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Post Op Sarcoma
Yes possible in: Europe and usa and many other countries. ...Read more
By definition, it is malignant (i.e., being locally invasive and at least theoreticlally capable of metastasizing), and arises from / mimics muscle or connective tissue elements that are not marrow or immune / white cells. The sarcomas are a tremendously varied and troublesome family of tumors, though thankfully less common than carcinomas and the leukemia / ...Read more
I h osteoblastic sarcoma. Treated with chemo and operated.2 yrs after I got lung mets and removed by operation. What are the chances of future cancer?
U need talk 2....: .....Ur oncologist about this. It is an aggressive tumor, and only ur treating physician who is familiar with ur specific case can answer this 4 u. ...Read more
After 1b low grade Endometrial stromal sarcoma hysterectomy operation, should the follow-up monitoring be done with CT/CAT or MRI?
Your Gyn to guide: CT and MRI provide good images to detect pelvic/abdominal tumors. But your doctor should help you to decide whether either is indicated in your case. Most low grade tumors do not recur, so it is not necessary to do these expensive tests as their yield is very low. So they are not considered useful or helpful for Cancer surveillance in most Cancers. Annual medical checkup is all that I recommend ...Read more
Possible discomfort: After a sinus lift procedure, you can expect some pain and swelling and possibly some brusing. You may also experience some sinus congestion. Your dentist will most probably prescribe medication to control all these possiblities. ...Read more
PSA: After the removal of the prostate for cancer, a radical prostatectomy, the PSA should be undetectable; he labs report it as less tha. 2 or less than. 06 this means there is no evidence of cancer at that time. Usually check PSA 6 weeks after such surgery, and everyb3 months for 2 years to monitor for cancer coming back ...Read more
May be anyone: Remaining on mechanical ventilation post op can be for many reasons. After some cases this is expected due to large fluid shifts during surgery. Healthy patients can remain intubated if some of the effects of medications haven't worn off, narcotics or muscle relaxants for example. Finally, if there was a problem related to the patient's lungs or airway either acute or chronic can be a reason. ...Read more
6-8 weeks: The recovery time is 6-8 weeks. Check out spine-health. Com. Good luck. ...Read more
Post op fever: Low grade post-op fever is fairly common. The most common early post-op cause of fever is lung atelectasis (collapse of the tiny gas exchange sacs) which can be prevented by frequent deep inspiration and/or use of an incentive spirometer. Later causes of fever may include urinary tract infection, wound infection & deep vein thrombosis (blood clot). High fever warrants urgent evaluation. ...Read more
It depends. ..: A bit on what kind of laparoscopic procedure you had, how many trocar incisions you had, how big they were, etc. That said, the benefit of laparoscopic surgery over open surgery is less pain and faster return to normal activities. By 2 to 4 days postop, most patients are feeling pretty good and maybe need only mild pain meds. If your pain seems too severe, contact your surgeon immediately. ...Read more
Very common but...: Atelectasis, a collapse of a portion of the lung, is very frequently seen in greater or lesser extent in post-op patients. Patients who have had surgery on their chest or abdomen frequently find it painful to take a deep breath or cough. As a result, lung secretions accumulate in the lungs and result in atelectasis. The atelectatic lung becomes a setup for development of pneumonia (bad!). ...Read more
Range of motion PTx: Therapy after rotator cuff surgery necessarily varies with the gravity of the tear and subsequent tissue repair quality. For a simple tear, rehabilitation focuses on passive motion for the first 4-6 weeks, followed by passive-assisted motion out to 6-12 weeks and finally active motion past 12 weeks. Your surgeon will kknow your limitations best! ...Read more