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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Spot on the liver or kidney means?

Spot on the liver or kidney means?

A cyst: A spot usually refers to a cyst which is basic abubble in the organ containing fluid. Most cysts are benign, especially if only a few are found. ...Read more

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Is a 4mm tumor on the pancreas bad?

Is a 4mm tumor on the pancreas bad?

Very hard to call a: 4mm tumor on imaging, and then hard to biopsy. Scotus justice ginsburg had such a tiny lesion after surveillance ct scan, and has done fine after surgery. An anecdote, but very few pancca are found this small. You can do very well even cured with proper therapy. ...Read more

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Can bladder cancer remain hidden on a sonogram of the bladder & kidneys?

Can bladder cancer remain hidden on a sonogram of the bladder & kidneys?

Yes: Bladder cancer can easily be missed on sonogram of the bladder and kidneys, especially if the tumor is small or flat. The definitive test for diagnosis is a cystoscopy where a small telescope is placed into the bladder to visualize the lining of the bladder. At the same time, a biopsy is taken to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a kidney stone on ultrasound?

What are the signs of a kidney stone on ultrasound?

Bright spots: Kidney stones show up on ultrasound as bright echogenic foci (white spots) within the substance of the kidney. If the stones are larger than 3 or 4 mm there will be a darker area behind the stone representing an acoustical shadow. Obstruction of the kidney by a stone will cause dilatation of the kidney's collecting system which will appear as black fluid spaces within the kidney. ...Read more

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What causes a cyst on the kidney?

What causes a cyst on the kidney?

Don't know: There are hereditary forms of rare cystic disease called polycystic kidneys then there are incidental simple cysts that we don't know exact root cause. Known to bear with age. ...Read more

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How serious is a malignant tumor on the prostate?

How serious is a malignant tumor on the prostate?

Depends.: All cancers are considered serious. However, the stage of the cancer is very important in determining the treatment and prognosis of a cancer. The more disease there is (the higher the stage) the more serious the cancer is and the more the need for aggressive therapy. In prostate cancer the grade of the disease (gleason score) also plays a role as it helps define the aggressiveness of the disease. ...Read more

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On CT the doctors found multiple exophytic solid masses on bilateral kidneys. What is the likely diagnosis, cancer?

On CT the doctors found multiple exophytic solid masses on bilateral kidneys.  What is the likely diagnosis, cancer?

Could be: Different things- including benign tumors ( like lipoma, stromal tumor, adenoma, fibroma etc)- , however malignancy is something that is absolutely has to be ruled out. You need a biopsy of the kidney mass definitively. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is clomazepam hard on the liver or kidneys?

Is clomazepam hard on the liver or kidneys?

Yes and no: As long as taken as prescribed the medication should not cause problems. You can always check the liver enzymes and kidney function to ensure no effect. ...Read more

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In what way does wilms tumor effect the kidney?

In what way does wilms tumor effect the kidney?

Depends: When a wilms tumor is small, it may not have much of an affect on normal kidney function. As it grows, it will slowly impinge on normal kidney function, which can result in problems with the urinary tract, filtering of the blood, and possibly cause high blood pressure. Many times the entire affected kidney needs to be removed as part of treatment (this depends on many factors). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a tumor on the pituitary?

What are symptoms of a tumor on the pituitary?

Depends -type? Size?: Sometimes there are no symptoms especially if small and non functioning. If big - visual problems, headache. If functioning- depends on which if the many hormones the pituitary makes is over produced. ...Read more

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Where are the radiation points on the head for a pituitary tumor?

Where are the radiation points on the head for a pituitary tumor?

Too complex: and variable to answer on the internet, check with your medical team for an exact answer. ...Read more

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Does hypermetabolism in the upper right mass of the lung mean cancer? A PET scan was performed on the person

Does hypermetabolism in the upper right mass of the lung mean cancer? A PET scan was performed on the person

Doesn't sound good: Hi. Going solely on what you've told us, it doesn't sound good. The doctor(s) involved in the patient's care WILL explain the result. Good luck to the patient! ...Read more

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What kind of tumors grow on the aorta?

What kind of tumors grow on the aorta?

Mostly sarcomas: While rare, tumors of aorta do occur in both thoracic and abdominal aorta with equal frequency.. Histologically, sarcomas constitute the majority of primary aortic tumors, with the malignant fibrous histiocytoma subtype being most common. They arise in the intima and grow along the intimal surface and into aortic lumen forming polypoid masses but tend to not invade the aortic wall. ...Read more

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Lung plural mass..is that mean it's on the lung surface or part on the mass on the lung and the other part inside the lung ...thank you ?

Lung plural mass..is that mean it's on the lung surface or part on the mass on the lung and the other part inside the lung ...thank you ?

Pleural mass: A PLEURAL mass means that something of a tumorous nature involves the LINING of the lungs. The mass is BASED in the pleura. It could be extended into the lung. You'd need more information from tests or biopsy procedures to know to what extent spread has occurred if at all. More questions? Contact me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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What is the probability of survival with a cancerous brain tumor in the front right hand side of the brain?

What is the probability of survival with a cancerous brain tumor in the front right hand side of the brain?

Depends: On tumor size, cause, associated swelling/bleeding, response to treatment etc. Many variables prevent a definitive response. ...Read more

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Does the removal of thyroid nodes effects on the function of the brain?

Does the removal of thyroid nodes effects on the function of the brain?

Please define: Hi. There are thyroid nodules and lymph nodes, but not "thyroid nodes". However, removal of neither thyroid nodules nor lymph nodes will affect the function of the brain. Frankly that's kind of an off the wall question. Is there something particular you're thinking of? Good luck! ...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