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Suggest symptoms for Cartilage

My toddler has a fairly sudden lump on her ribs. It s hard, and feels like part of the ribs---and it s only on one side. She s acting totally normal. I saw it yesterday and rushed her to our doctor (worried it was a tumor or something terrible) and he told me that it s just cartilage. Could this be right? Should I get a second opinion?
Fri, 17 Apr 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Seeking second opinion is your right, and getting a biopsy done of the growth will clear all doubts, you can get an MRI done to see the inner contents of the swelling by a non invasive way, but the plan should be first to ascertain what it is.
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