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What Is Mean Of Calcific Foci
it depends: In general calcification in tumor is not bad and may indicates (for example) benighn lesion in lung mass. You need more work up of thyroid mass and eventually bx if needed. ...Read more
Not really: The term "neoplasm of uncertain behavior" refers to a specific pathologic diagnosis. It represents a lesion of skin whose behavior cannot be predicted. Currently it is considered a benign lesion but one that over time could undergo malignant transformation Such lesions include congenital giant pigmented nevus, dysplastic nevus and nevus sebaceous of Jadassohn. ...Read more
What does Small calcifc foci in bilateral lentiform nuceli mean and what is medication and how severe is this?
Depends: Usually nothing to worry about, especially if you are over 60 years old. ...Read more
Prominence Of Bilateral Perihilar Bronchovascular Markings is noted... please say what does this mean in common wods?
X-RAY FINDINGS: The hilum is an area of the lung where the breathing tubes, blood vessels, & many lymph nodes all come together. Findings could represent acute infection like pneumonia, inflammation, malignancy, chronic conditions, or nothing at all. I would certainly follow up promptly with the person who ordered the x-ray for an explanation of possibilities in the context of your current medical history. ...Read more
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
Plaque builup: Calcification of your teeth is classified with periodontal disease. As plaque builds up on your teeth, it hardens, causing a thick buildup that can be white or yellow in color. This calcification can lead to tooth decay and gum disease if not treated. Although regular visits to your dentist should be enough to stave off this condition, proper is key. ...Read more
What does multiple hypoechoic focus nodules mean on my thyroid? What is parenchymal inhomogeneity?
Varying appearance: inhomogeneous means areas of different echogenicity or density rather than homogeneous where entire gland has same density. Hypoechoic means areas with decreased density or less echoes which often are cystic. As long as any nodular areas are not larger than 1 cm in diameter they usually do not require biopsy. ...Read more
Location& blood flow: It depends. S the ischemia reverisble or irreversible? Was it detected on a nuclear stress test? Assume it's reversible as seen in a nuclear stress test.Apical refers to the location - at the apex.As for significance, along with other indications, i might suggest a clinical correlation via an angiogram or ccta. The significance could not be determined without a cath or cct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Artery blocked: That is just describing the anatomic location of the area of the heart not getting enough blood because of a blockage in a coronary artery. The significance of the blockage itself is that on could cause pain and lead to a heart attack with damage to that part of the muscle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does this mean is it bad? "the liver demonstrates homogeneous signal intensity without focal lesion"?
Sounds normal: I assume the report includes other verbage, but what phrase you are questioning is an observation by the radiologist that the liver is not fatty nor has tumors or cysts. ...Read more
Many: Unfortunately or fortunately, that is as vague a finding as you can have. It needs to be taken in the context of your general health, history of smoking, any physical finding, and the reason for which your doc ordered the scan. Very often these are benign findings and just need be followed up but your doc will have to decide what to do next. You need to discuss this with him/her. ...Read more
What is hyper densities in periventricular white matter ischemia? Is it a serious problem.what is the treatment?
Bilateral frontal lobe subcortical white matter showing evidence of small vessel ischemic changes. What does this mean?
Subcortical ischemia: This translates to changes in the smaller blood vessels that lead to loss of blood flow to the area and then scarring. Somewhat like a small silent stroke and frequently seen in people with migraines. The opinions about this have swayed from very worried, to common and mundane and more recently back to looking to stop the damage (help the blood flow, oxygen and glucose status optimize). ...Read more
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