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Clivus Lesion

Are all lesions in or on the Clivus considered tumors?
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I am not a doctor. I know I have a dark spot on my clivus - but it is not being considered a tumor.

There is simply not enough information to even hazard a guess but just the word lesion can cover anything up to and including tumor.
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Reread report benign neoplasm.  Definition of  neoplasm is tumor I guess. Any else have this?
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Any other testing?
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First had a CT scan.  What other tests available?
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Blood tests, PET scans etc.

Are they doing wait and see, or are they going to see what it is?
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No other tests besides a MRI and another specialists. Head of a department at a major univ. hosp.  Will redo the MRI in 6 months and see if it has grown.

I'm going to my Hematology dr. to have my rare anemias rechecked since the above also was of bone marrow.
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What was the size of the lesion - any mass effect?

Good luck with your other tests maybe he/she can shed light on the lesion.
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After speaking with the assistant, I was told that it was so small they didn't measure it.  
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If you can, get a copy of the report. I always do. It gives you a lot more information and is helpful to know information over time as sadly, docs are in a hurry and it pays for you to know your own history well. I would guess since you are already dealing with another serious illness you have this down so I am preaching to the choir though...

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I do have both the Ct and MRI report.  
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