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Are Teratoma Tumors Genetic
Some are: Teratomas arise from cells that can differentiate in to a host of tissue types and can be associated with chromosomal (genetic) abnormalities or with inherited syndromes. However, vast majority are sporadic and will not be passed on to the kids.
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
I had a teratoma on my ovary. Tumor, ovary and fallopian tube removed. How often should I have my other ovary checked via mri, etc?
Seek Gynecologist's: The advice of your gynecologist should be followed as I am sure he/she has informed you about the future care. Ovaries can be checked by pelvic examination (done by gynecologist) and when in doubt, with an imaging test such as ultrasound. Only if there is a suspected change or growth should more advanced testing (either ct scan or mri) of the abdomen/pelvis be done.
They can be: Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (men 1) is an autosomal dominant disease involving the pituitary, parathyroid glands, and pancreas primarily. Patients with this disease have mutations in the men 1 gene. Men1 patients get different tumors in their pituitary glands, but mostly prolactinomas.
To some extent: Almost all tumors have a genetic component in that heredity plays a role in the susceptibility to cancers. In the case of ovarian cancer there are a few well characterized genetic markers that portend higher incidence, e.g., brca 1 and brca 2.
My identical twin sister is having a Malignant trichilemmal tumor removed from her neck Monday. Is this genetic, something I can develope? Thanks!
Skin cancers: Cancer is due to genetic changes in previously normal cells. It usually requires several sequential genetic changes to occur before the cell develops the capacity to invade or metastasize. Some people with the same baseline genetic disposition may develop the same cancer, but it usually requires other stimuli to occur. Long answer to say, probably not. Most skin tumors have external promoters.
Yes.: In certain brain tumors, genetic mutations have been discovered. Some of these are 'passed down' from parent to child. Others are new and spontaneous. There are many different types of brain tumors, both benign and malignant. Each has its own unique genetic risk.See 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Hi. Yes, there are genetic syndromes that cause pituitary tumors (MEN-1 is a famous one), but it's rare. If you have a lot of family members with pituitary tumors, however, all of a sudden it's odds go up! See an experienced endocrinologist!
Generally not: Isolated pituitary tumors generally are not genetic. These are the majority of the pituitary tumors and include prolactin, growth hormone, and non-secreting pituitary tumors. There are associations with other tumors: the multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome-1 (mens-1) that are believed to be genetic linked. This is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.
Brain tumor is a genetic disease? My father had this disease it may affect me in my future? If yes means what I want to do?
Recommend evaluation: Most brain tumors are not inherited. But it depends on the type and other associated conditions a patient has. If there are many cancers in a family at an early age, especially if rare cancers, the risk of them being inherited increases. Only about 5% of brain tumors are linked to a genetic condition. But if you are worried I recommend genetic counseling at cancer genetics clinic.See 1 more doctor answer
Is there research into any genetic, autoimmune or other condition that links nerve sheath disorders (tarlov cysts, nerve sheath tumor) with autoimmune hypophysitis targeting acth cells? Ctla-4 gene?
None that I find: I cannot locate any literature on the two conditions being studied simultaneously. Perhaps one of my more research savvy colleagues here will come up with something. Great question by the way.See 1 more doctor answer
I have head problems since 2 yrs. Is it a tumor. Is brain tumor genetic bcz my mom was diagnosed with the same and passed away bcz of lung infection.
Probably not but...: Sorry about your mom. Rare types of brain tumors (about 5%) may have genetic increased risk but in 95% of brain tumors there is no increased risk to children. It is impossible for anyone here to know if you have a brain tumor but most "head problems" have other causes. Please see a good doctor who can learn more, examine you and do necessary tests to find the cause of your problems.
Had a genetic testing at mayo due toinactive brain tumor&neuralgia. I now have a lump on my lower spine and over my left knee. Is this nf1.I have no ins?
Unknown: Without knowing the other characteristics of your physical exam and the results of genetic testing, it is impossible to determine your genotype. As you went to Mayo Clinic, and had genetic testing performed, you should probably follow up with them and their genetic counselors to go over your results.
Teratomas: Teratomas are a type of tumor or mass made up of different types of tissues. They are congenital (meaning they are present at the time of birth) but may not be detected until later in life. Teratomas can be benign or malignant. Benign means the teratoma is non-cancerous and won't spread to other parts of the body.See 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: Tearatomas arise from multipotential germ cells. What causes them is unknown. They can contain any type of body structure or organ. One old theory was that they were an undiagnosed twin within the baby that was born. The cystic fluid is skin oil from skin appendages, which are common.
Yes: Usually treated in the newborn period. Most patiens are female.See 1 more doctor answer
Mostly benign: Most dermis cyst are bening that been said due to there high content of fat they make ovaries prone to torsion. Close follow up should be taken.
Surgery is next.: Teratomas of the ovary are special type of tumors that may have skin type tissue inside them, fat, hair, even teeth. Most of the time they are benign, but there are rare instances in which they are malignant. They should be surgically removed (usually removal of just one ovary is done in someone your age). Next step is an appointment with a gyn surgeon to schedule your surgery.
Recurrent cysts: Yes, you could have a cyst in the same ovary a few months after a cyst is removed.