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What exactly is the surgical process to remove neuroblastoma?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Depends on status

Neuroblastoma is usually malignant and matastizes.
Sujrgeryh depends on what is found by studying the patient.

In brief: Depends on status

Neuroblastoma is usually malignant and matastizes.
Sujrgeryh depends on what is found by studying the patient.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Surgery

Surgery either laparoscopic or open to sample or remove tumor completely (if small).
Then determination depending upon cell type to address whether chemotherapy is needed.

In brief: Surgery

Surgery either laparoscopic or open to sample or remove tumor completely (if small).
Then determination depending upon cell type to address whether chemotherapy is needed.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Surgery

First surgery is needed to sample the tissue and confirm the diagnosis.
If the mass is small and not involving other structures it can be completely removed. If large it can be partially removed. Chemotherapy is then used to treat the residual. A second surgery may or may not be required.

In brief: Surgery

First surgery is needed to sample the tissue and confirm the diagnosis.
If the mass is small and not involving other structures it can be completely removed. If large it can be partially removed. Chemotherapy is then used to treat the residual. A second surgery may or may not be required.
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Dr. Frazier Frantz
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Depends on location

Depending upon the site of the primary tumor in the neck, spine, mediastinum or retroperitoneum, that body cavity is entered & complete gross resection of the primary tumor (with adjacent lymph nodes) is undertaken.
The blood supply to the tumor is identified & ligated. Surrounding vital structures/organs are preserved in the great majority of cases.

In brief: Depends on location

Depending upon the site of the primary tumor in the neck, spine, mediastinum or retroperitoneum, that body cavity is entered & complete gross resection of the primary tumor (with adjacent lymph nodes) is undertaken.
The blood supply to the tumor is identified & ligated. Surrounding vital structures/organs are preserved in the great majority of cases.
Dr. Frazier Frantz
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