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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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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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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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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 preferred treatment for serous cystadenoma 7.4cms in a 51 yr old?

What is the preferred treatment for serous cystadenoma 7.4cms in a 51 yr old?

Where is it?: Assuming this is an ovarian cystadenoma, and it was found because you were having pain, then it should come out. Also, you are of an age where it could be cancer (I'm guessing the diagnosis was made on ultrasound, so it is not a pathologic diagnosis). If it is pancreatic, and the diagnosis comes from a CT or MRI, then your physician may elect to follow it for a while and recheck. All depends. ...Read more

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Ovarian serous cystadenoma is cancer?

Ovarian serous cystadenoma is cancer?

No.: This is a common benign ovarian tumor diagnosed by microscopic examination. ...Read more

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What causes an ovarian serous cystadenoma to rupture do I need surgery if rupture?

What causes an ovarian serous cystadenoma to rupture do I need surgery if rupture?

Pressure: The increased pressure and weak wall of the ovary can cause it to rupture - you do not need surgery if it does. You might consider getting it removed before it does though. ...Read more

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