Had my annual MRI on Monday afternoon. My follow-up appointment to see my radiologist/oncologist for the results is not until 24th February (wonderful OPD organisation)! So yesterday I emailed to ask if the results might be emailed to me before this date.
I was very pleased to receive the results almost by return and relieved to read that Feckit had not grown any bigger, but was understandably kind of bushwhacked to find mention of TWO meningiomas!
Moderately homogenously enhancing petroclival mass on the left side remains stable in its size (2.1cm (AP) x 1.6 (H) x 1.0 (W)cm) and appearance. Although it is in close proximity to the posterior aspect of the left cavernous sinus, no involvement is seen and the internal carotid artery still has normal flow void signal.
The mass remains indenting the left side of the prepontine cistern, but does not abutt the adjacent pons.
The other meningioma is seen in the midline of the floor of the anterior cranial fossa and is unchanged in size and appearance measuring 9 x 9mm.
The ventricles are normal in size and appearance.
Nonspecific areas of increased T2 signals are again seen in the periventricular white matter.
No other intracranial abnormality is seen, in particular no bleed, lesion and abnormal enhancement.
COMMENTS: Two menigiomata, one in the left petroclival region and the other midline frontal remain stable in the sizes and appearance.
Meningioma No.2 is the 'round blob' seen here below the two cerebral hemispheres (above 'nose')
Needless to say I hurriedly contacted my consultant again who is at a loss to know why this second tumour has not been mentioned in radiology reports on previous CT (one) and MRI scans (four). (I have copies of all these reports.) Apparently it was only visible on one 'slice' and has not changed in appearance since a first picture in 2009. She wonders if it wasn't mentioned because it was considered 'trivial'.
Not trivial to me!! Although I realise that, at 9mm x 9mm it will be watched and only treated if it should continue growing or start to cause problems, it is isn't very comforting to know that Feckit has a companion.