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It is possible that a reliable histology examination of an abnormal skin formation be done a year after the removal?
Yes: Only if the specimen were adequately prepared and stored in a pathology lab. ...Read more
Does you med: school have free tutors? At my med school some of the PhD students helped to tutor us med students in the evening ? ...Read more
Histology is the mic: Morphology is the shape of something. Histology refers to the microscopic appearance of a tissue. ...Read more
What's the accuracy of histology in diagnosing malignancies? How often do you have to go back for another sample?
Depends on tissue: Histology is the study of tissues under the microscope. Most cancer biopsies are reviewed under the microscope after staining and have characteristic signs of malignancy. If the biopsy sample is inadequate, does not include normal tissue borders, or involves tissues that are difficult to diagnose by histology alone then further samples or other tests may be required. ...Read more
Essential HTN: Essential HTN is the cause of most hypertension. We can treat it though we don't truly know the cause. A very small percentage of hypertension are known as secondary htn, have known causes such a renal artery stenosis, pheocromocytoma and other rare disorders. These are rare. I have personally had two cases in twelve years of active practice... More important that the cause is aggressive treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could nephroblastoma start out with favorable histology, but for some reason, turn anaplastic (of unfavorable histology)?
Hard to say: The standard of care for this tumor in the US is immediate removal of the entire tumor (and kidney) at diagnosis. In that situation there is no remaining tumor to change. At times the tumor is too large to remove at first; approach is to biopsy, give chemo, remove later. The biopsy may show favorable and removed kidney show anaplasia as anaplasia can be patchy and missed on biopsy. ...Read more
Can nephroblastoma start out with favorable histology, but for some reason, turn anaplastic? Any help appreciated!
Histo can change: Survival with nephroblastoma will change with duration and nodal status. Children with Wilms tumor (nephroblastoma) who have a particular risk of failure at relapse or at primary diagnosis where at least 15% presented with regional nodal metastasis should be treated with high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) and autologous peripheral blood stem cell rescue if needed. Nearly ½ will remain NED at 5 yrs. ...Read more
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