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Doctor insights on: Tumors Of The Mandible

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What are the chances of getting a malignant bone tumor in the mandibule jaw?

What are the chances of getting a malignant bone tumor in the mandibule jaw?

Rare: Malignancies of the jaws are uncommon. The most common is multiple myeloma (usually 50-70 years), but some tumors, like osteosarcoma and ewing sarcoma are more likely in children (<20 years). No matter -- they are very rare in most groups. There are some differences between the mandible and maxilla, but they are really not that significant. ...Read more

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Describe the features of metastases to the bone.?

Describe the features of metastases to the bone.?

Varies: Bone metastases features can vary. Some are bone "lytic" (moth eaten) such as squamous cell cancers or multiple myeloma. Others are "blastic" such as breast, prostate, etc. Symptoms vary from asymptomatic to painful. Bones may easily (pathologically) fracture. Treatment can include bone directed therapy such as bisphosphonates, xgeva (denosumab), radiation, radio frequency ablation, v-plasty. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting a malignant bone tumor in the jaw?

What are the chances of getting a malignant bone tumor in the jaw?

Rare: Malignancies of the jaws are uncommon. The most common is multiple myeloma (usually 50-70 years), but some tumors, like osteosarcoma and ewing sarcoma are more likely in children (<20 years). No matter -- they are very rare in most groups. ...Read more

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What are the complications of bone tumors?

What are the complications of bone tumors?

Depends on type: Bone tumors for the most part fall into primary and metastatic lesions. For the metastatic lesions of lung prognosis is poor. For breast Ca there are long term survivals. Of the primary lesions there are benign and malignant lesions. The benign like enchondromas grow slowly and may have some pain. The malignant lesions such as osteo and chondrosarcomas can destroy the bone and metastasize . ...Read more

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Describe the features of cancer of the nasal cavity.?

Describe the features of cancer of the nasal cavity.?

Bloody nose / mucus: Recurrent epistaxis (bloody noses) should be investigated, especially in older patients, or those who smoke. Sometimes nasal cavity cancer can cause a funny taste, or mucus drainage, or even physical deformity of the nose. ...Read more

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Which kind of bone cancer grows aggressively in the hip?

Rare cancer: Primary cancers of the bone (including the hip) are very rare. The most common bone cancers are actually those that have spread from other cancers (metastatic cancer). The most common primary bone cancers are osteosarcomas, but these are very rare. ...Read more

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Whould a cervical spine MRI show the cause of pressure, numbness, tenderness of the area at the base of the skull to the middle of the top of neck?

Whould a cervical spine MRI show the cause of pressure, numbness, tenderness of the area at the base of the skull to the middle of the top of neck?

It may or may not as: There are several different possibilities for your symptoms including none cervical spine ones-some may arise from the cervical spine but may also not be diagnosed by the MRI as well-tests are usually done to confirm or help to narrow done the possible causes after a careful history and exam is done by a physician who will then order the appropriate tests or referrals ...Read more

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A voluminous lesion in the tail of the pancreas also encompassing the greater curvature of the stomach,12cm tumor.is dangerous fibroscopy?operated?

A voluminous lesion in the tail of the pancreas also encompassing the greater curvature of the stomach,12cm tumor.is dangerous  fibroscopy?operated?

Cystadenoma: This size lesion expanding to stomach can not be the classic adenoCa. It is probably an islet cell neoplasm or more likely cystadenoma. Since the latter almost always converts to carcinoma, resection of distal pancreas, spenectomy since splenic vein always involved and partial gastectomy must be performed. Laparotomy should be used and depending on path, chemo may be needed PO. ...Read more

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Which are the limitations of CT scanning of the head?

Which are the limitations of CT scanning of the head?

Head ct: On year ct the contrast between structures is not that great. Ct is good to see bleeding in the brain or skull, a shift due to a mass can see a stroke a couple if hours old. Also good to see boney structure. Mri has better contrast differentiation but has other trade offs. ...Read more

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Can calcification of the colon occur at the L3-L4 level?

Can calcification of the colon occur at the L3-L4 level?

Do you: really mean colon calcification or some other type of calcification? Colon calcification is not something that typically occurs. ...Read more

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Are there effects of androgens on the mandible and maxilla?

Are there effects of androgens on the mandible and maxilla?

Bone density: Increase bone metabolism or increase bone density of the craniomaxillary and mandibular area and sometimes has an influence on cleft lip and cleft palate. ...Read more

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What are the signs of tumor in the head?

What are the signs of tumor in the head?

Many: The head is a complex place. If you have headaches, face pain, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, rapid onset stuffiness, nose bleeds, eye pain, etc, call your doctor. Your doctor can discuss what's going on with you and make sure you have an appropriate, focused work- up. ...Read more

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Are tumors in the lung usually a result of metastatic cancer?

Are tumors in the lung usually a result of metastatic cancer?

Often: They are either metastatic lesions that spread from other parts of the body, or they are "primary" lung cancers that originated in the lung tissue. Most often if multiple tumors, they would be metastatic lesions, but if there was a single spot seen in a smoker, it may be a primary tumor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bone tumors?

What are the symptoms of bone tumors?

Varied: Lesions of the bone can represent primary as well as metastatic tumors. Many of the primary tumors which are cartilaginous present and a palpable nodular mass with no associated pain. Osteogenic sarcoma which can erode the bone is very symptomatic as is metastatic tumors that when enlarging expand the periosteum causing pain. Radiation and chemo are best used to control symptoms. ...Read more

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What tumors can cause resorption to lower border of mandible?

What tumors can cause resorption to lower border of mandible?

Many: Any odontogenic, non-odontogenic, benign or malignant tumor can cause bone resorption of the jaw. You need to see an oral ; maxillofacial surgeon to have appropriate x-rays done and more than likely a biopsy to determine exactly what the problem is and what treatment you need. ...Read more

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Finding: a 1 mm focus of non-contrast or delayed contast enhancement involving the pituitary gland at the junction of the anterior and posterior lobes

Finding: a 1 mm focus of non-contrast or delayed contast enhancement involving the pituitary gland at the junction of the anterior and posterior lobes

Follow it: 1 mm sounds very small and non threatening. Recommend repeat study in 3 months and then annually if not enlarging. Doubtful that something that size is causing headaches, visual or endocrine problems. ...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