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Diffuse and multifocal altered marrow signal, suggestive of marrow infiltrative lesion. Advise?

MRI FEATURES OF DIFFUSE AND MULTIFOCAL ALTERED MARROW SIGNAL INTENSITY LESIONS IN MULTIPLE VERTEBRAE WITH PARTIAL COLLAPSE D5, D9, L2 AND L4 VERTEBRAL BODIES WITH SUBTLE IMPINGMENT ON THE SPINAL CORD AT D5 AND D9 VERTEBRAL LEVEL AS DESCRIBED ABOVE, SUGGESTIVE OF MARROW INFILTRATIVE LESION. HOW TO GO ABOUT IT WHERE FOR CANCER OR TB?
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
It can be both,but primary vertebral cancers are very rare and tumors in spine are usually metastasis from prostate, lung or liver cancers. So if you dont already have verified some cancer it will probaly be TB lesion. Check your blood for TB and repeat MRI in 6 months and see is there progression in size of it.

Wish you good health.
Answered: Wed, 12 Jun 2013
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