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Symptoms Of Schwannomas
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The symptoms of Acoustic neuroma include:: Difficulty swallowing, Double vision, Facial muscle weakness, Facial numbness, Headache, Hearing loss, Hydrocephalus, Nystagmus, Papilledema, Raised intracranial pressure, Ringing in ears, Vertigo, Loss of balance, Gait instability, Diminished taste. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
I have 1cm intradural extramedullary tumor at L4, likely schwannoma,. I feel cord area becomes inflamed periodically with more symptoms. Possible?
Schwannoma that is expanding my right neural exit foramen@c3c4 and is encasing the ipsilateral vertebral artery, what symptoms would i have?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 34 years old. I was diagnosed with nerve sheath tumour, probably schwannoma. Surgery was recommended. Should biopsy be done before thesurgery?
I recently had a schwannoma removed from the median nerve in my hand. Because I had one, does that mean I am at risk for more?
Someone please help me in finding a neurologist who specializes in cases like mine schwannoma in sciatica nerve. 4yrs of pain, failed relief attempts.
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 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
Tinel sign(electric shock) on tapping lesion site again developed 2 months after excision of radial nerve schwannoma of arm, does this mean recurrence?
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
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
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
Can sarcoidosis look like possible vestibular schwannoma on mri? Have spinal marrow lesions. Wondering does internal auditory canal MRI use contrast?
Mri showed ? Vestibular schwannoma. Increasing migraines, dizzy no hearing loss. Can that cause pain behind eyes? Ophthalmologist can't find cause.
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