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Hemangioma in L3 vertebrae is it cancer?

Hemangioma in L3 vertebrae is it cancer?

Hemangioma: Hemangioma is a benign tumor of the blood vessel. It is not a cancer. However if it grows rapidly your doctor should make sure that it is not cancer like hemangiosarcoma etc. ...Read more

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Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

A birthmark often appearing as a rubbery, bright red nodule ...Read more


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Please tell me what does "hemangioma on the right side of t12 vertebral body" mean?

Please tell me what does "hemangioma on the right side of t12 vertebral body" mean?

Vascular tumors: Hemangiomas are vascular tumors.The ones located inside vertebral bodies are usually small and benign and usually do not require any treament.They are very frequent findings on MRI of the spine as incidental findings, they are not symptomatic unless they are of large size involving the vertebral body. ...Read more

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Well circumscribed 1.5 x 2 on right side vertebral osseous hemangioma , what can be done?

Well circumscribed 1.5 x 2 on right side vertebral osseous hemangioma  , what can be done?

Talk to your doctor: If it is a true hemangioma, then you may not need to have anything done. Usually these are benign lesions that do not need treatment. However, you should see your doctor or a Neurosurgeon to make sure that it is not something more concerning or that might need treatment. ...Read more

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I have a small vertebral boy hemangioma showing high signal intensity in t1&t2wis. What could it be?

I have a small vertebral boy hemangioma showing high signal intensity in t1&t2wis. What could it be?

Incidental finding: These are common benign nonpainful findings on normal MRI high intensity just means they appear white on MRI low signals are dark dont give them a second thought . Like dark disc they can be found on many mris of the spine in tje painful amd in the painless alike tjey are not treated unless they ar huge yours is small. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a small vertebral boy hemangioma showing high signal intensity in t1&t2wis what's that?

What to do if I have a small vertebral boy hemangioma showing high signal intensity in t1&t2wis what's that?

Why was MRI done?: Hemangiomas are abnormal bundles of blood vessels. Most are benign although there are exceptions. It is important to know why the MRI was done. If the MRI was done for pain at the location of the hemangioma, you may have found the problem. Otherwise, this may be an incidental finding unrelated to the problem which led to the MRI. Discuss it with the doctor who ordered the MRI to determine a plan. ...Read more

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Hemangioma of the L1 vertebral body. they say it is likely Benign? what does this mean. and should I be concerned

Hemangioma of the L1 vertebral body. they say it is likely Benign? what does this mean. and should I be concerned

Relax: These are birthmarks, on the bone instead of the skin. Famously harmless. The risk of it turning nasty is so low it's not even worth thinking about. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for vertebral hemangiomas?

A variety exist: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1255694-treatment Often the best treatment is to leave them alone. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a vertebral body hemangioma?

What is a vertebral body hemangioma?

Like a birth mark: Hemangioma in the skin is known as a 'strawberry mark' and is often found at birth. As many as 15 percent of people have a hemangioma in the bone and don't know it! Now that we do MRI we see these frequently as a bright spot in the vertebral body of the spine . They rarely need any treatment, when accurately diagnosed, but if they are very painful they can be treated with kyphoplasty. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how risky is hemangioma in vertebral body?

Usually none and : they can be found in approximately 11% of the population and are usually associated with no symptoms although rarely they may be large enough to compromise the structural integrity of the vertebra making them more susceptible to a fracture which can lead to pain, deformity and even neural tissue damage. ...Read more

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What is the main treatment for vertebral hemangiomas?

What is the main treatment for vertebral hemangiomas?

A tumor composed of: Dilated blood vessels that grows along the bones in the spinal cord is a condition called a vertebral or spinal hemangioma. People with this type of spinal tumor typically don't experience symptoms, especially when the hemangioma is small. If the tumor grows larger, patients can begin to experience debilitating symptoms, such as chronic back pain or paralysis. Patients who symtomtatic should treat. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the treatment for vertebral hemangiomas?

None: Vertebral hemangiomas are common, usually found incidentally, requiring no treatment. If painful suggesting a compression fracture, kyphoplasty can be helpful. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a vertebral hemangioma?

A benign & common : tumor typically found in vertebra with the findings in about 11% of the population . It is a non cancerous growth or tumor of blood vessels that rarely causes any issues unless so large within the vertebral body that it then may compromise its strength and cause a collapse or fracture. ...Read more

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Can a lower thoracic vertebral hemangioma cause pain?

Unusual indeed: Typically, a vertebral hemangioma is a congenital variation discovered coincidently, when image obtained for other reasons. Would consider alternative explanations. ...Read more

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MRI: "there is a large hemangioma in the T6 vertebral body" What does this mean?

Hemangioma: is a benign tumor of small blood vessel. It needs surgical excision depending on size, location, and symptoms. In your case, it is "large" and located in difficult location. It could progress to compress spinal cord, which would be a devastating complication. Consult with a spine surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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What does this mean? "we'll circumscribed 1.9lesion bright t1/t2 lesion in vertebral body s1 is a benign hemangioma. Do i need surgery? Should i worry

No worry.: Benign hemangioma means a tumor of the blood vessels that is not going to hurt you. No surgery or further treatment is likely needed. ...Read more

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I have hemangioma in D2 vertebral body. .is this dangerous? My Doctor didnt mind it

No: If it is truly a hemangioma seen in one of your vertebrae, no problem. Hemangiomas are seen in about 10-15 percent of patients that undergo a lumbar MRI. They simply represent a higher density of vascular tissue in an area of the vertebrae, but can appear as a lesion in the vertebrae on an MRI scan. They are usually of no clinical significance. ...Read more

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I have hemangioma in D2 vertebral body. .is this dangerous? My Doctor didnt mind it

?T2 hemangioma: I assume you mean the T2 vertebral body - it is common to see small hemangiomas in a vertebral body (they are found in ~10% of autopsies), and they usually do not need any specific treatment. Your doctor may want to recheck it after some period to show that it is not enlarging. If you develop upper back pain or any new pain or weakness in your legs, do see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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What does, t1 hyperintense bone lesion in the first thoracic vertebral body is most likely a benign hemangioma , mean?

What does, t1 hyperintense bone lesion in the first thoracic vertebral body is most likely a benign hemangioma , mean?

Incidental finding: This is an incidental finding that would be unrelated to reason for the test. It is a benign and common finding in bone that does not progress to anything. Just a "it's there"'comment by the radiologist. ...Read more

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I have a "likely hemangioma in what appears to be the T8 vertebral body." Could this be related two my two brain lesions? Thank you.

I have a "likely hemangioma in what appears to be the T8 vertebral body." Could this be related two my two brain lesions? Thank you.

Doubtful : A hemangioma is almost always a benign collection of blood vessels. These are seen on MRIs quite commonly and rarely are the cause of symptoms. They are incidental findings usually. I think it's highly doubtful that they are related to your brain lesions. ...Read more