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Is there any correlation between a sebaceous cyst formation on the scalp and a brain tumor?

Is there any correlation between a sebaceous cyst formation on the scalp and a brain tumor?

No. : These are two very different diseases without any connection between the two. Sebaceous cysts arise from the oil glands next to hair follicles; brain tumors form deep to the skull. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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What to do if I discovered cyst or tumor like thing on my head scalp yesterday. is this serious ?

What to do if I discovered cyst or tumor like thing on my head scalp yesterday. is this serious ?

No: cysts of the scalp are very common. Most are sebaceous cysts which will eventually drain spontaneously. If continues to enlarge, the whole cyst with capsule should be excised. In rare instances a solid tumor can be seen. If present and if seen to enlarge excision necessary for DX and treatment. ...Read more

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Can a brain tumor cause a sudden pain in a part of the scalp for half minute or 1 minute?

Can a brain tumor cause a sudden pain in a part of the scalp for half minute or 1 minute?

Extremely Unlikely: Although nothing is impossible, brain tumors do not cause sharp, intermittent scalp pain. They generally cause nausea, vomiting, headaches, vision or balance problems. ...Read more

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Can crawling feeling in scalp for several months now be a result of something serious such as brain tumor or something?

Can crawling feeling in scalp for several months now be a result of something serious such as brain tumor or something?

Unlikely: Brain tumor is not likely to produce these symptoms. Try shampooing your scalp daily to see if that helps. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I had a brain tumor removed 3 weeks ago and my scalp still has a lot of fluid under it and does not seem to be going down in a hurry is this normal?

I had a brain tumor removed 3 weeks ago and my scalp still has a lot of fluid under it and does not seem to be going down in a hurry is this normal?

Likely: Fluid collections under surgical incisions (often called a 'seroma') can persist for some weeks. Your surgeon would be the person best equipped to evaluate whether your wound is healing appropriately or if the fluid might suggest an infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel a brain tumor with your fingers? I just found out that I have a small lump in my scalp and worry...

Is it possible to feel a brain tumor with your fingers? I just found out that I have a small lump in my scalp and worry...

Head Lump: Thats very unlikely. However, nothing in medicine is impossible. Most likely you are feeling a scalp lesion that is localized in the skin. If it is immobile then it may be attached to the bone and in that case you may need further workup. Please consult a physician who can examine you. Thank you. ...Read more

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Brain mass? If a pet scan slide of the head and neck that shows the scalp i.E. The brain, what do three circles mean with ctac 3.75 thick next to it mean as an annotation. Is this a brain slide of 3 d dimensions or three separate tumors? I suppose you kn

Brain mass? If a pet scan slide of the head and neck that shows the scalp i.E. The brain, what do three circles mean with ctac 3.75 thick next to it mean as an annotation.  Is this a brain slide of 3 d dimensions or three separate tumors? I suppose you kn

I : I suggest you make an appointment with the doctor who ordered the pet scan to review the images and adults with him or her. Ctac stands for "attenuation correction ct". This is ct, or computed tomography part of the combined pet/ct scan. It is what show the anatomy meaning all the organs and structures in the body. The 3.75 just means how thick the cat scan slices are. Unless a special kind of pet/ct dcan was done specifically to evaluate for a brain tumor, it is actually quite rare for brain tumors to show up on regular pet scans and they are usually not easily seen on the ct component of the scan alone, especially if no IV contrast dye aw given in addition to the pet scan sugar tracer. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more