Topic: can someone please explain

New scan results are back and no talk of liver resection or missing stents. Will see the Dr next week to find out what they think happened.
I have a question from the CT though. It says the superficial lesion shows mild cortical retraction. Can someone explain what that means so we don't have to wait till Wednesday when we see the Dr.
It also says Again noted are numerous vague hypo attenuating focal lesions in the liver. It is difficult to compare the size due to its vague margins
If someone could explain these two things it would make for a great long weekend as the impression reads
STABLE APPEARANCE OF THE MULTIPLE LIVER MASSES. NO EVIDENCE OF NEW LESION.
Have to be happy with that after a 7 week breakl./

Re: can someone please explain

Sue, so good to see you! I do not have these answers but I am sure, that someone will come forward if just to tell you, they are not sure! And as you know, STABLE...one of our favorite words!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: can someone please explain

Hi,
I don't know the answer about the cortical retraction since I am not sure what organ or location of the problem,you mentioned.
For the second question, I don't know whether you had a triphasic CT scan or just the biphasic CT . In general, when you have hypo attenuating focal lesions in the liver these  are not a good sign. vague margins will be more clear as time goes by.
Focal lesions are the KEY words to watch. Try to get a triphasic CT next time to get a better assessment of the problem at hand.
God bless.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.

Re: can someone please explain

PCL1029
Could I send you the CT results or post them here? Would that help?
Thank you Lainy

Re: can someone please explain

HI,
You can, but the better way in order to protect your privacy is sendtto me by e mail; just click PCL1029 MODERATER  and you will find my e mail address.
God bless.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.