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Hi everyone, my name is Alicia. I have been reading this board for a few days now, and decided it was time to introduce myself. I am 29 years old, and I have been an LPN for 4 years. I did home care... Read More

  1. by   cwazycwissyRN
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  2. by   cbs3143
    Welcome to the board HerEyes73,

    You didn't mention whether there was any pitting with palpation or whether it was firm to the touch. That would help determine if it is a fluid collection or a tumor, lipoma or whatever.

    I'm not familiar with CSF leaks, but would suspect one that large would have postural headaches asociated with it. Jus t a thought. As I said, I'm not a neuro nurse. It'll be interesting to hear what the physician thinks.

    Looking forward to meeting you on the board.

  3. by   nursedawn67
    welcome to the bb!!!!
  4. by   Hidi74
  5. by   RNFROG3
    Welcome ! Very interesting I would have guessed lipoma but it would only be a big guess. Don't keep us in suspense.
  6. by   RNonsense
    Welcome to the most addicting place on the planet...have no idea what your pt. has...I'm thinking it's not CSF though. Let us know!
  7. by   nakitamoon
    ,,, welcome to allnurses!,,,, you are in the company of some wonderful ppl,,,,, so nice to meet you,,,,,

    as to your question,,,, i can't add anymore than previous posts,,, let us know what happens!! take care ~kitamoon
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    WELCOME TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. by   zudy
    WElcome! How is your MVA pt? My first guess was also edema,have you found out yet what is wrong?
  10. by   nurseygrrl
    Thanks again for the welcome!

    As for my patient...Grrrrrrrrrrrrr the doc was so bogged down today that he was only handling emergencies. Since the patient has no other symptoms, this didn't qualify. There is no pitting in the lump, but it's not firm, it's boggy?!?! I'm curious too, just have to wait till tomorrow
  11. by   nurseygrrl
    Well, I got my answer yesterday...a lipoma. I didn't think it would be a lipoma since it came on so fast?! It was literally not there one day and right there on his back the next. I don't know that much about lipomas, but I didn't think they'd develop that fast.

    More proof that you learn something new everyday!