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Pain In The Skull. CT Scan Shows Semicircular Focus In High Parietal Region. Brain Tumor?

hello doc , my mother was complaining to have pain on half side of the skull so i took her for CT scan the repot says there is a 21mm*15mm semicircular (48HU) focus seen in the left anterior high Parietal region abutting the inner table of the skull .This lesion is showing mild enhancement post contrast (53HU). does this mean there is a tumor in the head ...please consult
Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Hello,
With this limited details, a possibility of tumor is strong. However many other things can have a similar appearance on MRI like infections etc. She will probably need MRI scan for clarification of the diagnosis. Other associated symptoms and blood tests also have to be considered to make a diagnosis. You should consult a neurlogist/ neurosurgeon for further guidance about the next investigations.
good luck.
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Pulmonologist Dr. Kaushik Saha's  Response
Thanks for query,
CT scan image suggestive of subdural hemorrhage. Tell your mother to take absolute bed rest and consult a neurosurgeon.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Raju A.T's  Response
Hi,

Welcome to Healthcaremagic.

The description you provided does not fit into a tumour , but it could be a infective or an inflammatory focus.

An MRI scan could help one to ascertain the exact cause of such a lesion in the brain.

Hope I answered your query.

Wish you good health.
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Pain In The Skull. CT Scan Shows Semicircular Focus In High Parietal Region. Brain Tumor?

Hello, With this limited details, a possibility of tumor is strong. However many other things can have a similar appearance on MRI like infections etc. She will probably need MRI scan for clarification of the diagnosis. Other associated symptoms and blood tests also have to be considered to make a diagnosis. You should consult a neurlogist/ neurosurgeon for further guidance about the next investigations. good luck.