Dear patalbre34: Are you referring to a thyroid ultrasound? If so, most likely, the FNA and Thyroseq were not enought to make an accurate diagnosis. The needles used for this procedure are very tiny and sometimes the amount of tissue that you get from them is not enough to make an accurate diagnosis. Hope this helps. All the best, Ariel ...Read more

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Which seems to be best at showing a salivary duct gland stone--x-ray, ultrasound, MRI scan, or CT scan of the face?

Which seems to be best at showing a salivary duct gland stone--x-ray, ultrasound, MRI scan, or CT scan of the face?

All: Of these tests have advantages and disadvantages. See which one your doctor is most comfortable with. See radiologyinfo.Org for discussion of these imaging modalities. ...Read more

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1st FNA is benign follicular lesion, u/s ;hypoechoic thyroid nodule with few small calcifications, 2nd FNA ; hard consistency solid nodule,%ofcancer?

1st FNA is benign follicular lesion, u/s ;hypoechoic thyroid nodule with few small calcifications, 2nd FNA ; hard consistency solid nodule,%ofcancer?

Talk to YOUR MD: You clearly have a thyroid problem, and this needs to be discussed in context of the bigger clinical picture. If you have had FNA done, you have a doc following you. See them and ask what this means in your case and what should be done next. Lab results never occur in isolation. They occur in people, and the whole person has to be considered when making a diagnosis and treatment plan. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Mri shows t2 hyperintensity in the right hepatic lobe measuring 2.1 cm. Hepatic ultrasound strongly advised. Is this a lesion, mass, malignant?

Mri shows t2 hyperintensity in the right hepatic lobe measuring 2.1 cm.  Hepatic ultrasound strongly advised.   Is this a lesion, mass, malignant?

Get US: Get the ultrasound to further characterize the lesion. Likely benign but doppler ultrasound will further determine features that define etiology especially if solid or cystic, vascular (blood vessel) or not vascular if necessary a biopsy will provide definitive answer if it is not benign vascular lesion on us. ...Read more

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Ct scan showed 1.4x1.4 CM ill defined mass right hilum.Too small to biopsy? 2.5cmx1.5 CM lymph node between aorta and IVC below renal hilum.concerns?

Ct scan showed 1.4x1.4 CM ill defined mass right hilum.Too small to biopsy? 2.5cmx1.5 CM lymph node between aorta and IVC below renal hilum.concerns?

Lymph nodes: Difficult issue,from your description the larger node might be amenable to biopsy.Why are you having the CT performed? Short term follow up CT or other additional imaging should help ...Read more

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Could ultrasound results detect swollen lymph nodes?

Could ultrasound results detect swollen lymph nodes?

Yes and No; depends.: Depending on body part being scanned, yes swollen lymph nodes can be detected. The deeper the location of the lymph node such as in abdomen or pelvis, the more likely a ct or MRI scan would be necessary to see these structures. U/s in the neck, groin, or extremities is much more able at finding enlarged lymph nodes than in deeper or thicker body parts. Ct is the preferred study of choice. ...Read more

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Tsh 0.04 Ultrasound shows Mild cervical lymphadenopathy,small hypoechoic nodule. Parathyroid adenoma, lymphadenopathy am I dying?

Tsh 0.04 Ultrasound shows Mild cervical lymphadenopathy,small hypoechoic nodule. Parathyroid adenoma, lymphadenopathy am I dying?

Neck mass: First you are okay. You need a workup to determine what's going on. A simple blood test for Calcium and parathyroid hormone should let us know whether or not you have a parathyroid adenoma. If those are normal you likely have an an enlarged lymph node. Your doctor may suggest an FNA (fine needle aspirate) to obtain cells so a pathologist can examine them and help come to a diagnosis. Good luck ...Read more

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3 thyroid nodules, hypoechoic solid nodule with few tiny calcified 1st FNA is benign follicular lesion and 2nd is benign follicular nodule,possible?

3 thyroid nodules, hypoechoic solid nodule with few tiny calcified 1st FNA is benign follicular lesion and 2nd is benign follicular nodule,possible?

Thyroid follicles: Most likely, the ultrasound is picking up benign follicular cysts, or areas of "colloid" (where thyroid hormone is made) arranged in a circular pattern or nodule. From the description (& the 2 FNA biopsies) it's unlikely to be cancer. In certain parts of the world (40% of it), iodine deficiency is common & thyroid nodules are prominent. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thyroid-nodules ...Read more

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Can you tell me what my ultrasound results mean. A superficial lymph node measuring 1cm in the right parotid gland. Is re active in nature.

Can you tell me what my ultrasound results mean.  A superficial lymph node measuring 1cm  in the right parotid gland.  Is re active in nature.

Inflammation: Reactive means inflammatory probably related to viral or other infection. Ultrasound usually shows some vascularity or hyperemia to node. Usually node disappears with time. Usually lymph nodes one centimeter or less are benign. ...Read more

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Have painful, very swollen parotid gland, wcc and virus studies normal.Ultrasound revealed whole gland swelling, no stones.Causes?

Not enuf info: Need to know how long this has been going on, whether WBC is normal or not, whether biopsy has been suggested, etc. Sounds as if you have been going through a progressive detailed evaluation and suggest you continue with this knowledgeable physician. ...Read more

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I found a lump near my ear. Ultrasound result back as 12mm benign lymph node and fatty replaced nodes in perotid gland. What could this be?

