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Doctor insights on: What Is Laproschopic Surgery To Remove A Dermoid Tumor

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What if the tumor can’t be removed by surgery?

What if the tumor can’t be removed by surgery?

Chemo-, Radiation Rx: In general, we have three tools to treat any cancer: surgery, radiation rx and chemo rx. To answer this question accurately, it would be most helpful to know what type of cancer you are referring to; however, in general, if we cannot surgically remove a tumor, we often try and shrink it with chemo and/or radiation rx. Sometimes, after this treatment, we can then surgically remove the tumor. ...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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How long does a surgery take to remove a meningioma tumor ?

How long does a surgery take to remove a meningioma tumor ?

Tumor firmness: In addition to size and location, time and difficulty of surgery also depends on the consistency of the tumor--whether it is soft or hard. Sometimes, these tumors can infiltrate the underlying brain, and this also makes them harder. Encompassing major arteries, veins, or nerves, also can make things more challenging. Operating in the bottom part of the brain also requires more durable closure. ...Read more

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Hi i was just wondering my best friend has a tumor in the middle if her chest will the surgery have any complications to remove it?

Hi i was just wondering my best friend has a tumor in the middle if her chest will the surgery  have any complications to remove it?

Possibly : Any operation can have complications. Factors include the condition being treated, the operation performed, the skill of the surgeon and facility where surgery is performed and the patient's underlying health and any underlying conditions. ...Read more

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Is the surgery they perform to remove a fatty tumor an outpatient or inpatient?

??: If you are referring to removing a fatty tumor / lipoma under the skin, it is usually an outpatient surgery. ...Read more

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Going to have surgery to remove a soft tissue tumor within 2 months, but i just want to know, how serious is this?

Soft tissue tumor: It depends the nature of your soft tissue tumor. If it is benign, you don't need to worry about anything. If it is a malignant one (so called sarcoma), treatment plan would be significantly different. In the latter case, please consult your oncologist for specific treatment plan. ...Read more

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My brother was diagnosed with a warthin's tumor and needs surgery to remove it. What should we be concerned with in regards to this procedure?

My brother was diagnosed with a warthin's tumor and needs surgery to remove it. What should we be concerned with in regards to this procedure?

Have surgery, go on.: It's also called: papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum, and is 8x > in smokers, occurs in men and women and in 5% - 14% or cases, warthin's tumor is bilateral. Warthin's tumor is highly unlikely to become malignant. This is not to be confused with wharton's duct, which is the name for the submandibular duct. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/warthin%27s_tumor. ...Read more

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Friend just diagnosed with mixed glioblastoma... Stage 2. Surgery removed 90% tumor. What could his prognosis be like?

Friend just diagnosed with mixed glioblastoma... Stage 2. Surgery removed 90% tumor. What could his prognosis be like?

Not clear: Not certain if you mean glioma-grade 2. By definition, if you say glioblastoma (gbm), that is grade 4. There is a big difference in prognosis. Gbm have a mean survival of 14 months with maximum surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, although there are many surviving 3-4 years with newer treatments. With grade 2, the average survival is on the order of 10-12 years depending on molecular markers. ...Read more

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I am having a 10cmx8cmx10.2cm dermoid tumor removed from my ovary next week. Will they be able to remove it with larposcopic surgery or is it too big?

I am having a 10cmx8cmx10.2cm dermoid tumor removed from my ovary next week. Will they be able to remove it with larposcopic surgery or is it too big?

Surgical consult: Those are great questions that will need to be addressed by your surgeon. You need to find out the answer before you go in for surgery. It is important that you are informed of the surgical plan, risks and benefits before you consent to an operation ...Read more

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What surgery is required to remove a neurogenic schwannoma tumor from the spine?

What surgery is required to remove a neurogenic schwannoma tumor from the spine?

Depends on exact loc: The surgery required to remove this tumor depends on the exact location of the tumor. It may be within the spinal canal, requiring a laminectomy, or along the nerve root, requiring a combination of a laminectomy and dissection of the tumor lateral to the spine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of cylindroma? I get new tumors that keeps on growing until you remove them by surgery.

Lifelong: Your tendency to get these is genetic and you should welcome the opportunity to get them removed as fast as they appear. There's nothing else to do for this. ...Read more