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I want to get a tattoo on my rib cage on the side but having had bilateral pleurodesis is this possible or is it risky?

I want to get a tattoo on my rib cage on the side but having had bilateral pleurodesis is this possible or is it risky?

Different risks: In general there is no contra-indication to chest tattoo in someone that has undergone pleurodesis. You should discuss your individual medical health details/specifics and risks with your family physician. Tattoos have their own specific risks. ...Read more

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Pleurodesis (Definition)

The lining of the lung and chest wall is called the pleura. Normally the lung pleura stays in contact with the chest pleura. Sometimes they can become separated with either air or fluid. One option in treatment is to cause an inflammatory reaction so that the lung and chest wall pleura stick together. This essentially gets rid of the space so that the lung sticks ...Read more

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What are the effects of pleurodesis?

What are the effects of pleurodesis?

Resolving a problem: A pleurodesis eliminates the space between the surface of the lung and the inside of the chest wall. This is usually done for fluid accumulation, or a persistent air leak. It can be done with chemicals or by directly irritating the inside chest wall. Overall, it is a very successful technique. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pleurodesis?

What is the definition or description of: pleurodesis?

A surgical procedure: The lining of the lung and chest wall is called the pleura. Normally the lung pleura stays in contact with the chest pleura. Sometimes they can become separated with either air or fluid. One option in treatment is to cause an inflammatory reaction so that the lung and chest wall pleura stick together. This essentially gets rid of the space so that the lung sticks to the chest wall. ...Read more

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What is pleurodesis done for?

What is pleurodesis done for?

Normal: Pleurodesis surgery is a procedure to help fuse portions of the lung to the chest wall, and thus preventing abnormal fluid from forming around the lung. The abnormal fluid stops forming, depending on its cause, and your other normal body fluids continue to do the right thing. ...Read more

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Please tell me about pleurodesis?

Please tell me about pleurodesis?

See below: Pleurodesis surgery is a procedure to help fuse portions of the lung to the chest wall, and thus preventing abnormal fluid from forming around the lung. The abnormal fluid stops forming, depending on its cause, and your other normal body fluids continue to do the right thing. ...Read more

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Please tell me about pneumothrax, pleurodesis?

Please tell me about pneumothrax, pleurodesis?

Depends cause: Depending cause of pneumothorax.... Spontaneous pneumothorax first recurrence rates depending on type ranges 20-40+%. These details as well as lifestyle, may encourage recommend investigation and possibly vats pleurodesis to prevent/decrease risk of further recurrence. ...Read more

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Tell me about vats pleurodesis?

Tell me about vats pleurodesis?

Causes lung to stick: The goal of video-assisted thoracic surgery or vats pleurodesis is to create an inflammatory response that causes the lung to stick to the chest wall. This can be done through chemical means such as sterile talcum powder, or through mechanical means. Indications are for persistent air in the pleural space; pneumothorax or persistent fluid. Pleurodesis prevents the lung from collapsing. ...Read more

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Sir, he was admitted in the hosfor a month, he was discharged last week, after pleurodesis, approx 150ml of fluid is still coming out in the pouch?

Sir, he was admitted in the hosfor a month, he was discharged last week, after pleurodesis, approx 150ml of fluid is still coming out in the pouch?

Unclear: If pleuradesis was performed, success will be dependent on full expansion of lung with apposition of lung to chest wall. Pleuradesis does not usually have a drainage "pouch". We can not be sure, but you may be describing a pluerex catheter drainage type system. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time and success rate of mechanical pleurodesis surgery?

What is the recovery time and success rate of mechanical pleurodesis surgery?

Variable: It depends on the reason and the approach. If it is for a collapsed lung and done through small port incisions, I would plan on a 3-4 day stay with 2-3 weeks to recover. If it is for malignant fluid collection, or an open operation, recovery will be longer with a 4-5 day stay and recovery time based on your overall health, but at least 3 weeks or so. Recurrence of the problem is also possible. ...Read more

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Had a bi-lateral pneumothorax 15 years ago at 31.Had the pleurodesis op done. Been on 3 hours flights before. Is there a danger on long haul flights?

You should be ok: Spontaneous pneumothorax occurs when a congenital bleb ruptures, leaking air into the space (pleural cavity) between the lung and rib cage. Pleurodesis is a procedure in which the pleural space is artificially obliterated by inducing adhesion formation between the lung lining and the rib cage lining. There is no evidence that air travel precipitates recurrence of a pneumothorax. ...Read more

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