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A 37-year-old member asked:

as per x-ray report "a smooth round opacity at left side of pelvis-likely to be phlebolith". what does it mean?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Phlebology 35 years experience
Nothing bad: A phlebolith is calcification in the wall of a vein. They are very common in the pelvis and cause no harm at all.
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 51 years experience
Stone: This is a benign ( not cancerous) calcificaiton of a blood element or vein valve inside a blood vessel ( usuallya vein) that is of no significance medically...It is solely an xray finding.

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