I found a lump near my ear. Ultrasound result back as 12mm benign lymph node and fatty replaced nodes in perotid gland. What could this be?

Reactive lymphadenop: Odds are they are normal nodes. 12 mm is likely the largest dimension. What is the short axis "smallest" dimension. If 5 mm or less very likely reactive meaning they are fighting inflammation/infection. ...Read more

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What are parotid glands?

What are parotid glands?

Salivary gland: The parotid glands are paired salivary glands. They are the biggest of the major salivary glands (others are submandibular glands and sublingual glands). The parotid gland is located below your ear, extends forward underneath the skin of your neck, and travels inferiorly to your neck. ...Read more

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What causes the parotid gland to spasm?

Parotid spasm: The parotid gland is on of the large glands that makes saliva. The duct or tube that drains it secretes saliva into the mouth from the cheek oposite the second molar. I that tube is blocked or partially blocked, the gland spasms as it tries to secrete the saliva. The tube can be swollen from an inflammatory process or there could be a stone, it could be from dehydration, or it could be from tumor. ...Read more

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Can you decrease enlarged parotid glands?

Can you decrease enlarged parotid glands?

Wrong Diabetes: The most common cause for enlarged parotid glands is Insulin resistance. Remember the first stage of carb metabolism is "amylase" produced by the salivary glands. 25% of the population is severely Insulin resistant. To imply a surgical correction of hypertrophied parotids is ridculous. Parotid hypertophy is associated with metabolic syndrome., cure: diet and metformin. ...Read more

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What will happen if I pierce my parotid gland?

Bad things: You could leak saliva out of your face continuously. You could get a flesh-eating bacterial infection that would require removal of a big portion of the surrounding tissue. You could paralyze part of your face. Why would you want to do that? ...Read more

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What to do about infection in parotid glandsanyone?

What to do about infection in parotid glandsanyone?

Salivary glands: Depending on type of infection,viral,mumps or bacterial from dehydration,candy in mouth(sour)hydration,and later antibiotic,if worsening symptoms,for viral need tests,hydration and pain control ...Read more

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What can cause the parotid glands to become painful?

What can cause the parotid glands to become painful?

Stones...masses: Inflammatory processes inside the parotid gland can cause pain. This can be from a stone/sludge blocking the drainage system or from a lump in the gland from a tumor. Positive signs- reapidly developing swelling, pain, foul taste in the mouth when you press on the face. Bad signs- change in the movement of the face muscles, trouble swallowing. Get checked out by an ENT soon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: parotid gland?

Parotid gland: There are two such glands one in front of each ear. They are the largest saliva producing glands and produce around 75% of the saliva when you eat. ...Read more

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How can I make my permanently enlarged parotid glands go down without meds?

How can I make my permanently enlarged parotid glands go down without meds?

Difficult: Enlarged parotid glands are difficult to decrease in size. Drinking lots of water helps to prevent saliva backup and may help a little. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel your parotid glands and one side to be a bit bigger than the other?

Is it normal to feel your parotid glands and one side to be a bit bigger than the other?

Might be.: Sometimes this is the case. If there is anything suspicious or this seems to be progressive you should see your doc for an exam. ...Read more

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FNAC right parotid. Microscopy shows that smears are haemorrhagic and show fixation artifacts.Help.

Nothing about the: information you provide is alarming. The fine needle aspiration has not revealed anything helpful and is not diagnostic. Hemorrhage/bleeding is not unusual; it may even have been caused by the insertion of the needle. Fixation artifact simply means there is disruption of the tissue due to fixation/preparing the material for the microscope. Probably needs repeating...discuss with Doc. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I am in my early 80s. Parotid mass removal has been prescribed. If it's not removed, what is my life expectancy?

I am in my early 80s. Parotid mass removal has been prescribed. If it's not removed, what is my life expectancy?

Parotid mass: Depends on what the pathology is. If it's just a pleomorphic then not a big deal given your age. You and your surgeon will need to make a decision based on your overall health and risk/benefit ration of the surgery given your advanced age. ...Read more

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I'm 27 yrs old female i'm i too young to get parotid cancer does age matter when.It comes to this kind of disease?

I'm 27 yrs old female i'm i too young to get parotid cancer does age matter when.It comes to this kind of disease?

Parotid cancer : Cancer can occur at any age. Cancer of the parotid gland is possible in both young and old people. I have treated 7 year olds with parotid cancer. There are different kinds of cancer of the parotid and some are more easily treated than others (some need more than just surgery, like radiation). You should ask your ENT to explain to you what is going on and what are the options for treatment. ...Read more

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Can a parotid gland shrink by taking natural herbs instead of being cut on Im so afraid because of the facial nerves.

Can a parotid gland shrink by taking natural herbs instead of being cut on Im so afraid because of the facial nerves.

Science data: while many people offer options and results with natural remedies it remains difficult to know the truth. Surgery has results and are disclosed. The next part is the honesty of risks like facial nerve injury. But it is a low risk and the nerve can return. Talk more to your doctor and ask if any patients can be contacted for you to learn more. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is parotid neoplasms?

What is parotid neoplasms?

Below: The parotid glands are the largest salivary glands in humans and are frequently involved in disease processes. Approximately 25% of parotid masses are nonneoplastic; the remaining 75% are neoplastic. Nonneoplastic causes of parotid enlargement include cysts, parotitis, lymphoepithelial lesions associated with AIDS, collagen vascular diseases, and benign hypertrophy. Benign hypertrophy is encount ...Read more