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Benign Acinar Parotid Tissues
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
I ve pleomorphic adenoma in parotid gland.dr performed fnac..does fnac spread tumor cells..scared.size is 1.5cm.entire gland needs removal?
If both benign and malignant tumours are formed by abnormal cell division, what makes malignant tumours cancerous and benign tumours non-cancerous?
Power to invade: Tumors are in fact caused by the accumulation of a series of genetic mutations. If something is going to be cancer, the mutations destabilize the genome and eventually mutations give the ability of the cells to invade and spread as they do early after conception. The idea that tumors are "cells dividing too rapidly" is fundamentally wrong and confusing -- it's the loss of controls. ...Read more
Father65,biopsy result of nasal polyps- Moderately differentiated infiltrating keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma with areas vasaloid. is it cancer?
Breastduct excision fibrocystic changes,ductal hyperplasia w/o atypical,apocrine metaplasia,dilated benign ducts with thermal artifact.this means what?
No cancer: All of the changes in your breast are benign and there is no cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Colonscopy&then pathlogy report: mild oedema and lymphocytic infiltration focally forming dense aggregates&focal surface ulceration is it tumor tissu?
Dentist said salivary ducts are clogged in mouth. Submandibular salivary gland increases & decreases in size. Adjacent lymph node swollen. Infection?
Depends: A thymoma is a malignant tumor of the thymus, and the seriousness depends on details in the pathology report. An ectopic thymus and a hamartoma are both benign, but if the report says "thymoma" then it is probably malignant although not necessarily very serious if completely removed. Discuss with your surgeon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poss. cancer? US of Right parotid gland. Complex abnormal cystic lesion. Demonstrates internal debris & septations w/vascularity. Etiology uncertain.
Yes: All tumors arise from normal pre existing cells that have undergone some form of transformation. Several oncogenes are turned on to present the benign as well as malignant lesion with immortality. In the case of the malignant tumor additional changes allow for matrix metalloproteinase to be produced to dissolve walls of blood vessels for metastasis and convert e-cadherin to small e cad. ...Read more
Nodule in l thyroid vth faint focal calcification, multiple enlargd lymph nodes in l cervical regn(surgical level3).Papillary carcinoma vth metastasis?
Thyroid cancer: Did you have a biopsy? An fna (fine needle aspirate) could be performed where a thin needle is used to collect cells from the thyroid nodule. This sample is sent to a pathologist for examination. The presence of multiple nodes is concerning and deserves further workup. Hope this helps. Papillary carcinoma is common and treatable. ...Read more
Fna, 2 nodules left lobe. Abundant benign appearing epithelial cells, hemosiderin-laden macrophages& colloid present. Scattered microfollicles noted. Path says can't entirely rule out fillocular lesio?
Mesothelioma biopsy says 'portions of fibrous tissue infiltrated by malignant cells forming nests. tumor cells +'ve for CK7 and calretinin. prognosis?
Marker not prognosis: CK7 and calretinin are used to verify that the tumor is mesothelial in origin (versus adenocarcinoma of the lung). It does not provide information about prognosis. Factors associated with pleural mesothelioma prognosis include: functional status, blood counts, histology (epithelial best vs fibrosarcomatous poorest), and tumor size (degree of involvement of pleural cavity). Several new trials. ...Read more
Post neck dissection and head lesion removal. Mets from head to neck. Path results: malignant epithelioid and spindle cell neoplasm-english please. ?
Provisional: This is a preliminary report while the pathologist does more work to get the exact nature of the tumor settled down. I suspect this will turn out to be a carcinosarcoma. This is a difficult case and your physician will probably want several pathologists' signatures on the final report. ...Read more
I have a small tumor behind ear.biopsy result came as benign salivary gland tumor,basal cell adenoma.surgery needed?is it urgent?can bcme cancerous?
I've cyst mass on my parotid gland been havin problems with it for 2 years the cyst is not hard it very soft feel like soft tissues is it benign?
Parotid Cyst: Most of the time a parotid cyst is benign. It is currently estimated that 80% of masses, tumors or cysts that occur in the parotid are benign, while 20% are cancerous. While the odds are certainly in your favor, best to have it evaluated to make sure it isn't something that is going to need surgery or other treatments. ...Read more
Meaning? 1.1 cm soft tissue density and hypermetabolic activity in deep rt parotid gland, SUV peak 3.7.
HYPERMETABOLIC MASS: The fact that you have this information reveals that you have had a study (or someone else has). The meaning of this test is that there is a mass that is very active metabolically--it uses a lot of energy--. This could be a hyperactive portion of the parotid gland or possibly a malignancy. It certainly needs to be followed and hopefully whoever ordered the test will follow up on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many years can a tumor that is benign turn into malignant ? Becouse I have a tumor in my parotid gland for 2 years but it never increase it sizes
Slight chance: Of the palpable lesions of parotid, about 80% are benign and 20% malignant. Rate of transformation in the latter group not well defined but if it occurs, . Bx of tumor mass difficult to obtain in terms of adequate sampling. As such most are surgically resected for dx unless palpable nodes present. Major operation is defining landmarks of the nerve at stylomastoid foramen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Benign parotid lesion in the deep lobe with cystic degeneration. 1.1 x 1.2cm in size, mobile, not painful. Suggested treatments?
