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What is pleomorphic rhabdo sarcoma?

What is pleomorphic rhabdo sarcoma?

Cancer, usually kids: Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare cancer that occurs primarily in kids and rarely in adults. Chemotherapy is given to all patients followed by surgery and/or radiation, depending on the specific case. If caught before it spreads, it can often be cured. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Sarcoma (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: pleomorphic?

What is the definition or description of: pleomorphic?

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

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What are pleomorphic bacteria, and are they dangerous to humans?

What are pleomorphic bacteria, and are they dangerous to humans?

Change shape: Pleomorphic bacteria are ones that don't always exist in a single, set shape. Their level of danger depends on what they are and their virulence; there is nothing about being pleomorphic itself that makes them dangerous. ...Read more

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What kind of cancer is a pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma?

What kind of cancer is a pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma?

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 more

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Hi..i need help..will you please tell me or explain to me the pathophysiology of pleomorphic adenoma? Thanks

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 more

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My diag mammo stated presence of a small tightly grouped microcalcifications slightly pleomorphic and represent interval how serious?going to see BS

My diag mammo stated  presence of a small tightly grouped microcalcifications slightly pleomorphic and represent interval  how serious?going to see BS

Mammography: Hi, Pleomorphic Microcalcifications on mammogram are concerning and deserve further evaluation including Ultrasound/MRI and biopsy. please talk to your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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My mammogram shows clustered pleomorphic calcification should I be worried ?

My mammogram shows clustered pleomorphic calcification should I be worried ?

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 more

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I ve 1.8cm *1.3cm pleomorphic adenoma on superficial lobe of patotid gland.scared to do surgery.possible complications of surgery?postoperative care?

I ve 1.8cm *1.3cm pleomorphic adenoma on superficial lobe of patotid gland.scared to do surgery.possible complications of surgery?postoperative care?

Surgery mandatory: The benign tumor will just get bigger and bigger and the risks of nerve damage will be higher. Procedure safe with an experienced surgeon. Recommend Jeffrey Spiro, M.D., Professor, Department of Surgery. U Conn Medical Center, Framingham CT 860-679-2804 ...Read more

Pleomorphic (Definition)

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


Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more