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Old 09-07-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
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solid mass in left hemi diaphragm

I am a 35 year old female in good health. Having a C/T done for another reason the physicians detected a mass in my left diaphragm. I went back for an MRI. I was told they do not know what the mass is. It is non specific, solid, soft tissue mass not consistent with a cyst,fatty tumor,vascular tumor, or adrenal mass. The mass measures 4.7cm by 1.7cm. I'm told I need to return every 3-6 months to have MRI's done. I feel I need more info because I'm very nervous. If anyone could help me I'd really appreciate it. Thank you.

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Old 09-08-2006, 06:26 AM   #2
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Re: solid mass in left hemi diaphragm

just what was the reason for the actual CT to be done in the first place?did they happen to also check out your lower abdominal area while doing the CT or was this just at the diaphramatic level only/the only reason i am asking is there is a kidney disease called polycystic kidney disease and there is a possibility for the actual cysts to spread thu out other areas in the abdominal area.just one very remote possibility.

that is just a really odd place for any sort of mass to develop in since it is a muscle.the thing is,i have that PKD and have not only developed cysts in my kidneys and liver,but last year while having my usual ultrasound,they actually found two cysts inside of my psoas muscle which i am told was extremely unusual for PKD.these are actually IN the muscle not on it.

when you said this cyst was IN the diaphram,do you mean that it is also IN the actual muscle and not on it as well?are you having any problems with your breathing or any other symptoms?if you could just mention the reason for the actual CT it may shed more light on the problem for me.**
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Old 09-08-2006, 11:30 AM   #3
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Re: solid mass in left hemi diaphragm

Hi **,
Thank you for responding to my message. The reason I had the CT was because my doctor thought she felt a mass around my right ovary and possible appendix inflimation. In the process of the CT they ruled out both of these but found several small cysts in my liver and they thought a cyst on my lower left lung. They had me in for the MRI. They found it was not a cyst but a solid mass they can't figure out and it was not on my lung but in my diaphragm. I have had pain on and off, especially on that side when I'm laying down at night, for about 6 months. But attributed it to a pulled muscle. I've also felt a kind of fullness or liquid feeling in that area too. I guess it was silly of me to not have that looked into before. My doctor called me today because I was hoping for a second opinion. She's trying to reach a pulminary specialist to see what they think.

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