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Intestinal Anastomosis Complications
Can u explain, extraluminal cavities extendin into the lateral sides of pelvis alongside anastomosis in bowel,on both sides extension up to acetabulum
Radiologist reading: This sounds like the interpretation of a radiologist read from a post operation film. Right after your surgery there are changes to be expected. If you doctor removed a segment of bowel then there is space created. This is being interpreted as extra luminal (phenobarbital) cavity. Over time it resolves. So long as you are not having fevers, pain out of proportion ...talk to your doctor. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
What is a subtotal colectomy with small bowel sigmoid anastomosis appearing at the level of upper pelvis mean?
Death from sepsis perforations bowel infected cavity anastomosis site, yet autopsy said bowel unremarkable,how ?
There wud be evidence of sepsis, yes?
Autopsy report: If the patient had a perforated bowel, I would be extremely surprised if the pathology report from the autopsy said 'normal'. To me that doesn't make any sense. Definitely if someone had a perforated bowel, there's a high chance they met the criteria for sepsis. Probably severe sepsis or even septic shock. There are strict definitions for that. Any Infectious Disease doctor should be able to help. ...Read more
Explain : subtotal colectomy w/small bowel sigmoid anastomoses which appears to be at the level of the upper pelvis?
I have what they called anastomotic ulcers one year after small bowel resection (removal of duodenum and partial gastrectomy). Is that normal?
Chronic constipation: Can lead to encopresis, (liquid stool leaking around impacted stool), distention of the colon, difficulty toilet training, stool with-holding; also, diverticulosis/ diverticulitis & possible increased incidence of colon cancer in one's 40's. It requires thorough clean-out with go-litely or enemas, then MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) & bowel re-training for at least 6 mos, aiming for soft stools at least every other day. ...Read more
Have you met with a: Physiatrist with spinal cord training? This can be a difficult situation and I am sorry to hear you are having these issues. One of the most important things to help control bowel issues is to get on a strict bowel routine. Different medications can help this routine, depending on the level of your injury and sticking with the routine can help a great deal. I hope this helps! ...Read more
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