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Causes Of Neoplastic Process
What does this mean in terms of proximal second phalanx Differential diagnostic considerations favor
chronic infection or neoplastic process.
Incomplete: information given. Not sure what "Proximal second phalanx", seems like there should be something that follows phalanx as the entire phrase only denotes the location of the condition in question. Please repost with more pertinent information and/or description of the problem. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Had ctscan 11/19/13, and 2/6/14. The 2nd report said mesenteric lymphadenopathy remains stable, neoplastic process not excluded. Should i see oncol?
Depends on PRESENTAT: It depends on your presentation and present symptoms and any other findngs on physical examination mesenteric lymphadenitis is most commonly caused by infection which may be viral, bacterial or parasitic other causes are lumphoma, other cancers.I will advice you consult your treating doctor as you may need more tests and may be followup to establish a diagnosis before a referral is made to specialis. ...Read more
Multilobulated pulmonary mass w/calcifications in left upper lobe. Neoplastic disease vs inflammatory/infectious process. rule out metastatic disease ?
In general...: IN GENERAL, a multilobulated mass is more likely malignant, one with calcifications is less likely. As in much else, size matters, with bigger being more worrisome. If you're smoker, more likely malignant, if from place of endemic TB or histoplasmosis, risk of chronic infection rises. You'll need to be evaluated by a pulmonologist, who will very likely recommend biopsy. ...Read more
Yes yes: There is a difference between neoplastic and dysplastic. Dysplastic , abnormal growth or development of existing tissue. Neoplastic, relates to a new growth or tumor. ...Read more
Thyroid gland: Fine needle aspiration of thyroid gland nodule can be interpreted as neoplastic follicular cells seen. It means FNA material is adequate and follicular cells are atypical which can be seen in follicular neoplasm, such as; follicular adenoma, or follicular carcinoma. After this diagnosis, it's recommended that surgery to be performed for a definite diagnosis. ...Read more
Do all neoplastic masses, both benign and not, have vascularity of some kind? What ones have moderate vascularity?
Need more details: Vascularity has to be related to the type of test/imaging method used. In general benign tumors are not supposed to be very vascular, malignant ones commonly are hypervascular. Yet these findings are not totally reliable, so a biopsy is the only way to tell the nature of what we are dealing with. ...Read more
Possibly...: "neoplasia" means "new growth" and is commonly used to describe mass lesions or tumors. Some neoplasms (new growths) are benign and some are malignant. In general, a biopsy and microscopic study are necessary to decide if a neoplasm (tumor / new growth) is benign or malignant. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
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