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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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Can you tell me about a neck dissection?

Can you tell me about a neck dissection?

Surgery: A neck dissection is surgery to remove lymph nodes in the neck. It is done when cancer has spread to the neck lymph nodes or when the chance is high that cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. The neck dissection can be selective or radical, depending on the cancer. ...Read more

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What are radical or modified neck dissection?

What are radical or modified neck dissection?

Consult ENT : I am not an ENT doctor, but this is in general a reference to surgery done for cancer in the neck. And has to do with the extent of surgical removal with 'radical' being a more aggressive surgery with removal of lymph nodes etc, and modified usually being confined to clear margins. Please ask an ENT surgeon for the best input. ...Read more

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How do doctors repair a dissection during an angiogram?

How do doctors repair a dissection during an angiogram?

Stenting: A dissection during an angiogram may occur when the catheter tip tears a small hole in the artery. This allows blood to enter into the artery wall and can cause closure of the artery. If the dissection is small then nothing needs to be done except watching for evidence of artery closure. If the dissection is larger the a stent may need to be placed or in some instances arterial surgical repair. ...Read more

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Is the radical lymph node dissection a risky thing to do?

Is the radical lymph node dissection a risky thing to do?

Not necessarily: Performed by a well trained surgeon, radical lymph node surgery is not a major procedure. It could be an outpatient surgery, unless a deep intra-abdominal surgery is planned. There can be nerve numbness or swelling after surgery that is usually temporary. ...Read more

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Would the docs know if I have dissection of the aorta without any scans? If they say we would know?

Would the docs know if I have  dissection of the aorta without any scans? If they say we would know?

They can: often tell by history and physical if your symptoms are due to a dissection of the aorta or not. You had an echo which is a scan and they may or may not have looked at part of your aorta during that exam. It all depends on where your pain is located. A simple ultrasound can rule out an aortic dissection. The mean age this occurs is in the 60s, sometimes in the 40s (unless you have Marfans synd) ...Read more

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Will an cealic trunk dissection heal on i own?

Will an cealic trunk dissection heal on i own?

Yes : Typically you will require to be on anticoagulantion like Coumadin (warfarin) for around three to six months and blood pressure control . Most of the time the dissection will heal by itself. If you have symptoms of decrease blood flow to stomach or liver then patient may need surgery but this is rare. ...Read more

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Bowel (Definition)

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