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Had brain sticky tumor removed. What does the term sticky mean ?

My cousin had a brain tumor removed almost 2 weeks ago. They said it was at the brain stem and it was a "sticky" tumor, also they could not get it all. We think she was told it was benign but they were going to make her an appt. with an oncolongist and maybe have treatments. What does the term "sticky" mean and if it was benign would they possibly still do treatments?
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Benign lesions may also produce pressure on brain stem which controls heart beats, breathing and vital functions. So it must be treated by removal / treatment of swelling.
Sticky is a lay man word for closely applied tumor mass engulfing vital tissues giving risk to dissection as chances for damage to vital functioning tissues can occur
Answered: Sat, 25 May 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. H S Tak's  Response
Hello, as described the tumor is Benign and sticky and it has been removed, it means this benign tumor is property of sort of infiltration in future, the cells might be active ,but encapsulated most probably and sited near by brain stem. After removal of such brain stem tumor it is must to take proper guidance by Oncologist for the treatment of any possibility of remnants if any left by such brain tumor,by the help of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy well in time .Hoping a good suggestion and guidance for you .Take care with good luck.
Answered: Sat, 25 May 2013
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