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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
What does it mean to have " stable right apical lung enhancing nodule, likely to represent hamartoma"?
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
I have a centrally located 2.7cm lung nodule. Ct shows small amnt. Of fat. Dr said may be hamartoma but most are located peripherally. I am x-smoker?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May be IPMN: Multiple cystic lesions in the pancreas may represent a relatively rare condition called ipmn. Imaging can clarify the suspicion of ipmn, but sometimes endoscopy with a sampling of the fluid is necessary. It they represent ipmn, some surveillance program is recommended and depending on the size and pattern of spread within the pancreas, surgery may be warranted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unclear, but...: It can be use to describe pancreas with multiple cysts. Cysts can be benign (usually single, located in the head and containing serous fluid in multiloculated lesions) or pre malignant (large ipmns, mutinous cysts in tail of pancreas). Or even frankly malignant (cystic cystadenocarcinomas). A pancreas cyst should always be evaluated by a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer