Category Archives: Mass and “Bukol”

Surface Body Mass – An Algorithm – ROJoson

Retrieved this old file – circa 1994 Still apt. 18may25 – Addition: An ill-defined margin of a non-bony surface mass can be used as a basis for suspecting malignancy. ROJ@18may25 Advertisements

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Characteristic of border of a mass is a helpful clue in the diagnosis of benignity vs malignancy

When physicians palpated an abnormal mass in a patient’s body, one of the characteristics that they determine is whether the border of the mass is well-defined or not.  In trying to weigh the probability or likelihood of the mass being … Continue reading

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Not all masses in the body need to be treated or removed

DO ALL MASSES IN THE BODY NEED TO BE TREATED OR REMOVED? “Not all benign tumors need treatment. If your tumor is small and isn’t causing any symptoms, your doctor may recommend taking a watch-and-wait approach. In these cases, treatment … Continue reading

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Mass vs Prominence of Tissue or Organ of the Body (NO need for Treatment – “False Lump”) – Beware

April 2012, I posted a write-up entitled “Concepts and Usages of “Bukol,” Bump, Mass, Lump, Nodule, Tumor and Cyst in the Philippines.”  https://rojosonmedicalclinic.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/concepts-and-usages-of-bukol-bump-mass-lump-nodule-tumor-and-cyst-in-the-philippines/ In that write-up, I said the following: A “mass” or “bukol” must be differentiated from prominence, induration and … Continue reading

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Feedback on Concepts and Usages of “Bukol,” Bump, Mass, Lump, Nodule, Tumor and Cyst in thePhilippines From Residents of the Department of Surgery of Ospital ng MaynilaMedicalCenter

Feedback on Concepts and Usages of “Bukol,” Bump, Mass, Lump, Nodule, Tumor and Cyst in thePhilippines From Residents of the Department of Surgery of Ospital ng Maynila MedicalCenter April 12 – 13, 2012 Again thank you for this sharing of … Continue reading

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Concepts and Usages of “Bukol,” Bump, Mass, Lump, Nodule, Tumor and Cyst in the Philippines

Concepts and Usages of “Bukol,” Bump, Mass, Lump, Nodule, Tumor and Cyst in the Philippines Reynaldo O. Joson, MD, MHA, MHPEd, MSc Surg April 6, 2012; April 9, 2012; April 29, 2016; March 30, 2017 (Note: I revisited this TPOR … Continue reading

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