Neuroblastoma Cases In Children, Why Is Referred To Pediatric Surgery Instead Of Neurosurgery?
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Neuroblastoma is a type of malignancy that is classified as rare, this malignancy comes from nerve cells that are not yet mature / fully developed (neuroblasts) that form a dense tissue, ouroblast should develop into nerve cells. For the underlying cause this disease involves chromosomal and molecular abnormalities.
Neuroblastoma can be found in various locations on the body one of the most common locations in the abdominal cavity, symptoms that arise vary according to the location and size of the tumor, but may appear enlarged abdomen, constipation, abdominal pain, palpable hard, decreased appetite, weight loss. To diagnose the type of lump is a neuroblastoma need to be sampled and examined the composition of cells and tissue from the lump, and imaging investigations such as CT-scan, MRI, blood tests, lump sample collection.
The patient is referred to a pediatric surgery specialist because the patient is still in the age of the children, this is included in the competency in handling your child's condition. Handling can be done with the method of surgery, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy. Optimal treatment is done after a thorough examination of the clinical symptoms experienced, ascertain the type of lump, size and location of the lump. For more information about neuroblastoma, you can access this link.
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