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I have an old broken metatarsal that has caused me to have what the orthopedist is calling avuncular necrosis. I also have a cyst. What is this?

I have an old broken metatarsal  that has caused me to have what the orthopedist is calling avuncular necrosis. I also have a cyst. What is this?

Avascular Necrosis: Avascular necrosis refers to a condition in which injury or other causes result in a loss of blood supply to the bone. This may result in pain, collapse of the bone, or cyst formation. A cyst is typically a fluid filled space in the bone. ...Read more

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Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more


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What can cause nerve necrosis?

Many concerns: Necrosis is "death" or destruction of a nerve, and this sometimes is necessitated to alleviate pain, by an alcohol injection. If a nerve is cut or transected, or if a nerve cell body dies (apoptosis), from a variety of inflammatory or degenerative causes, recovery is not possible. So, nerve death can occur both in central and peripheral nervous systems. Timely treatment is always best. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: necrosis?

Cell / tissue death: Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a tooth has gone necrotic. ...Read more

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What is a decreased necrosis and is it bad. Can you also tell me how to cure it.

Ok...clarify: Where, when, in what context ? Decrease of necrosis means less of cell death/damage/destruction......which is always good. ...Read more

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How long can fat necrosis last?

Depends: upon the cause. There's a rare autoimmune disease which is sort of lifelong but goes dormant with intense immunosuppression. There's necrosis from infection, trauma, surgical trauma and these don't last long at all if the underlying problem stops. ...Read more

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Does skin necrosis require immediate surgery?

Does skin necrosis require immediate surgery?

Yes, it may: You should be evaluated immediately, hopefully, the skin can be saved! ...Read more

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I have necrosis of the liver what can I expect?

I have necrosis of the liver what can I expect?

What's the cause?: An elite athlete can kill off huge numbers of his liver cells in a prolonged endurance event and they grow right back with the liver restored perfectly. This also happens after prolonged shock with recovery. If you have a chronic hepatitis (viral, immune) with ongoing cell damage, the outcome is whatever is expected for the hepatitis. Insist your physician tell you what's killing liver cells. ...Read more

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Extensive tumor necrosis! how to diagnose, what to do?

Remove if possible: When tumor get very large and essentially loose blood supply necrosis can set in. If extensive, tumor necrosis syndrome develops and release of toxins into the blood stream can occur. At this point debulking of the lesion is beneficial. ...Read more

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I was told I have papilary necrosis what does that mean?

Renal disease: Kidney tissue is damaged and is not functioning correctly. You need to take stock of all medication you have been taking and stop any that has an effect on the kidney. Also deal with any kidney infection. Medical care is important and following advise very closely to avoid progression of the condition is essential. ...Read more