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Old 03-29-2010, 04:10 PM   #1
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on my one image there is something disc like sitting below my fusion, i am afraid it is what is supposed to be inside the titanium plates and its right against my esophagus, would anyone know what this is? my neurosergeon keeps saying everything looks fine. I did not see this image till after i left his office or i would of asked then. Estella

 
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Re: important question

It is likely a spacer or implant used to maintain the disc space. I have one in my lumbar area where the disc was removed but they want to maintain the prior disc height. You need to call your doctor's office and speak to his nurse if you want a specific answer to this question. I know you've asked this question a few times and you'll only find the answer if you call your surgeon's office. Also, call the hospital or surgical facility where the surgery was performed and ask them if they can send you the surgical report from your procedure (or if needed you can pick it up). It will detail exactly what was done and the exact outcome. You can also get this from your surgeon's office.
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