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What does "heterogenously echogenic lesion within left ovary" mean? Also says "mild heterogeneous posterior acoustic shadowing".

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

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What is echogenic lesion in ovary? How serious it is? How should be treated?

What is echogenic lesion in ovary? How serious it is? How should be treated?

Depends: "echogenic" means the lesion is "bright" on u/s. A simple cyst is "hypoechoic" or dark on u/s. A cyst that has bled (hemorrhagic cyst), an endometrioma or other solid ovarian lesion can be echogenic. These usually require short term follow up u/s and/or MRI to make sure they are not something serious. Some lesions may go away on their own, others may require treatment. ...Read more

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What does a pancreatic neck echogenic lesion mean?

What does a pancreatic neck echogenic lesion mean?

Needs evaluation.: A reading of an ultrasound saying that you have an echogenic lesion simply means that there is an area of the pancreas that reflects ultrasound differently than the rest of it. It may turn out to be unimportant, but it is certainly something that you should have your doctor evaluate. Further testing may be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Liver is mildly enlarged in size 152 mm & mildly echogenic in appearance. No focal lesion. What does it mean?

Liver is mildly enlarged in size 152 mm & mildly echogenic in appearance. No focal lesion. What does it mean?

Hepatic steatosis: Increased echogenicity of the liver on us usually means that there is fatty infiltration. Please see the following links for more info

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/14969505

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/fatty_liver

http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/175472-overview. ...Read more

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I'm having a 2cm echogenic lesion (dermoid?) removed from my ovary laparoscopically next week. I'm worried it's too small to be removed??

I'm having a 2cm echogenic lesion (dermoid?) removed from my ovary laparoscopically next week. I'm worried it's too small to be removed??

That is not: Really that small relative to the size of detectable ovarian lesions. Laparoscopic removal may become more technically difficult as lesions get larger. If it needs to be removed based on imaging characteristics at 2cm, there is no rationale for waiting. Dermoids are benign but can cause ovarian torsion. ...Read more

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Ovoid subcutaneous hypoechoic focal lesion size 1.6 x 0.9 echogenic central hilum. Minimally enlarged reactive node. Should I be worried? 3 years now

Ovoid subcutaneous hypoechoic focal lesion size 1.6 x 0.9 echogenic central hilum. Minimally enlarged reactive node. Should I be worried? 3 years now

Biopsy.: It is not possible to determine malignant metastasis solely via ultrasound of lymph nodes, but some are more suspicious than others. Best to do a fine needle aspiration or excisional biopsy depending on where it is.

http://www. Orlfrance. Org/college/biblio/Bibliographies_Reco_chirurgie_ganglionnaire/Lymph%20Node%20sonography. Pdf ...Read more

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I would like to ask what is" Multiple tiny echogenic nodules scattered within the right liver. There is a complex cystic lesion in segment V?

I would like to ask what is" Multiple tiny echogenic nodules scattered within the right liver. There is a complex cystic lesion in segment V?

Descriptive: This is from results of testing a damaged liver. It is intended for use by the doctor who ordered the test to guide treatment and advise patient regarding decisions. You need to ask that doctor for a consultation. A 2nd opinion of results may make sense too if yoou are not clear. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Ovoid subcutaneous hypoechoic focal lesion size1.6x0.9 echogenic central hilum. Minimally enlarged reactive node in neck. Ultra sound 2012. Concern??

Ovoid subcutaneous hypoechoic focal lesion size1.6x0.9 echogenic central hilum. Minimally enlarged reactive node in neck. Ultra sound 2012. Concern??

Lymph nodes: Are normal structures. If they are mildly enlarged, it is usually due to benign causes. If it has been stable since 2012, in all likelihood it is of no concern. ...Read more

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Within cortex of mid pole of the right kidney, there is a 6x7x5mm echogenic lesion with no posterior shadowing. What does this mean? Stone or tumor?

Within cortex of mid pole of the right kidney, there is a 6x7x5mm echogenic lesion with no posterior shadowing. What does this mean? Stone or tumor?

Not likely a stone: The lack of shadowing generally means that it is not a Stone. Is it a complex cyst or a tumor or a benign mass? That depends on a myriad of factors. While doctors may have their suspicions, the proof is in a biopsy. If the pt is otherwise healthy, it may not be worthwhile to biopsy an incidental lesion. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck! ...Read more

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Recent us showed 1cm echogenic lesion left cortex primarily in keeping with angiomyolipoma CT scan suggested. What does this mean I am very worried?

Recent us showed 1cm echogenic lesion left cortex primarily in keeping with angiomyolipoma CT scan suggested. What does this mean I am very worried?

Angiomyolipoma: An angiomyolipom is a benign lesion. It does not turn into cancer. The CT appearance is diagnostic. The US appearance of an echogenic lesion is consistent with this. If an angiomyolipoma is very large there is a risk of bleeding, but at a size of 1cm there is nothing to worry about, and there is no need for any treatment. ...Read more

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Sir in my Sister's report she got normal uterus size but shows a hypoechoic lesion of 13*13 mm with tiny echogenic foci seen in the anterior uterine?

Sir in my Sister's report she got normal uterus size but shows a hypoechoic lesion of 13*13 mm with tiny echogenic foci seen in the anterior uterine?

Sonogram report: All radiology studies need to be interpreted by the doctor who ordered it who knows and understands the clinical history. It sounds like the study indicates a small fibroid but you will need to schedule a follow up visit with your doctor to review the report. ...Read more

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Recent us showed 1cm echogenic lesion on left kidney cortex, I had a scan 1 yr ago and it wasn't on there then?? Ct scan for definition booked?

