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U/s liver findings-7mm L lobe nodule.& 2.1x2 cm mixed echogenicity nodule subcapsular portion of the inferior aspect R lobe. concerning?rest liver ok.

U/s liver findings-7mm L lobe nodule.& 2.1x2 cm mixed echogenicity nodule subcapsular portion of the inferior aspect R lobe. concerning?rest liver ok.

LIVER LESION EVAL: A Liver Lesion identified on ultrasound needs to be followed closely. You need to have LABS monitered and evaluation for hepatitis. A repeat Ultrasound or potentially Abdominal MRI may be needed. Also Consult with a GI specialist, to insure that a biopsy is not warranted. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Are hypoechoic nodules in the liver cancerous (left lobe and right lobe, with peripheral and internal vascularity)? Doc said they are "abnormal".

Are hypoechoic nodules in the liver cancerous (left lobe and right lobe, with peripheral and internal vascularity)? Doc said they are "abnormal".

Not necessarily: Hypoechoic means a solid nodule, rather than a liquid-filled nodule which would be a cyst. So hypoechoic liver nodules could be many things, including something called focal nodular hyperplasia, which is not cancer. Your doc may recommend more tests, or a biopsy. Cancer is on the list of possibilities, but it's not time to worry. It's likely to be benign given your age and health! ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed tere is a hypoechoic nodule in the left lobe of the liver measuring 1.3 CM in diameter.There is no evidence of ascites.Your diagnos?

Ultrasound showed  tere is a hypoechoic nodule in the left lobe of the liver measuring 1.3 CM in diameter.There is no evidence of ascites.Your diagnos?

None: You cannot make a diagnosis from that information. It is likely a benign cyst, but it could be something else. A biopsy is required to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Us shows hypoechoic & hypovascular rt liver lobe nodule 1.7 x 1.6 x 2.2cm; however; no corresponding abnormality on the ct. Liver enzymes normal. No liver disease. What could this be?

Us shows hypoechoic & hypovascular rt liver lobe nodule 1.7 x 1.6 x 2.2cm; however; no corresponding abnormality on the ct.  Liver enzymes normal. No liver disease.  What could this be?

Hypoeheic lesion: Hypoeheic ; hypo vascular lesion on us but with normal ct, lfts; no liver disease, shows technical us artifact. However hypo echoic lesions can be abscess, angioma, adenoma or mets from other organ, considered. Please see a gastroenterologist for good history and thorough physical examination and further work to address your concern. Thanks. ...Read more

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Hyperenhancing nodule right lobe of liver?

Hyperenhancing nodule right lobe of liver?

Need investigation: Possible image guided biopsy to establish diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an Wall hypoechoic nodule at the lower zone of the superficial lobe right parotid measures 6.6×4.4 mm?

Is it normal to have an Wall hypoechoic nodule at the lower zone of the superficial lobe right parotid measures 6.6×4.4 mm?

Normal parotid gland: will not have any nodules , most common nodules are benign few are malignant , most common tumor of parotis is benign mixed tumor ( pleomorpheicadenoma ) Just see your doctor and follow the advise. ...Read more

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What does 2 centimeter hypoechoic/cystic nodules with internal echogenicity in the midpole of the left lobe. Larger module meaures 7mm?

It would be better: If you said where these findings were. It almost sounds like the thyroid. If so cysts in the thyroid may be colloid cysts and they look like cysts with internal echoes or old blood etc. therefore please specify where you have these findings ...Read more

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Is it okay to wait for 6 mounths to see if the Wall hypoechoic nodule atthe lower zone of the superficial lobe right parotid6.6×4.4mmwill grow or not?

Is it okay to wait for 6 mounths to see if the Wall hypoechoic nodule atthe lower zone of the superficial lobe right parotid6.6×4.4mmwill grow or not?

Probably ok: Just make sure to check with the doctor that ordered the test. If they are unsure, consider a consultation with an ENT doctor that deals with parotid disease. Not all of them do. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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U/s liver findings-7mm L lobe nodule.& 2.1x2 cm mixed echogenicity nodule subcapsular portion of the inferior aspect R lobe. concerning?rest liver ok.

LIVER LESION EVAL: A Liver Lesion identified on ultrasound needs to be followed closely. You need to have LABS monitered and evaluation for hepatitis. A repeat Ultrasound or potentially Abdominal MRI may be needed. Also Consult with a GI specialist, to insure that a biopsy is not warranted. ...Read more

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Please explain "left lobe of thyroid is 4.6x1.9x1.5cm & contains 9mm hypoechoic nodule at lower pole w/ small cystic component" mildly complicated. TY?

Please explain "left lobe of thyroid is 4.6x1.9x1.5cm & contains 9mm hypoechoic nodule at lower pole w/ small cystic component" mildly complicated. TY?

FNA not essential : As the nodule is less than 1 cm . FNA biopsy is not essential in most cases. But if any risk factors like history of radiation to head or neck or family history of thyroid cancer then need to follow up more closely by ultrasound and may also consider FNA biopsy ...Read more

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There are 3non-shadowing echogenic nodules in the right lobe of the liver located within segment 6/7 witch measure 23x27x30, 25x23x23, and 9x11x11 mm?

There are 3non-shadowing echogenic nodules in the right lobe of the liver located within segment 6/7 witch measure  23x27x30, 25x23x23, and 9x11x11 mm?

