Diagnostic Tests for Back lump
Diagnostic Test list for Back lump:
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Back lump
- Physical examination
- If skin lump on back, examine location, colour, temperature, tenderness, shape, size, surface , edge, consistency and mobility
- Examine lymph nodes
- Examine spinal vertebral column, noting any deformity, abnormal curves to suggest scoliosis or kyphosis
- If suspect spina bifida, examine for dermal pit, a depression with a tuft of hair or fatty swelling ,tone, power, reflexes and sensation in legs
- Blood tests
- Full blood count and ESR looking for raised white cells and ESR in abscess and Skeletal tuberculosis
- Alkaline phosphatase may be elevated in bone metastases
- Calcium may be increased or decreased in bone metastases
- Other tests
- Mantoux test - if suspect skeletal tuberculosis.
- X-ray of Spine - can diagnose scoliosis and kyphosis; can determine if metastases are osteolytic or osteoblastic which can help determine where it may have come from; can diagnose spina bifida occulta.
- CT or MRI of Spine - can help detect vertebral tumors and compression of spinal cord or nerve roots by vertebral pathology.
- Skin biopsy - of skin lump by excision or punch biopsy.
- Needle biopsy - if suspect skeletal tuberculosis.
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