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Doctor insights on: Neck Calcification

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Neck CT "small cortical defect along the anterior aspect of the dens just below the anterior arch of C1 with adjacent bone or calcific density." Platelets - 487. ANA is neg. RA Factor - neg. C-Reactive Prot, Quant - 79.6. Sedimentation Rate-West - 47?

Neck CT "small cortical defect along the anterior aspect of the dens just below the anterior arch of C1 with adjacent bone or calcific density." Platelets - 487. ANA is neg. RA Factor - neg. C-Reactive Prot, Quant - 79.6. Sedimentation Rate-West - 47?

Lab results: hello ~ there is no history so impossible to comment. The CRP is non-specific and slightly up and ESR is non specific and slightly raised. Luckily the ANA and RA negative. The changes at ant ramus C2 and dens are nonspecific possibly due to osteo-arthritis. (ANA and RA shd not be routine labs!) If mets or myeloma in dd do bone scan. thanks ...Read more

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How can you avoid or slow down the neck longitudinal ligament calcification?

How can you avoid or slow down the neck longitudinal ligament calcification?

You can't: An anomaly primarily in Asians. No way to prevent or avoid. If becomes a problem, can be surgically treated. ...Read more

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Surgery on neck C5 C6 due to calcification pushing on spinal cord. What is calcification? How and why does calcification get there ?

Surgery on neck C5 C6 due to calcification pushing on spinal cord.  What is calcification?  How and why does calcification get there ?

Build up of calcium: The abnormal build up of hard calcium occurs in several situations. In this case it is likely that the calcium has been drawn in due to unequal mechanichal forces on elements of the spine. We call this dystrophic calcification. ...Read more

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Small hard lump deep within neck for two months. Ultrasound results say "No visible mass. There is shadowing 5 mm calcification in the deep soft tissue of the left posterior neck, seems to correspond to a palpable lump". Feeling scared about this?

Small hard lump deep within neck for two months. Ultrasound results say "No visible mass. There is shadowing 5 mm calcification in the deep soft tissue of the left posterior neck, seems to correspond to a palpable lump". 

Feeling scared about this?

Neck lump: Great that you had it checked. Did you have any sort of prior injury to that spot? Even acne can leave a calcification behind after it heals. Did the radiologist recommend repeating the sonogram in 6-12 months? Might help to see if there is a change over time. Don't worry, but do recheck it. ...Read more

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Had xrays done show somesoet of white spot on neck doctor wants mri something about it could be some kind of calcification?

Had xrays done  show somesoet of white spot on neck doctor wants mri  something about it could be some kind of calcification?

Maybe: The issue is complex, and depends on age, symptoms, medical problems, history, and exam. An MRI should easily help sort this out. Getting the MRI doesn't indicate anything, so don't worry, and wait for the results. Be sure all your questions are answered afterward by whomever ordered the MRI, and whether or not a referral is necessary to a specialist. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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6 months pregnancy . 4d report it was found that foetus is having calcification in heart and left side of heart is small. Also cysts is found in neck.?

6 months pregnancy . 4d report it was found that foetus is having calcification in heart and left side of heart is small. Also cysts is found in neck.?

Ultrasound: These findings are suspicious for fetal chromasomal syndromes. I would recommend evaluation by a maternal fetal medicine physician who can discuss further testing to confirm or rule out a problem. ...Read more

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What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst , )now need spleen removed because of calcification on it

What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst , )now need spleen removed because of calcification on it

Calcifications: Have you been worked up by a physician for this issue? Calcification can be due to electrolyte abnormalities in the body as well as diet, genetics, alcohol intake, medications, etc... Consider seeing an endocrinologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I have calcification on my thyroid and some in my neck mass. When i did my fna, the doctor only sampled the thyroid. Why not the mass? Same finding?

I have calcification on my thyroid and some in my neck mass. When i did my fna, the doctor only sampled the thyroid. Why not the mass? Same finding?

It depends,,,: It depends on other tests and what they showed if the doctor did them. For example, an iodine uptake test may be done for a thyroid with nodules and depending on the results there may not have been a need for an aspiration of the nodule. It also depends on what was being looked for, cancer or another disease so more info. Like the aspiration results is likely needed. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Thoughts on 1.4 cm isoechoic thyroid nodule with peripheral calcification and moderate blood flow. Also round lymph node on other side of neck?

Consult Endocrinedoc: An Endocrinologist is the best doctor to guide you in this matter. This thyroid nodule needs close follow up and will likely require a FNAC(needle biopsy) to confirm the diagnosis. But you have sometime to find the right doctor. Such nodules are slow to change, so a follow up evaluation in 6 mo may be another alternative which I am sure your present doctor would have offered as one of your choices ...Read more