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Is A Micro Adenoma In The Pituitary Curable
Microadenoma: The MRI is very sensitive, and it can pick up tiny "lumps" in many people. The presence of a tiny adenoma does not necessarily mean there is a problem. If it is making excess hormone (eg. prolactin) then treatment directed at the hormone is important. Theoretically, "big" pituitary tumors were once small, but most micro's don't get much bigger. See your Endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Diagnosing acromegaly involves 2 blood tests that measure level of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and oral glucose tolerance t\ (OGTT). Difficult to test level of growth hormone (GH) in acromegaly. Scan of head performed to confirm presence an adenoma in pituitary gland. If no tumor detected, a CT scan of abdomen and pelvis looks for tumors of adrenal, pancreas or pvary producing GH ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A brain MRI found a 4x6cm lesion in the puitary gland described as a microadenoma. Two weeks later a pituitary MRI shows an 1.06x1.53 cm area of heterogenous gland described as a evolving pituitary adenoma or apoplexy. What is an evolving adenoma?
Check your units: Frankly, I think you've got the original set of units wrong. You wrote 4x6 cm. MICROadenoma? Those dimensions are ginormous for something living in the pituitary gland. You mean 4x6 mm which then, GREW to 10.6 x 15.3 mm or what you wrote which is the same thing 1.06 x 1.53 cm. Evolving means it's changing/growing. More questions: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR for appointment ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It can be: Adrenal nodules are common and are often benign. But several cancers are prone to spread and land in the Adrenal gland as metastatic cancer. This can be determines with the help of PET scan or a biopsy if the nodule is growing in serial CT scan studies. This can be sorted out in 2-3 month time of follow up/repeat study. ...Read more
Low grade acinic cel carcinoma in superficial lobe of parotid- is RADICAL parotidectomy necessary whilst the facial nerve is not affected by tumor?
Get a consult: Get several opinions. A superficial parotidectomy may be an option depending on your situation. It is sometimes used for very superficial low-grade tumors. ...Read more
. What is a 6mm anechoric structure with through-transmission in thyroid gland. At the int extent has focal course calcification mean?
Supposing someone has a small brain tumor and it is located in the posterior cranial fossa. Is there a good chance of survival?
Is a radiofrequency ablation of a benign aldosterone-producing adenoma feasible? If not, why not just resect tumor instead of entire gland?
Resection: Only the surgeon who will do this can explain to you what should be done and why. Surgeons who work on the adrenal are almost always excellent so I would highly recommend that you follow the advice. ...Read more
Why is pituitary adenoma infratentorial in adult tumors but craniopharyngioma is supratentorial in childhood?
Sella Turcica: The tentorium cerebelli separates the cerebellum from the cerebrum. Supratentorial means ABOVE the tentorium and Infratentorial means BELOW. The pituitary gland sits in a special area called the hypophyseal fossa or sella turcia which is technically neither. Craniopharyngioma and pituitary adenoma grow SUPRATENTORIALLY in almost all cases, but rarely invade the clivus into the posterior fossa. ...Read more
What are the chances of a brain tumor anaplastic astrocytoma gr 3 reaccuring in a child if the tumor was removed?
High: Unfortunately pediatric anaplastic astrocytoma (grade 3 glioma) has high recurrence rates. Degree of resection does impact prognosis. However, those with grade 3 astrocytoma tend to have pfs(progression free survival) of 40 to 50% even with adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally yes: Most benign tumors are not capable of spreading an invading distant organs. That being said, there are rare examples of benign tumors that get so big that they can cause major symptoms and medical problems. Thankfully, these are pretty unusual. ...Read more
My question is regarding re-regulating thyroid hormone. I suffered from a craniopharayngioma in 2000 and my pituitary gland is non functional.
Can be: an early lesion found to involve mucosa only is easily treated by fulguration and intravesicle drugs such a BCG. If the tumor has penetrated into the muscularis of the bladder then surgical resection is most often effective. Should the lesion penetrate to the surface and nodes involved then chemo - radiation and possible cystectomy needed with high failure rate. ...Read more
It can be....: If you are under the care of a competent team of oncologists(Surgical and Medical) you do have a chance for cure provided you are treated with a combined chemotherapy followed by Surgery approach. It may be a good idea to seek a second opinion at a major Cancer center near to where you live and then begin your treatment soon. Give me some follow up as to where you are in terms of starting treatmen ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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