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Adamantinoma Of The Long Bones
Difficult: The pituitary is in the middle of your head. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Heard the epiphyseal plate of the long bones of short children closes too early. What might be the cause?
Not early - genes: We have a large number of growth plates throughout our body and the do follow a somewhat predictable schedule on their closure age. However, some children's will close a bit earlier than others and this is largely affected by genes and gender. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the most common outcome of a broken in half, in the middle perfectly of the 5th metacarsal boone in my foot? Short + long term prognosis-truth
Depends: Healing depends on the type of fracture and any surrounding soft tissue injury, what treatment was given, did it require surgery, how well the bone heals etc. Without information to the contrary, i don't know why is would not heal entirely. It may take a while, several months, to feel up to full activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the short/long term effects of a hairline skull fracture. 3" in length from lambdoid suture forward toward the temporal bone.
Usually none: In an adult, the type of fracture you describe really has no long-term effects. Short term problems really have to do with any associated intracranial problems (hemorrhages, contusions, etc.). Potential fractures requiring treatment are ones that are exposed through the scalp (open), significantly depressed, ones involving skull sinuses, which can leak csf, or "growing" fractures in young children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supress functions : Bone marrow has many important roles including production of blood cells responsible for immunity, in other blood products. Radiation can suppress normal bone marrow function. It can scar bone marrow. Bone can lose some of its flexibility / tensile strength, so it may fracture easier. Depending on the dose, radiation field, vascularity, there is an a rare but possible complication of necrosis. ...Read more
How does coffee affect the different parts of the adrenal gland in the short term and in the long term?
Highly variable: and depends on dose of caffeine and the individual biology of the person. Caffeine is structurally related to the body's own stimulants that are produced by the adrenal gland - norepinephrine and epinephrine - and may also increase the production of cortisol by the adrenal as well, further potentiating the "flight or fight" response. Short-term more energy, long-term perhaps more fatiguability. ...Read more
What is the treatment and long term prognosis of someone with a hyalinizing trabecular tumor of the thyroid?
HTT: Or hyalinizing trabecular tumor is a rare and controversial thyroid lesion as to whether it is benign or malignant. For the most part, it is believed to be a benign lesion with low likelihood for malignant potential and current recommendations is for a lobectomy and clinical follow-up and surveillance. ...Read more
I'm pursuing medicine and I'd like to know the effect of fusion of iliac crest on the height. To what extent its fusion increases the height of a man?
None: When the iliac crest fuses (fuses all the way), that means the skeleton has finished growing in height. The iliac crest itself does not cause one to be taller or shorter (or at least not by any noticeable amount). Height is affected by growth in the long bones (such as the leg bones) plus growth in the spine. ...Read more
See below: Short term effects include fatigue and radiation dermatitis (like a bad sunburn). Long term effects may include heart (if radiating the left breast) or lung damage, though these are rare. Also rare, is another tumor called sarcoma in the field of radiation. This can occur more than 20 years after radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None / Death: This isn't the best place to go for a homework question, but we're glad to help. A basal cell carcinoma on the face won't do a thing beyond growing inexorably. Neglect it, and it will destroy an eye, nose, and eventually grow into the brain. That's the end. Squamous cell carcinomas can spread to remote sites and melanomas do so even more aggressively. Effect depends on location. ...Read more
Multiple: There are multiple functions of the epiphysis, which is basically the end of the bone. The ends of the bone have the articulate cartilage that forms the joints on the body, they contain the growth plates that allow for growth in a skeletally immature patient. They are the sites of attachment for many ligaments and tendons as well. Good question. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Variable: Females are usually approximately 2-3 years more advanced than males. Most male growth plates fuse between 16-18 years. Most females between 13-15 years. These times are quite variable. There are outliers.Usually when growth plates fuse growth stops.Secondary ring apophyses appear in spine at puberty and fuse about 25 years of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are long term effects of damage to the pituitary gland from chemotherapy in a male in his 60's?
Loss of hormones: One may lose control of thyroid & adrenal function. One may no longer secrete antidiuretic hormone with resultant diabetes insipidus. One may stop secreting growth hormone and if a male hormones that stimulate the production of testosterone.These hormones all contribute to organism homeostasis & metabolism. Medical treatment can compensate for their loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly none.: For scaphoid fractures that heal, either through immobilization or surgery, minimal long term effects are noted. However, scaphoid fractures that do not heal may lead to arthritic changes in the wrist. These changes eventually cause wrist stiffness and pain. Arthritis can often be tolerated with braces and medications, but occasionally corticosteroid injections or even surgery is necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible for the spine to catch up growing with long bones? E.G. After the long bone growth plates are through, the spine grows to proportion?
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