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What is sialadenitis?

What is  sialadenitis?

Salivary gland prob: Sialadenitis is inflammation, typically infectious but can be autoimmune, of one or more of the salivary glands. We have 3 main glands on either side of the face, and the biggest troublemakers from an inflammation standpoint are the parotid and submandibular glands. Usually being dehydrated or otherwise sick can predispose. An ENT can help sort out the underlying cause and offer treatment. ...Read more

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What is xanthogranulomatous sialadenitis?

What is  xanthogranulomatous sialadenitis?

Blockage of a gland : Blockage of a salivary gland, most often the parotid gland but can be seen in other glands and even organs like the kidney. Sometimes mistaken for a malignancy which is highly unlikely at your age. ...Read more

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What is funiculitis?

What is funiculitis?

Inflamed sperm. cord: Funiculitis is inflammation of the spermatic cord, which contains the blood supply to the testis and the vas deferens. This condition can be revealed by physical examination and ultrasound findings. Typical findings on ultrasound include a thickened spermatic cord that is echogenic, with increased blood flow. This may be accompanied by a reactive hydrocele. ...Read more

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What is non-specific mesentric adenitis? What causes it?

What is non-specific mesentric adenitis? What causes it?

Lymph nodes inflamed: mesenteric refers to intestinal area and adenitis referrs to lymph node - all means inflamed or reactivated lymphatic nodes in gut area as a result of immune reponse to some bacterial infection. Just like sore thorat causing lymph nodes enlargment around neck it can be same around gut. In kids it is common with strep thorat that some abdominal pain is caused by " non specific ( genreal) mesenteri ...Read more

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What is inflammation? 

What is inflammation? 

Response of body: Inflammation is the response of body to many insults, e.g., infection, chemical injury, radiation, trauma, tissue necrosis. Acute inflammation has pain, redness, swelling, warmth and loss of function. ...Read more

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What is darcryocystitis?

Dacryocystitis: Dacryocystitis is an infection in the tear sac just under the bone next to the inside corner of your eyelids. It's often caused by a blockage of the tear drainage system. If present, this needs to be treated promptly with oral antibiotics. Patients who have this infection caused by a blockage often need a surgical procedure to open the blocked tear system. ...Read more

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What is lymph?

What is lymph?

Tissue fluid: Arteries and veins carry blood cells and a serum, some of which leaks out from capillaries and bathes your tissues. It gradually accumulates and is collected in lymph channels which empty back into the heart. It traverses nodes (lymph nodes) which can be the first line of defense against infection and cancer. When blocked, like after lymph node dissection, it can accumulate causing lymphedema. ...Read more

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What is neoplasma?

What is neoplasma?

"new" - "formation": Neoplasm is made up from greek words: "neo-" means "new" and "-plasm" means "formation." so a neoplasm is a new formation that shows up somewhere in your body that it isn't expected. It may be malignant, which means it's cancer, or it may be benign, which means it's not cancer. Sometimes your doc can tell by looking but usually the neoplasm will need to be removed and sent to the lab to be checked. ...Read more

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What is vesiculitis?

What is vesiculitis?

Here are some...: Vesiculitis denotes the occurrence of inflammation of seminal vesicles which may be caused by bacterial infection or unknown cause, is a rare diagnosis which is probably deduced from clinical suspicion, suspicion on digital rectal exam, and / or imaging studies such ultrasound or CT or MRI. Ask the treating doc for individual details timely. ...Read more

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What is retroperineal lymphadenaphy?

What is retroperineal lymphadenaphy?

Lymphadenopathy: is enlarged lymph nodes, for which there are many potential causes. The retroperitoneum(I assume that's what you mean) is an anatomic space behind the peritoneal cavity(which contains most of the abdominal organs and bowel). The retroperitoneum contains the pancreas, kidneys, and aorta. So retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy means enlarged lymph nodes located in the retroperitoneum. ...Read more

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What is uretrolitiasis?

What is uretrolitiasis?

Definition: Urolithiasis is the condition where urinary stones are formed or located anywhere in the urinary system. The term nephrolithiasis refers to stones that are in the kidney, while ureterolithiasis refers to stones that are in the ureter. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is lymphangitis?

What is lymphangitis?

Vague term: A vague term indicating infection in the lymphatic system that is draining a certain area. For example, red streaks going up leg if has an infection in the skin(cellulitis). ...Read more

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What is salpingitis?

What is salpingitis?

Inflammatory process: Salpingitis is inflammation of the fallopian tubes, which extend from the uterus to the area of the overy. It is a componant of a condition called pelvic inflammatory disease. Stds are often a cause, but vaginal bacteria has also been implicated. Symptoms include pain, rectal discomfort, vaginal discharge and abnormal bleeding. Treatment requires antibiotic therapy and close gynocologic follow up. ...Read more

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What is funiculitis? What is the treatment?

What is funiculitis? What is the treatment?

Here are some...: Since funiculitis merely denotes the inflammation of a cordlike structure, which can be spermatic cord, umbilical cord, or nerve roots, would you please specify the site, features including its onset, duration, progress, evolution, etc. so to deduce right diagnosis for right treatment? How to do these correctly? Follow instructions in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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What is neoplasm?

What is neoplasm?

New Growth: Neoplasm is a general term technically a "new growth" of either animal or plant tissue that serves no function. It could be benign, potentially malignant or malignant (cancerous with ability to spread and cause damage to the organism). ...Read more

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What is granuloma?

What is granuloma?

Small nodule: Doctors use the word "granuloma" in different ways. Pathologists may be the most precise in their use. It's basically a collection immune cells (macrophages) that are in a tight knit ball - could be either from an infection or not. There may be some necrosis in the granuloma. ...Read more

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What is broncholithiasis? How is it treated?

What is broncholithiasis? How is it treated?

See below: It's an abnormal dilation of the airways. It is treated in different was depending on symptoms. You may just need to watch it up to taking daily antibiotics to help with infection flare ups. ...Read more

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What is pancreasitis?

What is pancreasitis?

Pancreatitis: Pancreatitis is an inflammation or infection of the pancreas..The organ that controls digestion and blood sugar. Pancreatitis is often seen in those who have other problems with their GI tract and those who drink heavily. ...Read more

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What is prostatomegaly?

What is prostatomegaly?

A Large prostate: a Large prostate - also known as Hypertrophy of the prostate ...Read more

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What is a lipoadenoma? What is the cure?

What is a lipoadenoma? What is the cure?

Benign fatty lesion: Most fatty lesions appearing in skin or in mesentery of bowel are benign lipomas. As they enlarge they can convert to a malignant liposarcoma. lipoadenoma. A benign circumscribed proliferation of glands and fat, the most common of which is the functionally hyperactive parathyroid lipoadenoma.. These are best treated by resecton ...Read more