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Hi all, I was wondering if any of you could help interpret my scan results? I got a copy of them from my family doctor, and his and my GI doctor's impression of them was that all of my tests were normal.
My scan results are as follows:
Ultrasound (August 3, 2016): "The pancreas is generally hypoechoic diffusely, but otherwise unremarkable, except for a cystic lesion in the tail of the pancreas. This cyst is 12mm. in diameter, with clear fluid contents and sharp peripheral definition. This appearance is most consistent with a poorly active cystic lesion, like a cystadenoma rather than a pseudocyst, but further correlation with follow up in 2-3 months would be of value as well as clincal findings. No significant abnormality is seen in the ultrasound of the abdomen. However, clinically possibility of pancreatitis should be excluded."
CT scan (August 7): The liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, adrenals and kidneys are normal. The small and large bowel are not dilated. There is fecalization of the terminal ileum with fatty appearing stools. There is no upstream obstruction and no focal inflammatory change is present. There is no free fluid and no free air. No acute or destructive osseous lesion is seen."
Ultrasound (Nov. 12): The previous cyst noted in the tail of the pancreas is no longer visible. The pancreas appears now to remain slightly hypoechoic but normal in size and morphology otherwise. Possibility of previous pancreatitis is suggested. The gall bladder, common hepatic duct, hepatic size and parenchymal pattern major abdominal vessels, spleen, and both kidneys appear unremarkable. No other significant abnormality is seen.
MRI (Nov. 30): There are no appreciable hepatic or splenic abnormalities. The gallbladder is unremarkable and there is no evidence of biliary dilation. No focal pancreatic abnormalities are visualized and the pancreatic duct is not dilated....No significant abnormalities identified without the abdomen. Specifically, the pancreas is grossly unremarkable."
I've read online that "hypoechoic" refers to the pancreas looking darker than surrounding tissue. Is this normal or could it be an indication of what is wrong with me? It's frustrating to have constant upper abdominal pain with no real answers. I have another appointment with my GI doctor on Wednesday to hopefully book an endoscopic ultrasound.
I also had an upper endoscopy done (Sept. 1), which was negative for inflammation and ulcers.
Any help is much appreciated!
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