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Burr Hole Complications
Sutures from Lumbar CSF Leak Repair removed yesterday...it's ~2" long & bottom goes into top of gluteal cleft. Base looks like it's opening despite Steri Strips & Butterfly Closures. What can I do?
You should call your: surgeon for guidance but sometimes a wound can spread in spite of that type of closure if there is strain on the wound. As long as there is no drainage or reddening of the wound or any increasing pain, fevers, chills or sweats-it should be ok but check with your surgeon just to make sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As long as healed : As long as you wound is well healed and there is no foreseeable short term need for the g-tube. Scar revision is an option. Please realize that the scar may be longer then the original scar but will likely be less depressed. Improvements are possible by removing the scar is impossible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What exactly is the risk of leaving a small rectovaginal fistula alone?Will surgical repair cause more complications w/thin septum from prior lar/tme?
Gallbladder removed 2 weeks ago.4 poke holes.There's a small hard lump formed beneath poke hole below chest? No other poke holes have lumps? Hernia?
Had 2 large ventral hernias repaired laproscopically. Double mesh 8x10 used in repair..2 large seromas formed. Having considerable pain 5 wks. Post op?
Hernia repair: Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is actually a very painful procedure. Additionally, seromas are also very common, but usually reabsorb and are gone by 6 to 12 months. Any remaining fluid collection is usually not symptomatic and can typically be left alone. Sounds like you're progressing along a fairly typical postoperative course, but if you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to call your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Root perforation during root canal treatment found 2 months after. Infection n inflammation.Tooth extracted. Any complication because of perforation?
There shouldn't be: Once the tooth is extracted any infection issues should be resolved. ...Read more
Wide excis. Removal pilonidal cyst 10mos ago. Wound finally closed after 8mos, now has 2 small holes w bridging. Recurring cyst or scar breakdown?
Does the dent from burr holes after brain surgery ever go away? What about from bone flap reattachment? Do scars ever disappear completely?
Nope: Depending on your age burr hole cavities may nearly completey fill in and may not be noticeable but will never completely go away. The same can be said for scars as depending on your age and genetics the scar may become very small but no matter who you are they never become exactly like the tissue prior to injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Robotic surgery 2 wks ago. Glue on umbilical incision fell off. 90% closed, 10% teeny opening. No bleeding, pain, or discharge. Can it heal naturally?
How can I know where the infection is coming from? 4 weeks post large incisional hernia repair with infected fluid drainage. Mesh or tissue?
Possibly both: It is exceedingly hard to determine if a post-operative infection spares any prosthetic material that was implanted, including mesh; if the infection approaches the material, we assume it is infected. Due to the risk of treatment failure if infected foreign material is left in place, it is generally recommended by id to remove any prosthetic material in these situations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Level?: Most frequent complication is spinal headache which can be treated with epidural blood patch. If the epidural placement is above lumbar level, although very low risk, spinal cord can be penetrated, which can cause neuro deficit. If epidural catheter placed and migrates to spinal space severe hypotension or complete spinal can occur and it can require control of the airway until spinal wears off. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Persistent Seroma: Seromas following surgery can be very frustrating for both the surgeon and for the patient. Though usually most seromas get better with time occasionally there are some seromas to refuse to go away. Seromas that have been present for a long time tend to form capsules which prevents permanent resolution. Sometimes these chronic seromas need to be surgically removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: The location of a femoral hernia is adjacent to the femoral vein and artery going down the leg. I suppose if excess scar tissue built up, it could compress on these structures, but in general, i expect scar tissue to fill empty space and mesh, not compress on adjacent structures. An ultrasound could evaluate the flow of blood in these vessels to determine if any flow has been compromised. ...Read more
Upcoming op for recurrent sport hernia. Prev. op was open suture without mesh. New surgeon will use open anterior w/mesh. Risk of testicular damage?
Caution: Not a simple problem. If you have had a previous open repair, and you're still having pain, I would strongly recommend a laparoscopic repair IF you need one. Only about 20% of inguinal repairs are done this way, so you'll have to find a surgeon w/ enough training/experience. Try the Americas Hernia Society website to find one near you. Hope this helps! ...Read more