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What is the recovery time for sugery of the glomus tumor in the middle ear?

What is the recovery time for sugery of the glomus tumor in the middle ear?

The answer: Is only VALID is given by the NEUROSURGEON who performed the excision of this benign tumor. It's size and absolute location would be only available to him/her! Other estimates are not helpful!


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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Tumor Surgery (Definition)

This is a general term. Tumor just means lump or mass, but is often used to describe cancer. A surgery to remove a tumor can be quite simple like removing a lipoma which is superficial all the way to a very complex surgery like the whipple which is used to remove tumors in the pancreas. Usually the mass and a margin of ...Read more


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What is it like to have a glomus tumor in the middle ear?

What is it like to have a glomus tumor in the middle ear?

Develop tinnitis: A glomus tumor is a rare benign neoplasm arising from the glomus body found mostly under the nail, fingertip or foot. Histologically, they are made up of an afferent arteriole, and collecting venules. Glomus tumors control the thermoregulatory function of the dermal glomus They produce Pulsatile tinnitus since they occur as the most common lesion of the middle ear. ...Read more

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Is a glomus tumor terminal?

Is a glomus tumor terminal?

No: Glomus tumors arise from glomus bodies, neurovascular regulatory structures found in fingertips and sometimes toes. They often times develop under the nailed. The tumors are benign with extremely rare malignant degeneration. Primary symptom is extreme pain with cold exposure. You should see a hand surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Blue spot under nail bed, getting larger, causes sharp radiating pain. Google says glomus tumor?

Blue spot under nail bed, getting larger, causes sharp radiating pain. Google says glomus tumor?

Possibly: Glomus tumors under the nail bed are blue appearing lesions caused by blood vessels that when placed under cold water enhance their pain. They can be confused with a traumatic episode to the nail bed where a small hematoma forms. Where the glomus does not usually enlarge, a hematoma does and when of concern can be partially drained by opening a paper clip, heating one end and penetrating the nail ...Read more

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I have had a pain in my chest off and on for a few years and i also have carpel tunnel and a glomus tumor. I've had ecg. It was fine. What could it be.?

I have had a pain in my chest off and on for a few years and i also have carpel tunnel and a glomus tumor. I've had ecg. It was fine. What could it be.?

A lot possibilities : Where is your glomus tumor? In the chest? If not, most likely all three issues are separate and distinct. If your family doc/internist has ruled out heart or lung issues then it could be a rib issue like torsion of a rib or costrochondritis. ...Read more

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What's the recovery after bone tumor surgery?

What's the recovery after bone tumor surgery?

Recovery: Depends on many factors: what bone is affected, type of surgery, age and health status of the patient, etc. This is best discussed with the doctor performing the procedure. ...Read more

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What's the recovery process like after bone tumor surgery?

What's the recovery process like after bone tumor surgery?

It depends what kind: Tumor is if begin the recovery period is minimum, if malignant it take long time. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tumor surgery?

What is the definition or description of: tumor surgery?

Tumor surgery: This is a general term. Tumor just means lump or mass, but is often used to describe cancer. A surgery to remove a tumor can be quite simple like removing a lipoma which is superficial all the way to a very complex surgery like the whipple which is used to remove tumors in the pancreas. Usually the mass and a margin of normal tissue is removed. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of germ cell tumor surgery?

Are there side effects of germ cell tumor surgery?

It depends: Side effects of orchiectomy (testicle removal) alone are fairly limited.

Major abdominal surgery however is sometimes necessary and can result in ejaculatory dysfunction, bowel obstruction, hernia or leakage of lymphatic fluid. This type of operation is best done at a major referral center where complication rates are lowest.

Lung and brain surgery are sometimes necessary though less commonly. ...Read more

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Why might a person die suddenly 3 weeks after having a successful brain tumor surgery?

Why might a person die suddenly 3 weeks after having a successful brain tumor surgery?

Many possibilities: Many possibilities exist. Pulmonary embolus, a blood clot to the lung, is something that brain tumor patients have higher chance of having. However, heart attack, bleeding in the brain and a myriad of other reasons exist. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a benign brain tumor surgery?

How dangerous is a benign brain tumor surgery?

Depends: Location and size of the tumor is usually very important even in expert hands. Make sure to pick a good surgeon. In good hands, risks can be minimized. There is always, risks, with any procedure, including brain surgery. ...Read more

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After brain tumor surgery, is that going to cause a permanent amnesia?

After brain tumor surgery, is that going to cause a permanent amnesia?

