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Causes Of Sinus Histiocytosis
Follicular hyperplasia with active germinal centre and sinus histiocytosis. Level 2 cervical lymph node 2.1 x 0.9 x 0.5cm. What are the causes?
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
I just had a Virchows Node excised and it showed to have sinus histiocytosis, but no sign of malignancy. Should I still be concerned of cancer?
It depends: There must be some reason to have this lymph node biopsy done? Are you sick or well? Do you have any signs of cancer in your Abdomen or in the chest? Those are the usual reasons to do a biopsy of the Virchow's node. Was this lymph node enlarged? Send us all the above details, then we can be more helpful to you. ...Read more
Neck lymphnode biopsy: consistent with reactive lymphoid tissue with sinus histiocytosis and focal necrosis? (previous mono)
Depends: COPD is progressive, histiocytosis is more indolent. Pulm rehab and bronchodilator rx can prolong life, but consideration for lung transplant should be under consideration for progressive disease. The life span of advanced COPD with hystiocytosis is around 5-6 yr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes...: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (lch) is a rare disease that begins in lch cells (a type of dendritic cell which fights infection). Sometimes there are changes in lch cells as they form. These changes may cause the lch cells to grow and multiply quickly, causing tissue damage. See nci website: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/lchistio/patient. ...Read more
Bone and skin change: In Langerhans cell histiocytosis, excess immune system cells, the Langerhans cells build up . These cells, which help regulate the immune system, are normally found in the skin, lymph nodes, spleen, lungs, liver, and bone marrow. In histiocytosis, excess immature cells usually form tumors called granulomas. When granulomas develop in the bones, they cause pain, swelling and Fx. ...Read more
Not in 400 character: To find out useful information on this disease please go to http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001133/. ...Read more
Langerhans: There is a debate as to whether Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is malignant or a benign process. I consider it to be a malignant one. The Red Cross rejects blood from patients who have a diagnosis of malignancy. I would check with your local Red Cross Chapter and specifically ask their policy Clearwater Office 2481 Sunset Point Rd. Clearwater, FL 33765 Phone: (941) 629-4345 ...Read more
My son is active in sports and has to have chemo to treat lch (histiocytosis) would a port be necessary?
Factors to consider: The insertion and tedious care needed for maintenance of a port are a consideration based on multiple factors. The frequency of treatments, nature of the meds to be used, the duration of treatments, availability of sites etc. If a patient has good natural access points ( veins) and a central vein is not needed due to the nature of the meds, no port may be needed. Discuss your options with the doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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