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Please tell me what is virchow spaces?

Please tell me what is virchow spaces?

Virchow Robin Space: Are canals filled with interstitial fluid that surround arteries, arterioles, vein ; venules as they penetrate the brain in various areas. ...Read more

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Virchow's node. Please give a brief description of where it is located specifically. And any signs to look for to know the difference of this node.

Virchow's node. Please give a brief description of where it is located specifically. And any signs to look for to know the difference of this node.

Above left clavicle.: Virchow's node (or signal node) is a lymph node in the left supraclavicular fossa (the area above the left clavicle). It has an ominous association with malignant disease. If you have this entity, you need a very thorough medical evaluation to determine if there is an associated malignancy. ...Read more

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Are all supraclavicular lymphnodes considered virchow's node, or is there one particular node that is virchows node.

Are all supraclavicular lymphnodes considered virchow's node, or is there one particular node that is virchows node.

Virchow's is cancer: If everybody with a palpable supraclavicular node had a Virchow's, it wouldn't be a helpful term. Virchow's is a dominant lymph node above the medial left collarbone from malignancy that's gotten there via the thoracic duct. It's obviously very abnormal. You've probably got a palpable supraclavicular node or two yourself just being a young man. Stop worrying about them unless you're clearly sick. ...Read more

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What causes virchow-robin spaces in the back of the head?

What causes virchow-robin spaces in the back of the head?

Normal phenomenon: Virchow-robin spaces are a phenomenon we see on mri's. They are merely the spaces we can see around blood vessels. Occasionally, a radiologist will describe 'enlarged' vr spaces. This is a normal finding...The spaces are just a little bigger than usual. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what causes subcortical foci of hypodensity and a prominent virchow robin space?

Can you tell me what causes subcortical foci of hypodensity and a prominent virchow robin space?

Usually normal: The virchow robin space is a perivascular space in the brain that surrounds the perforating arteries. It is believed to act as a buffer and reservoir of the extracelluar space for the neurons. These are normal findings that are best seen on the MRI scans of the brain. However, more recent studies suggest that these become prominent in neurodegenerative diseases where there is loss of neurons. ...Read more

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I just had a Virchows Node excised and it showed to have sinus histiocytosis, but no sign of malignancy. Should I still be concerned of cancer?

I just had a Virchows Node excised and it showed to have sinus histiocytosis, but no sign of malignancy. Should I still be concerned of cancer?

It depends: There must be some reason to have this lymph node biopsy done? Are you sick or well? Do you have any signs of cancer in your Abdomen or in the chest? Those are the usual reasons to do a biopsy of the Virchow's node. Was this lymph node enlarged? Send us all the above details, then we can be more helpful to you. ...Read more

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Is Virchow's node a rare presentation of pancreatic cancer?

Is Virchow's node a rare presentation of pancreatic cancer?

Possibly: Virchows node is a node in the left supraclavicular area, it is associated with the lymphatic drainage from the abdomen and can be a site of metastasis form abdominal cancers. It was classically described with gastric cancer but other abdominal malignancies could present this way ...Read more

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Can stage 1a endometrial cancer (removed) spread to mediastinal, bilateral hilar and virchow's node w/o infiltrating another organ?

Can stage 1a endometrial cancer (removed) spread to mediastinal, bilateral hilar and virchow's node w/o infiltrating another organ?

Yes but: It could possibly spread to local lymph node but the chances are very low. The lymph nodes that are in thoracic cavity are even less likely to contain metastatic tumor from a stage 1a endometrial cancer, especially if it's a garden variety low grade lesion. In fact, long term survival is very good, like 95%. The other 5% may represent very high grade tumors. ...Read more

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Mediastinal, bilat hilar & virchow nodes, post cancer 1a. Healtap dr say biopsy/pet scan. My onc dr: if they want u to have that, tell them to do it.

Mediastinal, bilat hilar & virchow nodes, post cancer 1a. Healtap dr say biopsy/pet scan. My onc dr: if they want u to have that, tell them to do it.

Your doc knows you: Your doctor knows you. No healthtap doctor or other online site knows you the same. There are likely to be many missing details in a short comment like the one you posted. It is imperative to meet with your doctor and ask him/her to explain your illness so you understand it best. If you can't get a satisfactory explanation, it may be useful to get a second opinion. Good luck! ...Read more

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Blood test sgot/alt 40 abnormal high, lymph 1.1, abnormal low, w/all mediastinal & bilateral hilar nodes enlarged + virchows node. What could it be?

Blood test sgot/alt 40 abnormal high, lymph 1.1, abnormal low, w/all mediastinal & bilateral hilar nodes enlarged + virchows node. What could it be?

Until proved not...: ... Our principal concern is cancer. I would draw no conclusions from the lymphocyte count, the SGOT / alt being somewhat high is merely suggestive, but the big nodes are going to require biopsy. Maybe it's a medication reaction, sarcoidosis, or any of a host of other possibilities. But we want to get at the truth. Good luck. ...Read more

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7mm ovoid lesion fluid density shown within posterior inferior aspect of right basal ganglia small vessel coursing through it incidental virchow robin?

