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What does a 6mm signal in the left vallecula in my MRI report mean ?

They found a 6mm signal in the left vallecula on a MRI Ihad, What does this mean? I have a 6mm signal in the left vallecula,What does this mean?
Asked On : Tue, 14 Jun 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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Kindly provide your history as well. Have you lost weight. Are you a smoker, alcoholic, pan chewer. Any bleeding from mouth. Also any more information regarding the scan will help.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Channabasappa K's  Response
me,valacule means an depression in root of tongue just bet folds of thrroat,which not only holds(saliva in valeculae) saliva helps in process of deglution if it is in oral cavity,breathing diffcult if in nasal cavity. in your case,it llk like usually benign tumor are common than any cancer, go as per advice of ent surgeon, stop pan chewing&smoking if so.take care before any diaster to happen.bye
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I dont relly have any complaints. I was in a car wreck 2 weeks ago, they did a MRI and that was what showed up on it. Idid quit smoking for 3 months and just recently lost my sister in law so I started back.
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