I recently went in for an MRI on my neck and something was found.
Here is what the radiologist noted:
"Within the posterior elements of the C2 vertebral body on the left there is some altered signal intensity possibly representing lipoma and/or hemangioma. Area of altered signal intensities identified within the posterior elements at the approximate C-2 level on the left involving the lamina. Question area of lipoma and/or hemangioma."
What kind of treatment would be needed for this finding? I don't have any physical symptoms at this point.
Can anyone suggest what kind of specialist I could visit for this or what kind of problems I'm looking at?
At first I was terrified that it could be some kind of cancer, but my research led me away from that possibility. What treatment is common for this kind of discovery?
I would suggest that you consult a neurosurgeon in your vicinity.
If this is a hemangioma in the bone and you have no symptoms then nothing much needs to be done. It is rare for these to give rise to problems.
I recently had an MRI done because of a stiff neck of three months. It showed arthritus and bone spurs in the cervical spine. I was sent for a shot in my spine with no relief. At the same time the MRI showed a cold mass on my thyroid. Is it possible that the pain is from the thyroid instead of the spine. I have been scheduled for removal of the mass from the thyroid.
It is unusual for a benign thyroid mass in the front of your neck to give you neck pain and a stiff neck in the back of the neck. I suspect that this is from some mild cervical spondylosis as described by your MRI findings.
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