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What Is Laproschopic Surgery To Remove A Dermoid Tumor
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?
"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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband abused me for years hit me hard in the head enough to split it open several times. I had surgery to remove a tumor. Can it come back?
No: repeated scalp lacerations repaired surgically is not a known contributor to malignancy. If a tumor developed by history it does not appear to be a glioblastoma since you would have had RT and knowledge of a high incidence of local recurrence. The tumor you described sounds like a scalp lesion, either benign or malignant and there is a high incidence of local recurrence depending on the path ...Read more
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
Hi, my mom had a tumor on the optic nerve 0.25x0.36x0.4cm. Is surgery the only way to remove it? How can it be treated?
Tough to determine: Not knowing the pathological characteristics of the tumor, tough to advise you. Some cases, gamma knife is useful, others might respond to irradiation or chemotherapy, but in some cases, surgery is life saving. But a lesion on the optic nerve might be precarious, and risk blindness. Would get additional opinions from ophthalmology and neurosurgery. ...Read more
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