Soft tissue

What is Soft tissue?

Soft tissue consists of tissue that is not skeletal or cartilaginous.

Questions and answers on "Soft tissue"

I broke my left foot several years ago. Have not had an injury now but my left foot has pain and swelling and walking is difficult. My xray shows bimalleolar soft tissue thickening. Does this really mean something that I should have more testing than xray. Thanks Dot Smith

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You might required MRI.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for your query.

Soft tissue swelling is not better seen in x-rays. If the swelling and pain persists, you might required MRI to see soft tissue swelling better.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad...

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What does it mean when a CT scan indicates soft tissue in the abdomen/pelvic area

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
it can mean a lot of things

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

You have not provided any sort of details regarding the background of the patient, symptoms faced and the detailed CT report. All of these are important in interpreting a CT.

If it is just a small vague soft tissue...

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My son fell out of his high chair last night. The spot was red and looked like it was forming a bump. Today it is soft and feels like it goes inward a little do I need to take him to emergency room. His behavior is normal

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Brief Answer:
May be a soft tissue injury

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sarahvanzandt,

Welcome to HCM.
I have read the question and understand your concern.

It is most likely that your son has a soft tissue injury. A soft tissue injury is one that occurs due to damage to the soft tissues in the area. These...

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Hi doctor,

Is there a difference between a Neck CT and a Neck soft tissues CT or are they 2 terminologies for the same thing.

And if not will a Neck CT show cervical lymph nodes under chin and of the supraclavicular area.

Thanks.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
A neck CT will show all of these structures!

Detailed Answer:
HI,

The difference is just recommending that they focus so much on the soft tissue as opposed to the bones during analysis. The CT would be able to show all structures of the neck including the lymph nodes. Normally, a CT...

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I have soft-tissues in both the left and right maxillary sinuses. The CTBT report says that the left maxillary sinus is almost filled with soft tissues and the right maxillary sinus is filled less than 50% with soft tissues. Is it must that I go through a surgery ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
maxillary sinus mass.

Detailed Answer:
Hi thanks for your query. In my opinion, you might be having bilateral chronic maxillary sinusitis causing maxillary sinus polyp. Yes surgery is the answer for this. Surgery is called Fess. but empirically you can try steroid nasal spray 2 puff...

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Hi, I am a 44 year old female and have had TMJ disorder since early 30's. I believe the orthodontist told me the right disc was either worn or the jaw was off the disc, so for many years my jaw leans to the left side. When I yawn or open my mouth my jaw and mouth moves to the right only so I eat, clean my teeth and yawn on a careful angle. Most of the time it is bearable although maybe not long term. It usually doesn't click or hurt unless I do something. Based on this only the teeth on my left side meet when closed but they are getting sore and damaged from the constant pressure of contact. I was suggested a corrective splint but didn't like the idea of using it to reposition my jaw as I have a big fear of it moving and worse locking.
Now 3 weeks ago I stupidly ate a few hard crackers and that night my whole mouth ached. I thought I had just hurt my teeth and gums but after a few days of it not getting better I began to notice my jaw had moved out of its usual crooked position. I tried gently to yawn and get it back in place as my teeth were all banging into each other and causing teeth and gum pain. It hasn't worked and my jaw, neck and head all ache. Not even panadeine forte or ibuprofen makes any difference. I have been only eating soup or soft food as teeth hurt to chew or close. So I went to the dentist and told him my history as just mentioned. He decided to drill a couple of teeth on the left side shorter so that both the left and right sides close evenly. But this hasn't helped my jaw because it is still not in its usual position. Now I am worried as both sides of my jaw hurt and won't stop. Jaw is stiff. Yes my teeth are now not sore as evenly close but I am worried about my jaw pain. Do you think that evening teeth made it worse? Do you think that the jaw will only be okay when and if it moves back to its original crooked position? He said that now teeth close evenly that will correct jaw as it will cause jaw to open and close straight but I worry that even though my mouth, teeth etc look better as when I open and close the mouth is not on an angle and when I close my mouth the teeth equally meet so that is good but I am asking if this will actually correct my jaw and stop the pain or if it will make no difference due to the disc problem or if it will actually make the jaw worse now because it needs to sit incorrectly leaning to the left but now it can't because my teeth are even, so it will never get back to that left position with no pain ever again. Please advise me because I can't sleep, work, eat, talk, laugh as I have 24 hours a day jaw pain, stiffness, migraine and clicking neck. Thank you. Looking forward to your advice.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
TEETH CORRECTION WON'T AFFECT JAW PROBLEMS

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mrs. XXXXXXX

Thank you for posting the question.
I have gone through your medical history in detail.

