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Pathophysiology of retroperitoneal tumor and its causes?

Pathophysiology of retroperitoneal tumor and its causes?

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

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What's a tumor?

What's a tumor?

Tumor definition: Tumors are growths of tissue - like fat or epithelial lining cells that grow uncontrollably and can be hadmless if benign or dangerous if malignant like a colon or breast cancer. Your doctor will perform a biopsy and send the tissue to a pathologist who can diagnose the tumor and recommend curative or palliative follow up. ...Read more

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What's a sudo tumor?

What's a sudo tumor?

Pseudotumor cerebri: From the mayo clinic
pseudotumor cerebri (soo-doh-too-mur ser-uh-bry) occurs when the pressure inside your skull (intracranial pressure) increases for no obvious reason. Symptoms mimic those of a brain tumor, but no tumor is present. Pseudotumor cerebri can occur in children and adults, but it's most common in obese women of childbearing age. ...Read more

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What solid tumor?

Distinction: Between "liquid tumors", leukemia and lymphoma, which were where all of the early successes with chemotherapy were seen, and all the others were solid, as a rock, and do not melt into "remission" but can "respond" to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and most of all surgery. ...Read more

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What is a fatty tumor?

What is a fatty tumor?

Lipoma: Doctors are usually referring to a soft growth composed of a benign tumor that developed from fat cells. They usually are very slow growing and don't cause problems but easily excised. However a liposarcoma can also appear the same and be more aggressive and are malignant. ...Read more

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What is a fatty tumor?

What is a fatty tumor?

Lipoma (LYE-PO-MAH): Lipomas are benign tumors composed of fat calls. They may occur anywhere on the body, usually under the skin but over the fascia that covers muscles; less frequently, they are deep to the fascia. Surgical removal is optional, often dependent on discomfort, rapid growth, and/or cosmetic concerns. In general, they are very easy to remove, often under local anesthesia in an office setting. ...Read more

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What is a desmoid tumor?

What is a desmoid tumor?

Soft tissue tumor: A desmoid is a rare soft-tissue tumor that looks like scar tissue. Desmoids do not spread throughout the body like other types of tumor, and aren't really considered "cancerous". They are lumps that continue to grow in one place, destroying the tissue around them. They can occur inside or outside the body. Go to www. Dtrf. Org for more information. ...Read more

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What is tumor immunology?

What is tumor immunology?

See below: Tumors are made of cells that have gone bad and started to grow and replicate regardless of the cells around them. Each tumor as it gets more and more abhorrent expresses a variety of proteins. These proteins can be detected with antibodies and quantitated. It is complex. ...Read more

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What causes a fatty tumor?

What causes a fatty tumor?

Unknown: I am not aware of the cause of benign fatty tumors called lipoma. They can run in families but most often they are just present with no known cause. ...Read more

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Is wilm's tumor hereditary?

Is wilm's tumor hereditary?

Yes: It can be. There are certain syndromes (beckwith-wiedeman, wagr, and denys-drash) that are associated with a genetic abnormality that causes wilms tumor. The direct hereditary risk is slightly higher but not clea. R. ...Read more

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Can you treat wilm's tumor?

Yes: Treatment efficacy has improved over the years. ...Read more

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What is an epidermoid tumor?

What is an epidermoid tumor?

It is a type of Canc: Cancer cells can form glands or be flat epithelium, depending on which organ the cancer arises in. Squamous epithelium lines the mouth, throat and food pipe as well as Lung bronchi. Cancers arising in these types are often called Epidermoid or squamous cell -Cancer. ...Read more

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What are tumor suppressors for?

What are tumor suppressors for?

Control of cell: Growth. Tumor suppressor are genes that normally regulate cell growth and loss of such genes through mutations predisposes to cancer. ...Read more

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How serious is meningioma tumor?

How serious is meningioma tumor?

Location: Meningiomas are mostly benign tumors and curable by resection. The seriousness depends on the location that may determine the degree of difficulty of surgical removal. ...Read more

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What exactly is phyllodes tumor?

What exactly is phyllodes tumor?

Tumor of breast: Most phyllodes tumors of breast are benign, about 10% are malignant. It is a morphologic variant of breast tumors. For more info see:
http://www. Hopkinsmedicine. Org/avon_foundation_breast_center/breast_cancers_other_conditions/phyllodes_tumors. Html. ...Read more

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What is a chondroblastoma tumor?

