I have been having upper back pain for a long time. I always thought it was from my job and my upper back is overcompensating for my lumbar and other issues.
So besides disc bulges the MRI showed:
Well circumscribed cystic lesion posterior mediastinal location abutting the T4 vertebral body extending from T3-4 disc level to T4-5 disc level. Differential considerations include duplication cyst such as esophageal or bronchial versus neurenteric cyst. This non aggressive and benign.
Okay, good news its benign and my NS will go ahead with my SCS implant on 8/12. When the surgery scheduler called me to set up final pre-op appt before surgery she asked if I made an appointment with a Pulmonologist.
Why? Pulmonologist? pain is in my back and I have not had any trouble breathing or other conditions such as asthma. The cyst is abutting my T4 vertebral.
Any input would be helpful or information on what kind of test are done. After surgery on 8/12 I cannot have another MRI. I really don't want to go through unnecessary test or procedures. This is benign, Can cysts disappear on their own?