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How does a hysteroscopy aid the removal of a ovarian teratoma?


The doctor removed an ovarian teratoma from my wife by means of camera laperoscopy and hysteroscopy, how did the hysteroscopy aid the operation?
The doctor removed an ovarian teratoma from my wife by means of camera laperoscopy and hysteroscopy, how did the hysteroscopy aid the operation? I want to know how the hysteroscope helped the docter to preform the surgery on the ovaries, could he have done it with just the liproscope?
The teratoma was benign.
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A laparoscopy allows Dr's to do both minor and complex surgeries with a few small cuts. It is more of a diagnostic tool because once inserted, the organs of the pelvis and abdomen are examined. Additional openings are made for other instruments that let the surgeon move, cut, stitch and staple structures during the operation.
A Hysteroscopy uses (as you know) a hysteroscope, This is a thin telescope that is inserted through the cervix into the uterus. They are so thin that they can fit through the cervix with minimal or no dilation. Many of these operation can be done in the office, although I think I'd be a little squeamish about that. Just me I guess. Because the Dr was removing a teratoma, I'm sure she was in the hospital. Right? Using the hysteroscope is quick and more accurately done. I'm curious, if you don't mind answering, what was the pathology on the teratoma. Knowing what they are, I'm just being curious about it. Thank you and I hope this infor was helpful You can see more on the link I provided. I pray your wife has a fast recovery. God bless.  (+ info)

Is it likely to have more than one ovarian teratoma?


I recently had an ovarian teratoma removed from my left ovary. Before the surgery though I was having alot of pain on the right side of my pelvis. Now, four weeks after the surgery, I am still having right sided pain. Could I have a teratoma that is growing in the right ovary or is this all referred pain? Wouldn't the doctor have known during surgery is I had a teratoma on the right as well?
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I have cyst in both my ovaries and even when I dont have cyst my ovaries burn...not sure about the rest of your question havent really dealth with it but good luck! Call your Doctor or talk to the nurse.  (+ info)

Has anyone here had or had a children born with a sacrococcygeal teratoma?


I know this is a longshot, but, I would like to know more. I was born with a benign one and at 18 y/o just realized that I have no tailbone after doing some research and well, my anatomy. If anyone knows anything about this, has the child/you developed cancer again later in life, and was their original teratoma malignant or benign? Share your stories, please.
Thanks to everyone.
Pardon me... please don't comment on the fact that I accidentally typed an "a" in front of children. I am more than aware of the grammatical inaccuracies there. Allow me to rephrase it.

"Has anyone here had or had children born with a sacrococcygeal teratoma?"
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My best friend's husband was born with a benign ST. he is now 57 and, as far as I know, has never had any trouble with it. Their son is healthy (he's 22) and their daughter, unofrtunately, has a very rare congenital condition but it is NOT related to her husband's ST.  (+ info)

My 8-year old niece with immature teratoma of the ovary, grade II. Where can we send her for best treatments?


She has just passed the surgery and concluded intermediate risk, immature teratoma of the ovary, grade II. She's in Saigon, Vietnam. Who can we contact for best treatment. She's only 8 and really smart.
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I would suggest Dana Farber Cancer Hospital in Boston, MA. They are one of the best hospitals to treat cancer,plus the Children's Hospital of Boston is conncected to it.

However, if money and travel are of concern try St. Jude's Children's Hospital. THEY ARE THE BEST FOR TREATING CHILDREN WITH CANCER!

I will be praying for your niece. Good luck and God Bless!  (+ info)

why does teratoma occur what is the reason of it ?


teratoma is a tumor which occurs in the testis which leads to cancer if not taken care.
so i just wanted to ask that what is the main reason of teratoma why does it happen
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It is not only in the testis it is found in ovaries as well, and it is literally parts of an unformed twin. Some people have gone through their lives with a teratoma and when the tumor began to drain the host it was removed and they thrived. A teratoma is a twin that did not form properly and remained at a certain embryonic stage, a mix of skin, teeth hair and fingernails in some cases.

