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Hemangioma Of The Spleen
My doc said my L ribcage is swollen. Very tender, too. Was diagnosed via ultrasound with "possible hemangioma" on spleen. Could that cause this?
Can a splenic hemangioma cause splenic swelling? Would a tumor on your spleen cause splenic swelling?
Possible: If either one is large enough it can. ...Read more
Had an ab. Ultrasound, results "indeterminate 1.3 CM complex lesion in the hilar region of the spleen, possibly a hemangioma. " could this be cancer?
Unlikely: The majority of lesions in the spleen are benign, especially in low risk young patients. Rarely, there may be some non benign processes in the spleen. It may depend on what it looked like on us and other lab work that your dr may have done. Follow up with your md to see if this needs fu but more than likely nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Ultrasound revealed 1.3cm complex lesion on hilar region of spleen, "possibly hemangioma." What does complex lesion mean, could it be something else?
Platelet count dropped from 333 to 303 in a month after possible splenic hemangioma found on US. Is this enough of a drop to indicate swelling spleen?
This means nothing: Nothing whatsoever. Platelet counts fluctuate wildly even from day to day. Splenic hemangiomas mean nothing. Stop worrying about this. Best wishes. ...Read more
Which cancers present with a mass on the spleen? Was diagnosed with a mass on spleen, "possibly" a hemangioma, but indeterminate. All bloodwork okay.
I had a CT scan that showed a spleen hemangioma. They now want to do an mri. Is that necessary? I am and have been in pain since late august.
Good followup: It is rarely possible to make an definitive diagnosis of splenic abnormalities with imaging. We can usually say something looks benign on ct or mri, but followup imaging should be considered to document stability. If your ct was a while ago (3-6 months), the MRI would be good as a followup. Mri may also help to characterize the abnormality. ...Read more
Mri spine done and it read 10 mm t2 hyperintense, t1 hypo intense lesion in the inferior aspect of spleen. May represent cyst or hemanginoma. Concern?
Had MRI yesterday and they found a very small cyst on spleen. They indicated possible hemanginoma. Can they tell if this is benign or not? Ct w/ contrast few days ago said granulatous calcifications?
Benign: Hemangiomas are collections of vascular tissue in an unexpected location, and of low vascular flow. They are benign (not cancer), and usually painless and asymptomatic. Therefore, they are generally not treated. They are particularly common in the liver, skin, and spine. Having said that, very large hemangiomas can bleed, fracture if in the spine, cause pain, or be disfiguring and may be treated. ...Read more
On skin-visible: Hemangiomas (benign tumors of blood vessels) can occur on the skin (w/ or w/o involvement of the neurologic system)-visible, but not a symptom. Hemangiomas of the liver are common-usually no symptoms. If bleed or rupture can cause pain, fever, even shock. Hemangiomas of the brain are common; no symptoms unless they bleed. Then headache and neuro signs, sympts: depend on location and amt of bleed. ...Read more
Blood Vessels Growth: Cavernous hemangiomas are a term used for infantile hemangiomas (ih, also called hemangiomas of infancy) that are localized deep in the skin. We currently prefer to use the term deep infantile hemangiomas. Infantile hemangiomas can also be superficial, or mixed (both superficial and deep). ...Read more
Nests of capillarys: Infants often have nests of capillarys show up within the first month that can be localized, tiny, round or dominate a large area of skin. They grow faster than the child & surrounding nl skin, peaking in relative size about a year & have a strawberry like appearance. This rapid growth phaze is followed by slowing & reversal, often major patches decline & pale parchment like skin is left. ...Read more
Depends where: If it is in the vertebral bodies, where we commonly find them, avoid becoming osteoporotic and they should cause in trouble at all. If you have a rare hemangioma that has developed somewhere else in the spine, it would depend if it impinges on any nerves or the central canal. On the skin it does not pose any danger normally. ...Read more