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2.5mm heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule and ovoid isoechoic bilobed mass with hypoechoicc band through it which may be fluid. The mass measures 22mm long?

It would help: To know what organ we are talking about. In the breast these findings have one meaning, in the liver another. So it would be very helpful to know where we are going ...Read more

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12x10x9mm heterogeneous nodule isoechoic what is that?

12x10x9mm heterogeneous nodule isoechoic what is that?

A growth: I assume this is a thyroid nodule which basically mean you have a growth on the thyroid. It's very common and not a cause for concern as long as you follow it again in the future to make sure if it's not growing. Biopsy of the nodule will help determine if it's benign or cancerous. The risk of cancer is very low, approx 5%. ...Read more

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Heterogeneous mass what is the answer for this is it surgery?

Heterogeneous mass what is the answer for this is it surgery?

Need more info..: Where is it located? What is the size? There are many things that are "heterogeneous" from benign lipomas, to benign thyroid nodules, to benign ovarian lesions, etc, etc. Need much more clinical information to try to guess what this ccould be. Your doctor who requested the evaluation would be best to ask this question to. ...Read more

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What does a isoechoic mass in the liver mean?

What does a isoechoic mass in the liver mean?

Mass: It means that a mass was observed that had about the same echo characteristics as the surrounding liver. The significance of the mass would have to be further evaluated, usually with a needle biopsy, done under ultrasound or ct guidance. ...Read more

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How big is a 2-cm heterogeneous mass at the lower pole of the thyroid?

How big is a 2-cm heterogeneous mass at the lower pole of the thyroid?

Less than one inch: One inch is 2.54 cm, so your mass is a little less than one inch in diameter. You should have it biopsied at your earliest convenience, along with thyroid blood tests. ...Read more

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Is complex heterogeneous predominantly silid mass with cystic components suspicious for cancer?

Is complex heterogeneous predominantly silid mass with cystic components suspicious for cancer?

Perhaps: You did not provide enough information to answer this question.

what body part? What type of scan? What symptoms?

I would be happy to consult with you at our mutual convenience. ...Read more

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I have a 6mm mass in my left thyroid love and it's considered diffuse heterogeneous. What does this mean?

I have a 6mm mass in my left thyroid love and it's considered diffuse heterogeneous. What does this mean?

Nonspecific: A 6 mm thyroid nodule is small. We usually do not worry about nodules under 10 mm. A diffusely heterogeneous thyroid is commonly seen in patients with hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is an autoimmune disorder that can result in an underactive thyroid. You list being on immunosuppressive therapy. If you have one autoimmune disorder, you are at higher risk for another. ...Read more

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Small lobulated heterogeneously enhancing isodense mass at upper pole of left kidney measuring 2.8x2.4 cm. Please help?

Small lobulated heterogeneously enhancing isodense mass at upper pole of left kidney measuring 2.8x2.4 cm. Please help?

Ask your doctor...: More info on your general health profile will help decision-making. Clinically, nowadays, you have 3 reasonable options to follow including: 1, if young and healthy, do laparoscopic partial nephrectomy; 2. if reluctant, do biopsy to decide benignancy or malignancy - if malignant, operate as that in 1.; if benign, watch and see; 3.consider radio-frequency or cryo ablation. More? Ask... Or See me... ...Read more

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I had US of my kidney the lab result shows I have subtle isoechoic mass of 2.8 cm what does it means?

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I had US of my kidney the lab result shows I have subtle isoechoic mass of 2.8 cm what does it means?

Here are some...: If living up to > 50, some 35-50% of persons will develop small cysts in kidneys, which display themselves as isoechoic mass. For a 2.8-cm one, it is reasonable to just follow it conservatively by repeating a renal US in one year for comparison; that is enough. By the way, do you have blood in the urine? More? Ask your PCP or urologist. Best wish... ...Read more

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Lrg mass in the pouch of Doug, based on the "pedicle sign", suspect ovary is the origin, mass is heterogeneous, cystic & hemorrhagic elements?

