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What is a mucinous cystadenoma mean?

What is a mucinous cystadenoma mean?

Good news: These tumors are most common in the ovary, where they can be huge (i've handled a few the size of basketballs or larger) but very benign. The first successful open-abdomen surgery with cure and survival was performed on the american frontier for removal of one of these by a brave surgeon. ...Read more

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Cystadenoma (Definition)

By definition, this is a benign tumor of glandular origin that has one or more cavities lined with the tumor cells and containing some type of fluid. They can occur nearly anywhere and are very ...Read more


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Whats mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary?

Whats mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary?

Cyst: A mucinous cystadenoma is a cyst of the ovary which is lined by cells which produce mucin, a gelatinous-type material. It is benign 80% of the time but can be borderline cancerous or malignant. Such cysts often become very large and can cause complications like torsion (twisting) of the ovary or rupture. Surgical removal is generally required. ...Read more

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Symptoms of mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary?

Symptoms of mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary?

See below: These are slow-growing tumors of the ovary that can get quite large. They might present as slowly progressive abdominal discomfort, bloating, pants not fitting, etc. They might, in fact, have no symptoms and be found on exam at time of yearly exam! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use HRT after removal of mucinous cystadenoma and total hysterectomy ?

Is it safe to use HRT after removal of mucinous cystadenoma and total hysterectomy
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Yes: Assuming you have no other medical issues preventing you from taking hormones. A mucinous cystadoma is a benign ovarian tumor and would not disqualify you from hormone therapy. ...Read more

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My mother is 70 year old in CT scan mucinous cystadenoma of Rt overy found in size 24/18/12 please confirm is it cancer if not shall we go for surgery is?

My mother is 70 year old in CT scan mucinous cystadenoma of Rt overy found in size 24/18/12 please confirm is it cancer if not shall we go for surgery is?

Benign tumor: Mutinous cystadenoma is a benign ovarian tumor. They can become large and cause symptoms due to their size. The appearance on CT can be suggestive of the diagnosis, but is not specific. For these reasons suspected cystadenomas are often surgically removed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cystadenoma?

What is the definition or description of: cystadenoma?

Benign tumor: By definition, this is a benign tumor of glandular origin that has one or more cavities lined with the tumor cells and containing some type of fluid. They can occur nearly anywhere and are very familiar in the ovaries. ...Read more

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Does serous cystadenomas grow inside the ovary?

Yes : This type of tumor can make the ovary very large due to the amount of fluid in the cyst inside the ovary. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma do they all look exactly the same inside and outside?

Serous cystadenoma do they all look exactly the same inside and outside?

No, because...: In life, no two of anything all look exactly alike. It's just the way nature is. But, they can sure look very similar to one another, like a left hand and a right hand. ...Read more

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Does doctore need to remove serous cystadenoma for complete pathologic diagnosis?

Does doctore need to remove serous cystadenoma for complete pathologic diagnosis?

How was it diagnosed: To be sure that an ovarian mass is serous cystadenoma, it must have been examined by a pathologist. For that to happen, it must have been removed. Therefore your question is moot. ...Read more