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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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On a liver ultrasound, what does echogenic nodules mean? & what does Avascular mean? my paper also say they have the appeance of a small haemangiomata

On a liver ultrasound, what does echogenic nodules mean? & what does Avascular mean? my paper also say they have the appeance of a small haemangiomata

Benign: Echogenic nodules are a common appearance of a liver hemangioma. This is a very common, benign tumor of the liver usually found incidentally when evaluating a patient for various disorders. Avascular means they do not have a very robust blood supply, which is usually the case. Sometimes they can grow quite large, and mimic other tumors. When large, there is also a slightly greater risk of rupture. ...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 echogenic nodule in kidney mean?

What does echogenic nodule in kidney mean?

Not a CYST: A nodule in the kidney represents a mass which needs to be evaluated. If it is a simple cyst then it can be assumed to be benign. An echogenic nodule is something other than a simple cyst and usually means it is solid and requires further evaluation, usually by ct. ...Read more

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U/s thyroid shows homogeneous parenchyma on left and right no mass or nodule what does this mean? So what is homogeneous parenchyma?

U/s thyroid shows homogeneous parenchyma on left and right no mass or nodule what does this mean? So what is homogeneous parenchyma?

Good!: Homogeneous parenchyma is just a fancy way for the person reading the report to say the thyroid appears to be similar in texture and color throughout the entire thyroid. This is a good thing as it implies a uniform thyroid without areas of irregularity or inflammation and most people reading these reports will tend to err on the side of caution & at least say there is some irregularity. Good Luck! ...Read more

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My endocrinologist told me I have 3 dominant nodules on the left & 2 on the right with cysts and several smaller nodules? What does dominant mean?

It means larger...: But it is a bit subjective. When it is said that you have a dominant nodule, it is inferred that you have several other much smaller nodules besides the 'dominant' nodule. ...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 does this mean? The nodule is predominantly echogenic with a hypoechoic center. A thin cortical rim of hypoechogenicity surrounds the nodule.

What does this mean? The nodule is predominantly echogenic with a hypoechoic center. A thin cortical rim of hypoechogenicity surrounds the nodule.

Your Doctor: Interpretation of tests, whether radiological, blood tests or procedures . Interpretation is best done within the context of the clinical picture. So your doctor is the best to explain that to you and if you are not convinced, you can always get a second opinion, . ...Read more