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radial artery is narrowed in calibre with eccentric calcific foci in its midportion causing partial occlusion. What is calcific foci?

radial artery is narrowed in calibre with eccentric calcific foci in its midportion causing partial occlusion. What is calcific foci?

Plaque: Is built up in that location and there is some calcium within it. Unless it is appreciably slowing the blood flow there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Is liver showing diffuse increased parenchymal echogenicity with 2 small calcific foci in right lobe measuring about 2.5mm each is something to worry?

Is liver showing diffuse increased parenchymal echogenicity with 2 small calcific foci in right lobe measuring about 2.5mm each is something to worry?

Concern: This question is best answered by a gastroenterologist or hepatologist (liver specialist). I would be concerned about chronic liver inflammation or fatty infiltration. I assume that you have been instructed to abstain from alcohol. A liver biopsy may be indicated for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have few scattered calcific foci in bilateral breast. No other focal lesion seen in mammogram of both breasts. Should I get worried?

I have few scattered calcific foci in bilateral breast. No other focal lesion seen in mammogram of both breasts. Should I get worried?

Concerned: And follow-up.
To be calcified, these have existed for a while. Self and professional exams are important, along with excellent mammograms.
Your gyn and / or breast specialist will follow with you. ...Read more

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Dr my ultrasound report showed bilateral testes are normal in size but show multiple tiny scattered calcific foci through parenchyma. Please help me!

Dr my ultrasound report showed bilateral testes are normal in size but show multiple tiny scattered calcific foci through parenchyma. Please help me!

See answer: Testicular microlithiasis is an infrequent but well recognized condition, which is usually incidentally identified on testicular ultrasound scan. Interest in testicular microlithiasis has increased over past few years, owing to a weak but observed association with testicular germ cell tumor. Regular testis self-exam for any testicular mass and/or periodic ultrasound is all that is recommended. ...Read more

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How do u know if calcific foci in radial artery is slowing blood flow?

How do u know if calcific foci in radial artery is slowing blood flow?

The degree: Of stenosis (narrowing) of an artery due to atherosclerosis can potentially be measured by Doppler ultrasound, CT angiography, MR angiography, or conventional angiography. ...Read more

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What is calcific foci in chest x ray does it signify any thing related for purpose I did the test - tb test. Does it have anything related to smoking?

What is calcific foci in chest x ray does it signify any thing related for purpose I did the test - tb test. Does it have anything related to smoking?

Calcification: The calcified lesion in itself is not of concern. For example in the area I live inhaling spores from plants is common and the body calcifies these over time and the calcifications are seen on xray. A TB granuloma can get calcified which is typically good and means the TB is being "walled off". Tumors can get calcified too. You will have to talk to your provider about the results. ...Read more

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CAT scan came back saying multiple scattered soft tissue density foci in upper cervical subcutaneous calcification of pineal gland. What's meaning?

CAT scan came back saying multiple scattered soft tissue density foci in upper cervical subcutaneous calcification of pineal gland. What's meaning?

Please repost: You left something out. However: You didn't just pass by a CT scan facility & decide to go in & make an impulse purchase. Your doctor ordered the CT for a reason. You haven't bothered to state the reason. The CT isn't the patient, you are. The ordering MD who knows you is ethically obligated to interpret the CT for you in the context of you as a patient, or if they can't, to find someone who can. ...Read more

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CXR Heart is normal. Calcification is noted in pul foci and no active lung lesion seen. There is blunting of Rt. Costophrenic angle. What ur opinion?

CXR Heart is normal. Calcification is noted in pul foci and no active lung lesion seen. There is blunting of Rt. Costophrenic angle. What ur opinion?

Previous healing: It sounds like you probably had an earlier long infection and now the calcification and blunting of the cardiopulmonary angle a result of a previous lung infection. It sounds like you have healed. The rest of your health depends on the rest of your evaluation. ...Read more

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I hd anurysm surgery11/2 yr bck, last wk I did follow up USG showing calcified foci on previous anurysm site, no leak or breaks of stent. Is this normal?

I hd anurysm surgery11/2 yr bck, last wk I did follow up USG showing calcified foci on previous anurysm site, no leak or breaks of stent. Is this normal?

Abdominal?: Hi. Since you had ultrasound of it, I'm assuming it was an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Is that correct? If so, yes, calcification is expected. They're all calcified. ...Read more

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Complex cystic hypoechoic nodules right parotid gland with internal vascular septations &calcifications Echogenic foci Biopsy in future. Inconclusive?

Complex cystic hypoechoic nodules right parotid gland with internal vascular septations &calcifications Echogenic foci Biopsy in future. Inconclusive?

Parotid mass: Your doctor will probably want an FNA, fine needle aspiration to obtain cells that can be examined by a pathologist. Probably will be benign but your ENT may suggest it be completely excised. ...Read more

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A tiny calcific density in the right lung. What does it mean? What is the cause of them? Where did it from? I need a great explanation. Thank you so much

A tiny calcific density in the right lung. What does it mean? What is the cause of them? Where did it from? I need a great explanation. Thank you so much

See below: If it is completely calcified, then there is nothing to worry about. Calcified nodules are usually from some type of exposure to something. Histoplasmosis is common in our area. ...Read more

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Recent xray shows a few different things, one of which is calcific density at right tibial tuberosity. What does this mean?

Recent xray shows a few different things, one of which is calcific density at right tibial tuberosity. What does this mean?

