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Biopsy Thoracic Vertebra
Thoracic vertebra: The 10th thoracic vertebra is well protected by the rib cage and spine so it would take a good deal of force to break or fracture at this level. The actual amount of force is determined by multiple variables such as age, body condition, muscle bulk among other things. ...Read more
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
Thoracic vertebrae: I presume your doctor has ordered images of the the thoracic vertebrae and discussed the result with a Radiologist who did the study. The possibility of biopsies will be discussed with you. If the doctor and the radiologist both agree about what should or should not be done, please follow their advice. Hope all goes well - please let me know how things went. ...Read more
I have pain in my upper back to the right of my thoracic vertebra Ive had this pain since i was little when im stressed do I have chronic back pain?
Yes,but if you: only have it when you are stressed,, it is due to tension and should be relieved w/muscle relaxers or pain killers or antianxiety medications ...Read more
Dear doctor, i ve upper back pain and my third thoracic vertebra is bout 2mm deeper (sunk in)than the rest. Does my pain come from there an what is it
I have a prominent lower thoracic (T 10/11/12) vertebra noticeable during palpation or when i crouch.Had this for a long time already.Should i worry?
Had a thoracic MRI added big x to one vertebra and wrote t1=155. What does that mean? I am terrified and don't see my dr. For a while.
Need more info: Do not know what the x means, but it probably is a marker - for what, i don't know. The t1=155 references an MRI value - images can be obtained with what is called t1 or t2 signal - in one, fluid is dark (t1) and the other, bright (t2). This is a basic concept, and clinical MRI is more complex than this. Please just call your doctor's office and ask for the results! do not wait anxiously! ...Read more
Hey everyone, I need a translation: what does a "Congenital T6 partial butterfly vertebra" really mean? "Otherwise normal thoracic spine". THANKS
It is anomalous: formation of a vertebral body. The central portion of the normally relatively cylindrical vertebral body is not formed properly, doesn't reach the correct height, so when viewed from the front, the outside part of the verterbral body fans away from the hypoplastic center, very roughly suggesting butterfly wings. Could be associated with other anomalies, so talk to your doctor. ...Read more
What core excersises are best to do when you have a compression fracture in your thoracic level 8 vertebra?
Weight bearing: Wait til the acute pain has subsided. Any weight bearing exercise, such as walking, strengthens the bones. Be sure you have enough vitamin d in your diet. Ask your doctor to check your vitamin d level. There is alot of variability in an individual's requirements for vitamin d. An alkaline diet--lots of veggies--is also good for your bones. ...Read more
Had mri. I have a mass in my ribs and thoracic cavity. I've been tired and some memory issues. It feels like something is scraping my insides trying to get out. How scared should I be? Biopsy soon.
Mri and biopsy: There is no point to be scared at this time. You should wait for the result of MRI and certainly to proceed with biopsy as indicated and wait for the result of the biopsy. Keep your head clear and deal with the problem calmly. Being scared will not help you in making a good decision. Good luck and god bless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri reveled mass in ribs/thoracic. Dr ordered pet scan and blood work. Why not biopsy first? Does this mean cancer is definite?
Any of the bones that make up the vertebral column. Each vertebra contains an arched, hollow section through which the spinal cord passes. In humans, the vertebrae are divided into cervical, thoracic, and lumbar sections, and the sacrum and coccyx are both made up of a series of fused vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated ...Read more
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