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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. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Wrong Forum: As much as we would like to help here on health tap, reading results such as this without any history or context or the previous reports would be futile. The interpretation of this must come from the prescribing physician.
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 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.

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Last updated Apr 18, 2016

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