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Sclerotic Bone Lesion
Inside bone/tendons.: Bone cysts r contained inside the bone, any where from simple benign @ malignant and need watching. Spurs r at the edges of the bone as in arthritis, or in response 2 tendinitis where a tendon attaches. As patellar tendinitis or where ligaments attach as in heel spurs ( planter fasciitis). Treatments r different 4 each & multiple 4 each. B followed & rx'd by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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
MRI -Marrow edema, chondral thinning, elongated osteochondral lesion (6x17mm) lateral talar dome.increased signal distal syndesmosis -- need surgery?
Talar Dome Lesion: Kolleen, you have a large lesion off soft bone inside your ankle. Surgery can be an option, but attempting to create a pain free environment (from boot to just activity restrictions), contrast bathing nightly to increase circulation, Exogen bone stimulator for 9 months, repeat MRI in 6 months to see if improvement is being made, and other treatments available may avoid surgery. Dr Blake ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI: Extensive bone marrow edema of navicular with subtle subchondral linear focus of hypointense signal at proximal articular surface. Doc said AVN?
Avn: Yes that's what it appears. Follow up with the orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist ...Read more
Ct scan"comminuted fracture is seen within right medial cuniform bone with sliglhty displaced cortical bony fragment laterally"
surgery or cast? Why .
Orthopedic consult: Displaced cuneiform fractures often require an open reduction and internal fixation with screws. This is due to tarsometarsal joint instability. Additional important considerations include - intra-articular vs extra-articular and plane of the fracture. Isolated cuneiform fractures are rare and more likely to happen in association with metatarsal injuries. You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 yrs lytic bone lesions through axial skeleton -skull. Extramedullary hematopoiesis. New MRI spots on brain-bone marrow expansion. Can this be fatal?
Depends: Bone marrow expansion throughout the skeleton typically signals either that the marrow is i appropriately expanding into these compartment such as in a myeloproliferative disorder or the present regions of marrow production are insufficient to keep up with current body needs. Regardless of the cause this is best answered by hands on evaluation, testing and management by an hematologist. ...Read more
Radiology/neurology. Ct scan shows bone, MRI shows soft tissue, so therefore can't indentify disease of skull bones. Intercrainial means misdiagnosis?
Hemangioma: Talk to your orthopedic surgeon. Small ones that don't structurally effect the bone can be watched. Larger ones may need removal and stabilization surgery ...Read more
Marrow edema: means abnormal fluid or swelling in the bone marrow. This is a nonspecific finding in and of itself, and can be due to numerous causes spanning the mundane to the malignant. Focal osseous lesion is also a generic descriptor of a focal abnormality of bone. It doesn't imply either benign or malignant. You need to talk to your doctor about it, ...Read more
Bone lesion...: The proximal phalanx is the first bone of the fingers and toes (the bone closest to the hand or foot). The cortex is the hard, outer portion of the bone. A lesion is just that - a spot that can be seen on x-ray of mri. Excatly what it is will need to be determined by a radiologist, or removed and diagnosed by a pathologist. ...Read more
This is my X-ray diagnostic "no focal bone lesion, thoracic vertebral body compression fracture, degenerative bony lipping or disc height loss is see?
That is normal: The radiologist when they read a film will often say what they don't see to show that they looked for it. A focal bone lesion is a tumor or fracture. A compression fracture is a fracture from trauma or osteoporosis. Disc loss height and degenerative body spurs are signs of arthritis. So what you quote here is the radiologist saying that they do not see any of that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 sm linear soft tissue calcifications mid lower leg, undetermined etiology/pathologic significance & ossicle at ant. Tibia plateau. Possibilities?
Sessile sharply marginated homogeneous anechoic cystic lesion adjacent to outer table of skull , what it means?
Cyst : Sounds like a simple cyst and of no importance ...Read more
Subchondral linear focus of hypointense signal at proximal aspect of navicular, which may be subchondral fracture or avascular necrosis. Explain?
Is this an MRI?: It sounds like you are reading an MRI report, what they are describing is abnormal signal on the MRI in your Navicular ( one of the bones in your foot) It sounds like there could be a fracture - maybe you had an injury, or if there was no injury but you have had pain and there is an area just below the surface of the joint that the bone has died (Avascular necrosis- AVN) hope that helps ...Read more
Can you please explain acetabular rim subchondral bone marrow oedema with anterosuperior notching in the bone cortex
See an orthopedist: This too complex to explain in 400 characters. See a good orthopedic surgeon and have them start from scratch. ...Read more
Chronic bone lesion on shoulder MRI. Involves the subcortical glenoid,globular&sharply defined,no edema, enchondroma more likely. What does this mean?
Maybe not: Areas if increased uptake can be caused by a number of different things. Fractures can do this as well as arthritis (if near a joint), infection and yes cancer can do this also...But other bone lesions that are not considered malignant can also do this. This is why it is so important to see your doctor, who can put this information together with your history, symptoms and results from other tests. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Incidental ct scan finding of a "well defined 12 mm sclerotic lesion" on left iliac bone. Does this require follow-up or are these generally benign?
Reassurance : This is could be innocent if you do not have any clinical signs that related to this area. ...Read more
Usdisplaced verticle talus body fracture with patchy sclerosis in talar dome detect by CT scan 5 month post injury. Doc advised for vascular grafting?
Avasular necrosis: Sclerosis in bone on ct or xray can mean one of two things when related to trauma, either repair bone or bone that is not vascularized or avascular necrosis. The usual methods of confirming avascular necrosis are either bone scan or mri.Ct scan is not as specific as the above studies.Vascular grafting is procedure to revascularize the bone. ...Read more