FAQ - Retroperitoneal Neoplasms
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Where can I find an illustration on retroperitoneal hematoma on the web?


I am trying to make a power point presentation on retroperitoneal hematoma. I need an illustration on the same topic for a one time use.
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How about this link:
http://lpig.doereport.com/enlargeexhibit.php?ID=9484  (+ info)

What is the connection between malignant neoplasms and crabs?


The more common term for malignant neoplasms, cancer, is Latin for crab, and the word "carcinogen," meaning a cancer-causing agent, comes from the Greek word for crab, "karkinos." What is the connection between these two seemingly unrelated things?
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Cancer, both the disease and the astronomical constellation, derive from the Latin cancer or cancrum, meaning crab. The astrological sign, of course, is said to resemble a crab and the disease was so named by the ancient Greek physician Galen (129-200 A.D.) who noted the similarity between a certain type of tumor with a crab as well—the swollen veins around the tumor resembling the legs of a crab.

Old English adopted cancer directly from Latin and used it for a variety of spreading sores and ulcers. This early sense survives in the modern word canker. From c.1000 in a manuscript called Læce Boc (Leech Book), collected in Oswald Cockayne’s Leechdoms, Wortcunning, and Starcraft of Early England, Vol. II, 1865:

Gemeng wið þam dustum, clæm on ðone cancer.
(Mix with the dust, smear on the cancer.)

And from Wyclif’s 2 Timothy, 1382:

The word of hem crepith as a kankir

The word was being applied specifically to the disease we today call cancer by the beginning of the 17th century. From Philemon Holland’s translation of Pliny’s Historie of the World:

Cancer is a swelling or sore comming of melancholy bloud, about which the veins appeare of a blacke or swert colour, spread in manner of a Creifish clees.

The astronomical sense of cancer is from the Latin name for the constellation of the crab. The name was known to the Anglo-Saxons, but only as a Latin name and was not assimilated into English until the Middle English period. It appears in Ælfric’s De Temporibus Anni, written c.993, in a list of the constellations of the Zodiac:

Feorða • Cancer • þæt is Crabba
(Fourth, Cancer, that is the crab.)

The Anglicized name appears c.1391 in Chaucer’s Treatise on the Astrolabe:

In this heved of cancer is the grettist declinacioun northward of the sonne...this signe of cancre is clepid the tropik of Somer.
(At this first point (head) of cancer is the greatest declination northward of the sun…this sign of cancer is named the tropic of summer.)

(Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Edition)  (+ info)

Should lymph nodes be biopsied if you have a retroperitoneal mass that is inoperable and x2 inconclusive biop?


I have had x4 heart stents the last one being placed 4/13/09, I have a clotting issue and thru a RFA during a arteogram embolectomy/thrombectomy performed, I am on Coumadin. The tumor is wrapped around the renal vein and possibly the inferior vena cava.
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Tyler - No right answer can be given by anyone without further Information. The retroperitoneum in the area in back of the body's mid-section and behind the intestines. The area contains such structures as the kidneys, ureters, adrenals, and major blood vessels. Even IF it is inoperable, then the treatment and outlook depend greatly upon first getting an accurate diagnosis. This will require at least the removal of some tissue sample(s) for the pathologist to examine under the microscope. The final diagnosis will determine whether it would be best to proceed with radiation or chemotherapy. Though tumor can start in lymph nodes, more often the tumor starts elsewhere and then spreads to the lymph nodes.

Tyler, Your "Additional Details" are very important considerations. Because you are taking a blood thinner (anticoagulant Coumadin) any biopsy or surgical cutting carries an increased danger of continued bleeding after a lymph node biopsy. Further when you mention tumor wrapped around the renal vein, it suggested a primary tumor of the kidney which may have invaded the main vein leaving the kidney, possibly spreading to other body parts such as the lungs. For now, stick with your doctor's recommendation since he/she knows best your condition. My prayers are with you.  (+ info)

What is the basis of differing actions of antineoplastic agents on different tissue/neoplasms?


