A 45-year-old female asked:
can an internal infection due to surgery to partially remove mesh of a tvt bladder sling cause an enhancing lesion to develop on the lumbar spine?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Linda Callaghan answered
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
See PCP first.: Oit depends on what kind of infection, how severe the infection and the proximity to the bladder. I would consult your surgeon to get it checked but go to your pcp first to check on your internal infection.
Answered on Sep 25, 2013
Dr. Tracy Berg answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Avoid complications: Your spine infection after surgery to remove an implanted medical device is tough. Case review with your surgical team, and/or second opinion review would be needed to properly address all the nuances to answer your question. Many hospitals, insurance providers, and state medical boards can provide this service for you. Be well.
Answered on Sep 22, 2013
Dr. Paul Gause answered
18 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Possibly: There are many things that an MRI enhancing lesion on the spine could be, among them an infection. It is possible for infections to spread directly as well as through the blood to distant places in the body.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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