The term "pelvic phlebolith" refers to a small mass that grows in the wall of a vein in the pelvic region. Pelvic phleboliths resemble an accretion of lime or calcium, and they are generally harmless. Since they do not ordinarily manifest symptoms, it is common for them to be detected only incidentally to a pelvic X-ray, according to Reference.com.Know More
Pelvic phleboliths are generally of no clinical importance, as they are not diagnostic of any medical conditions apart from hemangiomas, which are themselves harmless growths inside the blood vessels, and do not cause the patient discomfort, according to Wikipedia. When phleboliths do show up on an X-ray, they can be difficult to identify properly. This is especially the case for pelvic phleboliths, as they can easily be mistaken for kidney stones or other calcified masses. Phleboliths are more common in the lower regions of the body, which makes the confusion with kidney stones lodged in the ureters even more likely.
Pelvic phleboliths are very common. Wikipedia states that phleboliths in the pelvic region occur among 1 in 3 men and half of all women, with the incidence rising with the patient's age. Phleboliths occur outside of the pelvic region less commonly--around 2% of the time.Learn More
A pelvic mesh is a permanent medical device implanted inside a woman's body to reinforce the weakened vaginal wall or to support the urethra or neck of the bladder, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The mesh is designed to provide permanent reinforcement and strength.Full Answer >
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute lists high blood pressure, malnutrition, aging and vascular illnesses as potential causes for a vein in the hands bursting. One of the common vascular issues is a clot formation in one of the blood vessels.Full Answer >
Deep vein thrombosis is when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the leg, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The blood clot blocks or restricts blood flow to the area, resulting in tenderness and swelling. If the blood clot breaks off and travels to the lung or heart, it causes major damage to the organ and possibly death, according to WebMD.Full Answer >
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, "hypoechoic" refers to being filled with fluid or solid. A hypoechoic ovarian cyst is therefore a mass on the ovaries that is solid or fluid-filled. Depending on the complexity of the cyst, a hypoechoic ovarian cyst might be cancerous or benign, Ovary Disease points out.Full Answer >