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Symptom After Removal Of Tumor On Iptical Nerve
Tinel sign(electric shock) on tapping lesion site again developed 2 months after excision of radial nerve schwannoma of arm, does this mean recurrence?
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
What is the remedy of ulcer and pain in mouth during imrt on vocal cord cancer after surgery of the lymph node?
Mucositis: You have mucositis from IMRT. Some easy remedies include chewing ice chips, chewing sugarless gum, or sucking tart sugarfree candy. If these do not work there are artificial saliva products that your physician can prescribe for you or some over-the-counter products are available such as enzyme based Oral Balance,Biotene, etc. See your radiation oncologist for suggestions. ...Read more
Can alcohol injection(s) around the site of a pancreatic tumor reduce nerve ending long term pain signals emanating from the tummy area?
I had 28 treatments of radiation on the brain for a benign tumor. Can it cause cancer else where in the body down the road ?
Narrowing of the: field of exposure with radiation treatment is done to minimize the risk of side effects of treatment. Yes there is increased risk of thyroid tumors, other brain tumors and brain infarcts (stroke). You should review your situation with the doctors ( radiation oncologist especially) Each situation requires weighing the potential risks vs benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the remedy for ulcer pain in mouth during imrt on vocal cord cancer after surgery of the lymp?
Various meds: Ulceration in oral cavity not uncommon due to IMRT effecting oral mucosa. A number of different approaches have been used for relief. Symptoms usually gone after several weeks.Suck ice chips and use a saliva substitute to moiste mouth. Solcoseryl, a dental paste found to help mouth sores. Biotene also helps to heal sores because it has similar enzymes to saliva. One should also try L-Glutamine ...Read more
What is the risk percentage of open brain surgery to remove a cancerous tumor at the right patietal extra axial dura?& does the tumor come back again?
Discuss with MDs: Your risk and prognosis depend on the type of tumor, stage of tumor, it's location, surgical approach and your overall health. Insist on a consultation with your surgeon and have all of your questions answered. Best of luck, madam. ...Read more
How risky is surgery for removal of small ganglion cyst in soft tissue of tendon sheath on back of big toe @ what is involved in post-op care.
Any suggestions on which type of cancer would most likely benefit from the surgical removal of a tumor?
Sometimes: About 80-85% of patients will have a cure from resection of their pituitary tumor. Unfortunately the remaining patients will have remnant symptoms from the tumor or recurrent tumor with recurrent symptoms over the upcoming years. Please fully discuss with your neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri:6mm intradural extramedullary lesion on the dorsal aspect of the conus at t1 level. Will treatment be surgery? Having bad leg tightness/spasticity
Risk Factors: With any surgery there are risk factors. That is what you should discuss with your physician. Make sure they know your goals. Remember that surgical intervention for a cam lesion means removing bone from the neck of your femur. The body needs to recover from this and if you come back to quick or too soon, you could fracture the bone! that is a catastrophic issue... ...Read more
I have a brain tumor also trigeminal neuralgia . I'm planning on the brain surgrey tumor on the trigeminal neuralgia nerve. Can they remove the tnnerv?
Usually No: It sounds like you have a tumor (usually a meningioma or schwannoma) attached to the trigeminal nerve. This can cause the facial pain that you note. When surgery is done for this, the neurosurgeon can usually peel the tumor away from the nerve. Some fibers of the nerve can be sacrificed hopefully with minimal neurologic sequelae. This is a big nerve and it controls facial sensation and chewing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having a 3.5 tumor removed on upper thigh. What type of tumor or fatty tumor can it be? Surgeon says most likely lipoma but the pain is unusual.
Ur Dr. Knows Best: If your surgeon thinks it is a lipoma, that's more-than-likely correct. Although often painless, angiolipomas (benign) can cause pain. Also, if the lipoma is under the fascia next to muscle, it may cause pain. I'm sure the surgery will go well and you'll know with 100% certainty what it is. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glisarcoma tumor grade 4' surgery and radiotherapy done in the month of march 2012.Latest MRI findings increase in the size of the tumor. Plz suggest?
I'm sorry but: This is the usual outcome with gbm and gliosarcoma is just a pathological finding with the same outcome. Usually chemotherapy is added at the outset (temozolamide). Now, anti-vascular drugs like bevasuzumab are tried to control the pace, sometimes re-resection, and re-irradiation, but recurrence does not portend well for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help throbbing toenail groove 1 year after surgery no signs of regrowth could this be scar tissue from phenol?
Phenol: ??? Phenol is the cauterizing agent that kills the root of the nail. Scar tissue from the procedure is a possibility. More than likely not enough of the side of the nail was removed and the rest of the nail is digging in the side- recurrent ingrown. See your podiatrist. ...Read more
I have trigimal nerugia on the right side caused from a brain tumor mengimioa would i be a candidate for peripheral nerve stimulators ?
