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Tumor removed near shoulder blade. Said it was a twisted muscle. Suggested MRI. Opinion?

I m concerned, my dad went in to have a soft spongy tumor removed near his shoulder blade. The doctor said she thought it was a fatty tumor. When she made the incision, she didn t remove anything because she said this bulging tumor was a twisted muscle and is sending him for an MRI . Have you heard if this before? It s about the size of a small tangerine. I m worried.
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
A tumor located near the shoulder blade could be a muscle related mass or a nerve related mass like neurofibroma or a soft tissue swelling. It is best to get an MRI scan done to detect any deeper tissue spread.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

There are numerous varieties of tumours that arise from the skeletal muscles. A tissue BIOPSY is mandatory to establish the histological nature of the swelling and possible diagnosis.

An MRI scan will help in defining the extent of involvement of the mass into the surrounding tissues.

So a detailed evaluation is needed to establish the diagnosis.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
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