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lump on my throat

I had an mri done on my neck i have stenosis. A lump was found on my throat this is the result: hyperintense t2 signal focus near to epoglottis on left at vallecula imaged in part. what does this mean
Asked On : Wed, 4 Aug 2010
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Chris,
Welcome to HCM.
MRI findings are suggestive of a mass lesion near your epiglottis (the opening of the wind pipe which leads to the lungs).
This needs to be further investigated by an E.N.T. Surgeon by doing laryngoscopy and taking a biopsy from the lesion and sending it for histopathological examination to exclude malignancy.
Management of the lesion depends on the findings on histopathological examination.
Wish you all the best.
Answered: Wed, 12 Oct 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
There is an tumor in your throat that should be investigated for cancer too.DO YOU SMOKE?yOU MIGHT NEED some more tests like

* BiopsyBiopsy of tissue to confirm the presence of a cancerous tumortumor
* Cranial CT scan
* Cranial MRI
* Laryngoscopy
Answered: Wed, 4 Aug 2010
ENT Specialist Dr. Sreenivas's  Response
hi chris barnes
they probably had an incidental finding in your vallecula, most probably T2 hyperintense is suggestive of a Vallecular Cyst.
if you do not have any symptoms related to swallowing or breathing, not to worry.
if symptomatic then an ENT or laryngologist consult is essential to rule out any Cancer.
kindly keep us posted
Answered: Wed, 12 Oct 2011
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