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Could you give me tips on exploratory laparotomy?

Could you give me tips on exploratory laparotomy?

You are complex: Exploratory laparotomy indicates that something is wrong in your abdominal cavity and that you need surgery. The surgeon is not quite sure what will be encountered and what will be done to fix the problem. ...Read more

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Laparotomy (Definition)

Laparotomy is abdominal surgery. Often, special enemas are sufficient to treat intussusception. If not, a ...Read more


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What body systems are involved in an exploratory laparotomy?

What body systems are involved in an exploratory laparotomy?

Gastrointestinal: Primarily the GI system, but all intrabdominal organs are grossly inspected, visualized and palpated ...Read more

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What causes an anastomotic leak? Is an Exploratory Laparotomy the procedure needed to correct? What are Exploratory Laparotomy usually needed for?

What causes an anastomotic leak? Is an Exploratory Laparotomy the procedure needed to correct? What are Exploratory Laparotomy usually needed for?

Variety of causes: Anastomotic leak is a term used to describe the breakdown between two surgically connected sites and is often used to describe GI anatomy. This may be where two pieces of bowel are brought together, or the outflow of an organ such as the liver or kidney is connected. When organs leak, infection in the abdomen can ensue. An exploratory laparotomy is the right choice to find and fix the leak. ...Read more

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What causes an anastomotic leak after an ileostomy reversal surgery? Does a surgeon usually perform an Exploratory Laparotomy to correct?

What causes an anastomotic leak after an ileostomy reversal surgery? Does a surgeon usually perform an Exploratory Laparotomy to correct?

Variety of causes: Anastomotic leaks can occur for a variety of reasons and are a known complication of GI surgery. The primary concern with anatomic leak is the passage of stool into the abdomen with the formation of abscesses and possibly systemic infections. The treatment for this is often to operate, find the leak, and wash out any stool that may have collected in the process. ...Read more

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I had a exploratory laparotomy, total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo oophorectomy in 2009 been getting yearly paps. Do i need to continue?

I had a exploratory laparotomy, total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo oophorectomy in 2009 been getting yearly paps. Do i need to continue?

Pap after Hyst: If your hysterectomy was done for a non-cancerous reason and up have never had a severe pre-cancerous cervical lesion then the current reccomendations do not suggest further pap smears. ...Read more

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22yr old, had exploratory laparotomy 2 years ago due to retroperitoneal hematoma. Now, I have abdominal pain. Heating/less movement helps with pain. I am young and do not want another surgery. Advice?

22yr old, had exploratory laparotomy 2 years ago due to retroperitoneal hematoma.  Now, I have abdominal pain. Heating/less movement helps with pain. I am young and do not want another surgery. Advice?

Retroperitoneal: Hematoma is a rare condition, unless you are on anticoagulants or have an anatomical abnormality. Recurrence is even more rare. This episode of pain is probably not hematoma, but something else. Consult your doctor for definitive diagnosis and advice. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of having surgery for spondylolisthesis?

What are the side effects of having surgery for spondylolisthesis?

Back pain /stiffness: Best done to relieve leg pain srgeries ability to relieve axial back pain is controversial and unpredictable great for leg pain. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of surgery for spondylolisthesis?

I was wondering what are the side effects of surgery for spondylolisthesis?

2 broad a? : So many variations as to where, how : front, back or both. Who is performing it, , how many levels, what grade is the slip ; more.....B more specific. ...Read more

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Does the tonsil surgery have any side effects?

Does the tonsil  surgery have any side effects?

Side effects: Sometimes bleeding can occur at the site of the tonsils. Occasionally an infection may result. ...Read more

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