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What causes a non-cancerous blastoma?

What causes a non-cancerous blastoma?

No Idea: Who told you about it? That same person can answer your question. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a teratoma and a blastoma?

What is the difference between a teratoma and a blastoma?

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

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Can an adult have medula blastoma?

Can an adult have medula blastoma?

Yes adults can: Meduloblastoma is a malignant tumor that originate in Cerebellum or Posterior fossa it is ten times more common in children than in adults ...Read more

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If a glio blastoma multeform is detected early, is it possible to resect with a a total successful conclusion.

If a glio blastoma multeform is detected early, is it possible to resect with a a total successful conclusion.

Yes it is possible: In general dbm is a very bad cancer. Yet a total tumor resection along with chemotherapy and radiotherapy can cure a very small percentage of patients(5-10%). ...Read more

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What are some blastoma cancers?

What are some blastoma cancers?

Blastomas: Blastoma are most common in children, and are caused by malignancies in precursor cells, called blasts. Some examples include nephroblastoma, medulloblastoma and retinoblastoma. ...Read more

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What are all the blastoma cancers you know of?

What are all the blastoma cancers you know of?

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

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Could you tell me a cure for retino blastoma. Cause cure and if hereditary, how to cure it. Please help?

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

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What happens when henle is shortened, to the extent that they could not reach the medullary region of the kidney?

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

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What is Cervical Medullary Syndrome?

What is Cervical Medullary Syndrome?

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

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How do you treat medullary sponge kidney?

How do you treat medullary sponge kidney?

Kidney: You must have your doctor refer you to a Nephrologist and do so soon! ...Read more

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Can you tell me the main symptoms of medullary sponge kidney?

Can you tell me the main symptoms of medullary sponge kidney?

None: Most folks with medullary sponge kidney have no symptoms. However, they are susceptible to kidney stones which can cause lots of problems esp. Pain. ...Read more

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What causes increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

What causes increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

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

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What causes increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

Tubular Ectasia: Renal tubular ectasia aka medullary sponge kidney is a condition that has dilatation of the tubules in the medullary pyramids with an increased tendency for stones and infection. The pyramids appear very echogenic on ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: medullary carcinoma?

What is the definition or description of: medullary carcinoma?

Soft tumor: “medulla” refers to soft structure of marrow (tumors are often soft) can be found in multiple organs and tissues like, thyroid gland, breast, kidneys, colon, pancreas. ...Read more

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What does the phrase-slight increased density cortical medullary junctions bilateral kidneys; right slightly greater than left mean? Cause for worry?

What does the phrase-slight increased density cortical medullary junctions bilateral kidneys; right slightly greater than left mean? Cause for worry?

Depends: Was this on ultrasound? Ct? Could be very non-specific especially if your labs (creatinine and gfr) are normal. I wouldn't worry unless your doctor mentions any abnormalities in your blood work (you should ask him/her about this). ...Read more

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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?

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

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My friend has invasive carcinoma medullary carcinoma. Whats that mean?

My friend has invasive carcinoma medullary carcinoma. Whats that mean?

Need more info: Medullary carcinoma is not organ specific and is a discription of how cancer looks like under microscope. Medullary cancer can be described in breast cancer, thyroid cancer for example. Thus the prognosis and treatment really depends on the origin of the cancer. ...Read more

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What are follow up tests &/or treatments after medullary sponge kidney diagnosis?

What are follow up tests &/or treatments after medullary sponge kidney diagnosis?

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

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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?

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