What is Neoplasm Excision?

Neoplasm excision, more commonly known as tumor removal, is a surgical procedure to remove an abnormal growth.

Effects of Neoplasm Excision

Neoplasm excision is used to remove tumors for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.

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.

Your Consultation

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.

Recovery

The patient has to undergo necessary retesting and periodical examinations to ensure that a tumor has not reformed after total removal.

Risks

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.

FAQs

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.

What should I do after surgery?

To guarantee a rapid and uneventful recovery, it is important to carefully follow your doctor’s advice and post-operative instructions.