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Perineural Cysts Cervical Spine
50yroldw/ 1x2 CM pineal cyst, small cervical syrinx and expanding t-spine central canal w/ symptomatic perineural cysts. Congenital?
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Varies: Not all cysts in the spine require treatment. When it does come to surgery, however, surgeries of the cervical spine can take on another level of complexity and potential complications when compared to lumbar spine. This is mostly because the spinal cord runs from the cervical spine down to about L1-2 at which time it ends and the canal contains nerve roots that can be more safely retracted. ...Read more
I had a MRI done on my cervical spine, and it says that I have a presumed colloid cyst in the right thyroid lobe measuring 10 mm.Can you please help.
Mri findings: Mri imaging frequently will pick up findings incidentally and unrelated to why the test was ordered. Taking a conservative approach, it would be a good idea to speak to your primary doc first to see if this needs to be imaged further. A ultrasound is helpful. Also, tsh, t3/t4 blood work can be done to make sure the blood levels are normal. If needed, an evaluation by an ENT doc would be next step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ubiquitous: Degenerative neck and back pain is akin to wrinkles in the skin. Age happens, and the alternative (bring aging to a grinding halt with death) is not appealing. Accept some aches and pain, use nsaid's/tylenol to control, salonpas hot patches, strengthen the core, consider mckenzie pt (doc's rx needed). If persistent, further evaluation. Should not be life altering under most circumstances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below.: Cancer is uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. This can occur in the cervical spine (neck). There are many types of cancer which can originate in the spine. However, most commonly, the abnormal cells originate outside the spine and then travel via blood vessels to other areas of the body including the spine. This is called metastasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Narrowing: Stenosis is a condition where the tube inside the spine, the canal, is narrowed and potentially pinching on the spinal cord and/or spinal nerves. It can cause pain, weakness or numbness. It can be a problem from birth (congenital) or due to aging, injury or disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nerve pain: Stenosis refers to crowding and/or impingement of the nerves or spinal cord - therefore the most common symptoms would be nerve type symptoms in the arms, such as numbness, tingling, weakness, pain. Having said that, it's very uncommon for an 18 year old to have cervical stenosis. ...Read more