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Are the symptoms of carcinoid tumors bad?

Are the symptoms of carcinoid tumors bad?

Not always!: The most common place to have a carcinoid is the appendix. When the tumor is there, and most of the other common locations which are in the intestinal tract, you don't feel anything because the liver removes the hormones the tumors produce. Only when the tumors are large, outside the intestinal tract, or metastatic do the symptoms occur. They can get very bad then. ...Read more

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What are the major presenting symptoms of pituitary tumor?

What are the major presenting symptoms of pituitary tumor?

Visual & endocrine: Any tumor of the pituitary may affect the optic nerve and produces visual disturbances. The endocrine symptoms depend on the cell type involved and if it makes a hormone. If the tumor does not make hormones it causes deficiency of thyroid, adrenal and gonadal hormones. Excess production of hormone may cause hyperthyroidism and cushing syndrome etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors?

What are the symptoms of atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors?

It vary based on his: An atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor, often called at/rt, is a very rare and fast-growing tumor of the central nervous system. Headache (especially upon waking in the morning) nausea and vomiting fatigue and lethargy trouble with balance and coordinationincreased head size in infants (hydrocephalus) your child’s symptoms may vary based on his age and the location of the tumor. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of neuropathy?

What are the presenting symptoms of neuropathy?

Pain and numbness,: These are the most common symptoms of polyneuropathy: tingling numbness loss of sensation in the arms and legs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of benign tumour and malignated tumor?

What are the symptoms of benign tumour and malignated tumor?

Well, that really: depends on the type of tumor it is (specifically). Benign means it isn't cancer. Malignant means it is cancer.Take care. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of brain tumors?

What are the common symptoms of brain tumors?

Many: The symptoms are related to where in the brain the tumor lies and can include motor and sensory changes, cognition changes and seizures. But all of these can be related to other causes and should be diagnosed and treated by physicians familiar with these problems. ...Read more

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What are the characteristic symptoms of thymus cancer?

What are the characteristic symptoms of thymus cancer?

There are benign: Masses called thymoma, can cause muscle weakness (myesthenic syndrome), pure red cell aplasia (spindle type), and associated with rheumatic diseases (lupus, polymyositis). There is a malignant variety, and carcinoids affecting the organ. The thymus helps develop the t-cell immunity; involutes in adulthood. ...Read more

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Symptoms of cervical cancer? What are some of the symptoms

Symptoms of cervical cancer? What are some of the symptoms

Not many if early: Cervical cancer is most commonly detected on routine screening pap smear or pelvic exam. If a patient does not see a doctor routinely and does not get pap smears then cervical cancer may become advanced and start to cause symptoms. In such a case once it has become locally advanced patients can experience pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, malodorous discharge, and even rectal pain or blood. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a benign brain tumor?

What are symptoms of a benign brain tumor?

Many: Brain tumors, benign or malignant, can have many different presentations. These include headache, seizures, focal neurological deficits such as speech problems, weakness in one limb or on one side, difficulty thinking properly etc. These symptoms are all non-specific, and can also be due to other brain disorders. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of meningioma?

What are the symptoms of meningioma?

Most have none: Most people have no symptoms at all. There are typical symptoms of brain tumors depending on the location of the tumor when the symptoms occur. These can include headache, nausea, visual changes and many more- again depending on the size and location of the tumor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chiari syndrome?

What are the symptoms of chiari syndrome?

Headache: Most have no symptoms- it's usually found incidentally. When severe enough, it can be associated with weakness, headaches, nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, and other symptoms like those with hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of glioma?

What are the symptoms of glioma?

Many: There may be many different symptoms of a glioma. It depends on what part of the brain it affects. Change in behavior, difficulty with speech, emotional changes, weakness in a limb, visual problems, are only some of the symptoms that may occur. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a c3c4 schwannoma?

What are the symptoms of a c3c4 schwannoma?

Depends: This depends on where exactly its located (central vs foramenal), and how big it is. Some present with no symptoms, others can have neck pain, still others can have weakness, imbalance, sensory problems and more (myelopathy). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neuroendocrine carcinoma?

What are the symptoms of neuroendocrine carcinoma?

Varied: Nfeouroendocrine tumors represent a large array of lesions representing small cell and larege cell tumors. Medullary ca of thyroid is a large cell neuroendocrine presenting as a neck mass. Small cell neuroendocrine of lung metastasizes to brain. Gi neuroendocrine tumors spread to liver ie carinoid, producing flusing and other hormone symptoms. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of pituitary tumors?

