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I've just had retroperitoneal treatment for a vericocele. How long until I can masturbate?

That's a question best asked of your doctor. It's not exactly information most guys have right on hand - pardon the expression...  (+ info)

Does any one know anything about NON-TESTICULAR CANCER Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection?

My husband has out-patient Surgery tomorrow to remove a lymph node in his abdomen to do a biopsy on it for Cancer. But the doctors haven't mentioned anything about testicular cancer, but they have commented on how larget he lymph nodes in that area are...

A little help please!?!

Try getting information on webmd.com.
Hope all goes well.  (+ info)

I have been Diagnoised with Retroperitoneal fibrosis . Is there a medicen for it if so what?

I have Retroperitoneal fibrosis dure to which i have pain in lower back and in lower abodomen, diagnostic reports confirm the same and the Urinary track is coverd with it thickly , i need to know is there a medicin to remove the same or dilute it

Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a disorder in which the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder are blocked by a fibrous mass in the back of the abdomen. Another name for it is idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis or Ormond's disease.

My research shows that surgery and medication is the treatment of preference at this time: Studies are still inconclusive.
Surgery to remove the mass and free the ureters and 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) may placed in the ureter or in the renal pelvis to short-term relief of the symptoms until the mass can be removed.
For medication corticosteroid therapy may help if surgery can't be done due to other medical conditions. Though the use of steroids in RPF remains controversial; however, some authors believe that steroids can be used as an adjuvant to surgical ureterolysis.
More recently, immunosuppressive drugs, such as azathioprine, cyclophosphamide, and tamoxifen, have been used to treat RPF.

For more info on this disease go to your search engine on your home web page and type in retroperitoneal fibrosis or retroperitoneal fibrosis treatment.

Be sure to discuss all treatment options with your doctor too.

Hopefully this helped some.  (+ info)

what are abdominal retroperitoneal lymph nodes?

the mri report that I was given, for back pain, says that I have sevaral small abdominal retroperitoneal lymph nodes, and a 8 x 13 hepatic lesion on the liver, and that I should find a doctor to check this out.

The peritoneum is two layers of a flat tissue called mesentary. Between these two layers is the peritoneal cavity. In this cavity lie the majority of your intestines, and if a structure lies in the peritoneal cavity it technically is not in the abdominal cavity. Now there are some structures that are behind the peritoneal cavity, and then they lie in the abdominal cavity. The pancreas, and kidneys, and those lymph nodes are in the abdominal cavity. The reason those lymph nodes are mentioned is bacause they are enlarged as something is going on. Along with the lesion on your liver points to something potentially very serious. The fact that you have had the MRI means you were already under medical care and I would strongly suggest you continue. It may be something less serious or it could be cancer, best to find out and properly treat before it is too late.  (+ info)

The kidneys are retroperitoneal, which means they are found?

Organs are retroperitoneal if they only have peritoneum on their anterior side.  (+ info)

I need to find the pathophysiology of a retroperitoneal abscess,, or just an abscess in general?


An abscess is a localized collection of pus in any part of the body, caused by an infection.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Abscesses occur when an area of tissue becomes infected and the body is able to "wall off" the infection to keep it from spreading. White blood cells, the body's defense against some types of infection, migrate through the walls of the blood vessels into the area of the infection and collect within the damaged tissue. During this process "pus" forms, which is an accumulation of fluid, living and dead white blood cells, dead tissue, and bacteria or other foreign invaders or materials.

Abscesses can form in almost every part of the body and may be caused by infectious organisms, parasites, and foreign materials. Abscesses in the skin are readily visible and are red, raised, and painful. Abscesses in other areas of the body may not be obvious, but if they involve vital organs they may cause significant damage.

For information about a specific type of abscess see one of the following topics:

amebic liver abscess
anorectal abscess
Bartholin's abscess
brain abscess
epidural abscess
peritonsillar abscess
pyogenic liver abscess
skin abscess
spinal cord abscess
subcutaneous abscess
tooth abscess

See the individual types of abscesses.

Signs and tests

Often, a sample of fluid will be obtained from the abscess. It will be cultured to determine the organism causing the abscess. See the individual types of abscesses.


Treatment varies, but often requires antibiotics. See the individual types of abscesses.

Expectations (prognosis)

Most types are treatable. See the individual types of abscesses.

Calling your health care provider

Call your health care provider if you think that you may have any type of abscess.


Prevention of abscesses is dependent on the location and cause. For example, good hygiene is important in prevention of skin abscesses. Dental hygiene and routine care will prevent dental abscesses.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001353.htm  (+ info)

The kidneys are retroperitoneal. How are they protected?

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what parts of the body is in the Retroperitoneal? Where are Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma typically located?.?

The term refers to the abdominal cavity and all the organs behind the peritoneum (membrane that separates the skin, fat, from the abdominal cavity). In the situation of a retroperitoneal liposarcoma . . the disease is located within the abdominal cavity . . lipo refers to fat .. and a sarcoma is a type of cancer . . so retroperitoneal liposarcoma is referencing a fat based sarcoma located somewhere within the abdominal cavity (growing on top of an organ or behind a structure or attached to the peritoneum.


Sorry if that is confusing. If you know someone who has Liposarcoma you should make 100 percent certain that they are being treated by a sarcoma specialist or at a sarcoma center. Only a specialist should treat liposarcoma. You can locate a specialist from the Sarcoma Alliance or online support groups will point you in the right direction.

The liposarcoma (cancer) Online Support Group

Sarcoma Alliance

Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Iniative

Sarcoma Directory

Best of luck.  (+ info)

Ovarian Cyst & Retroperitoneal Adenopathy on CT Scan?

I went to the ER because I thought I had a kidney stone, and it turns out that I have "cystic changes" on my right ovary. My periods have been irregular and/or absent for a few months, but I have an autoimmune disorder, and thought nothing of it. The CT scan also showed "non-specific shotty retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy". I'm an RN, and retroperitoneal adenopathy is never a good sign. I'm having a pelvic & transvaginal sonogram next week, but I am worried about cancer. Has anyone else had similar findings on CT scans?

I am a RNC...as you well know cystic changes on the ovary are the cause of your amenorrhea. The Gyn should be able to help you with that. They used to do a wedge resection and that helped induce ovulation. The retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy is worrisome, I agree. But try and remain calm till you have had the sonogram. I had a sonogram that showed what was diagnosed as a renal tumor. I fretted over that some, let me tell you. It turned out to be a benign cyst in the pelvis of the kidney, and nothing anyone wants to bother with. It doesn't bother me either. You may have other causes that are making those particular lymph nodes noticeable...Good luck... I wish I could know the outcome. of this.  (+ info)

What do you call a benign neoplasm arising from adipose tissue?

What do you call a benign neoplasm arising from adipose tissue?

A fatty lipoma?  (+ info)

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