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What does p/o mean in a lab report?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Nov 2014
Question: Hello,

One of my close friends sent me the MR images of his father. Could you interpret them? We wanted to have an independent evaluation just to make sure. In addition, could you give us a quote?

Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It may be glioblastoma multiforme.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

Based on the provided images,there is a mass in right parietal region with hypointense(dark) area within p/o glioblastoma multiforme.There is also edema associated with the lesion.

It is also important to know clinical features and duration of illlness.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Indu Kumar (8 minutes later)
Dr. XXXXXXX

Thank you very much for your diagnosis.

I have a few questions if you would not mind:

1. What does p/o mean?
2. He is going to have a surgery. The doctors have reportedly told that the surgery is not going to cure the disease, but rather relieve him a bit. Is this also your opinion?
3. I looked up GBM and it seems it is fatal. Are you aware of any treatments that are available in only a few countries, but not others?

I am going to ask my friend about the clinical features and duration of illness.

Thank you very much.
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please find detail answer below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

P/O means possibility of.
Definitive diagnosis is only possible by tissue examination.

You are rightly informed,complete surgery is always not possible due to aggressive nature of disease.
After surgery,radiotherapy and chemotheray can be done.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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Follow up: Dr. Indu Kumar (5 hours later)
Thank you very much Dr. XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
You are most welcome.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

You are most welcome.

Get well soon.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Ashwin Bhandari
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What does p/o mean in a lab report?

Brief Answer: It may be glioblastoma multiforme. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Based on the provided images,there is a mass in right parietal region with hypointense(dark) area within p/o glioblastoma multiforme.There is also edema associated with the lesion. It is also important to know clinical features and duration of illlness. Get well soon. Hope I have answered your question. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX