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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Possible aortic dissection in teen?

Possible aortic dissection in teen?

See a doctor: aortic dissection is a life threatening emergency. unlikely in teens but possible especially if there is a connective tissue disorder. if you have any concern about an aortic dissection, seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Can aortic dissection be inherited?

Can aortic dissection be inherited?

Yes: If associated with inheritable collagen diseases. However, it is usually related to elevated blood pressure. ...Read more

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Describe a radical neck dissection?

Describe a radical neck dissection?

Remove lymph nodes: The radical neck, or more commonly modified radical neck operation is mostly done for cancers of the head and neck. It is done to remove the lymph nodes from the neck that might harbor tumor cells, or clearly are positive for cancer. ...Read more

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What is a radical neck dissection for?

What is a radical neck dissection for?

Remove lymph nodes: This is a procedure that removes all of the lymphatic tissue in the neck. A radical neck involved removing the jugular vein, muscles, and some nerves as well. Currently surgeons performed a modified radical neck which preserves most of these structures. This procedure is performed to remove metastatic disease of the neck. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have an aortic dissection?

Aortic dissection: Probably the best studies are either a magnetic resonance angiogram (mra) or a computed tomography angiogram (cta) of the chest and abdomen. ...Read more

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How long can aortic dissection symptoms last?

How long can aortic dissection symptoms last?

Aortic dissection: It depends upon extent of dissection and type of dissection. ...Read more

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How do you cope with type b aortic dissection?

How do you cope with type b aortic dissection?

Blood pressure : 90% of type b dissection are managed medically with blood pressure control in the acute phase. In cases of rupture, decrease perfusion to organs like intestines kidneys or legs the patient will need surgery or stenting. In chronic cases you need follow up ct scan to assess the aorta for aneurysmal degeneration. ...Read more

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For how long do aortic dissection symptoms last?

Dissection: The pain of aortic dissection can stop when the dissection stabilizes, the patient dies or has effective treatment. The time any of these takes is highly variable. ...Read more

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How common is aortic dissection in a 23yo female?

How common is aortic dissection in a 23yo female?

Rare: Is there a reason you would ask? It is pretty uncommon except in certain diseases. ...Read more

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What are the signs of having an aortic dissection?

What are the signs of having an aortic dissection?

Pain: The overwhelming symptom is of pain, whether the back or chest. If is of a severe, sharp nature. Otherwise, symptoms related to reduced blood flow can ensue such as a faint pulse, rapid heart rate. ...Read more

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How is an aortic dissection diagnosed or ruled out?

How is an aortic dissection diagnosed or ruled out?

CTA or MRA: The best and quickest test is ct angiography. Mri or mra is also excellent but take longer time and not always available .. ...Read more

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I had a aortic dissection. Could I survive another?

Possibly: Aortic dissections are incredibly complex conditions. Your long-term prognosis would be based on many factors. Normally, the complications of dissection would in the short-term involve blood flow to your major organs. In the long-term complications include aneurysm formation. Please contact a vascular specialist for further information. ...Read more

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What are the odds of surviving an aortic dissection?

What are the odds of surviving an aortic dissection?

Fairly good: Depends on the location of dissection and involvement of other arteries. With modern technology with odds are pretty good for survival. ...Read more

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Does "ICA Dissection" mean a TIA or stroke occurred?

Does "ICA Dissection" mean a  TIA or stroke occurred?

Not necessarily...: A dissection means that the artery has begun to tear. This can lead to complete rupture or can occur slowly. In either case, there is an increased risk of stroke or death. Prompt follow up and treatment is a must. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a possible aortic dissection?

How do I know if I have a possible aortic dissection?

Severe chest pain: Aortic dissection is heralded by severe chest pain, often radiating from the front of the chest through the chest and into the back, often described as "tearing" or "ripping". If you suspect it, it's a medical emergency and every minute counts. It would be quite rare in your age group unless you have marfan's syndrome. ...Read more

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Can i get aortic dissection without being hospitalized?

Can i get aortic dissection without being hospitalized?

Yes: Most are spontaneous and occur out side of the hospital. Severe pain is common usually in the back and chest. Going to the hospital is mandatory. ...Read more

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Does a dissection of the aorta show on an MRI of the aorta?

Does a dissection of the aorta show on an MRI of the aorta?

Yes: Both CT angiogram and MR angiogram can demonstrate dissection and aneurysm of aorta. Because sometimes emergent situation usually faster to obtain CT. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more