Lrg mass in the pouch of Doug, based on the "pedicle sign", suspect ovary is the origin, mass is heterogeneous, cystic & hemorrhagic elements?

Mass: If a CA-125 hasn't been done yet, then it should be. Depending on the size of the mass and any findings on a CT scan such as ascites, you may need to be referred to a gynecologic oncologist. ...Read more

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Should I worry about a mass which is 22mm by 16mm when the thyroid is normal. The mass has grown by 4 mm in 6months. And have a new heterogeneous nodul?

Should I worry about a mass which is 22mm by 16mm when the thyroid is normal. The mass has grown by 4 mm in 6months. And have a new heterogeneous nodul?

Biopsy: If your nodules have grown that much they need to be biopsied. You also should be on replacement brand name T4 to reduce the stimulation to thyroid and nodule enlargement. If you had half your thyroid removed because it was having trouble and forming nodules, removal of one half of it only made your thyroid's job more difficult and problem with accelerate without replacement. ...Read more

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What does Heterogeneous echotexture of the liver mean? My ulta sound also said for liver no mass and normal size.

What does Heterogeneous echotexture of the liver mean? My ulta sound also said for liver no mass and normal size.

It means that: The liver texture is not uniform. Most commonly this is due to fatty infiltration, a benign condition with numerous causes. It can also be due to various other inflammatory or infiltrative processes. It is a nonspecific finding, so it has to be interpreted in the context of your clinical picture and lab values. Talk to your doctor about the significance in your particular case. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with a isoechoic circumscribed solid mass in upper arm. Internal vascularity present. What does it mean?

Was diagnosed with a isoechoic circumscribed solid mass in upper arm. Internal vascularity present. What does it mean?

The report: Should include possibilities for the mass seen on ultrasound. Soft, solid, masses often represent fatty tumors (lipomas). However, ultrasound can be limited when it comes to determining what a soft tissues mass is composed of or what structures it involves. Often, MRI is needed to clarify. ...Read more

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Lrg mass in the pouch of Doug, based on the "pedicle sign", suspect ovary is the origin heterogeneous, hemorrhagic and cystic elems, what surgery?

Lrg mass in the pouch of Doug, based on the "pedicle sign", suspect ovary is the origin heterogeneous, hemorrhagic and cystic elems, what surgery?

Surgery: Because of your age, your surgeon may be more inclined to do a laparotomy with probably complete hysterectomy with both tubes and ovaries. However, if your CA-125 is normal he/she may offer laparoscopy to remove the mass. More than likely it will be the first option. ...Read more

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I have a diagnosis of rounded appearing isoechoic mass at mid pole on kidney measuring 2.8 cm. What are the chances it is dromedary hump vs renal mas?

I have a diagnosis of rounded appearing isoechoic mass at mid pole on kidney measuring 2.8 cm. What are the chances it is dromedary hump vs renal mas?

Isoechoic means: That altho "separate" from kidney tissue it's echo "appearance" is that of the kidney itself. Thus the "dromedary hump" a NORMAL FOLDING of the edge of the organ.
Your ordering Medical Professional must decide if further testing is indicated!!!
However it does not sound serious...
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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What does predominantly solid isoechoic mass with sites of cyst and increased vascularity measuring 5.5 x4.5x3.6 in thyroid mean?

Mm?: Hi. I hate to assume, but I assume this is a small nodule 5.5x4.5x3.6 mm? (not cm? That would be a BIG nodule). A nodule that small (in mm) would be too small to do a fine needle aspiration biopsy on. Are your TSH and free T4 normal? If so, I would say do another thyroid ultrasound in a year or so to see if it's growing. ...Read more

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"11.6 x 9.9 CM large heterogeneous mass involving right ovary."is the result of ultrasound test. Is it cancer?

"11.6 x 9.9 CM large heterogeneous mass involving right ovary."is the result of ultrasound test. Is it cancer?

