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What does a hypoechoic lesion mean.It is next to or involving pancreaus?

What does a hypoechoic lesion mean.It is next to or involving pancreaus?

Many causes: Hypoechoic lesions are abnormal areas that appear as darker areas on an ultrasound. They can occur in any part of the body and for a range of reasons. It may be harmless, or may need treatment. The radiologist may be able to determine the cause, or additional tests may be done. ...Read more

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What does it mean when hypoechoic nodules keep forming on thyroid?

Multinodular Thyroid: Usually this is seen in patients with multinodular glands. If the thyroid is enlarged we say multinodular goiter. Most of the time, the nodules are benign but enlargement, calcifications, irregular margins and other findings may suggest the need for biopsy. ...Read more

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I just got my results from my thyroid scan. What does bilateral hypoechoic nodules&cysts mean?

It means: you have multiple fluid-filled of minimally cellular nodules and cysts, which are present in approx 50% of healthy normal individuals. Discuss the full findings with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does multiple hypoechoic focus nodules mean on my thyroid? What is parenchymal inhomogeneity?

What does multiple hypoechoic focus nodules mean on my thyroid? What is parenchymal inhomogeneity?

Varying appearance: inhomogeneous means areas of different echogenicity or density rather than homogeneous where entire gland has same density. Hypoechoic means areas with decreased density or less echoes which often are cystic. As long as any nodular areas are not larger than 1 cm in diameter they usually do not require biopsy. ...Read more

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What a hypoechoic area in the liver means?

What a hypoechoic area in the liver means?

What does this mean?: The term hypoechoic means that the amount of sound wave sent through the liver during ultrasound that bounced back to the transmitter was less than that of the surrounding tissue. So it is less dense. Without more information about what was seen further comment can't be made about what this finding could be. I suggest you discuss with the doctor who ordered the test. They are best suited to answer ...Read more

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I have a well defined complex hypoechoic nodule. What does this mean?

Picture descriptor : WELL-DEFINED means the borders are sharply seen on the picture. Complex means that there is stuff (echoes) inside the cyst or nodule. The echoes are not as bright as the echoes outside the nodule (hypoechoic). What this means depends on why the ultrasound was originally ordered and what part of the body was scanned. Talk to the doctor who ordered the test. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does bilateral hypoechoic nodules without vascular flow mean? Thank you.

Not enough info: Too little information was provided to answer. Please reform you question, or you can consult with me. The consult should not take to long. ...Read more

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Thyroid measure 4.6 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm. There are several subcentimeter hypoechoic foci in the right. What does this all mean?

Thyroid measure 4.6 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm. There are several subcentimeter hypoechoic foci in the right. What does this all mean?

Thyroid ultrasound: You should take this U/S report to an endocrinologist, who will examine you, perhaps do blood tests and repeat the U/S, and determine the significance of this. Sub cm hypoechoic foci are usually of little/no significance, but they need the eye of someone who knows what to look for. ...Read more

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What does the endometrial stripe is markedly thickened measuring 24mm mean? Within the endometrial stripe there is an ill-defined hypoechoic area

What does the endometrial stripe is markedly thickened measuring 24mm mean? Within the endometrial stripe there is an ill-defined hypoechoic area

A few things: In a 24 year old it may simply reflect you being late in your menstrual cycle. It could represent overgrowth of tissue. It could represent an endometrial polyp or small uterine fibroid. Your doctor who knows your specific clinical history can likely analyze the result for you in more detail. ...Read more