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What Is A Heterogeneous Lesion
Heterogeneous: Heterogeneous myometrium means that the texture of the myometrium is not the same across the length of it. It is probably OK if no discrete lesion is seen. If there are symptoms that cannot be explained by it, it may be reasonable to have a follow up ultrasound in 3 months to see if there has been a change in the appearance. ...Read more
: Slightly coarse and heterogeneous hepatic parenchymal echotexture without substantial change. No focal lesion identified.?
More to it than this: This looks to be part of a report of an ultrasound and this portion of the report is discussing the echotexture pattern of the liver. Nothing in what you posted is very concerning. No focal lesion identified is a good thing, but the whole report including reason study done would be more helpful. Please discuss findings with doctor who ordered it for you. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more
Had ultrasound and it shows a 3.8 cm slightly heterogeneous lesion which appears to have increased through transmission but is not anechoic. Advice?
Ultrasound: Need more information. What type of ultrasound was it? ...Read more
What does all this mean. Heterogeneous glandular tissue w mild increased vascularity suggestive of thyroiditis/no focal lesion identified?
Goiter/FNA: If this is your fna/fine needle aspirate result, then your doc will likely recommend medication and monitoring for your thyroid disease. ...Read more
I was originally diagnosed with a fibroadenoma, now my annual scan shows it is a hypoechoic irregular heterogeneous lesion, getting biopsy is it cancer?
What does "heterogenously echogenic lesion within left ovary" mean? Also says "mild heterogeneous posterior acoustic shadowing".
Indeterminate lesion: By far the most common cystic ovarian lesions are benign functional ovarian cysts. When a lesion doesn't follow a typical benign imaging characteristics (heterogenous or shadowing) on ultrasound, it requires either follow up to resolution and/or further evaluation including MRI in some instances. Without actually seeing the images, it's hard to make any further recommendations. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Does mild intrinsic vascularity mean anything on a solid micro follicular thyroid lesion which is circumscribed and heterogeneous?
Possibly: I want to clarify your description. You wrote a micro follicular lesion. This is an older pathology dx. Was this biopsied or is this a micronodule (<1 cm). Well circumscribed is good. Heterogeneous nod need to know the character of the solid part. After the other info, increased blood flow is a risk factor cancer (but now considered a minor factor). Thyroid func is key here. W/more info FNA or not ...Read more
Us shows large complex cystic right thyroid lesion. 2.8x1.9x1.8cm with layering debris, left lobe heterogeneous. What's the next step?
Thyroid biopsy: Most nodules of the thyroid are benign. However, one should consider biopsy of any nodule that is larger than 1 cm in size. Even though your nodule may be mostly fluid (cystic) containing, it would be advised to do a fine needle biopsy. This is a simple outpatient procedure. ...Read more
What exactly does the terms circumscribed and heterogeneous actually mean relating to a solid thyroid micro follicular lesion. Flus on biopsy.?
Good signs: Circumscribed lesion on thyroid ultrasound means that the lesson is encapsulated and that this is a good sign. Heterogenous mean that the lesion has various areas of increased and decreased density and that is also a good sign. However follicular lesions are indeterminant and could be malignant. ...Read more
US report for supraclavicular lymph node-there is a 1.0 x 1.1 x 0.5 cm heterogeneous well-circumscribed lesion with central hyperechogenicity consistent with lymph node. My question is what does this actually mean? I have no s/s of infection.
Adenitis: You r gland enlargement may be due to an infection source or inflammatory source unknown to you. I would let the doctor who ordered the scan to determine the test required ...Read more
Can a intramuscular bicep lesion that appears heterogeneous on an ultrasound still be a lipoma? What else could it be?
Ultrasound: Is limited in its ability to characterize soft tissue masses. An MRI with contrast is the best study short of biopsy to evaluate whether this lesion is a benign lipoma or something else. The contrast allows the radiologist to see if any part of the presumed fatty mass enhances (as may occur with liposarcomas). ...Read more
Pelvic ultrasound. Left ovary has 3.8cm slightly heterogeneous lesion which appears to have increased through transmission but is not anechoic.?
The vast: Majority of the time in a premenopausal woman these types of findings turn out to be hemorrhagic (or "functional") cysts that are caused be the failure of a follicle to rupture at the time of ovulation. They continue to grow, and most eventually do resolve in 1 or 2 cycles. So, follow up in 6-8 weeks usually document resolution. If it doesn't resolve, further testing may be necessary ...Read more
1.1 cm heterogeneous t2 hyper intense lesion on iliac bone shown on MRI, going to specialist but in the mean time, how concerned should I be?
Not without symptoms: To answer your question (& to understand whether the MRI was even necessary) we need to understand your SYMPTOMS. What prompted the MRI? What was your doctor's working diagnosis? What past medical problems have you had? Any history of cancer? Pain? Heterogeneity is unusual, but cysts common. Use HealthTap Prime for questions like this- hopefully you can avoid unnecessary scans & worry in the futur ...Read more
I have done USGthyroid. Normal thyroid and isthumus show diffusely altered heterogeneous echotexture. Vascularity present. No lesion nor calcification.
Thyroid function?: Hi. What prompted the thyroid ultrasound? Sounds like no nodule, so thyroid cancer is not the issue here. Heterogeneous echo texture is non-specific, but certainly can be seen in Hashimoto's. Do you have normal thyroid function? Even if so, you could check TPO & thyroglobulin antibodies to see if there's evidence of autoimmune thyroiditis. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a hypoechoic lesion in my left ovary, with peripheral vascularity, my uterus is also slightly heterogeneous. What does this mean?
Ovarian cyst: The hypoechoic lesion is an ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts are normal in menstruating women. They can causes problems if they get bigger than 5-6cm. ...Read more
Pls help with thyroid ultrasound report? Solid ovoid heterogeneous nodules in left & right lobe. Sizes: 5.0x1.5x1.9 cm, 8x4x7 mm, 6x4x5 mm -lesion.
Biopsy: In the event of a solitary thyroid nodule that is larger than 0.5 to 1 cm, or in the case of multiple thyroid nodules in which there is a dominant nodule, an ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy is warranted. Multiple nodules is most commonly associated with benign goiter, the nodules you describe warrant a fine needle biopsy for specific diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more
2.4cm breast lump irregular, hypoechoic heterogeneous lesion. Getting biopsy. Is there anything other than cancer with that description it could be?
Yes,: There are a number of benign entities that can cause a lesion with this appearance. In the absence of other descriptors, this sounds like a BIRADS category 4C lesion, which implies a 50-95% chance of malignancy. ...Read more
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
Norm. Tsh, pth 103, tpo ab 839, calcium 383, abnormal thyroid/para-heterogeneous parenchymal echotexture-thyroid, no nodule, ill defined hypoecoic lesion posterior to rt thyroid lobe, ill def para nodule?
Hi. Your PTH is high and MEN-1 in the family. That calcium makes no sense unless it's a 24-hour urine calcium, in which case it's high. What's your serum calcium?
Your thyroid autoantibodies are high, and your thyroid function is normal. MEN-1 is not assoc. With autoimmune thyroid disease, so that looks like maybe an unrelated finding. Most MEN-1 patients get primary hyperparathyroidism before 57 ...Read more
Please help? My ultrasound showed heterogeneous echtexture no cyst or discrete lesions. Isthmus thickness 3.4mm some lobulation right greater left
Inflammation: You are describing inflammatory changes.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a upper right quadrant ultrasound. Results said " no distinct lesions, diffusely heterogeneous liver". What does diffusely Heterogeneous mean?
Liver is affect by what we eat. For example alcohol can cause that appearance. Fatty foods also change the texture of the liver. There are various illness that also can change the liver. It is best talk to your doctor to see if there is an underlying reason. Sometimes it is just the way it is
I had a ultra sound and it said enlarged heterogeneous uterus however no discrete myometrial lesions can be seen. Do I need more testing?
Ultrasound: What was the ultrasound done for? The results of the ultrasound do not demand further testing unless you are having problems. Did it give you measurements of the uterus? ...Read more
Consult Specialist: You need to take the ultrasound result, or whatever imaging you have and consult a specialist gynecological surgeon. If you have already done this, and are asking as a second opinion, go and get a personal second opinion, take your films, as an examination, history and physical are needed to accurately answer this question. ...Read more
My memography for both the breast says that both the breasts show dense heterogenous fibroglandular stroma. There is no other parenchymal lesion.?
Mammograms: Breast "architecture" is very varied. Some breasts are very dense with breast fibrinous stroma, others are more "fatty" however, there is a wide range of normal, and what you describe is a normal breast architecture. Usually, there is fatty replacement as you age. You have nothing to worry about. ...Read more
The right lobe measures 4.8 x 1.4 x 1.7 cm with heterogenous echotexture and a 3mm cystic lesion with tiny calcification suggestive of colloid cysts.
Liver Ultrasound: This should be discussed with the physician who ordered the test. ...Read more
Mri 1.5t onright foot (hgh g polymorphic s) (24x 10x 14)mm size heterogeneously enhancing lesion in the right 1st inter digital space. What treatment?
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Bulky uterus with focal lesion welldefined heterogenous mass within measure 3.4*2.7cm in maximum dimension with small calcifi foci within, cause colic?
Colic-no: However, you must carefully follow up with your GYN to rule out a spreading tumor. ...Read more
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