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Spinal Hemangioma Pain
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
I have a spinal hemangioma that is causing a considerable amount of pain. Pain medications are not working. What are my options?
The very fact:
That this is causing pain suggests that it should be treated. There may be semi-invasive ways of doing this! Strongly suggest you consult with a NEUROSUGEON!!
Interventional Radiology may be posasible depending upon the location of the hemagioma.
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more
What kind of doctor should be consulted for a spinal Hemangioma which is causing significant pain?
Orthopedic Dr.: I would see an orthopedic specialistGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Radiologist says maybe atypical spinal hemangioma but multiple myeloma can't be ruled out. What does this mean?
Depends: If it is small or not causing nerve pressure or leading to weakness of the spinal column it can be observed. If it is causing such problems, it is removed by surgery. Depending on size and location, a fusion may be necessary. A spine surgeon can provide the options in an individual's case. ...Read more
Usually not: Hemangiomas are benign blood vessel tumors. Sometimes, if the tumors are quite large, blood platelets can get activated in these tumors and stick to the blood vessel walls. This can result in a low platelet count. Platelets are necessary for proper blood clotting. This problem is called kasabach merritt phenomenon and is actually quite rare. If it occurs, it could cause a bleening tendency. ...Read more
No cord compression. Vertebral bodies and spinal cord anormal. Spinal canal adequate. A hemangioma in the T6 vertebral body is noted. What does this me?
Mostly benign: Vertebral hemangiomas are benign vascular malformations that displace the adjacent bone. They are usually asymptomatic and typically no treatment is necessary. Acute symptoms may occur from secondary compression fracture, sudden mass effect, and internal hemorrhage. With these secondary effects, there are invasive and noninvasive therapeutic options. ...Read more
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: Ethanol injections for hemangiomas are usually done by an interventional radiologist. ...Read more
I have an MRI from a year ago showing a bulging disk in my lumbar spine as well as signs of a spinal hemangiomas. Prior to the MRI, I experienced 4 years of Chronic Pain that no one could figure out the cause of. I am still in pain on a daily basis and it
A benign & common: Tumor typically found in vertebra with the findings in about 11% of the population. It is a non cancerous growth or tumor of blood vessels that rarely causes any issues unless so large within the vertebral body that it then may compromise its strength and cause a collapse or fracture. ...Read more
Hi I'm experiencing vibrations in my pelvic are. I have a vertebral hemangioma in my T8. I am also having severe back pain. Toe numbness as well.
Get attention if new: In general if you have a new type of symptom that you've never had before such as the symptoms in the toes or the vibration sensation then it's important to go immediately to your doctor. Hemangiomas can bleed. ...Read more
Benign: Hemangiomas are collections of vascular tissue in an unexpected location, and of low vascular flow. They are benign (not cancer), and usually painless and asymptomatic. Therefore, they are generally not treated. They are particularly common in the liver, skin, and spine. Having said that, very large hemangiomas can bleed, fracture if in the spine, cause pain, or be disfiguring and may be treated. ...Read more
On skin-visible: Hemangiomas (benign tumors of blood vessels) can occur on the skin (w/ or w/o involvement of the neurologic system)-visible, but not a symptom. Hemangiomas of the liver are common-usually no symptoms. If bleed or rupture can cause pain, fever, even shock. Hemangiomas of the brain are common; no symptoms unless they bleed. Then headache and neuro signs, sympts: depend on location and amt of bleed. ...Read more
Blood Vessels Growth: Cavernous hemangiomas are a term used for infantile hemangiomas (ih, also called hemangiomas of infancy) that are localized deep in the skin. We currently prefer to use the term deep infantile hemangiomas. Infantile hemangiomas can also be superficial, or mixed (both superficial and deep). ...Read more
Nests of capillarys: Infants often have nests of capillarys show up within the first month that can be localized, tiny, round or dominate a large area of skin. They grow faster than the child & surrounding nl skin, peaking in relative size about a year & have a strawberry like appearance. This rapid growth phaze is followed by slowing & reversal, often major patches decline & pale parchment like skin is left. ...Read more
Depends where: If it is in the vertebral bodies, where we commonly find them, avoid becoming osteoporotic and they should cause in trouble at all. If you have a rare hemangioma that has developed somewhere else in the spine, it would depend if it impinges on any nerves or the central canal. On the skin it does not pose any danger normally. ...Read more
Capillary bundle: Ch are spaghetti like collections of bundled capillaries in a common birth mark. They will generally grow faster than the kid for about 6-8 m, slow then start to shrink down into the skin leaving a pale or parchment like surface by the age of 4.Rarely do they need any work. If they might interfere with vision of distort the nose some dermatologists might treat to decrease size. ...Read more