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Pleurodesis is fusion of lung lining to chest wall lining to prevent recurrence of air (pneumothorax) or fluid (effusion) in chest cavity. Pleurodesis is used to maintain lung expansion, help breathing, and alleviate shortness of breath. Modern thoracic surgeons will use ...Read more
Unfortunately yes: There are different techniques to treat spontaneous pneumothorax (sp). On average, a vats pleuradesis that uses talc application has over 90-95% success rate in primary sp. This means, even after aggressive surgical and chemical pleuradesis, there may be up to 10% of individuals that suffer recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many but uncommon: Bypass surgery is major surgery. There are risks although the majority of patients don't get them or at most one. Rhythm disturbances, bleeding, and infection are the commonest. Congestive failure, collapsed lung, torn sternal wire from coughing occasionally occur. Nerve damage, stroke, heart attack, death are rare but sometimes occur (<1-2% generally). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's complicated: Heart surgery is risky - there are risks of stroke, heart attack, liver failure, kidney failure, infection, bleeding, even death. However, for some patients, depending on their individual medical condition and heart blood vessel anatomy, having heart surgery is less risky than not having heart surgery. Many many studies have been devoted to trying to identify who these patients are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Need more info: Do you currently have a complication? Although complications are rare, there are many possibilities. A headache from the placement of the epidural; a reaction to one of the meds used-and there are varying reactions/side effects. Numbness in the legs from positioning or from a nerve that was injured during the anesthetic. And then there are the complications from the surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A fib: Risk of emboli going to brain causing stroke. Rapid ventricular response(heart rate to high) may cause angina, dizziness, passing out, heart attacks, other heart irregular rhythms. Let you cardiologist manage case. Is complex to explain here. It is certainly manageable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: The most effective means of pleuradesis occurs when medical grade talc is surgically applied. The success rate is estimated between 90-95%. Thus, individuals can see up to 15% recurrence. The other issue is that, patients may be at risk for pneumothorax in the opposite side. It is important to have thorough evaluation and discussion with a thoracic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Most pts have there asthma controlled and have infrequent episodes . These pts do well post op. The more brittle asthmatics may require more agressive pulmonary toilet post op. They may require IV steroids and breathing treatments . They may not tolerate the beta blockers that are used . Despite this even difficult asthmatic pts do well they may need a little longer recovery time ...Read more
Depends: Depends on your individual pathology. Pleurodesis is considered if you have recurrent disease. As thoracoscopy gains popularity and is a minimally invasive targeted treatment , some surgeons prefer early thoracoscopy. Pleurodesis may not work for some pneumothorax and staple excision is needed for some pathology. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mesothelioma induced pleural effusion, chemo failed,surgical given to adhese the gaps between mesothelium tissue to improve pleural effusion.
How often do cardiac ablation surgeries result in complications requiring pacemakers implantation?
It depends: It depends on the ablation type: almost never for wpw, atrial fibrillation/flutter or ventricular tachycardia; 1% or less for avnrt (atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia). In avnrt, there is an extra 'lane' in the av node that conducts electrical impulses leading to tachycardia and the ablation can unintentionally damage the whole av node resulting in heart block and need for pacemaker. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Operative ...: Complications include generic things such as infection and, if done laparoscopically, intra-abdominal visceral trocar injury and possible conversion to open procedure. Specific to the nissen fundoplication itself are too tight of a fundoplication, unwrapping of the fundoplication, and gastric bloating from difficulty burping or vomiting afterward. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CS Complications: post Cataract Surgery Issues/Complications: need for glasses still, need YAG laser: PCO, dry eye sx/worsening, eyelid droop, recurrent uveitis, eye bleeding, needing another surgery/laser (for multiple reasons: refractive surprise, swelling of macula CME, IOL dislocation, failing cornea), rare: infection,retinal hole, detachment, loss of vision, loss of eye, loss of life; [email protected] ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer