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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


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Which type of problems can occur from a benign bone tumor in the knee?

Which type of problems can occur from a benign bone tumor in the knee?

Usually none: Benign tumors around the knee are usually identified on xrays obtained for other reasons, such as after an injury. "benign" by definition means that these tumors are not life or limb threatening and therefore no treatment is indicated. It is unusual for these types of tumors to cause any symptoms but if they are large enough, pain may be noticed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a benign bone tumor in my knee, what kind of damage can that cause?

What to do if I have a benign bone tumor in my knee, what kind of damage can that cause?

Very little: The benign bone tumors around the knee are the osteomas, chondromas and giant cell tumors. Unless they grow very large, there will be little symptoms other than recognizing their presence. If very large there may be pain as periosteum expands or with giant cell tumor the lesion can grow large and become unstable requiring cryosurgery. ...Read more

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I've had a benign bone tumor removed close to a year ago. The scar isn't gone and I still have swelling. Is it normal?

I've had a benign bone tumor removed close to a year ago. The scar isn't gone and I still have swelling. Is it normal?

Need to examine: A scar will remain at the site of surgery. It is not feasible to know what you consider swelling. Do you have pain at the site? If yes, consult your doctor. If there is no pain, you may just watch and wait. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens after you have a begnin bone tumor removed from your head at the hospital?

Could you tell me what happens after you have a begnin bone tumor removed from your head at the hospital?

Observation: Generally, the boney tumor is excised and the defect in the skull is covered either with small metal plates or a special type of bone cement. It may be left "unfilled" if it is small. There may be some small amount of growth in of the surrounding normal bone that will fill the defect to a certain extent. One would then observe the region of concern with serial cts to watch for recurrence. ...Read more

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Had benign neuroma removed, pituitary microadenoma, now diagnosis with giant cell bone tumor--can there be a link here?

Had benign neuroma removed, pituitary microadenoma, now diagnosis with giant cell bone tumor--can there be a link here?

Pituitary adenoma: There is no known link between pituitary adenomas and giant cell bone tumors. Both are generally benign tumors. Close follow up with a neurosurgeon who specializes in pituitary surgery and an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in bone tumors is essential for both tumor types. Sorry for your difficulties. All the best to you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bone tumor?

What is the definition or description of: bone tumor?

Bone tumor: Abnormal growth of cells within a bone. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002210/. ...Read more

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What's the definition of neoplasm..What is its relation with bone tumor?

What's the definition of neoplasm..What is its relation with bone tumor?

Neoplasm means: A new growth. It could be benign or cancerous. A bone tumor is a type of neoplasm. To put it another way, a neoplasm is like a car, a generic term for a particular type of transportation. It is not specific and doesn't tell you much about what the car looks like or how it performs. A bone tumor is more specific and tells us more information. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Bone Tumor (Definition)

Abnormal growth of cells ...Read more