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james e

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doc wants better mri
« on: January 29, 2010, 04:26:22 pm »
My Christmas gift this year was a 1.7cm RIGHT tumor. My MRI was forwarded to HEI. Long story short, the doctor wants a higher resolution MRI done because he sees "something" in the LEFT ear. I did not get to talk to the doctor because I was not home. The higher resolution and "fine cut"  pages will reveal what he is looking at. Could this be another tumor, or something else?

Jim Scott

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Re: doc wants better mri
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2010, 04:39:17 pm »
James ~

Although it could be another AN, it could also be 'something else' because there are a variety of growths that can emerge within the ear.  Frankly, until and unless a second 'higher resolution' MRI clearly shows another AN, I wouldn't buy trouble.  Do you have cause for concern?  Of course.  However, this could easily turn out to be a false alarm and the doctor is just being exceedingly thorough, which is not a bad thing.  Better to know what you have - whatever it is - rather than have it overlooked now and pay the consequences, later.   

4.5 cm AN diagnosed 5/06.  Retrosigmoid surgery 6/06.  Follow-up FSR completed 10/06.  Tumor shrinkage & necrosis noted on last MRI.  Life is good. 

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