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What Does A Normal Spleen Look Like
Kidney bean: Normal cervical nodes are oval or flattened hypoechoic structures with varying amounts of hilar fat. The hilae are usually hypovascular. Malignant infiltration alters the features of the lymph nodes, resulting in enlarged nodes that are usually rounded and show peripheral or mixed vascularity. They may have thickened outer wall, internal echoes, cystic changes, internal nodules, and septations. ...Read more
Black&White&Gray: Normal breast tissue will look gray on ultrasound; near the nipple, it is common to see ducts which can have a honeycomb pattern. Most importantly, cancers look very different than normal breast tissue. To the untrained eye, ultrasounds are like a rorschach test--you can see what you want to see in them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lymph Nodes?: Here is a great labeled photo of the lymph nodes of the neck: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=neck+lympnoids&qs=sc&sk=sc2&form=qbir&pq=neck%20lymphoid&sc=7-13&sp=3&qs=sc&sk=sc2#view=detail&id=aca5fedb982dffaf2be18b99d37025bc3d53925c&selectedindex=11. ...Read more
Very broad question: Ct scans are interpreted by radiologists, specially trained doctors who spend many years learning how to identify abnormalities on medical imaging studies, including ct scans. The radiologist knows in great detail what the body is supposed to look like on a ct scan and searches systematically for anything out of the ordinary. Sometimes abnormalities are obvious, but they can be very subtle. ...Read more
A big ball : A bartholin's cyst will be located in one of the labia near the bottom of the vagina on the sides at 6:00 or 9:00. It will soft and squishy and shapes like a ping pong ball. In some cases there will be no pain. When they get infected the pain is severe. If you think you might have one then it is time to schedule a visit to your local obgyn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Look here: Look here at transvaginal us image of the uterus: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ultrasound-images.Html. The uterus is generally harder to visualize in its complete extent on transabdominal images, but this is a close approximation of what is seen in transabdominal ultrasound (transvaginal is the better of the two). ...Read more
normal uptake: Bone scan involves intravenous injection of radiotracer usually technetium 99m mdp which accumulates in skeleton. Scan may involve early phase(5-10 min) and late phase(2-3 hr) imaging. Increased uptake is seen in fractures, tumors, infection, etc. Decreased uptake is seen in metal artifacts, aggressive tumor/infection, & loss of blood supply to bones.No abnormal uptake in skeleton is normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See sample picture: It is usually a ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available otc and all seem to work quite well for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: Before 4-6 m babies essentially have no sinus cavities. By a year, the maxillary & ethmoid sinuses are partially developed and inflammation can be seen as creamy nasal debris that often descends down the back of the throat like a waterfall during oral exam. Xrays < 1yr are rarely helpful as the sinus cavities are often filled by normal mucous at that age rather than trapped pus seen when older. ...Read more
"gastrografin": This is a contrast material and has calcium in it, which "tastes chalky", but may have some light flavoring to counteract the chalky taste. It is used to outline the stomach and intestinal lining with x-rays of the area to determine ulcers or other abnormalities. It is white or light pink in general. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Increased densities: Liver cancer can look like single or multiple nodules of increased density on the ultrasound. However, ultrasound is not the best, nor is it the final test in the diagnosis of liver cancer. A ct scan with and without contrast or an MRI scan give better visualization. By ultrasound, it is sometimes difficult to differentiate a hemangioma (a benign lesion) from a liver cancer. ...Read more
For the most part: People without a spleen can lead a normal life. Be sure you are vaccinated against these bacteria: streptococcus pneumoniae, neisseria meningitidis, and haemophilus influenzae. People without spleens are at a increased risk severe infections. You should get yearly flu vaccine and your doctor may recommend a pneumonia vaccine. Discuss infection risks and surgical complication with your doctor. ...Read more
Splenule: It means your spleen is normal, and by the way you have a little bit of extra spleen tissue separate from your spleen. This is also normal and occurs in 10% of the population. ...Read more
Need more info: Was the spleen removed with surgery or did the ruptured spleen heal on its own? If removed it will not grow back, but small chance if there were any pieces of residual spleen that small pieces may grow. If the spleen ruptured & healed on its own then there is no change to the spleen. ...Read more
Spleen: It can be. I am assuming that someone told you that during a physical exam. If the child is healthy and normal without any issues or concerns it's probably normal. If the child is ill, then it may not be normal, and the practitioner that found it should have explained why it's not normal or what their thoughts were. ...Read more
No. : The spleen will not regenerate following its removal. However, if the spleen is shattered, sometimes a small piece may remain in the abdominal cavity and develop a new blood supply. Also, some people are born with accessory spleens that can become more functional after splenectomy. ...Read more
Is a tumor on my normal size spleen anything to be worries about? Any additional tests recommended?
