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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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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?

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?

Common: Thyroid nodule are common. Each thyroid nodule only has an apprx 5% chance of cancer. Most of the time, they are just growth and not cancerous. Yours is small. Just need to be monitored for size changes over time. ...Read more

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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 Advice?

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
Advice?

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

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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?

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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In a new state. Liver adenoma was biopsied in 2010. New lesions. Should I ask for a new biopsy?

In a new state. Liver adenoma was biopsied in 2010. New lesions. Should I ask for a new biopsy?

Really depends on : Size, number, location. Even if these are benign, if they get large enough, they can cause mechanical problems or turn into cancer. Ask your liver specialist for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Yes, you should: Increase in size and or appearance of new lesions is worrisome. You need to find out what it is that is growing. A biopsy is the only way to be sure that it is not a cancer. So get it checked out soon. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an adenoma?

What sort of problem is an adenoma?

Pre-cancer lesion: An adenoma is a lesion that is a precursor to cancer. If left alone, it may progress to a cancerous lesion. ...Read more

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Is a fibro adenoma cancerous?

Is a fibro adenoma cancerous?

No: Fibroadenoma is benign and not considered cancerous. ...Read more

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Is necessary to perform an operation for fibro adenoma?

Is necessary to perform an operation for fibro adenoma?

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

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Where can an acinar adenoma develop?

Where can an acinar adenoma develop?

In ducts: "Acinar" cells are cells that secrete a substance into a duct. An adenoma is a benign growth. Acinar adenomas are benign tumors most commonly found in the pancreas and salivary glands, but have been found in the ventricles of the brain and other areas. They are rare. ...Read more

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What exactly is a tubulovillous adenoma?

Growth in the colon: It is a type of polyp or growth in the colon which is usually removed at colonoscopy. These can develop into more serious cancers if not removed. ...Read more

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Should a hepatic adenoma always be removed surgically?

Not Necessarily: Small adenomas have a lower cancer and hemorrhage risk. If they become large, such as >5 cm, the cancer and hemorrhage risk increases and most recommend removing them at that time. They are made worse by oral contraceptives so these should not be used. ...Read more

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Is their any chances of having Polymorphic adenoma again?

Is their any chances of having Polymorphic adenoma again?

Pleomorphic adenoma: If you mean pleomorphic adenoma of the salivary gland, the chance of recurrence is low. Only if a part o the tumor does not get removed will it recur. See this site for more details.
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1630933-overview#a1 ...Read more

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How do you find out if they (adrenal adenomas) are functional or not?

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

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My husband has a villous adenoma the size of a strawberry. Is this serious?

Very: Colon polyp, right? These have a strong tendency to turn into cancer and are also a marker for someone likely to get more tumors. It's coming out, I hope. ...Read more

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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

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Is it possible to develop another tubular villi adenoma after a removal only 2.5 yrs ago? I am 34 / female Thank you

It is possible: One reason to repeat a colonoscopy 1-2 years after removal of an adenoma is to be sure it didn't grow back, and that nothing else was missed. If a repeat colonoscopy is negative, then perhaps you can wait longer. Speak to your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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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?

Do not be nervous: Colon cancer is a slow growing cancer. As long as you get colonoscopies when recommended they should be able to remove the adenomatous polyps that may turn into colon cancer. It is usually thought that it takes anadenomatous polyp 10 years to turn into cancer. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is a cecal adenoma?

What is a cecal adenoma?

Benign: Non malignant but need to be watch closely with repeated colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How are the pituitary adenomas cured?

How are the pituitary adenomas cured?

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

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Could you die from a pituitary adenoma?

Rare from mass...: But can cause lots of hormonal changes which can cause problems. Tumor can cause headache, visual symptoms if sizable enough. Rarely cause bleed in brain. See doc, rx available with curative intent. ...Read more

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Is an adenoma and carcinoid polyps the same thing?

No: They are not the same...... Adenomas are benign tumors in the colon and carcinoid tumors are not benign..... They could be low grade cancers but usually are not benign; they are cancerous, sometimes aggressive too. ...Read more

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What is the effect of a prolactin-producing adenoma?

What is the effect of a prolactin-producing adenoma?

Many: High prolactin in the blood can cause irregular/absent menstrual period, decrease libido, breast milk discharge. If the tumor is large enough, it can cause visual impairment (peripheral vision loss). ...Read more

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Is hurthle adenoma a type of cancer?

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

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