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what is the relationship between mitral facies and mitral stenosis?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
Mitral stenosis: Mitral stenosis is narrowing of the mitral valve usually from rheumatic fever as a long term complication. Mitral facies is only a descriptive term of the thin face seen in many patients with long term mitral stenosis.
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Sign of stenosis: Mitral facies is a description of facial coloration in people with significant mitral stenosis (restricted mitral valve). Because the output flow of the heart is reduced the blood flow to the face can be decreased. The patients will have red cheeks and be pale/gray over the remainder of their face.

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I think I havespinal stenosis. What is the best way for me to get a diagnosis?

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See your doctor: Spinal stenosis is made by appropriate history and physical exam. If these warrant it, an MRI or ct myelogram will confirm the diagnosis.
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What kinds of surgery are used for spinal stenosis?

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Laminectomy: Laminectomy is the most common treatment for lumbar stenosis. There are some minimally invasive forms of this surgery that are also available. Cervical stenosis can be treated with laminectomy, laminectomy and fusion, laminoplasty, or anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. The operation chosen depends on what structures are causing the stenosis.
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Is there a connection between rosacea and eczema?

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No: Rosacea can occur along with scaling on the face in the form of seborrheic dermatitis. Classical eczema occurs on the neck, extremities. This combination of rosacea amd seborrheic dermatitis may require treating both conditions with oral doycyline and a weak topical steroid.
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Is there a relationship between rosacea and allergies?

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What's a decompression for spinal stenosis?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Surgery: Spinal stenosis is when the spinal canal is too narrow for the nerve elements. This can be a congenital or acquired in origin. When surgery is indicated, one of the mosf common is a laminectomy which is a removal of the "roof" of the spine freeing up or decompressing the nerve tissues, a decompression.

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