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A 24-year-old female asked:

4.4 x 2.1 x 2.2 cm enhancing focus present within the paraspinal musculature posterior to the l4-5 facet slightly hyperintense on the t2 and stir?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Varies : multiple potential causes. It is an area just under 1 inch by 2 inches that is near one of the facet joints in the muscle at the L4-5 level. Enhancement means that when contrast is given, the contrast fills the area indicating a good blood supply, which would typically rule out things like an abscess or cyst; Could simply be scar tissue; I could tell more by seeing directly, discuss with your md
Last updated Dec 7, 2018

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