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I have a 'non specific partially calcified lesion in the

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Hello,I have a 'non specific partially calcified lesion in the right cerebellum and dermis' that was found incidentally on MRI 8 years ago. I have no symptoms and there has been no change to the lesion (it's like 3 small areas on the mri) in that time. I am monitored now every 2 years, which is something my neurosurgeon thinks is important due to the lesions 'unusual appearance' and the fact he can't be sure what it is as it doesn't match imaging characteristics of anything he's seen before. Despite this he has said his gut feeling is that it probably won't affect me in my life and that it is benign and I need to let it not affect me. In my most recent consultation he said it could potentially be an area of trapped cells from when I was forming in the womb.As much as I trust this opinion and know that he has raised my case in multi disciplinary meetings I find it hard not knowing what it is and what it could do in the future. Has anybody come across anything else like this before where a patient has no symptoms but a brain lesion?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 6 months ago.

Do you have any symptoms?

When was your last exam for this?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hi ,I have no symptoms (apart from the anxiety it causes!) last exam was July 2017. No other medical conditions and I don't take any medication. Thanks
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 6 months ago.

Thank you for that additional information.

Yes, this is actually fairly common.
I agree with your doctors......just leave it alone.

If just have to know with 110% certainty what this lesion is then you could have a needle brain biopsy or an open skull biopsy done of the lesion.

Of course, the risks of brain surgery may not be worth the data you obtain.

Does this make sense to you?

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