Candidates for Neoplasm Excision
Tumors can occur in both males and females, young or old. Some tumors may be more common in one sex than the other, and some vary with diet, environment and genetic risk factors. This procedure is recommended for those who have tumors.
Before any surgical procedure, patients would have to undergo specific tests or examinations before surgery to obtain a successful surgical outcome. The doctor will review your medical history and medical conditions. Specific diseases, illnesses, allergies and current medications need to be evaluated by the doctor.
The Neoplasm Excision Procedure
When surgical removal has been decided, a surgeon will remove the whole tumor, taking with it a large section of the surrounding normal tissue. The healthy tissue will be taken out to lessen the risk of possible seeding.
Every tumor removal surgery has certain risks that are inherent to the procedure. Misdiagnosing a cancer is one of the major risks if an inadequate sample was procured during biopsy, or if the tumor was not properly located. There is also a chance of infection of the surgical site, excessive bleeding or injury to nearby tissues. The possibility of metastasis and seeding are other risks that have to be considered in consultation with an oncologist.
What is a neoplasm?
A neoplasm or a tumor is a tissue composed of cells that grow in an abnormal way. Normal tissue is growth-limited, such as cell reproduction is equal to cell death. Feedback controls limit cell division after a particular number of cells has developed, allowing for tissue repair but not expansion. Tumor cells are not so responsive to these restraints and can multiply to the point where they disrupt tissue architecture, distort the flow of nutrients, and do damage.
When is it necessary to have surgery?
Surgical intervention is necessary when pain persists or deformity occurs. It can often help alleviate pain, reduce deformity, and/or restore the function of that particular body part.