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Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.
Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more
Probably not: Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a rare tumor that is benign, but very aggressive. Many cancers of the nasopharynx (nose and throat) are associated with epstein-barr virus (ebv), but not this one. There was a paper written in 2008 that looked at 15 nasopharygeal angiofibromas and found no evidence of ebv. (carlos et al, head and neck pathology, sept 2008 volume 2 issue 3 pp 145-149.). ...Read more
I had an angiofibroma lesion removed from the tip of my nose about two years ago but I believe the lesion is still there. Can I remove it at home?
Could the sole papule on the side of my nostril that bleeds when scratched be nasopharyngeal angiofibroma? And is this a serious condition?
Maybe: Sounds like you already have a medical opinion! how long has the area been there? Are you using any medication? Please visit with your doctor to verify the plan of evaluation--a surgical removal of the tissue for diagnosis may be required. Please do not take chances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I had an operation of angiofibroma in brain 20years bfore after that I got seizures?
Cautery effect: Of course it does!!Get a more detailed answer ›
See a plastic surg: Tuberous breast deformity is a challenging breast reconstructive problem. The majority of the breast tissue is constricted by bands behind the nipple, and the inframammary fold is much higher than normal as well. This is deforming and difficult for patients. Unfortunately, most insurance companies consider this a cosmetic issue. Surgery can be multiple stages and can involve a tissue expander. ...Read more
Plastic surgery: This deformity is characterized by a small breast tissue base with larger arreola in a tube shaped deformity. The treatment is to widen the base breast tissue with subpectoral implants. See a plastic surgeon. If incisions are away from arreola, you can still breastfeed. ...Read more
Genetic mutations: These people have a genetic mutation at one of two loci TSC1 or TSC2 (hamartin and tuberin). A second mutation in a particular cell results in creation of a tumor. No two TS patients are alike and the severity of the illness varies tremendously. It's not curable, but it's often manageable. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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