Location: It depends on the location of the tumor. If the tumor is close to memory centers then amnesia might happen, otherwise, if tumor is located in the motor center or sensory center of the brain then brain surgery might affect motion, sensation, speech etc based on the area affected. Always consult with neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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How long will I have to wait after having brain tumor surgery to ride roller coasters?

How long will I have to wait after having brain tumor surgery to ride roller coasters?

Ask your doctor: Your surgeon who operated on your tumor must be the best person to guide you. So ask him. But in general most operations on the brain take 3-4 weeks to heal unless you have paralysis which can take much longer. I would ask you to go-slow and temper your enthusiasm for ride roller coasters too soon. ...Read more

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Is there a long recovery process from pituitary tumor surgery?

Is there a long recovery process from pituitary tumor surgery?

Not usually....: For an average pituitary surgery, recovery is relatively short (i.e. Out of hospital in a few days, back to work within a couple of weeks). Recovery depends on many factors, however. Fortunately, surgery usually goes smoothly, but leakage of spinal fluid, excess bleeding, etc. Can cause some bumps along the way, and some patients have prolonged sinus issues or pituitary-related hormone problems. ...Read more

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Is pituitary tumor surgery risky?

Is pituitary tumor surgery risky?

Yes: Yes. This gland sits in a bony bowl behind and between the eye balls. Find a specialized center and a neurosurgeon that treats these commonly. ...Read more

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Are there new brain tumor surgery options, like robotic surgery or radiation surgery, etc.?

Are there new brain tumor surgery options, like robotic surgery or radiation surgery, etc.?

Gamma knife: One of the not so new options is the use of gamma knife. Multiple sources of radiation are focused on the lesion, thus minimizing the damage to surrounding normal tissues. ...Read more

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Does any surgeon have experience with parotid gland tumor surgery?

Does any surgeon have experience with parotid gland tumor surgery?

ENTs and Head & Neck: Doctors familiar with/trained in head & neck surgery should talk with you about parotid issues. Most are ents but some are general surgeons and that's fine, too, if they have the experience needed. In these cases, a face-to-face consultation works the best so the doctor can examine you, discuss your options and make a plan with you.
They should always talk about the risk to the facial nerve. ...Read more

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I had pituitary tumor surgery on march 1, 2013, I have had this burning sensation that comes from my head goes down to my face burns my eyes.

I had pituitary tumor surgery on march 1, 2013, I have had this burning sensation that comes from my head goes down to my face burns my eyes.

Cranial never?: It may involve your second cranial never? Call your surgeon... If you notice salty drainage from your nose, call you neurosurgeon right a way... ...Read more

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I've had brain tumor surgery and 28 treatments of radiation since March. I've always ran low BP. In the pass week it's been running high 155/94.is thi?

I've had brain tumor surgery and 28 treatments of radiation since March. I've always ran low BP. In the pass week it's been running high 155/94.is thi?

Depends: It depends on what medications or your stress levels or both. If you are taking medications like steroids(think decadron) it's possible that a medication is causing this. Chemotherapeutics to treat cancers can also cause this. In rare cases a brain bleed can lead to increased blood pressure, and slow heart rates(Cushing's reflex). Nonetheless, let your doctors know about this. ...Read more

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My father foot get swollen due to brain tumor surgery last 8 month back. What doctor you suggest?

My father foot get swollen due to brain tumor surgery last 8 month back. What doctor you suggest?

Swelling : Fort swelling after a brain surgery coul occur due to various mechanisms: inactivity due to weakness in ultra affected leg, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, venous insufficiency or venous thrombosis. Check with primary physician to see if there is a need for further specialist care or diagnostic procedures. Wish him a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Had brain tumor surgery followed with 28 treatments radiation. I had TN they did a partial nerve cut to the lower cheek. I've got sharp pains in eye?

Had brain tumor surgery followed with 28 treatments radiation. I had TN they did a partial nerve cut to the lower cheek. I've got sharp pains in eye?

TN?: If TN is trigeminal neuralgia sometimes this can reoccur and may need more treatment. Carbamazepine has shown promise in some. Please get rechecked immediately at the Emergency Room if you have severe headache, eye pain or visual loss ...Read more

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Clear drainage from nose. Allergies & use nasal spray. Recent hysterectomy. Brain tumor surgery 2+yrs ago.should I panic?

Clear drainage from nose. Allergies & use nasal spray. Recent hysterectomy. Brain tumor surgery 2+yrs ago.should I panic?

Neurosurgeon: You should be checked out by your neurosurgeon just to make sure it is not a CSF leak from your surgery. Any signs of meningitis should make you go to the ER. ...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