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Left Lower Lobectomy
Lung resection surgery includes partial removal (wedge, segmentectomy, or lobectomy) or whole lung removal (pneumonectomy). Most lung removal, at modern centers, is performed minimally invasive with vats or robotic techniques. In "traditional" centers, lung surgery is more often by ...Read more
The brain has: Temporal lobes on each side, and the region may be associated with speech and word finding. You surely can leave the hospital, but I do not know your 'ability' to walk and function, and what your home situation is. The operation and procedure are onlypart of the story... ...Read more
Why NOT??: There are many areas of medical care that need new personel, and you likely could make numerous contributions. Some education is more arduous than others, but a vocational counselor could point you in the direction appropriate to your skills and current intellect. ...Read more
See below: After a lobectomy, you would have 2 lobes left on the right and one on the left. ...Read more
I had a right lower lobe lobectomy 10 weeks ago and have been struggling with asthma since. Two rounds of steroids have not knocked it out. Thoughts?
Reason: Depends. Anatomic lung resection/lobectomy, is often for lung cancer. Depending on remaining pulmonary reserve, not uncommon to have sensation of short of breath after surgery. In addition, patients with lung cancer often have other injuries to their lungs from smoking. Numerous factors may be causing your symptoms. Recommend discuss with surgeon and pulmonologist. ...Read more
I have been having dysphagia and midsternal chest pain. Just had a left thyroid lobectomy 4 days ago. Lortab decreases the pain. Thoughts?
Anesthesia ; Surgery: Some medications used during induction of surgery can cause muscle pain, and should start to resolve within 7 days. Also, sometimes the surgeon needs to lean on your chest for proper positioning which can cause postoperative pain. The surgery also involves stretching many muscles in your neck which could account for the dysphagia. Nevertheless you should seek medical attention to confirm this. ...Read more
Mai disease, upper left lobectomy done, in jan. Pain a big thing, another growth 3.7x3 x3.5 taking rifampin, ethambutol, & azithromyacin for 1 month?
Left lobectomy for lung cancer 6 mos ago. Non-contact boxing training with personal trainer. Ok to do to increase oxygen level?
What is left hyperbole in renal area and possibility of being a cancer have lesion right upper lobe lung have had right mid lobectomy.
Here are some. ..: You should get in touch with your treating Doc to discuss the details of your concerns so to best benefit from medical care in considering the clinical complexity & severity of your illnesses. Online guessing & inquiring is definitely not sufficient to address what in mind through a 400-letter space. So, collect the onset, degree, duration, & progress of all your Sx and bring those to your Doc... ...Read more
My sister had a uppper rt lung lobectomy last year. ..Has non small cell adeonocarcinoma....Ct scans and pet scans every 3 months...Past 2 recent CT scans plus pet scan are showing an increased pleural based nodular density in the rt lower lobe anteriorly
Could be recurrence:
This needs to be worked up - it could be recurrent cancer, or possibly reactive, especially if radiation therapy was performed.
See the oncologist and ask for specifics about this finding.
Was the pet scan positive in the same area? If so, that raises the concern, but it still could be reactive. ...Read more
I take atrovent, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and pro-air daily since a lobectomy in 2005 to remove a lobe of my left lung d/t lung cancer. Can I donate platelets?
Probably not.: As a general rule, cancer patients are not used as blood donors or blood component donors. Nevertheless, you may check with the blood bank. It looks like you survived your lung cancer but not knowing the initial staging and cell type and not knowing about recent pet scan status makes it uncertain. ...Read more
Depends: If you had a thoracotomy, your pain could take 2 months of more to completely resolve. If you had a thoracoscopic procedire, it is typically much shorter, like 2 weeks or so. These are averages and by defnintion these numbers apply to no one indivisual, but represent the aggregate experience of many patients with the same problem. Yours could be better or worse. ...Read more
Which lobe?: Are you referring to brain, lung, liver, or thyroid? All surgeries involve certain risks. This is where a little homework goes a long ways. Find a surgeon and facility of good reputation and your risk should be reasonable. ...Read more
Partial lung remove: Lung resection surgery includes partial removal (wedge, segmentectomy, or lobectomy) or whole lung removal (pneumonectomy). Most lung removal, at modern centers, is performed minimally invasive with vats or robotic techniques. In "traditional" centers, lung surgery is more often by thorocotomy (more invasive technique). ...Read more
If one lobe of the thyroid is abnormal on thyroid scan and on ultrasound, and your doctoris worried about thyroid cancer, biopsy of the abnormal lobe is indicated.
