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After Effects Of Tumor Removal
Very unlikely: First, unless it is extremely large, a pituitary tumor will rarely, if ever, be a cause of a stroke. It is more likely that after a stroke that was caused by a different problem, a MRI revealed an unsuspected pituitary tumor. Rehabilitation is much more likely to help a stroke victim that treatment of the tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"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
Long-term effects after unilateral salpingo oophorectomy? Removal b/c of lg cyst, borderline tumor. Experiencing very sweaty palms/feet 2 mos post-op.
No effects: If ovarian lesion found early as in a transforming cyst and salpingo oophorectomy performed rather than total hyst.bilateral s.o. then the normal remaining ovary and tube can be spared. The cure rate is very high and pt. has some ovarian function. If the remaining ovary not functioning optimally then the symptoms noted may appear ...Read more
Varies for tumor: Recovery rom tumor surgery depends on the organ from which the tumor is removed and the nature and size of the tumor. Breast excision for Ca heals in several days at home. Colon Ca removal takes about 1 wk to heal. Pancreatic Ca surgery with multiple anastomosis can take 2 wks to heal before going home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adequate resection: Tumors both benign and malignant must be removed with adequate margins so that tumor cells are not left behind. In addition there shouldn't be damage to surrounding organs. The rule is that simple and radical surgery are not important. What is needed is adequate surgery to remove the tumor to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
Thyroid surgery: Usually there is a small neck incision-other techniques are possible. So, post-op short term there is neck pain, swelling, and an incision to care for. You may have some numbness in the skin around the incision and restricted neck motion due to discomfort. There is risk to the recurrent laryngeal nerve from surgery which could cause temporary or permanent hoarseness. Usually, relatively safe op. ...Read more
Activity, Size: Any adrenal tumor that is producing excessive amounts of adrenal hormones requires treatment; this can be determined by a battery of blood and urine tests. If the tumor is "non-functioning" (as most are), removal is dependent upon size: those under 4cm can be watched; those over 6cm should be removed; for those "in the middle", it depends upon what it looks like by ct or MRI criteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Watch or remove: Fatty tumors (lipomas) are usually benign although a malignant form exists (liposarcoma). If the tumors are symptomatic or cosmetically embarrassing, they can usually be removed surgically under local anesthesia with or without mild sedation. If they are large or growing, they should usually be removed to be certain they are not malignant. You should see an experienced surgeon for advice. ...Read more
Can a malignant tumor do serious damage to the body if it is sitting in your body for a couple of months before removal?
I had a uretal stent fitted 2 yrs ago...Its going to be removed nxt week...Any complications likely and any after effects of the stent removal?
Stent: A ureteral stent should be removed or exchanged every three to six months. There could be encrustation or breakage of the stent if it has been in for two years. ...Read more
How common is shunt independence (for vp shunts) how does it happen? Examples of such cases? What's the chance for hydro acquired after tumor removal?
Rarely useful: Theoretically, shunt independence can happen, and I have seen a few patients who may no longer need their shunt. Practically, it is rarely worth thinking about. There is no foolproof way to know if a shunt is still flowing or not. Even if the shunt is draining one drop per day, removing it would lead to return of hydrocephalus, so it's rarely worth trying, and usually best to leave it alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First, your surgeon: After a procedure, a surgeon will want to follow-up to make certain the area is healing properly, discuss the results of the surgery, and make any needed referrals to other doctors or specialists. ...Read more
Trans-sphenoidal: If possible, the preferred method of pituitary tumor removal is transsphenoidal- through the nose or through the space just under the upper lip. After entering that area, you then enter the pituitary region through the sphenoid sinus and can remove the tumor from around the pituitary gland. ...Read more
Your surgeon can exp: Your treating surgeon will explain the procedure. There are more than one ways to operate and remove a kidney. It can be an open surgery or more modern surgery done through laparascopic methods which is minimaly invasive surgery. Kidney can be removed completely or only partially if the tumor is small. So all of these issues can be and should be explained by your doctor if you ask. ...Read more
Yes: All specimens removed at the time of surgery must be sent for pathologic evaluation. While the report comes separately from the operative report which describes what was found at the procedure and how it was removed, the pathology report describes the gross appearance of the specimen followed by the microscopic appearance and then a histologic diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please help? My boobs got bigger after tumor removal. Is it because of the surgery or other factors?
Need more info....: Was the tumor in your breast? Was it benign or cancerous. How long ago? Have you gained weight since? Enlargement of both breasts at age 49 usually is unrelated to any type of surgery. Extra estrogen (from pills, patches, or your natural hormones) can make the breasts swell. I hate to mention it, but could you be pregnant? Weight gain is a common cause. See your doctor if none of these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had surgery wednesday. Is a fever of 100.1 normal afterwards? The surgery was a tumor removal.
Inform your doctor: It is important that your doctor should know about your fever, which may or may not be simply due to surgery. Infections are a common reason for having fever post operatively. If the fever goes up any higher, it would imply that you have an infection which may require antibiotics to control it. ...Read more
Can you tell me if it's there. Does he mean the removal of just the tumor itself or the whole pituitary gland?
Please rephrase: Hi. Your question doesn't really make sense. Don't assume we know what you've been diagnosed with. As a pituitary doc (diagnostician, not surgeon), I can tell you we aim only to remove tumors, when indicated, not the whole pituitary gland. Normal human physiology requires pituitary function, and if the whole thing comes out, we need to treat numerous deficiencies. Good luck. ...Read more
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