What is a chondroblastoma tumor?

Benign bone tumor: Chondroblastoma is a benign bone tumor of cartilaginous origin. It appears mostly in young patients at the epiphyseal ends of long bones such as femur. Among the tumors this lesion is relatively rare. ...Read more

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What causes an epidermoid tumor?

What causes an epidermoid tumor?

Viruses: Most malignant transformations result from a 3 hit process that occurs over a period of time. One of the major hits is usually viral such as HPV in cervical and oral squamous Ca. The secondary viral hit is EBV causing telomerase activity to allow chromosome caps to remain. The third hit may be carcinogen or with skin, UV exposure. ...Read more

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Does hamartoma look like a tumor?

Does hamartoma look like a tumor?

Yes: The word "tumor" just means growth. So, it includes benign and malignant growths as well as hamartomas. If this was a breast sample, a breast hamartoma, would look like a mass or tumor on mammography and on gross inspection of the specimen. However, once it is reviewed under the microscope, then it is known to be a hamartoma. You will note "oma" at the end which is the root of the word tumor. ...Read more

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How do a polyp and a tumor differ?

How do a polyp and a tumor differ?

Polyp is type of 2mr: A polyp is a type of tumor arising from a mucous membrane like the lining of the intestines, nose, or other body part that looks a bit like a mushroom. Many if not most polyps are benign which means they do not really tend to spread around the body or regrow quickly if removed. Others are precancerous and some are actually cancers. ...Read more

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What is tumor markers test ca15-3?

What is tumor markers test ca15-3?

Breast cancer: One of the blood markers that is used in breast cancer. ...Read more

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When headache mean there is tumor?

When headache mean there is tumor?

Yes but on rare occa: Headaches are common, most of us have them. Some people have tension headaches (stress related), others have Migraine (one half of the head hurts with a throbbing pain).
Brain tumors can be the cause on rare occasions. So we do not think of tumors unless the headache is new, getting progressively worse everyday, often waking you from sleep.
You should get yourself medically checked if you R worried. ...Read more

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What are retroperitoneal sarcomas?

What are retroperitoneal sarcomas?

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

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How does an anal tumor feel like?

How does an anal tumor feel like?

Pain, bleeding: Most anal tumors would cause one of two major symptoms or signs. Pain or bleeding. Others would be itching or feeling a new lump or bump when wiping. I know it sounds unusual but it is helpful to take a mirror while on the toilet and look between the legs. Always if you are concerned you need to be checked by a health care professional ...Read more

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What does malignant mean for a tumor?

What does malignant mean for a tumor?

Cancer: Tumor is a term gor a mass or lump. The causes can be a large number of things. Malignant means cancer. Sometimes when a patient has cancer the malignant masses are called tumors. This is not a specific term. ...Read more

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Can I have a tumor of the gallbladder?

Can I have a tumor of the gallbladder?

Yes.: Both benign and malignant tumors can develop within the gallbladder. A tumor is often found as a polyp on ultrasound; although an overwhelming majority are benign, we recommend removing the gallbladder if the polyp is 1 CM or larger. Cancers typically present incidently during gallbladder removal or at advanced states, due to their propensity to spread to the liver. ...Read more

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Does caffein make tumor grow bigger?

Does caffein make tumor grow bigger?

No: There is no evidence that caffeine would cause any tumors or enlarge any prexisiting tumors. ...Read more

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Can a simple fatty tumor grow in size?

Can a simple fatty tumor grow in size?

Yes: The standard lipoma presents as small subcutaneous soft nodules 1-2 cm. In diameter. Occassionally one sees an extremity lesion, or one of retroperitoneum, lipomatous in origin reaching 20 cm. Or more in size. If a small lipoma grows quickly and obtains a 10 cm. Dia. It should be resected, because here a malignant change to liposarcoma is possible. ...Read more

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What can mammograms show besides tumor?

What can mammograms show besides tumor?

Many things: A mammogram can show normal breast tissue for most people. It can show many benign changes such as fluid filled cysts, calcifications, fibroadenomas. Dilated ducts and dense tissue. These benign changes are far more common than breast cancer. ...Read more