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Canine Nasal Cancer
Yes: Tumors in this region are the nasopharynx malignancies and are readily curable. The treatment of choice is to use parallel opposing radiation ports with IMRT to the site of the lesion which is easily identified by nasopharyngoscopy with a nasal scope. This should be followed by chemotherapy for about 6 cycles. If there are no cervical nodes to handle the lesion should easily be cured. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Pansinusitis- 2 mucous retention in floor of left maxillary atrum (CT). Nasal septum midline with minimal bowing convex to left. Middle turbinates show a concha bullosa- bullosic inflammation. Is surgery required?
Survival? IVb R base of tongue, 2-3 lymph nodes, tonsil, against epiglottis, around carotid. Male, 51, non hp Tobacco chew prior. 33rad/6-7 chemo
Guarded: Stage IV Ca of base of tongue difficult to manage. These lesions are unresectable and require RT immunochemotherapy for management. RT when completed usually followed by Taxol (paclitaxel) Platinum. When completed, Erbitux- EGF-1 may help. Ive used 1500-2000 mg IV methotrexate over 12 hrs with citrovorum factor rescue , frequently with good responses. If residual lesion in tongue`isotope implant used. ...Read more
My paranasal sinuses test show:nasal septum is deviated, nasal turbinates are prominent and both maxillary sinuses shows mucosal thickening sinusitis?
4 yr son full adenoids&tonsils removed 3/18/15. Snoring&breathing issues again.Had few colds since sept.Can adenoids grow back?Nose membranes swollen?
Unfortunately, yes: Adenoids can grow back, your son most probably has seasonal allergies, started again in fall with weather changes and back-to-school season, affecting his upper and lower airways, and possibly airway hyper-responsiveness causing respiratory difficulties, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, wish you both wellness ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ent recommended surgery for: posterior left ethmoid mucocele with some bone demineralization. Are sinus mucoceles generally surgically removed?
Not likely: Generally, wisdom teeth growing around or into the sinuses cause few problems, and they definitely won't kill you ... Unless they become infected. But any infection left untreated can be dangerous. If it concerns you, be proactive and have your wisdom tooth/teeth removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4cm x 1.5cm tumor on jaw bone. Jaw bone nearly gone also going to sinus cavity. Surgery 12/2. Cancer?
Yes: Adenoids can be in the post nasal space but are small patches of lymphoid tissue. A tumor there most frequently is characterized by nasopharyngeal carcinoma though some minor salivary tumors may occasionally be diagnosed there. Biopsy of any lesion there is essential to not miss a malignant lesion that can spread. ...Read more
My sinuses Report,
Mild bilateral maxillary sinus disease with thickened nasal
Turbinate in left side of nasal cavity.
Could be anything: You could have a cold, a sinus infection or allergies. Or its your baseline ...Read more
Enlarged adenoids (adult) for 2 years. Chronic Post nasal drip and lump feeling in nasopharynx. Can adenoidectomy help (stop PND and "stuck" feeling)?
Adenoids: Adults with enlarged adenoids usually have allergies, some have reflux. Adenoid can be source of increased nasopharyngeal drainage. See ENT or Allergist. may be able to shrink the adenoids with prednisone, better allergy management. Adenoidectomy in adults can have excessive bleeding. ...Read more
Rhinitis Pharyngitis: Infections of the nasal passages, sinuses and pharynx can spread to other areas of the body when the germs find their way into the blood stream (mostly) or though the lymphatic system. Infections of the roof of the sinuses and the middle ear can spread directly into the brain. ...Read more
Allergy/infection: Could be allergy and / or infection. Best to see your otlaryngologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Clear drainage from nose. Allergies & use nasal spray. Recent hysterectomy. Brain tumor surgery 2+yrs ago.should I panic?
I have ear pressure bcz hyperpneumatised both frontal and maxillary sinuses.Mucosal polyp in both maxillary sinus, nasal septum deviation.Surgery need?
Sinusitis : Surgery is sometimes needed... See a rhinologist (an ENT sub-specialist) to sort out your options. In my practice around 15% of patients with your symptoms ultimately require surgery. Allergy , gerd , aspirin, sub-optimal medical treatment can all be to blame. If significant issues are not treated polyps can rapidly recur. I saw a patient who had undergone 63 surgeries for polyps - aspirin! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mum diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Mass in upper right airway caused major blockage. Iressa (gefitinib) treatment opens up airway. Any chances of recovery?
Targeted therapy: Newer targeted therapy agents can be quite beneficial for some patients with lung cancer. This is especially true in female never smokers who may have selected mutations that can be easily targeted with these drugs. However, unfortunately stage IV lung cancer is not curable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ent found deviated septum, nasal obstruction, damage from gerd. Needs to do endoscopic septoplasty. Scared. Risks? Any life threatening risks?
Not big risk : Septoplasty is correction of the deviated or crooked septum. The basic risks include bleeding, infection , not getting a satisfactory correction of deviation, a septal perforation(hole), changes in smell/ taste temporarily. No life threatening risks from surgery. Most ENT doctors do 100's of these a year. Quite common and routine procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer