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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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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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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Apply non-medicated moisturizing cream to rash areas
5 Min, 2x day, forever
Keep daily showers brief and without the water being too hot
5 Min, Once, forever
Avoid soaps, which can be drying. Lotion-cleansers are better.
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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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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Hydrate well with purified water
Once
Avoid sugars, dairy, soy, GMO products
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Avoid fried and grilled foods
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Avoid using harsh detergents in shampoos, moisturizers, sunscreen
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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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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use topical Benadryl
once
Avoid offending agent
once
Nickel is often cause of skin allergies
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What it mean atypical hemangioma found in Spine MRI?

Vertebral: hemangiomas are common incidental findings on spine MRIs. They are generally of no concern, so much so that some radiologists might not bother mentioning them on the report. From a radiologist's point of view, calling a hemangioma atypical would indicate that the hemangioma doesn't completely fulfill all of the classic imaging criteria,but is still likely a hemangioma. ...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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