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How much does lung wedge resection hurt?

How much does lung wedge resection hurt?

VAT: Video aided thoracoscopy (vat) has greatly minimized pain in lung wedge resection. The lung is first deflated by in injecting air into the space between the lung and chest wall and the lung is deflated. A fiberoptic scope and instruments are then inserted between the ribs and the wedge resection is performed. Special staplers and instruments are used to seal the lung. Hurts less this way. ...Read more

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Could you use topical anesthesia in a wedge resection surgery?

Could you use topical anesthesia in a wedge resection surgery?

Local / Topical: You may need to know that topical anesthetic is different with local anethetic. Topical anesthesia just numb the skin or mucosa and usually not a good choice for a wedge resection. You can use local anesthetic for resection, but it depends on the size of resection and other clinical consditions... ...Read more

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How effective is a wedge resection for treating lung cancer?

How effective is a wedge resection for treating lung cancer?

Reasonable: Surgical resection is the best option for lung cancer cure, if the cancer can be removed in its entirety. The amount of lung to be resected depends on the patients ability to tolerate the removal of a substantial amount of tissue. Breathing tests are performed prior to surgery to figure this out. Removal of a lung, lobe, segment, or wedge can all lead to cure. A lobe is preferred. ...Read more

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Had lung surgery vats wedge resection result necrotizing granulomatous inflammation what does it mean?

Had lung surgery vats wedge resection result necrotizing granulomatous inflammation what does it mean?

Probably good: Hope you are well. With the limited information, sounds like 1. You had a surgeon versed/skilled in modern techniques and 2. The nodule/spot was not cancer. Causes of granuloma are numerous. Best to discuss path report with your surgeon to confirm diagnosis and implications. ...Read more

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How can a pneumothorax occur at the apex of the lung after wedge resection? Chest tube still in place since 1/15/15.

How can a pneumothorax occur at the apex of the lung after wedge resection?  Chest tube still in place since 1/15/15.

Not healed: The pneumothorax refers to air within your pulmonary cavity, external to your lung. This occurs during surgery when the pulmonary cavity was opened up to resect a part of your lung. The chest tube under suction is an attempt to drain this air and fluid until everything is healed. It just suggests things are not completely healed yet. At some point, there are other options for intervention . ...Read more

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Wedge resection right lung 1/15/15. Still have chest tube in due to small air leak. Painful barking cough just started. What is it?

Nonspecific: Could be a normal reaction from the breathing tube you had during the surgery. Could also be an upper respiratory infection. Other than causing pain at the incision site, its probably not dangerous. Ask your doctor when he/she is making rounds, or at your next visit. Can try some cough suppressant in he mean time. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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2 weeks ago had root resection, lower premolar.Infection was close to nerve.Numbness in lip/jaw remains.What is prognosis? Ideas to restore normality?

2 weeks ago had root resection, lower  premolar.Infection was close to nerve.Numbness in lip/jaw remains.What is prognosis? Ideas to restore normality?

Guarded: Your dentist would be the best one to answer this question for you. Not having seen or treated you, makes it difficult to answer that question. It's important to be sure the infection is completely gone. Also discuss the use of corticosteroids with your dentist. The prognosis gets worse over time and if proper treatment is delayed. Consider a second opinion with a reputable oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to clean an excision of the lower lip?

Is it necessary to clean an excision of the lower lip?

Yes: You should keep all wounds clean. Best with soap and water and a clean dressing if the wound requires it. ...Read more

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Laser removal or surgical excision of a mucocele on lower lip - which one is better?

Laser removal or surgical excision of a mucocele on lower lip - which one is better?

Mucocele: Surgical excision will likely be best to minimize risk of recurrence. These lesions need to be fully removed for best prognosis. Even with surgical excision, these lesions tend to have a high recurrence rate. Ask your dentist/surgeon about these. Depending on the location, scarring could be an issue. ...Read more

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Had swln slvry glands removed. Will a re-excision induce more scarring in the bottom lip? It's minor but asymmetrical, forcing people to look at it.

Had swln slvry glands removed. Will a re-excision induce more scarring in the bottom lip? It's minor but asymmetrical, forcing people to look at it.

Depends on timing: How long ago was your surgery for the mucocoele? If it was recent, keep massaging the area for at least 6 months. If you're unhappy with the appearance of your lips, talk to the doctor about it. There may be good options. ...Read more

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A year later, after a flesh-colored mole removal I have a crater. The mole was located on my upper lip. Can I fix it without doing a punch excision?

A year later, after a flesh-colored mole removal I have a crater.  The mole was located on my upper lip. Can I fix it without doing a punch excision?

You have a scar: You can laser the scar but that requires multiple treatment visits & will yield 'improvement' not necessarily 'perfection'. The punch biopsy is an option followed by some 'scar cream' . This should also yield some 'improvement' . You may be fortunate & get 75-80 % improvement from either of the aforementioned procedure options ...Read more

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I had 4 metatarsal head resection in jan. Now am getting callous on third metatarsal. Dr. Says bone regrowth. Is that possible?

I had 4 metatarsal head resection in jan. Now am getting callous on third metatarsal. Dr. Says bone regrowth. Is that possible?

Bone growth possible: Yes. I believe you are speaking of a callus beneath the 3rd metattarsal. Bone re-growth is possible after surgery. An x-ray should be taken to see the orientation of the lengths of mets 2 and 4, with respect to the 3rd. If the 3rd metatarsal is longer than the second, it will bear more weight causinf a callus beneath it. An accommodative orthotic can be fabricate to alleviate this problem. ...Read more

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3 yrs post post. fossa tumor resection, complications included hydrocephalus, SAH, Tons. Herniation. Head still hurts when I cough, valsalva, etc. ???

3 yrs post post. fossa tumor resection, complications included hydrocephalus, SAH, Tons. Herniation. Head still hurts when I cough, valsalva, etc. ???

Probably no issue: You have been through a lot, so not surprising that you would worry, BUT, even though a Valsalva may make head hurt, unlikely at this point, that you are in any danger. If you get dizzy, lose vision, or feel sick when you cough or strain, have an updated MRI just to be safe. ...Read more

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Will excision of the radial head help with arthritis? If yes, how?

Will excision of the radial head help with arthritis? If yes, how?

It can: Arthritis of the rail-humeral joint is common after a fracture of the radial head. Excision of the head +- a radial head implant can help relieve pain and increase function. It works by removing the arthritic radial head so the bones are not rubbing together. ...Read more

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I have congenital dislocated radius, how long does it take to recover from excision of the radial head surgery ?

I have congenital dislocated radius, how long does it take to recover from excision of the radial head surgery ?

Couple of months: After excision of radial head first two weeksare rough and you will not be able to use the arm. Then gradually you will be allowed to start excercising and using the arm slowly o heavy use for several months but it will improve every week for complete recovery it may take as long as 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Can excision of nodules inside cheeks eliminate the excessive saliva in mouth and if so, how long before relief occurs?

Can excision of nodules inside cheeks eliminate the excessive saliva in mouth and if so, how long before relief  occurs?

Other options: Surgery for excessive saliva is a very poor choice. There are other ways of reducing saliva flow. Please understand that saliva has a protective function and reducing it may have neg, consequences. I would suggest seeing a dental specialist in oral medicine. ...Read more

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