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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Madam my ovaries are in normal size and shows multiple,small follicles predominantly located in the peripherywith ecogenic central storma.wat it means?

Madam my ovaries are in normal size and shows multiple,small follicles predominantly located in the peripherywith ecogenic central storma.wat it means?

Multiple small cysts: This could be normal but it is also suggestive of the ultrasound findings frequently associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome. You need to discuss it with the person who ordered the ultrasound. An ultrasound alone does not make a diagnosis. Your history and physical exam must also be considered. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which are the tumour markers that appear in the blood in mesothelioma?

Which are the tumour markers that appear in the blood in mesothelioma?

Multiple: Multiple, including 80hdg, opn, smrps, etc.... This link may provide you the answers: http://goo.Gl/6bwvq. ...Read more

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How are cysts found in the small intestine treated?

How are cysts found in the small intestine treated?

Cysts in the: small intestine are uncommon. Enteric duplication cysts, which are congenital anomalies, can occur anywhere along the GI tract. Usually these are asymptomatic, incidental findings on imaging studies and require no treatment. If they cause problems due to obstruction they can be surgically removed. ...Read more

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What organelles are found in large amounts in thyroid cells?

What organelles are found in large amounts in thyroid cells?

Organelles: 39 person of unknown age, gender medical Hx asks: What organelles are found in large amounts in thyroid cells? ANS: most of them. ...Read more

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Can desmoid tumors be found in the brain?

NOT USUALLY: These types of tumors are rare, and I have limited experience, but of those I have seen, were located within shoulder and brachial plexus (very gadolinium positive). Am unaware of this type of tumor involving brain intrinsically or extrinsically, and the vast majority of primary brain tumors are derived from basic brain cellular components. ...Read more

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Are melanoma masses in the brain treated the same as brain cancer?

Are melanoma masses in the brain treated the same as brain cancer?

No: Melanoma masses in the brain can be treated with either open surgery or radiosurgery. These are managed differently than primary brain cancers. ...Read more

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Are nasal tumors rare in people in 30's, both benign and malignant? What are statistics of cancerous ones?

Are nasal tumors rare in people in 30's, both benign and malignant? What are statistics of cancerous ones?

Yes: Nasal tumors are less common but may still occur in younger people. See a medical professional for an examination to determine the cause. Don't jump into statistics about malignancy before you know what is wrong. ...Read more

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Would they order radiation on the brain if there was no cancer cells present in the brain?

Would they order  radiation on the brain if there was no cancer cells present in the brain?

Sometimes: Low-dose preventative brain radiation is used for some cancers, such as small cell lung cancer and some kinds of leukemia which often spread to the brain. The "blood-brain barrier" filters out chemo so it is a place where the cancer cells can "hide" from it. Radiation can kill the microscopic cells in the brain ; minimize the chance of them becoming tumors. It is proven to extend life in some. ...Read more

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How common are aggressive tumors found in the jaw area?

How common are aggressive tumors found in the jaw area?

Depends: Tumors in the jaw area can be oral cancers invading into the jawbone or rarely bone cancers of the jaw. These cancers can occur in the setting of chronic alcohol use, smoking, chewing tobacco. A thorough oral exam by an oral surgeon or ENT physician is a start to get an accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Oligoclonal Banding found in CSF not in blood. Is there other diseases they are found in besides MS?

Oligoclonal Banding found in CSF not in blood. Is there other diseases they are found in besides MS?

Good question: While oligoclonal bands are often found in the CSF of people with MS, they are also found in people with infection, inflammation, and sometimes in normal cases. By themselves, they are not supportive of anything. Combined with MRI, history and physical exam data, they can support the diagnosis of MS. ...Read more

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How large are tumors in the testicles usually?

How large are tumors in the testicles usually?

They vary in size. : Testicular cancer starts out as a single aberrant germ cell & grows rapidly. Unchecked, it will continue to grow until it erodes through the scrotum, at about softball size. Most are discovered at 1-2cm, when they can be felt by physical exam. Unlike many other cancers, the diagnosis is often delayed as patients postpone workup. This is why self-exams and prompt evaluation is so important. ...Read more

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What are the meningohypophyseal trunk found in the cavernous sinus and its branches?

What are the meningohypophyseal trunk found in the cavernous sinus and its branches?

An abnormal artery: It is description of an occasional (abnormal ) artery that arises from intracranial part of carotid artery in cavernous sinus supply mostly to tentorial part of meninges . If a meningeal tumor (meningioma ) has to be removed will give technical difficulty to remove it . ...Read more

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What is the reason that liver hemangioma lesion grows in some cases and not in some other cases?

What is the reason that liver hemangioma lesion grows in some cases and not in some other cases?

Liver hemangioma: Called biologic variability. This is Dr. talk for we don't know. Discuss with your team. ...Read more

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Are benign tumors in the lungs rare?

Are benign tumors in the lungs rare?

No: Benign lung nodules are not rare and are found during routine chest x-rays or, more likely ct scans. The most common are hamartomas or adenomas that are totally innocent if they are in the outer lung as usual but can block a lung if they are in one of the bronchial tubes. Although, pet scans can help determine that these are benign, some require surgical removal to assure that they are benign. ...Read more

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My son has pancreatic cancer which is also in the liver. The liver tumor is small. They found no other places with cancer. Why not remove liver tumor?

My son has pancreatic cancer which is also in the liver. The liver tumor is small. They found no other places with cancer. Why not remove liver tumor?

Depends: It really depends on type of cancer. Adenocarcinoma is not resectable once outside the pancreas because there are other areas that u can't see yet. If it is neuroendocrine tumor then surgery is an option. Also liver lesion needs to be biopsied or pet positive to reliably say that there is cancer there. Get another opinion. ...Read more

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How common are cyst in the small intestines?

How common are cyst in the small intestines?

Uncommon : Duplication cysts occur in small intestine more commonly in jejunum and ileum (45% of intestinal duplications) and are in tubular and cystic forms.These cysts are uncommon.Symptoms include abdominal distention, vomiting, bleeding, & a palpable abdominal mass. Complications include perforation, intussusception, & bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are subdural hematomas found in the frontal section of the brain?

I'm wondering why are subdural hematomas found in the frontal section of the brain?

Depends on injury: Subdural hematomas can be found over any part of the brain. If the patient had injuries over the frontal region, the force of the injury is more likely to lead to tearing of the subdural veins in this region, thus leading to the subdural hematoma. You may see more subdurals in the frontal region because this is an area that is likely to suffer an injury (ie. Fall or assault). ...Read more