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Please help! what is the meaning of "antrectomy"?

Please help! what is the meaning of "antrectomy"?

Partial Stomach: The antrum is the distal portion of the stomach. Removing the antrum is an antrectomy. ...Read more

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Tell me about antrectomy or gastrectomy?

Tell me about antrectomy or gastrectomy?

Partial: Antrum, fundus, and pylorus are parts of the entire stomach- gastric. Removal for ulcer or cancer may be all or parts. Total gastrectomy, partial gastrectomy, antrectomy, and other operations like vagotomy and pyloroplasty are traditional operations for ulcer disease. More removal is common for cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about vagotomy/antrectomy?

Can you tell me about vagotomy/antrectomy?

Antrectomy/Vagotomy: This is a surgical procedure used to treat peptic ulcer that has failed resolution with medical therapy. It is much less common these days because of the advancement in medical treatment, especially with H. Pylori. The antrum contains G cells. When stimulated by the vagus nerve, they release gastrin, which in turn causes parietal cells in the proximal stomach to release acid. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a vagotomy/antrectomy?

Eat small meals: This operation is usually performed for ulcer of the stomach or duodenum. The stomach has been reduced to 60% of normal size, and the 2 vagus nerves were cut in order for you to have less chance to develop stomach ulcers. It is recommended to eat small meal and more ofter, and low fat. ...Read more

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Help please, my doctors are suggesting an antrectomy since vagatomy failed. Is this safe?

Help please, my doctors are suggesting an antrectomy since vagatomy failed. Is this safe?

Is safe: vagotomy usually with pyloroplasty is utilized to control ulcers of duodenum and complications such as bleeding from the ulcer. If vagotomy fails which is usually rare, the antrectomy, the removal of the distant portion of stomach with the site of pathology is performed. The procedure is very safe. ...Read more

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I was told to get an antrectomy since vagatomy failed. Is this a safe procedure?

I was told to get an antrectomy since vagatomy failed. Is this a safe procedure?

Primer on ulcers: With the advent of modern medication, we rarely have to perform elective anti-ulcer procedures. Many times gastric irritation is not due to hyperacidity but is actually a bacterial infection. But, to your question - antrectomy is the removal of the distal third of the stomach, an area which secrets a hormone which causes the upper stomach to secrete more acid. It is safe, but i suggest a 2d opinion. ...Read more

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When do doctors recommend an antrectomy? Is it safe?

When do doctors recommend an antrectomy? Is it safe?

Rarely: An antrectomy is a rarely performed operation these days. It used to be a common procedure performed before the age of gastric acid reducing medications but these have revolutionized treatment of peptic ulcer disease. There may be a role in certain cancers of the stomach but that discussion should be had with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about antrectomy / gastrectomy for gastric ulcers?

Can you tell me about antrectomy / gastrectomy for gastric ulcers?

Not commonly done: Antrectomy removes the portion of the stomach that makes acid. While there may be indications for antrectomy, such as perforation, bleeding or scarring leading to obstruction, the reality is that gastric ulcers are successfully treated by medications, including proton pump inhibitors and h2-blockers. If the ulcers are associated with h. Pylori, then eradication of this with antibiotics is needed. ...Read more

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How long is a lap surgery?

How long is a lap surgery?

Depends: The length of laparoscopic surgery depends on the type of surgery, the anatomy of the patient, the experience of the surgeon, ect. ...Read more

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How long is prostatectomy surgery?

How long is prostatectomy surgery?

Varies from person: Varies from person to person, but is usually three to four hours. ...Read more

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How long does maltracking surgery take?

How long does maltracking surgery take?

1-2 hours variably: Not all maltracking surgery for patellar malalignment and/or instability is the same. Various surgical options are routinely considered. Proximal realignment options include medial reefing, lateral release, and mpfl reconstruction. Distal options include an osteotomy of the tibial tubercle. The duration of surgery is directly related to how many of the options are included in your surgical plan. ...Read more

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How long heal after collarbone surgery?

How long heal after collarbone surgery?

Varies: There are several types of clavicle (aka collarbone) surgeries. Some common procedures consists of clavicle fractures, ac joints repairs, distal clavicle excisions, cyst/ spur removal, or acromioplasty (actually is part of the scapula). Recover time often depends on the extent of the work that has to be done. Can you be more specific in the type of procedure you are asking about. ...Read more

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How long to heal after chalazion surgery?

How long to heal after chalazion surgery?

2-3 weeks: All swelling should be gone in 2-3 weeks. The incision on the inside of the lid will also be healeds within that period of time. There should be no discomfort after 1 week. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for MCL surgery?

How long is the recovery for MCL surgery?

Mcl knee injury: Length of recovery time depends upon whether there are other associated structural injuries. Isolated grade 1 or 2 MCL tears r treated effectively non operatively , typically recovering fully within 6- 10 weeks. Surgical MCL repairs of grade 3 tears will take 10-16 weeks. If patient also has injured their Acl or post lateral corner recovery will take 4-6 months, ...Read more

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Keyhole surgery take how long to recover?

Keyhole surgery take how long to recover?

It depends...: On exactly what procedure you are having performed. We need more details. ...Read more

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How long does a hysterectomy surgery take?

How long does a hysterectomy surgery take?

Depends.: Depends on many factors including, the surgeon, the technique, the difficulty, complications, size and health of the patient, etc. In general, most hysterectomies can be done in 1 - 2 hours. ...Read more

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