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Adenoma Or Other Lesion
I have enlarged isthmus measuring up to 9mm and contains a 4 mm hypoechoic nodular lesion. TSH is 1.85. Have hx of pituitary adenoma with nml prolacti?
Written in the ultrasound small 9x5mm oval shap solid lesion seen in the upper quadrant of right breast as a fibro adenoma & 2 small cyst
Fibroadenoma follow: Sharply demarked lesions in the breast at your age are almost always benign tumors of glands and connecting tissue called fibroadenomas. There is no need for removal unless they enlarge or obscure follow-up/exam. Needle aspiration biopsy can easily confirm if worrisome. ...Read more
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 an 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.
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My hepatic adenoma was biopsied in 2010. F/u scans show three new lesions. Should i in my new state and doc ask for a new bx? Has grown.
Maybe: Not necessarily. Depend on liavtiim and symptoms. Observation may be ok depending on location. ...Read more
No.: Fibroadenoma of the breast is a noncancerous (benign) tumor. Symptoms: fibroadenomas are usually single lumps, but about 10 — 15% of women have several lumps that may affect both breastsdepends on location and wether you have discomfort or are concerned about location (appearance). They are benign, but one argument for removal is."is it a fibroadenoma?" a biopsy of the breast is the best choice! ...Read more
Excess of Hormones: If the adrenal gland tumor/adenoma is producing excess of hormones, then it is called functional. The hormone levels can be easily measured in the blood and that gives us the final answer. Of course, the excess of hormones produces medical conditions which are well-known to your doctor...they usually cause high BP and something called Cushing's Syndrome. Your doctor can explain it better. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my husband has a villous adenoma the size of a strawberry. How worried should I be?
Usually convert: When a villous adenoma is detected in a male who is probably over 50 yrs. Of age, you are dealing with a notorious premalignant cancer of bowel which is where I assume the lesion is present. Virtually every one is resected to prevent the development of colon Ca. Wide resection I assume would be attempted by scope if possible, would be curiative. ...Read more
Is it possible to develop another tubular villi adenoma after a removal only 2.5 yrs ago? I am 34 / female
Had colonoscopy 9 years ago, was 23 then found 1 very small adenoma, repeat scopes at 1 and 4yrs clean, now back at 5yrs should I be nervous?
My husband had 13mm adenoma removed 5 yrs ago. another 6mm one removed today. I also had one removed a year ago. Should our kids have 1st colonosco?
When 50 years old:
Routine screening colonoscopy is recommended at age 50. If a family member had colon cancer at an early age, then colonoscopy should be done 10 years before the age at which the family member had cancer. Neither of you has cancer it is not warranted for your children to have colonoscopy at an age earlier than 50 years.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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
Benign : Technically, it can be benign or malignant, so it has to be surgically removed and histologically examined for malignant criteria. If the pathology report comes back as hurthle cell adenoma, it's being considered as benign because there weren't any features that suggested a malignant hurthle cell carcinoma. ...Read more