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Adhesion After A Lung Lobectomy
In this case: You need to obey your surgeon! a lot can happen to a person have a thoracic procedure and there is not one answer. Your surgeon know you literally from inside out, and he or she should be your source for this question's answer, not healthtap panelists. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Usually 4-6 wks: But this question is always better answered by the surgeon that operated on your chest. They may have a very good reason to allow you back sooner, or keep you at rest longer. I can promise you they will not mind you asking them! ...Read moreGet help now ›
Depends: Rib resection may leave a gap of support structures. Ask your surgeon. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Depends on approach: Generally recovery time after minimally invasive lobectomy either by vats or robot is fairly fast, 2-3 weeks before back to baseline. Longer for traditional open surgery. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Cpt surg coder. I am unable to tell if a surgeon did a lobectomy or a segmentectomy. What are the approx sizes using CM of each lobe of each lung?
Size: Not sure that size of the removed lung tissue would be the best indicator of the type of surgery that was performed. The operative report dictation should describe the procedure performed, the anatomy seen, and the described procedure would telll what anatomic structures were transsected. A lobectomy would ligate the vascular & bronchial structures. ...Read moreGet help now ›
My sister had a uppper rt lung lobectomy last year ...Has non small cell adeonocarcinoma....Ct scans and pet scans every 3 months...Past 2 recent CT scans plus pet scan are showing an increased pleural based nodular density in the rt lower lobe anteriorly
Could be recurrence: This needs to be worked up - it could be recurrent cancer, or possibly reactive, especially if radiation therapy was performed. See the oncologist and ask for specifics about this finding. Was the pet scan positive in the same area? If so, that raises the concern, but it still could be reactive. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I take atrovent, symbicort and pro-air daily since a lobectomy in 2005 to remove a lobe of my left lung d/t lung cancer. Can i donate platelets?
Probably not.: As a general rule, cancer patients are not used as blood donors or blood component donors. Nevertheless, you may check with the blood bank. It looks like you survived your lung cancer but not knowing the initial staging and cell type and not knowing about recent pet scan status makes it uncertain. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Illness or nature: Many things cause adhesions, which are basically scar tissue. They can be caused by injury, surgery or infection. They can also just occur naturally. The real question is whether the adhesions are in any way restrictive, affecting respiratory status. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I have just received results of the biopsy of four lymph nodes after a lobectomy. One has cancer, how serious is this?
Lung CA? Not good: I assume you are talking lung cancer, no? It is usually bad news to have lung cancer to begin with, and having a positive node makes things worse. Still, if you had surgery, I assume there was no definite evidence of spread so you have a fighting chance. It is possible your doctor will offer you post operative chemo. Have a good talk with him/her. Good luck and God bless. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Variety: Actually the vast majority of patients do not suffer any complications. Most patients will have some degree of post op pain and some will be on oxygen temporarily. More serious complications are rare. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Adhesions is a condition in which two or more organs or organ surfaces are stuck together. Adhesions are common after surgery or infection, in which the healing response causes scar tissue to connect organs that normally should slide around freely. Adhesions can cause symptoms such as abdominal ...Read more
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