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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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What is the recovery time after surgery to for pituitary adenoma?

What is the recovery time after surgery to for pituitary adenoma?

It depends?: In most cases, no. Patients often report immediate relief from symptoms after transphenoidal hypophysectomy and little pain. Some leave the hospital the same day. This all depend on the surgery, possible complicatios. ...Read more

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How serious is removal of pituitary tumor using transphenoidal procedure and what is recovery time? When can one go home after procedure?

How serious is removal of pituitary tumor using transphenoidal procedure and what is recovery time? When can one go home after procedure?

Well tolerated: The more modern method for pituitary tumor resection is via a transnasal endoscopic approach that is a modification of the transphenoidal approach. Although there are always risks, in experienced hands these risks are very low. Depending on the size/ tenacity of the tumor, patients generally go home in 1-3 days. They should be awake and alert within an hour or two after the surgery. Pain is low. ...Read more

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What is recovery time after surgery to remove a dermoid cyst?

What is recovery time after surgery to remove a dermoid cyst?

Varies: If the removal is done by laparoscopy then recovery would usually be one or two "down days", but if laparotomy (a larger incision on the abdomen) is performed then expect to not feel great for about a week or two. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after the surgery to fix a chiari malformation?

How long is the recovery period after the surgery to fix a chiari malformation?

7 days: The in-hospital stay after a decompression is anywhere from 1-5 days. The patient may need a period of up to 1 month to be 100%. Most do quite well with 7-10 days of rest before resuming most activities. ...Read more

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How long is the hospital saty following removing a testicle from cancer and what happens after the op?

How long is the hospital saty following removing a testicle from cancer and what happens after the op?

Short stay: You'll probably stay at least overnight. The testis goes to the pathologist for a careful examination to determine what kind(s) of cancer are present and how far it's gotten within the specimen. It gets kept for a month and is then incinerated -- trust me, you don't want it back. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is recovery time after a craniotomy to remove a epidural hematoma?

What is recovery time after a craniotomy to remove a epidural hematoma?

Variable: It is dependent on the condition one is in at the time of surgery, the age of pt (or to be more exact the physiological age--some 70 yo are more like 50 yo physiologically), and other medical problems the pt may have. The surgeon should be able to give you a ballpark figure. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after a c-section?

What is the recovery time after a c-section?

Depends: The first few weeks will be (usually) more difficult after a cesarean than a vaginal birth. For most mothers, things are roughly equal by the 4-6 week point. If it is taking longer than that, consider a visit to your OB to be sure things are ok. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after having the surgery for a popliteal aneurysm repair?

What is the recovery time after having the surgery for a popliteal aneurysm repair?

2-4 weeks: If treated while asymptomatic, popliteal artery aneurysm repair is accomplished with a fem-pop bypass and tying off the aneurysm above and below the aneurysm itself. Recovery in the hospital is often 2-3 days and gradual return to regular activity is usually seen within 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the recuperation time after surgically removing a scrotal cyst? How long and how painful is the recuperation?

What is the recuperation time after surgically removing a scrotal cyst? How long and how painful is the recuperation?

Recup.: If the cyst is in the wall of the scrotum and not inside the sack it will likely be very short recovery time with few restrictions after. ...Read more

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What is the recovery like after surgery to correct a rectocele?

What is the recovery like after surgery to correct a rectocele?

Relatively short: You should discuss the planned procedure and post-op care with your surgeon. Generally, a rectocele (posterior) repair recovery time is relatively short. You should be up and walking the day after surgery. You may experience some vaginal and rectal discomfort and pressure. You may be back to relatively normal activities except for heavy lifting and sexual activity within a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after surgery for diverticulitis?

What is the recovery time after surgery for diverticulitis?

Elective?Emergency?: Surgery for diverticulitis may be performed emergently (to treat an active episode) or electively (to prevent future episodes). In the former situation, one may be quite ill and the operation is usually "open" with a colostomy, all leading to a prolonged convalescence. When elective, this is usually laparoscopic and w/o a stoma; people are home in 2-3 days and back to work in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the normal period of time after an injury in which a burn patient is able to receive grafts?

What is the normal period of time after an injury in which a burn patient is able to receive grafts?

While wound is open: 1st- and 2nd-degree burns are partial-thickness wounds and heal on their own in less than 3 weeks. 3rd-degree burns are full-thickness wounds which are the ones that are skin grafted for healing. Skin grafts can be applied at any point that the wound is still open and not yet healed. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time for a severe brain aneurysm?

What is the normal recovery time for a severe brain aneurysm?

Depends: It depends in what your hunt-hess grade of hemorrhage was. In general, you will have recovered as much as you will b y 12-18 months although this can vary patient to patient. ...Read more

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What is the usual recover time required after hydrocele surgery?

What is the usual recover time required after hydrocele surgery?

Variable 1 - 6 weeks: Recovery time depends upon patient age + technique. Babies and young boys recover within days, surgery is simple, quick + relatively atraumatic. Adults take onger, 4 - 6 weeks + occasionally longer. In so called "lord procedure" hydrocele sac is rolled up + retained needs longer recovery than the more simple "bottle procedure" where sac is partiall excised and sutured round back of testicle. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after a hysterectomy?

What is the recovery time after a hysterectomy?

3 to 8 weeks: There is variability depending on the reason for the hysterectomy, the age and health of the patient, and the way the surgery is performed. A vaginal hysterectomy, davinci robot or laparoscopic hysterectomy have the quickest recovery, as short as 3 to 4 weeks for healthy patients. A hysterectomy with an abdominal incision takes more like 6 to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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After the surgical removal of an avm from the brain, can it come back? If so, how likely is it?

After the surgical removal of an avm from the brain, can it come back? If so, how likely is it?

Unlikely: If the avm was completely removed ie. The nidus removed and all feeding vessels that are not feeding other essential ares of the brain are clipped, the likelihood of the avm returning is slim. If the entire avm could not be removed due to its location, there is a chance it would again recruit additional blood supply and grow. There is therapy to address this, talk to your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after a radical prostatectomy?

What is the recovery time after a radical prostatectomy?

Varies. : After surgery, patients are admitted with a catheter in place & often a pelvic drain. Hospital stay is 1-2 days, & the drain is removed usually at discharge. The urinary catheter is removed at 5-7 days. Almost all men at this point will experience urinary leakage & erectile dysfunction, which improves with time. At 6 weeks, the incision site should be healed and all activity restrictions lifted. ...Read more