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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Hamartoma

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Does hamartoma look like a tumor?

Does hamartoma look like a tumor?

Yes: The word "tumor" just means growth. So, it includes benign and malignant growths as well as hamartomas. If this was a breast sample, a breast hamartoma, would look like a mass or tumor on mammography and on gross inspection of the specimen. However, once it is reviewed under the microscope, then it is known to be a hamartoma. You will note "oma" at the end which is the root of the word tumor. ...Read more

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What exactly is a brain hamartoma?

What exactly is a brain hamartoma?

Hamartomas: A hamartoma is a common benign tumor in an organ composed of tissue elements normally found at that site but that are growing in a disorganized mass. They occur in many different parts of the body and are most often asymptomatic and undetected unless seen on an image taken for another reason. Hamartomas result from an abnormal formation of normal tissue, and usually only cause problems by location. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with cushing's disease.Endoscopy found multiple sb lesions, which may represent hamartomas.How can difference be told if cancerous?

Diagnosed with cushing's disease.Endoscopy found multiple sb lesions, which  may represent hamartomas.How can difference be told if cancerous?

Biopsy: Small bowel hamartomas are benign growths that are rare. If there are multiple lesions, your doctor may suspect a genetic syndrome like peutz-jeghers. The good news is that small bowel cancers are also very rare. The only way to tell benign (not cancer) from malignant (cancer) is to biopsy the lesions during an endoscopy if possible. ...Read more

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I have Pallister-Hall syndrome with hypothalamic hamartoma and hypopituitarism. Any suggest for hormon therapy?

I have Pallister-Hall syndrome with hypothalamic hamartoma and hypopituitarism. Any suggest for hormon therapy?

See your MD: You need to be followed, as pahypopituitarism can be dangerous. I would recommend being followed by an endocrinologist ...Read more

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What does it mean to have " stable right apical lung enhancing nodule, likely to represent hamartoma"?

What does it mean to have " stable right apical lung enhancing nodule, likely to represent hamartoma"?

Benign tumor.: There is a nodule in the top of your right lung which appears to be a benign tumor of a type called a hamartoma. These are absolutely nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Is there any doctor with experience of seeing patients with Cowden's syndrome, Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome, PTEN hamartoma tumour syndrome?

Is there any doctor with experience of seeing patients with Cowden's syndrome, Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome, PTEN hamartoma tumour syndrome?

Cowden Syndrome: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/bannayan-riley-ruvalcaba-syndrome http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/cowden-syndrome http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/6202/cowden-syndrome/resources/8 Those are fairly rare disease Perhaps the above links could assist you. Seems like University of Iowa does have expertise. ...Read more

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Thoracic surgeon said hemartoma, radiologists said lung nodule is possibly cancer.Who should I believe?

Thoracic surgeon said hemartoma, radiologists said lung nodule is possibly cancer.Who should I believe?

Depends: This depends on the size of the nodule and its characteristics on ct. Presence of fat and popcorn like calcifications in the nodule may suggest a harmatoma. If the nodule was present on a prior chest xray or ct, it would suggest benignity. Is it possible one doctor has access to your old studies & the other doctor doesn't. A pet/ct study would be useful as most harmatoma are benign on pet. ...Read more

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What cause bp?

What cause bp?

BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. 95% of the time, there's no one specific cause perhaps other than genetics. ...Read more

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What causes add?

What causes add?

Don't really know: The actual cause of adhd is really unknown. Spect scans have been able to show abnormalities in the frontal lobe of those with adhd, but this doesn't explain cause. It is believed to be a chemical, rather than purely a behavioral disorder. Theories on cause are endless from diet, genetics, vitamin deficiency, toxin exposure, fetus development, etc. ...Read more

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