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Can you see a bone tumor on an xray?

Can you see a bone tumor on an xray?

Sometimes: I assume you are referring to a primary tumor of the bone rather than a tumor that has spread to the bone from another site. It depends on they specific type of bone tumor, the involved bone and the size of the tumor. Sometimes special scans such as a ct or MRI scan are needed to detect a bone tumor. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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How can you differentiate primary malignant bone tumor from metastatic bone disease in x-ray?

How can you differentiate primary malignant bone tumor from metastatic bone disease in x-ray?

Several ways: A primary bone tumor might have certain radiographic characterisitics that are different than metastatic bone disease. Multiple bone tumors strongly suggests metastases. The presence of a prior cancer also strongly suggests that a bone tumor is metastastic. ...Read more

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Can a soft tissue ultrasound and x ray of the tibia show abnormalities like bone tumor or a cyst?

Can a soft tissue ultrasound and x ray of the tibia show abnormalities like bone tumor or a cyst?

Yes, to an extent,,,: Both of these exam techniques can be used to look for things like tumors and cysts. The X Ray is very often used for tumors of the bone and lung while the Ultrasound can be used for ovarian and liver lesions. ...Read more

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So my orthopedic surgeon thinks I might have a torn meniscus or bone tumor I go see him on Wed for the MRI results my knee hurts so bad the pain is ba?

So my orthopedic surgeon thinks I might have a torn meniscus or bone tumor I go see him on Wed for the MRI results my knee hurts so bad the pain is ba?

That would: be an unusual differential diagnosis....bone tumors are uncommon and don't generally cause the classic symptoms of meniscal tears. Since you have already had the MRI, you need to get the results from your doc to figure out what is going on. I'm not sure of your question, could you be more specific? ...Read more

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What is the name for a cancerous bone tumor?

Osteosarcoma: Considering primary bone lesions only and not metastatic to bone, the primary lesions are derived from supportive tissue, here from bone. As such the suffix sarcoma is employed. The younger patient will develop a Ewing sarcoma, the post teen age patient develops osteogenic sarcoma and in between the cartilaginous chondrosarcomas do appear. ...Read more

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How long can bone tumor in rib cage stay undetected.

How long can bone tumor in rib cage stay undetected.

Short time.: If lesion is benign such as bone cyst or benign cartilage tumor it may be unrecognized for many months. If malignant, the lesion will expand and produce pressure on rib periosteum which can cause significant pain, especially if it is metastatic. ...Read more

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If they remove a bone tumor from my illiac crest will I walk with a limp for the rest of my life?

If they remove a bone tumor from my illiac crest will I walk with a limp for the rest of my life?

No: If the surgery does not affect the hip joint or leg bones, you should not have a limp. Is the surgery for cancer? If you have untreated cancer, you may not walk at all! Confer with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bone tumor?

What is the definition or description of: bone tumor?

Bone tumor: Abnormal growth of cells within a bone. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002210/. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

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


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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more