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Liver Hemangioma In Adults
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
No.: Pancreatoblastomas are a rare specific type of malignant tumors of the pancreas. Most cases occur in children under the age of 10 years. There is a slight male predominance. Some patients can be cured by a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. The disease is best treated when confined to the pancreas. If the tumor has spread outside of the pancrease, (pancrelipase) outcomes are not as good. ...Read more
My son has pancreatic cancer which is also in the liver. The liver tumor is small. They found no other places with cancer. Why not remove liver tumor?
Depends: It really depends on type of cancer. Adenocarcinoma is not resectable once outside the pancreas because there are other areas that u can't see yet. If it is neuroendocrine tumor then surgery is an option. Also liver lesion needs to be biopsied or pet positive to reliably say that there is cancer there. Get another opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes Glioblastoma in brainstem, & high grade glioma in brainstem in young adults?Thought brainstem had no glial cells to cause this in adults?
It's just bad luck: There are a few genetic syndromes that increase risk for glioblastoma / "high grade glioma", but beyond this it's simply a misfortune. All cancers arise from random mutations -- these are totally dumb luck. Anybody who told you that the brainstem has no glial cells is somebody you either misunderstood or simply shouldn't listen to. It's got a lot more glia than neurons like the rest of the brain. ...Read more
Hi i done CT they found fatty infiltration of the liver andthere is a rounded lesion of hyperdensity in the posterior segment the lobe liver 3.6x 3.2?
CT hyperdensity: There is not enough detail to render an opinion on the lesion.The 'hyperdense' descriptor is very nonspecific. It could be anything from nothing to worry about('focal sparing', or an island of normal tissue surrounded by fatty infiltration), to something more serious.Is there more detail in the report? Talk to your doc. Fatty infiltration is benign fat deposition due to multiple possibles cause ...Read more
How common is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in the general population and how often does it develop into cirrhosis in the non drinker?
NAFLD: Fairly common. Unlikely to result in cirrhosis without additional injury. ...Read more
Why is pituitary adenoma infratentorial in adult tumors but craniopharyngioma is supratentorial in childhood?
Sella Turcica: The tentorium cerebelli separates the cerebellum from the cerebrum. Supratentorial means ABOVE the tentorium and Infratentorial means BELOW. The pituitary gland sits in a special area called the hypophyseal fossa or sella turcia which is technically neither. Craniopharyngioma and pituitary adenoma grow SUPRATENTORIALLY in almost all cases, but rarely invade the clivus into the posterior fossa. ...Read more
How and why is there an increase in urobilinogen levels in hepatocellular dysfunctions like alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis and malignancy of liver?
Obstruction: When the liver is prevented from doing it's job due to disease it shows itself through elevation of certain chemicals in the blood because it is being blocked by physical disruption of the anatomy and bile goes into the blood causing yellowing of the skin ( jaundice). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ultrasound results are mild fatty infiltration of the liver, a stable angiomyolipoma in the left kidney and a small polyp in the gallbladder.
Multi problem girl: OK improve you nutrition eat well balanced diet , don't drink you will damage further if you take care of yourself possible to revert neglect may lead to cirrhosis . GB polyp need observation if is less than 2 cm , considered pre-malignant may need removal . L kidney one benign need observation only regular MD Ck ups , OK not that bad right ! ...Read more
Formed long ago: The vast majority of brain cysts are congenital, meaning they formed when your brain was forming as an embryo and are innocent. The benign brain cysts dont change over time and ar nothing to worry about. Frequently found when you have a brain scan performed for an unrelated reason. ...Read more
The iron stain reveals 2+
hepatocellular iron deposition in a distinct periportal distribution-was part of the findings in my liver biopsy, meaning?
Iron overload: Genetic or acquired iron overload can happen late in women. Hemochromatosis secondary to C282Y MUTATION can be tested and is, most common among them and may cause issues in other organs but this may not be genetic but acquired from excessive transfusion or iron pills. Hence After this liver bx, get tested for ferritin, Plus hemochromatosis genes panel and see your GI doc. ...Read more
Which is better at evaluating complex renal cysts in children - CT scan or mri? Is the bosniak scale used in children?
Reasonable F/U...: Either one should be sufficient for evaluation after suspecting cystic lesion in kidneys of children, which can be categorized with bosniak system. After that, no further ct or MRI is needed but annual renal us in 1 yr for 1-2 times. If stable and asymptomatic with normal us, further study is usually unnecessary. Of course, beware of unwanted radiation to the children. ...Read more
What are the most common causes of hypoechoic masses in the liver? Liver enzymes have been slightly elevated for 2 months. I'm 28 years old. Relatively healthy. India ethnicity.
Hepatologist: Of concern is the question of liver metastases. Your question is best answered by a hepatologist or gastroenterologist who will review the ultrasound with the radiologist who interpreted the study. After conferring, they will determine a differential diagnosis and decide if further studies such as a liver biopsy are indicated. ...Read more
They are relates: Spider angiomas are one of the skin manifestations of underlying liver disease from cirrhosis to fatty infiltration...When isolated they do not necessarily mean that there is liver damage but coupled with other findings they could be seconadry to this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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