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Doctor insights on: Pulmonary Adhesions After Lobectomy

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Dr. Mark Aranson
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Adhesions (Definition)

Adhesions are scar tissue which can form after any abdominal surgery. The severity depends on whether infection/inflammation was present at the time of surgery. Adhesions are like bands or spider webs that form around the abdominal organs/intestines. Sometimes adhesions are light and cause no problems, sometimes tremendous problems, like crazy glue in the abdomen. Can ...Read more


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Could temporal lobectomy result in residual depression?

Could temporal lobectomy result in residual depression?

It is appears that: There is a higher incidence of depression in people with temporal lobe seizures who have had temporal lobectomy vs those who did not have surgery. http://neuro.psychiatryonline.org/article.aspx?articleid=100459. ...Read more

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Is temporal lobectomy surgery the only cure for petit mal.

Is temporal lobectomy surgery the only cure for petit mal.

No: Please see a neurologist prior to any surgery. This is an extreme step. Meds can many times control seizures. HOWEVER seizures can sometimes be very complicated and requires sometimes two meds. YOu might even want to be seen at any epilepsy center prior to any brain surgery Best wishes. ...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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I have just received results of the biopsy of four lymph nodes after a lobectomy. One has cancer, how serious is this?

I have just received results of the biopsy of four lymph nodes after a lobectomy.  One has cancer, how serious is this?

Lung CA? Not good: I assume you are talking lung cancer, no? It is usually bad news to have lung cancer to begin with, and having a positive node makes things worse. Still, if you had surgery, I assume there was no definite evidence of spread so you have a fighting chance. It is possible your doctor will offer you post operative chemo. Have a good talk with him/her. Good luck and God bless. ...Read more

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Severe post lobectomy pain ?

Severe post lobectomy pain
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What kind?: There are several different kinds of lobectomy: liver, thyroid, or lung. If you can be a little more specific we would be happy to answer your question. ...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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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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Respiratory (Definition)

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