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What exactly is a brain hamartoma?

What exactly is a brain hamartoma?

Hamartomas: A hamartoma is a common benign tumor in an organ composed of tissue elements normally found at that site but that are growing in a disorganized mass. They occur in many different parts of the body and are most often asymptomatic and undetected unless seen on an image taken for another reason. Hamartomas result from an abnormal formation of normal tissue, and usually only cause problems by location. ...Read more

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Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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I have Pallister-Hall syndrome with hypothalamic hamartoma and hypopituitarism. Any suggest for hormon therapy?

I have Pallister-Hall syndrome with hypothalamic hamartoma and hypopituitarism. Any suggest for hormon therapy?

See your MD: You need to be followed, as pahypopituitarism can be dangerous. I would recommend being followed by an endocrinologist ...Read more

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Diagnosed with cushing's disease.Endoscopy found multiple sb lesions, which may represent hamartomas.How can difference be told if cancerous?

Diagnosed with cushing's disease.Endoscopy found multiple sb lesions, which  may represent hamartomas.How can difference be told if cancerous?

Biopsy: Small bowel hamartomas are benign growths that are rare. If there are multiple lesions, your doctor may suspect a genetic syndrome like peutz-jeghers. The good news is that small bowel cancers are also very rare. The only way to tell benign (not cancer) from malignant (cancer) is to biopsy the lesions during an endoscopy if possible. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have " stable right apical lung enhancing nodule, likely to represent hamartoma"?

What does it mean to have " stable right apical lung enhancing nodule, likely to represent hamartoma"?

Benign tumor.: There is a nodule in the top of your right lung which appears to be a benign tumor of a type called a hamartoma. These are absolutely nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Is there any doctor with experience of seeing patients with Cowden's syndrome, Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome, PTEN hamartoma tumour syndrome?

Is there any doctor with experience of seeing patients with Cowden's syndrome, Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome, PTEN hamartoma tumour syndrome?

Cowden Syndrome: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/bannayan-riley-ruvalcaba-syndrome http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/cowden-syndrome http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/6202/cowden-syndrome/resources/8 Those are fairly rare disease Perhaps the above links could assist you. Seems like University of Iowa does have expertise. ...Read more

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Does hamartoma look like a tumor?

Does hamartoma look like a tumor?

Yes: The word "tumor" just means growth. So, it includes benign and malignant growths as well as hamartomas. If this was a breast sample, a breast hamartoma, would look like a mass or tumor on mammography and on gross inspection of the specimen. However, once it is reviewed under the microscope, then it is known to be a hamartoma. You will note "oma" at the end which is the root of the word tumor. ...Read more

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Brain disorder what exactly is a brain disorder.And what can cause them.I thank you for any replies.

Brain disorder what exactly is a brain disorder.And what can cause them.I thank you for any replies.

Hello. : Hello. The term brain disorder is very non-specific. There are many possible types of disorders that can effect the brain such as seizures, headaches, tumors, hemorrhages, traumatic brain injuries, viruses and bacterial infections just to mention a few. ...Read more

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What exactly is a brain lesion? And what is Cacosmia? My dr. thinks it could be that but didn't give me any details about the condition.

What exactly is a brain lesion? And what is Cacosmia? My dr. thinks it could be that but didn't give me any details about the condition.

HallucinationOfUnpla: It is hallucination(imagining)of unpleasant odor particularly putrefactive odor. Brain lesion is a lesion in Brain You should always ask the doctors what they are talking about and what it mean.It is duty of the doctors to explaiin things so that you can understand in non medical language ...Read more