what is a teratoma tumor. And is there a picture of the tumor.?
A teratoma is a type of neoplasm (specifically, a tumor). The word teratoma comes from Greek and means roughly monstrous tumor. Definitive diagnosis of a teratoma is based on its histology: a teratoma is a tumor with tissue or organ components resembling normal derivatives of all three germ layers. Rarely, not all three germ layers are identifiable. The tissues of a teratoma, although normal in themselves, may be quite different from surrounding tissues, and may be highly inappropriate, even grotesque (hence the monstrous): teratomas (the plural infrequently given as teratomata) have been reported to contain hair, teeth, bone and very rarely more complex organs such as eyeball, torso, and hand. Usually, however, a teratoma will contain no organs but rather one or more tissues normally found in organs such as the brain, liver, and lung.
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Why don’t “pro-life” Christians attack doctors who remove teratomas from people’s bodies?
Teratoma is a Latin term that literally means, ‘monster tumor,’ and these growths really do look like monsters. Some of them develop spines, teeth, hair and they are every bit “alive” as a fetus in the first trimester. But doctors open up people’s bodies and murder these teratomas so if “pro-life” Christians really are “pro-life,” then why don’t they do something to stop this ongoing government sanctioned holocaust?
For the same reason they have no objection to removing an ectopic pregnancy. There is zero chance of survival for the fetus, and the mother may die if it is not removed. A teratoma, as you said, is a tumor, not a person. A fetus is a person.
simple cystic teratoma is seen age group?
Pallavi - Welcome to Answers. A benign or simple cystic teratoma may be found either in the skin (where it is also known as a dermoid cyst) or in the ovary or elsewhere in the body. . I am not sure which you mean. In infancy and early childhood, the most frequent location is extragonadal, whereas teratomas presenting after childhood more commonly are located in the gonads. An increasing number of patients with sacrococcygeal teratomas are diagnosed antenatally. This proportion increased from 11% before 1988 to 53% from 1988-2001. The majority of sacrococcygeal teratomas are diagnosed in the neonatal period. Patients presenting later tend to have less obvious external tumors and symptoms of bladder or bowel dysfunction often leads to diagnosis. Cystic teratomas of the ovary can occur in persons of any age, although they are diagnosed most frequently during the reproductive years. The peak incidence in most series is age 20-40 years. Testicular teratomas may occur at any age but are more common in infants and children. In adults, pure testicular teratomas are rare, constituting 2-3% of germ cell tumors Mediastinal teratomas can be found in persons of any age but occur most commonly in adults aged 20-40 years.
Pilonidal Cyst Or Teratoma?
I have had this weird lump located on the natal cleft of my buttocks for the last year. I was alarmed at first since I have never experienced something like that before, but I ignored it since it didn't bother me. The only way I can describe it is that it's just a big lump that you can't really see, but can be felt on the surface of the skin.
In an entire year, only the last day or two it has become very painful and it seems to be growing. It is unbearable to touch and hurts to sit against something. It is not really visible on the outside but it is so painful that it hurts to walk since it rubs against clothing. I've done some preliminary research and the only thing I could come up with is either a pilonidal cyst or a teratoma tumor. My concern is that if it is in fact a pilonidal cyst, it does not look like one. There is no open wound or pus. It is a solid lump that feels like the size of a golf ball but you would never see it with the naked eye.
Has anyone experienced something similar? I'm going to the doctor tomorrow but I'm hoping that I can get some advice in the meantime as to what it could possibly be.
Concertina - Good job of diagnosing! For now, drop the possibility of any teratoma which more usually occurs in the ovary (or male testis). Pilonidal cysts and anal fistulas are similar in location and surgical treatment requirements. Both infections occur within the buttocks at the base of the spine, and require medical intervention when they become infected. Anal fistulas, however, involve the lower digestive tract whereas pilonidal cysts do not. Pilonidal cysts occur at the bottom of the tailbone and are usually skin infections that arise because of a bacterial infection of the skin due to moisture and hair pushing into the skin where the buttocks come together. Infected cysts must be medically cleaned and allowed to drain. Pilonidal cysts often occur in young women under the age of 25.
Now, you need to get your doctor to confirm your diagnosis and work together for a cure. Good luck.
five months ago my husband had to do a surgery because of appendix and when the doctr did the ct scan he sad that he saw something else in his stomach after apendix surgery he has to go to specialist and then he sad to do ultrasound which showd that he has something in his left testicle too that is connected with this thing in his stomach and they send him to urologist he examined him and he sad that i dont think its cancer and he asked him to do blood test which came back fine and they decide too do biopsy and biopsy came back that he has testicuolar cancer so last week we went again to the urologist and after he red the biopsy report he sad that it could be teratoma and he still isnt sure if it is cancer because he sad that when i examine doesnt show so we are so confused and we purchased the tickets to go at our backhome for one month so the urologist sad that if it is this teratoma that he thinkks he sad that u can go but he called us and say that bext will call another specialist and maybe will do the surgery to remove this thing in his stomach which they thinkg came from testicles
Your husband's situation should be the need for surgical treatment
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