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how can a doctor tell if you have a hemangioma rather than a meningioma on the cervical spine

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
See neurosurgeon: Sounds like you have a growth in neck which could threaten spinal cord. Do not waste time, see neurosurgeon ASAP. Whether conservative approach or s ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aron Rovner
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: I agree an expanding hemangioma should be evaluated by a neurosurgeon. Sometimes they can be treated without surgery, but the neurosurgeon should make ... Read More
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Dr. Chad Zooker
16 years experience Sports Medicine
Patience: Hemangiomas are discovered often on mris and are usually incidental (not the cause of the problem, just found coicidentally). If you have changing or ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Kocan
39 years experience Radiology
Hemangiomas: Spinal hemangiomas are benign common incidental findings they require no treatment or follow up monitoring. If small, i don't even mention them in rep ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No they are : Nerve compression issues in the arm but these may be more symptomatic if there is also nerve compression of the nerve origins in the neck and this is ... Read More
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Dr. Behnam Myers
19 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Yes. You may have "double crush phenomenon".
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Separate problem.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felizardo Belga
62 years experience General Practice
Exposure needed: Join a research group to do an randomised study about whatever you are doing and get it published and let more mds to know what is this all about. ? ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Same: 'neck' and cervical spine MRI 's are the same...Looking @ the cervical discs , spinal cord etc. Best of luck.
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Dr. Robert Wallach
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
They Should: Anyone with suspected or known cervical spine fracture needs to see a doctor immediately, as some fractures are not stable and can result in paralysis ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Does your son have a cervical spine fracture, because that really is scary, or was the doctor talking about your son's behavior that could result in c ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Scoliosis: is not an uncommon and incidental finding on xrays. The significance of this finding in relation to your back pain is not easily addressed without t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Back pain : I have seen thousands of people with spinal pain. I can't tell you how important an in-person examination is needed to help you. Chiropractors have an ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Peripheral nerve: At least regarding arms, you might possess mild early nerve compression at wrist c/w carpal tunnel syndrome. Regarding legs, might wonder about low ... Read More
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