Pompano Beach, FL
A 56-year-old female asked:

My mom has pain under left breast by her ribs. she had an x-ray, dr said there was a dense area, wants to do a nuclear bone scan. costochondritis ?

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
No: Costochondritis does not show up on x-ray. The density is concerning for cancer, and that is what the follow up studies are looking for. Good luck I hope it turns out to be something benign.
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