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Pheo Chromo Cytoma
Soft tissue tumor: Fibrous histiocytoma or Dermatofibromas are hard solitary slow-growing lesions that may appear in a variety of colours, usually brownish to tan. They are often elevated or pedunculated. Some believe that dermatofibromas form as a reaction to previous skin injuries. They are composed of disordered collagen laid down by fibroblasts The malignant variety (MFH), a type of sarcoma, is a malignant neoplasm of uncertain origin that arises both in soft tissue and bone. This lesion is rich in histiocytes with a storiform growth pattern and is now considered the most common soft tissue sarcoma in adults. ...Read more
I have only 1 adrenal. The other was removed 30 years ago to a pheo. I just did a 24hr urine collect and my normetaphrine is at 638. another pheo?
42wf.have 18yrsold.tried to get pregn for 10yrs ,was told <5% chance. Well,i am 6wks pregn! my husband is54! autism,chromos abnormalities.Worried !1?
Is it common to see high plasma free normetanephrine of 1.2 nmol (pf met < .20, w/ previous elevated total normet)? Do you rule out pheo if a later urine normet is normal w/ pf normet of 0.65 nmol?
Can eating a large meal cause a pheochromocytoma attack? What causes pheo attacks or are they just random?
24 hour urine catecholamine for a pheo- if a person does not have an episode during the 24 hours would it still show elevated levels. If so how?
Usually, yes: A pheo usually secretes catecholamines continuously, so it is not usually necessary to time the collection. These catecholamines yield a lot of breakdown products (eg. metanephrines). However, in some circumstances, if there is a very high suspicion for pheo and the initial tests are negative, and the attacks are sporadic, a urine collection timed with the episode is reasonable. ...Read more
1st IVF cycle had 5/16 mature eggs. Only 2 blastocysts, both had chromo abnorm. I'm 41. Any way to improve % of mature eggs / increase # of blasts?
IVF with PGS: Although the result may be sub-optimal, knowing how you responded to the medications and how the follicles grew will help your doctor to improve the chance of success with the next cycle and may increase the number of embryos you will have. Doing the preimplantation genetic screening of the embryos will improve your chance of success with the transfer. ...Read more
I was told i mite have triploidy and its fatal to my bby.but yet she has no chromo prob. What should i do now? Im fighting for her to live.shes my 1st
Confusing question: You say your kid may be triploid, an extremely rare defect where one has 3 sets of chromosomes,not 2. You then say she has no chromosome problem. The two statements cannot both be true. Please clarify the information. I am sorry you are so confused but this type of information would throw anyone for a loop. ...Read more