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Can You Tell Me What 61 Hounsfield Units On A Tumor Means
Refers to density: Hounsfield units are a measure of how easily xrays penetrate the object, and therefore how dense it is. For example structures with lots of air in them, allow xrays to easily pass and have very low hu values ( lung would be (-) 700, water is 0, muscle has a score of 40, bone being very dense is 700. What a score of 61 means depends on other factors ( where the tumor is, its shape etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"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
Can you tell me if it's there. Does he mean the removal of just the tumor itself or the whole pituitary gland?
Please rephrase: Hi. Your question doesn't really make sense. Don't assume we know what you've been diagnosed with. As a pituitary doc (diagnostician, not surgeon), I can tell you we aim only to remove tumors, when indicated, not the whole pituitary gland. Normal human physiology requires pituitary function, and if the whole thing comes out, we need to treat numerous deficiencies. Good luck. ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if it's there. Does he mean the removal of just the tumor itself or the whole pituitary gland?
Pituitary tumor: With pituitary tumors it is rare that you have to remove the whole gland. In most cases the tumor is removed leaving the gland intact. ...Read more
Ct found ovarian cystic mass, does that mean a cyst. Can a CT scan tell the difference between a cyst and tumor? Worried about ovarian cancer.
Adequate resection: Tumors both benign and malignant must be removed with adequate margins so that tumor cells are not left behind. In addition there shouldn't be damage to surrounding organs. The rule is that simple and radical surgery are not important. What is needed is adequate surgery to remove the tumor to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
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