Incidental MRI findings in children on the rise
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With increasing use of ever more sophisticated brain and spinal cord diagnostic technology, more children are being referred to pediatric neurosurgeons for unexpected findings on MRI. Incidental findings of such lesions as pineal cysts and brain tumors cause additional stress not only for patients and their families but often also for primary care doctors, said lead author Cormac Maher, M.D., pediatric neurosurgeon, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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