From the history,it does not seem that the jaw and mouth pain will get better with correction of teeth levels. The...

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I have had a spasm in my back by my shoulder for the last several days. I went to my Dr Friday and she ordered xrays and put me on an anti-inflamatory and muscle relaxer. She got the X-Ray back today and her assistant called and said they saw nothing wrong with the neck, but there is soft tissue density in the shoulder and they want a CT Scan with contrast. She knew nothing else and the Dr wasn't able to talk. A little worried now about what it could mean/be...


Just a bit more information - I have gotten these spasms on and off for years. I have visited her many times and each time given the same muscle relaxer. Normally the spasms are accompanied by a migraine headache, although I do not have one this time. However, this is the first time I have noticed a bit of tingling in my fingers. Therefore, I asked if there could be another problem, like a pinched nerve, that keeps causing this to occur or if it just is because I am at the computer all day... This is why she ordered the X-Ray. I am just curious to what "soft tissue density" could mean, as googling anything medical always leads you to worst case scenarios. Thanks in advance for your guidance.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Such shadows can be due to increased bulkiness of fat and muscles

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

Soft tissue density means a haziness over the shoulder region which can represent...

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I am a female 56 yrs old the top part of my foot is causing difficulty walking I do have a lump any ideas Doctor

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Photograph would be better

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting the question.

Lump with painful foot can be due to a variety of reasons-

1.Lipoma- soft tissue swelling made up of fat

2.Ganglion-Soft tissue swelling made up of synovial fluid

3.Tenosynovitis-painful inflammation...

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Hello,

I woke up this am to a lump in my forarm. I am swrioisly panicing because when you google it says sarcoma!!!!! Or soft tissuee sarcoma!!!
Details:
Lump in right forarm. It is more firm the squishy- it is tender. I dont know if its tender since i keep pushing on it. The arm in oarticular has tendenitis and pain in elbow

I am very observant and have no noticed this prior

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can be lipoma.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
A small painless soft lump near the elbow on forearm can possibly be due to-
1. A lipoma- a benign collection of fat cells.
2. A lymph node swelling - usually seen in the presence of any infection in the area or...

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Hello,

I would like to consult with a Radiologist to review some MRI, CT, and X-Ray images, if possible. Below I have listed the relevant Pairs of studies with Online Viewing links. Please let me know if I can get a reading and evaluation of these scans. I would really appreciate if you can use the older scan as a reference for the more recent one.

Thank you!

Relevant Symptom History: Shortness of breath, Coughing, Nail Clubbing for 2.5 months

Radiological Studies:

If possible, please try to view all of them at the following link ==> https://goo.gl/m0gEWj

If that is not possible, I have uploaded the GGO region of CT Chest w/ Contrast. I really hope you can access the link, because that contains full, complete studies. I cannot upload such large-size full studies on the attachment sidebar.

[1] Chest CTs:
>(12/22/16) CT Chest With Contrast

>(12/02/16) HRCT Chest WithOut Contrast

[2] Neck Scans:
>(12/22/16) CT Neck With Contrast

>(12/22/16) MRI Neck With and Without Contrast

>(11/05/16) MRI Neck With and Without Contrast

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Concern:
Mainly I am concerned about malignant process, particularly lung cancer

1) The original radiologist had seen a geographic ground glass opacity on the Chest CT w/ Contrast. I am wondering about the following likely malignant characteristics..

This is a study I had seen on malignant vs. benign GGOs, from Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC0000/

They had concluded that: "In conclusion, an fGGO nodule with lobulation, a well-defined but coarse interface and pleural indentation gives a greater than average likelihood of being malignant."

They also mentioned "bubble lucency" and "spiculated border."

Can you please tell me if the GGO I have contains any malignant characteristics (lobulation, well-defined but coarse interface, pleural indentation, bubble lucency, spiculation)?

2) As for the Neck Scans. The original radiologist had reported some lymph nodes and "ill-defined soft tissue stranding"

I am worried most about the left supraclavicular "Virchow" node which I have felt was quite firm since October 2016, but doctors have not said it was large enough to FNAC.
--Is it true that it is not big enough for even FNAC? Or is FNAC possible on this supraclavicular node?
--Any other nodes that have dimension sufficient for FNAC at least?
--Also, what causes the soft tissue stranding? Could be malignant process?

-Thank you doctor!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
The ground glass opacity seems to be due to artefacts

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

The ground glass visualised is not the real ground glass because the HRCT sections do not show it. However, continuing with the discussion of ground glass opacities, I do not find...

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