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What Is A Heterogeneous Lesion
Non-simple Cyst: A cysts, if simple, will be free of echoes (anechoic) and appear black on the sono. Simple cysts are almost always benign. A hypoechoic cyst contains internal echoes and may not be a cyst. It could be a solid nodule and requires further evaluation to rule out a tumor or abscess. Ct, mri, puncture, or biopsy are frequently done for further evaluation. ...Read more
It is a: lesion in the liver which is brighter(echogenic) than normal liver.Typically in young patients it turns out to be a benign hemangioma, which needs no treatment. Sometimes it is focal fatty infiltration, also benign. Uncommonly in your age group, it is something more serious. The US appearance is not specific, so often CT or MRI are done to confirm hemangioma. ...Read more
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
Follow up imaging: Imaging results need follow up with your doc to obtain meaning. Hypoechoic and hyperdense are words that describe appearance on ct image. They are not a diagnosis. Your doc will discuss the imaging results with you. You may need a biopsy to get diagnosis. Take a friend with you to see your doc. ...Read more
Small nodule.: When something is echogenic, it's brighter than the adjacent tissues or the background tissue of the organ. Technically it should be termed "hyperechoic" but "echogenic" is more commonly used.. It also means that it's more likely (not always) solid than fluid. A "nodule" is small, usually less than 2 cm in size. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Fewer echoes on US: Hypoechoic describes the appearance of a nodule on ultrasound (us). It refers to a nodule that reflects back fewer sound waves compared to the normal thyroid tissue around it. While most thyroid cancers are hypoechoic, most hypoechoic nodules are not cancers. But a hypoechoic nodule may have a slightly higher risk of being a cancer than other nodules. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hilum: The hilum is the area in each lung where the great vessels and the airway meet. Typically a hilar mass refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes follow blood vessels. So where there are blood vessels there are lymph nodes. A hilar mass can either represent infection, inflammatory area or a malignancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more
New abnormal growth: Neoplasm is a general term technically a "new growth" of either animal or plant tissue that serves no function. It could be benign, potentially malignant or malignant (cancerous with ability to spread and cause damage to the organism). ...Read more
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