Recent us showed 1cm echogenic lesion on left kidney cortex, I had a scan 1 yr ago and it wasn't on there then?? Ct scan for definition booked?

Reasonable: Chances are it is a cyst. It will show on CT and can be characterized better. Also, if that does not give sufficient information an MRI can be considered. The fact that you found it within a year bodes well. ...Read more

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My radiologist report : liver displays raised parenchymal echogenicity with no mass lesion or dilated ducts. My Blood test : GGT reading is 285 H IU/L?

My radiologist report : liver displays raised parenchymal echogenicity with no mass lesion or dilated ducts. My Blood test : GGT reading is 285 H IU/L?

Good news/bad news: Your liver does not have any tumor or cyst formation; however, GGT elevation suggests irritation/inflammation (alcohol. hepatitis, infection etc.) Abstain from any/all alcohol and certainly get screen for infectious hepatitis A, B and C. ...Read more

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What is difference between echogenic and hypoechogenic liver lesions seen in ultrasound?

What is difference between echogenic and hypoechogenic liver lesions seen in ultrasound?

Those are: Descriptive terms related to the appearance on ultrasound. "Echogenic" means it looks brighter than normal liver (because it reflects more of the US echoes), hypoechogenic means it looks darker. The terms are strictly descriptive, they don't necessarily imply any specific etiology of the lesions. ...Read more

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My ultrasound showed " mildly echogenic liver throughout, consistent with diffuse fatty changes. No focal lesions noted." Is my liver enlarged?

My ultrasound showed " mildly echogenic liver throughout, consistent with diffuse fatty changes. No focal lesions noted." Is my liver enlarged?

Not necessarily: You provided part of the radiologic findings, but from the particular highlighted statements, there is no statement or finding that suggests an enlarged liver. Usually the term "enlarged" or hepatomagly will be included. Just know you can have changes consistent with fatty liver without an enlarged liver. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What do echogenic and slightly hypoechoic liver lesions in ultrasound mean?

What do echogenic and slightly hypoechoic liver lesions in ultrasound mean?

Liver lesions: Unfortunately, without being able to view the images or a more complete description, it could be anything from a benign process to something more serious. Echogenic simply means that the lesions appear brighter than normal liver on ultrasound, hypoechoic means they appear darker. Talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more

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Liver normal in size and shows increased echogenicity without any space occupying lesions. No infra-hepatic biliary radical dilation seen?

Liver normal in size and shows increased echogenicity without any space occupying lesions. No infra-hepatic biliary radical dilation seen?

Not sure question: Please resubmit in form of a question. You gave a statement but not certain of context or the question you are framing. Sorry... ...Read more

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What does increased cortical echogenicity mean?

What does increased cortical echogenicity mean?

Kidney appearance: Renal cortex has a typical appearance on ultrasound. It is normally less echo dense than the nearby liver.
Increased renal cortex echogenicity can be seen with renal disease, but does not mean so with certainty. It can be seen in otherwise normal functioning kidneys.
A radiologist will usually comment on it. The referring physician has to correlate this with clinical and lab findings. ...Read more

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Parenchymal echogenicity is coarse, what does this mean?

What Organ?: The term means that the expected uniformity of an organs' tissue texture has been degraded and the appearance has assumed a rather more coarse texture. This can be due to chronic disease but is not specific. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of parenchymal echogenicity is increased?

Descriptive term: Not specific to any one thing.
Parenchyma is just the main part of an organ or tissue.
Echogenicity refers to how many echoes are produced by a tissue.

It just means more than expected echoes form whatever is being examined. I can't take this any farther without more information. ...Read more

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What is an echogenic nodule?

What is an echogenic nodule?

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 more

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What is echogenic intracardiac?

EIF: If you are referring to an 'echogenic intracardiac focus', seen in a fetus during a sonogram- then it is essentially a bright white spot, seen within a chamber of the baby's heart, having the same brightness as bone. It is considered a 'soft' marker for down's syndrome. It is present in 15-30% of fetuses that have down's syndrome, and ~5% of normal fetuses. Additional testing (amnio, harmony, mat21. ...Read more

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Echogenic areas in liver shows what?

Echogenic areas in liver shows what?

Echogenic: Means that ultrasound waves are reflected back to the transducer. It means that the mass is solid, not cystic or filled with fluid. Solid masses might need further investigation, depending on size, location, and number. ...Read more

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What are the causes of echogenic bowel in fetuses?

What are the causes of echogenic bowel in fetuses?

Various things: Echogenic bowel can be the result of faulty technique in setting the gain settings of the ultrasound machine. If persistent and reproducible, there can be associations with cystic fibrosis, bowel obstruction, hirschsprung's disease, various infection, and chromosomal abnormalities. 60% of cases will turn out normal with the remainder having a variety of conditions. ...Read more

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What is echogenicity?

What is echogenicity?

Ultrasound term: Ultrasound waves are formed in the ultrasound transducer applied to the body, and reflect from tissue interfaces that they pass through back to the same transducer. Echogenicity can be used to describe tissue in relation to another tissue, or as compared to its normal state, increased echogenicity can be caused by stones, air, etc. Decreased echogenicity can be related to fluid in cysts or abdomen. ...Read more

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In my geography test appeared echogenicity grade 2 of 3?

In my geography test appeared echogenicity grade 2 of 3?

Ultrasonography???: Please resubmit your question with a little more detail. It would be helpful to know what was scanned! ...Read more