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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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What does esophageal mucosal thickening mean?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Dr. Stephen Berns
Board Certified, Pathology
15 years in practice
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Esophageal mucosal fragments reveal moderate mixed inflammatory cell infiltrate compromising neutrophils, lymphocytes, foci of mild dysplasia. Bad?

Dr. Stephen Berns
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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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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Board Certified, Radiology
19 years in practice
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A barium swallow test result said that i had 3 small mucosal lesion within mid/distal esophagus. What should be done?

Dr. Mazen Ghani
Board Certified, Radiology
19 years in practice
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A barium swallow test result said that i had 3 small mucosal lesion within mid/distal esophagus. What should be done?

See a: Gastroenterologist who will examine you and possibly perform an upper endoscopy with possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
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What does bilateral hilar lympadenopathy and mediastinal ltmphadenopathy plus esophageal thickening mean?

Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
48 years in practice
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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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Dr. Mark Gromisch
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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What can cause thickening of small intestines and what does a radiologist mean by mucosal enhancement?

Dr. Mark Gromisch
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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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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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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What does mild polypoid mucosal thickening in the inferior lateral right maxillary sinus mean?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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What does mild polypoid mucosal thickening in the inferior lateral right maxillary sinus mean?

Not much!: Unless you have some symptoms due to this sinus change(nasal discharge or sinus problems(Why did you get the sinus checked...tell the complete story), it can be ignored. If you are still concerned it can be rechecked in 3-6 months again but only if you have some symptoms pointing to your Nasal/paranasal sinuses ...Read more

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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?

Dr. Bernstein Joel
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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?

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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Dr. Paul Velt
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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?

Dr. Paul Velt
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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

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Dr. E. Rawson Griffin III
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Mri for dizziness and foggy feeling shows, minor mucosal disease in sphenoid sinus. Minor sphenoid mucosal thickening. What does this mean ? Thank you

Dr. E. Rawson Griffin III
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
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What does mucosal thickening of the transverse duodenum, hiatal hernia and dependent bibasilar acelectasis mean?

Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
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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

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