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Sedalia, MO
A 39-year-old female asked:

Mri said 8mm hyporintense lesion in the inferior aspect of the spleen is noted. impression did not list this but it did say small t2 hyperintense splenic lesion may represent cyst or hemaginoma worry?

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Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 21 years experience
No: If the MRI wasn't ordered to stage a malignancy that you all ready have. The radiologist favors something benign. Most lesions that are distinct on radiology in the spleen are usually benign hemangiomas. The spleen is a common place for hemangiomas. There are always exceptions, so it is a good idea to follow it up over time with several more scans to make sure it doesn't grow or change.
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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
Incidental finding: This small finding on your MRI is called an incidental finding. Okay to talk to your doc about it. Small cysts and benign incidental findings are common with the increase in imaging. Be well.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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