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Pituitary Adenoma

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A mass that arises from the pituitary gland is called a pituitary adenoma. It is usually benign. It is classified based on the size of the mass and the type of cells that predominate in the tumor. These tumors can be functioning or nonfunctioning. Their function is based on the type of cells that comprise them. Tumors that are less than 10 mm in size are called pituitary microadenoma while those that are more than 10 mm are called pituitary macroadenoma. A pituitary microadenoma does not usually cause symptoms because they are small and they do not impinge on the » » » [Read more]

Kidney Stones: Symptoms, Causes, Types, Treatment

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One of the most excruciating pains one can experience is the colicky abdominal pain caused by kidney stones. They affect approximately 10% of the adult population. What Are Kidney Stones? Kidney stones are medically called urolithiasis in general. They are called nephrolithiasis when they are located in one or both of the kidneys, ureterolithiasis if they are in the ureters and urolithiasis if they are located in the urinary bladder. They are crystallized substances that eventually harden and form stones. They can be as small as a few millimeters but can grow up to several centimeters big and obstruct the » » » [Read more]

Thyroid Cancer

A thyroid tumor can be classified whether it is benign or malignant. Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine cancer. The management of these cancers involves surgery to remove the tumor with or without radioactive iodine to ablate remaining cancerous cells followed by medical therapy that usually consists of thyroid hormone replacement. Types of Thyroid Cancer 95% of thyroid cancers belong to the well-differentiated type, the rest are medullary and anaplastic cancers. Well differentiated thyroid cancers can be further subdivided into Papillary thyroid cancer and Follicular thyroid cancer. The most common type of thyroid cancer is Papillary Thyroid Cancer. Papillary » » » [Read more]