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Doctor insights on: Thoracic Neoplasms In Children

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Could a cardiac neoplasm show up on an echo or chest x-ray?

Could a cardiac neoplasm show up on an echo or chest x-ray?

Maybe echo: A mass inside the heart or in the wall of the heart would not likely show up on a chest xray. If the mass was large enough or caused the heart to enlarge or if there was a pericardial effusion associated with it, there may be an indirect finding on the xray. But the mass itself would not show up on the xray. Ct of the chest could also potentially see a focal mass in the heart. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"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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I have chest pain in children 9 yrs old, any suggestions?

I have chest pain in children 9 yrs old, any suggestions?

Chest pain: I would have her see her pediatrician for ekg and maybe chest xray. If child has no significant medical problems probably is just growing pains. ...Read more

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What are the correct chest compressions to rescue breaths ratios for children and infants?

What are the correct chest compressions to rescue breaths ratios for children and infants?

Depends upon: For one rescuer: 30 compressions and 2 breaths ratio;
for 2 rescuers: 15 compressions and 2 breaths ratio. ...Read more

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Can a person who is paralyzed from the chest down still have sex or have children?

Can a person who is paralyzed from the chest down still have sex or have children?

Sort of, and yes: Paraplegics have little or no sensation during sexual activity. Both men and women can have leg spasms, which make body positioning challenging. Men usually no longer have any or adequate erections. Fertility in paraplegic women is not changed. With a paraplegic man, there are special ways to collect sperm, which doctors can then put into his wife to create a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Should you get small children to cough up and spit out mucus from chest congestion?

Should you get small children to cough up and spit out mucus from chest congestion?

Cough in chidren sma: Small children unfortunately can not cough up the mucus and the just swallow it, which is ok, as it does not cause any ill effects. Cough in small children should not be suppressed, but if there is coexisting bronchospasm or pneumonia it should be appropritely treated. There is no need for cough medicines in this age group as it does not help much and can be harmful. ...Read more

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Do older children get bronchiolitis? Most of what I'm reading says younger children get it, but my 6 yr old was diagnosed w/it after ER chest xray.

Do older children get bronchiolitis? Most of what I'm reading says younger children get it, but my 6 yr old was diagnosed w/it after ER chest xray.

Yes: Actually, even an adult can get bronchiolitis, although that is very unusual. But children can certainly get it, especially if they have underlying respiratory conditions like asthma of cystic fibrosis, or if they live in areas with lots of respiratory irritants like smoke or dust. Supportive care is all that is needed for most cases. Make sure they drink lots of fluids, keep environment clean! ...Read more

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My 2yr old has a little bit of hives rash in his whole belly&chest since last night, I gave him children's benedryl last night. How lng wil it go away?

My 2yr old has a little bit of hives rash in his whole belly&chest since last night, I gave him children's benedryl last night. How lng wil it go away?

Hives in a 2 year ol: If the child is itching it could be allergic reaction, the hives will keep coming back as long as he is still exposed to the offending agent, red raised blotches that keep coming back could also be erythema infectiosum, a viral illness also known as 5th disease can last for several wks. Your pediatrician can check him & run blood work to make the Dx. Good luck. ...Read more

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Congested chest&sticky phlegm in throat, best home remedies to bring quick relief? For adults? For children?

Congested chest&sticky phlegm in throat, best home remedies to bring quick relief? For adults? For children?

Lots of fluids!: Extra fluids may help. Make your own cough medicine by using 1 part tea, 1part honey, and l part lemon juice. An "expectorant" is an over-the-counter medication which may help to liquify mucous secretions and make them easier to cough up. Don't give honey to babies under one year old. And it goes without saying that a non-smoking environment will be helpful to everyone. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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My 9 year old daughter has costochondritis and she has build up flem in her chest finds it hard to breath I'm I doing things right to break it up by vaprior n lemon tea and honey Vicks on chest n back n and children Advil cold n flu or do I take her to ho

My 9 year old daughter has costochondritis and she has build up flem in her chest finds it hard to breath I'm I doing things right to break it up by vaprior n lemon tea and honey Vicks on chest n back n and children Advil cold n flu or do I take her to ho

Hard to breathe: Children with breathing difficulty should be rapidly evaluated for possible respiratory compromise. In the case of your child it may be due to costochondritis or due to some other causes which could be serious. So please call her doctor asap or even bring her to ER if needed. ...Read more

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I pediatric doctor I noted children age from 3 to 9 month complain cough and runny nose. Breathing by mouth. On auscultation chest clear what is treat?

I pediatric doctor I noted children age from 3 to 9 month complain cough and runny nose. Breathing by mouth. On auscultation chest clear what is treat?

Runny nose: The details aren't specific enough to answer clearly. If the child has a low grade temperature it may be one of many common viral illnesses. Is there is an irritant in the home, this also can lead to chronic cough and runny nose: cigarette smoke! Is the child gaining weight well, what is the family history? So it is important to follow up with a pediatrician to evaluate and treat. ...Read more

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4 yr old son has fever of 100.5, coughing, yellow drainage from nose and has some yellow drainage from left eye? I've dealt with the fevers and coughing before but not the drainage...Im running a vaporizer and using chest rub and childrens Robitussin CF f

4 yr old son has fever of 100.5, coughing, yellow drainage from nose and has some yellow drainage from left eye? I've dealt with the fevers and coughing before but not the drainage...Im running a vaporizer and using chest rub and childrens Robitussin CF f

May be infected: While some children may get mucous in their eyes with a viral infection, often drainage from a single eye with accompanying nasal discharge might be a sign of a bacterial infection. Discuss with your pediatrician or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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It has been difficult finding a doctor who understands this condition and wants to help treat it. If you could help me, I would appreciate it......?

