What are spinal lytic lesions?
January 26, 2011 4:44 PM Subscribe
I know YANMD, and you're not giving medical advice. But help me understand some medical info while I wait for my followup.
posted by Fire to Health & Fitness (7 answers total)
I had a thoracic spine MRI to check for potential damage that might have been causing some neurological symptoms I experienced last year.
As far as I can tell my referral form says "lytic lesion in t-spine r/o neoplasm at t11, t12".
My neurologist said there was damage there and that it can be caused by some kind of infection or inflammation.
He recommended I have a second, contrast MRI. But he's unexpectedly out of his office this week, which means I won't have a chance to follow up until sometime early next month.
What are lytic lesions, exactly? Google is kind of unclear. What might all this mean? What might be next? Being told you have spine lesion(s) is pretty frightening, especially if that was the cause of one of the scariest moments of your life.
I'd like to understand whether or not I should be concerned at all or at least better understand what's going on in my body to ease my mind some while I go through this agonizing wait.