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Doctor insights on: Benign Histiocytoma

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What is some info about benign histiocytoma tumors?

What is some  info about benign histiocytoma tumors?

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

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Is malignant histiocytoma hereditary?

Is malignant histiocytoma hereditary?

MFH: Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is an umbrella term used to describe a range of more specific sarcomas. Although many of these tumors have unique cytogenetic profiles, they are largely not hereditary. ...Read more

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Would anti-histamine help with histiocytoma?

Would anti-histamine help with histiocytoma?

Not likely: Histiocytes are cells that are part of the immune system active in engulfing bacteria and other foreign material. Since they really don't release histamine, antihistamines are not likely to help. If the tumor was a mastocytoma, antihistamines would be a great choice. ...Read more

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When was malignant fibrous histiocytoma discovered?

40 yrs ago: Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) was first described by pathologists in the early 1960s. By 1970 it was considered a specific form of soft-tissue sarcoma. Mulltiple subtypes have been characterized including storiform-pleomorphic, myxoid, giant cell, and inflammatory variants . It is now regarded as the single most common adult soft tissue sarcoma. ...Read more

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What is benign ms?

What is benign ms?

Benign MS: About 15% of people with MS have only 1-2 attacks of neurological deficit, otherwise, they have an entirely normal life. This is the case even if they are not treated for MS. It would be nice to know how to predict who will have such a clinical course. ...Read more

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What is benign teratoma?

What is benign teratoma?

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. ...Read more

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What benign nephritis is?

What benign nephritis is?

Benign GN - opinion: Benign nephritis is a term used by a nephrologist to describe his/her opinion of a patient's condition. Usually this term is attached to patient's with nonproteinuric IgA nephropathy, thin basement membrane disorder, or recovered post infectious gn. It is an opinion, it is not a guarantee, but when used by a nephrologist it usually means low risk of progression to esrd. ...Read more

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How to diagnose benign ms?

Benign MS: Benign MS occurs in about 15% of people with relapsing remitting MS. It means a person has 1-2 attacks of MS symptoms and no other symptoms the rest of their life. We cannot determine who has or does not have this form of MS, but it would be nice to be able to determine this. ...Read more

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What are benign squamous cells?

What are benign squamous cells?

Good News: Benign for all intensive purposes means that its not something bad. Squamous epithelium is a type of cell that lines a body cavity or internal organ...For example, the inside of your mouth. ...Read more

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What is benign focal amyotrophy?

What is benign focal amyotrophy?

Rare: It is a rare neurological disease that affects only one limb which is why it is also called monomelic amyotrophic. Generally considered benign with a good prognosis. ...Read more