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Excision of Tumors Treatment & Diagnostics in Tardeo, Mumbai

Excision of Tumors

What Are Tumors?

Tumours are abnormal mass growths in the body. The unwanted growth is largely uncontrolled. Tumours can either be benign or malignant. Benign tumours are not cancerous, and since they do not spread to other parts of the body, they are not life-threatening. 

On the other hand, malignant tumours can be life-threatening if left untreated: they spread throughout the body through the blood and the lymphatic system. Excision is frequently performed in the case of bone tumours.

What Does the Excision of Tumors Mean?

The excision of a tumour is defined as a surgical procedure involving the surgical removal of a tumour. In the case of excision, the tumour removal may be partial if not complete.

When Should You Ideally Consult Your Healthcare Providers?

Whether the tumour is benign or malignant, it is essential to consult your doctor and then determine the course of treatment. In some cases, the doctor may suggest tumour surgery which is also called excision of the tumour. If you suspect that you have a bone tumour, then you must seek medical attention at the earliest.

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How Are Tumors Diagnosed?

The diagnosis of this condition is made through multiple tests, apart from a physical exam. The tests that usually accompany the medical history are as follows:

  • X-ray: This is an initial test used to diagnose tumours and is also called a radiograph. It creates an image of the area having the suspected tumour. The images are created by passing electromagnetic radiation through the body, which the different tissues then absorb.
  • CT Scan: It is also known as computed tomography or the CAT scan. It is a better test procedure than x-ray since it produces three-dimensional images of the body parts. This procedure allows for a close look at the tissues and is critical to the planning of tumour treatment and tumour surgery guidance.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI): In this procedure, a magnetic field is aimed at the tissues to produce a highly detailed body image. An MRI is beneficial in detecting the types of tissues present. Hence it serves as a critical tool in helping spot health issues such as tumours. 
  • Biopsy: Biopsies are the gold standard of diagnostic methods that help find out the type of tumour. A local anaesthetic is administered in a biopsy, and a needle inserted to withdraw a tissue sample. An analysis of the sample is then carried out in the lab to check if the tumour is benign or malignant. 

What Are Some Treatment Options for Tumors?

In the case of benign tumours, the doctor or surgeon may place the tumour under active observation. Usually, treatment options are not prescribed in such cases. 
However, for a malignant tumour that is actively spreading throughout the body, the doctor may recommend chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy is a non-surgical procedure for the treatment of tumours. 


An excision lessens the risk of malignancy. At times excision may also be performed along with radiation and chemical therapy. This is done to reduce the risk of the spread of cancer or its recurrence. In this kind of surgical procedure, only the cancerous tissue is removed, while the rest of the surrounding tissues, muscles, bone, and nerves are left intact.

If you or anyone you know is suffering from the symptoms of tumours/cancers, it's wise to get in touch with your doctor right away!

What is an excisional biopsy?

An excision biopsy is a surgical procedure in which the suspected tumour is removed for diagnosis. The tissue sample is then examined under a microscope, and laboratory analysis is performed.

Is a surgical excision painful?

Surgical excision may sometimes cause a burning sensation or discomfort in the area of the tumour. However, in such cases, your doctor will recommend over-the-counter painkillers for relief. In some cases, an antibiotic ointment can also be applied.

How long does an excision surgical procedure take?

The time taken for the procedure may vary according to its complexity, but it usually lasts between an hour to 3 hours. It is also performed under local anaesthesia. General anaesthesia is also used in some cases.

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