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Any Paraganglioma Pheochromocytoma
Not that I'm ....: Aware of. Ada deficiency is one of the causes of severe combined immunodeficiency (aka, scid). Paraganglioma has been specifically correlated with mutations in succinate dehydrogenase (sdh) mutations, and likely reflects a link between cell growth/fate specification, epigenetic control of gene expression and metabolism. ...Read more
A tumor of the adrenal gland. The adrenal glands are small organs that sit above the kidneys and secrete important hormones that are responsible for maintain body fluid and electrolyte levels and helps people respond to stress. A pheochromocytoma can cause the release of too much stress hormone such as epinephrine, leading to periodic increases in blood pressure, flushing, and ...Read more
Surgery: Hopefully it can be diagnosed before it has spread, most are diagnosed by a good history and physical exam that may show difficult to control HTN , ct scan which shows an adrenal mass, and blood and/ or urine studies to confirm the diagnoses. These adrenal tumors can be removed by either the laparoscopic or open surgery approach. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endocrine: Is the pancreatic tumor benign? You will need to see an endocrinologist to make sure you don't have particular multi endocrine neoplasm . Also, will depend on the nature of the tumor (benign vs cancerous) and whether they are causing any symptoms. If there are functioning and secreting certain hormones- and or if the size is big and creating symptom then therapy need to be considered. D/w doctor. ...Read more
With regard that carcinoid tumor produce excessive amount of serotonin, does enlarged pituitary gland go hand in hand with carcinoid tumor?
What can cause symptoms of overactive sympathetic nervous system and elevated epinephrine? Thyroid fine, heart tests fine except for tachycardia.
Restate question: Hello huzefafn8. Can you restate your question? In the current form it is not understandable. ...Read more
Hx of cardiac paraganglioma with newly imaged small left adrenal adenoma. Slightly high dopamine levels. How soon should I have imaging done again?
Can ANS dysfunction/damage cause symptoms similar to a pheochromocytoma (including elevated urine epinephrine)?
Similar symptoms: Patients with Postural Orthostasis Tachycardia Syndrome(POTS) can exhibit many of the same symptoms as pheochromocytoma: palpitations, anxiety, tremor etc. This is because both conditions cause a hyper-adrenergic state. Epinephrine may be elevated but likely less than in pheochromocytoma. Increased norepinephrine on standing is the key finding in POTS. SEE: http://bit.ly/17qibWZ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should not be...: Pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP) is a disorder of calcium sensing in the kidneys and bone (mult types) & leads to calcium wasting by the the kidneys. However, the possible genetic issues affect a protein that is found throughout the body and can lead to multiple endocrine probs and symptoms. Random fact about PHP is the same gene prob causes diff symptoms if inherited from mother or father. ...Read more
No: An adrenal adenoma is a benign tumor of the adrenal gland. It typically causes no complications. Someimes these tumors become "active" or "functioning" producing hormones, often in excess of what the adrenal glands typically produce. This excess of hormones can cause primary aldosteronism, Cushing's syndrome and other medical conditions. They do not stop hormone production.once functional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In some ways, occass: Tumor simply means growth. The simple definition of "malignant" includes the ability to invade and metastasize. If a tumor does not have both of those characteristics than it is not malignant. That being said, a benign tumor can grow to large sizes or be in a location that could give the same symptoms as a malignant growth in the same location. There are many examples. ...Read more
Not cancer: This is very broad category of disorders. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with this type of condition, you may want to go to a specialized university or referral center where doctors see this type of disorder. Some of them affect children, others affect younger adults. They usually present with enlarging lymph nodes, but it could involve other organs: bones, brains, endocrine glands. ...Read more
I know malignant tumors shows metastasis but benign tumor not. But there is an example of benign tumo?
Some do spread: By definition a benign tumor does not have the potential to spread. Distant spread has occurred when a lesion that is manipulated or curetted has shown signs of spread. This is really not metastasis. A report of benign metastasizing fibroma of the thumb was reported by keasby many years ago. Some benign sweat gland tumors of axilla have been shown to be present in axillary nodes, . ...Read more
Tuberous sclerosis have a large percentage of which of the following tumors? 1-renal cell carcenoma 2-adenoma 3-angiomyolipoma 3-oncocytoma 4-sarcoma
Can my heterozygotes status of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (21-Hydrolaxe deficiency, salt-wasting) explain hirsurtism & symptoms like polydipsia?
Maybe: Hydroxylase deficiency is actually a continuum, and there are many alleles. A workup is probably not worthwhile. Manage unwanted body hair with electrolysis or lasers -- you're doing yourself a favor. If your urinalysis (chemical, sediment), renal functions (BUN, creatinine) and concentrating ability (SG >1.020) while thirsty) are normal, I would not recommend further studies. ...Read more
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