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Doctor insights on: Adrenal Cortical Neoplasm

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Cn thyroid scan diffrentiate between benign n malignant follicular neoplsm?

Cn thyroid scan diffrentiate between benign n malignant follicular neoplsm?

Needs biopsy: Thyroid scan can show nodules, either active (hot) or non active (cold). If larger than 1 cm. usually are biopsied for determination whether benign or malignant. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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What is congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

What is congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

Enzyme defeciency: This disease results from deficiency of an enzyme, 21 hydroxylase, that is essential for synthesis of adrenal hormones. Block in the synthesis of glucoroticoids causes excess production of male sex hormones. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001448/. ...Read more

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Heterogeneous gland due to parenchymal disease?

Heterogeneous gland due to parenchymal disease?

Hashimoto's : Hashimoto's thyroiditis can cause this. What is your tpo ab level? You may be sensitive to dairy and wheat as well. Dairy, wheat and sugar grow e.Coli which can release inflammatory substances that aggravate auto-immune problems. Quinoa is the best grain if soaked 8 hours and rinsed well before cooking. See kelly mcgonigal's book, the will power instinct for successful life style changes. ...Read more

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Poss. cancer? US of Right parotid gland. Complex abnormal cystic lesion. Demonstrates internal debris & septations w/vascularity. Etiology uncertain.

Poss. cancer? US of Right parotid gland. Complex abnormal cystic lesion. Demonstrates internal debris & septations w/vascularity. Etiology uncertain.

Hard to say….: That reading is definitely not a typical reading for a cancerous tumor, however in an abundance of caution you should probably get a needle biopsy and see an ear nose and throat, head and neck surgeon who is well-versed in parotid gland surgery. ...Read more

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What is adrenal hyperplasia?

What is adrenal hyperplasia?

Adrenal: Enlargement of the adrenal gland. Small gland that sits on top of kidneys. ...Read more

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Brain right ventricle 8mm lesion -cyst or tumor?

Brain right ventricle 8mm lesion -cyst or tumor?

Hard to say: If the interpretation on the MRI by the radiologist is that it is a cyst, then it is likely benign. It also depends if there is any area of enhancement that would suggest a tumor. Also if you have serial MRI scans, you can tell if it is getting bigger or changing which is more likely a tumor. The location in the ventricle is important too. If it obstructs the foramen it could be a problem. ...Read more

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Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

To some extent: Almost all tumors have a genetic component in that heredity plays a role in the susceptibility to cancers. In the case of ovarian cancer there are a few well characterized genetic markers that portend higher incidence, e.g., brca 1 and brca 2. ...Read more

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Complex cystic hypoechoic nodules right parotid gland with internal vascular septations &calcifications Echogenic foci Biopsy in future. Inconclusive?

Complex cystic hypoechoic nodules right parotid gland with internal vascular septations  &calcifications Echogenic foci Biopsy in future. Inconclusive?

Parotid mass: Your doctor will probably want an FNA, fine needle aspiration to obtain cells that can be examined by a pathologist. Probably will be benign but your ENT may suggest it be completely excised. ...Read more

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What is adrenal gland cancer?

What is adrenal gland cancer?

See below: There are two part of the adrenal gland and each has different types of cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/adrenalglandcancer.html. ...Read more

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Are a pituitary and adrenal tumor related?

Are a pituitary and adrenal tumor related?

Sometimes: Cushing disease occurs when the pituitary gland produces a substance that causes both adrenal glands to secrete too much cortisol. This excess cortisol leads to a series of problems that may include diabetes, hypertension, obesity, fatigue, porr wound healing, and others. Treatment is usually directed at the pituitary tumor. ...Read more

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Is ectopic hamartomatous thymoma a benign or malignant tumor?

Is ectopic hamartomatous thymoma a benign or malignant tumor?

Depends: A thymoma is a malignant tumor of the thymus, and the seriousness depends on details in the pathology report. An ectopic thymus and a hamartoma are both benign, but if the report says "thymoma" then it is probably malignant although not necessarily very serious if completely removed. Discuss with your surgeon! ...Read more

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1 CM pituitary neoplasm, stable but has been called tumor, hypophysitis, nothing, leading to $1ks of mris with no certainty as to diagnosis of pituitary or partial adrenal insuff, biopsy worth risks?

1 CM pituitary neoplasm, stable but has been called tumor, hypophysitis, nothing, leading to $1ks of mris with no certainty as to diagnosis of pituitary or partial adrenal insuff, biopsy worth risks?

Discuss with doc: There are tumors in this region that grow briefly and stop, causing no interference with life other than the stress involve with knowing it might. It can be a very difficult area to get to without causing injury to sensitive structures that make and release hormones. Cautious monitoring of the tumor (MRI) and hormones (blood tests) with the neurosurgeon working with the endo doc is the safest appr. ...Read more

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