What are signs and symptoms of pituitary tumors?

Depends: Hi. Pituitary tumors are generally benign tumors that produce signs and symptoms by either mass effect and/or hormone production.Mass effect can cause headache, difficulty seeing peripheral visual fields, or destruction of adjacent normal pituitary tissue. Tumors that produce hormones cause classic syndromes. Your endocrinologist will do a diagnostic evaluation and recommend treatment if indicated ...Read more

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Meningitis symptoms? What are some of the symptoms of meningitis?

Meningitis symptoms? What are some of the symptoms of meningitis?

Meningitis Symptoms: Symptoms of bacterial meningitis usually appear suddenly. The most common symptoms of meningitis include: fever, severe and persistent headache, stiff and painful neck, vomiting, confusion, decreased level of consciousness, seizures, muscle aches and weakness, eye sensitivity and pain to bright lights and skin rash. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chiari malformation?

What are the symptoms of chiari malformation?

Sometimes nothing: Sometimes nothing, although seizures and headaches are possible. Depending on the severity weakness in the head and face, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, and nausea are also possible. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of benign cancer?

What are the symptoms of benign cancer?

Depends: If by "benign cancer" you mean benign tumor, the symptoms depend on the location and size of the tumor. There may be lumps under the skin, mass in breast, mass in abdomen, if in the pituitary, visual symptoms etc. Mostly benign tumors are generally silent. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a c3c4 schwannoma?

Depends: This depends on where exactly its located (central vs foramenal), and how big it is. Some present with no symptoms, others can have neck pain, still others can have weakness, imbalance, sensory problems and more (myelopathy). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have 1cm intradural extramedullary tumor at L4, likely schwannoma,. I feel cord area becomes inflamed periodically with more symptoms. Possible?

I have 1cm intradural extramedullary tumor at L4,  likely schwannoma,.  I feel  cord area becomes inflamed periodically with more symptoms.  Possible?

Spinal tumor surgery: I would suggest you should have the tumor resected and not ignore it as tumors can turn malignant. Symptoms nay be aggravated by excessive movement and exercise and irritation of nerve root. make an apt. for virtual consult and will discuss further. ...Read more

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Schwannoma that is expanding my right neural exit foramen@c3c4 and is encasing the ipsilateral vertebral artery, what symptoms would i have?

Schwannoma that is expanding my right neural exit foramen@c3c4 and is encasing the ipsilateral vertebral artery, what symptoms would i have?

Slow....: Because these benign tumors grow so slowly, you may have no symptoms if the tumor slowly sqeeuzes the vertebral artery off. There is the possibility of pain in the c4 root. A stroke is not impossible. ...Read more

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What is schwannoma?

What is schwannoma?

Usually benign tumor: It is usually a benign tumor of the coverings of a nerve and occurs in nerves of your peripheral nervous system including cranial nerves. ...Read more

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What is a spinal schwannoma?

What is a spinal schwannoma?

Tumor: These are typically benign tumors arising from some of the supportive cells lining the nerve cell sheaths. ...Read more

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What the difference between schwannoma and meningioma?

What the difference between schwannoma and meningioma?

They are diff.tumors: Schwannoma - a neoplasm originating from schwann cells (of the myelin sheath) of peripheral or sympathetic neurons, or from various cranial nerves, particularly the eighth cranial nerve; schwannomas include neurofibromas and neurilemomas. A meningioma is a tumor that arises from the meninges — the membranes that surround your brain. ...Read more

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Do surgeons use a gamma knife to treat benign schwannoma?

Do surgeons use a gamma knife to treat benign schwannoma?

Neurosurgeons: Together with radiation oncologists treat many benign central nervous system conditions, including schwannoma with stereotactic radiotherapy, and gamma knife is one means of doing this, . ...Read more

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What surgery is required to remove a neurogenic schwannoma tumor from the spine?

What surgery is required to remove a neurogenic schwannoma tumor from the spine?

Depends on exact loc: The surgery required to remove this tumor depends on the exact location of the tumor. It may be within the spinal canal, requiring a laminectomy, or along the nerve root, requiring a combination of a laminectomy and dissection of the tumor lateral to the spine. ...Read more

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Are intrathecal schwannoma tumors common and what type of treatment is typically recommended?

Are intrathecal schwannoma tumors common and what type of treatment is typically recommended?

Rare: These are not that common and can be considered rare. The cause of schwannomas is unknown, but they sometimes occur in individuals with certain disorders such as some types of neurofibromatosis. Treatment may include surgery, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. ...Read more

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I had a 15cm X 8 cm schwannoma removed in october. The MRI showed something in its place today. Is it possible that the tumor regrown. Can it b cancer?

