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What is aseptic necrosis?

What is aseptic necrosis?

Tissue death no bugs: Aseptic necrosis is often used to describe the death of bone due to vascular insufficiency, without and infection. High dose steroid treatment can cause aseptic necrosis of the head of the femur. Fracture of the femoral neck can also cause aseptic necrosis due to injury to blood vessels supplying the femoral head. ...Read more

Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more


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Anyone treated avascular necrosis?

Anyone treated avascular necrosis?

Yes: Ask an orthopedic surgeons. We are the physicians who usually end up treating this condition as it may affect the hip, the knee, the ankle, the shoulder as well as other sites. ...Read more

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Is avascular necrosis serious?

Is avascular necrosis serious?

Yes: Avascular necrosis is bone death due to lack of blood supply. This can occur in joints where the blood supply can be easily disrupted by injury or disease. Joints such as the hip, knee, wrist, elbow or ankle. Some medications such as steroids can increase risk of this problem. Disease which have increased risk include diabetes, sickle cell disease, gout, atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Can aseptic necrosis be cured?

Of course: This should be evaluated to see if it is sciatica or fibromyalgia, as both are treatable. ...Read more

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Do steriods from chemo cause avascular necrosis?

Do steriods from chemo cause avascular necrosis?

Possibly but others: Although avascular necrosis can be related to corticosteroids it is important to know that there are other causes of avascular necrosis. There is a decrease in blood flow to the area involved. Although corticosteroids can be associated, it depends on dose and time and thus chemo steroids are less likely to be associated. Other causes: alcohol, joint injury and increased pressure ...Read more

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What is acute disseminated encephalo myelitis?

What is acute disseminated encephalo myelitis?

ADEM: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is a rare autoimmune disease affecting the brain & spinal cord, damaging the myelin & destroying the white matter. Symptoms are similar to Multiple sclerosis. It usually follows viral infection or vaccination. Symptoms start with fever, headaches, drowsiness, seizures. ...Read more

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What is acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (adem)?

What is acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (adem)?

ADEM: A rare inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. Is an autoimmune disease triggered by infection or vaccination. It starts with fever, headache & vomiting, then decrease consciousness & sometimes coma or seizures, muscle weakness & ataxia. ...Read more

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Is myositis ossificans a rare disease?

Is myositis ossificans a rare disease?

Not rare: Myositis ossificans can occur with any muscle injury that produces an inflammatory response. It often occurs and resolves without us knowing it. The more severe ones are associated with bigger injuries, so we follow them more closely. Since it is not harmful, we encourage stretching and rest to give it a chance to resolve or play its course. ...Read more

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What is avascular necrosis ?

What is  avascular necrosis ?

Avascular necrosis: Bone is a living tissue that is constantly turning over; this involves tightly regulated systems of bone addition and subtraction. In order to deliver the cells that are responsible there needs to be adequate blood flow. If the blood flow is disrupted significantly, the affected areas can undergo avascular necrosis (avn). Avn can lead to collapse of the area and arthritis if it occurs near joints. ...Read more

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I'd like info on aseptic necrosis plz?

Bone death: Aseptic or avascular necrosis are older terms that describe none that has died without cause. The current term is osteonecrosis, but it all means the same thing. Dead bone. Try the american academy of orthopaedic surgeons web site for more information. Aaos.Org. ...Read more

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Could using steriods from chemo cause avascular necrosis?

Could using steriods from chemo cause avascular necrosis?

Yes: This is a known complication of taking steroids, especially if you had to take prolonged courses during your chemo regimen (for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, for example). Depending on the location and extent, treatment ranges from physical therapy and waiting, to some orthopedic surgery procedures. If you are still on steroids, you and your oncologist will have the risk/benefit ratio of stopping. ...Read more

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Describe the features of avascular necrosis.?

Ischemic death of hi: Thblood supply to the center of the ball of you hip joint stops tje bone dies later iyt collapses and the ball shape of your hip is lost the hip collapses arthritis follows all stages are painful death collapse arthritis treted well with a total hip replacement. ...Read more

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What is aseptic meningitis?

What is aseptic meningitis?

Nonbacterial: Aseptic meningitis is term indicating the absence of detectable bacteria as a cause for meningitis. Tubercle bacillus, viruses, fungi, parasites, cancer, or some medications fall into the category of aseptic meningitis. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001639/ for more information. ...Read more

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What is avascular necrosis of the hip?

What is avascular necrosis of the hip?

Hip joint breakdown: Avascular necrosis represents a spectrum of issues that advance from mild hip pain early in the process and heads toward varying degrees of femoral head collapse and severe pain with limited function. Speak to your orthopaedic surgeon if you are having progressive hip pain to see if imaging with X-rays or an MRI is indicated ...Read more

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Why does steroids cause avascular necrosis?

Why does steroids cause avascular necrosis?

We are not sure: We are not sure but there is a linkage seen whether it may be more related ti the underlying problem for which the steroids are given as treatment in the first place. ...Read more

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Can a hip fracture turn into avascular necrosis ?

Can a hip fracture turn into avascular necrosis ?

Yes: If the fracture interferes with the blood supple to the ball of the hip joint, avn can occur. ...Read more

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What can cause nerve necrosis?

