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A 43-year-old male asked:

Shoulder mri: what means? ac joint shows mild arthrosis w/cystic changes, predom. clavicular w/mild surroundng edema.12x9x8 mm lesion seen w/in medial humeral neck, lobulated, compatible w/enchondroma

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Dr. Virginia Phipps
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
Benign: These findings are associated with arthritis. Depending on the type of daily activities you can develop these changes at a younger age. The "arthrosis w/ cystic changes" means that the joint space has changes in the cartilage that will lead to arthritis, which it seen at the clavicle; you have edema. An enchondroma is usually a benign bony cystic the bone but can predispose to fracture.
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