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Are alar batten grafts a permanent solution to nasal valve collapse?

Are alar batten grafts a permanent solution to nasal valve collapse?

"batten"grafts/valve: Nothing is a guarantee here these cases. Best to ask the operative surgeon the potential results... ...Read more

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Valve (Definition)

A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more


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Can heart bypass surgery require cracking the chest open?

Can heart bypass surgery require cracking the chest open?

Sternal incision: The sternum- breast bone is cut with a special saw and wired back together at completion and heals well in general. Done for most congenital, valvular and coronary operations for great exposure and safety and avoids other incisions in chest or groin! ...Read more

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Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

Yes and no: If you have both deviated septum and sinus problems then you will need endoscopic surgery. Deviated septum repair is a more conventional surgery, and it depends on the severity of the deviated septum. If you have sinus problems, be sure your ENT has gotten a ct scan to evaluate your sinuses so that you avoid two invasive procedures. ...Read more

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Do heart bypass surgeries require cracking the chest open?

Do heart bypass surgeries require cracking the chest open?

No: Minimally invasive cardiac surgery has been around for more than 20 years. This can be done thorascopically, or with a minimal chest incision. ...Read more

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Which percentage of mitral valve regurgitation patients require valve repair or replacement surgery?

Which percentage of mitral valve regurgitation patients require valve repair or replacement surgery?

Depends: It depends on the severity of the mr patients have and what their ages are. If you take the general usa population, all adults over age 21, some degree of mr is present in >80% (most of it trivial or very mild). Among that unselected group. ...Read more

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Is surgery used to fix pulmonary valve stenosis?

Is surgery used to fix pulmonary valve stenosis?

I think you mean: Pulmonary artery stenosis. Do a web search on this. It is usually associated with pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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Can deviated septum surgery relieve eye beds?

Can deviated septum surgery relieve eye beds?

Allergic shiners: or eye bags caused by the congestion from allergies. Getting the deviated septum fixed might help with the congestion, with nose breathing and may also help with the post-nasal drip, but it won't help with the eye bags, allergic shiners. ...Read more

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Can deviated septum with prominent spur and nasal valve collapse cause recurrent sinus infections even if CT scan said sinus were well ventilated?

Can deviated septum with prominent spur and nasal valve collapse cause recurrent sinus infections even if CT scan said sinus were well ventilated?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Complications from having open heart surgery and getting aortic valve replacement?

Complications from having open heart surgery and getting aortic valve replacement?

There are several: The complications of aortic valve replacement include bleeding, blood transfusions, stroke, infection, renal failure, reoperation, atrial fibrillation and death. Therre are more as well. Fortunately the risks of aortic valve surgery are relatively small for most patients. The exact risks vary from patient to patient. The average risk of death is about 1-2% for most aortic valve replacements. ...Read more

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Ent found deviated septum, nasal obstruction, damage from gerd. Needs to do endoscopic septoplasty. Scared. Risks? Any life threatening risks?

Ent found deviated septum, nasal obstruction, damage from gerd. Needs to do endoscopic septoplasty. Scared. Risks?  Any life threatening risks?

Not big risk : Septoplasty is correction of the deviated or crooked septum. The basic risks include bleeding, infection , not getting a satisfactory correction of deviation, a septal perforation(hole), changes in smell/ taste temporarily. No life threatening risks from surgery. Most ENT doctors do 100's of these a year. Quite common and routine procedure. ...Read more

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Is tricuspid valve surgery open heart?

Is tricuspid valve surgery open heart?

Yes: It's an open heart surgery in order to replace the valve or repair it with a ring. There are no good percutaneous options at the moment. ...Read more

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Deviated septum surgery cures bad breath?

Deviated septum surgery cures bad breath?

Of course: Any blockage of nasal passages can lead to more mouth breathing, dry mouth and bad breath so a deviated septum and similar can cause such as well. Septoplasty is the appropriate procedure to improve breathing and bad breath. ...Read more

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Could heart bypass surgery require opening up of the chest?

Could heart bypass surgery require opening up of the chest?

Yes: Most CABG procedures still require opening the sternum (breastbone) to some degree. While thorascopic surgery is done, it is not mainstream, and usually requires an access thoracotomy (small incision) for completion. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose. Deviated septum. Is rhinoplasty required?

Difficulty breathing through nose. Deviated septum. Is rhinoplasty required?

Rhinoplasty Options: You need a septoplasty. This procedure is covered by insurance. A rhinoplasty to reshape the nose can be performed at the same time but this is considered cosmetic and would not be covered. ...Read more

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Would reconstructive nasal surgery cure chronic congestion?

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Would reconstructive nasal surgery cure chronic congestion?

Depends on cause: If your problem is from allergies, then reduction of the turbinates may work only temporarily because the basic cause has not been addressed. If the turbinate enlargement has become fixed, then reduction would certainly help. I am uncertain how this works in vasomotor rhinitis however. I agree with the comment on septal deviation and sinus issue. ...Read more

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Are alar batten grafts a permanent solution to nasal valve problems?

Yes: if they are successful batten grafts should improve nasal valve function permanently! ...Read more

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Flight attendant get sinus infection every 2 months have deviated septum sinus surgery permanent or temporay fix?

Flight attendant get sinus infection every 2 months have deviated septum sinus surgery permanent or temporay fix?

Hopefully permanent: The goal of the sinus surgery would be to cut down significantly on the number of sinus infections you get. It's not a guarantee but it should definitely help. ...Read more

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Will a torn chordae tendineae of mitral valve from endocarditis heal without surgery ?

Chorda tendinae: A ruptured chorda tendinae would be very unlikely to reattach. If the mitral insufficiency produced is signficant volume and it usually is, surgical intervention is most often necessary. Some folks with ruptured chordae don't need immediate surgery but eventual surgery remains likely. ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

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Collapse (Definition)

Collapse = rapid prostration. ...Read more