Benign Tumors

Benign tumors are usually asymptomatic but may present with obstruction, intussusception, or bleeding. They include adenomas, leiomyomas (smooth muscle tumors), neurofibromas (isolated lesions or part of neurofibromatosis), or hematomas (Peutz-Jeghers syndrome characterized by multiple hamartomatous polyps). They can bleed or cause intussusception, in which the polyp, attached to the intestinal lining, is moved down the intestine by intestinal peristalsis and causes the intestine to telescope over itself, thereby resulting in obstruction.

Food Allergies

Food Allergies

Peanuts can leave you breathless. Cat dander can lead to itchy eyes, a stuffy nose, coughing and sneezing. And most of us have suffered through those seasonal allergies with horrible pollen counts. Learn more...

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