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Presacral ultrasound shows "thickening/edema of subcutaneous fatty tissue". PAINFUL and hard lump under the skin and can be felt. Surgical removal?

Presacral ultrasound shows "thickening/edema of subcutaneous fatty tissue". PAINFUL and hard lump under the skin and can be felt. Surgical removal?

U/S is non specific: You need diagnosis. More history. The U/S adds a little but not enough. MRI would also add info, but again may not be enough. MRI would be most sensitive in seeing borders and might give useful info for a surgeon, for ex. vascularity. Only surgeons can decide on incisional bx. vs. excision. Hacking around is cheapest, but for me (a radiologist) MRI is good to avoid surprises and safe to do. ...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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Is peroneal subluxation surgery worth it? Ultrasounds shows subluxation of peroneus tertius with associated reactive edema (anechoic areas).

Is peroneal subluxation surgery worth it? Ultrasounds shows subluxation of peroneus tertius with associated reactive edema (anechoic areas).

PERONEUS TERTIUS?: A subluxing tertius? The tertius is beneath the extensor retinaculum in the same canal as the EDL tendons. I don't understand how that muscle/tendon is subluxing, and the EDL's are ok. ...Read more

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They said my baby has a slightly edema on the skin now they said baby on my baby19 weeks ultrasound all is ok?So is ultrasound might be correct.

They said my baby has a slightly edema on the skin now they said baby on my baby19 weeks ultrasound all is ok?So is ultrasound might be correct.

Not to worry: Yoyr baby will be examined by your pediatrician of choice and any concerns will be brought up for discussion. So stay healthy throughout your pregnancy and not to worry too much till your baby is born. ...Read more

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Mildly elevated liver enzymes 2 - 4 x upper limit 60% of tests for 3 years. Now liver enlarged on ultrasound. Episodes of edema and fevers. What now?

Mildly elevated liver enzymes 2 - 4 x upper limit 60% of tests for 3 years. Now liver enlarged on ultrasound. Episodes of edema and fevers. What now?

Consult hepatologist: Hi, the tests and the clinical symptoms that you describe warrant further work up by an experienced hepatologist. The possibilities are too numerous to discuss in the current setting. The main crux of the w/u would be to assess if the damage to the liver is not irreversible(cirrhosis); find the underlying cause to treat it. A liver biopsy may be indicated if all tests are neg. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Left supraclavic edema, soft and no lymph nodes. No pain, enlarges with valsava, present for >3months. Chest X-ray ok. Getting ultrasound soon, ideas?

Left supraclavic edema, soft and no lymph nodes. No pain, enlarges with valsava, present for >3months. Chest X-ray ok. Getting ultrasound soon, ideas?

R/O LIPOMA: Supraclaviclar enlargement is worisome. You need a full lab work up to rule out lymphoma/lipoma/sarcoidosis. CT SCAN Of chest/Abd/pelvis and a gallium scan. Eventually the area will need to be biopsied to make a pathological diagnosis ...Read more

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Given lasix (furosemide) for edema following a back surgery on April 1st, it did nothing at all. All labs, ultrasound and MRI are clean. Any ideas? I must get rid of the 27 lbs of water, it really hurts.

Given lasix (furosemide) for edema following a back surgery on April 1st,  it did nothing at all. All labs, ultrasound and MRI are clean. Any ideas? I must get rid of the 27 lbs of water, it really hurts.

Edema: If your swelling from edema is in your legs you should 1: Take your bath or shower at bedtime. 2: Purchase a wedge pillow from Binson's or other similar store. 3: Sleep with your legs on the pillow. 4: Put on support stockings before your feet leave your legs. Your weight should go down soon. ...Read more

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Have focal edema on coccyx (mri result). Pain for now 7 months. Getting worth. Tried ultra sound, laser for swelling, cushion, advil (ibuprofen). What's next?

Cushion: Usually using a cushion with a cut out (donut cushion) for 100% if sitting will allow this to resolve. Only rarely is surgical excision needed as a last resort. ...Read more

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Pregnancy 15 week, ultrasound report.,.. Turner syndrome with cystic hygroma and hydrops fetalis....., your advise required?

Pregnancy 15 week,  ultrasound report.,.. Turner syndrome with cystic hygroma and hydrops fetalis....., your advise required?

Your decision: in the end. These findings in the first trimester usually carry a poor outlook for survival of the baby but there have been many reports of resolution of both cystic hygroma and hydrops as pregnancy progresses. Turner syndrome will always be there. I cannot decide for you but suggest you consider re-evaluating by ultrasound in 3-4 weeks should you decide to continue the pregnancy, you will then know more about the prognosis for the baby and any associated problems such as congenital heart defect etc. see:http://www.turnersyndrome.org/#!child/c4ff ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Dropsy (Definition)

Dropsy, also called edema, is the term for fluid accumulation in the skin or other parts of the ...Read more