Surgical Excision

The process where a surgeon removes tissues using a scalpel is called surgical excision. It is done to remove various types of benign or malignant tumors (mainly skin tumors) and also to collect a sample (biopsy) for lab testing.

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I am concerned about the growing lesion in my left kidney. Kindly give your opinion.

Query: Hi doctor, I have Li-Fraumeni syndrome. My concern is the growing lesion in my left kidney. The lesion has been moderately growing since three years in my left kidney. Although it is suggestive of angiomyolipoma, I feel quite nervous because of my genetic condition. I have received my final MRI rep...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The lesion in the left kidney, which is increasing in size, is of concern and we should rule out malignancy. It is not an acute emergency, but you should consult your urologist and plan...  Read Full »

What does the ultrasound of my 18-week fetus show?

Query: Hi doctor, My ultrasound report showed well-defined anechoic lesion measuring 3.9 cm in length and 1.6 cm width in the lower abdomen of the 18 weeks fetus. No echoes are seen within it. It is showing peristalsis. Stomach and gall bladder visualized. No evidence of ascites. Abnormal wall intact. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through the report posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity). An anechoic lesion defines a lesion that is clear and simple that means, the cyst visualised is a simple cyst. Ther are some cysts like a mesenteric cyst, omental cyst or neurob...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a treatment for my brother's heart problem.

Query: Hello doctor,For a few months, my brother is suffering from cough with asthma. When we consulted our doctor, he asked us to get a few tests like echo and CT scan. From the test reports, he was detected with some heart problem. Some doctors said that as thrombus and some said as mass. I have attached...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a rhabdomyoma of heart. Rhabdomyoma is a benign tumor and in your brother case, it is present in the heart. As it is in the left atrium of heart, it is causing the size of cavity of the heart to increase. Cough and breathing problem you are facing are because o...  Read Full »

What is the recurrence rate of Schwannoma?

Query: Hello doctor, Patient is a 66-year-old female. She have recurrent mass in the left supraclavicular area. 15 months prior, patient noted a mass at the left supraclavicular area approximately 3x3 cm, round, hard, smooth borders, movable, nontender. No pain, no numbness, no limitations of range of mot...  Read Full »


Dr. Ismail Kabakus

Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Would you please try to upload MRI images? Looking at the pathology report, they concluded the mass is Schwannoma. A schwannoma is a type of nerve tumor of the nerve sheath. It is the most common type of benign peripheral nerve tumor in adults. Treatment options: m...  Read Full »

Do I need excision of the lump present on the flap near the vaginal opening?

Query: Hello! I am 19 years old. I’m kind of struggling because I’m scared to tell my mom but I have this kind of lump or pimple like on my labia majora (if i am right) but its on the flap near my vagina opening. It’s been i think two weeks since I first noticed it. Before it was just sm...  Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: hello welcome to icliniq! hope you're doing well! I have read all details which you mentioned , it suggests that you're having Bartholin cyst, which occurs due to blockage of bartholin glands. Bartholin glands lubricate vaginal and vulvar areas. If it is less than 3cm and not causing any pain ...  Read Full »

Which specialist would perform surgery of a galactocele?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife stopped breastfeeding our third child five months ago, after a lot of sucking difficulties and painful nipples. Because of that, her breasts plugged and did not empty properly. She has tried breast pump without any luck. She has now developed painful galactoceles on both her br...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A galactocele is a milk filled space inside the breast. Breast problems are common after childbirth in those women who had stopped breastfeeding or experienced sucking difficulties. Firstly, I hope you are sure that it is truly a galactocele and not any other ...  Read Full »

How to treat a cluster of painless genital warts on the base of penis?

Query: Hello doctor, In the last couple of weeks, I have noticed three genital warts clustered at the base of my penis, and they seem to have grown a lot during this period. There is no pain or soreness. How can I treat these? I am on Testosterone for osteopenia.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the photo you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but it is blurred and warts are not clearly visible. But if you are sure that these are warts then you can apply Imiquimod cream. Apply on alternate days that is three times a week on the wart...  Read Full »

Can wart present as weird bump on tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got a weird bump on my tongue and I am worried if it is a wart. I noticed a cauliflower like bump on my tongue last night. It has been there for a few days since I could feel it in my mouth but I only took a close look last night. I can move the tip around and it does not hurt....  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for sending a detailed history. The picture you have sent is not focussed on the lesion (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I would request you to resend a more clear photo of the same using the back camera of the cell phone so that the clarity i...  Read Full »

I have a mole-like projection in my lip. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor,A mole like projection has developed in my lip. It does not get cured. I bite my lip often. But, I feel it is very abnormal on my lip. Can you please help me?  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a cystic lesion of the buccal mucosa probably swelling of a minor salivary gland (attachment removed to protect patient identity). If it has been present as such for a long time and especially if it is increasing in size, then you would have to visit a dentist for i...  Read Full »

How is preauricular sinus infection treated?

Query: Hello doctor, My son has a preauricular sinus infection for almost 24 days now. He is taking antibiotics regularly, but the infection is still there. Pus is getting produced on a daily basis. Twice the doctor brought out pus through a syringe. He also made a cut to drain the pus, and then he made ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A preauricular sinus is a tract that opens outside through a punctum and it is lined by epithelium. Imagine a very small tube lined by epithelium which produces skin over it and debris. With time the debris gets accumulated provides a nidus for bacterial growth and bec...  Read Full »

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