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Have A Benign Bone Tumor Wonder Will It Be Easy To Take Out
Depends: Depends on the location. It should be easy. ...Read more
"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
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
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?
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
My son has a hard quarter sized lump on the middle of his shin bone that is a little painful on palpitation. He is 14 and had a benign bone tumor diagnosed a year ago near his knee (can they do that without a biopsy?) thank you so very much in advance fo
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
I have a painful benign bone tumor in my iliac crest and MGUS. Hem/Onc wont address tumor. Need further diagnostics. What type of specialist do I need?
Orthopedist: You may wish to consult an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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
Will a bone scan light up an area where an bone tumor was removed years before or does it mean the tumor has possibly returned?
It depends.: Depends on the pattern and morphology of where the bone scan is hot. If it lights up in a focal fashion, it would be at least possible that a tumor could have returned, or a second new tumor could have formed. Alternatively, if the bone scan lights up along the margin of surgical resection, it could simply represent normal bone healing that is expected after an orthopedic procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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