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A 52-year-old female asked about a member:

Recent mri , please explain readings. husband had fusion 2012 c4-c5. new mri focal swelling with heterogeneous abnormal signal in the spinal cord atc5-c6 suggesting neoplasm has improved .

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 58 years experience
Funny MRI: Probably means something abnormal was seen at that level early and looks better. Not every neoplasm appearance is a tumor and not every tumor is a cancer so to really tell you need the ortho or neurosurgeon to compare results carefully with the radiologists help and answer your question better.
Last updated Jan 30, 2015

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