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What exactly is this verbiage from a diagnostic mammogram, SUPERIMPOSED FIBROGLANDULAR PARENCHYMA?

What exactly is this verbiage from a diagnostic mammogram, SUPERIMPOSED FIBROGLANDULAR PARENCHYMA?

Fibroglandular: Parenchyma is normal breast tissue. Since a mammogram is a two dimensional representation of a three dimensional object, the occasional overlap of normal tissue 'superimposed' on normal tissue behind it, or in front of it, sometimes looks like an abnormality. Extra views are then necessary to spread out the tissue and prove that it is normal. Only normal tissue will spread out. Real masses persist ...Read more

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Increased density in the fibroglandular parenchyma. What does it mean?

Increased density in the fibroglandular parenchyma. What does it mean?

Foreign language!: I'm guessing you are referring to a mammogram, but I could be totally wrong. "parenchyma" is the "representative tissue, " i.e., the tissue that normally lives in the area being studied. Fibroglandular refer to tissue made up of glands (milk glands) and fiber. This could as easily have been stated as "patient has dense breast tissue." that would be common in a 40-year-old woman. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of liver is normal in size with homogenous parenchyma?

What is the meaning of liver is normal in size with homogenous parenchyma?

Good News: This is a completely normal liver. Homogenous parenchyma means that the liver appears very uniform on the ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in layman's terms, can anyone tell me what bilateral renal parenchyma is?

Can you tell me in layman's terms, can anyone tell me what bilateral renal parenchyma is?

Normal anatomy term: Parenchyma refers to healthy kidney tissue on the outer rim of the kidney. This is not a disease. It is an anatomy term ...Read more

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What does this mean (x-ray reading):slightly limited inspiration on lateral view compressing the basilar parenchyma?

What does this mean (x-ray reading):slightly limited inspiration on lateral view compressing the basilar parenchyma?

Incomplete breath: It means that the radiologist felt that you did not take a complete breath in (or the pictures were taken after you started exhaling) during the process of getting the X-ray. As a result, the part of the lungs near the bases (bottom) seem to show up more dense than the rest of the lung. Again, radiologist felt that this is due to incomplete breath during the X-ray procedure. ...Read more

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What does pancreatic parenchyma is atrophic mean?

What does pancreatic parenchyma is atrophic mean?

It means: The tissue of your pancreas has deteriorated and is shrunken down. Often seen in people with history of alcohol excess or other causes of prior pancreatic inflammation. ...Read more

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What does increasing echogenicity of the liver parenchyma mean?

Most commonly: This is seen with increased fat content of the liver. Fatty livers are most commonly seen in patients ingesting too much fat in their diets or the result of excessive alcohol intake. ...Read more

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What does a diffuse course echogenicity of the hepatic parenchyma mean?

Liver disease: It can suggest diffuse liver disease such as fatty liver and liver cirrhosis. Additional testing and possible biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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What is new enlargement of the pancreatic head with indistinctness of the pancreatic parenchyma?

What is new enlargement of the pancreatic head with indistinctness of the pancreatic parenchyma?

Unclear: It sounds as though you may be reporting the results of an ultrasound or a CAT scan. With just this short description, it is impossible to tell you what this represents, but it is very important whenever a new finding may be present to have it evaluated appropriately. You should see your doctor or a gastroenterologist immediately. Do not ignore this, and do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of " liver is normal size with homogeneous parenchyma. Nofocal mass is seen."?

What is the meaning of " liver is normal size with homogeneous parenchyma. Nofocal mass is seen."?

That is good news..: Normal size is good. Homogenous=all areas look similar. Parenchyma here just mean the liver tissue itself. No focal mass means no mass is seen in any area. All of these are just fancy words telling you that you have a normal liver based on the ultrasound findings.
So, this is actually good news.
Consult doc and good luck. ...Read more

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Is breast parenchyma homogeneously dense normal?

Is breast parenchyma homogeneously dense normal?

Yes: Yes, a homogeneously dense breast on mammogram or ultrasound usually means that nothing is standing out suspiciously. ...Read more

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What is abnormal density in the brain parenchyma?

What is abnormal density in the brain parenchyma?

Dense brain tissue: Brain parenchyma density is usually referred to as a result of the findings on a ct scan. Hyperdense material will appear bright such as blood. Hypodense material will appear darker and an example of that might be an old stroke. ...Read more

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What does hepatic parenchyma mean of the liver mean?

What does hepatic parenchyma mean of the liver mean?

Hepatic parenchyma: This is a term used to describe the tissue of the liver. It helps distinguish between different parts of the liver such as the liver capsule, the blood vessels, and the parenchyma. The parenchyma is where you liver performs it's metabolism, such as storing energy, releasing energy, or eliminating waste from the blood. ...Read more

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What do mild atrophic changes in brain parenchyma means?

