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Can you list the key lab results I should be monitoring in a f 70y/o, 2nd day post op pt after a partial nephrectomy w/ renal cell ca. ?

Can you list the key lab results I should be monitoring in a f 70y/o, 2nd day post op pt after a partial nephrectomy w/ renal cell ca.
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Bun, creat, cbc: Monitor renal function ( bun, creatinine, potassium or bmp 7) and CBC to make sure he is not bleeding post op assuming that there are no other abnormalities due to other conditions. ...Read more

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I am 9 weeks post op for renal cell carcinoma (partial nephrectomy) and I have a jp pump and a nephrosty tube. For how long?

I am 9 weeks post op for renal cell carcinoma (partial nephrectomy) and I have a jp pump and a nephrosty tube. For how long?

Await healing leak: Having a nephrostomy tube and jp drain for 9 weeks after a partial nephrectomy would be very unusual. I assume that this was because of a urine leak after surgery? Urine leaks, while rare, can occur, particularly if the tumor was large or very central in the kidney. However, your course is unusual and i would recommend you ask your surgeon specifically what the long term plan for management is. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a laparoscopic nephrectomy surgery ?

Depends: As long as your operation is done by an expert, it should be safe. Ask your sugeon how many he/she has done and about past results. It can be a very safe operation in the right hands. ...Read more

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Foot drop after radical nephrectomy surgery?

Foot drop after radical nephrectomy surgery?

Peroneal nerve: Isolated foot drop after surgery is likely due to pressure on the lateral aspect of the leg just below the knee during surgery. As seen in the picture, the peroneal nerve is at risk of pressure injury where it crosses the fibula. This kind of "palsy" due to pressure may recover spontaneously over weeks to months. If not, orthotics or surgery to graft a nerve along the injured area may help. ...Read more

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Renal Cell Carcinoma - had radical nephrectomy left kidney, cancer has spread to the lungs - surgery not an option. Life expectancy w/o treatment?

Renal Cell Carcinoma - had radical nephrectomy left kidney, cancer has spread to the lungs - surgery not an option.  Life expectancy w/o treatment?

RCC: The American Cancer Society reports the following five-year survival rates: •stage 1: 81 percent •stage 2: 74 percent •stage 3: 53 percent •stage 4: 8 percent ...Read more

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There is still surgical wound bleeding 8 days post op. Is this normal?

There is still surgical wound bleeding 8 days post op. Is this normal?

It depends...: It depends on the type and location of the surgery. Bleeding should decrease following the surgery. If you have not found significant improvement, consult with your physician and seek their advice. ...Read more

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What should I do if I accidentally put Neosporin on a surgical incision that I'm fairly sure had been glued? I am 4.5 days post-op.

What should I do if I accidentally put Neosporin on a surgical incision that I'm fairly sure had been glued? I am 4.5 days post-op.

Don't worry.: If it stays closed, no worries. You can wipe it off carefully. If it comes open, dehisces, then need to see your surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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