Not necessarily: Heterogenous ovarian masses can be caused by a variety of benign and malignant causes. Often an ovarian mass of that size would warrant removal and complete pathologic examination to rule out malignancy. ...Read more

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Ultrasound: 2.6cm isoechoic mass in right hepatic lobe.14mm hyperechoic nodule in right anterior lobe. What does it mean?

Ultrasound: 2.6cm isoechoic mass in right hepatic lobe.14mm hyperechoic nodule in right anterior lobe. What does it mean?

Further Tests: Could be anything from nothing to metastatic lesions. Further evaluation could include ct and needle biopsy. Is there any history of a prior cancer? Abnormal liver enzymes? Alcohol abuse? Hepatitis? All could have a bearing on your further work-up. Good luck. ...Read more

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My test say, The uterus demonstrates heterogeneous myometrial echotexture most likely secondary to leiomyomatous change through a discrete mass?

My test say, The uterus demonstrates heterogeneous myometrial echotexture most likely secondary to leiomyomatous change through a discrete mass?

Fibroids: Fibroids are growths of the uterus, or womb. They are also called uterine leiomyomas or myomas. The uterus is made of muscle, and fibroids grow from the muscle. Fibroids can bulge from the inside or outside of the uterus. Fibroids are not cancerous and are not thought to be able to become cancerous. Fibroids are very common. Approximately 80% of women will have them in their lifetime. ...Read more

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My ultrasound shows an isoechoic lesion of the left middle kidney which may represent an anatomic variance vs solid renal mass. What could that mean?

My ultrasound shows an isoechoic lesion of the left middle kidney which may represent an anatomic variance vs solid renal mass. What could that mean?

Sometimes normal: Variations in the anatomy of the kidney can mimic a mass on ultrasound, and it is difficult to make a reliable determination. When this is the case, another study like CT or MRI can easily sort it out. These usually turn out to be normal variations. ...Read more

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Is a heterogeneous breast mass with posterior attenuation suspicious of malignancy? I have very cystic breasts so US was not that clear.

Is a heterogeneous breast mass with posterior attenuation suspicious of malignancy? I have very cystic breasts so US was not that clear.

Generally,: The ultrasound descriptors you mention imply a more suspicious nature. However, all of the imaging and clinical features must be taken into account. Also, keep in mind that "suspicious" in breast imaging implies a chance of malignancy between 2%-95%, which is a huge range, and in fact 75% or so biopsies of suspicious masses turn out benign. ...Read more

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1/2/13 MRI - Myomatous Degeneration in uterus.1/15/13 Ultrasound Normal. 4/25/14 US Showed Uterus enlarged, Heterogeneous texture 128X40x80 no mass?

1/2/13 MRI - Myomatous Degeneration in uterus.1/15/13 Ultrasound Normal. 4/25/14 US Showed Uterus enlarged, Heterogeneous texture 128X40x80 no mass?

Fibroids - benign: Myomatous uterus is another term for fibroids which are very common benign growths. MRI is an excellent way for detecting them and the difference in US reports probably reflects difference in technique rather than something that is new. Key? Is whether symptoms such as increased bleeding, frequent urination, constipation, or pressure are present. If so, see OB/Gyn as a number of treatments exist. ...Read more

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Both breasts show heterogeneous echopattern. No mass lesion or calcification seen. No evident ductal dilatation or skin thickening noted. Meaning?

Both breasts show heterogeneous echopattern. No mass lesion or calcification seen. No evident ductal dilatation or skin thickening noted. Meaning?

Likely benign: Imaging of the breast is imperfect at best. Heterogeneity in the breast is a common finding typically leading to class ii or birads 2 result on the mammogram. This is almost always a benign finding and is typical of a one-year follow-up repeat mammogram. The procedure is generally very low risk with very low levels of radiation. Get a clinical breast exam from your doctor and repeat mammo. ...Read more