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Benign Neoplasm Of Cranial Nerves
Yep! They can!: Benign neoplasms are non-cancerous growths. They can show up anywhere, kind of like moles. We tend to get more of them as we age. Usually they don't cause problems, unless they are big and pressing on something important (like your brain). It's a fancy word for a lump or bump that's not cancer. ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Non-cancerous growth: Benign means non-cancerous, and neoplasm means new growth. So you have a growth on your kidney that is not cancerous. If this was diagnosed by an imaging test (cat scan), you might need a biopsy in the future. You might need follow-up scans. But a benign neoplasm does not need to come out, unless it grows over time. And no, it won't take over your kidney! (now hopefully you can sleep tonight!). ...Read more
Good question: And difficult to tell sometimes. The most straightforward way to put it is that a benign neoplasm will never turn into an invasive malignancy within your lifetime. Cis will eventually turn into one. But, because we don't live forever, cis might not turn into a malignancy during one's lifetime anyway. Pathologists can usually, but not always, tell the difference by microscopic cell exam. ...Read more
What are the chances that a "soft tissue benign neoplasm" on my pinky finger will grow big enough to cause my pinky finger to be dysfunctional?
Up to you: Chance is small as you would notice it and would go to seek for medical attention if you start having more problem with it. It is in your finger so it is easily to be seen. ...Read more
My sister had a benign neoplasm of the thyroid. Is it possible that benign neoplasms run in the family?
Yes, possible: Hi. The genetics of benign thyroid adenomas is not understood. More is known about genes associated with thyroid malignancies, and there are a multitude of genes that can be associated with the cancers. But like any phenotype (benign adenoma, in this case), the phenotype is a result of interaction between genes and environmental factors. So yes, it's possible (but not probable in my experience). ...Read more
What does it mean if I had a 4mm sessile benign neoplasm of the cecum? Does this raise my risk of colon cancer? Does location matter? I'm only 42!
Cecal neoplasm: What is the histology? Lipoma, mucocele, carcinoid. In general though individuals with lesions due have a higher propensity for cancer. You likely will need continued surveillance colonoscopy with evaluation of the cecum. The tumor that was identified was small and surveillance/monitoring will detect lesions before cancer occurs. F/u/ w/ gastroenterologist ...Read more
Depends on location.: Even benign tumors (those with no potential to spread) can cause serious problems. The side-effects are related to where the tumor is located. A small benign tumor in the brain can have significant effects; a small tumor on the vocal cords can effect the voice, etc. ...Read more
Ying and Yang.: A group of "new" growth cells that grow independently from normal tissue cells that are surrounding them. Benign neoplasms are typically slow growing, encapsulated and well differentiated. Benign neoplasms do not exhibit the classic signs that malignant neoplasms do, namely invasiveness, metastasis and poor cellular differentiation. ...Read more
Genome destabilized: The key to cancer is that enough mutations have accumulated to render the genome itself unstable. Eventually a clone will acquire the ability to invade and spread. We can pick this up using molecular biology techniques. They also look different, but it takes a pathologist several years to learn to tell all the subtleties. ...Read more
Benign neoplasm is the term used for tumors that usually do not spread or kill the patient.
Thrombosed vein is one in which the blood has clotted rather than being liquid. The clot can break, travel in the blood and obstruct blood flow in the lung. ...Read more
Unsure: Please feel free to consult me for a complete answer. If you could provide me with a copy of the pathology report I can review it and discuss with you over a virtual consult. If needed, you can send me the slides for a formal consultation. Sorry but I can't further answer without further details. ...Read more
Have a 2cm follicular neoplasm that is most consistent with hurthle cell adenoma. Is this benign?
I was wondering if thyroidectomy the only way to determine if a papillary lesion / follicular neoplasm is benign or malignant?
No/Yes: Papillary cancers can usually be diagnosed by fine needle aspiration biopsy (fnab) preoperatively. In contrast, the distinction between a benign and malignant follicular neoplasm can only be determined by removing the thyroid lobe that contains the nodule. In these situations, the pathologist is looking for cellular invasion into blood vessels or the capsule of thyroid: this cannot be seen by fnab. ...Read more
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My 2 consectv fnac report reveal follicular neoplasm with microfollicular pattern, with anisonuecleosis, no colloid. Is it benign or malignant?
Follicular lesions: FNA cannot differentiate between benign and malignant follicular lesions. Evidence of capsular or lymph/vascular invasion are necessary to diagnose follicular carcinoma. FNA can help determine if surgery is needed to further classify a lesion, or if a "wait and watch" approach is warranted. For definitive diagnosis, the nodule has to be removed and examined by a pathologist. Hope this helps! ...Read more
What does a radiologist mean by "benign or malignant neoplasm" of the liver? Hemangiomas have been ruled out.
We are not sure: Sometimes imaging can be 100% accurate in diagnosing a liver lesion simply based on its appearance. However, this is not always the case. Some lesions have a non-specific appearance and may need further work up to diagnose. That work up may include more imaging, biopsy, or just continued surveillance (if we think the lesion is most likely benign). ...Read more
I have had 4 fna biopsies to show follicular neoplasm, however my molecular test shows 98% benign. My doctor wants to still do the tt or partial. I'm curious if molecular tests are accurate? My cortisol saliva tests shows dropping off, insulin 34 h?
Not sure if you are mentioning fine needle aspiration of the thyroid gland?
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Consider a second opinion with them if it is your thyroid. If not clarify question and resubmit. ...Read more
Not necessary: Hurtel cell neoplasm can be adenoma (not cancer) or carcinoma (cancer). There is not much difference between the two with regards to age, sex, or history of head and neck radiation. However, hurtle cell carcinoma (cancer) tends to be larger in size (4.0 +/- 0.4 cm) compared with hurtle cell adenoma (2.4 +/- 0.2 cm). ...Read more
Ask your doctor: The doctor who removed this tumor can address this matter better. But it seems like there is a neoplasm (=cancer) located in the scalp but they are not sure what type of cancer it is, yet. Further testing might help to locate the type of cancer/ neoplasm that you have. You need to see an oncologist to get further guidance. ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
A group of "new" growth cells that grow independently from normal tissue cells that are surrounding them. Benign neoplasms are typically slow growing, encapsulated and well differentiated. Benign neoplasms do not exhibit the classic signs that malignant neoplasms do, namely invasiveness, metastasis ...Read more
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