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Depends: A thymoma is a malignant tumor of the thymus, and the seriousness depends on details in the pathology report. An ectopic thymus and a hamartoma are both benign, but if the report says "thymoma" then it is probably malignant although not necessarily very serious if completely removed. Discuss with your surgeon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myxofibrosarcoma presenting in the skin: clinicopathological features and differential diagnosis with cutaneous myxoid neoplasms.?
Fairly common: The differential diagnosis will be made by the pathology team. My teacher hector battifora was among the world's most distinguished sarcoma pathologists but said he would never sign one out without another pathologist. The low nuclear grade ones rarely metastasize / kill, but all are prone to annoying local recurrences. Good luck, glad it's this relatively tame (still dangerous) cancer. ...Read more
No; rare cancer: Cystosarcoma phyllodes is a cancerous variant of a tumor that is uncommon but usually benign (phyllodes tumors). They can be confused with fibroadenomas, BENIGN common tumors. Can grow to be quite large, usually painless; are best completely removed after diagnosis made. Unlike other breast cancer, don't spread to lymph nodes, but spread in blood. Chemo/radiation offered. They tend to recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abundant benign appearing follicular epithelial cells, hemosidering-laden macrophages &colloid present. & scattered micro follicles noted. Favor adenomatoid nodule. What is adenomatoid nodule?
Very: It will invariably kill if it is untreated. If it has spread to the lungs, we presently have no cure. If it has not, with today's therapy (surgery; the value of radiation and/or chemotherapy, depending on the stage of tumor and type of treatment) more than 50% of patients survive 5-years, the majority of these disease-free. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
40 yrs ago: Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) was first described by pathologists in the early 1960s. By 1970 it was considered a specific form of soft-tissue sarcoma. Mulltiple subtypes have been characterized including storiform-pleomorphic, myxoid, giant cell, and inflammatory variants . It is now regarded as the single most common adult soft tissue sarcoma. ...Read more
Yes.: The two are synonyms. By definition, it is a sarcoma that produces malignant osteoid (immature bone) that is seen under the microsope. Osteogenic means "producing bone." other bone sarcomas, like ewing's, do not produce osteoid. Most arise in bone, but there are rare soft tissue osteosarcomas (or osteogenic sarcomas, depending on which term you prefer). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DYSPLASTIC NEVUS: THIS IS A NEVUS (MOLE) WITH AN ABNORMAL DEVELOPMENT OR GROWTH OF CELLS. THIS SHOULD BE SEEN BY A DERMATOLOGIST WHO WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO EITHER WATCH IT PERIODICALLY OR TO CUT IT OUT -- BIOPSY IT -- UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA AND THEN SEND THE SAMPLE TO A SPECIALIZED PATHOLOGIST FOR AN EXAMINATION. ...Read more
Nothing by itself: If this is included in a description of a tumor, then the full diagnosis of the tumor needs to be included. If this is a description of a non-neoplastic mucosa, it requires a non-tumor diagnosis. This is only a part of a pathology report, meaningless without the larger picture. You have a right to a full explanation from your caregiver, who has a "path" course in med school. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosis? Grade 2 chondromalacia, mucoid degeneration to acl, subchondral cyst tibial spines,soft tissue swelling in prepatellar- soft tissue lateral
Diagnosis MRI?: Looks like a summary of an MRI Report. Grade 2 chondromalacia means you have some like age and activity related softening or wearing away of the articular cartilage in your knee. Age related changes to your ACL, but not a tear. Soft tissue swelling usually implies some swelling or bruising in the fat beneath your skin, but outside your joint ...Read more
Neither: Acrochordons are a fancy name for skin tags, which are benign (not cancerous) growths that tend to occur as we age. They can often be found on the neck, armpits, and groin-- pretty much anywhere where the skin tends to rub. No one knows what causes them, but they are definitely not dangerous. Many things can look like skin tags though, so best to see your dermatologist to check them out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer