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Please define well circumscribed lesion with

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Please define "well circumscribed lesion with sclerotic borders in L5 vertebral body".
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 8 years ago.
This is a radiologist's report of some type of lesion/mass that is within the bone of the lumbar spine, specifically the fifth bone in the lumbar vertebrae.

The fact that it is sclerotic means the surrounding bone has "reacted" to the lesion, forming harder than usual bone (sclerosis).

This really has to be taken in context with the medical history. If there is a history of cancer, this area must be looked at carefully. If there is a history of infection, this needs to be looked as a possible area of infection.
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