I have a mass in my parotid gland nd @ times the swellin get big nd start to ache if it cold nd then at time the swellin goes down is this a benign ?
See an ENT doctor: Parotid duct stones can block saliva when you eat and cause the swelling. Dilation of the duct may allow a small stone to be expelled. Surgery may be needed for larger stones. Your scan should have determined if a mass is present. If present then a biopsy or excision of the mass may be needed. ...Read more
Is the only treatment for a benign parotid mass, surgery? Doc says it must be removed or it could turn cancerous, but wanted second option.
Surgery : Although, it can turn into cancer over time, the bigger problem is this: if you wait to take it out, it will get bigger. The bigger it gets, the more difficult it will be to remove and will likely leave a bigger deformity when removed. If you were 50 years older, you could prob leave it alone. But i would recommend removal ( although rarely is it done urgently). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have cyst on my parotid gland (deep lobe). It has been identified as a benign lesion with cystic degeneration. What are the suggested treatments?
Parotid cyst: This really depends on how bothersome it is and how it looks. If its painful or looks terrible then it can be removed. You already know its benign. ...Read more
Hello, I have benign cyst on my neck and it is about parotid gland, is surgery is the only treatment? If so then how safe or complicated is surgery?
Parotid gland cyst: Parotid gland cyst can be excised by meticulous surgery without causing damage to the gland. Your surgeon can tell you based on the size and if there are any contraindications for the surgery. ...Read more
I have multiple lesions dealin with my salivary gland which is the parotid glands n enlarge thyroid n nodule can those lesion be benign or malignant?
Yes: Your lesions can be either benign or malignant and it can be a difficult diagnosis even after removal. But some experts advise removal in either case since even benign growth can make surgery more risky later. The nerves in the area are important for eating, talking and - of course - your facial expressions and attractiveness. Find an ENT you trust to get this under control. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
24 m. Sub cm nodes only on L (occipital, supraclav, epitrochlear) for months. CT of H&N showed slight enlarge bilat jugulodigastric nodes, L>R. FNAC and flow on L JD node came back as possible benign warthins tumor. How is benign if outside parotid?
Glands: Ask the physician who ordered the tests as he has the most information to give you the best answer. Good Luck ...Read more
Below: The parotid glands are the largest salivary glands in humans and are frequently involved in disease processes. Approximately 25% of parotid masses are nonneoplastic; the remaining 75% are neoplastic. Nonneoplastic causes of parotid enlargement include cysts, parotitis, lymphoepithelial lesions associated with AIDS, collagen vascular diseases, and benign hypertrophy. Benign hypertrophy is encount ...Read more
Parotid spasm: The parotid gland is on of the large glands that makes saliva. The duct or tube that drains it secretes saliva into the mouth from the cheek oposite the second molar. I that tube is blocked or partially blocked, the gland spasms as it tries to secrete the saliva. The tube can be swollen from an inflammatory process or there could be a stone, it could be from dehydration, or it could be from tumor. ...Read more
Several: Parotid glands produce saliva, and are located bilaterally in front the ear. They send salivary fluid along stenson's duct to the high cheek areas in the inside of mouth. Blockage can be just forming or a hard stone (sialolith) try to milk the saliva out by firmly pressing and rolling along to duct orafice in mouth. Surgery can be done if far from gland itself. If it is near, possible nerve damage. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sialadenitis: Is the swelling of a salivary gland. It could come from a stone blocking the exit of saliva which in turn causes the gland and then the surrounding tissues will swell too! i would recommend drinking lots of water, then grab some sour hard candies and while sucking on these candies, massage the swollen gland with a warm wash cloth. If this doesn't do the job, then see your ENT for abx and steroids. ...Read more
Mass: Really depends on if the tumor is benign or malignant and the stage ...Read more
Myfather is 58 ysold, recently hedeveloped a small rounded swelling in the left parotid, he has no associated symptoms, what could it be& required invest?
Parotid mass: Hello, lesions within the parotid gland do indeed require further investigation. A trip to yourent doctor will help identify what you are dealing with. 80% of the masses within the parotid are benign in nature so odds are with you that it isn't a malignancy. Regardless, it must be evaluated with possible imagery, biopsy and excision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Salivary gland: The parotid glands are paired salivary glands. They are the biggest of the major salivary glands (others are submandibular glands and sublingual glands). The parotid gland is located below your ear, extends forward underneath the skin of your neck, and travels inferiorly to your neck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers