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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Could headaches after brain surgery really be cause from scar tissue causing small seizures?

Could headaches after brain surgery really be cause from scar tissue causing small seizures?

Probably not: Although constant headaches have been reported after craniotomy surgery ("post craniotomy headaches), i think it is too much of a speculation regarding the small "seizures.". Consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have a brain tumor that sometimes causes seizures from the scar tissue from my 3 surgerys & I wanted to know if you think Ill be on the meds forever?

I have a brain tumor that sometimes causes seizures from the scar tissue from my 3 surgerys & I wanted to know if you think Ill be on the meds forever?

Forever is long but-: With that type of history of 3 surgeries and the formation of scar tissue I believe the only way to keep you completely safe from seizures due to the scar tissue irritating your brain is to keep you on medication. I know that's a long time. Maybe technology will change in your lifetime for this....not likely in mine though...PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) ...Read more

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Can scar tissue grow and fill in where your uterus used to be and cause another surgery?

Can scar tissue grow and fill in where your uterus used to be and cause another surgery?

Adhesions: Any time you have abdominal surgery you risk forming adhesions, which are really just a kind of abdominal scar tissue. If you form adhesions that obstruct your bowel, etc. You may need another surgery to take down the adhesions. It is a common complication, but having to have another operation is not. ...Read more

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What are some signs that you might have scar tissue from surgery?

Need more details: Any time you have surgery, there will be scar tissue. "scar tissue" is what your body forms when it heals from any type of surgical wound, so it is normal and expected after surgery. It is possible to have abnormal scar tissue or scarring can occur in ways which can cause problems. Discuss your problem with your surgeon to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Would scar tissue appear ten years aftr surgery?

Unlikely: By 10 years, almost any skin scar that was caused by an operation should be quite mature. If the scarring you are talking about is internal, then yes--scarring in the abdomen can cause trouble 10 years after surgery. If it is a skin scar and is beginning to grow and look different, you should have it examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to surgery to remove scar tissue?

Is there an alternative to surgery to remove scar tissue?

Some options...: Depending on the type, pattern and location of the scar, many options are available. This ranges from pressure therapy, injection of steroids, ablative fractionated co2 laser, pulse dye laser. These modalities are meant to improve the quality of the existing scars such that excision is not required. For your specific situation, please schedule an appointment with a plastic surgery specialist. ...Read more

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How does scar tissue build up after surgery?

How does scar tissue build up after surgery?

Normal process: Surgery is a trauma to the tissues. Inflammation results which is part of the healing process. Fibrous tissue is the end result. Hence the scar, or adhesions if internal. ...Read more

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Scar tissue develops after any type of surgery. But how it can cause pain?

Scar tissue develops after any type of surgery. But how it can cause pain?

Usually...: ...By scar tissue fusing together layers that should be able to slide against each other. This is called "adhesions, " and the pulling of one layer against another causes discomfort. ...Read more

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Will scar tissue go away on the wrist that has formed from surgery?

It will change but..: Never go away. Scars cannot be removed; they are permanent. They do go through a process of maturation and softening that takes 6-18 months and results in the scar being less apparent. ...Read more

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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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