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Can colon tumors be seen on a lumbar spine mri?

Can colon tumors be seen on a lumbar spine mri?

Not really: It is windowed to focus on the lumbar spine so you don't really appropriately visualize the colon on the lumbar spine mri. This particular study is not a good study at all to evaluate the colon. To properly evaluate the colon, ask your doctor to inform you on what study is needed to properly visualize the colon. ...Read more

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Could cervical spine MRI show neck cancer?

Could cervical spine MRI show neck cancer?

Could: Cervical spine MRI will show spine more. Mri neck will show more soft tissues in neck and not concentrate on spine. ...Read more

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Thoracic spinal cord tumor growing, will it require removal?

Thoracic spinal cord tumor growing, will it require removal?

May be: Is the tumor in the spinal cord or in the tissue around the spinal cord? Depending on the location and type of tumor surgery may be needed. See this site for info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001403.htm. ...Read more

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What's spinal metastatic cancer?

What's spinal metastatic cancer?

Ca not from bone: Cancer from another source that settles or is metastatic to the spine . Prostate cancer breast cancer and lung cancer are a few examples of cancers that can metastasize to the spine. Most metastatic disease to distant sites occurs via the blood stream. ...Read more

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Does radiation from CT scans, mris and/or octreoscan cause peripheral nerve sheath tumors?

Does radiation from CT scans, mris and/or octreoscan cause peripheral nerve sheath tumors?

No radiation from MRI: I have not heard of an association between medical radiation and peripheral nerve sheath tumors. ...Read more

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Can cervical spine MRI or full spinal MRI with contrast detect tracea or windpipe tumours?

Can cervical spine MRI or full spinal MRI with contrast detect tracea or windpipe tumours?

Maybe: Mri's are very focused exams. To get the best quality imaging of the area of interest, the field of view is limited as much as possible. The trachea may have been included, but not necessarily. You should speak with your doctor or the radiologist that read the study and ask them to look at the trachea. If it is seen, they can answer your question and if not they can recommend another test. ...Read more

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Neurofibroma, swannoma. Large, on spine. Thoracic T8 T9. Infringing. How dangerous?

Neurofibroma, swannoma. Large, on spine. Thoracic T8 T9. Infringing. How dangerous?

Serious: If it is impinging on the spinal cord at that level (T8-9) it needs surgical evaluation. Further growth could cause sensory symptoms, motor loss or even paralysis. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Could brain cancer spread from brain to spine?

Could brain cancer spread from brain to spine?

Depending on what: Type of brain cancer and where the original lesion is, it is possible for metastasis. ...Read more

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Symptoms associated with multiple nerve sheath cysts in thoracic spine?

Symptoms associated with multiple nerve sheath cysts in thoracic spine?

These typically do: Not cause any symptoms and are usually an incidental finding on a mri. Many times, certain findings are found on a mrai that have no bearing on why the imaging study was ordered in the first place. ...Read more

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What types of tumors spinal tumors wrap around the spinal cord?

What types of tumors spinal tumors wrap around the spinal cord?

Spinal Cord Tumor: Although spinal cord tumors are rarer than brain tumors, lesions of the spinal covering (meningiomas), spinal nerves (schwanomma or neurofibroma) or a metastatic tumor from breast or prostrate are the most common tumors to wrap around the spinal cord. Tumors of the spinal cord (ependymoma or astrocytoma) may look like its surrounding the cord, but are usually inside the tissue. ...Read more

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Can neck x-rays show neck tumors?

Can neck x-rays show neck tumors?

Neck tumor: X-rays can show a tumor in the neck if it involves a bone. Otherwise a MRI is required to see other types of tumors. ...Read more

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Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

To some extent: Almost all tumors have a genetic component in that heredity plays a role in the susceptibility to cancers. In the case of ovarian cancer there are a few well characterized genetic markers that portend higher incidence, e.g., brca 1 and brca 2. ...Read more

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3 yrs lytic bone lesions through axial skeleton -skull. Extramedullary hematopoiesis. New MRI spots on brain-bone marrow expansion. Can this be fatal?

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