Cracked Tongue

What is a Cracked tongue? A cracked tongue is a benign condition with multiple small but furrows, fissures or grooves visible on the dorsal of the tongue. The fissures or grooves vary in sizes and can either be deep or…

Bartholin Cyst

What is a Bartholin Cyst? A Bartholin’s cyst occurs when the duct found in the Bartholin’s gland is blocked. ¬†When this happens, a fluid filled cyst develops. Sometimes the cyst might be caused by an infection, but it is not…

Lump in Earlobe

What does Lump in your Earlobe mean? A lump or cyst in the earlobe is referred to as benign ear cyst. It can also be referred to as a bump, nodule or tumor. It is often non-cancerous and may signal…

Hairy Leukoplakia

Definition Hairy Leukoplakia (HL) or Oral hairy Leukoplakia is a distinctive white coloured lesion of the oral mucosa. Picture of Hairy Leukoplakia Image source- Harrison’s principles of Internal Medicine When the disease was first described in the 1980s, it was…

Tracheomalacia

What is Tracheomalacia? This is a medical condition that is characterized by weakness of your trachea. Tracheomalacia is made of two words; trach, which refers to your trachea, and malacia, which means flexible and soft. Your trachea is made to…

Oncocytoma

What is Oncocytoma? Oncocytoma can be described as a tumor that is mainly constituted out of oncocytes. These are actually epithelial cells, containing excessive quantities of mitochondria. This excess leads to a cytoplasm that is acidophilic and granular. It is…

Hilar Adenopathy

Definition: What is Hilar adenopathy? Hilar adenopathy can be defined as the enlargement of the lymph nodes, occurring at the level of the pulmonary hilum. This condition does not appear on its own, always signifying the existence of an underlying…

Metaphysis

What is Metaphysis? The metaphysis can be defined as the wide portion of the long bones. This is commonly found between the two ends of a bone, meaning the epiphysis and the diaphysis. Part of the growth plate, the metaphysis…

Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome

Introduction The Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome can be defined as a rare complication that occurs in patients diagnosed with the pelvic inflammatory disease. This condition bears the name of the doctors who discovered it, meaning Fitz-Hugh and Curtis. One of the most…

Foramen Lacerum

Definition Foramen lacerum is a hole that is found at the base of the skull, with a characteristic triangular shape. These are the elements that surround the foramen lacerum and practically contribute to its formation: sphenoid bone (anterior border), petrous…

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