Calcium healing: Part of the healing process involves calcium getting A bony prominence on the tibial tuberosity can be the result of ongoing Osgood-Schlatter’s irritation in an adolescent sometimes. You may have torn the soft tissue ligament there years ago. A bony prominence on the tibial tuberosity can be the result of ongoing Osgood-Schlatter’s irritation in an adolescent. Tearing this tissue as a youth will result in calcium deposits in the ligament. They don't go away. ...Read more

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Punctate metallic density or calcific density projects over right lateral anterior chest wall. Xray results. What does this mean?

Punctate metallic density or calcific density projects over right lateral anterior chest wall. Xray results. What does this mean?

Chest films: It would help to be able to see the x-ray. This is often a foreign body, bullets being very common, or there can be a calcified lymph node. You need to ask your doctor about this since they can get further studies to better define the source of this. Actually if you were wearing clothing or a piece of jewelry, or a prior surgical clip that may be the source. ...Read more

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US shows Multinodular thyroid (.6 cm, . 4 cm)goiter but predominate solid nodule is 3.2cm has new calcific and increased vascularity what does this mean?

Needs further workup: Any nodule over 1cm should undergo at the very minimum a fine needle aspiration biopsy. A recommendation may also be made to bypass the needle biopsy and proceed to thyroidectomy given the new calcifications which place the nodule in a higher risk category. Discuss these and other options with your primary care physician and/or specialist. ...Read more

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Please explain what these CT findings mean and thank you so much ahead of time. Pleural based nodule in right upper chest size-2x6mm. A slightly asymmetric biapical plueroparenchymal scarring. Also small calcific densities measuring 3.5 mm in the right l

Please explain what these CT findings mean and thank you so much ahead of time. Pleural based nodule in right upper chest size-2x6mm. A slightly asymmetric biapical plueroparenchymal scarring. Also small calcific densities measuring 3.5 mm in the right l

Most likely OK: Small pleural based nodule is most likely a granuloma (left over from prior infection) but could conceivably be a small cancer. You will most likely be followed with ct, especially if you are a smoker. If there is no growth it is probably just a small granuloma and no biopsy is necessary. Biapical pleural parenchymal scarring is very common, but may also be followed. Calcific densities r likely ok. ...Read more

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Wha does this mean, soft tissue densities within mastoid cells, middle ear cavity and sphenoid sinus and calcific density in brain paren occipital reg?

Wha does this mean, soft tissue densities within mastoid cells, middle ear cavity and sphenoid sinus and calcific density in brain paren occipital reg?

Nonspecific: Soft tissue densities in the normally air filled mastoid, middle ear and sinus cavities indicates there is some type of chronic, long term inflammation in those areas. It could indicate chronic infection, as well. It depends on your clinical condition and how severe those findings are to really give you an idea of what this means to you. The brain finding is not uncommon, discuss with doctor. ...Read more

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Can chronic calcific pancreatitis be cured?

Can chronic calcific pancreatitis be cured?

Managed not cured: Chronic calcific pancreatitiscan be managed but not cured. ...Read more

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Tiny calcific density in the right upper lungfield and faint linear density in the right midlung area. Probably of no present clinical significance.?

Tiny calcific density in the right upper lungfield and faint linear density in the right midlung area. Probably of no present clinical significance.?

Calcium in lung: How was it diagnosed, by CXR, or by CT-MRI. Presence of CA, is always abnormal.
Because of the numerous structures in the upper chest, x-rays may show several shadows in normally clear areas. Reasons can range from the benign (rib shadows, anatomic anomalies), to more serious, including active infections (pneumonia, TB), old scars (healed TB), malignancies, and other diseases. Either way, suspicious densities should prompt your physician to pursue additional tests, which may include additional x-rays or CT scan. ...Read more

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Tell me about degenerative calcific av disease.

Tell me about degenerative calcific av disease.

Aortic stenosis: A common cause of aortic stenosis or blocked aortic valve. In normal 3 leaflet valves usually presents 65-75 yrs. In bicuspid valves it presents 10-15 yrs earlier. Majority of bicuspid valves develop calcific av disease. Why only some of normal valves do isn't clear. There is a relationship with turbulent blood flow. Also it shares some risk factors to atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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What is a calcific tendonitis?

What is a calcific tendonitis?

It is simply: Tendinitis caused a deposit of calcium in soft tissues and tendons this causes pain information at the site of the calcium deposits. ...Read more

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I would like suggestions for a patient with chronic calcific pancreatitis.?

Low fat diet: Will also likely need to take pancreatic enzymes to help with fat malabsorption. Avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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There are apparent fine calcific densities in the left upper lobe. How was that can how to cure it?

There are apparent fine calcific densities in the left upper lobe. How was that can how to cure it?

Lung calcifications: This occures when there has been old fungal or TB infections in the lung. The calcifications never go away and the ones you describe will not hurt you. They represent old not active disease. Nothing to do about them. Carry on life as usual. ...Read more

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Is calcific constrictive pericarditis still with us?

Is calcific constrictive pericarditis still with us?

Yes: Well it is rare to start with, hard to diagnose, and probably less common these days since tb, a major cause, is less common. ...Read more

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What is calcific tendonitis? Complications of it over 5th metatarsal?

What is calcific tendonitis? Complications of it over 5th metatarsal?

Other treatments: If painful, the use of NSAIDS, might help.
or corticosteroid injections if painful ...Read more

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I had calcific densities in both renal poles and collecting systems found on xray. Do I need follow up?

Yes: A number of factors play a role in your risk of having obstructive kidney stones. Prior history of stones, family history of stones, chronic illnesses such as chronic diarrhea, severe gout etc. Patients who follow up with doctors for kidney stones are shown to slow formation of new symptomatic stones. ...Read more