7mm ovoid lesion fluid density shown within posterior inferior aspect of right basal ganglia small vessel coursing through it incidental virchow robin?

Difficult to tell: Without actually looking at the scan. Virchow Robin spaces are found normally and accompany blood vessels as they penetrate the brain. They contain cerebrospinal fluid and if they expand they can look quite pathological however it would be difficult to tell for sure without looking at the scan and knowing more. Would be happy to provide a virtual consult if needed.
Best of luck! ...Read more

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Hysterectomy for endometrial cancer. Now have all mediatinal lymph nodes & bilateral hilar enlarged w/virchow's node. No sarcoid. What?

Hysterectomy for endometrial cancer. Now have all mediatinal lymph nodes & bilateral hilar enlarged w/virchow's node. No sarcoid. What?

Investigation&biopsy: Need evaluation & investigation, virchow's node is most likely from abdominal metastasis, can be diagnosed by simple biopsy low risk procedure, nature nodes in the chest need pet scan evaluation first or vats (video assisted thoracic surgery) biopsy. ...Read more

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Ct shows bilat hilar, all mediastl & virchows node enlarged @ least 3 mos dr says not sarcoid. Past endo cancer 1a, can biopsy of virchows tell issue?

Yes: Biopsy of the enlarged virchow's node would in all probability either rule in or out a cancerous cause for the enlargement.

Good luck! ...Read more

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Chronic fatigue, temp of 102 at night, body aches, tenderness at trunk when twisting on both flanks, swollen hard virchows node. 29 female. Concern?

Chronic fatigue, temp of 102 at night, body aches, tenderness at trunk when twisting on both flanks, swollen hard virchows node. 29 female. Concern?

See a doctor: Fever an enlarged left supraclavicular lymph node may signal serious illness. Best to see a doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Had a MRI brain scan. Report says prominent virchow-robin spaces in fronto-parietal white matter and basal ganglia. No other abnormality, is this normal?

Had a MRI brain scan. Report says prominent virchow-robin spaces in fronto-parietal white matter and basal ganglia. No other abnormality, is this normal?

Yes: The virchow-robin spaces are peri vascular spaces normally seen around blood vessels and are not associated with any central nervous system pathology. Please try not to worry as the report you cite is fine. Well wishes. ...Read more

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Post hyster for endo cancer - all mediastinal nodes enlarged, w/bilateral hilar & virchows node. No sarcoid/lung issue, have thyroid nodules. Ideas?

Post hyster for endo cancer - all mediastinal nodes enlarged, w/bilateral hilar & virchows node. No sarcoid/lung issue, have thyroid nodules. Ideas?

Adenopathy: How do you know not sarcoidosis? Has it been biopsies? Otherwise consider some type of lymphoproliferative disorder. Need tissue diagnosis. Endometrial ca unlikely. ...Read more

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22f.vitamin d defficiency.9.8 ng in result. Healthrisks? How to increase vitD. How to be fit soon? Plz help me.

22f.vitamin d defficiency.9.8 ng in result. Healthrisks? How to increase vitD. How to be fit soon? Plz help me.

VitD supplementation: Critically low vitamin D levels are linked with Rickets, Cardiovascular disease, Osteoporosis, Anemia and other illnesses. Optimal vitamin D levels range from 60-80ng. For a level this low, it would be best to take over the counter vitamin D3 10, 000 iu a day. Eating oily fish and taking Omega 3 Fish oil capsules twice a day also help. Have your doctor monitor your vitamin D levels regularly. ...Read more

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I'm attending university of medicine by staying at the hostel. I think that my roommate had hepatitis B or c virus. How should I do to protect myself?

I'm attending university of medicine by staying at the hostel. I think that my roommate had hepatitis B or c virus. How should I do to protect myself?

Viral Hepatitis: The Hepatitis B vaccine is a three shot series that you can take to protect yourself.
Hepatitis C is thought to be spread by the direct contact of blood from the infected person. Avoid sharing razors, toothbrushes, sex with the affected person. Several Hepatitis C vaccines are in development but problems with development have vexed researchers. Visit http://www. Cdc. Gov/hepatitis/
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I have wart on my tongue that is being removed. Dentist said got it through virus. How did I get virus and should I refrain from oral sex?

I have wart on my tongue that is being removed. Dentist said got it through virus. How did I get virus and should I refrain from oral sex?

Warts: Warts are caused by viruses. Whether on your tongue, finger, or sole of your for, it's a virus that's at fault. Viruses are very contagious, and there are many different routs of infection. The wart on your tongue was probably not caused by oral sex. ...Read more

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I am in New Jersey and traveling often to New York. I keep blowing nose and washing eyes whenever there is dust in fear of hanta virus. How risky is it?

I am in New Jersey and traveling often to New York. I keep blowing nose and washing eyes whenever there is dust in fear of hanta virus. How risky is it?

Little Risk: There have been no Hanta virus infections reported in NJ and only 5 cases reported in NY on 2014. The illness is much more common in the West, particularly South Western U. S. Risk is mainly from exposure to airborne virus in old dwellings from rodent excreta. So your risk is negligible. ...Read more