What do mild atrophic changes in brain parenchyma means?

Depends: Isolated atrophy (with no other findings on the scan) in a young person could be a sign of something serious, like a toxic exposure or inflammatory condition, and is seen in dementia. In much older adult patients this may be an expected (normal) finding. ...Read more

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What is parenchyma is hyperechoic with increased attenuation of beam and is homogenous in liver?

What is parenchyma is hyperechoic with increased attenuation of beam and is homogenous in liver?

See answer: While it is difficult to interpret a comment from the report, especially without seeing the images and the relationships and appearance of the other hepatic structures (vessels, bile ducts) this may indicate diffuse fatty infiltration – which could be metabolic or the result of drug treatment. Discuss with your clinical dr. ...Read more

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What is coarse heterogenous liver parenchyma liver disease? What is the above condition? Thanks.

Many things: This is often how the liver is described when it is seen on an ultrasound or a ct. Any liver condition can cause it to appear this way. ...Read more

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Does every layer of meninges have pain sensations? Cause I know brain parenchyma doesn't have any pain sensations

Does every layer of meninges have pain sensations? Cause I know brain parenchyma doesn't have any pain sensations

Generally, no: Of the 3 layers that cover and protect the brain, only the outer, dura mater (or "tough mother") has sensory nervers. The middle, arachnoid layer and closest, pia mater (or "intimate mother") are considered to not have sensory innervation. ...Read more

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What does diffuse infiltration of liver with diffusely coarsened echotexture of of the liver parenchyma that can reflect diffuse hepatocellular diseas?

What does diffuse infiltration of liver with diffusely coarsened echotexture of of the liver parenchyma that can reflect diffuse hepatocellular diseas?

Fatty liver: Infiltration is a precursor of liver damage and cirrhosis. May be related to alcohol abuse and elevated cholesterol and triglycerides. Any bacterial or viral infection can also cause liver dysfunction. ...Read more

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What does inhomogeneous parenchyma mean on a thyroid sonogram?

What does inhomogeneous parenchyma mean on a thyroid sonogram?

Possible thyroiditis: The normal thyroid has a uniform rather echogenic echo texture. If the echo texture is lower and heterogeneous, thyroiditis is possible. There are several forms, most often autoimmune. This can cause either increased or decreased thyroid hormone production. You should discuss thyroid blood tests with your doctor. Tsh test can be helpful. Any suspicious nodules should be sampled as well. ...Read more

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U/s thyroid shows homogeneous parenchyma on left and right no mass or nodule what does this mean? So what is homogeneous parenchyma?

U/s thyroid shows homogeneous parenchyma on left and right no mass or nodule what does this mean? So what is homogeneous parenchyma?

Good!: Homogeneous parenchyma is just a fancy way for the person reading the report to say the thyroid appears to be similar in texture and color throughout the entire thyroid. This is a good thing as it implies a uniform thyroid without areas of irregularity or inflammation and most people reading these reports will tend to err on the side of caution & at least say there is some irregularity. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Ultrsound report reads liver parenchyma is course echogenic and difficult to penetrate suggesting diffuse fatty infiltration no gross abnormality?

Ultrsound report reads liver parenchyma is course echogenic and difficult to penetrate suggesting diffuse fatty infiltration no gross abnormality?

Fatty liver: Fatty liver is just that a liver filled with fat and this usually occurs in people who have a high fat diet, diabetes, and usually overweight. In rare rare cases it can lead to cirrhosis so it should not be ignored. Weight loss, low fat diet, and reduction in alcohol intake are important. A physician should be involved to monitor changes in the liver enzymes that are simple lab tests to check. ...Read more

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On a liver ultrasound what does mildly echogenic parenchyma mean?

On a liver ultrasound what does mildly echogenic parenchyma mean?

Fatty liver disease: Increased liver echogenicity is typically due to fatty deposition of the liver. This is most commonly from alcohol intake or obesity. It is important to try to eliminate the underlying cause for the fatty liver. Long standing fatty liver can lead to end stage liver disease. ...Read more

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Can echogenicity of hepatic parenchyma is borderline mild mean auto immune hepatitis?

Can echogenicity of hepatic parenchyma is borderline mild mean auto immune hepatitis?

Fatty liver likely: Lots of substances may "infiltrate" the liver & increase echogenicity (sound waves bounce off liver better). Fatty liver is most common--due to diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, drinking too much alcohol. Lose weight & stop alcohol consumption if these are your problems. Fatty liver with abnormal liver functions (blood tests) is however considerably more concerning than just an echogenic liver. ...Read more