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    What causes a painful lump at the skull base after cervical fusion surgery?

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Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in Back Pain
Question: I have history of cervical stenosis and left C3 4 and C 6 7 fusions. Recently have had pain at base of skull on left and neck and low back pain. Also increased numbness top left foot with sensation less, yesterday I noticed a lump the size of grape on skull area at base with pain it is very tender to touch. I fell at end of May but didn't hit head. These SYMPTOMS just started last week. Do you think they are related?
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Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
i dont think they are related.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, I am Dr Gopal Goel ,Orthopedic Surgeon.
I have gone through your history and recent complaints. To me it appears that your cervical fusion surgery has no relation to your current problem . Probably you are having a boil / carbuncle at the base of your skull.
Thanks for the question. Please feel free to ask any further question,
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