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Fat Necrosis After Surgery
No: A single patch of breast fat necrosis will leave a lump and a bit of deformity, which may be diagnosed on biopsy and/or removed surgically. It is unlikely to be due to any systemic disease, but dr. Singh is very wise to ask about injury. ...Read more
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Fat necrosis can occur when blood lipase is high due to pancreatisis. The the lesion may be intra-abdominal and occasionally in the fat elsewhere in the body. Fat necrosis can occur with normal lipase levels due to trauma to fat tissue. In diabetics, fat necrosis can occur without trauma and without elevated lipase.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Is fat necrosis more likely if the harvested fat is just allowed to settle in the syringes before injection, rather than washing or filtering the fat?
I have fat necrosis. I need any information about treatment. I have had it since bef2006. It staarted in rt thigh. Now everywher.
Interesting question: You may be having a recurrence of a previous infection and this requires immediate care. Please see your family physician or the previous specialist who treated you for this problem, now. ...Read more
How bad is a focal area suggestiv of central fibrosis within liver. Mild centrilobular cholestasis and attached fibroadiposed tissue with fat necrosis?
Depends: It is impossible to evaluate these findings without knowing the clinical setting and the results of other tests of liver function. Certainly this does not make me suspect liver cancer. If you have questions about this ultrasound finding, I would ask your doctor or your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Until taken out: Fat necrosis is a common occurrence wherever there are deposits of fat. There may be prior injury. The damaged tissue provokes an inflammatory response with scarring. The appearance can mimic breast cancer but is not a cause of cancer. Small lesions may resolve but most require removal if troublesome. ...Read more
No: Fat necrosis in the breast is usually the result of tramatic injury. This is also self limited. Surgery to the breast (enhancement, reduction, lumpectomy, biopsy, etc) can result in tissue damage that can manifest as fat necrosis - that is usually self limited. In 20 years, I have seen one patient with fat necrosis in the hip/buttock - that was due to impact trauma. I've not seen it in the breast. ...Read more
Variable: Fat necrosis will often improve with time but particularly if it is a larger area it may never completely resolve. A lot of the diagnosis of fat necrosis involved the clinical scenario and impression. Imaging can often be helpful. A biopsy is the most definitive. Make certain your surgeon is sure it's fat necrosis. If there is any question about a lump see a breast surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more
How long does fat necrosis take to heal after tummy tuck and what is best for wound care, packing and cleaning?
Not at all: Fat necrosis is a result of trauma to the breast, sometimes so minor that you may not even remember the event. Lump develops but usually there is a history of black and blue bruising for a short period of time. Generally, the lump decreases in size over a period of time and disappears entirely, though this may take several weeks or months. There is no risk of cancer. ...Read more
Does fat necrosis in the breast from a fall increase my chance of breast cancer? Biopsy proven fat necrosis
Palpable lumpin breast. Mammo-benign calcification biradsiii. Fnac-inflammatory lesion possibility of fat necrosis. Lump reduced. Taking antibiotics. Next?
Very small chance: The talus has a very delicate blood supply. About the only conservative treatment would be a bone stimulator, which could promote bone healing and activity. It is more likely, however, that surgery will be necessary. This usually consists of a fusion, whether it is an ankle fusion or pantalar fusion. ...Read more
She (51y) had the chemo on her bladder 6 years ago, then a surgery which left her bladder ruptured and muscular necrosis. Can her bladder be repaired?
Bladder cancer: You will need consultation with a good urologist. ...Read more
I have bilateral avasular necrosis of femoral head, I have undergone core decompression surgery. Ok now. Can I have normal sex life?
Surgeon has details: A "normal sex life" means different things to different people. The amount of activity one can do after surgery depends on the surgeon, the patient, and the type of activity. The website has a long description: http://ctsportsdoc. Com/publications/ch015-x4397.Pdf it says at 6 weeks, patients are advanced to full weight bearing and physical therapy is progressed to include quadriceps exercises... ...Read more
I have vascular necrosis hip (both) due to high usage of prednisone because I have a kidney problem, what kind of exercise can I do to avoid surgery?
After surgery to repair FAI or avascular necrosis of hip. What is the shortest time before the patient could do 9 hour international fly after surgery?
Is physical therapy an effective treatment for avascular necrosis? The pain is becoming unbearable and my ortho surgeon doesn't want to do surgery?
I had open heart surgery to replace my auortic valve. Now they are saying I have cystic medial necrosis. Does this mean I have marfans?
Possibly: One of the features of Marfan's (a disorder of abnormal collagen tissue formation) is cystic medial necrosis, leading to abnormal tissue within the layers of the aorta which can lead to anneurysm formation of the aorta (a risk for regurgitation, rupture, and dissection). When such an aortic root measures more than 50 mm in diameter, these risks increase and require aortic root repair +/- avr if ai. ...Read more
Early avascular necrosis hip. No surgery while on immunosuppresant (SLE complications). What can I do to slow progress of the AVN? Not on steroids.
See your orthopedist: Lupus is a frequent cause of AVN, particularly if on steroids. Treatment usually consists of pain relief from NSAIDs and sometimes opiates. Some studies show that alendronate used with Ca and vitamin D may slow progression, but don`t use long term osteoporosis drugs as they stay there a long time and some hae even been implicated in AVN. See PT for gentle exercise and avoidance of injury. ...Read more
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