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Can blood flow differences be seen on ultrasound between benign and malignant ovarian tumors?

Can blood flow differences be seen on ultrasound between benign and malignant ovarian tumors?

Not reliably: There may be differences, but doppler ultrasound is not a reliable way to confirm benign vs. Malignant ovarian tumors. Doppler sometimes helps discriminate between active patholgy and persistent functional cysts. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Difference between dermoid cyst and malignant tumor on ultrasound?

Difference between dermoid cyst and malignant tumor on ultrasound?

No dx on US: • A dermoid cyst is a teratoma presenting as a cystic structire containing an array of developmentally mature tissues.. It is usually benign, growing slowly. In rare instances squamous Ca found in the adult patient. While frequent in ovary other sites can be involved. Removal when inflammed, painful or growing. US can suggest complex cyst but Ca dx by path exam and PET scan. ...Read more

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If both benign and malignant tumours are formed by abnormal cell division, what makes malignant tumours cancerous and benign tumours non-cancerous?

If both benign and malignant tumours are formed by abnormal cell division, what makes malignant tumours cancerous and benign tumours non-cancerous?

Power to invade: Tumors are in fact caused by the accumulation of a series of genetic mutations. If something is going to be cancer, the mutations destabilize the genome and eventually mutations give the ability of the cells to invade and spread as they do early after conception. The idea that tumors are "cells dividing too rapidly" is fundamentally wrong and confusing -- it's the loss of controls. ...Read more

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Is benign adnexal skin tumor compatible with eccrine poroma cancerous?

Is benign adnexal skin tumor compatible with eccrine poroma cancerous?

Benign& malignant: Skin adenexal tumors (sat ) tumors of sweat glands, ( eccrine& apocrine glands ) hair follicles , are both benign and malignant . Malignant which is lethal if excision is not done early. Eccrine porocarcinoma is malignant variety and it is not a benign tumor. ...Read more

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Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

To some extent: Almost all tumors have a genetic component in that heredity plays a role in the susceptibility to cancers. In the case of ovarian cancer there are a few well characterized genetic markers that portend higher incidence, e.g., brca 1 and brca 2. ...Read more

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Is ectopic hamartomatous thymoma a benign or malignant tumor?

Is ectopic hamartomatous thymoma a benign or malignant tumor?

Depends: A thymoma is a malignant tumor of the thymus, and the seriousness depends on details in the pathology report. An ectopic thymus and a hamartoma are both benign, but if the report says "thymoma" then it is probably malignant although not necessarily very serious if completely removed. Discuss with your surgeon! ...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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Cn thyroid scan diffrentiate between benign n malignant follicular neoplsm?

Cn thyroid scan diffrentiate between benign n malignant follicular neoplsm?

NO : Hi. Nope, you need tissue (cells). Either an FNA for cytology (which may be non-diagnostic) or a surgical biopsy. Scan adds nothing to the diagnostic evaluation ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between benign and malignant ovarian masses?

How can you distinguish between benign and malignant ovarian masses?

A challenge: There are many factors that may help in making this distinction. Age plays a big factor as masses in women over 50 are more worrisome. The type of mass is critical as solid or complex masses are more worrisome than simple fluid filled cysts. Size sometimes plays a role although this is less specific. In many cases you can't say 100% until they are out. ...Read more

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Mri biopsy of 6cm non mass : variable fibroadipose tissue and a tiny cyst lined by epocrine metaplasia. Is this benign breast disease or missed cancer?

Mri biopsy of 6cm non mass : variable fibroadipose tissue and a tiny cyst lined by epocrine metaplasia. Is this benign breast disease or missed cancer?

Report: is consistent with current changes in your breast tissue. This is not cancer; however, requires very careful repeat examination and imaging with tight follow up. ...Read more

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Benign serous cystadenoma on ovary can turn into borderline cancer or frank malignancy?

Benign serous cystadenoma on ovary can turn into borderline cancer or frank  malignancy?

