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what organs and tissues can you donate?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Transplant Surgery 20 years experience
Many: Organs: heart, lungs, larynx, esophagus, liver, kidney, pancreas, small intestine, hands, face, abdominal wall tissues: blood, skin, bone, cornea.

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A 26-year-old member asked:

What is genarlation tissue?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Granulation Tissue?: Granulation tissue is a type of scar tissue which forms in wounds to allow for healing. It is composed of collagen, blood vessels, and immune cells that aid in healing. If excessive ("proud flesh") this may interfere with healing and require minor topical or surgical treatment.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Contrast medium helps distinguish between the solf tissues of what?

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Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
Everything: Intravenous contrast helps show blood vessels, solid organs like the liver, and improves visualization of disease like tumors and infection.
Bridgewater, NJ
A 56-year-old female asked:

Problems transvaginal mesh, slings etc. Do pig tissue slings cause similar problems (erosion etc)? What compications are associated with pig tissue?

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Dr. Mary Vanko
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Porcine tissue graft: Porcine grafty is natural and will not erode but there is a higher rate of reoccurence of the problem fore which it is placed as it is natural tissue and not permanent mesh.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What can you do to address a flesh eating disease?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Antibiotics: It needs to be treated in the hospital with potent antibiotcs. Surgery may be required.
Ward, AR
A 50-year-old female asked:

What r small-volume thymic tissues? Seen n anterior mediastatin. Thank you

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Normal finding: The thymus gland is found in your mediastinum, it is part of your immune system (it helps with the development of your t-cells). It is larger in youth and diminishes in size with age. This is not a finding that suggests a problem.

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