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Extreme pain in rt T spine. MRI shows hemangioma from T3–8. No spinal or foraminal stenosis. What kind of surgeon can do ethanol injections?

Radiologist

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Ethanol injections for hemangiomas are usually done by an interventional radiologist.
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Dr. Chad Zooker answered:

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

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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.
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Can liver hemangioma be diagnosed by mri?

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An MRI with IV contrast is very useful in diagnosing liver hemangiomas. They have a very characteristic pattern of how they take up and release the IV contrast in comparison to other liver lesions. The best MRI would be a "hemangioma protocol" where they take a few extra pictures later than would be typically done for a liver MRI.
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What does it mean if the doctor found hemangiomas on an mri of my lumbar area of the back?

Benign

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Hemangiomas are a common finding in the vertebrae and are benign. They are collections of blood vessels with a very specific appearance on MRI. It is only when they are very large and expand the vertebrae or weaken it that they can be a problem. This is very rare.
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Dr. Mazen Ghani answered:

What does it mean if the doctor found hemangiomas on an mri of my lumbar area of the back?

Benign and common

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Hemangiomas are seen frequently within the vertebral bodies (spine) on MRI and are a benign finding. They have a characteristic appearance.
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Dr. Philip W. Chao answered:

My mother had MRI nd reveals she has vertebral L1 hemangioma so i am worried about that plz suggest me treatment and it's complications?

No worries

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a hemangioma in L1 is extremely common. I would mention that it is reasonable to recheck it if the hemangioma is atypical. Even thoguht hemangiomas are common they can lead to weakining of the bone. So if your mom has suddent increased pain - it could be a stress fracture- again uncommon. Hemangiomas of bone do not cause raised skin lesions.
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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?

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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.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What if CT scan, untrasound ,MRI and SPECT are all inconclusive but my doctor's impression is that it is a hemangioma. Should I request a biopsy?

Follow your doctor's

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advice. What organ is affected? Likely it is liver and hemagiomas are common in liver and not likely to casue problem. Biopsy of a hemangioma is fraught with the risk of bleeding.
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I had a ct scan that showed a spleen hemangioma. They now want to do an MRI. Is that necessary? I am and have been in pain since late August.

Good followup

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It is rarely possible to make an definitive diagnosis of splenic abnormalities with imaging. We can usually say something looks benign on CT or MRI, but followup imaging should be considered to document stability. If your CT was a while ago (3-6 months), the MRI would be good as a followup. MRI may also help to characterize the abnormality.
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Dr. Ernest Rudman answered:

Recent lower lumbar MRI showed some deterioration of discs (L-2, L-3) & hemangioma near L-4. Why does my doctor want another MRI in 6 months?

Just in case

A hemangioma is a very common benign, usually asymptomatic lesion that is frequently found in the adult spine. At times the imaging appearance on MRI is suggestive of, but not definitive for hemangioma. To ensure that the finding is an incidentally detected atypical hemangioma rather than something more ominous (and more unlikely), an interval follow-up is recommended.
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