Hello everyone, I'd like to hear from someone that has had radiation treatment for spinal hemangiomas if possible. How effective was it? How bad are the side effects, etc.
I have 6 (2 upper, 2 middle and 2 lower back) of these hemangiomas now with 2 bulged discs L-2 & L-4
(i'm not worried about the discs right now). One encompassed my entire T-10 vertibrae and peticle. The
surgeon told me if we didn't find this and I let it go the vertibrae would have collapsed and more than likely would have killed me. I know hemangiomas are usually pretty harmless but mine are growing quickly so the Oncologist wants to do radiation treatment instead of the usual embolization (ethanol injection). They did do an embolization in my T-10 in January, but it's not dead, so they want to go this way instead.
My story in one sentence, Microdisketomy (2003), Laminectomy (03), Spinal Cage fusion on L5-S1(04),
80 injections (05), spinal stimulator installation (05), revision (06), revision (07), removal (09)
and now T-10 embolization & pedicle "grinding" (10).
Any help would be apprectiated.