What is the basis for differing tissue- and neoplasm-specificites of antieoplastic chemotherapeutic agents? This doubt arose because considering what the pharmacokinetics of these drugs are it remains to be answered as to why a certain agent would act only in a particular tissue or neoplasm when the mechanisms they employ are so similar, e.g., various alkylating agents in spite having same action act of different tumors with differing degrees of effectiveness. Hope someone answers the question specifically. Useful links to free-text articles would also be highly appreciated. Bye. TC.
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If you have thoughts on this subject, you ought to have the initiative to research it yourself.  (+ info)

How soon may a patient fly after suffering a retroperitoneal hematoma?


bleeding has stopped far as I know. Patient's son is getting married. No signs of new hemorrhage since 7/12.
by the way, I am am a physician, will be posting this in Serno too.
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This person needs to be asking his doctor this question. It would be foolish to do something that might bring on a reoccurrence of this problem without direction from his physician.  (+ info)

What organs are located retroperitoneal in the abdomen when visualizing it in a cross section?


Do your own homework.  (+ info)

What are the harmful effects from small benign neoplasms arising from endocrine organs on the patient?


Give positive answers...
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Get to know them better. This is not a task only to be accomplished through dating. The more you get to know him or her, the more you can tell if you like them as a friend or something else. Just talk and do fun activities with the person.
Stop and consider why you like the person. There are many physically attractive and smart people out there. But if you see something beyond that really catches your attention, you've marked this person as unique and probably like them. Why else would they stand out from so many?
Consider how many times you think about the person. If you find yourself thinking about this person several times a day, and they are happy thoughts that possibly make your heart beat faster, then you probably like them.
Think how often you laugh at their jokes etc. When you like someone, you will find yourself laughing at things even if they aren't that funny. This is a natural attempt to make them feel appreciated.
If the one conversation between you and the person is stuck in you head and you cant stop telling people about it. this means it was important to you, and you probably like the person.
Consider how much you try to be near them. If you've planned your walking speed to catch a glimpse of them as many times of the day as possible, there is a good reason for that.
Think about how you feel if you touch him or her, by accident or on purpose. If you're still thinking about brushing shoulders several hours ago in school, then that is a special thought and you probably like them.
If you feel you're ready for a relationship, and are confident enough for a positive response, then just go ahead and ask them out. If you're unsure of their feelings for you, there are several wikihows on how to tell if someone likes you.  (+ info)

Can you treat retroperitoneal fibrosis?


My husband was diagnosed with this disease and I don't know what to do. No doctor has delt with this before. Anybody know anything about retroperitoneal fibrosis?
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Treatment

Surgery to remove the mass and free the ureters may be required. In some cases, the ureters will be moved to a different position in the body or wrapped in fat tissue harvested from other areas to prevent recurrence of the fibrosis.

Stents (drainage tubes) placed in the ureter or in the renal pelvis may provide short-term relief of the symptoms until the mass can be removed.

Corticosteroid therapy may help if surgery can't be done due to other medical conditions.

Some doctors use the drug tamoxifen to treat this condition.  (+ info)

term used to describe benign neoplasms made up of neurons and nerve fibers is a?


need some help with my h.w.
thanks!
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Neuroma

In the foot, check out this site...
http://www.footphysicians.com/footankleinfo/mortons-neuroma.htm  (+ info)

When can a tumor be non-cellular or non-neoplastic? And how can some neoplasms be cell free?


So basically, I've got a bio midterm tomorrow, and so in the process of studying, I realized I completely don't get that! Even my bio friends are like, what....? So if ANYONE can help us out here, that would be fantastic! Thanks!
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The word tumor is defined (in Answers.com) as "An abnormal growth of tissue resulting from uncontrolled, progressive multiplication of cells and serving no physiological function; a neoplasm." So your teacher is playing with semantics here.

The only way a "mass" could be non-cellular would be if it were cystic - - a contained area of fluid. We see this with some ovarian tumors which may be benign or malignant. The benign ones are ovarian serous cystadenomas or mucinous cystadenomas which can be quite large tumor masses. These do contain cells however in the membranous sacs surrounding the fluid
http://www.mypacs.net/cases/MUCINOUS-CYSTADENOMA-OVARY-857115.html  (+ info)

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