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32 years old male. Multiple nodule, The largest size is 1.5*1.78*0.839 cm. Three times FNA. Result is No EVIDENCE OF MALIGANCY. But Hurthle cell seen.
My father has been diagonised for bxo the biopsy report shows no maligancy but bxo is present. Doctor is reffering to tacrolimus cream please suggest?
Tacrolimus can be us:
Bxo or balanitis xerotica obliterans is a skin condition affecting the male genitalia, it occurs on fereskin and glans. Cause is not known, it can cause phimosis
several therapies including protopic (lacromilus) ointment, local steroids, etritinate, co2 lasers, circumcision have been used. In some cases glansectomy is recommended
there have been case reports of suscess with lacromilus onitment. ...Read more
32 years old male. Thyroid Bilateral Multiple nodule, The largest size is 1.5*1.78*0.839 cm. Three times FNA. Result is No EVIDENCE OF MALIGANCY. Comment: Follicular cell, Hurthle cell and colloid are seen. I worry about the Hurthle cell. My Surgeons only
Thyroid nodules: Usually we worry about a solitary nodule in a male and it appears that you are in good hands and the biopsies are reassuring. For further reassurance we depend on a combination of an endocrinologist or thyroidologist and a surgeon skilled in thyroid surgery reviewing your findings and I would be quite comfortable with their advice and follow-up. ...Read more
Hidden: Even though it sounds like something you find in a quija board, it just means that the source of the cancer is unknown. It is not terribly uncommon to see a malignancy that spread to many places from an unknown origin. Sometimes we are successful in identifying the site of origin, sometimes we can't and we have to do the best we can with the available data. ...Read more
Pertaining to skin.: Skin is the largest and one of most complex organs of body. 3 layers: epidermis (outer), dermis (main part) and subcutaneous layers covers entire body, contains many specialized cells, maintains body temp, gathers sensory info from the outer world, has extremely important immune functions. It can give crucial clues as to what is internal. Dermatology and plastic surgery are devoted to this organ. ...Read more
Malignancy is cancer: Malignant tumors are distinguished from benign tumors by their potential to invade, spread to other organs, and in general the potential to be fatal. There are wide ranges of behavior of both malighant and benign tumors. ...Read more
Unregulated growth..: Malignancy is when cells grow autonomously (without normal regulation within the body). Most people equate the words cancer and malignancy. Malignant tumors or conditions are those with the capability of invading other tissues and spreading / metastasizing to other parts of the body. In general, establishing a diagnosis of malignancy requires laboratory study of cells or blood or tissues. ...Read more
Information, calm: I suggest keeping calm, and not allowing yourself to be overcome with emotion. Make sure you are giving your family member accurate information. Be clear that it is impossible to predict the future with certainty, despite our medical technology. Many treatments are available. It is also important to address the patient's spiritual needs in a time like this through prayer and meditation. ...Read more
Allodynia newer name: Cutaneous hyperesthesia is a bit dated. Several things such as migraines, acute appendicitis, radiculopathies of the cervical and lumbar spines, Shingles or a herpetic skin infection can cause this heightened sensation of the skin which can also be seen in a condition know as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or (CRPS) which can occur after a major injury, surgery/operation, or long bone fracture. ...Read more
Cutaneous larval mig:
This is the skin manifestation of an insect parasite crawling under the skin, usually on the arms or legs, and shows as actual yarn-sized and shaped raising of the skin. Treatment is a common
prescription cream applied daily for several days. And cures it. ...Read more
Nodules where?: Need more information.Get a more detailed answer ›
Confusing terms: Malignancy is a generic term, like cancer. There are many different kinds depending on the location of the cancer, and the cell type. Carcinoma is another generic term that just means cancer. Specific types of carcinoma are adenocarcinoma, sarcoma, melanoma, neuroendocrine cancer, etc. ...Read more
Qualified yes: No blasts in pbs is much better than the alternative, however, that does not rule out malignancy of the blood system. Depending on your symptoms, signs, other findings, it sometimes requires examination of the bone marrow to be sure. Please keep in touch with your doctors, as it is not clear why was pbs ordered in the first place. ...Read more
Swelling & nerves:
A pinched nerve normally causes numbness, tingling, or a sensation of burning. Swelling and color change may occur with certain nerve conditions.
A cutaneous nerve tends to supply a sense of touch to the skin. In this area, is there numbness to touch? What about to temperature, like an ice cube? Cutaneous nerves are difficult to test. Problems with them may be diagnosed by exam only. ...Read more
How do you deal with family members who become hysterical when hearing the pt's diagnosis of malignancy?
Education: That is a difficult question. Often cancer diagnoses brings out underlying family relationship problems or issues. In some cases education about the diagnosis, stage, prognosis, and treatment of the cancer can help. In other cases, logic is useless. Counselors trained in dealing with patients and families with cancer may be very useful in this situation to help. ...Read more
What are the possibilities of malignancy if you just happen to be 50 years old in the u.S. But with no symptoms?
Type of cancer: The most common colon malignancy is an adenocarcinoma. These usually arise from a pre-existing polyp called an adenoma. These tumors require surgical resection and possibly further treatment depending on the stage of the tumor which depends on depth of invasion as well as lymph node status and whether or not there is a metastasis. ...Read more