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how important is a notation of a possible adenoma?


I had an abdominal ct scan.One notation was a small adenoma on an adrenal gland, but my Dr has not said any thing to me about it.
I do have a personal and family history of Cancer
In same ct report was :mild hepatomegaly(right lobe measures 21.5 cm in length/20 cm AP) low density focus in cranial aspect(sm.cysy?)
Left adrenal is nodular(lateral limbinferiorty,
Left kidney-low density focus.
probably a cyst.
Also an umbilical hernia(repaired 9/5)
numeruos diviticli in descending colon.
Should I be worried?
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Important enough to revisit explicitly with your physician, including a review of your oncology history. It might be a matter of no concern, but given your history, the anxiety your question displays is reasonable. Follow up with the physician; don't wait for the doctor to identify issues; feel empowered to ask yourself.  (+ info)

What is the aproximate cost for a transsphenoidal surgery of a pituitary adenoma?


Have no clue how much it costs in the U.S. In Mexico it costs around 60 thousand dollars.
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It will probably cost four times that much in the US. I've read a lot about people going to India for operations recently. For that kind of money it might be worthwhile to check into it.
Best luck.  (+ info)

What is the difference between prostatic adenoma and benign prostatic hyperplasia?


Prostatic adenoma is cancer, plain and simple. Benign hyperplasia is simply enlargement of the prostate gland. The latter occurs to most men, if they live long enough. It becomes an issue only if it enlarges to the point that urination becomes difficult.  (+ info)

My son was diagnosed with Pleomorphic Adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek. Can this turn into cancer?


This is his second operation in 3 years. The first one was in the submandibular gland, they took it out and the gland. Now 3 years later, he had 1 in the parotid gland and 3 in the lymph nodes near where the submandibular gland was. What are the chances of this going elsewhere in his body and turning into cancer?
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This tumor of the salivary glands is also known as a benign mixed tumor and presents as a painless mass, typically in adults from the 3rd to 5th decades. The tumor has a circumscribed appearance when it is cut. The majority of these tumors arise within the parotid gland (75-85%). When occurring in minor salivary glands, the palate is the most common site (60-65%). Complete surgical removal is curative but if the initial surgical procedure does not completely remove the tumor, there is a low recurrence rate of less than 2%.

Rarely, a malignant tumor may arise within this tumor, a phenomenon known as carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma. This has been reported to occur in 2-7% of cases. Frequent local recurrences and distant metastases mark the clinical course of carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma.
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what else beside pituitary adenoma could this be?


Radiologist interprets ct scan of sinus: "Lobulated opacity in the posterior aspect of the left sphenoid sinus, which is contiguous with the sella through a defect in the floor of the sella. Uncertain etiology. could be a pituitary adenoma although this is unusual..." CT scan taken for constant nasal drip and was otherwise unremarkable.
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Sinus polyp, mucocele, angiofibroma (not likely), hypothalamic hamartoma, aneurysm, metastasis, among others.  (+ info)

How can i get information about Pelomorphic Adenoma after surgery?


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where can i find info about fibro adenoma?


I have this disease since I was in high school and have had two surgeries to remove the fibroid adenomas but they continue to come back so I want to learn as much as I can as far as self education about the causes and if it can lead to breast cancer. Just wondered if any one else has experienced this and knows anything about it? Anything will be appreciated! Thanks!
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*I found this for you. The second paragraph talks about breast cancer. I hope this helps :)


Fibroadenoma

A fibroid adenoma is the most common cause for a lump in young women, often between the ages of 15-30. In contrast to a cyst a fibroadenoma is a solid lump comprising, as the name suggests, swirls of fibrous tissue with occasional compressed breast ducts. Fibroadenomas are entirely painless, and once again they probably arise due to hormonal changes in the breast. As a consequence, the lump may arise in an area of the breast were there is already more generalized hormonal breast pain and tenderness giving the false impression that the lump is causing the pain. Fibroadenomas tend to slowly grow to around 1-2cm in diameter and then stop growing. Most women will first become aware of a fibroadenoma when it is already around this size and it is therefore most common for fibroadenomas to seem to stay approximately the same size and not to grow noticeably. Since they are solid lumps fibroadenomas generally do not disappear, although during pregnancy they may undergo noticeable changes resulting in either their disappearance or their progressive enlargement.


Fibroadenomas are entirely harmless and never turn into breast cancer. All fibroadenomas should however be carefully checked to prove their identity conclusively. Some fibroadenomas can feel very similar to small breast cancerous lumps, and although this is uncommon it is the reason why careful investigations, usually including an ultrasound and needle biopsy are very important. Once a lump has been shown to be definitely a fibroadenoma it is safe to leave. Alternatively a fibroadenoma can be removed by a small operation. A new treatment for fibroadenomas involves removal of the lump through a suction needle leaving only a pin point scar. Fibroadenomas that increase in size or that appear in any way abnormal on the ultrasound scan or needle test should be removed for safety sake.  (+ info)

I would like to get an advice about pituitary micro adenoma which affects the growth hormone.?


There are also physical changes taking place. Laboratory shows that Insulin growth factor and serum human growth hormone are increased. There are no medicines taken yet. What will be the next step? Do medicines can decrease the tumor or it should be removed surgically? Is there any life changes after the operation? Thank you. Hope I can get response soon. Thank you.
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It can be treated with medications now since advances have been made - but your case has to be evaluated and followed by a neuro-endocrinologist, not just any endo.

What you have is called acromegaly. You need to get to the proper doctor for a full evaluation so that you can get treated properly as a lousy doctor may tell you to wait until things are worse.

If you do get an operation, it is done via the nose, and once you recover, you still need to be monitored for the rest of your life for recurrence and for other hormones as some are lost during surgery and you may need replacements.

It is also important to get followed by a good eye doctor and in your case, a dentist.  (+ info)

I just found out that I have tubular adenoma around the papilla.What does that mean?


The letter that I got from my doctor said Biopsies that I took of the area around the papilla where the bile drains do show features of tubular adenoma.However there are no cancer cells and no atypical cells seen.
Does this mean the polyps could turn into cancer?I cant talk to my doctor today cause hes gone already and I dont want to be worrying about it until I am able to talk to him.
some of you must not be able to read very good cause I said I couldnt talk to my Doctor the day I got my letter.I know what precancerous polyps are I had them in my colon and had to have my colon removed 3 months ago.What I would like to know is if I had 1 is there a good chance of getting more.And if Doctor doesnt catch them in time will they turn into cancer?I have to go in yearly for a upper endoscopy.
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CALL YOUR DOCTOR  (+ info)

Does anyone have experience with a pituitary adenoma in relation to migraines?


After suffering severe migraines, especially in relation to my mentrual cycle, I finally went in for testing and a pituitary micro adenoma was found. The doctor seemed to think that these adenomas are really quite common and unrelated to my migraines especially in the absence of other symptoms. I was wondering if anyone else has had an experience with this. Should I keep looking for additional testing or simply walk away with a prescription for beta blockers feeling good that it's nothing serious?
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There's a new development in migraine therapy:
http://www.neurologyreviews.com/feb04/nr_feb04_foramen.html  (+ info)

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