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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:38 AM in Lower Back Pain
The following is extracted from my recent MRI, can anyone telle me what this really means...in context of the spine?

"There is a Hemangioma in the T11 vertebral body."

Thanking you in advance.


  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,111
    my mri also showed a hemangioma and I was told not to worry about it. It is like a vascular tumor that tend not to grow but get smaller. They will do nothing with them generally.
  • Hiya :D Welcome to Spine Health >:D< The best thing to do is to :? Ask your doctor to explain your MRI in more detail :? ,as you are uncertain of what some of the medical terms mean :S . But please let us know how you get on :) , keep us posted :D . Good Luck!! >:D<

    Angie :H
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  • As I understand it, a hemangioma is most common in the thoracic area of the spine. It is a tumor made primarily from little blood vessels. They often do not cause any problem, but when they do it can lead to a collapse of the vertebra in which it is located. It can also be a cause of back pain. I think they are usually small and don't really cause problems for most people. Be sure to bring it up with your doctor if you are concerned.

    You can use the search box at the top of the forum page to retrieve information from members' older posts on the topic of hemangioma.
  • Like a little blood blister, I have 2 in S2 and S3.
  • They actually find these in about 10% of the population and only when checking for other things. They are benign and nothing to worry about. Like others have said it is technically a tumor and the docs will do nothing with them.
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  • It's wrong to assume that all hemangiomas are "nothing to worry about". Most are small and cause no pain or issues. Some are aggressive and invasive, causing bone to be weak and collapse. I know first hand.

    It is a vascular tumor, some are complex with veins and arteries. They tend to bleed profusely during surgery so surgeons don't want to touch them. It's wise to keep watch to see if they are aggressive or stay small.

    Calling them a "blood blister" is over simplifying the condition.

    I wish all of these were nothing to worry about, I really do.
  • shell4skysshell4sky Posts: 24
    edited 05/02/2013 - 9:19 PM
    I have been diagnosed with scattered haemangiomas in my vertribal bodies. I dont feel they are small things and not to worry about either. How can something that can cause compressed fractures be a small thing :o not to mention collapse which no doubt will lead to bad things :( As for finding them by chance how is that worked out as I have awful pain and got an MRI to see why and they showed along with many other things. It they looking at your back for pain finding haemangiomas there isnt chance in my opinion. If thats the case finding anything is 'chance'?? Rosetaz how are you now, as my back just seems to be getting worse every day
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