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What does it mean by ill defined hypodense lesions in caudate lobe in segment 3, 4B?

What does it mean by ill defined hypodense lesions in caudate lobe in segment 3, 4B?

Study: I am a proponent of following up with the doctor who ordered your study to get an interpretation. My reasoning is one, they know why it was ordered, they know your clinical story and two they both have access to the radiologist who read it to discuss it and that little thing at the bottom of the report which says clinical impression. ...Read more

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Hypodense liver lesion what does this mean?

Hypodense liver lesion what does this mean?

Sounds: Like a hepatic cyst but should be confirmed by a high resolution study such as MRI/MRA. ...Read more

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What does hypodense lesions in the kidney that look like subacute infarct mean?

What does hypodense lesions in the kidney that look like subacute infarct mean?

Subacute infarct: What that means is that at some time in the recent past, there was an interruption of the blood supply to that part of the kidney. ...Read more

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Had CT Scan and it showed I had hypodense lesion infarcts. What does this mean?

Had CT Scan and it showed I had hypodense lesion infarcts. What does this mean?

Hypo-dense lesions: Hypodense lesions from infarcts means that there was loss of brain tissue as a result of lack of blood supply to the brain. This may be due to lack of blood flow or obstruction of blood flow to that area of the brain where the lesions are noted on the Head CT. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is a right thyroid hypodense nodule mean? I understand thyroid nodule but what is hypodense

What is a right thyroid hypodense nodule mean? I understand thyroid nodule but what is hypodense

Decreased echoes: Ultrasound exam of thyroid gland can show nodules of decreased echogenicity (hypo dense or hypo echoic)), increased echogenicity (hyper dense or hyper echoic) or mixed with areas of both imaging qualities. Hypodense has usually more consistency of fluid like cyst and hyper dense more like solid tumor. ...Read more

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What does a hypodense white matter lesion on CT scan mean?

White matter lesions: Lesions in the brain are not good. Hypodense lesions are seen which lead to further studies to evaluate the lesions for infection or malignancy. Discuss any findings with your neurologist (ms, sarcoid) or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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I have PF secondary to Amiodarone. Hypodense liver shows on CT what does this mean?

I have PF secondary to Amiodarone. Hypodense liver shows on CT what does this mean?

Fatty Liver: Fatty changes of the liver is one of the side effects seen in association Amiodarone administration. Fatty liver is also associated with increase alcohol intake. Severe weight loss, gastric bypass, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and dyslipidemia. If your liver enzymes are abnormal you may be referred for further evaluation. ...Read more

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On non contrast CT scan it says ill defined hypodense area on hepatic lobe. Does ill defined mean not clear margins?

Yes: Without iv contrast, the CT scan is only good for identifying if there is a lesion but cannot characterize what it looks like, what type of blood supply or other markers that help to identify what it might be. The only lesion that a non-contrast CT of the liver can clearly see is a liver cyst (s), which do not need contrast, since the liver is different than the fluid in the cyst. ...Read more

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My friend has a nodule on the right upper lobe & a hypodense lesion on her right thyroid lobe, so does that mean if she has cancer it is spreading?

My friend has a nodule on the right upper lobe & a hypodense lesion on her right thyroid lobe, so does that mean if she has cancer it is spreading?

No: Hypodense lesion is an ultrasound term that describes the appearance of a thyroid nodule. Most thyroid nodules are hypodense, and most of these nodules are benign. If it is over 1 cm in size, fine needle biopsy of the nodule should be considered to determine if it is benign or not. ...Read more

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I've had a migraine for 8 days, dizziness, loss of focus, inability to concentrate, etc. CT came back pos with Hypodense lesion, what does this mean?

I've had a migraine for 8 days, dizziness, loss of focus, inability to concentrate, etc. CT came back pos with Hypodense lesion, what does this mean?

Mri: Your going to need an mri to better tell what this lesion is. Migrainours we now know are prone to stroke, and you can have little lesions like this, which either indicate a stroke or that you are predisposed. Sometimes, inflammation in the brain can be associated with migraine attacks, the MRI will tell you if it is inflammation. Not a brain tumor!! ...Read more

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CT scan (for kidney stone) showed enlarged spleen, enlarged para-aortic lymph node, & diffusely hypodense liver-no lesions. What can this mean?

CT scan (for kidney stone) showed enlarged spleen, enlarged para-aortic lymph node, & diffusely hypodense liver-no lesions. What can this mean?

Unless you have: Had a recent illness (e.g. mononucleosis) that could explain those findings, unfortunately the main concern for splenomegaly and adenopathy would be lymphoma. Please talk to your doc about the results and next steps. ...Read more

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What causes hypodense liver lesions?

What causes hypodense liver lesions?

On a CT scan?: The differential diagnosis for hypodense lesions on a ct scan of the liver is quite expensive. This would include everything from benign lesions such as hemangioma, liver cyst and benign tumors to liver cancer and metastasis. ...Read more

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What is a hypodense area in kidney?

What is a hypodense area in kidney?

