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What does subpleural nodule mean?

Lung nodule: It is a nodule in the edge of the lung. These are frequently benign, but routine follow up is usually recommended to document stability. Macmahon h, austin j, gamsu, g, et al: guidelines for management of small pulmonary nodules detected on ct scans: a statement from the fleischner society. Radiology 2005; 237:395-400. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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What does it mean by "thyroid calcifications"?

What does it mean by "thyroid calcifications"?

Thyroid ...: Calcification in the thyroid can occur in both benign and malignant conditions. Thyroid calcifications can be classified as coarse calcifications, microcalcifications, or peripheral calcifications. Microcalcifications on thyroid ultrasound are one of the most specific ultrasound findings for thyroid malignancy. ...Read more

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What does it mean when MRI is indeterminate?

What does it mean when MRI is indeterminate?

It means: That a definitive diagnosis cannot be provided. For example, in the case of liver mass the MRI may be indeterminate if it cannot discriminate between something benign and something cancerous. ...Read more

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What does tlco mean? What does it measure?

What does tlco mean? What does it measure?

DLCO?: If your actually meant dlco, it measures how well oxygen is absorbed from the air you breathe into your blood stream and how well carbon dioxide is removed from your blood stream into the air you breathe out ... ...Read more

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Does goiter recur? What does that mean?

Does goiter recur? What does that mean?

Usually not: Hi. Usually once you have a goiter, it's there to stay. However, if the goiter is due to Graves' disease and you get treated with radioactive iodine, that'll using shrink the goiter. Hashimoto's goiters and non-toxic nodular goiters usually stay as-is. Nodular goiters need to be considered for possibility of thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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What does heterogeneous mean when it comes to a thyroid nodule?

What does heterogeneous mean when it comes to a thyroid nodule?

It means irregular: Heterogeneous is the opposite of homogenous. Any thyroid nodule which is irregular and over 1cm in size needs to be investigated further. This may need a biopsy especially if it is growing or has increased in size over a period of 3 months. You should have your doctor guide you or send you to an endocrinologist. For a second opinion and further advice. ...Read more

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Enlarged thyroid, what does that mean?

Enlarged thyroid, what does that mean?

Different causes: possible but all enlargement must be scrutinized for the bad causes.See ur doc or Endocrinology,and soon. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have mildly hyperactive thyroid?

What exactly does it mean to have mildly hyperactive thyroid?

Mild symptoms: If your thyroid is mildly hyperactive, you may feel normal, or have mild symptoms of palpitations, heat intolerance, nervousness, tremor, irritability. It is something that should be treated, either with medications, or if more severe with a permanent fix such as radioactive iodine or surgery. ...Read more

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What does inhomogeneous parenchyma mean on a thyroid sonogram?

What does inhomogeneous parenchyma mean on a thyroid sonogram?

Possible thyroiditis: The normal thyroid has a uniform rather echogenic echo texture. If the echo texture is lower and heterogeneous, thyroiditis is possible. There are several forms, most often autoimmune. This can cause either increased or decreased thyroid hormone production. You should discuss thyroid blood tests with your doctor. Tsh test can be helpful. Any suspicious nodules should be sampled as well. ...Read more

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Renal parenchymal calcification what does it mean please explain?

Renal parenchymal calcification  what does it mean please explain?

It could suggest : Congenital kidney conditions such as medullary sponge kidney or could be from conditions that cause elevated calcium level like huperparathyroidism . Google online about nephrocalcinosis/ calcium deposit in the kidney parenchyma or substance vs nephrolithiasis / kidney stone. ...Read more

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What does it mean that the thyroid is heterogenous appearing?

What does it mean  that the thyroid is heterogenous appearing?

Possible Hashimotos: Heterogeneous texture on a thyroid ultrasound means that the thyroid tissue is irregular appearing, not homogeneous, but there are no true nodules. This is most commonly seen in people with hashimoto's thyroiditis. Thyroid function may or may not be normal. ...Read more

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What does hamartoneoplastic mean?

Hamartoneoplastic: Hamartoneoplastic Syndromes are Neurocutaneous Disorders.

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What does it mean to have enlarged ovary?

What does it mean to have enlarged ovary?

Enlarged ovaries?: Many possibilities- first it depends on why they're enlarged, and how enlarged they are. If you care to share more specifics i'll comment further. ...Read more

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What does it mean 1000mcg?

What does it mean 1000mcg?

1000 mcg = 1 mg: 1000mcg is 1000 micrograms, which is equal to 1mg or 1 milligram. Medicines are often measured in milligrams, but sometimes in micrograms. When keeping track of prescriptions, one should be sure to write down "mcg" or "mg" correctly. ...Read more

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What does metastatic mean?

What does metastatic mean?

Spreading: Metastatic refers to the point that the cancer has spread from where it originated. For example, if someone has colon cancer in their liver, then that person's cancer spread form the colon to the liver and hence is metastatic. ...Read more

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What does it mean lt.Side adnexal cyst?

What does it mean lt.Side adnexal cyst?

Left Side: Adnexa refers to structures beside an organ. The tubes and ovaries are the adnexa of the uterus. Lt.Side adnexal cyst refers to a cyst on the left side. Possibly a cyst of the tube or ovary. Cysts are typically fluid filled structures. ...Read more

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What does pyelogram mean exactly?

What does pyelogram mean exactly?

A picture of pelvis: It is an x ray picture with dye of the pelvis of the kidneys, either from above or below. From above, dye is infused IV and filtered into kidneys (iv pyelogram) then goes to pelvis of kidneys which is the funnel connection bet a kidney and a ureter. From below means a urologist injects a dye upwards the ureter using a scope then takes the picture (ascending pyelogram). It shows stones or tumors. ...Read more

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What exactly is scattered fibroglandular breast density. what does it mean??

What exactly is scattered fibroglandular breast density.  what does it mean??

Common: This is also known as fibrocystic breast change and is extremely common. It is caused by the changes in the breast each month and the regression of those changes when we don't conceive. It occurs in 90% of women by age 40 and does not increase the risk of breast cancer. Caffeine can make the symptoms (tenderness and lumpiness) worse. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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