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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Hello Dr, I had nosal dripping, my MRI shows "Right Maxillary sinus mucosal thickening" & "deviation of nasal septum to right" what does this mean?

Sinusitis: You have thickening of the right maxillary sinus due to inflammation, likely infection in the sinus. Your nasal septum is the part that divides the two sides of your nose. When deviated it can cause excessive mucosal thickening and difficulty breathing, especially at night. I recommend you use Neil Med Sinus rinse as directed twice a day and consult an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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What does mild thickening of the mucosal lining in sinuses mean? Dr said it was common finding on sinus CT scans.

What does mild thickening of the mucosal lining in sinuses  mean? Dr said it was common finding on sinus CT scans.

Common finding.: Minimal (millimeter or two) thickening of mucosal lining of paranasal sinus. Usually related to allergies and not sinus infection. More worrisome findings are fluid representing infection and large cysts or mucoceles. ...Read more

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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

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