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Abnormal Bone Growth On Skull
3 yrs lytic bone lesions through axial skeleton -skull. Extramedullary hematopoiesis. New MRI spots on brain-bone marrow expansion. Can this be fatal?
Depends: Bone marrow expansion throughout the skeleton typically signals either that the marrow is i appropriately expanding into these compartment such as in a myeloproliferative disorder or the present regions of marrow production are insufficient to keep up with current body needs. Regardless of the cause this is best answered by hands on evaluation, testing and management by an hematologist. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
After the long bones growth plates fuse, could the spinal growth plates be open still? and if not, can the the spine discs increase in thickness?
Yes & no: Growth plates may remain open but the disk spaces will not increase. ...Read more
Would neck x-ray tell if growth plates are completely closed. ie, if one had 1cm of total growth left could neck growth plates appear closed on x ray?
Heel spur: Also known as a Calaneal Exostosis, it is an outgrowth of bone on the heels, typically found either plantarly (on the bottom) or posteriorly (at the back) of the heel. It usually grows in response to stress on the bone by a tendon and subsequent inflammation; typically the plantar fascia (on the bottom) or the Achilles tendon (at the back) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?
No :-(: If a child's growth plate has been injured, the problem is that the growth plate, which is made of cartilage and not bone might "fuse" or stop growing. Calcium will not prevent injury incidence, or heal a growth plate following an injury. The treatment of growth plate injuries depends on the type of injury, how old the child is, and a number of other factors ---. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bump on middle of tibia. Attached to bone. Skin pigment over site is darkened. X 6mo. Aching feeling of tibia bone periodically?
Maybe not: Areas if increased uptake can be caused by a number of different things. Fractures can do this as well as arthritis (if near a joint), infection and yes cancer can do this also...But other bone lesions that are not considered malignant can also do this. This is why it is so important to see your doctor, who can put this information together with your history, symptoms and results from other tests. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Craniosynostosis: The skull is made of many bone plates which are not fully fused at birth, allowing for adequate brain development. Fibrous tissue between the plates (cranial sutures) calcifies as brain growth slows during the first five or so years. Premature fusion of the plates can cause a mis-sharpen head or inhibit brain growth. Not all fused sutures are worrisome. The only treatment, if required, is surgery. ...Read more
What is the probability of bone growth 10 mnth post L3-S1 fusion after removal of growth stimulator&complete non-union at L3L4 with 2 loose screws L3?
Results from my daughter's bone scan says that there is mildly increased uptake in the dorsum of her midfoot on delayed imaging. Stress fracture?
Not necessarily: I would expect the same type of report from a kid with a bone bruise or scuff at the same location.Such wording should be paired with the results of a history and physical exam to decide the diagnosis. ...Read more
After bunion surgery, my bone fused with pseudo bone. Now there is a bone spur, or growth on top of that joint. What can be done?
Depends: Discuss with your operating surgeon about any questions you have regarding surgical outcomes and possible necessary steps to address this issue. ...Read more
What are the short/long term effects of a hairline skull fracture. 3" in length from lambdoid suture forward toward the temporal bone.
Usually none: In an adult, the type of fracture you describe really has no long-term effects. Short term problems really have to do with any associated intracranial problems (hemorrhages, contusions, etc.). Potential fractures requiring treatment are ones that are exposed through the scalp (open), significantly depressed, ones involving skull sinuses, which can leak csf, or "growing" fractures in young children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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