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Is There Much Difference Between Neoplastic And Dysplastic Cells
Yes yes: There is a difference between neoplastic and dysplastic. Dysplastic, abnormal growth or development of existing tissue. Neoplastic, relates to a new growth or tumor. ...Read more
Biopsy is only: Way to tell for sure. A qualified dermatologist can usually tell the difference between a benign or suspicious lesion in the majority of cases, so you should see one if your mole has changed appearance or increased in size. ...Read more
What's the difference between a regular mole and a dysplastic nevus? Both had the potential to become malignant.
D. Nevi vs. Melanoma: Any skin color can have nevi, but they are harder to follow on dark skin. Nevi, pigmented lesions, can change color, itch, bleed, or have irregular borders. They are on the spectrum from dysplastic nevus to malignant melanoma. Some people have many nevi and are at higher risk of getting a melanoma, especially with family history. Sun Protective clothing is key: sunscreen doesn't block melanoma. ...Read more
Thyroid gland: Fine needle aspiration of thyroid gland nodule can be interpreted as neoplastic follicular cells seen. It means FNA material is adequate and follicular cells are atypical which can be seen in follicular neoplasm, such as; follicular adenoma, or follicular carcinoma. After this diagnosis, it's recommended that surgery to be performed for a definite diagnosis. ...Read more
Biopsy report: severely dysplastic keratinizing squamous cells. Does it mean that there is a cancerous growth?
Almost: In your history, you acknowledge you already have been treated for one squamous cell carcinoma of your buccal mucosa. You're only 32 years old. You have a second lesion that is probably going to turn into frank cancer if it isn't already. If you are smoking or chewing tobacco, you must stop now. And this lesion must be treated. Period. Good luck. Stay proactive. ...Read more
Atypical glandular cells - favor neoplastic was my pap smear test result. Negative colposcopy- & endocervical curretings result. Please explain.
ABCDE's of moles: Atypical moles that resemble melanoma often has one or all of the following characteristics: a for asymmetry; b for irregular borders; c for lots of different colors (or shades of brown); d for rapidly growing diameter; e for evolving or changing mole. If you have any moles with these characteristics, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dysplastic nevi: "the moles look unusual, clinically, and they have some features in common with melanoma, so they may get biopsied. When they get biopsied, they may have some cytologic atypia, which is reported as mildly dysplastic, moderately dysplastic or severely dysplastic. This report may cause the dermatologist to re-excise the lesion to make sure that it is all gone so it will not become a melanoma. ...Read more
Dysplastic nevi: You can be born with abnormal (dysplastic nevi) and you can also develop one during a lifetime. Occasionally a normal nevi develops into a dysplastic nevi or even a frank melanoma. So watch for changes and if a question arises go to your dermatologist and get it evaluated ...Read more
No serious complicat: As such, no complication except it needs to be removed completely by obtaining a negative margin which would mean second surgery if it is transacted by the shave biopsy. Secondly if it was actually a melanoma, it is difficult to get the exact depth of penetration, which is necessary for future management decisions. ...Read more
In a reexcision of a moderately dysplastic nevi is it possible the margins could come back unclear still?
Possibly...: "neoplasia" means "new growth" and is commonly used to describe mass lesions or tumors. Some neoplasms (new growths) are benign and some are malignant. In general, a biopsy and microscopic study are necessary to decide if a neoplasm (tumor / new growth) is benign or malignant. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
Improperly developed: Multicystic dysplastic kidney is a malformed one of congenital origin, usually nonfunctioning. ...Read more
Do all neoplastic masses, both benign and not, have vascularity of some kind? What ones have moderate vascularity?
Need more details: Vascularity has to be related to the type of test/imaging method used. In general benign tumors are not supposed to be very vascular, malignant ones commonly are hypervascular. Yet these findings are not totally reliable, so a biopsy is the only way to tell the nature of what we are dealing with. ...Read more
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