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What is Retroperitoneal Sarcoma...?


... and what are the signs and symptoms of it? Causes? Treatment? Thanks for your help!

Melissa
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a serous membrane lining abdominal cavity called parietal peritoneum , and investing the abdominal viscera called visceral peritoneum ..there is a space in between these two layers called retro peritoneum , as you are asking about a tumor , sarcoma ..so for that you need proper investigations like CT /MRI of the abdomen and pelvis extent of the sarcoma and if it has spread or not then staging it after that, each one has got it own management ...good luck  (+ info)

is thyroidectomy the ONLY way to determine if a papillary lesion / follicular neoplasm is benign or malignant?


My wife recently underwent FNAB for the thyroid gland and the findings were:
1. PAPILLARY LESION
2. FOLLICULAR NEOPLASM.
Suggest thyroidectomy for a definitive diagnosis.
Microscopic Description:
Smears disclose a fairly cellular aspirate composed of cohesive clusters of follicular cells, in attempt to form acini and short papillary fronds. The cells show vesicular nuclei, with focal areas of pleomorphism. The background is hemorrhagic containing thin colloid materials and few mixed leukocytes.

I really would like to know if the it is benign or malignant but is there any other way besides invasive surgery? Thanks a lot in advance for all the answers and help.
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If FNAB demonstrate follicular neoplasm , we must perform thyroid lobectomy for determining if it's malignant or not , and regarding to this , we will design the further definite and main operation .

There is no way other than this yet .

In some situations , we can perform total thyroidectomy as a plan to determine the permanent pathology at first ( there is several indications : old patients , mass more than 4 cm , ... ) .

But about Papillary neoplasm it's somewhat different : we can plan for a definite operation , also with a FNAB .  (+ info)

How do you treat superior orbital fissure syndrome when the etiology is a neoplasm?


It's for school and I can't find the answer anywhere!
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Superior orbital fissure syndrome consists of retro-orbital pain, paralysis of extra ocular muscles, impairment of first trigeminal branches and frequent involvement of the optic nerve.
One must treat the neoplasm. That depends on its type. A glioblastoma would be treated differently from a lymphoma for example.  (+ info)

Can I get help understanding a medical diagnosis mother?


On behalf of my Mother and our family I hope there is someone out there who can translate the below. We're prepared for the worst but my mother can't get consultant to put it in plain English - or give her a timeframe.
Some background first:
My mother is 63. No pain. Always small/slight but in last month gone from 36kg to 34kg. Lost 1kg in last 2 weeks.
Diagnosis: Bilateral centrilobular emphysema. Right lung clear. There is a 8.3x6.3cm mass in left lower lobe containing focal area of necrosis. There is a 1.1cm subcarinal lymph node. Focal area of low attenuation within the R lobe of liver and adjacent to the falciform ligament likely focal fatty infiltration. There are subcentimeter retroperitoneal and upper abdominal lymph nodes.
Conclusion:
Large left lower lobe lung mass with necrosis is suspicious for bronchogenic carcinoma
1.1 cm subcarinal lymph node
A focal low attenuation liver lesion, likely focal fatty infiltration

Hopefully someone can be honest with us and translate.
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Bronchogenic carcinoma is a cancerous tumor originating in the bronchi. Necrosis is a type of cell death in which cells swell and break open, release their contents and can damage neighboring cells and provoke inflammation, which is happening in the lungs. The Lymph node is a small oval or round gland that makes up part of the immune system that removes bacteria and foreign particles from the body. If it is at 1.1cm it can be harmful to the body as less bacteria can be removed. I'm really sorry.  (+ info)

How can I find an online free medical consult?


My father is suffering of anorrexia and weight loss and he has retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy without significant rise in ESR.I want to know what is his illness and how can I mannage him?
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WebMD.com  (+ info)

Is thyroidectomy advisable if your FNAB states that 'follicular neoplasm cannot be totally ruled out'?


In Ultrasound results, there are no calsifications
presence of complex solid nodules
3.1 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm size of solid nodular
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I would think it would be the smart choice. There's no point in risking possible malignant neoplasms in such a pertinant area. I'd also get a second opinion and set of tests.  (+ info)

Info on Neoplasms?


I'm researching Neoplasms, and I'm having difficulty finding the information I need. I'm leaning more Benign Neoplasms.
What I need is:

Characteristics
Causes
Transmission
Outcomes or Effects
Treatment
Prevention

I know it sounds like I havn't done anything, but I'm trying really hard, and I can't seem to find anything, so I'd really appreciate it if you could at least give me a source with the information.

Thanks in advance.
I now have Treatment, and Cause. Thanks :)


Anymore help?
Still looking for Characteristics, Transmission, and Outcomes and Effects
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benign_neoplasm

http://www.usc.edu/hsc/dental/PTHL312abc/312a/05/Reader/reader05.pdf  (+ info)

What is Urologic Neoplasms?


Tumors or cancer of the urinary tract in both male and female.  (+ info)

In using the neoplasm table, what do you do when there is no code in cancer in situ?


When using the neoplasm table in the ICD-9-CM, how would one code cancer in situ of the temporal lobe?
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You'll never find it there.
What you're probably looking for is under skin: Ca in situ of temple or similar.  (+ info)

I had an MRI done and the Dr. wrote down I have a "Neoplasm of occioital bone". What does that mean?


I searched the web and believe "occioital bone" may be a misspelling or abbreviation. Is this something to be worried about?
Thanks! The Doctor wasnt really that nice and seemed to be in a rush. Maybe I'll ask my primary care.
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Most like it was occipital bone, which is at the back of your head. I did research on "neoplasm". It means a growth or a tumor, NOT synonomous with cancer. If it was anything to be concerned about, your doctor would have told you immediately. If you're still uneasy, ask him.  (+ info)

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