Be more exact: We need complete information about your Spleen and the tumor. Send us the exact information from the Tests done which showed this tumor. Was it a CT scan that shows this tumor? The radiologist can indicate whether it is likely to be benign(?cystic) or potentially cancerous (size matters here). A properly done CT scan or MRI can answer your questions. Ask your doctor about all of above. ...Read more
When a person has had a spleenectomy after a scan and they find a normal spleen what cab this be?
My son is 6 years old and 3 monthes ago he got the mono.and till now his spleen is verry enlarged ?is it normal?
Infectious mono: Sometimes Spleen can remain enlarged for long time . Avoid contact sports and lifting heavy weights . ...Read more
My rt kidney measured 10.5 x 4.1 x 4.4 My lf kidney measured 10.6 x 5.2 x 5.3. The spleen measured 9 cm. Is this normal range for a 40 yr old female?
Here are some...: Why & how did you get renal & splenic size measurement? By CT or US; for pain, infection, or? All figures may be normal for you, but make sure to always correlate with personal clinical profile so to deduce the clinical significance of these dimension. Hence, please refer this question to the ordering doctors for pertinent discussion and explanation. Best wish... ...Read more
Depends on cause: Fist two aspects to recovery: 1) trauma with associated injuries 2) solely spleen issue trauma = more time second two aspects: 1) minimally invasive surgery 2) large incision large incision = more time simple case is a few days complicated case can be several weeks if no surgery to remove the spleen then may be several months until activity is real ease to normal. ...Read more
Why are normal measurement limits on US vs CT different ?if a spleen is 13cm on CT it's enlarged but not on US?
Different techniques: Depending on the view and the physics, US measurements are considered more accurate, a radiologist can help us in this regard, how to reconcile ...Read more
My daughter was diagnosed with accessory spleen at 6 months, but had a normal spleen at 2 months? What can cause this?
Is it normal to feel the tip of the spleen in a thin, otherwise healthy 4 yo? He got over pneumonia about 3 weeks ago. Otherwise no other issues.
Not particularly: At that age I occasionally find this on a normal physical exam.It is easier if they are on the thin side, which is where a 4 yo should be.When they are chunky it is hard to feel any normal anatomy. ...Read more
What is normal size of spleen?My spleen is 14.7cm?Doctor sais no problem because my weight is 154 kg.overweight.
Correct: 'Normal' can be relative. The spleen size is typically 7-14cm. But based on your weight your spleen size is normal. ...Read more
I have something hanging from my spleen. what could it be. oncologist not sure waiting on a biopsy. Is this normal and could it be malignant?
Pain under left rib cage that radiates to the upper back. Feels like its internal. What could this be? Xrays on ribs were normal, blood work on spleen
Many things radiant.: ..2 the upper back & 2 shoulder region. Sub diaphragm: spleen, stomach, splenic flexure of the colon, or air in the peritoneal cavity. Above the diaphragm: pulmonary, PE, pneumonia of any type. If rib imaging was normal U need a chest x-ray, & a CT of the chest/abdomen/pelvis. Good luck! ...Read more
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