Yes possible: It is possible longstanding cystadenoma some times can transform to malignant cystadenoma , pathologically it is cancer or not a cancer , pathologist will never describe as borderline cancer. ...Read more

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I know malignant tumors shows metastasis but benign tumor not. But there is an example of benign tumo?

I know malignant tumors shows metastasis but benign tumor not. But there is an example of benign tumo?

Some do spread: By definition a benign tumor does not have the potential to spread. Distant spread has occurred when a lesion that is manipulated or curetted has shown signs of spread. This is really not metastasis. A report of benign metastasizing fibroma of the thumb was reported by keasby many years ago. Some benign sweat gland tumors of axilla have been shown to be present in axillary nodes, . ...Read more

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How does a benign tumor growth differ from a malignant tumor?

How does a benign tumor growth differ from a malignant tumor?

One spreads: Contrary to malignant tumor , benign tumor , growth ( division ) is less rapid, confined , contained , do not spread , both have their own distinct individual, histological appearances, the expert, the pathologist can distinguish , one from other. ...Read more

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Complex cystic mass left ovary showing interval increase. Likely presumed endometrioma. Cannot completely exclude cystic neoplasm. What's this mean?

Complex cystic mass left ovary showing interval increase. Likely presumed endometrioma. Cannot completely exclude cystic neoplasm. What's this mean?

Endometriosis: This sound like a cyst of endometriosis in the ovary. At your age, the risk of cancer is very small, but you need to discuss a treatment plan with your GYN. This will likely require surgery for removal. ...Read more

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Can mural nodules in ovarian cyst be benign?

Can be benign: Ovarian cystic mural noduls could be benign - fibroadenomas, could have borderline potential and can be malignant. Carefull pathologic/ microscopic evaluation needed.Eva. ...Read more

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What is difference bettwen symptoms of benign and malignant ovarian tumor?

What is difference bettwen symptoms of benign and malignant ovarian tumor?

Not much: There usually aren't many symptoms to tumors on the ovary whether benign or malignant. Malignancy is associated with weight loss, night sweats and fatigue. ...Read more

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Mesothelioma biopsy says 'portions of fibrous tissue infiltrated by malignant cells forming nests. tumor cells +'ve for CK7 and calretinin. prognosis?

Mesothelioma biopsy says 'portions of fibrous tissue infiltrated by malignant cells forming nests. tumor cells +'ve for CK7 and calretinin. prognosis?

Marker not prognosis: CK7 and calretinin are used to verify that the tumor is mesothelial in origin (versus adenocarcinoma of the lung). It does not provide information about prognosis. Factors associated with pleural mesothelioma prognosis include: functional status, blood counts, histology (epithelial best vs fibrosarcomatous poorest), and tumor size (degree of involvement of pleural cavity). Several new trials. ...Read more

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My mom has needle aspiration biopsy and the results were: follicular neoplasm adenoma vs carcinoma; adenomatous colloid goiter with hyperplastic chang?

My mom has needle aspiration biopsy and the results were: follicular neoplasm adenoma vs carcinoma; adenomatous colloid goiter with hyperplastic chang?

It could be cancer/T: Thyroid cancer can show up like this. On the other hand benign Thyroid nodules are common but FNA may not be adequate to make a correct diagnosis. You should seek an expert opinion from a Thyroid Cancer doctor. Such specialists are found in bigger Medical centers or in a Cancer hospital where you could first go to an Endocrinologist or head and Neck surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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What is worse a malignant tumor or benign tumor?

Usually malignant: Malignant tumors tend to spread all over the body. Benign tumors tend to spread locally. If a benign tumor is in a bad place, then local spread can be very serious. You can't always ignore a tumor just because it is benign. ...Read more

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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


Malignant (Definition)

The term “malignant” is mainly used in the context of cancer, but can also be used to describe a condition that can be acutely damaging to the body, ...Read more