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could vena cava syndrome be correlated to a pancoast-tobias tumour?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Yes: Lung tumors are common causes of superior vena cava syndrome. The tumor can compress the SVC and lead to swelling of the face and head. Radiation treatment can help. Placing a stent in the SVC can also help, but foes not directly treat the tumor.

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What if a person has a large tumor, or a large number of tumors?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Depends: It depends on what kind of tumor he has - benign or malignant, their location, presence of other symptoms, its cell make up etc. Without more detailed information, it is impossible to talk about diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
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Exactly where is the tumor located?

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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
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Above nasal cavity: Pituitary gland is located base of skull/brain just above top of nasal cavity.
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What are the different kinds of thymic tumor?

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 23 years experience
Various: Many different tumors can involve the thymus, including cysts, simple increase in size (hyperplasia), thymoma (benign and malignant), squamous cancer, teratomas, blood cancer (thymic lymphoma), and tumors of the nerves, fat and blood vessels. The thymus can also receive tumors that have spread (metastasized) from other sites.
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How to treat a fatty tumor?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Observe or remove: One option is to observe it as they do not become cancerous. Surgical excision is the best way to remove them. Have had a few patients try liposuction without successful results, but may work for some.
Dr. Barry Resnik
Dermatology 31 years experience
I agree. However, if they are indeed clinically lipomas ( collections of fat under the skin) they are easily removed, in the office, with just a bit of injected numbing. A much smaller lens shaped opening is made over the bump and the fatty lump is gently removed. It often pops out with gentle pressure. It is really cool!
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Hello doctors, can vena cava syndrome be correlated to a pancoast-tobias tumour?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Yes: The Pancoast tumor is related to obstruction of the superior vena cava in the chest.Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS), or superior vena cava obstruction , is usually the result of the direct obstruction of the superior vena cava by malignancies such as compression of the vessel wall by right upper lobe tumors such as the Pancoast tumor or the growth of a thymoma and/or mediastinal nodes.

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