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    Old 10-01-2014, 10:08 PM   #1
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    Lesion T 5/ T6. Help read MRI

    Past history renal cancer, recent adenoma of colon (precancerous )

    Recent back pain mid Thoracic area.
    MRI without infusion shows 6 mm round T1/T2 hypo intense structure with surrounding edema. There is enhancement of this structure post contrast.

    neurologist states has to be biopsied.
    Neurosurgeon ordered PET scan with CT
    He states in terrible place it is behind heart and lungs sitting on bone with the budge No stenosis. He talked about having to remove bone and fusion afterwards to get lesion out ...
    Pain is about my bra and radiates to right front. Pain 5-10. Muscle spasms all the time.

    Help me with MRI readings.
    Thank u

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    Old 10-02-2014, 08:13 PM   #2
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    Re: Lesion T 5/ T6. Help read MRI

    The language used in this report is a bit different from the norm. I don't recall ever seeing the word "structure." I assume this is some sort of cyst or tumor type thing that is measured to be 6mm round and is surrounded by edema...swelling.

    Apparently the doctor will need to biopsy it to find out what it is or is not...but it is difficult to get to, given the structure of the rib cage and the location of the "structure."

    Hopefully the PET scan will provide sufficient information that it will not need to be biopsied.

    Good luck and let us know what is going on.

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