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My son has a lytic lesion in his fifth rib.It seems to be

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my son has a lytic lesion in his fifth rib.It seems to be inside the bone and either has or is about o break throught the cortex. It was discovered when he had large swelling on his petoral muscle. A CT revealed that a large growth was encompassing one rib and gtting close to others. A biopsy was sceduled and it came back negative and, within weeks, the growth had shrunk almost completely, leaving only the lesion.
JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?
Customer: He is 38 and in otherwise good heath. Only possble hisoty that applies is that a grandmother, aunt and uncle died of stomach ancer around age 40.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: he has had two searious fungul infections. one attacked his eye and left him largely blind in one eye. Neither were completely identified although the working assumption for months was that it was toxoplasmosis. He also had lyme's disease
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

Was a bone scan, serum calcium, and parathyroid hormone done (and normal)?

What is your exact concern; no exact explanation of the lytic lesion and why it disappeared?