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Child with pain in the shoulder. Mass shown in the x-ray. MRI recommended. Anything to be concerned?

Hi my son hurt his shoulder stretching its swollen especially the right shoulder blade. The orthopedist was clueless and first thought there was a mass on the X-ray and then said it was probably swelling or guild and recommended an MRI with contrast. The area was inflamed, tight and hit for the first 3 days before I went to the doctor
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Thank you for your concern
It can be a variety of possibilities
A subtle trauma which went unnoticed can lead to a hematoma which may give such a picture. It can simply be an abscess. Or it can truly be a mass. If its a mass, it may be a cause of concern and we need a MRI to see what exactly it is. If its a mass we will need to take a biopsy to characterize its nature and start treatment accordingly. But whatever it turns out to be i am sure it will be treated so there is no need to get anxious. Consult a pediatric surgeon for the same
Hope that helps
God bless you
Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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