Need more imaging: Liver lesions may be due to multiple causes - most are benign but some can be caused by non_benign causes such as tumor or infection. I suggest you see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My left thyroid lobe is slightly enlarged and I have a vascular hypoechoic nodule measuring 5x4x3mm ?

My left thyroid lobe is slightly enlarged and I have a vascular hypoechoic nodule measuring 5x4x3mm ?

Just follow it: This sounds like something you just watch and see if anything changes. Most often there maybe a new one over the year. Goiters are like that. Small nodular findings are common. Would not worry about it but don't forget about it. It is at this time something to remember it's there. Talk to your doctor ...Read more

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Us results show 2 "hypoechoic solid nodules" on in each lobe of the thyroid. Should these be biopsied? Who decides that?

Us results show 2 "hypoechoic solid nodules" on in each lobe of the thyroid. Should these be biopsied? Who decides that?

Depends...: Depends upon the size and other factors. In general, it is better to be safe and proceed with the biopsy plus appropriate blood tests. Discuss w/your doctor and see an endocrinologist if appropriate or want a second opinion. ...Read more

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What is a lobulated heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule with scattered calfifications in the inferior right lobe of thyroid mean?

Thyroid nodule: The appearance of the nodule in an ultrasound or ct is explained here. The purpose is to follow up and rule out cancer. ...Read more

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What is a lobulated heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule with scattered calicifications in the inferior right lobe of thyroid mean?

What is a lobulated heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule with scattered calicifications in the inferior right lobe of thyroid mean?

Thyroid Nodule: Thyroid nodules are very common. About 70% of the population has a nodule (many don't know it). About 5% of nodules are cancerous, which is why we care. Unless there were concerning characteristics on the ultrasound like microcalcifications, >1cm, taller than wide or increased blood flow or you have a family history or radiation exposure, typically we just follow-up with an annual ultrasound. ...Read more

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Thyroid u/s: 3x2x3mm cystic nodule, ill-defined 1.6x0.8x1.0cm hypoechoic nodule r lobe; 6x3x6mm solid, slightly hypoechoic nodule l lobe- next step?

Thyroid u/s: 3x2x3mm cystic nodule, ill-defined 1.6x0.8x1.0cm hypoechoic nodule r lobe; 6x3x6mm solid, slightly hypoechoic nodule l lobe- next step?

Followup exam: By age 60, about one-half of all people have a thyroid nodule, found either through examination or with imaging. Over 90% of such nodules are benign. Hypoechoic noodules are usually cysts. A complex nodule over one cm. With blood flow should be biopsied. This can be performed by neeedle or core bx. Most nodules are asymptomatic. Follow up us examination in six months suggested. ...Read more

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Recent US shows right side of thyroid a large nodule 3.9 x 2.1 x 2.3 cm. l Mid to lower left lobe shows a discrete hypoechoic heterogeneous nodule 2.

Thyroid nodule: If you were not seen by an endocrinologist, you should be referred to one for possible biopsy. You should also have a thyroid panel done. ...Read more

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US right lobe heterogeneous echotexture present. Hypoechoic solid nodule present at the upper pole region with .67 " by .39 ". Complex heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule at the lower pole with measurement of .64" by .39". Small cyst of the lower pole. Multip

US right lobe heterogeneous echotexture present. Hypoechoic solid nodule present at the upper pole region with .67 " by .39 ". Complex heterogeneous hypoechoic nodule at the lower pole with measurement of .64" by .39". Small cyst of the lower pole. Multip

Ultrasound Result: The best thing to do is discuss this finding with your physician who will have the result and can discuss the findings with the radiologist who read your ultrasound. Then he can get you referred to the best physician qualified to take care of the concern. ...Read more

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If I had a thyroid scan that read: left lobe of gland is mildly enlarged at 5.8cm x 1.7 x 2.2 . There is a avascular 3 mm hypoechoic nodule in the lower pole of the left lobe. How would I know if it was " hot or cold"?

If I had a thyroid scan that read: left lobe of gland is  mildly enlarged at 5.8cm x 1.7 x 2.2 .  There is a avascular 3 mm hypoechoic nodule in the lower pole of the left lobe. How would I know if it was " hot or cold"?

Ultrasound results: What you are describing are ultrasound results. A hypoechoic nodule of 3 mm of size is nearly 100% benign.

The only reason to assess if a nodule is overactive (hot) or underactive (cold) is in general hyperthyroidism. If the nodule is hot, then it can be the target of therapy. This is done through a i-131 uptake and scan. ...Read more

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If a person with colon cancer has a liver met, 1 node and 1. 0.5 mm nodule In lobe , what is approx prognosis ? Primary removed last yr

If a person with colon cancer has a liver met, 1 node and 1. 0.5 mm nodule
In lobe , what is approx prognosis ? Primary removed last yr

Not good: Once a cancer had metastasized, it becomes inoperable and the only way to slow it down is with either radiation and or chemotherapy when these treatments work. Ultimately the treatment itself produces immunosuppression and makes the patient susceptible to infection which is often the actual cause of death. All these variables impact the length of survival. ...Read more

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I have 3.2cm Heterogeneous hypoechoic predominantly solid nodule-cystic, calcification- midpole right lobe increase vascularity what does this mean?

Specify: You have to specify what organ. Is it thyroid, liver etc. Radiology reports tend to have interesting and unique adjectives? If it is a thyroid nodule it ought to be vigorously pursued with your doctors because thyroid nodules are in general not good things to have. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more