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Hard, non-moving lump on thoracic vertebrae, paining, tender to touch. What could be this?

Hello, I have what feels like a very hard, non-moving lump which feels like it is attached to the side of one of my thoracic vertebrae . I would estimate it to be about the size of a ping-pong ball, and is only able to be felt when lying down on my stomach . While it doesn t cause outright pain , it is very tender when massaged or direct pressure is applied to it. Do you have any idea what this could be? Thank you so much, Leslie
Asked On : Sun, 1 Apr 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi and welcome to HCM

Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of the lump. Possibilities that may need to be considered include enlarged lymph node, cysts, growths from underlying connective tissue, bony otgrowth etc.
I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. You may get the X-ray of the area affected and FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) of lump under his/her guidance.

Hope this will helps you. Take care.
Answered: Wed, 6 Nov 2013
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