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What is the surgical process for removing neuroblastoma ?

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Dr. Della Howell
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

On the location of the tumor. Most neuroblastoma cases occur in the abdomen.
This surgery is often technically challenging because you have to "peel" the tumor off of the normal structures that it's next to. Tumors located in other parts of the body may be easier to remove. Often, people will receive some chemotherapy for weeks before surgery to help shrink the tumor and make the surgery easier.

In brief: It depends

On the location of the tumor. Most neuroblastoma cases occur in the abdomen.
This surgery is often technically challenging because you have to "peel" the tumor off of the normal structures that it's next to. Tumors located in other parts of the body may be easier to remove. Often, people will receive some chemotherapy for weeks before surgery to help shrink the tumor and make the surgery easier.
Dr. Della Howell
Dr. Della Howell
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Surgery

Surgery may involve complete or partial removal or merely biopsy depending on the size and extent of the tumor. Tissue is needed to establish the diagnosis prior to starting any chemotherapy.

In brief: Surgery

Surgery may involve complete or partial removal or merely biopsy depending on the size and extent of the tumor. Tissue is needed to establish the diagnosis prior to starting any chemotherapy.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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