I have been diagnosed with a femoral osteonecrosis.
The CAT medical report reports: “bone rarefaction area in the superior-external area of the femoral head delimited by a thin hyper dense edge. No significant bone structural evidence; subchondral sclerosis in the acetabular roofs”.
Instead, the MRI scan reports: “subchondral alteration of the right femoral head, delimited by course jagged low-signal line, in turn, surrounded by spongious area oedema extended until the neck, in relation to the avascular necrosis process (II A Steinberg stage)”.
The sphericity of the femoral head/moderate articular space has been preserved; endo-articular spilling, preservation of the labral acetabular complex; preservation of the periarticular structures”.
The most probable cause has been the strong use of cortisone and chemo-radiotherapy. In June 2016, I was diagnosed with a Non-Hodgkin’s B-Lymphoma with mediastinum primitive. In December 2016, I ended the therapies and today, more than a year and a half later, the situation is excellent and lymphoma greatly reduced. However, it is almost certainly the therapy that caused osteonecrosis.
I also had more than one pleural effusion on the left side. Therefore, I underwent three thoracenteses during the last half of last year and a thoracoscopy (end of November) in order to avoid further thickening.
In view of all the above, I would like to know – in the light of this – if I need to undergo a surgical surgery or if it is possible to solve it with the hyperbaric chamber.
Are there any side-effects with my tumoral disease?