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Separate tumors: A teratoma is a tumor with tissue from an organ resembling normal derivatives of more than one germ layer. They may contain hair, teeth, bone and, very rarely, more complex structures They are usuallly benign . The Blastoma is a tumor thought to arise in embryonic tissue and becomes associated with part of the name of the organ from which it was derived such as neuroblastoma, glioblastoma. ...Read more
If a glio blastoma multeform is detected early, is it possible to resect with a a total successful conclusion.
Many types: 'Blastoma' cancers are uncommon forms of malignancies that generally happen in infants/children/young adults. These tumors are sometimes named based upon the organs in which they arise, such as 'retinoblastoma' of the eye, 'hepatoblastoma' of the liver, 'pancreatoblastoma' of the pancreas, pleuropulmonary blastoma' of the lung. Some of these tumors are amenable to surgical and other treatments. ...Read more
Could you tell me a cure for retino blastoma. Cause cure and if hereditary, how to cure it. Please help?
NCI web link!!!: Retinoblastoma is a cancer that forms in the tissues of the retina (the light-sensitive layers of nerve tissue at the back of the eye). Retinoblastoma usually occurs in children younger than 5 years. It may be hereditary or nonhereditary (sporadic). Treatment depends upon tumor limited to eye or has spread beyond eye. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/retinoblastoma/patient. ...Read more
My son in law has speech defect due to glio blastoma multiformer and surgery and brain surgery has left him with a speech impairment... Can he be he?
What happens when henle is shortened, to the extent that they could not reach the medullary region of the kidney?
Question unclear: Loop of henle is part of an individual nephron (1 immion/kidney) & situated between glomerulus (mini filter) in kidney cortex & collecting duct in kidney medulla. Nephron cells would form into a cyst if obstructed or perhaps as u say "could not reach medullary region". ...Read more
Two main characteristics: I would refer you to csfinfo.org for a thorough description of signs and symptoms. Basically, it comes in two forms: Chiari (or Arnold-Chiari) Malformation and Syringomyelia. Symptoms are different for each, but both include neurologic symptoms. Arnold-Chiari S congenital, whereas syringomyelia can be part of Arnold-Chiari Malformation, or can be caused by tumors, trauma, or infection. ...Read more
Several things: Calcifications in the renal pyramids can cause increased echogenicity. This can be caused by abnormal calcium metabolism related to renal osteodystrophy or may be related to other diseases such as sickle cell disease or other conditions. If this is a new finding and there is no known cause, your physician may need to do a workup to find the etiology. ...Read more
What does the phrase-slight increased density cortical medullary junctions bilateral kidneys; right slightly greater than left mean? Cause for worry?
Husband sustained a lateral medullary stroke Thurs (am). Not Dx & Tx until Sat (pm) He is recovering but could prognosis have been better if Dx early?
Hard to know: While earlier diagnosis will lead to different options than a completed stroke will,afford, their is no way to know for certain if THIS outcome would have varied significantly. Statistics are based on larger groups, and he is a case of 1. One thing for certain, he is at a much greater risk for 2nd stroke, and requires significant preventative care to avoid further neurological injury. ...Read more
Good fluid intake: Medullary sponge kidneys are generally benign, although there is an increased risk of kidney stones. You should maintain a good water intake of at least 2 quarts per day. Also worthwhile trying to keep your urine slightly acidic with a ph<7.0. This can be achieved by judicious intake of potassium citrate, best monitored initially by a physician. Also periodic kidney ultrasounds to r/o stones. ...Read more
My child f/10months have medullary nephro calcinosis from in born and urines every hour. less weight gain.pl suggest foods to reduce urine&weight gain?
Need more info: Your child must be under the care of a pediatric nephrologist. You are dealing with a serious medical problem and must be seen now and frequently. ...Read more