Hypodensities: Hypodense areas are usually consistent with cystic ctructures, where hyperdense areas would be more consistent with solid lesions. This is not always the case, and sometimes a ct scan will need to be done if there is a question between cystic or solid lesions. ...Read more

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What are hypodense subcapsular metastic liver lesions?

What are hypodense subcapsular metastic liver lesions?

Liver lesions: This a serious problem. If this is regarding you then get to your physician asap. If this is regarding someone else get them to thier doctor. This means that a primary cancer somewhere else in the body has spread to the liver. Please seek attention. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a hypodense lesion in the liver?

Anyone know what is a hypodense lesion in the liver?

Hypodense: Hypodense is a descriptive term used by radiologists to describe an abnormality in the liver seen on a ct scan. There is no other meaning, however, okay to review with your doc. Depending on any symptoms, abnormal blood tests, your other diagnoses, and your exam your doc may want to advise you on several possibilities, such as follow up image in 3 to 6 months, a biopsy, reassurance..... ...Read more

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How do I know if it’s a cyst or a solid mass? CT only says “oval estructure, hypodense” (retroperitoneal) Dr said ”probably cyst” but I’m worried

Whether or not a: Cyst can be confidently diagnosed on CT depends on the technical parameters of the scan (e.g. thin sections, IV contrast, multiplanar capability). Even then, it may be equivocal, and additional studies such as MRI or US may be necessary. True cysts of the retroperitoneum (not related to the kidneys) are uncommon, so this is a key distinction to make. You may need further imaging, talk to your doc. ...Read more

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My abdominal CT scan says “ovoid hypodense estructure in retroperitoneum” 3.6x 4x 3.5 cm, Dr says it’s probably benign but I’m concerned. Any help?

My abdominal CT scan says “ovoid hypodense estructure in retroperitoneum” 3.6x 4x 3.5 cm, Dr says it’s probably benign but I’m concerned. Any help?

Difficult: To venture a guess without additional info or viewing the images. If it is a cyst it may be innocuous. If it is a solid mass it might require further work up. ...Read more

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Should I get a 2nd opinion about a hypodense right adrenal mass since I have a history of a rare cancer?

Should I get a 2nd opinion about a hypodense right adrenal mass since I have a history of a rare cancer?

It can't hurt: Since I don't know anything about your condition or the findings of the first evaluation, it's impossible to say, may sure you've had the appropriate lab tests, x-rays, etc. It never hurst to seek a second opinion from a qualified physician, particularly when you have concerns. ...Read more

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3 years post op (hem. Stroke): larger hypodense zone temporoparietal-right with enlargement of the right ventricle ex vacuo; any prognosis? Tnx

3 years post op (hem. Stroke): larger hypodense zone temporoparietal-right with enlargement of the right ventricle ex vacuo; any prognosis? Tnx

"Hole" in the brain: This is just an imaging description of the hole in the brain where the hemorrhage happened. These areas usually fill in with cerebrospinal fluid (csf). This will not change or worsen your condition over time. The prognosis depends on whether you keep your stroke risk factors (especially blood pressure) under control (preventing another stroke is the goal). ...Read more

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Hi, "Hypodense lesion is seen involving left lobe of liver and measures 88x90x65mm" this is what my dad's report says. Pls help me!

Hi, "Hypodense lesion is seen involving left lobe of liver and measures 88x90x65mm" this is what my dad's report says. Pls help me!

Hypodense liver: The list of causes of hypodense liver lesions is rather extensive and can be either benign or malignant. More clinical information would be necessary. In the absence of any underlying disease - I would recommend close followup and perhaps maybe a liver specialist visit for possible biopsy. Good luck ...Read more

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What is a 2.0 CM hypodense lesion of the left adnexa? Also trace free fluid within the pelvis.

What is a 2.0 CM hypodense lesion of the left adnexa? Also trace free fluid within the pelvis.

Sounds like a cyst: Without seeing the entire report and images we can not interpret the results. It sounds like they are describing a very small 2 centimeter ovarian cyst which is typically a benign finding. A trace amount of free fluid is generally a normal finding. Contact the ordering physician who can interpret it in the proper clinical context ...Read more

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Hypodense nodule in right thyroid bed. 11mm x 9mm significance is unknown. Nonspecific lymph nodes. What are chances this could be cancerous?

Hypodense nodule in right thyroid bed. 11mm x 9mm significance is unknown. Nonspecific lymph nodes. What are chances this could be cancerous?

Low but get checked: The odds are low that this is a cancer. Less than 10%. But you should get it evaluated. The best way is to see an Endocrinologist who 1. understands the issues, and 2. does U/S guided thyroid biopsies. ...Read more

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I have a 5mm hypodense lesion on spleen, detected by non contrast CT scan. Potential causes and next steps?

I have a 5mm hypodense lesion on spleen, detected by non contrast CT scan. Potential causes and next steps?

The vast majority: Of incidentally discovered splenic lesions like this are benign cysts, pseudocysts, or hemangiomas requiring no treatment. Further evaluation with ultrasound or contrast enhanced CT or MRI may be useful for a more confident characterization of the lesion. Talk to your doc about it. ...Read more