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Due to increasing headaches over the last 2 years, and most recently in the last few weeks, I have been having TERRIBLE pressure in my forehead/temples 24-7, I got a CT scan at the emergency room.

The ER doctor simply told me "it looked normal" (the CT), however the report was sent to my ENT, and only then did I find out the following bit of information on the report. The ENT doctor brushed this off like it was no big deal, and the ER doctor never even mentioned it. I am shocked and deeply concerned at this, since the location described it the location of my pressure headaches, the forehead, and especially on the left side.

Also, they "assume" that it is benign because of the way it appears, but they dont think a biopsy is necessary. They think it's benign even though my headaches/pressure in head have been getting worse and worse.

I should mention that when I put pressure on my forehead in the area described, my symptoms are greatly relieved.

Given that these doctors are brushing this off like its no big deal, do you think there is reason for concern, should I keep pursuing this through other doctors and insist on further investigation? Keep in mind I live in the US and don't have medical insurance, but I will do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of this.

I am deeply concerned it could be something MALIGNANT because of my increasing symptoms, but at the same time I am comforted that 2 different doctors brushed this off as if it is no big deal.


the following is from the CT report:

FINDINGS:

"within the left frontal calvarium adjacent to the orbital roof, there is a heterogeneously cystic and sclerotic lesion with suggestion of internal trabeculation. given bone artifacts, evaluation for enhancement is not possible, but the overall features appear benign. this likely represents a hemangioma, but in the absence of remote correlative examinations, a more aggressive process cannot be excluded"


CONCLUSION:

1. Normal brain.
2. Left frontal/orbital roof calvarial osseous lesion. As above, there are benign imaging features suggesting a hemangioma. in the absence of correlative prior examinations, and MRI may be performed for further evaluation.



Basically, they think its benign so they didn't mention it to me. But i'm going to go out on a limb and say they have been wrong before. right? i am deeply worried.





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