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Pleomorphic Sarcoma Prognosis
By definition, it is malignant (i.e., being locally invasive and at least theoreticlally capable of metastasizing), and arises from / mimics muscle or connective tissue elements that are not marrow or immune / white cells. The sarcomas are a tremendously varied and troublesome family of tumors, though thankfully less common than carcinomas and the leukemia / ...Read more
Many shapes: We use the term pleomorphic often in pathology; it literally means "many shapes". Pleomorphic cells in a tumor may tell of the genetic instability that's central to cancer, but the benign pleomorphic adenoma of the salivary glands merely has many different tissue types. The context gives the meaning. ...Read more
Generally Benign: This is a neoplasm of the brain that generally affects children and teenagers. They are considered generally benign and are classified as grade 2 astrocytomas. They develop from astrocytes which are cells of our brains. They are usually slow growing and often present with sudden onset of seizures due to pressure in the brain. Very rarely do these tumors undergo malignant transformation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi..i need help..will you please tell me or explain to me the pathophysiology of pleomorphic adenoma? Thanks
Little to it: The anatomic pathology of pleomorphic adenoma is amazingly complex, and we are learning a bit about its molecular biology. The lesions are benign but locally destructive, especially endangering the facial nerve if in the parotid. Wide excision is required as the lesion sends out projections. Around 1% is the site of origin for a real cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My diag mammo stated presence of a small tightly grouped microcalcifications slightly pleomorphic and represent interval how serious?going to see BS
Be concerned!: By your description a biopsy would be indicated. This can be performed with ultrasound guidance if there are findings by u/s in the region, or if not, with stereotactic guidance. These can easily be performed by a radiologist skilled in these procedures, or by a breast surgeon. This should be done as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Primary tx: Superficial parotidectomy is the treatment of choice for most benign tumors in the superficial lobe. ...Read more
I ve 1.8cm *1.3cm pleomorphic adenoma on superficial lobe of patotid gland.scared to do surgery.possible complications of surgery?postoperative care?
What is gram negative pleomorphic bacilli? My sputum culture is growing this out. Beta lactamase negative. Been sick 1 month 3 abx tx and steroids x3
I am suffering from pleomorphic adenoma I.e benign tumour of partoid gland. I have already undergone for parotidectomy for three times .what can I do?
Needs biopsy: Suspicious cluster opleomorphic microcalcifications on mgram may be due to breast cancer. Therefore you need to undergo a biopsy. Usually they sggest a stereotactic biopsy which is a type od percutaneous needle biopsy n a special x-ray table. Please follow with a breast carer specialist or a radiologist experien in this procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you had a benign pleomorphic adenoma in a minor salivary gland for approx 5 years would you have it surgically removed?
Could my son get cancer if he was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek?
Rarely: Pleiomorphic adenomas are benign tumors of saliva glands. It is unusual for them to be in the neck itself, but they can arise "rests" of salivary tissue in the neck. They tend not to spread to other parts of the body but can grow back in the areas where they arose in about 20% of patients who had surgery. Rarely they can turn cancerous and spread to other organs. Best wishes. ...Read more
My son was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek. Could this become cancer?
My mum was diagnosed with pleomorphic parotid adenoma and she has a heart condition. Is an operation really necessary? My mum is 79
What do you suggest if my son was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek. can this turn into cancer?
Early ENTinvolvement: Close follow-up with the ENT, surgical resection is required. Yes, these have a high rate of malignant transformation. ...Read more
Had mgram which showed pleomorphic calcs in r breast. Have biopsy in monday. What is rate of cancer assoc with this type? Can they be benign too?
Internet info states that if breast calc are defined pleomorphic that risk of being malignant goes way up to 1 in 4. Is this true? Have biopsy mon
Relax: Relax until you get your results. Then, have the doctor explain until you understand - or have a close person along to also get the info. Before results there is nothing you can do - so try to stay calm. Afterwards ask for a referral to a supportive therapist to help you through the treatment choices. It can make a big difference in your outcome and adjustment. I hope it goes well for you. ...Read more
We use the term pleomorphic often in pathology; it literally means "many shapes". Pleomorphic cells in a tumor may tell of the genetic instability that's central to cancer, but the benign pleomorphic adenoma of the salivary glands merely has many different tissue types. The ...Read more
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