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Minimal lumbar spondylosis

Started by miszy on 02/05/2010 7:00pm

I need some information who have the same situation with my husband. I am quite worried about the result of the MRI

The Impression:
1. Large anterior L4 benign vertebral body hemangioma
2.Mild spondylosis most significant at L4-5 with mild central canal and bilateral foraminal narrowing.

Thanking evryone in advance for any information/advise.

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Miszy -

I am sorry to hear about what you and your husband are going through. How severe are his symptoms? If they arent severe, many doctors will monitor the hemangioma as they are not cancerous - the real worry is what they can do to the anatomy. I pulled this from a site supported by Medtronic.

There are a number of treatment options for vertebral hemangioma, ranging from observation to radiation to surgical resection. Treatment decisions are based upon the severity of symptoms or neurologic compromise. The management of a vertebral hemangioma must take into account the generous blood supply of the lesion, and requires careful planning by the surgeon involved in your care before surgical treatment is recommended.

I hope this helps...

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