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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Tumor Surgery Recovery Time

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Tumor Surgery (Definition)

This is a general term. Tumor just means lump or mass, but is often used to describe cancer. A surgery to remove a tumor can be quite simple like removing a lipoma which is superficial all the way to a very complex surgery like the whipple which is used to remove tumors in the pancreas. Usually the mass and a margin of ...Read more


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Whats the recovery after bone tumor surgery?

Whats the recovery after bone tumor surgery?

Recovery: Depends on many factors: what bone is affected, type of surgery, age and health status of the patient, etc. This is best discussed with the doctor performing the procedure. ...Read more

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What's the recovery process like after bone tumor surgery?

What's the recovery process like after bone tumor surgery?

It depends what kind: Tumor is if begin the recovery period is minimum, if malignant it take long time. ...Read more

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What to do about ovarian tumor removal surgery?

What to do about ovarian tumor removal surgery?

What's the question?: If you have a tumor and don't have it removed it can cause localized damage if benign, and threaten your life if malignant. If all your doctors say surgery is the route to go, then surgery is the route to go. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause doctors to postpone surgery to remove ovarian tumor?

Is there anything that can cause doctors to postpone surgery to remove ovarian tumor?

A few things...: Patient fever, equipment conflicts, surgery center availability, doctor conflicts, non-critical nature of the surgery, etc. ...Read more

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How long does ovarian tumor removal surgery take?

How long does ovarian tumor removal surgery take?

Short to long time: If an ovarian malignancy arises and is contained in a cystic structure, a laparoscopic resection in about 1/2 hr. can suffice. If an epithelial tumor has metastasized to omentm and seeded serosa of bowel, debulking to 1-2 cm and omentectomy plus hysterectomy is needed which can take several hrs. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about ovarian tumor removal surgery?

What can you tell me about ovarian tumor removal surgery?

Total removal: If surgery is for a malignant lesion, total hysterectomy bilateral salpingoophorectomy is needed. A prophylactic or therapeutic omentectomy should be performed since omentum is one of the first sites of metastasis due to TGF-B. Any visceral nodules should be removed if present with no residual lesion > 1cm. Chemo would then be necessary of mets present. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tumor surgery?

What is the definition or description of: tumor surgery?

Tumor surgery: This is a general term. Tumor just means lump or mass, but is often used to describe cancer. A surgery to remove a tumor can be quite simple like removing a lipoma which is superficial all the way to a very complex surgery like the whipple which is used to remove tumors in the pancreas. Usually the mass and a margin of normal tissue is removed. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of germ cell tumor surgery?

Are there side effects of germ cell tumor surgery?

It depends: Side effects of orchiectomy (testicle removal) alone are fairly limited. Major abdominal surgery however is sometimes necessary and can result in ejaculatory dysfunction, bowel obstruction, hernia or leakage of lymphatic fluid. This type of operation is best done at a major referral center where complication rates are lowest. Lung and brain surgery are sometimes necessary though less commonly. ...Read more

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Why might a person die suddenly 3 weeks after having a successful brain tumor surgery?

Why might a person die suddenly 3 weeks after having a successful brain tumor surgery?

Many possibilities: Many possibilities exist. Pulmonary embolus, a blood clot to the lung, is something that brain tumor patients have higher chance of having. However, heart attack, bleeding in the brain and a myriad of other reasons exist. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more