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After Pituitary Tumor Removal
"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
Yes: Because the normal pituitary gland is rarely clearly identified in surgery, and due to inflammation after surgery, release of the hormone ADH (vasopressin) by the pituitary is often disrupted. Adh, (vasopressin) or anti-diuretic hormone, permits the body to maintain appropriate fluid balance. A low ADH (vasopressin) level causes excess urination, and consequently, thirst. This is usually temporary, but may be a long-term issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is adrenal insufficiency after pituitary tumor removal permanent? How long before most usually gain pituitary function for acth back?
Lots of options: Basically there are 2 options for breast reconstruction after tumor resection. Option #1 is to move some of the patient's own tissue from another site to the breast. This is a great option, but not for everyone, as the surgery can be long and complicated. Option #2 is to use a breast implant to replace the missing breast tissue. Best to discuss with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Incomplete margins: The regrowth of epidermoid carcinoma usually represents a failure to obtain proper margins or treat adequate margins that may be within a field effect where normal appearing cells are in the process of transforming. As such epidermoid Ca of anus, oral cavity, cervix may be seen to have post surgical recurrence unless measures taken such as adjuvant radiation and chemotherapy are employed. ...Read more
Very rare: Primary squamous cell cancer of the breast is very rare and less than 0.1% of breast cancers. It is reported as aggressive, often requires mastectomy, and there are few reports of trying platinum based chemotherapy agents. May need to seek information from a nationally recognized oncology center such as md anderson, or seek an oncologist in your area that has connections with a recognized center. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I ve pleomorphic adenoma in parotid gland.dr performed fnac..does fnac spread tumor cells..scared.size is 1.5cm.entire gland needs removal?
Depends: Assuming it is an operative mass: this really depends on what the tumor looks like on imaging. Most of these masses can be done via transphenoidal approach with microscope or endoscope. Rarely it gets so large and if the patients medical condition is ok can be done via combined transphenoidal and craniotomy. Patients recover from transphenoidal surgery more quickly than craniotomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: After partial removal, the remaining thyroid will grow. If this thyroid remnant is healthy, it can easily make enough thyroid hormone to keep your blood levels normal, but on exam it may be enlarged. If the original surgery was for a "nodule", then this enlarging thyroid remnant can create concern/confusion: is it normal physiologic expansion, or another nodule? Check with your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Sometimes: It really depends on what caused the loss of function and how extensive the surgery was. Perhaps if you have other details i might be able to better answer your question? Please resubmit. Thanks. ...Read more
How many years does a doctor follow up after removal of a non cancerous meningiona brain tumor? I'm 64 . Thanks! meningioma brain tumor
Depending on grade: It depends on the pathology report and how well the tumor came out. If yours was who grade 1 (very benign) and the surgeon removed all with attached brain membrane, follow up scan up to a few years will be plenty. Please discuss with your surgeon and follow his instruction. ...Read more
Mum, 64, having benign ovarian cyst(5.1cm)removed laproscopically.Ca125 -2.3.Remove ovaries & uterus? Confused as biopsy result will come after surgery
Can i survive w/o a pituitary gland when tumor was removed was told pituitary also non-residual...Now having major issues following surgery
You : You can live well without a pituitary gland. But you will need close monitoring for metabolic problems. You will need very close supervision both from your personal physician and from an excellent endocrinologist. Various hormones will need to be taken and adjusted from time to time. It will be hard, but doable. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Naked eye can not distinguish cystadenoma with focus of cancer, ( has high incidence of cancer ) only after total removal and analysis by the pathologist , will establish diagnosis, & stage , a potential curable disease has to be treated with radical surgery with aim of cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will rib fractures secondary to cushings disease heal after the cushings is cured (pituitary tumor surgery)?
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