thanks very much for any help! I had an MRI and it showed a well defined lesion in my clivus about 1.0 cm in diameter that doesn't look malignant. I've been having sleep apnea, trouble breathing, headaches, brain fog, memory problems. is it a tumor and what treatment options are there? if I have radiation doesn't that kill brain cells?
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replied February 27th, 2011
Without seeing your MRI report, I really cannot answer your questions, except to say that this abnormality is unlikely to explain all of the symptoms that you've described.

A Neurosurgery consultation might be helpful.


Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

Author, "A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race"

A landmark, evidence-based guide to a healthy cancer-prevention lifestyle, based on cutting-edge cancer research.
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replied September 8th, 2011
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Hello Doctor Wascher.

I recently had a MRI of my Maxilla which my primary suggested as preventive due to a small low grade sarcoma removed over 5 years ago from my maxilla. Everything in that area seemed to look ok. But the radiologist this time noticed the following:

"small area of T2 abnormality involving the very distal tip of the clivus bright T2 signal and a low T1 signal extending over a distance of 1.5cm in diameter. This is of uncertain etiology. CT evaluation of this area is recommended with comparison to prior CT to asses stability"

I have already contacted the specialist who performed the surgery 5 years ago and he is leaning towards cyst, but definitely wants a new CT.

Any suggestions?
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