A 57-year-old female asked:
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severe lower back pain, stabbing and radiating around to front groin area. mri, showed hemangioma, what does that mean? neurologist or other dr?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Neurosurgeon: I feel that a neurosurgeon is best qualified to evaluate you and he will review your images with the radiologist. A hemangioma is a growth of blood vessels and occur in various parts of the body. Something appears to be pressing on a nerve root coming out of the spine(like a disk).
Answered on Jun 26, 2018
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Symptomatic: Hemangiomata are rare but can be serious. Please see a neurosurgeon to see if you need conservative treatment vs radiation therapy vs surgery.
Answered on May 7, 2016
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