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Liver Hemangioma Surgery Recovery
Depends: On how bad the hernia is (if not bad then would delay surgery... And..) depends on how bad the liver problem is. The liveralcohol has 22 functions. One of them is to make clotting factors. If a cirrhotic patient goes to surgery and they can't clot, they'll never stop bleeding. Ok well thats not true is it?........... My favorite surgeon once said... All bleeding stops eventually..... ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Pancreatic cancer, ampullary tumor. Whipple procedure. Spread to liver, not respectable. Chemo for 6 months and continuing. Prognosis?
Poor: While Whipple is the best approach for a primary pancreatic or ampullary lesion, the recurrence rate at 1-2 yrs is 90%. Chemo either of the FOLFIERI or Genciabine /Abraxane combo have limited effects on liver mets which in pancreas are not considered amenable to resection. There is an FDA protocol using specific monoclonals targeting pancreas that might be available but only after chemo failure ...Read more
Not very: As expected, the first few days are rough and intravenous narcotics are given to relieve pain and promote sleep. By a week the pain is usually just soreness and easily controlled with oral meds. By a month, most people really don't have much pain or any at all. For some, the vein harvesting site in the leg stays sore longer than the chest. ...Read more
Improving: With more experienced surgeons ; more modern technics. ...Read more
Wt to expect:hep c-cirrhosis, liver cancer spread to spleen, lung and bone- tumors in the spine compressed spinal cord-caused paralysis, done surgical
Lifelong commitment: Although you likely will be out of the hospital relatively quickly, your surgery is major and will require a prolonged recovery with close monitoring. Thereafter, your risk of rejection and/or adverse response to lifelong immunosuppression will require considerable restrictions. Of course, you have not shared why you need a new liver & your current MELD score--these factor into your "recovery." ...Read more
My aunt Alcoholic CT shows Hypodense lesion in segment 4 of liver, abutting gall bladder varices & portal Htn Atypical hematoma. Rx options?
Manageable: The liver itself does not have any pain sensors, but like any operation, you will experience some pain from the incision. Following surgery, patients are usually given a pca pump that delivers pain medication through an IV or an epidural catheter. Most people are able to switch to oral pain pills after 3-4 days. After about 2 weeks, regular tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually sufficient for any residual pain. ...Read more
Can anything be done to cure advance liver cancer patient after jaundice and ascites sets in.Tumor is large(NV upto 15-16 cm) & liver size is 21 cm.
Treatment: The treatment for this depends on the type of cancer (hepatoblastoma and hepatocarcinoma are most common) and whether or not the tumor has spread (metastasized) to other areas. Late stage disease is usually not curable, but there may be treatment to reduce the size of the tumor and control symptoms for some time. This is best cared for by a pediatric oncologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: As long as your operation is done by an expert, it should be safe. Ask your sugeon how many he/she has done and about past results. It can be a very safe operation in the right hands. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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