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benign brain tumor removed, MRI on collarbone is back

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My Mum has had a lump just below her clavical/collarbone. She had an X-ray and the guy said he didn't know what it was but he didn't think it was cancerous, just to come back for a check up in 6 months. Fast forward a couple months, my Mom went to her GP and she ordered an MRI. The results just came back and it said she has a hypo intense T1 and Hyperintense STIR involving the first anterior rib.A subtle abnormal enhancement of the rib was also identified. Everything else in the area looked normal.
They said she needs to go back for a CT scan.

She just had a benign brain tumor removed, and now she has to go through this, it's very difficult. Is this something that sounds like we should be concerned about? What could this possibly potentially be?

Thank you.

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replied March 3rd, 2015
Welcome to e health forum.

It is difficult to interpret the possible cause of the lesion detected in the MRI, without more medical history as well and complete MRI visualization.

Possible causes that can present as lumps around the clavicle include - enlarged lymph nodes with or without abscess formation, tumors like Osteochondroma or it could also be a bony lump caused by a healing fracture of the clavicle.

It would be best if you can consult the doctors treating you who can go through the MRI and advice you accordingly.

I hope this helps.
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