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Adenoma = a type of benign tumor.
Pituitary adenoma how does it affect muscle in body and what test will they do to find out if muscle is affected and how much?
Homone problem: Sometimes a pituitary adenoma can secreted hormones in abnormal amounts and can affect many different body functions. ...Read more
Adenoma = a type of benign tumor.
Can symptoms of a pituitary adenoma come back after a few years after taking medicine to stop symptoms? Any answers appreciated!
It may regrow: Prolactinomas may return and cabergoline has to be restarted. ...Read more
I have the result of ultra sound of my right breast. And it shows features of fibroadenosis of right breast and multiple small well defined isoechoeic masses-fibro adenomas. What is mean of this. Is this the sign of breast cancer?
Benign: What is described on your ultrasound is a benign finding. However, it needs to be interpreted within the context of why the ultrasound was ordered--is there a palpable abnormality? ...An abnormality seen on a mammogram? ...Breast pain? The ultrasound report should include info which tells the ordering physician what the next step is (routine follow-up, close f/u, biopsy)--please talk to your dr. ...Read more
Is the risk of thyroid carcinoma increased with diagnosis of hashimoto thyroiditis when multiple thyroid adenomas are present. Tyab 2470?
Not if they function: If the adenomas are "cold" or do not function, then they are likely to be malignant. They do not show up on radionuclide scan because they do not function. Otherwise they are unlikely to be malignant. However, since you have many of them, you likely need and should get further workup, like aspiration biopsy, etc., along with treatment for your hashimoto's. ...Read more
Blood ; urine tests: Adrenal masses should very rarely be biopsied. Pheochromocytoma, an adrnealine producing tumor, must always be excluded prior to biopsy. Adrenal masses are diagnosed by imaging (ct and mri) blood and urine test. Biopsy is probably only indicated in patients with known history of cancer and suspicion for metastasis to adrenal. ...Read more
I was told I had a benign follicular adenoma after a fna on my thyroid nodule. is it possible to know this without surgery?
Cytology: Looking at a cellular aspirate is the first line test for evaluating a thyroid nodule. It should be collected under ultrasound guidance to ensure the sample is from the nodule. The accuracy is 90%. If there are doubts, the sample slides can be reviewed by a reference expert cytologist. Additionally, molecular testing can be done on material obtained at biopsy or on the pathology slides. ...Read more
Tan-white to tan-gray soft tissue aggregating to 0.6x 0.4x0.3cm. Second one tan soft tissue 0.3x0.2x0.2cm what does this mean and tubular adenoma.
It is benign: You do not need to worry any further. ...Read more
How should an adrenal adenoma be treated? I had a submandibleand mixed tumor removed at dr's suggestion. Mother died of adrenal cancer
Surgery: Surgery is the best treatment for pituitary adenomas unless it is one that produces prolactin, in which case, a pill (medication) might be able to shrink and control it. If it's small (< 1 cm) and is non-functioning, you might not need to do anything to it except follow it with imaging studies (MRI) to make sure it doesn't grow in the future. ...Read more
Manage it: I understand you are also being treated for hypopituitarism and vision loss. Did you have a pituitary adenoma with optic chiasm damage? Dandruff is easily managed by any of a great variety of over-the-counter products, or ketoconazole shampoo for the hard cases. Diet's not the key. ...Read more