Can someone please tell me what this is? It was found incidentally on a ct scan. Im 42 and in good health. There was no recommendation to do anything it was just noted on the scan.
I would appreciate any information you can give me.
Bones can have sclerotic or lytic lesions. Sclerotic lesions occur due to fibrous tissue and lytic lesions are due to bone destruction or injury. Benign bone tumors commonly appear as well-circumscribed, slow-growing lesions with a calcified or sclerotic matrix. Malignancy is often aggressive permeative lesions with bone destruction, cortical invasion and associated soft-tissue mass. So, a sclerotic lesion is likely to be due to an old healed infection or benign tumors of the bone.
According to studies done, for sclerotic secondaries the primary tumor sites were the prostate gland in five cases, the breast in three, the lung in two, the stomach in one, and the urinary bladder in one. Patients present with symptoms related to the primary site and sometimes due to the secondaries. As of now if you do not have any related symptoms, you need not worry.
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