Hi All :-)
I've been diagnosed with a few problems recently and I'm wondering if I could get an advice on the forum.
After getting my third MRI scan results my neurosurgeon (NHS) told me not to worry and come back again in 9 months!
I'm thinking of getting a second opinion, private this time.
Shall I be worried?
MRI results - brain (comparison to the previous scan):
The right-sided intrasellar pituitary lesion has slightly increased in size. The pituitary stalk appears minimally displaced towards the left.There is no suprasellar extension. The remaining intracranial appearances are normal.
(I would like to add that I have not have any of the pituitary tumour symptoms, blood tests normal)
MRI results - whole spine :
Mild inversion of the cervical lordosis with minimal disc degenerative changes seen throughout the cervical spine.
At C5/C6 there is a small right paracentral disc protrusion resulting in some flattening of the right sided theca. There is no evidence of cord or cervical nerva root compression.
The small extradural cyst-like lesion in close relation with left T7/T8 facet joint remains stablein size and appearances. Minimal local scalloping of the left lamina is present but there is no cord compression.
At L4/L5 there is a small non-compressive posterior disc protrusion /annular fissure. Small sacral perineural cysts are present. The cord and conus have normal signal and appearances.
Do you think I should get the second opinion?
My back and neck pain is getting worse...
Thanks in advance