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Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic neuroma is a rare noncancerous tumor. It grows slowly from an overproduction of Schwann cells and is also called a vestibular schwannoma. The tumor then presses on the hearing and balance nerves in the inner ear.

Bile duct strictures

Bile duct strictures are narrowed areas of the bile ducts that can be either benign or malignant (cancerous). People with bile duct strictures...

Brain Tumor

Your body is constantly growing new cells to replace older ones. A tumor occurs when cells begin to grow abnormally and without control.

Cancer

Facing cancer can be scary, and most people have lots of questions. Our cancer topics cover many types of cancer, including breast cancer, colon...

Degenerative disc disease

Degenerative disk disease (DDD) is not really a disease but a term used to describe the normal changes of the disks in the spine as a person ages....

Fractures

A fracture is a partial or complete break in the bone - either open (also called compound fracture; the bone pokes through the skin and can be seen, or a deep wound exposes the bone through the skin) or closed (also called simple fracture - the bone is broken, but the skin is intact).

Pancreatic cystic lesions

Cysts within the pancreas are commonly found during imaging studies with ultrasound, CT or MRI. Most people in whom pancreatic cysts are found do...

Primary sclerosing cholangitis

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is an inflammatory disease that results in scarring of the bile ducts. It is presumed to be due to a disorder...