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If someone has thyroid symptoms, and thyroid drugs don't work, is a partial lobectomy advised?

If someone has thyroid symptoms, and thyroid drugs don't work, is a partial lobectomy advised?

What symptoms?: Hyperthyroid symptoms that do not respond to enough antithyroid medicines can be treated with radioiodine or surgery - though usually more than just apartial lobectomy. ...Read more

Dr. Ghulam Abbas
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Lobectomy (Definition)

The right lung is made up of the right upper, middle, and lower lobes. The left lung is made up the the upper and lower lobes and a portion that is called the lingula. A lobectomy is the removal of ...Read more


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Can someone become very sick from a lobectomy?

Can someone become very sick from a lobectomy?

Which lobe?: Are you referring to brain, lung, liver, or thyroid? All surgeries involve certain risks. This is where a little homework goes a long ways. Find a surgeon and facility of good reputation and your risk should be reasonable. ...Read more

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What kind of complications can occur awhile after lobectomy?

What kind of complications can occur awhile after lobectomy?

Variety: Actually the vast majority of patients do not suffer any complications. Most patients will have some degree of post op pain and some will be on oxygen temporarily. More serious complications are rare. ...Read more

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I am having a left upper lobectomy for stage 1. What can I expect ?

I am having a left upper lobectomy for stage 1. What can I expect ?

Hopefully VATS: Vats or video-assisted thoracic surgery should be offered to nearly all patients with stage i lung cancer, as it leads to less pain faster recovery. Ask your surgeon for a minimally invasive lobectomy! ...Read more

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Anyone survive right hepatic lobectomy?

Anyone survive right hepatic lobectomy?

Most do: Most liver resections are done at high volume centers in the us by surgical oncologists or transplant surgeons. The centers are required to track their results to have consistent patient referrals from smaller hospitals. Modern techniques have significantly decrease the operative mortality rate. Check around for your options. ...Read more

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Which type of risk am i taking by not having a thyroid lobectomy to diagnose a nodule?

Talk to doctor: Most thyroid nodules are benign. There are some features on an ultrasound that are more, or less, consistent with cancer. A needle biopsy may detect cancer cells. Balancing these, one has to make a decision to remove the nodule or watch it. This is best done with your endocrinologist and a good thyroid surgeon. ...Read more

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Can having a right temporal lobectomy cause short term memory damage?

Can having a right temporal lobectomy cause short term memory damage?

Short answer: Yes....but in your case...other contributing factors to short term memory loss could also be the effects of epilepsy itself on a chronic basis and even more importantly the long term effects of taking antiepileptic medications. ...Read more

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Dx stage 2B NSCLC 6 months ago, lobectomy. Too late to do adjuvant chemo?

Dx stage 2B NSCLC 6 months ago, lobectomy. Too late to do adjuvant chemo?

Yes: If a 2b lesion has been completely resected with a lobectomy and there is no problem 6 months post surgery the best approach is for careful follow up. Adjuvant radiation for this stage of disease has shown no survival benefit and adjuvant chemo if initiated following surgery has only shown a 5% improvement in survival. ...Read more

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I am scheduled for a thyroid lobectomy surgery. I need to know how to prepare?

I am scheduled for a thyroid lobectomy surgery. I need to know how to prepare?

Not much: Follow the directions from your surgeon. You would likely need to have recent blood tests before surgery. Usually the only "preparation" is having nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before the surgery. Some surgeons recommend an antiseptic bath or shower the night before surgery too, but that depends on your surgeon. ...Read more

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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more