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Thorasic/Lumbar MRI

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  • Posted By: Gaia314
  • September 1, 2009
  • 09:34 PM

Can anyone tell me what this means?

I went for the MRI due to numbess/tingling in my left arm and both legs.


MRI EXAM : MRI LUMBAR - WITH AND WITHOUT CONTRAST

1.5 cm left renal cortical nonenhancing lesion within the upper pole
is incompletely imaged but probably represents cyst. If clinically
indicated, further evaluation with sonography may be performed.

MRI EXAM : MRI THORACIC - WITH AND WITHOUT CONTRAST

1.5 cm left renal cortical cystic lesion
posteriorly is completely intracortical and contains a small amount of
hemorrhage. Lesion probably represents a hemorrhagic cyst but is
incompletely imaged and cystic neoplasm cannot be excluded. Further
evaluation with sonography recommended.


Any input is appreciated.
Gaia

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  • Can anyone tell me what this means? I went for the MRI due to numbess/tingling in my left arm and both legs. MRI EXAM : MRI LUMBAR - WITH AND WITHOUT CONTRAST 1.5 cm left renal cortical nonenhancing lesion within the upper pole is incompletely imaged but probably represents cyst. If clinically indicated, further evaluation with sonography may be performed. MRI EXAM : MRI THORACIC - WITH AND WITHOUT CONTRAST 1.5 cm left renal cortical cystic lesion posteriorly is completely intracortical and contains a small amount of hemorrhage. Lesion probably represents a hemorrhagic cyst but is incompletely imaged and cystic neoplasm cannot be excluded. Further evaluation with sonography recommended. Any input is appreciated.GaiaHello Gaia; First I am not a doctor by any means, but I have had the displeasure of seeking my own diagnosis now for over a year so I have seen and read a few things in my hunt. :) Basically the first item of your questions would indicate you have a 1.5cm (or slightly over a half inch in diameter) near the renal cortex (top section of the kidney) and is a Non Enhancing Lesion (NEL). The NEL simply means to my understanding is there were no significant differences between the with and with out contrast images. Then it states the images are not clear and further diagnosis could be determined by use of sonogram.The second is as follows: 1.5cm cystic lesion located within the cortex that appears to be a cyst with some hemorage or bleeding. Again the images are not clear, therefore, cannot rule out cystic neoplasm or mass. Sonograph recomended.Again, "I am NOT a doctor" Therefore you are most certainly better to ask your doctor to provide a specific explaination of your MRI read.I wish you the best of luck, I hope all goes well for you!
    undiagnosedpain 5 Replies
    • September 2, 2009
    • 00:26 AM
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