Lumps Resurfaced Around The Neck After Removal Of A Benign Tumor 7 Months Ago?
, about 7 months ago my child (age 5 years) underwent a benign tumor in blood vessels for the neck but this lump reappeared in the same place and was seen when the child turned around. From the doctor’s statement at that time there were 3 more lumps but due to the small size of the mash so no removal was done for all 3. Only the biggest is taken. What I’m asking is whether this bump that is arising is dangerous? because the operating distance is just a minute.
Hello Wahyuhidayat, thank you for asking.
Tumors are divided into two, namely benign and malignant tumors. Malignant tumors are another name for cancer. The tumor is a solid tissue consisting of one or several specific types of cells, which grow abnormally. Almost every part of the human body is likely to be overgrown with tumors. Tumors can be of various sizes and amounts.
Benign tumors generally grow slowly, can be moved from the surrounding tissue on palpation, not accompanied by severe pain, and not accompanied by abnormalities of the surrounding skin (if the tumor is located on the surface). Malignant tumors are the opposite, grow very fast, the tumor boundary with the surrounding tissue is not clear, accompanied by real pain, systemic symptoms deteriorate rapidly, accompanied by weight loss, and general conditions are weakened.
We certainly do not know exactly what kind of tumor your child is in. However, in general, if the tumor is benign, then it might not be life-threatening. But it may be that the tumor compresses the surrounding tissue causing various complaints, if the tumor continues to enlarge. Tumors do have the possibility to grow back. In the case of certain tumors, benign tumors can also mutate into malignant tumors. You should consult again with the treating doctor. The doctor may need to do imaging such as CT-scan or MRI to confirm tumor growth. The action will depend on the doctor's decision, whether the tumor should be removed or not.
That is my explanation. Hope you are helped. Regards.