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Doctor insights on: Is The Appendix Totally Removed At The Time Of Surgery

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Is the appendix totally removed at the time of surgery?

Is the appendix totally removed at the time of surgery?

Largely, yes....: In addition to dr. Rosen's response, there is an extremely small number of people reported that have had duplication of the appendix (i.e. Two appendices). The "second" appendix is often located adjacent to the first, but could conceivably be overlooked at the time of surgery. ...Read more

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Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more


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What are the afteraffects of histractomy at the age of42 42 only the uterus is remove not the overies?

What are the afteraffects of histractomy at the age of42 42 only the uterus is remove not the overies?

Usually good: If there is a good medical indication for the hysterectomy, most women find improvements in their lives. Once the underlying condition that is negatively impacting their lives is treated, they feel better overall and can go on with a more normal life. No more bleeding, pain, pressure, etc.. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for sugery of the glomus tumor in the middle ear?

What is the recovery time for sugery of the glomus tumor in the middle ear?

The answer: is only VALID is given by the NEUROSURGEON who performed the excision of this benign tumor. It's size and absolute location would be only available to him/her! Other estimates are not helpful! Hope this advice is followed! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the reason of swelling of the the wound which got during the operation of delivery after changing the band?

What is the reason of swelling of the the wound which got during the operation of delivery after changing the band?

C Surgeon.: Swelling of an incision line after any type of surgical procedure should be evaluated by the surgeon. Although the swelling may be part of the “normal” healing process, it may also be a sign of a complication such as bleeding, fluid accumulation (seroma) or infection. Best to be seen by your surgeon for accurate diagnosis, advice and/or reassurance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Excision of the nonunion of navicular fracture and curettage of the cysts in the area. Is this surgery recovery going to be lengthy?

Excision of the nonunion of navicular fracture and curettage of the cysts in the area. Is this surgery recovery going to be lengthy?

Time is on your side: Recovery will be as long as it takes. Depending on the procedure and your ability to recover, it could be from 6 weeks to 12 weeks. There will be progressive activity allowed throughout the recovery time. ...Read more

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What is the function of cecum? What will happen if cecum is removed from the patient's body?

What is the function of cecum? What will happen if cecum is removed from the patient's body?

Cecum: The function of the cecum is not fully understood and studies. It's the first portion of the colon which holds the appendix. People can live without cecum and definitely can live without appendix. There are some suggestions that appendix may play a role in providing local and may be even systemic immunity to a certain extent. ...Read more

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I have blocked fallopian tubes at the end is there surgery to correct this if so what is the name of the surgery?

I have blocked fallopian tubes at the end is there surgery to correct this if so what is the name of the surgery?

Several surgeries: There are several surgical techniques that can be done to open fallopian tubes. Sometimes it is best to proceed directly to in vitro fertilization. Each case must be analyzed individually. Some of the surgeries are tubal cannulation, Fimbrioplasty, salpingostomy, tubal reanastomosis and others. ...Read more

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What is the surgery proceedure to remove stenosis in the left carotid artery where it comes out at the top of the aorta?

What is the surgery proceedure to remove stenosis in the left carotid artery where it comes out at the top of the aorta?

There are several: If you mean a stenosis in the common carotid off the aorta, the procedure would either be a stent or a carotid (or innominate) endarterectomy. Much more common is a carotid endarterecomy, however this occurs where the internal carotid comes off the common carotid, not the aorta. ...Read more

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Once the pericradial fuid is removed through cath proceduer are there any chances of small amount of fluid being left over if yes what is the nextstep?

Once the pericradial fuid is removed through cath proceduer are there any chances of small amount of fluid being left over if yes what is the nextstep?

Doctors will check: Doctors will check for re-accumulation of new fluid, which can happen if the original problem that caused the fluid is still active. Hopefully, the original problem is going away, so that new fluid will not build up and need to be removed again. ...Read more

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During the removal of an ovarian dermoid, what are common complications (during surgery) that would result in the loss of the entire ovary?

During the removal of an ovarian dermoid, what are common complications (during surgery) that would result in the loss of the entire ovary?

Size: Attachments, pressure on ovary and compromise tissue, and reduced blood supply can all make the removal operation more tedious. As an aside, your surgeon will discuss risks, benefits with you. ...Read more

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How is the distal tube of vp shunt placed in the abdominal cavity? What is the incision for in the process? Describe the procedure please?

How is the distal tube of vp shunt placed in the abdominal cavity? What is the incision for in the process? Describe the procedure please?

Distal tubing: There are several methods used including endoscopic placement with only one or two small incisions. I like to make a small incision in the abdomen which is opened to the peritoneum. I then place a shunt passer in the peritoneum and over the liver into the subcutaneous (fat) space and pass it up into the neck to join the proximal shunt catheter. ...Read more

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What is the success rate for popliteal (baker's cyst) being removed from the back of the knee?

What is the success rate for popliteal (baker's cyst) being removed from the back of the knee?

90%: A baker's cyst, also called a popliteal (pop-lit-e-ul) cyst, is usually the result of a problem with your knee joint, such as arthritis or a cartilage tear. Both conditions can cause your knee to produce too much fluid, which can lead to a baker's cyst. ...Read more

Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more