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What is a mucinuos cystic neoplasm of the pancrease (pancrelipase)?

What is a mucinuos cystic neoplasm of the pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Complicated: There are three possible entities to which you are referring. Mucinous cystadenoma (benign), mucinous cystadenosarcoma (malignant), and intraductal papillary mucinous tumor (benign or malignant). All three have certain appearances on imaging studies. They can be treated surgically and if malignant, have a better prognosis than "traditional" pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma). ...Read more

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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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Poss. cancer? US of Right parotid gland. Complex abnormal cystic lesion. Demonstrates internal debris & septations w/vascularity. Etiology uncertain.

Poss. cancer? US of Right parotid gland. Complex abnormal cystic lesion. Demonstrates internal debris & septations w/vascularity. Etiology uncertain.

Hard to say….: That reading is definitely not a typical reading for a cancerous tumor, however in an abundance of caution you should probably get a needle biopsy and see an ear nose and throat, head and neck surgeon who is well-versed in parotid gland surgery. ...Read more

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Are pancreatic malignant tumors hypoechoic ?

Are pancreatic malignant tumors hypoechoic ?

Yes: The typical echogenicity of the pancreas is hyperechoic to adjacent fat. A hypoechoic mass within the pancreas can be benign or malignant. If you have a hypoechoic mass in the pancreas at age 30, you should undergo an MRI or ct of the abdomen to evaluate it further unless by ultrasound it is obviously cystic. ...Read more

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Bilateral lung nodules,Atelectasis prior papilloma thyroid CA.Pituitary Adenoma,Chiari Malformation,FMD,enlarged common bile duct no stones. Genetic?

Bilateral lung nodules,Atelectasis prior papilloma thyroid CA.Pituitary Adenoma,Chiari Malformation,FMD,enlarged common bile duct no stones. Genetic?

Maybe genetic: Probably should have genetic consult. Forinstance Chiari malformation, fibromuscular dysplasia, and thyroid cancer can be associated with neurofibromatosis. Lung nodules are non specific and can be from some infections but also metastatic disease sometimes from papillary thyroid cancer. You may want to consult a geneticist physician. ...Read more

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What is an isoechoic cystic structure? Indicative of malignancy?

What is an isoechoic cystic structure? Indicative of malignancy?

No, only descriptive: of appearance on US: isoechoic=uniform (iso=one form) in ultrasound reflections, cyctic=fluid filled space. Neither of these indicate cancer which would far more likely be solid, not cystic & having varying, not uniform ultrasound reflections. ...Read more

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Is mucinous cyst adenocarcinoma of ovary curable?

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Is mucinous cyst adenocarcinoma of ovary curable?

Depends: It depends on the stage. Early stage is curable with either surgery alone- vs surgery plus adjuvant therapy/chemotherapy . Advanced disease with distant spread even is very treatable however unfortunately is incurable. Please discuss further with your oncology team. ...Read more

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Are tumors on the pancreas considered pancreatis?

Are tumors on the pancreas considered pancreatis?

No: Pancreatitis is an inflammation, caused by alcohol, gall bladder problems, high triglycerides, etc. A tumor of the pancreas is an abnormal growth of cells, either benign or malignant. ...Read more

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What are the complications of pancreatic cysts, pseudocysts?

What are the complications of pancreatic cysts, pseudocysts?

Infection: It could get infected, bleeding, fistula. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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What causes small lesion in tail of pancreas?

What causes small lesion in tail of pancreas?

The most important: cause would be Pancreatic Cancer however pancreatic cysts can cause small lesions....this finding NEEDS to be explained since when cancer is picked up "early" in the tail" of the organ CURE can be achieved by early surgery! Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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Is macroglobular steatosis a form of liver cancer?

Is macroglobular steatosis a form of liver cancer?

No: Steatosis is accumulation of fat, macrogloular means large size globules. ...Read more

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Is biliary duct cancer a form of primary liver cancer?

Is biliary duct cancer a form of primary liver cancer?

No: Primary liver cancer is when the liver cells themselves, the hepatocytes, transform into cancer cells. Bile duct cancer is when the cells lining the bile duct transform into cancer. Primary liver cancer tends to grow large nodules in one place, and doesn't give a lot of symptoms until the tumors are large. Bile duct cancer tends to obstruct the bile ducts and create symptoms, such as jaundice. ...Read more

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What's the chromosome number of infiltrating ductal carcinoma?

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What's the chromosome number of infiltrating ductal carcinoma?

Depends on grade: The level of chromosomal aberrations in infiltrating ductal carcinoma is correlated with the grade of the cancer cells. "grade" means the microscopic appearance and corresponds with how closely the cancer cells try to form normal breast structures. High grade or poorly differentiated infiltrating ductal carcinomas tend to have more chromosomal abnormalities than non-high grade carcinomas. ...Read more

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Symptoms of mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary?

Symptoms of mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary?

See below: These are slow-growing tumors of the ovary that can get quite large. They might present as slowly progressive abdominal discomfort, bloating, pants not fitting, etc. They might, in fact, have no symptoms and be found on exam at time of yearly exam! ...Read more

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Pancreatic parenchymal abnormalities consisting of echo geniality suggestive of fatty infiltration... Can the fatty infiltration cause pain?

Pancreatic parenchymal abnormalities consisting of echo geniality suggestive of fatty infiltration... Can the fatty infiltration cause pain?

Most unlikely: Fatty infiltration of the pancreas can occur in diabetes and patients who are overweight. It is overwhelmingly benign and doesn't cause pancreatic dysfunction or pain. ...Read more

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History invasive breast cancer, US of thyroid show multiple solid nodule, largest 1.5 CM w/microcalcifications & hypervascularity. Odds of malignancy?

History invasive breast cancer, US of thyroid show multiple solid nodule, largest 1.5 CM w/microcalcifications & hypervascularity. Odds of malignancy?

Possible: most likely your doctor will do aspiration biopsy ( FNS ) in the office wait for the results , in general prognosis is excellent in most of the thyroid cancers . 44 yr old can expect cure , speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Solitary, solid nodule with intranodular flow and follicular neoplasm cells. Afirma came back suspicious. What's likelyhood of malignancy?

Solitary, solid nodule with intranodular  flow and follicular neoplasm cells. Afirma came back suspicious. What's likelyhood of malignancy?

Ask your doctor: The doctor who ordered your biopsy has responsibility to explain to you the meaning of the results. If the biopsy shows neoplastic cells, that usually means Cancer cells. But you should get this clarification from your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney cysts or adrenal gland tumors?

What are the symptoms of kidney cysts or adrenal gland tumors?

Most times no sympto: Kidney cysts have no symptoms and are benign adrenal tumors most of the time are symptomless and non cancerous.Rarely there is adrenal cortex carcinoma and need treatment, it is quite rare.Can cause pain, treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more