It has been difficult finding a doctor who understands this condition and wants to help treat it. If you could help me, I would appreciate it......?

You need to see a doctor.: Undoubtedly, you have experienced a lot of stress in the recent past and presently have a child to care for, which does not help. Not withstanding the possibility of a PTSD / anxiety related disorder, my recommendation is that you see any physician in your vicinity. Family Med, Internal Med, Neurologist, ENT, etc. You begin by telling them of your current poor balance, loss of coordination, dizziness and extremity numbness only. This warrants an MRI of the head. You need a physical exam and some bloodwork done. Based on your evaluation and the test results, that physician will direct you to the necessary specialist if it is indeed warranted. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neoplasm?

What is the definition or description of: neoplasm?

Neoplasm: A neoplasm is a mass produced by the abnormal growth of tissue. Neoplasms can be benign or malignant. Both types of neoplasms can be serious depending on where they are located. Benign neoplasms in a confined space (such as the brain in the skull) can produce serious consequences. Obviously malignant neoplasms can also be very serious. ...Read more

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Is hurtle cell neoplasm defined as cancer?

Is hurtle cell neoplasm defined as cancer?

Not necessary: Hurtel cell neoplasm can be adenoma (not cancer) or carcinoma (cancer). There is not much difference between the two with regards to age, sex, or history of head and neck radiation. However, hurtle cell carcinoma (cancer) tends to be larger in size (4.0 +/- 0.4 cm) compared with hurtle cell adenoma (2.4 +/- 0.2 cm). ...Read more

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Benign neoplasm can happen to you anywhere?

Benign neoplasm can happen to you anywhere?

Yep! They can!: Benign neoplasms are non-cancerous growths. They can show up anywhere, kind of like moles. We tend to get more of them as we age. Usually they don't cause problems, unless they are big and pressing on something important (like your brain). It's a fancy word for a lump or bump that's not cancer. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a benign neoplasm.?

Describe the features of a benign neoplasm.?

Varies: Benign = non-cancer. Neoplasm = tumor or mass. So, the features of a non-cancerous mass depend on what it is -- that is what cell it is derived from, location, etc. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a neoplasm is a cancer or not?

How can I tell if a neoplasm is a cancer or not?

Biopsy: Biopsy of a neoplasm for microscopic and molecular analysis is the gold standard for this determination. The ultimate distinction between benign and malignant neoplasm (cancer) is the propensity for metastasis. Generally speaking, cancers that spread are cancers that can kill. ...Read more

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What is intraductual papillary mucinous neoplasm.

Terminology: A tumor that is confined to the ducts of the organ and is making mucus. Such neoplasms are not cancers in the traditional sense, but may exist with cancer and may be precancerous. ...Read more

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What does non specificied neoplasm on the scalp mean?

What does non specificied neoplasm on the scalp mean?

Ask your doctor: The doctor who removed this tumor can address this matter better. But it seems like there is a neoplasm (=cancer) located in the scalp but they are not sure what type of cancer it is, yet. Further testing might help to locate the type of cancer/ neoplasm that you have. You need to see an oncologist to get further guidance. ...Read more

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What is the neoplasm of unspecified soft tissue or bone?

What is the neoplasm of unspecified soft tissue or bone?

Sarcoma: Lesions that arise from structures of soft tissue or bone are of mesenchymal origin. This stands in contrast to those tumors arising at glandular sites such as breast, ovary, prostate, colon, lung. The tumors of bone and soft tissue are termed sarcomas. In bone it is the osteo and chondro sarcoma. In soft tissue we find the liposarcoma (fat), fibrosarcoma (fibrous tissue origin), . ...Read more

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Neoplasm of unspecified soft tissue or bone, what is this?

Neoplasm of unspecified soft tissue or bone, what is this?

These are sarcomas: Lesions in non glandular structures such as supportive tissue are termed sarcomas. They arise anywhere in the body but appear most often in extremities. The mass on biopsy may appear adjacent to bone or in soft tissue but described as cartilaginous or osseous and represent a soft tissue origin not connected to bone. A PET and MRI can more clearly define origin for treatment decisions. ...Read more

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Fnac report follicular neoplasm. Is it ok if I postponed my surgery for 4 months?

Fnac report follicular neoplasm. Is it ok if I postponed my surgery for 4 months?

BAD idea: Forgive my frankess. I hope this is benign as most of these are. But if this is follicular carcinoma, you're inviting it to spread to your lungs, which will make a cure impossible. Do you want to die? ...Read more

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My dr never told me I had neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the ovaries. Should I be concerned?

My dr never told me I had neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the ovaries. Should I be concerned?

Very unrevealing: This actually sounds like the description of a billing code rather than a true diagnosis. It could be used to describe literally anything involving the ovary. If there was no discussion at all with your doctor regarding your ovaries, it would be reasonable to ask what this refers to. ...Read more