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Posteriorly placed: Tumors of the retroperitoneum are posteriorly placed lesions behind the periotoneal cavity. This is the area where the aorta, cava and kidneys are situated. The sarcomas are supportive structure derived tumors arising from Gerotas fascia of kidney as liposarcoma, schwannomas from retroperiotoneal nerve tissue m MFH's and leiomyosarcoma of cava origin. Resection essential for cure. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Small nodes: Means they saw tiny lymph nodes in the posterior part of the abdomen. The clinical significance can vary from person to person. The doc who ordered the test will judge what to do next with that info depending on the clinical setting. Best to you. ...Read more
Is it okay to have a massage if I have cardiomyopathy, retroperitoneal bleed 2 months ago and ef of 20-25%? Is it also ok to get excited like sex?
Ok for massage: But talk to your physician about sexual activity. ...Read more
Chronic scarring: Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis is a chronic non-specific inflammation of the retroperitoneum, which can entrap and obstruct important structures, notably the ureters. The average age of diagnosis is about 55 years and the male:female ratio was 3:1. Options for treatment include corticosteroids, other immunosuppressive and hormonal treatment (such as tamoxifen), as well as surgery. ...Read more
Yes: An ultrasound can detect a retroperitoneal tumor. If seen, typically a ct would be done as well, so if suspected clinically, it might be better to go straight to ct. ...Read more
It depends on what y: The causes of any tumor regardless of its location are difficult to pin point. The retroperitoneal tumors are frequently sarcomas which require a specialist who manages retroperitoneal sarcomas routinely because a complete resection of the tumor is critically essential for a good outcome. Otherwise, such tumors have a very high rate of local recurrence. ...Read more
There are many: Types of sarcoma which can occur in the retroperitoneal space. Some of these may be cystic and may contain fluid, I believe. I wonder, though, what is behind your question. Sarcomas are, fortunately, rare but, unfortunately, very serious cancers. Whether there is fluid in such a tumor does not really alter this reality. When discovered it requires emergent, specialized expertise. ...Read more
What to do if I have been diagnoised with retroperitoneal fibrosis. Is there a medicen for it if so what?
Medications: Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis is a chronic non-specific inflammation of the retroperitoneum, which can entrap and obstruct important structures, notably the ureters. Treatment with corticosteroids, alternative treatment strategies for steroid-resistant cases (i.e. intensive immunosuppression) and hormonal treatment, particularly tamoxifen, have been utilized. Surgery may also be indicated ...Read more
Hemorrhage: Retroperitoneal hemorrhage is an emergency and addressed either by embolization or surgery. Surgery finds and repairs the source of bleeding, as well as checking for other damage. Embolization is done under fluoro and tiny pellets are used to block the vessel(s) that are bleeding. ...Read more
Manage symptoms: Retroperitoneal fibrosis is one of those chronic disorders without a cure. It causes scarring behind the abdominal organs. Can narrow veins, arteries, urine conduits, ureters. Docs use stents, vacualr bypasses, filters and monitoring to manage the consequences. Long term anticoagulation is often required, as are compression devices for the legs. ...Read more
No: To proper answer your question we need to know more than the information you have provided. What is your age and your prior medical history? How were those enlarged lymph nodes diagnosed? To prove presence or absence of a disease in those nodes you will need additional work-up and most likely a biopsy. ...Read more
What is th eprognosis or chances of recurrence for a low grade, retroperitoneal leiomyosarcoma, attached to the diaphragm, fully resected with neg mar?
Guarded: J Bone Jont Surg 94:736, 2012 is most current. 50% of a few patients with low-grade somatic leiomyosarcoma were alive in 4 years. Among patients with retroperitoneal leiomyosarcomas, 20% were free of metastatic disease in 5 years and are thus possible cures. Try to have at least three pathologists sign off on the case. Good luck. ...Read more
What can be the cause of swollen retroperitoneal paraaortic aortocaval nodes with chronic lowerback pain, no infection?
Ok sure: But could be constipated too.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is a renal autotransplant involving retroperitoneal fibrosis & what would be the reason for having this?
What does "scattered small retroperitoneal, and primary left para-aortic lymph nodes noted, likely reactive" mean?
What else can cause enlargted retroperitoneaql lymph nodes other than cancer and what are the symptoms++of+an+enlarged+retroperitoneal+lymph+node
Many things: Enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes can be caused by different things, not just malignancy — like infection on the adjacent areas- like abscess in kidney or other infection on the retroperitoneal area, inflammation- like in autoimmune disorder/rheumatological disorder, systemic disease like immunodeficiency, viral infections etc. ...Read more
Do retroperitoneal leiomyosarcomas present any characteristics in imagen test? Can it be identified with a CT w/contrast &have certain characteristics?
Retro peritoneal mass measuring 76×65mm on rt. Kidney and upper ureter. Multiple retroperitoneal nodes are also seen. Diagnosis and treatment options?
Need investgation: To check for the testicular tumor, need investigation(s), biopsy to establish diagnosis, then only will have treatment options. ...Read more
Nonspecific: This is nonspecific. The lymph nodes appear prominent but not enlarged by size criteria. Your medical conditions need to be taken into consideration by your physician. Lymph nodes can become enlarged due to many reasons, including infection, inflammation, malignancy. Please review your ct exam with your physician. ...Read more
I am having a retroperitoneal ultrasound to check on my kidneys. Do I need any preparation for it? Fasting? Drinking water? How many fl.oz. of water?
Yes: Fasting of solid foods, plenty of water, don't pee. ...Read more
Can a fractured left eleventh rib close to the spine cause a retroperitoneal lymph node to swell?
How: How was the rib fractured? Was it pathological? Or due to forced trauma? Lymph nodes increases in size due to infection, inflammation or cancers. If you have Any other symptoms besides the broken rib, voice your concerns with your doctor. They can perform other tests including blood work and/ or imagery studies such as a bone scan or pet scan ...Read more
Do surgeons reattach a mobilised ascending colon after performing an appendectomy for a retroperitoneal appendicitis our is it just left unattached?
Unattached: Mobilization of the cecum may be required when removing a retrocecal, retroperitoneal appendix, not the entire ascending colon. The only reason to reattach the colon is if the cecum was very floppy and susceptible to volvulus. I would love to know what your follow-up question is? ...Read more
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