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Doctor insights on: Warthin's Tumour Of The Parotid Gland

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What is parotid gland cancer?

What is parotid gland cancer?

Cancer of parotid.: This is a cancer of your parotid gland, the gland that secretes saliva to help break down foods. This can involve the facial nerve, and surgical treatment may result in partial loss of facial nerve function. ...Read more

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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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What is pineocytoma of the pineal gland?

Pineocytoma: This is difficult to answer in a limited space. Please go on-line and look up "Pineocytoma" and you will find many relevant articles to help you. Pineocytoma does not always need treatment. ...Read more

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What is a hyperfunctioning adenoma of the adrenal gland?

What is a hyperfunctioning adenoma of the adrenal gland?

Secretory: An adrenal adenoma usually does not produce the usual adrenal hormones (corticosteroids or mineralocorticoids) but if does, it is called hyperfunctioning. ...Read more

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What's pineocytoma of pineal gland?

What's pineocytoma of pineal gland?

A benign tumor: A pineocytoma is generally a benign tumor of the pineal gland. The pineal gland is thought to be possibly related to day/night cycles in humans. Pineocytomas are not malignant and do not spread like other types of brain tumors. However, they can reach a significant size and potentially can block the flow of CSF and produce a secondary condition called hydrocephalus which can be life threatening. ...Read more

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What happen if u developed a warthin tumor in the parotid gland?

What happen if u developed a warthin tumor in the parotid gland?

Needs to come out: While benign, you don't want masses growing in your parotid gland. The nerve the moves that half of the face (aptly named the facial nerve) runs through the middle of the gland and it is always easier to take out smaller parotid masses than bigger ones. Discuss this with your ent, who likely will suggest surgical removal of the mass and part- though not all- of the parotid gland. ...Read more

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Is a hypodense nodule in the left thyroid gland cancerous?

Is a hypodense nodule in the left thyroid gland cancerous?

Not necessarily: Many hypodense nodules of the thyroid are benign. ...Read more

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What is the risk of a pineal gland cyst?

What is the risk of a pineal gland cyst?

If the cyst: is small, generally it is an incidental finding requiring no treatment and causing no symptoms ...Read more

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What is the risk of a pineal gland cyst?

What is the risk of a pineal gland cyst?

Pineal gland cyst: Most pineal gland cysts are incidentally found, meaning they are common. Unless the cyst is showing signs of growth or compression of surrounding structures they are typical just followed with serial studies. ...Read more

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131 radiation for thyroid cancer caused problems in my parotid gland. Fna reveals cyst AND tumor of partoid gland. What should I do. Remove or watch?

131 radiation for thyroid cancer caused problems in my parotid gland. Fna reveals  cyst AND tumor of partoid gland.  What should I do. Remove or watch?

Benign tumor?: Hi. I'm sorry about the parotid gland; usually the lemon drops during the therapy period prevent that. I am assuming it's not a malignant tumor, or your doc would have already told you it needs to come out (I've never seen sialadenitis from 131-I cause cancer). Confer with the ENT surgeon you're seeing about risks vs. benefits of removal. Good luck! ...Read more

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How horrible is cancer of the pituitary gland?

How horrible is cancer of the pituitary gland?

Cancer?: Hi. Did your doctor tell you it's "cancer" or a "tumor"? The VAST majority of pituitary tumors are BENIGN, not cancer. Without a biopsy, no one can assume cancer. Talk with your doctor...this may not be anywhere near as bad as you think. On the other hand, if you do have cancer in the pituitary, it can be bad. Talk with your doctor; get the information. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does tinnitus cause cyst in the parotid gland?

No: Tinnitus is a symptom where you hear noise that is not present in your environment. Cyst in the parotid develops independent of that. ...Read more

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What's the role of salivary glands?

What's the role of salivary glands?

Digestion: Salivary glands secrete saliva which helps the soft mass of chewed food go down the esophagus easily. Saliva contains enzymes which help break down food. Saliva production may be pharmacologically stimulated by pilocarpin, & cevimeline; suppressed by tricyclic antidepressants, ssri, & some antihypertensives. ...Read more

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What is rykies cyst adjacent to the pituitary gland?

What is rykies cyst adjacent to the pituitary gland?

Rathke's: Rathke's cyst are remnants from embryonic development. Just cysts, typically not a problem; however, if large perhaps can compress the pituitary and lead to some endocrine dysfunction. Check with an endocrinologist to see if this is the case. ...Read more

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How do I differentiate the mandibular gland and lymph node? Is the gland directly above the neck pulse the mandibular gland?

How do I differentiate the mandibular gland and lymph node? Is the gland directly above the neck pulse the mandibular gland?

It may be hard.: You should be checked, you may have a difficult time discerning between a lymph node or the submandibular gland. If you can simultaneously palpate with one hand the floor of your mouth and the other hand your neck on the same side. You may be able to compress the gland between the two hands. That is one way to feel the submandibular gland. But if you are worried get checked. ...Read more

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Tumor malignant degeneration means what? Is the tumor dying on its own?

Tumor malignant degeneration means what?  Is the tumor dying on its own?

Cell death: Malignant tumors have various types of death. Comedonecrosis is a cell death in the middle of the tumor (due to outgrowing its blood supply). Dengeration just means it has died, but in general due to senescence (just old age). Tumor necrosis is usually something seen in malignant tumors, while degeneration is usually associated with benign tumors. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for colloid cyst of thyroid gland?

What is the treatment for colloid cyst of thyroid gland?

Thyroid cyst: If the ultrasound and needle aspiration reveal only a thyroid cyst, it does not require surgery. Cysts can sometimes get bigger or smaller, but as long as it is not so large as to bother you, your endocrinologist can just watch it with a periodic ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is adrenal gland cancer?

What is adrenal gland cancer?

See below: There are two part of the adrenal gland and each has different types of cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/adrenalglandcancer.html. ...Read more

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What parts of the adrenal gland are controled by the pituitary gland? I read that there are three parts of the adrenal gland.

What parts of the adrenal gland are controled by the pituitary gland? I read that there are three parts of the adrenal gland.

The adrenal: cortex, or outer portion, is mostly controlled by the pituitary, and predominately produces cortisone, aldosterone and some sex hormones. The inner portion, or medulla, is regulated by blood pressure, nervous stimulation, emotions, etc. and produces epinephrine, norepinephrine and some other lesser hormones. ...Read more

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Parotid Gland (Definition)

There are two such glands one in front of each ear. They are the largest saliva producing glands and produce around 75% of the ...Read more