If your risk is low, some physicians just remove the diseased lobe and put you on full replacement thyroid hormone for the rest of your life. ...Read more
Most do: Most liver resections are done at high volume centers in the us by surgical oncologists or transplant surgeons. The centers are required to track their results to have consistent patient referrals from smaller hospitals. Modern techniques have significantly decrease the operative mortality rate. Check around for your options. ...Read more
You can't: Treat it yourself, see your doctor ASAP for an evaluation. ...Read more
U know my history with lobectomy I have chronic pain an spasm same side chronic. Can this be from that or somethin else?
Sorry: But we can't trace back to your previous questions where you supplied information. ...Read more
Talk to doctor: Most thyroid nodules are benign. There are some features on an ultrasound that are more, or less, consistent with cancer. A needle biopsy may detect cancer cells. Balancing these, one has to make a decision to remove the nodule or watch it. This is best done with your endocrinologist and a good thyroid surgeon. ...Read more
Yes: If a 2B lesion has been completely resected with a lobectomy and there is no problem 6 months post surgery the best approach is for careful follow up. Adjuvant radiation for this stage of disease has shown no survival benefit and adjuvant chemo if initiated following surgery has only shown a 5% improvement in survival. ...Read more
Please see a neurologist prior to any surgery. This is an extreme step. Meds can many times control seizures. HOWEVER seizures can sometimes be very complicated and requires sometimes two meds.
YOu might even want to be seen at any epilepsy center prior to any brain surgery
Best wishes. ...Read more
Not much: Follow the directions from your surgeon. You would likely need to have recent blood tests before surgery. Usually the only "preparation" is having nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before the surgery. Some surgeons recommend an antiseptic bath or shower the night before surgery too, but that depends on your surgeon. ...Read more
Hope positive result: Fairly high percentage success rate, with at least a 60-75% decrease in seizure frequency, if you possess an appropriate focal lesion in the temporal lobe. You will need to discuss the technical aspects, and risk factors with your surgeons, and hopefully, get all your questions answered. ...Read more
Is it possible, that stage 3lung cancer, squamous cell can live longer than 5 yrs? After having lobectomy.
Yes: Be positive. While survival rates are population based, actual survival is individual. It is either 100% or 0% for the individual. Key to cancer survival is comprehensive multidisciplinary approach. Surgical resection, if indicated should be performed by a thoracic surgeon. I hope this link assists you: http://goo. Gl/2cdq9. ...Read more
I'm 19 and I had lobectomy 5 years ago for I had a borderline tumor. No tumor has recurred so far but should I consdier my body cancer-susceptible?
Borderline tumor: Is not a diagnosis. Absence of tumor after 5 years is a great sign but without knowing what your previous diagnosis was it is not possible to try to predict the future. ...Read more
I have just received results of the biopsy of four lymph nodes after a lobectomy. One has cancer, how serious is this?
Lung CA? Not good: I assume you are talking lung cancer, no? It is usually bad news to have lung cancer to begin with, and having a positive node makes things worse. Still, if you had surgery, I assume there was no definite evidence of spread so you have a fighting chance. It is possible your doctor will offer you post operative chemo. Have a good talk with him/her. Good luck and God bless. ...Read more
Temporal lobectomy: For intractable seizures improves seizure control in 85% of patients. If resection can avoid memory, emotion & language comprehension sites identified pre-operatively & verbal memory sites identified by intra--operative electrical stimulation, risk of post-op deficits is less. See http://epilepsy.med. Nyu. Edu/epilepsy-surgery/surgery-treatment-options/temporal-lobe-resections#sthash. FKMzRNaK. Dpbs ...Read more
Pain in scars: Scar tissue pain commonly diminishes within 1 year, but persistent or worsening pain should be evaluated by a physician. Sensory nerve endings trapped in scars will be painful with position, movement, or stretching. Chronic inflammation is another issue that warrants attention. ...Read more