space-occupying lesion


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space-occupying lesion

Hematology A lesion that replaces BM, alters its architecture and/or depresses marrow production, resulting in myelophthisic anemia; most SOLs are due to metastases from 1º CAs of lung, breast, prostate, thyroid, adrenals, but may be due to myeloma, leukemia, lymphoma, osteosclerosis, myelofibrosis; all 3 blood cell lines are affected; immature RBCs and WBCs appear in peripheral circulation, due to irritation phenomena. See Myelofibrosis. Myelophthisic anemia
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ICP monitoring alone cannot absolutely ensure early detection of the contralateral space-occupying lesion after DC due to improvement in cerebral compliance.
Cerebral atrophy, space-occupying lesions, and shifting of the ventricles often correspond with cognitive decline.
When we discover an epidural, space-occupying lesion on MRI, it is very difficult to distinguish whether it is a tumor or tumor-mimicking lesion.
Raised ICP may be caused by a number of reasons, the commonest being an intracranial space-occupying lesion (eg a brain tumour or abscess), intracranial haemorrhage (stroke, trauma), hydrocephalus, meningitis, dural venous sinus thrombosis or idiopathic (pseudotumour cerebri).
Even in the context of an abnormal neurologic exam, "'only 4% have a space-occupying lesion, and most of them will also have an abnormal neurologic exam.
He did an assessment and he said 'I think you have a space-occupying lesion,' which as a nurse I thought could be a brain tumour.
5 cm reddish space-occupying lesion, with smooth surface overlapping 2/3 of both choanae.
Compressive atelectasis develops with any space-occupying lesion such as pneumothorax, hemothorax, pleural effusion, or abdominal distention.
Toxoplasmosis is the most common opportunistic central nervous system (CNS) infection and the most common cause of a space-occupying lesion in AIDS patients [15].
Aspergillosis should be considered in cases manifesting with acute onset of focal neurologic deficits resulting from a suspected vascular or space-occupying lesion [1,2,6].
Computed tomography (CT) of the brain and neck showed a left periorbital ring enhancing, space-occupying lesion, necrotic cervical lymph nodes with patent vessels, and pansinusitis suggestive of squamous cell carcinoma or tuberculosis.

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