What Is Echogenic Nodule?


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• Literally, and definitively, speaking an echogenic nodule is a small aggregation of cells that are capable of generating or reflecting sound waves. In medicine, a nodule refers to a relatively hard, roughly spherical abnormal structure, whereas echogenic refers to any internal part of the body that reflects sound waves and therefore produces an echo that can be detected by an ultrasound scanner. If you have been told that you require an ultrasound examination this is what the Sonographer will be looking for.

• Nodules are usually benign articles and are often painless, although they can affect the functioning of one's organ so may be removed as a precaution. In most cases the removal will not have any lasting effects, but you should always seek professional medical advice if unsure. Please note - you should never solely rely on medical information found on the internet, or believe it to be specific to you.

• Nodules may form on tendons and muscles as a reaction to some sort of injury. The vocal cords can also develop nodules due to chronic overuse. This is a very common occurrence, especially in those who use their voice in their work, such singers, auctioneers and street sellers. They can also be caused by chemical infection, a drastic change in temperature and mechanical trauma such as over-smoking, laryngeal cancer and surgical operation. These nodules can bring a change to one's phonation, a medical term used to explain the way our vocal cords create sound and communicate.

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