Trigeminal neuralgia: Nerve stimulators have not been successful in treating tn. There are some good medications out there like tegretol that can help with tn. There are also some surgical procedures performed by neurosurgeons that can help with pain control among other options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had surgrey on a brain tumor in 3/14. I had trilgimal nerugia the tumor was on the nerve. So he did a partial cut to the nerve. I'm doing radiation could it bring the trilgimal nerugia back ?
Trigeminal neuroma: Yes. The trigeminal nerve can heal and sensation will improve over time. Because the tumor is attached to the nerve (trigeminal neurinoma) there is always some numbness after surgery. There may be weakness in chewing muscles too. The blink reflex may be diminished and it is important to keep the cornea protected and lubricated. Repeat MRI studies are required to monitor for recurrence too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
W/ partial removal of painful miniarc bladder sling, infection near mesh, months of pain near remaining mesh on left which improves shortly after antibiotics - if not removed could mesh cause cancer?
Cancer not related: However, wetting problem could recur.Get a more detailed answer ›
Irritation/ burning sensation on left side of Tongue,Oral Surgeon said it maybe a nerve pressing on my Brain ! Could this be a Brain Tumor ?
Requires evaluation: It would be helpful to know why the Oral Surgeon would make such a statement. Was there evidence on the examination? Abnormal sensations on the tongue can originate from irritation of lower cranial nerves but would require evaluation prior to making conclusions in any type of statement. It would require imaging studies and examination ...Read more
My daughter said that during the process of my brain tumor removal i had epileptic symptoms. Can i air travel now?
I had pituitary tumor removal on 3/3. I home recovering, but still feel like my head have some kind of nerve thing going on, soreness and numb in spot?
Need more info: Really need more information such as location of the abnormality, its character and what type of surgery that you had to provide you with a more meaningful answer. ...Read more
Have some symptoms of g.E.R, how can I treat? It will it go away on its own? Should i worry? And can it cause things like lets say a tumor? Im nerves.
I assume you have Ac: If it is acid reflux you are talking about, it is easily treatable with antacids. No risk of cancer if you take antacids regularly. You can take medicines like Pepcid (famotidine) or zantac(cheapest drugs to use). More potent drugs are Prilosec or omeprazole...They are very potent and highly effective but cost a bit more.You should try and find out which one works best for you. ...Read more
My uvula is deviated to the left, could this be serious? Could I have a tumor impinging my vagus nerve? I don't have any other symptoms.
You're fine: I see that you are a first year medical student. Deviation of the uvula is a marker for a cranial nerve palsy, but when you eventually see it in real life, it's spectacular and the movements of the other throat muscles are obviously abnormal. Few uvulas are truly straight. You'll also learn that you have palpable lymph nodes in your neck that may not be in the anatomy book -- they're okay too. ...Read more
Question about cauda equina syndrome caused by spinal nodule/tumor on cauda equina nerve roots - possible metastasis with severe increasing symptoms?
Don't delay: Cauda equina syndrome is the loss of sensation or strength in the legs, along with loss of bowel and bladder control. It can be caused by tumor masses compressing nerve roots emanating from the lower part of the spinal cord. It is a medical emergency that may require surgery or radiation to prevent a permanent loss of function. ...Read more
Varies for tumor: Recovery rom tumor surgery depends on the organ from which the tumor is removed and the nature and size of the tumor. Breast excision for Ca heals in several days at home. Colon Ca removal takes about 1 wk to heal. Pancreatic Ca surgery with multiple anastomosis can take 2 wks to heal before going home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adequate resection: Tumors both benign and malignant must be removed with adequate margins so that tumor cells are not left behind. In addition there shouldn't be damage to surrounding organs. The rule is that simple and radical surgery are not important. What is needed is adequate surgery to remove the tumor to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
Watch or remove: Fatty tumors (lipomas) are usually benign although a malignant form exists (liposarcoma). If the tumors are symptomatic or cosmetically embarrassing, they can usually be removed surgically under local anesthesia with or without mild sedation. If they are large or growing, they should usually be removed to be certain they are not malignant. You should see an experienced surgeon for advice. ...Read more
Trans-sphenoidal: If possible, the preferred method of pituitary tumor removal is transsphenoidal- through the nose or through the space just under the upper lip. After entering that area, you then enter the pituitary region through the sphenoid sinus and can remove the tumor from around the pituitary gland. ...Read more
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
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
Mastodynia: Of all women seen for evaluation of breast pain, most do not have breast cancer. However, breast cancers can cause pain; therefore, it is worth seeing your doctor for any new breast pain that persists beyond one cycle. The most common cause of breast pain in younger women is hormonal changes assc with one's cycle. After menopause, the most common cause is chest wall pain referred to the breast. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nonspecific: Headaches can be due to migraine, muscle contraction, hydrocephalus, tumors, hypertension, sinus infections, jaw problems. Tumors and hemorrhages cause headaches due to increased pressure inside the skull when the size is significant. Many tumors, such as meningiomas, may be completely silent, without any pain. ...Read more
"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
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