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How much more risky or dangerous is it to perform a pneumonectomy on someone who had a bypass surgery 8 years previous ?

How much more risky or dangerous is it to perform a pneumonectomy on someone who had a bypass surgery 8 years previous ?

Significant: Unusual also since pnemonectomy is most common for cancer that is extensive. If on left must be careful with mammary graft. Wedge or lobectomy are well tolerated if the heart function is good. Consider a cath to be sure of graft status. With good preparation, it is possible. ...Read more

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Pneumonectomy (Definition)

Pneumonectomy is removal of lung tissue. If is probably most frequently performed ...Read more


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What tests are used prior to knee replacement surgery? What kinds of diagnostic and pre-operative tests are done prior to knee replacement? .

What tests are used prior to knee replacement surgery? What kinds of diagnostic and pre-operative tests are done prior to knee replacement?

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The : The first elements in diagnosis are a history and physical examination. Severe arthritis typically presents with pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function of the affected joint. An xray is taken to evaluate the level of arthritis. No other testing is needed. A knee replacement is done for pain relief, and should be done only after a full discussion of the risks and benefits of surgery. In general, it's worth trying medication, exercise, and activity modification first. Also, a short course of physical therapy is often very helpful in restoring function. ...Read more

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Why are the following tests done preoperatively for open heart surgery? Echo...chest X-ray.....pfts.....and urinalysis?

Why are the following tests done preoperatively for open heart surgery? Echo...chest X-ray.....pfts.....and urinalysis?

Preparation: You are having surgery for a reason. Preparation makes the surgery safer by finding issues that would be problems if they were not known. Overall, the better prepared you and you surgeon are, the better the results. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate a childs pre-surgery fears?

How can I alleviate a childs pre-surgery fears?

See below: Talk. I would talk with your child about the surgery and why it is needed. If you ave had any surgeries, tell your child about your experience. Have the surgeon or the surgeon's staff talk with the doctor. Reassure your child that you will be there before, during, and after the surgery. ...Read more

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Im 34 an had a hysterectomy almost a year ago. My question is when am I going to stop feeling tired all the time and get back my pre surgery body?

Im 34 an had a hysterectomy almost a year ago. My question is when am I going to stop feeling tired all the time and get back my pre surgery body?

Should have already: After a few weeks to months the effects of the surgery are over. If you still have your ovaries then your hormones did not change. If your ovaries were removed see your doctor to discuss hormonal therapy. This far out of surgery i would investigate other causes of fatigue with your primary physician. ...Read more

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Why radiation after a mastectomy? I have already had chemo pre surgery

Why radiation after a mastectomy? I have already had chemo pre surgery

Local recurrences: After mastectomy there is some breast tissue left along back of skin & chest wall. Ctx is most effective at lowering chance of tumor recurring distantly from breast and lymph nodes by killing microscopic cells n the blood if they r there. Radiation after mrm further reduces the chance of tumor recurring n chest wall or nodes. >4ln's, tumor>5cm, or + margin are indications. Increases survival. ...Read more

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Night-time nasal dry crusting. I wear a CPAP. How can I reduce this? Am 1 1/2 weeks post-septoplasty. This was normal for me pre-surgery.

Night-time nasal dry crusting. I wear a CPAP. How can I reduce this? Am 1 1/2 weeks post-septoplasty. This was normal for me pre-surgery.

You might: Consider trying using an emollient with a oil base, like vaseline on the inside of your nose, or review with your ENT about possible use of an antibiotic ointment if there is a suggestion of vestibulitis. You should also consider regular saline nasal irrigation - as long as it's OK by your ENT post-surgically. And review with your ENT about humidifcation of your not only your home but CPAP. ...Read more

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Complete hysterecyomy. No HRT. BREASTS are getting bigger. Will they stop and/or return to pre-surgery size?

Complete hysterecyomy. No HRT. BREASTS are getting bigger. Will they stop and/or return to pre-surgery size?

Hysterectomy: A hysterectomy is defined as removal of the uterus only. If ovaries are removed, the procedure is called a total hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy. If one or both ovaries were not removed, at age 44 they are producing much more estrogen than at 34 or 24, and your breasts will react to this hormone increase. If on bcp's just prior to the hysterectomy, estrogen was much lower than now. ...Read more

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Nearly 2 weeks post op lap chole, still have pain like before surgery. The same symptoms pre surgery, is this normal?

Nearly 2 weeks post op lap chole, still have pain like before surgery. The same symptoms pre surgery, is this normal?

Call your doc: Lots of possibilities including the pain before the surgery was not helped by the surgery, i.e. Different cause than gallbladder, e.g. Ulcer, can have retained stone, adhesions (internal scars from surgery), other. Call your doc, need to get seen. ...Read more

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