A member asked:

I have hemangioma in d2 vertebral body. .is this dangerous? my doctor didnt mind it

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Dr. Edward Hellman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

If it is truly a hemangioma seen in one of your vertebrae, no problem. Hemangiomas are seen in about 10-15 percent of patients that undergo a lumbar MRI. They simply represent a higher density of vascular tissue in an area of the vertebrae, but can appear as a lesion in the vertebrae on an MRI scan. They are usually of no clinical significance.

Answered Feb 16, 2016



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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

I assume you mean the T2 vertebral body - it is common to see small hemangiomas in a vertebral body (they are found in ~10% of autopsies), and they usually do not need any specific treatment. Your doctor may want to recheck it after some period to show that it is not enlarging. If you develop upper back pain or any new pain or weakness in your legs, do see your doctor right away.

Answered Jan 18, 2016



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