Ask now
Rated 5.0/5 based on 10 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Does Esophageal Mucosal Thickening Mean

Share
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
38 years in practice
136M people helped
1

1
What does esophageal mucosal thickening mean?

What does esophageal mucosal thickening mean?

Usually reflux: The mucosa thickens to protect itself from stomach acid just as the sole of your foot thickens to protect itself under pressure or from a tight shoe. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified
12 years in practice
44M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue

Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Berns
Board Certified, Pathology
14 years in practice
248K people helped
2

2
Esophageal mucosal fragments reveal moderate mixed inflammatory cell infiltrate compromising neutrophils, lymphocytes, foci of mild dysplasia. Bad?

Esophageal mucosal fragments reveal moderate mixed inflammatory cell infiltrate compromising neutrophils, lymphocytes,  foci of mild dysplasia. Bad?

Maybe: Please check your report and see if there is any mention of barrett's esophagus or intestinal metaplasia. These findings would indicate a premalignant component that requires regular, lifetime followup. The finding of mild dysplasia may require additional medicines for a while, but please followup with your gastroenterologist that did the biopsy. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified
12 years in practice
44M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Board Certified, Radiology
18 years in practice
682K people helped
3
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
47 years in practice
200K people helped
4

4
What does bilateral hilar lympadenopathy and mediastinal ltmphadenopathy plus esophageal thickening mean?

What does bilateral hilar lympadenopathy and mediastinal ltmphadenopathy plus esophageal thickening mean?

Go see your doctor. : You didn't give your age. Younger patients can have sarcoidosis(this is not a cancer) which can cause enlarged lymph nodes. Thickening of the wall of the esophagus could be caused by chronic inflammation like from reflux. An endoscopy(looking into the esophagus) may be needed. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified
12 years in practice
44M people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
Dr. Mark Gromisch
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
32 years in practice
264K people helped
5

5
What can cause thickening of small intestines and what does a radiologist mean by mucosal enhancement?

What can cause thickening of small intestines and what does a radiologist mean by mucosal enhancement?

Small bowel findings: Thickening of the small bowel may suggest a inflammation in the lining in the small intestine. This could be something like Crohn's disease other problems such as infections or celiac disease. The term mucosal inhancement is a radiographic term that describes the relationship of the lining of the colon to the the contrast that you drank. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Bernstein Joel
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
54 years in practice
3M people helped
6

6
Mucosal thickening in the right great than left maxillary & sphenoid sinuses with scattered mucosal disease in ethmoid air cells. What's this mean?

Mucosal thickening in the right great than left maxillary & sphenoid sinuses with scattered mucosal disease in ethmoid air cells. What's this mean?

Maybe nothing: The fact that you have scattered mucosal thickening (not necessarily disease) in the sinuses does not necessarily equate to disease. Do you have yellow-green nasal discharge, post nasal discharge, pain or pressure in the face or top of the head? These are the major symptoms of rhino-sinusitis. In other words, are you feeling ill? Check with an ENT doctor. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Paul Velt
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
36 years in practice
749K people helped
7

7
I had a CT scan. And it says "mucosal thickening is noted in the right antrum". What does this mean? Is this a serious issue?

I had a CT scan. And it says "mucosal thickening is noted in the right antrum".
What does this mean? Is this a serious issue?

Not serious: I hope the CT was of your sinuses. It would help to know that. If it is, the this is sometimes referred to as chronic sinusitis. Nasal sprays will help. Many over the counter steroid sprays available so talk to your doctor ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. E. Rawson Griffin III
Board Certified, Family Medicine
37 years in practice
39K people helped
8

8
Mri for dizziness and foggy feeling shows, minor mucosal disease in sphenoid sinus. Minor sphenoid mucosal thickening. What does this mean ? Thank you

Mri for dizziness and foggy feeling shows, minor mucosal disease in sphenoid sinus. Minor sphenoid mucosal thickening. What does this mean ? Thank you

Probably not: Can be either chronic infection which is less likely or possibly chronic hay fever or allergies. I agree most likely is not causing dizziness and foggy feelings. Further vertigo testing would be necessary to better determine cause of dizziness. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
16 years in practice
982K people helped
9

9
What does mucosal thickening of the transverse duodenum, hiatal hernia and dependent bibasilar acelectasis mean?

What does mucosal thickening of the transverse duodenum, hiatal hernia and dependent bibasilar acelectasis mean?

A bunch of things : "Mucosal thickening of the transverse duodenum" means the lining of the first part of the small intestine is thick. A hiatal hernia is a defect in the diaphragm through which a part of the stomach goes into the chest. "Dependent bibasilar atelectasis" is simply collapse of small lung units because they are at the bottom of the lungs. The thickened lining may be many things. Would talk to your doc. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Bernstein Joel
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
54 years in practice
3M people helped
10

10
Sphenoid/paranasal/maxillary sinus-mild inflammatory mucosal thickening. Poly in maxillry sinus. What does it mean? On biaxin for 14 days.

Sphenoid/paranasal/maxillary sinus-mild inflammatory mucosal thickening. Poly in maxillry sinus.  What does it mean?  On biaxin for 14 days.

Sinusitis: What it means is that you have sinus inflammation. It sounds as if you have had a cat scan. My personal feeling is that biaxin is not my drug of choice. If you are asymptomatic, steroids might help to resolve the inflammation which is your immune system trying to cure the virus or allergen that might be causing the sinusitis. If you are asymptomatic, you do not need treatment. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified,
12 years in practice
44M people helped
Continue
72,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook