Apr 07, 2011 - 5:43 pm
I have enough information to be dangerous. Paramedic, RN student. 911 operator. Had a bakers cyst last yr which showed no tear on MRI, burst, fluid went into calf and I was good for another yr.
Came back....new MRI..and I have a new friend. As any growth over 5cm is suspicious for malignancy, *I* am going to get a second opinion. My othro is of the opinion that the MRI just once again missed the tear and kind of glossed over the whole mass. I didn't even get to see that, until it was released my chart (thru the Cleveland clinic online) and I thought, I am NOT messing around with this.
I have had numbness, tingling and vague pain in the leg. It is different has felt so since the new "bakers cyst"
The new cyst this year did NOT rupture, he had to tap my knee, drain it, and give me a shot of cortisone. The mass is pure mass. No edema from liquids in tissues.
Seems to me to there is a conflict it the reading. One says it is heterogenous, then in all caps says it LACKS heterogeny. Which is it?
I'm trying to maintain, but it is scary. Appt with family doc on Monday to see where to go next. Any suggestions? Here is the report.
CRM 0553 - MRI KNEE WO CONTRAST - LEFT / ACCESSION # 84653639
PROCEDURE REASON: INTERNAL DERANGEMENT OF KNEE
MRI LEFT KNEE
HISTORY: Knee pain
TECHNIQUE: Routine multiplanar MR imaging of the left knee was obtained
Tendons: The visualized extensor mechanism and popliteus tendon are
Bone Marrow: No evidence of fracture or marrow replacement process.
Joint Fluid: There is a physiologic amount of joint fluid.
Other: There is a new masslike structure along the distal thigh
NEW MASSLIKE STRUCTURE IN THE POSTERIOR SOFT TISSUES OF THE DISTAL THIGH.
STABLE PATELLOFEMORAL DEGENERATIVE CHONDRAL CHANGES.