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What sort of disorder is an endocrine tumor?

What sort of disorder is an endocrine tumor?

Tumors in hormone: -producing organs, such as the pituitary, thyroid, pancreas, parathyroid, adrenal glands. ...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 is an endocrine tumor diagnosed?

How is an endocrine tumor diagnosed?

Combination: A combination of techniques is used to diagnose endocrine tumors. First the patient's symptoms are looked at closely. Lab work is done to verify levels and markers of hormones. Imaging such as mri, ct, ultrasound, or endoscopy can be used to visualize tumor masses. There are dna tests for tumors that are part of a syndrome. ...Read more

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What's the cause of neuro endocrine tumors?

What's the cause of neuro endocrine tumors?

Unknown: Like so many other cancers, the cause of neuro-endocrine cancer is unknown. Just consider this to be an accident of nature and accept it as your destiny. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Endocrine tumors?

What is the definition or description of: Endocrine tumors?

Endocrine tumors: Endocrine tumor are growths affecting parts of body that secrete hormones. Endocrine glands include: pituitary gland, pancreas, ovaries, testes, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, hypothalamus & adrenal glands. ...Read more

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Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has an endocrine tumor. What is that?

Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has an endocrine tumor. What is that?

Many types: They are tumors composed of cells that are typically found in endocrine (hormone producing) glands. They can be found in different parts of the body and depending if the type, can secrete hormones. ...Read more

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Is there any other causes of high IGF-2 besides endocrine tumors? 266-616 ng mine is around 756. I also have hypoglycemia and periodic hypokalemia.

Unclear: Dear Rachel233, IFG-2 has been found to be associated with several cancers and genetic syndromes. However, the only proven utility is to diagnose a specific type of low sugar. This substance is still under investigation. Here is some reliable information I found about it. I hope this helps. https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/IGF2 ...Read more

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I had a brain MRI completed to identify any organic damage, viruses, and endocrine tumors, who is the most qualified DR to request for interpretation?

I had a brain MRI completed to identify any organic damage, viruses, and endocrine tumors, who is the most qualified DR to request for interpretation?

Neuroradiologist: Hi. You needn't worry. Whichever doctor ordered it, it will be read by a qualified radiologist. You don't need to request anything. Of course you can't see a virus with anything less than an electron microscope, but you mean lesions that could be caused by viruses. Good luck! ...Read more

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What endocrine disorders other than acromegaly or pituitary tumor could cause height growth spurts in late 30s/early 40s?Would hypothyroidism do that?

What endocrine disorders other than acromegaly or pituitary tumor could cause height growth spurts in late 30s/early 40s?Would hypothyroidism do that?

Growth: Once you go through puberty, the growth plates close, and you will not grow anymore. Acromegaly in an adult does not cause growth in height, just thickening of bones/features. Hypothyroidism does not increase height. The most common cause of "adult growth" is a mistake in measurement, including in MD offices, where height measurements are often not accurate. ...Read more

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How long can someone live after neuro endocrine tumor spread after op?

How long can someone live after neuro endocrine tumor spread after op?

Yes: many neuro endocrine tumors spread and are sensitive to chemo. In addition if the spread to the liver as a carcinoid does, it can be managed with potential cure by microwave ablation, chemoembolization and use of yttrium microspheres into the artery feeding the metastasis. ...Read more

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Do you have to have blood diagnosis of endocrine tumor (what hormone secreting) before they send you for an MRI?

Do you have to have blood diagnosis of endocrine tumor (what hormone secreting) before they send you for an MRI?

Yes and No: It all depends on your symptoms. The diagnosis of Hormone producing endocrine tumors, requires several criteria including History/symptoms suggestive of a known entity (like carcinoid syndrome), clinical signs and physical findings to suggest a tumor and then an imaging test like an X-ray, Ct scan or MRI. Blood tests are sometimes helpful but only if the tumor is Hormone producing(functional). ...Read more

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Best way to diagnose tumors of the endocrine system or the digestive tract inc carcinoid syndrome accuracy please advise best way and accurate. Thanks

Best way to diagnose tumors of the endocrine system or the digestive tract inc carcinoid syndrome accuracy please advise best way and accurate. Thanks

Gallium 68: Gallium 68 imaging was popularized in europe, but is available in a handful of centers in the us. Gallium 68 has a higher resolution and is considerably more sensitive at picking up tumors that have somatostatin receptors, like carcinoid tumors. ...Read more

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Alcoholic memory problems I also have endocrine problem. Could this be brain tumor?

Alcoholic memory problems I also have endocrine problem. Could this be brain tumor?

I doubt: Anything is possible. However, i doubt that brain tumor is the case here.There are many factors that are related to memory problems-especially in the case of alcohol and endocrine problems ( which one?) i think in your case-other causes such as vit B12 deficiency, hypothyroidism or hepatic encephalopathy related to alcohol - need to be checked as those could be the reason why you become forgetful. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an endocrine disorder?

Hormones: The endocrine system is composed of a variety of glands and organs each of which secretes hormones that act locally or in other places throughout the body to have certain effects. Body parts with endocrine functions range from the pituitary gland in the brain to the thyroid gland in the neck to the adrenal glands in the abdomen. Endocrine disorders can range from pubertal problems to growth problems to disorders of calcium homeostasis to types of diabetes. ...Read more

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What is endocrine disorder?

What is endocrine disorder?

Hormones: An endocrine disorder is disorder of the endocrine glands which are typically responsible for hormones production/release and regulation. Some examples of endocrine disorders are: disorders of the thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, reproductive system, parathyroid, bone. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Endocrine disorders?

Hormone problem : A Problem with the endocrine (hormonal) system. Endocrine glands secrete hormones, the system is highly regulated. so less secretion or more secretion than normal could create s problem. ...Read more

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What types of endocrine disorders could cause the height of a 30-something adult to increase quite a bit--certainly a noticeable amount? Thank you.

What types of endocrine disorders could cause the height of a 30-something adult to increase quite a bit--certainly a noticeable amount? Thank you.

Increase height: It is extremely unlikely for your height to increase at all in a 30 year old. Height is generally closed by age 25. Please give me some more information. ...Read more

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Is hashimotos an endocrine or autoimmune disorder?

Is hashimotos an endocrine or autoimmune disorder?

Both: Hashimoto's thyroiditis occurs when the body produces antibodies directed against the thyroid gland, which could eventually render it unable to produce thyroid hormones. When that happens, a patient becomes hypothyroid. ...Read more

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Which is the worst endocrine disorder is associated with the malfunctioning gland?

Which is the worst endocrine disorder is associated with the malfunctioning gland?

Perspecitve: Lots of difficult endocrine disorders which will affect life. Some include: pituitary failure, men (esp 2), some disorders of sexual differentiation where we don't know the sex of the baby at birth (and others), autoimmune polyglandular syndromes, stim g-protein disorders (mccune albright). It's hard to say which is the worst because all of them are so life-changing for the patients & families. ...Read more

Dr. Umut Sarpel
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Endocrine Tumors (Definition)

Endocrine tumor are growths affecting parts of body that secrete hormones. Endocrine glands include: pituitary gland, pancreas, ovaries, testes, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, ...Read more


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Endocrine System (Definition)

The endocrine system is a group of organs composed of glands that secrete hormones. These hormones have important regulatory functions such as growth, metabolism, ...Read more