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Brain Surgery For Ra Nodules On The Hands
Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head ? some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)
RCC patient, stg. 4 metasises in lungs,liver and skull. Swollen feet. Now has swollen legs (up to thighs) is this from the cancer? On lasiks for 2+wks
Possible: Very possible. Swelling may occur via a few different mechanisms in this illness: 1) if normal liver tissue has been replaced by cancer then insufficient circulating proteins can be produced by the liver resulting in a decrease in oncotic or "pulling pressure" of the circulating bloodstream resulting in fluid seeping out into dependent areas of body like the legs. 2) tumor bulk could block IVC ...Read more
What advanced in dupetryens contracture hand surgery?
If patient had surgery twice with recurrence of the cord what options are out there?
Dupuytrens disease: If recurrent can be resected again, but care must be taken to make sure that the scar is not the culprit as well as recurrent disease. that the patient followed the appropriate post operative protocol and that nn compliance was not a reason for failure. The time frame for recurrence is vital to understand as well as if arthritis is present. see below in comments and ill finish ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For cervical disc prolapse patient on the neck, what treatment they can do on their own without going for operation and therapy. Pain on the left elbow?
Several can help: You can see your primary doctor, a neurologist, a physiatrist, a pain management specialist, an orthopedist or a neurosurgeon for treatment with 90% usually treated non surgically. This could include: medication, traction, a soft collar, physical therapy/exercises, time and possible epidural steroid injections as well as activity modifications and ceasing smoking if you have that habit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: When mets develop and defined as a lesion in lung, liver etc it is a pure lesion composed of the cancer. Some nodues are metastatic lymph nodes where the node has been replaced to some degree by tumor. In other cases a nodule may be an associated inflammatory condition or a lesion replaced by fibrous tissue after a chem response. Bx is essential for determining diagnosis and significance. ...Read more
What is the prognosis for skin cancer on chest? Very large section cut out with reconstructive surgery done and pre-oral cancer ?
How is chin liposuction different for a patient who recently underwent thyroid surgery? I had thyroid surgery which consisted of removal of two benign nodules. How does this affect my eligibility for chin liposuction taking in consideration the proximity
No different: Liposuction is performed above the neck muscles, thyroid surgery is performed underneath (deep to) the neck muscles. There are no problems with performing liposuction after thyroidectomy, but do select a surgeon expericenced in facial plastic surgery. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Got results for PET scan on lung nodules. Nodules are "undetermined" cuz of size but parotid glands on both side of neck showed "hot". Any relation?
Undiagnosed nerve pain in both arms, legs, hands and feet. Lesions on brain, demyelination. All testing shows nothing?
Iwould multiple lung lesions 2.5 CM eeavh in size located on the outer part of the right lung be detected on a chest x ray? My diagnosis is stage4 non
Physiotherapist wants to do dry needling to neck and forearm for chronic bilateral wrist pain (1 yr roughly)thoughts on opinions on this procedure ? He thinks there is compression of nerves.
Treatment options: Dry needling is very helpful for trigger points. I didn't actually know that dry needling could be used in the manner you described. There are many treatment options depending on the cause of wrist pain. Has the source of your wrist pain been diagnosed? I can't comment on the treatment plan that was offered to you. As a medical acupuncturist, I am not familiar with this approach to wrist pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does beam hardening artifact from patients clavicles, dense contrast in right subclavian vein. On a CT of my neck while checking my thyroid glan?
I had 28 treatments of radiation on the brain for a benign tumor. Can it cause cancer else where in the body down the road ?
Narrowing of the: field of exposure with radiation treatment is done to minimize the risk of side effects of treatment. Yes there is increased risk of thyroid tumors, other brain tumors and brain infarcts (stroke). You should review your situation with the doctors ( radiation oncologist especially) Each situation requires weighing the potential risks vs benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can radiologist tell the diff between OA and RA on MRI? MRI showed i had arthritis in couple of toes but results didn't specify which kind
I have morning stiffness on right hand for 1hr, no other symptoms during day. Mri: bone marrow edema, effusions, tenosynovitis. Is this arthritis?Type?
My aunt has 2tumors left side lung which has spread to the lt hip bone. She just finished radiation to the hip and willbe starting chemo. Is this normal treatment? Why not start with treatment to the lung first?
She is stage 4 lung cancer. Are the docto
What is the risk for needle aspiration of ganglion cyst on feet if it's close to the nerve? I already have MRI &xrays on it.
My 67 years old mom has onfh (osteonecrosis of the femeral head) on both hip joints, what are the risks on surgery to replace total hip?
Statistics: Every center where this procedure is performed will provide you with statistics (so you can compare) of the adverse outcomes and inform you of risks involved in this particular case. In general bleeding, anesthesia misshaps, residual pain, etc are common risks of surgery of this type. Consult your dr, good luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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