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Seroma found post op

im 9 weeks post for a 3 level fusion......about a month ago i got hit with a major nerve type pain and insisted on an mri earlier this week........

still waiting for doc to read the mri but i got my hands on the report and images.

"there is a small 3 x 1.6 x 2.2 cm postoperative seroma arising anteriorly from the l5-s1 disc space."

see the gumball size seroma here.........

question is....what will they do? let my body absorb it? aspirate? if yes how are they going to do it? its in the front of my spine..........getting a little nervous here......comments please


  • 4brad44brad Posts: 8
    edited 09/11/2015 - 4:48 AM
    Hi, I also developed a post op seroma seeming immediately following surgery. I had l4-5 disc removal, with hardware. I noted while in the hospital my right leg and foot was "hot" in temperature. I was checked for a blood clot, found nothing. My foot to my thigh started to get more and more swollen, for about 5 days then subsided. Since then the pain has gotten continually worse. At about 14 days post, my Dr ordered a CT and a MRI, w and without contract. CT confirmed all hardware was in place with no issues. Same with the MRI. Although the MRI showed I had a Seroma 8x5mm. Dr elected to wait and see, as the body "should" absorb the fluid in its own. No sign of infection was present. Sadly I am in more pain than before surgery. Best wishes and any updates will help us all that are having the same issue, thanks

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