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Dermatofibroma related to ganglion?

Dermatofibroma related to ganglion?

Never Heard of it: Dermatofibromas are scar like growths deep in the dermis. Ganglion is a type of nerve. I am not aware of any relation between the two. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Methven
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Fibroma (Definition)

Fibroma is a term used to denote a benign growth composed of fibrous cells. They are often firm or hard in consistency and can have an appearance like a scar. Histopathologically, they are predominantly composed of a ...Read more


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24 yrs smoking.Ct found 11x10 lobular density containing punctate calcification.Posterior lumbar subcutaneous edema.Basilar atelectatic cyst.worry?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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24 yrs smoking.Ct found 11x10 lobular density containing punctate calcification.Posterior lumbar subcutaneous edema.Basilar atelectatic cyst.worry?

Yes . . .: Wow, smoking since 11yo? Bottom line, if screening CT scan finds something abnormal, you need to chat w/ordering physician to discuss your options regarding next step eg how to figure out what's going on. Sometimes the radiologist will suggest repeating a scan in a specific period of time if it's small & indeterminate. But this again is something best discussed w/ordering physician. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Explain what sections reveal a benign cyst lined by a cuboidal epithelium, it thrown into papillary fronds. appearance is serous papillary cystadenoma?

Explain what  sections reveal a benign cyst lined by a cuboidal epithelium, it thrown into papillary fronds. appearance is serous papillary cystadenoma?

Benign cyst: These are the pathologist's descriptions of what the tissue looks like under the microscope. The details don't matter as much as the bottom line: it's a benign cyst , ie, not cancer. It would be helpful to know what part of the body the tissue was taken from. ...Read more

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Palpable lumpin breast.Mammo-benign calcification biradsiii.Fnac-inflammatory lesion possibility of fat necrosis.Lump reduced.Taking antibiotics.Next?

Palpable lumpin breast.Mammo-benign calcification biradsiii.Fnac-inflammatory lesion possibility of fat necrosis.Lump reduced.Taking antibiotics.Next?

See your doctor: For follow up. Resolution of a benign inflammatory breast nodule is good news. May repeat breast ultrasound in a few months to confirm complete resolution, and mammogram in 6 months. ...Read more

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What is an epitheloid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor?

What is an epitheloid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor?

Malignant Periph. N.: Also called Malignant Schwannoma or Neurosarcoma, is a connective tissue cancer of connective tissue surrounding the nerves. Exists in 50% of ones with Neurofibromatosis. Treatment is wide resection by surgery, Chemotherapy & Radiotherapy. ...Read more

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Is benign adnexal skin tumor compatible with eccrine poroma cancerous?

Is benign adnexal skin tumor compatible with eccrine poroma cancerous?

Benign& malignant: Skin adenexal tumors (sat ) tumors of sweat glands, ( eccrine& apocrine glands ) hair follicles , are both benign and malignant . Malignant which is lethal if excision is not done early. Eccrine porocarcinoma is malignant variety and it is not a benign tumor. ...Read more

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Diagnosis? Grade 2 chondromalacia, mucoid degeneration to acl, subchondral cyst tibial spines,soft tissue swelling in prepatellar- soft tissue lateral

Diagnosis? Grade 2 chondromalacia, mucoid degeneration to acl, subchondral cyst tibial spines,soft tissue swelling in prepatellar- soft tissue lateral

Diagnosis MRI?: Looks like a summary of an MRI Report. Grade 2 chondromalacia means you have some like age and activity related softening or wearing away of the articular cartilage in your knee. Age related changes to your ACL, but not a tear. Soft tissue swelling usually implies some swelling or bruising in the fat beneath your skin, but outside your joint ...Read more

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Scar tissue after plantar fibroma ?

Scar tissue after plantar fibroma ?

Scar tissue: This is the usual nightmare for plantar fibroma excision. If this occurs i usually start aggressive physical therapy with steroid injections. I also add the cutting edge laser which breaks down scar tissue (10 sessions, once a week, 15 min a session). ...Read more

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Mri biopsy of 6cm non mass : variable fibroadipose tissue and a tiny cyst lined by epocrine metaplasia. Is this benign breast disease or missed cancer?

Mri biopsy of 6cm non mass : variable fibroadipose tissue and a tiny cyst lined by epocrine metaplasia. Is this benign breast disease or missed cancer?

Report: is consistent with current changes in your breast tissue. This is not cancer; however, requires very careful repeat examination and imaging with tight follow up. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst and heel spurs any connection?

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Ganglion cyst and heel spurs any connection?

Maybe: If the ganglion is in the heel area it is probably related. If the ganglion is in your wrist or somewhere else, it is unlikely to be related. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Is this Thyroid biop: It looks like thyroid nodules. This may be a fna biopsy report which is indeterminate. You need to follow your endocrinologists advice which will likely require excisional surgery for these lesions. ...Read more

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Calcified structure anterior to c1-c2 articulation.Represents longus colli hydroxyapatite tendonitis deposition or c1-c2 cppd arthropathy.Means? Help?

Calcified structure anterior to c1-c2 articulation.Represents longus colli hydroxyapatite tendonitis deposition or c1-c2 cppd arthropathy.Means? Help?

Poor communication: The person who can best explain this to you is the physician who examined you and ordered the testing. It is too complex to attempt to elucidate in 400 spaces, but you might try to google both of these and look for explanations in laymen's terms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is fibromatosis a soft tissue sarcoma?

Is fibromatosis a soft tissue sarcoma?

Yes: Fibromatosis, while it doesn't have "sarcoma"in the name is actually a low-grade sarcoma. However, this only applies to cases occurring in the abdomen. Less commonly, these tumors can occur on the extremity. Cases of Palmar and Plantar fibromatosis are not aggressive and generally behave in a benign fashion. Have your sarcoma pathology checked by an expert david.stockman@orthopath.com ...Read more

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Pigmented lesion ..Back...Biopsy sheets dermoepidermal junction nests pigmented bland looking round cells &nuclei.......Whats diagnosis plz?

Pigmented lesion ..Back...Biopsy sheets dermoepidermal junction  nests pigmented bland looking round cells &nuclei.......Whats diagnosis plz?

Sounds benign: This description sounds like a benign mole or what a pathologist would call a junctional nevus. There should be a final diagnosis on the report in addition to the description. Doesn't sound worrisome or atypical to me. ...Read more