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some people call it was posted 06/29/2011 07:39 pm by scar tissue
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So many people come in here saying their dr found scar tissue on their pancreas during surgery. They said their drs thought it was caused by radiation. It isn't. It is what is called desmoplastic response. It is the host( in this case the pancreas )response to the tumor. It happens in some cancers. The tissue around or near can become fibrotic. I took something easy to understand from wiki. I also believe Hopkins researchers studied it and found some gene expression within that tissue( thats good, not a bad thing )It will open up new areas of research.

If what the report said is 'atypical cells' that doesn't mean cancer. It just means different then the normal usual healthy pancreas tissue they see. Maybe in the surgeons point of view it is a bxxch having scar tissue on the pancreas and in the oncologists point of view it aint't cancer, yea. Eye of the beholder.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmoplasia

Desmoplasia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -plasia Anaplasia dedifferentiation Hyperplasia physiological proliferation Neoplasia abnormal proliferation Dysplasia maturation abnormality Metaplasia cell type conversion Desmoplasia connective tissue growth In medicine, desmoplasia is the growth of fibrous or connective tissue.[1] It is also called desmoplastic reaction to emphasize that it is secondary to an insult. Desmoplasia may occur around a neoplasm, causing dense fibrosis around the tumor [1], or scar tissue (adhesions) within the abdomen after abdominal surgery.[1]

[edit] Terminology Desmoplasia originates from the Greek desmos (meaning fetter or bond) and plasia (meaning to form).

Neoplasia is the medical term used for both benign and malignant tumors, and is used as a blanket term that refers to abnormal, excessive, uncoordinated, and autonomous cellular/tissue growth.

[edit] References ^ a b c MedicineNet.com - Definition of Desmoplasia Last Editorial Review: 16 November 1998



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