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Local vs peritonitis: Presumably this refers to an intra-abdominal anastamosis, likely intestinal. "Contained" means the leak was probably slow and there was time for an inflammatory reaction that kept the leak localized and maybe small. Free means intestinal contents leaked more widely into the abdominal cavity. Free is much more serious, usually with peritonitis. Most important that you discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
Impossible to repair a leaking mitral valve to point where there is no leakage after surgery and repair?
No: It is not impossible for repair to result in no leak but does not always happen. None or minor leakage is an acceptable result for this procedure and would be considered successful. ...Read more
Unclear: I would resubmit your question as I am sure of what the question pertains to please. Terima kasih! ...Read more
Fracture in skull of 4 month old baby, leakage of CSF into subdural space occipetal region, what to do?
MRI vertebrobasilar hypoplasia right side theres robust flow void anastomosing the basilar artery w cavernous portion of internal carotid artery/mean?
Normal variant: The arteries at the base of the brain can course in several different patterns but ultimately get the job done, that is, supply brain tissue. Your pattern is like your fingerprint. Some more unusual patterns have an increased association with aneurysms, but this would have likely been described if present and vertebro basilar hypoplasia, as in the picture, is pretty common. ...Read more
Leak: They are not usually relatedGet a more detailed answer ›
First PDA: Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a heart problem that affects some babies soon after birth. In PDA, abnormal blood flow occurs the aorta and the pulmonary artery. Before birth, these arteries are connected by a blood vessel called the ductus arterioles, a vital part of fetal blood circulation.After birth, the ductus arteriosus closes. Sometimes the ductus arteriosus remains open, allowing oxygen-rich blood from the aorta to mix with oxygen-poor blood from the pulmonary artery. This can strain the heart and increase blood pressure in the lung arteries. ...Read more
What kind of damage takes places when abscessed serosanguineous fluid fills up internally (pelvis 2 lungs) due 2 anastamotic leak left untreated 6days?
Sepsis: The biggest risk is systemic infection where the infection spreads to the blood stream and starts causing severe inflammation and organ system dysfunction. Infected fluid in the abdomen can also lead to scarring in the abdomen called adhesions. Sorry that you are having to deal with that. ...Read more
What causes heart valve leakage on a repaired mitral valve? I had a mitral valve repair, what will cause the repaires valve to start to have some leak
Some leakage : Some leakage is the norm. This is nothing to worry about. Your cardiologist will keep an eye on this . You will have periodic echocardiograms (maybe every year or more) to follow this. What you do not need to do is fixate on this and worry yourself to death! you are better - enjoy this! hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Periosteum: The outer layer of the cranial dura mater derives from the periosteum of the inner table and it is not tightly attached to the skull. It can be dissected away from the skull and separated from the inner layer of the dura. In the spine, the periosteum attaches tightly to the vertebra and the epidural space is between that and the dura mater. ...Read more
On cervical mri what does minimal CSF present within thecal sac mean? Narrowing anterior & posterior CSF spaces.
Space is tight: Sounds like this is concerning to you. It means that space is tight around the spinal cord. This usually isn't an emergency. You should discuss this finding with the doctor who ordered the test, who can put those findings into the context of your history and exam and can discuss next steps with you. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer