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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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Radiologist says maybe atypical spinal hemangioma but multiple myeloma can't be ruled out. What does this mean?

Radiologist says maybe atypical spinal hemangioma but multiple myeloma can't be ruled out. What does this mean?

Often benign: While it is often true that the work up for atypical hemangioma results in a benign finding it is important to have further workup as malignancy cannot be excluded. Further workup may include MRI with contrast, bone scan or ct. ...Read more

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What and where exactly is a spinal hemangioma?

What and where exactly is a spinal hemangioma?

Vertebrae: Spine hemangiomas are benign areas of the vertebrae where there are areas of venous collections in the bone but not tumors. If large enough, they can cause potential weakness in the vertebrae if it were to be traumatized. ...Read more

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Has anyone had big problems with a spinal hemangioma?

Has anyone had big problems with a spinal hemangioma?

Yes, sometimes: Spinal hemangiomas can be incidentally diagnosed. Patients with one can have significant neurologic symptoms however many patients are completely asymptomatic. Please consult a neurosurgeon for further prognostic details. ...Read more

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How can multiple myeloma be confused with atypical spinal hemangioma?

How can multiple myeloma be confused with atypical spinal hemangioma?

Hmmm: Conceivably someone may have an x-ray of the spine that shows a "lesion" and the radiologist may not know for sure what it is but i would think further workup should be able to differentiate between the two. ...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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Scared.Had MRI of cervical spine in 2009 and 2010.Incidental finding of large hemangioma.No action evet taken.Recent back pains.Ref.To neurodurgeon.

Scared.Had MRI of cervical spine in 2009 and 2010.Incidental finding of large hemangioma.No action evet taken.Recent back pains.Ref.To neurodurgeon.

Patience: Hemangiomas are discovered often on mris and are usually incidental (not the cause of the problem, just found coicidentally). If you have changing or worsening symptoms, then repeat MRI is indicated along with follow up with an orthopaedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon. It looks like you are already on track for that. Remain calm and wait until you can discuss this with the neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Have had numerous hemangiomas confimred on MRI now had u/s tech askef about cyst on liver can that be same?

Have had numerous hemangiomas confimred on MRI now had u/s tech askef about cyst on liver can that be same?

No: Hemangiomas on sono look relatively echogenic (bright) while simple cysts are echo free (black). Larger hemangiomas may exhibit a more complex pattern on sono but will not look like a simple cyst. ...Read more

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Raised Red Skin Lesions (Definition)

There are many causes of red "spots" which when touched are not flat on the skin but instead are elevated off the skin. They can be red from scratching or from being bitten by a bug or be a blister from a burn. Some raised lesions have fluid in them such as a blister. When the spot or leasionis red it is usually inflamed. Whelps from an allergic reaction can also be ...Read more


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Hemangioma (Definition)

An hemangioma is a condition in which a person has an enlarged, abnormal growth of blood vessels on his skin and/or elsewhere inside his body. Large hemangiomas, multiple ones, or dangerously located ones can cause serious problems. Babies with small or few "strawberry" hemangiomas on the skin ...Read more


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