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What Is Effusion
Pleural Effusion/yes: This is fluid accumulation within the space that surrounds each lung; the pleural space. Normally, a miniscule amount of fluid resides as a lubricant in this space for the lungs during inspiration and expiration movements. Any measurable amounts by xray, ct, ultrasound, or MRI exam would raise suspicion for diseases such as: heart failure, lung infection, tumor, trauma, etc. ...Read more
Fluid in chest: Accumulation of fluid in the chest between the chest wall and the lungs. Can occur in many disease states. ...Read more
ARTHRITIS: You mean suprapatellar space; no such bursa. ...Read more
I think you: Are reading and MRI report. The acromio-clavicular joint is in the shoulder between the acromion process of the scapula (shoulder blade bone) and the clavicle (collar bone). An effusion is fluid in a joint. Synovium is a lining of a joint. Hypertrophy means that it has become large. In translation, it means you have a slightly damaged shoulder. Follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more
Fluid around heart: Heart muscle is covered by very thin layer of tissue called epicardium. Further, surrounded by very thin partially distensible sac called pericardium. Space between epi- and peri- cardium always contains small amount of lubricating fluid. Epi or pericardium can become inflammed or fluid can leak into this space. When fluid accumulates and becomes detectable it is an "effusion.". ...Read more
Pericardial effusion: The fluid is all around the heart (circumferential) as opposed to only at places (loculated). ...Read more
Fluid pleural space: The pleusa is a specialized tissue that lines the lung(visceral pleura) and the thorax(parietal pleura), every day it is estimated up to 9 liters of fluid could be exchanged in between the pleuras. This fluid traverses the pleural spaces and gets absorbed in the visceral pleuras. The process is seamless but conditions that affect the pleura or the lungs may result in fluid buildup in the space. ...Read more
Tuberculosis: Yoy have tuberculosis(tb) noted in your history. Tb can cause abnormalities like pleural thickening and effusion. The treatment your are taking is appropriate and you should be following along with your doctor. Your x-ray or ct scan evaluates the lung and the radiologist interprets the findings. ...Read more
The definitions: Supra=means above, so suprapatellar means above the patella. Synovitis=inflammation of the synovium, the tissue lining of the joint capsule (the fibrous, tough tissue surrounding your joint--see picture). So, you have sme fluid/swelling above the patella and inflammation along the edges of your joint. These terms =big bucks? :-)) hope that makes sense. Good luck. ...Read more
There is a collection of fluid in an estimated small amount around your lung. On the left there is most likely a focal area of scar connecting the lining of the lung called the pleura with the diaphragm.
Did you have an empyema? An infection in the pleural space and/or a chest tube placed? ...Read more
Knee inflammation: It means your knee is inflamed as this bursa communicates with the knee. ...Read more
What is moderate joint effusion, joint space narrowing "lateral" of the patellofemoral joint and bones slightly osteopenic and signif. Vascular calcif?
Osteoarthritis: Your description suggests that you have moderate osteoarthritic damage to the knee. The effusion is the joint fluid which has been produced by the arthritic inflammation. The vascular calcification is arteriosclerotic changes in arteries. Ask your doctor to review the films with you. ...Read more
What type of pleural effusion generally cause high fever,chill,pleuritic chest pain,leukocytosis(high neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio) & high CRP/ESR?
Ankle joint fluid:
Effusion means fluid buildup. Tibiotalar refers to the main ankle joint. Such fluid can occur due to arthritis, infection, or trauma usually.
There normally is a tiny amount of such fluid to lubricate joints in the body. Greater amounts would warrant evaluation for disease states. Fluid in this joint can be seen on xrays, ct, and MRI exams. ...Read more
Fluid around lung: Fluids around the lung can be reactive to many things including pancreatitis, heart or kidney failure, reactive to spread of diseases such as cancer, or infections such as TB or even asbestosis, or frank pus called empyema. It means the cells there are producing fluid faster than can be resorbed. ...Read more
Post surgery changes to the femurs bilaterally results in significant metallic susceptibility moderate size left hip effusion what does this mean?
Susceptibility: Artifact is an expected MRI finding if there is a prosthesis or other metallic foreign body present. It is not an abnormality itself, but a distortion of the image due to the interaction of the metal with the magnetic field, and therefore could obscure an abnormality. A hip effusion is fluid within the hip joint space and generally indicates an inflammatory process. ...Read more
Spine Joints: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. Sometimes this inflammation results in extra fluid in the joint that aggravates the joint, that is the effusion. Suggest seeing a spine specialist to get help with either steroid injections or PRP to help strengthen ligaments. ...Read more
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