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A 44-year-old male asked:

Recent lower lumbar mri showed some deterioration of discs (l-2, l-3) & hemangioma near l-4. why does my doctor want another mri in 6 months?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Sleep Medicine 38 years experience
PLZ be precise.: Hemangioma is a benign tumor which does not need to be followed up with another mri. You mentioned of "deterioration of disc". What exactly the radiologist wrote?
Dr. Ernest Rudman
Diagnostic Radiology 15 years experience
Just in case: A hemangioma is a very common benign, usually asymptomatic lesion that is frequently found in the adult spine. At times the imaging appearance on MRI is suggestive of, but not definitive for hemangioma. To ensure that the finding is an incidentally detected atypical hemangioma rather than something more ominous (and more unlikely), an interval follow-up is recommended.

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