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Can paralyzing effects of a stroke due to a pituitary tumor be reversed by removal of the tumor?

Can paralyzing effects of a stroke due to a pituitary tumor be reversed by removal of the tumor?

Maybe: Pituitary tumors confined to the sella (home of the pituitary gland) won't cause paralysis absent major hormonal disruption. Paralysis will occur only if the tumor extends beyond the sella, compressing other brain structures or blood supply. In the modern era of mri, it is difficult to conceive of a tumor being undiagnosed until such extreme symptoms without massive, rapid growth. ...Read more

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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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Long-term effects after unilateral salpingo oophorectomy? Removal b/c of lg cyst, borderline tumor. Experiencing very sweaty palms/feet 2 mos post-op.

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

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Can you tell me about tumor removal?

No: no, because you have not told us where the tumor is, whether it's malignant, and what the health problem is. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from tumor removal?

How long is recovery from tumor removal?

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 more

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Can you tell me more about tumor removal?

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

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Tumor removal from jaw who to follow up with?

Tumor removal from jaw who to follow up with?

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

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What are some after effects of a right side goiter removal?

What are some after effects of a right side goiter removal?

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

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When is it reasonable to demand the removal of an adrenal tumor?

When is it reasonable to demand the removal of an adrenal tumor?

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 more

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I would like to know treatments for fatty tissue tumors or removal options?

I would like to know treatments for fatty tissue tumors or removal options?

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

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Please help? My boobs got bigger after tumor removal. Is it because of the surgery or other factors?

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 more

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