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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Retroperitoneal Sarcoma

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is retroperitoneal sarcoma?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is retroperitoneal sarcoma?

Abdomen: A retro peritoneal sarcoma is a cancer of the smooth muscle arising in an organ in the abdomen. It typically arises from the lining of the bowel. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Sarcoma (Definition)

By definition, it is malignant (i.e., being locally invasive and at least theoreticlally capable of metastasizing), and arises from / mimics muscle or connective tissue elements that are not marrow or immune / white cells. The sarcomas are a tremendously varied and troublesome family of tumors, though thankfully less common than carcinomas and the leukemia / ...Read more


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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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What symptoms should I look for to tell if I have ewing's sarcoma?

What symptoms should I look for to tell if I have ewing's sarcoma?

Painful mass: Ewing's sarcoma presents itself as a painful mass, usually around the thighs or pelvis, but any bone can be affected. It can also be a painless mass in the soft tissues. Overal, it's a very rare tumor though. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of synovial sarcoma?

Growing mass : Synovial sarcomas tend to occur close to joints. They present as a lump which may grow, either quickly or slowly. Unlike other sarcomas, which are painless, synovial sarcoma may be painful. The name synovial is a misnomer. Synovium is the lining membrane of joints, but synovial sarcomas occur near, not in joints and have nothing in common with synovium. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of sarcoma in the leg?

What are the signs and symptoms of sarcoma in the leg?

Localized pain: The most common symptom is pain, localized in a specific part of leg that didn't get traumatized. But even if there hasn't been any hit or trauma, and pain and or swelling doesn't resolve in 2-3 weeks, have it x-rayed. Redness or swelling in area. Fracture of a bone could be pathological, which means some underlying problem in that area. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of sarcoma?

Mass, sometimes pain: The most common finding is an enlarging mass. It is often non-tender but can be painful. But often there are really no symptoms other that the mass itself, . ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of ewing's sarcoma?

Pain and swelling: Ewing's sarcoma can arise from bones or soft tissues. In bones, ewing's presents with pain and usually a lump. In the soft tissues, there is a lump, but it is usually painless. Occasionally, patients may have fevers and chills. Not all sarcomas follow these rules, but these are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kaposi's sarcoma?

Rash: Kaposi's sarcoma usually presents with a rash. It can occur anywhere. Occasionally, they are seen in the mouth, and rarely they may start in the lungs or the intestinal tract. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of soft tissue sarcoma?

Painless mass: Most soft tissue sarcomas are painless masses. Usually, they will grow in size. Some subtypes, like synovial sarcoma, can be painful. Other reason for pain is compression or invasion of nerves and blood vessels. Most painless masses will turn out to be lipomas, which are benign, but a sarcoma has to be ruled out. To sum it up, a painless mass is a sarcoma until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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What are they symptoms of kaposi sarcoma?

Depends: Kaposi sarcoma is a malignancy of the blood vessel wall; it can occur in men of middle eastern descent and is usually not aggressive, it can also appear with HIV (aggressive) . The lesions usually appear as purplish bumps on the skin. They may also appear in the mouth or GI tract and can be a cause of bleeding. Sometimes they can become painful if they progress in size. Hope that this is helpful. ...Read more