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Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more


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Should I get surgery or a second aspiration for my ganglion cyst?

Should I get surgery or a second aspiration for my ganglion cyst?

If it bothers you: The only indication (reason) to be treated for a ganglion with surgery or aspiration is if it bothers you. ...Read more

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Small but painful dorsal wrist ganglion, 6+ months, consultant recommends aspiration to begin but likely to reocur, should I ask for surgery instead?

Yes , is enough: Aspiration rarely will help , will recur , and possible to introduce infection into wrist join, best option get it removed. ...Read more

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Is the aspiration abortion method safe and effective for early pregnancies? How come it is so quick vs. Other surgical methods? Is it fda approved?

Is the aspiration abortion method safe and effective for early pregnancies? How come it is so quick vs. Other surgical methods? Is it fda approved?

I'm not: Sure about a specific "aspiration technique". There are small devices that aspirated and do not require the same amount of anesthesia as a suction d@c. It's gonna be the sterility of where your going but most surgical terminations r done by some form of suction ( aspiration same). ...Read more

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Fine needle aspiration biopsy. Do I need to repot as an operation or surgery?

Fine needle aspiration biopsy. Do I need to repot as an operation or surgery?

Not likely: This type of biopsy, using a small needle, is usually done as a minor office procedure, possibly with ultrasound guidance. You likely can eat before the procedure, but should probably have someone available to bring you home after the biopsy. But check first with your medical provider. ...Read more

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I have colliod cyst at right lobe of thyriod gland.. Size 4cm .. What's it?What's the treatment of it ..(aspiration or surgery)? What about recurrence

I have colliod cyst at right lobe of thyriod gland.. Size 4cm .. What's it?What's the treatment of it ..(aspiration or surgery)? What about recurrence

Aspirate: With thyroid cyst, first line therapy is to aspirate cyst. Recurrence is a risk and you will be monitored. Stay up with your doc visits and medications. If aspiration and monitoring fail, then a surgical removal the thyroid lobe with the cyst will be considered. Good luck. ...Read more

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What type of doctor performs joint aspiration of the ankle? Is it considered surgery?

What type of doctor performs joint aspiration of the ankle? Is it considered surgery?

Couple of different : Drs can aspirate joints depending on training. Orthopedic surgeons , sports medicine docs usually, and some physical medicine and pain management docs have been trained. Orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine seem to do the most. It is not considered surgery. ...Read more

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Have a lrg seroma after lap hernia surgery what is best way for it to go away with out aspiration , will walking and putting heat on it help ?

Have a lrg seroma after lap hernia surgery what is best way for it to go away with out aspiration , will walking and putting heat on it help ?

Not much: Walking is not going to help and in fact may make it bigger. Heat will also not be effective if the seroma is large. Aspirating a seroma is generally done in an outpatient setting and the seroma may require multiple rounds of aspiration, depending on the rate of buildup, location and symptoms. ...Read more

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Does non-surgical ultrasonic liposuction work at all?

Does non-surgical ultrasonic liposuction work at all?

As with most things: You can't make an omelette without cracking some eggs. In other words, the noninvasive procedures may have some benefit but it's nothing like what can be achieved with the actual surgical procedure. It is however noninvasive so it therefore has a significant advantage. My feeling is that a procedure which is, say one half as effective should probably cost about one half as much. ...Read more

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