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Hip replacement surgery to be done. X-ray showed white spot on the spine. Any suggestion?

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I am going for hip replacement surgery and an xray showed a white spot on the spine. I am going to go for an mri in a few days. What could this maybe mean?
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
 
 
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 47 minutes later
Hello,
Thanks for writing to us.

Sudden appearance of a white spot on the spine is likely to be due to a malignancy or a secondary metastasis. A direct examination and seeing the X-ray will help in proper diagnosis.

I hope this answers your query. I will be available for further guidance if you needed.

Wishing you good health...
Regards.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Joint Replacement surgeon.
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