Many concerns: Necrosis is "death" or destruction of a nerve, and this sometimes is necessitated to alleviate pain, by an alcohol injection. If a nerve is cut or transected, or if a nerve cell body dies (apoptosis), from a variety of inflammatory or degenerative causes, recovery is not possible. So, nerve death can occur both in central and peripheral nervous systems. Timely treatment is always best. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: necrosis?

Cell / tissue death: Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a tooth has gone necrotic. ...Read more

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What is a decreased necrosis and is it bad. Can you also tell me how to cure it.

Ok...clarify: Where, when, in what context ? Decrease of necrosis means less of cell death/damage/destruction......which is always good. ...Read more

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How long can fat necrosis last?

Depends: upon the cause. There's a rare autoimmune disease which is sort of lifelong but goes dormant with intense immunosuppression. There's necrosis from infection, trauma, surgical trauma and these don't last long at all if the underlying problem stops. ...Read more

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Extensive tumor necrosis! how to diagnose, what to do?

Remove if possible: When tumor get very large and essentially loose blood supply necrosis can set in. If extensive, tumor necrosis syndrome develops and release of toxins into the blood stream can occur. At this point debulking of the lesion is beneficial. ...Read more

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I was told I have papilary necrosis what does that mean?

Renal disease: Kidney tissue is damaged and is not functioning correctly. You need to take stock of all medication you have been taking and stop any that has an effect on the kidney. Also deal with any kidney infection. Medical care is important and following advise very closely to avoid progression of the condition is essential. ...Read more

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How do subarachnoid haemorrhages result in cell necrosis?

Cell death: Necrosis is cell death. Anything that disrupts the complex system that keeps cells alive can cause cell death. Subarachnoid hemorrhage is a bleed in the brain. The pressure from extra blood in a small space can crush cells, and disrupt fragile capillaries that bring oxygen to cells. This, cell death ...Read more

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What is the best test to diagnose or rule out necrosis due to pancreatitis. ?

Probably CT scan: Clinical and laboratory criteria to assess inflammatory responses (Ranson grade, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score) and contrast-enhanced dynamic computed tomography (dynamic CT) imaging to evaluate pancreatic necrosis are frequently used. Not all patients with pancreatic necrosis identified on dynamic CT scanning develop local complications ...Read more

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Does the term degenerative on a pathology report mean the same thing as necrosis?

Does the term degenerative on a pathology report mean the same thing as necrosis?

No: In fact, "degenerative" is a term often used by pathologists to convey that the changes observed in a specimen are different from necrosis. The exact significance of this term varies depending on where the sample was taken from, so discussion with your doctor is important as mentioned. ...Read more

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What is it about cold injury that kills the organs? Could I ng term exposure cause organ necrosis and kill the victim?

What is it about cold injury that kills the organs? Could I ng term exposure cause organ necrosis and kill the victim?

GivinTheColdShoulder: Your question is a bit vague. But generally, if tissue is actually frozen (frostbite), water crystals form inside the cells and that messes-up the works. When thawed, the tissue is mush. If you are talking about hypothermia, the colder you get the slower your metabolism to the point that the lack of energy formation overcomes the overall slowness of the metabolic processes and then the cells die. ...Read more

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What happens to the testicle as it enters necrosis?

Testis: Necrosis means death of the testicle. It eventually shrinks and essentially disappears. If you are concerned about fertility, necrosis of the testicle in the scrotum may lead to production of antibodies that may lead to infertility. ...Read more

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How is a tubular necrosis diagnosed?

ATN: Acute tubular necrosis is classified as a "renal" (i.e. Not pre-renal or post-renal) cause of acute kidney injury. Diagnosis is made by a fena (fractional excretion of sodium) > 3% and presence of muddy casts (a type of granular cast) in urinalysis and by histopathology. ...Read more

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Is fat necrosis or abscess dangerous?

Is fat necrosis or abscess dangerous?

They're different: Fat necrosis is typically painful but jot dangerous. Abscesses can be dangerous if not properly treated. ...Read more

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Can you explain acute tubular necrosis?

Can you explain acute tubular necrosis?

Ischemia, drugs: Acute tubular necrosis (atn) can happen if the kidney has severely reduced blood supply (ischemia). This could be caused by hypotension (very low blood pressure), volume depletion (as a result of illness or trauma), problems with the blood vessels supplying the kidneys (renal artery blockage), and drugs that affect the flow of blood to the kidneys. Drugs and toxins can also directly cause atn. ...Read more

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Which test can diagnose pancreatic necrosis?

Imaging: Hi. The blood tests, amylase & lipase (two pancreatic digestive enzymes) can diagnose pancreatitis, but the best rests for pancreatic necrosis are probably imaging. Best imaging for p. necrosis would be CT with contrast. Abdominal MRI with contrast is also excellent, although not done as routinely. Transabdominal ultrasound doesn't see the pancreas super well, by transesophageal ultrasound is good ...Read more

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Does skin necrosis require immediate surgery?

Does skin necrosis require immediate surgery?

Yes, it may: You should be evaluated immediately, hopefully, the skin can be saved! ...Read more

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What are the causes of acute tubular necrosis?

What are the causes of acute tubular necrosis?

Ischemia, drugs: Acute tubular necrosis (atn) can happen if the kidney has severely reduced blood supply (ischemia). This could be caused by hypotension (very low blood pressure), volume depletion (as a result of illness or trauma), problems with the blood vessels supplying the kidneys (renal artery blockage), and drugs that affect the flow of blood to the kidneys. Drugs and toxins can also directly cause atn. ...Read more