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What would be a better treatment for closely packed ice pick scars on nose? Derma rolling, punch excision or TCA cross? Are the effects permanent?

What would be a better treatment for closely packed ice pick scars  on nose? Derma rolling, punch excision or TCA cross? Are the effects permanent?

Nose: Depending on the location and the pattern of scars, excision may be an option but will leave a scar. TCA depending on what strength may or may not penetrate deep enough. Derma rolling is not something I am aware of or would recommend. ...Read more

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What is scaphoid excision with 4 corner fusion?

What is scaphoid excision with 4 corner fusion?

See below: Remove scaphoid from wrist and then fuse 4 bones together to give stability to the wrist. ...Read more

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May need excision of cecum. What does that entail?

May need excision of cecum.  What does that entail?

Laparoscopic surgery: Also called minimally invasive surgery, usually three or four small incisions are made in the abdominal wall, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length. Then a small tube is inserted into each incision and the abdomen in inflated to allow space to see the inside of the abdomen with a camera, mounted on one of the tubes. The cecum is removed and intestine reconnected with specially designed staplers. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of excision of right atreal mass?

What is the meaning of excision of right atreal mass?

See below: The atrium is one of the 4 chambers of the heart. You have 2 atria and 2 ventricles. The right atrium receives blood from the body that needs to be re-oxygenated by the lungs. It sounds like you have a mass there of some sort. Excision simply means surgical removal. So it seems that your surgeon will remove this mass in the right atrium surgically for pathological evaluation. ...Read more

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Would traditional excision of the breat tissue work best for guys with boobs?

Would traditional excision of the breat tissue work best for guys with boobs?

Yes: Gynecomastia has two components: fat and gland. Fortunately for males it is mostly fat and therfore responds to liposuction. For those with thickened gland excison is the most effective. ...Read more

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Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Minimal: There is very little pain with a leep procedure. I do them in my office using a paracervical block which requires an injection on each side of the cervix. Most of my patients do not feel that injection. If I do the leep in the operating room, those patients have an I.V. Which does require a neele stick for its placement - still only a needle stick - minimal pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have loop excision under general anaesethic rather than local?

Is it possible to have loop excision under general anaesethic rather than local?

Local Problem: That is up to your local providers and their team of anesthesiologists. We would not have that specific information here on health tap. ...Read more

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Is it ok to remove the surgical dressing from a open acj excision after 6 days. Or should it be longer?

Ask your surgeon: For any surgery to have the optimal chance at healing, it is important to follow the postoperative instructions of your surgeon. This would include when to remove your dressing, so please check with your surgeon on their office if you have questions about your postoperative care. ...Read more