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Where to start if i came from puerto rico to miami to get precancerous pancreatic cyst surgery?

Where to start if i came from puerto rico to miami to get precancerous pancreatic cyst surgery?

Depends where: Pancreatic cystic neoplasms are either located in the head or tail of the pancreas. This may require a whipple procedure or just a removal of the tail of the gland depending on location. Different cystic neoplasms may have different risks of cancer and recurrence, but because the harm of pancreatic cancer is so great, surgery may be worth it for you if you are a healthy individual! ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Can a pre cancerous pancreatic cyst pe treated with ETOH injection?

Can a pre cancerous pancreatic cyst pe treated with ETOH injection?

No: Ethanol injections have been used in small liver lesions and occassionally other isolated but small tumors with questionable advantage. Injecting into a pancreatic cyst might induce an inflammatory process leading to pancreatitis. If the cyst is small and precancerous, excision is the optimum approach. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Treating Ganglion Cysts (Checklist)

Use over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or naproxen
Daily
Try not pop or squeeze the cyst
Once
If the cyst gets more painful, ask your doctor about possible drainage
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I have a pancreatic cyst that doctors believe is a pseudocyst yet i've had it for a long time, had it drained & it came back, should I be concerned?

Pancreatic Cysts: Pancreatic pseudocysts normally occur after a bout of pancreatitis. Most of them resolve on their own after a period of about six weeks or so. For those that don't resolve on their own surgery may be required. However, it is not advisable to simply drain a pancreatic cyst or pseudocyst as recurrence rates are high and it also increases the chance of infection. You should see a hepatobiliary surgeo. ...Read more

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Can there be some medication that can shrink a pancreatic cyst?

Can there be some medication that can shrink a pancreatic cyst?

No: Need evaluation by GI doc and or surgeon to decide if surgery necessary. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Follow up fna of pancreatic cyst fluid during eus. 6months ago my CEA was 0.4 this time my CEA level is 591. Does that mean it's cancerous? Worried.

Follow up fna of pancreatic cyst fluid during eus. 6months ago my CEA was 0.4 this time my CEA level is 591. Does that mean it's cancerous? Worried.

Where from, what's : Normal? Are these both cyst fluid values? Blood values? What are the normal values for these tests? Is the cyst mutinous? What is the cause? These questions need to be answered before your question ca be. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more