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Is surgical removal necessary for fibroadenomas?

Is surgical removal necessary for fibroadenomas?

Rarely: Fibroadenomas are benign and by natural history will often regress over 10-15 years. diangosis can be established via core bx. Making them "go away" is generally reserved for symptomatic (palpable and/or tenderness which is usually cyclical). Minimally invasive options are generally preferred over surgical excision - image guided percutaneous vacuum assisted excision, cryoablation. ...Read more

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How long does the surgical removal of paraganglioma take?

How long does the surgical removal of paraganglioma take?

Depends: This would depend on the size of the lesion, the vascularity, and location at the skull base. In general, with a team of neurosurgeons and skull base surgeons, it may take a few hours to remove this. ...Read more

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What would be reasons for surgical removal of the appendix?

What would be reasons for surgical removal of the appendix?

Why get appendectomy: Reasons for appendectomy range from incidental (excise the healthy appendix when adjacent organs are being removed to avoid possible future appendicitis), to tumors, inflammation, perforation, abscess, infection, ; when radiologic evidence is found/suspected of appendiceal problems. This list is not all inclusive, but i hope it generally addresses your question. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the surgical removal of paraganglioma?

What can you tell me about the surgical removal of paraganglioma?

Depends: This will depend on the location of the paraganglioma. Speak to your surgeon about this. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with bowens disease, already had some surgical removal, but keep getting more, will this be normal for me now..?

Annual checkup: Bowen's disease is a very low-grade skin cancer related to exposure to sunlight. The effects of sunlight are cumulative and will always be with you. You need an annual visit to a dermatologist who will check the skin of your whole body for new areas that will need to be treated. ...Read more

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Can surgical removal of warts be done at my primary doctors ?

Can surgical removal of warts be done at my primary doctors ?

Yes: Yes it is office procedure, some primary doctors will do , or refer to one who does. ...Read more

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Is surgical removal of a multicystic dysplastic kidney a cure?

Is surgical removal of a multicystic dysplastic kidney a cure?

Probably yes: I assume the other kidney is normal and if so removing the diseased kidney reduces your chances of having infection, hypertension and malignant trasformation. You can live a normal life with no restrictions with one kidney. ...Read more

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Does a granuloma caused by dissolvable sutures require surgical removal?

Does a granuloma caused by dissolvable sutures require surgical removal?

Likely yes: Depends - anytime the suture is exposed and within an infected granuloma, it is best to remove it as the half life of the current day dissolvable sutures is quite long. ...Read more

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I had fire accident 11 years back but the scars still there i need a way to remove the scar even to fade apart from undergoing surgical removal?

I had fire accident 11 years back but the scars still there i need a way to remove the scar even to fade apart from undergoing surgical removal?

Options: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read more

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What can you tell me about planter wart surgical removal?

What can you tell me about planter wart surgical removal?

Unclear question: Warts can be removed under local anesthesia. A wart may be frozen out even without anesthesia. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Iud surgical removal failed, anyone try it with ultrasound?

Iud surgical removal failed, anyone try it with ultrasound?

Don't understand: When you say surgical, what do you mean? With a simple office hysteroscopy, it is very easy to remove an iud whose strings are otherwise inaccessible. Of course, that assumes there is an iud in place. The ultrasound would help you determine that in advance of the hysteroscopy. ...Read more

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For what reasons has my skin tumor returned after surgical removal?

For what reasons has my skin tumor returned after surgical removal?

Missed some?: The excision might have missed a mmicroscopic portion and it grew back. Or, you could have grown another tumor right next to it. Some malignant tumors can be very aggressive and recur frequently. Either way, please return to your physician if you havent already. ...Read more

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Which type of cancer would benefit from the surgical removal of a tumor?

Which type of cancer would benefit from the surgical removal of a tumor?

Epithelial tumors: Most if not all epithelial based tumors, that is colon, lung, ovary, breast are based treated by surgical removal of the primary. Lymphoid tumors such as lymphosarcoma, myeloma aand other tumor expressing CD20 are best treated by radiation, Rituxan (rituximab) and CHOPP chemo immunotherapy. More recently CAR- T therapy has been added to the regimen for lymphoid and CD 19 leukemias ...Read more

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Do gall bladders always require surgical removal because gall stones are present?

Do gall bladders always require surgical removal because gall stones are present?

No: Gallstones can be found incidentally in many people who will never have problems with them. If you aren't having symptoms and there aren't any concerning findings on the imaging study that diagnosed them, they can be safely observed. Calcification of the gallbladder wall or stones larger than 2cm diameter are some findings that should encourage removal. ...Read more

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Surgical removal of mosaic wart on finger?

Surgical removal of mosaic wart on finger?

Yes: You can have this treated but there is still a 25 percent chance it will reoccur. ...Read more

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Following sebaceous cyst surgical removal can other cysts occur?

Following sebaceous cyst surgical removal can other cysts occur?

Information: Sebaceous cysts occur relative to sebaceous glands which exist more in some areas than others such as the face, scalp, groin, and armpits. Removal of one cyst does not preclude getting another. Some people have many of them close together. ...Read more