A teratoma is a type of neoplasm (specifically, a tumor). The word teratoma comes from Greek and means roughly "monstrous tumor". Definitive diagnosis of a teratoma is based on its histology: a teratoma is a tumor with tissue or organ components resembling normal derivatives of all three germ layers. Rarely, not all three germ layers are identifiable. The tissues of a teratoma, although normal in themselves, may be quite different from surrounding tissues, and may be highly inappropriate, even grotesque (hence the monstrous): teratomas have been reported to contain hair, teeth, bone and very rarely more complex organs such as eyeball, torso, and hand. Usually, however, a teratoma will contain no organs but rather one or more tissues normally found in organs such as the brain, thyroid, liver, and lung.

Teratomas are thought to be present at birth, but often they are not diagnosed until much later in life.  (+ info)

how does the chemotherapy works for teratoma?


i will apreciate your time to answer my question my husband have been diagnosed with teratoma but the docotrs still didnt decie to do surgery or chemoterapy i just wanna know how long does it take to finish chemoterapy
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I am sorry for your husband's diagnosis. He will likely have a cisplatin based chemo, but the duration I would not know.
It would likely be anywhere from six weeks to six months, depending on how the sessions are spaced. They may also opt to give him chemo after surgery to ensure killing any cancer cells that may have escaped into his blood stream.  (+ info)

14 wks pregnant, just diagnosed with dermoid/teratoma, do i have the surgery or risk waiting?


dunno if it is malignant or benign but chances are very likely benign
won't be able to lift my 1 year old after the surgery for months
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I have read quite a lot about dermoid teratoma here:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=dermoid+teratoma&spell=1
I do not think anyone of us here in Yahoo is qualified to answer your questions, your medical condition must be handled by your doctors only.  (+ info)

I'm 15 and just found out I have a teratoma?


What is it, my family is being really secretive?
I'm a girl, I don't think I have testicular cancer!!
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It's a form of testicular cancer  (+ info)

what is a mature teratoma ?


i am a 44 yo female mri shows a mature teratoma of the right ovary.
my appointment with the gyn is a week away
just wondering if you can enlighten
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Mature teratoma is a benign form of Immature teratoma, which is cancerous. Mature teratoma is the commonest type of ovarian germ cell tumor. It is most often diagnosed in women during their reproductive years (teens to forties). Mature teratoma is often called a dermoid cyst because its lining looks like skin. Mature teratoma is removed with surgery and the condition is then cured.  (+ info)

Describe features and causes of HOLOPROSCEPHALY, CAUDAL DYSGENESIS, SACROCOCCYGEAL TERATOMA and SITUS INVERSUS?


these are disorders of 3rd week of development .You may add ref. sites links etc..
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Holoprosencephaly (HPE, once known as arhinencephaly) is a cephalic disorder in which the prosencephalon (the forebrain of the embryo) fails to develop into two hemispheres. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holoprosencephaly
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/holoprosencephaly/holoprosencephaly.htm
Caudal dysgenesis (CD) constitutes a heterogeneous spectrum of congenital caudal anomalies, including varying degrees of agenesis of the vertebral column, as well as anorectal and genitourinary anomalies. Sirenomelia, characterized by a fusion of the lower limbs, could represent the most severe end of this spectrum.
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119054915/abstract
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119054915/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0
http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=3261249
Sacrococcygeal teratomas (SCT) are neoplasms, composed of a wide diversity of tissues foreign to the anatomic site in which they arise.
http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlFilePath=journals/ijgo/vol4n2/teratoma.xml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacrococcygeal_teratoma
Situs inversus (also called situs transversus or oppositus) is a congenital condition in which the major visceral organs are reversed or mirrored from their normal positions. The normal arrangement is known as situs solitus. In other rare cases, in a condition known as situs ambiguus or heterotaxy, situs cannot be determined.The condition affects all major structures within the thorax and abdomen. Generally, the organs are simply transposed through the sagittal plane. The heart is located on the right side of the thorax, the stomach and spleen on the right side of the abdomen and the liver and gall bladder on the left side. The left lung is trilobed and the right lung bilobed, and blood vessels, nerves, lymphatics and the intestines are also transposed.

If the heart is swapped to the right side of the thorax, it is known as situs inversus with dextrocardia or situs inversus totalis. If the heart remains in the normal left side of the thorax, a much rarer condition (1 in 22,000 of the general population), it is known as situs inversus with levocardia or situs inversus incompletus. Situs inversus with levocardia, or dextrocardia without situs inversus, present much higher rates of congenital defects than situs inversus with dextrocardia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situs_inversus
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/413679-overview  (+ info)

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