I had a 15cm X 8 cm schwannoma removed in october. The MRI showed something in its place today. Is it possible that the tumor regrown. Can it b cancer?

Interpretation: The MRI may be detecting localized scar tissue or some residual Schwannoma, and there is no reason to suspect a new problem such as "cancer". However, you will gain far more information from the radiologist and your surgeon. Ask questions today. ...Read more

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I did an MRI and the result is I have psoas schwannoma. Can you please tell me which doctor should I see? Thank you :)

I did an MRI and the result is I have psoas schwannoma. Can you please tell me which doctor should I see? Thank you :)

See neurosurgeon: But don't necessarily invite them to do anything....unless your symptoms are so intensely painful or causing such debilitating weakness that you have no choice. Schwannomas can be a hassle and even scary depending on where you find them but if they are isolated or small they may be able to be left alone. Talk to your PMD first and see what they say. I would tread conservatively based on your info ...Read more

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Tinel sign(electric shock) on tapping lesion site again developed 2 months after excision of radial nerve schwannoma of arm, does this mean recurrence?

Tinel sign(electric shock) on tapping lesion site again developed 2 months after excision of radial nerve schwannoma of arm, does this mean recurrence?

Not at all: Tinel's sign is indicative of chronicity, and typically is present due to nerve re-innervation and peripheral sprouting, a sign of partial recovery. Hopefully the Schwannoma has been fully excised. ...Read more

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Any Treatment options suggested for a 20 year old(me) diagnosed at 17 yrs old with an appearing Schwannoma in my sciatic nerve. Seems to be inoperable?

Any Treatment options suggested for a 20 year old(me) diagnosed at 17 yrs old with an appearing Schwannoma in my sciatic nerve. Seems to be inoperable?

Get Another Opinion: First, get a second opinion. Schwannomas are usually amenable to surgical correction, unless in your case there is an unusual circumstance. Quote: "Microsurgical excision is the treatment of choice. Schwannomas are removeable since they repulse fascicular groups without penetrating them thus allowing their enucleation while preserving nerve continuity." (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/.) Don't give up. ...Read more

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I am looking for a neurologist in Tennessee. I have been to Vanderbilt/Howell Allen Clinic/Mid state neurosurgery. Schwannoma in entirety of S1 root.

I am looking for a neurologist in Tennessee. I have been to Vanderbilt/Howell Allen Clinic/Mid state neurosurgery. Schwannoma in entirety of S1 root.

I see your 3rd post: I referred your post to an HT neurologist, but your case needs a team of folks looking at your scans and planning a course of treatment. Vandy is an excellent tertiary care system. For benign cases see: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dirk_Strauss/publication/51541503_Management_of_benign_retroperitoneal_schwannomas_a_single-center_experience/links/0f31753248fdec5989000000.pdf ...Read more

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Five weeks post laminectomy to remove schwannoma tumor at L4 and CSF leak, now better, what causes intense pressure headache when bending forward?

Five weeks post laminectomy to remove schwannoma tumor at L4 and CSF leak, now better, what causes intense pressure headache when bending forward?

Your Neurosurgeon ca: Ask your neurosurgeon to help you and guide you further. Spinal fluid(CSF) leaks are known to cause Headaches because of spinal fluid pressure changes. If the CSF leak stops completely, it is likely that your headaches will stop. Drink extra fluids in the meantime. ...Read more

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Can sarcoidosis look like possible vestibular schwannoma on mri? Have spinal marrow lesions. Wondering does internal auditory canal MRI use contrast?

Can sarcoidosis look like possible vestibular schwannoma on mri? Have spinal marrow lesions. Wondering does internal auditory canal MRI use contrast?

Sarcoid is a mimic: It would have to be in the correct location, but neurosarcoid could have a similar appearance (soft tissue that enhances). Internal auditory canal MRI is performed without and with contrast. Please keep seeing your doctors and complete the workup. ...Read more

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Mri showed ? Vestibular schwannoma. Increasing migraines, dizzy no hearing loss. Can that cause pain behind eyes? Ophthalmologist can't find cause.

Mri showed ? Vestibular schwannoma. Increasing migraines, dizzy no hearing loss. Can that cause  pain behind eyes? Ophthalmologist can't find cause.

Schwannoma: Vestibular schwannoma due to their location normally do not cause pain behind the eyes, they can cause hearing loss and dizziness b but not the pain you are describing. ...Read more

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