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Resection And Recession
What should I expect in the days and weeks following my lower anterior resection (lar)? Is there anything I should be prepared for?
Depends: It mostly depends on whether you have a diverting ileostomy or not ("a bag"). If you don't, then the main changes relate to the increased frequency of bowel movements. Many patients have less warning that a bowel movement is coming. Most patients have a low energy level for a few weeks that gets better. Watch for signs of infection (wound drainage, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
gangliogliomas: Neurological function at recent follow-up evaluation was stable or improved in 81% of patients. Multivariate analysis revealed tumor location to be the only variable predictive of outcome, with spinal cord and brain-stem gangliogliomas having a 3.5- and 5-fold increased relative risk of recurrence, respectively, compared to cerebral hemisphere gangliogliomas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mucoperiosteal thickening (applying to post meningioma resection) what does this mean and affects?
Meningioma: Discuss with the neurosurgeon. Mucoperiosteal thickening is usually due to infection or inflammation of the nasal sinuses. Is this a separate issue or does the meningioma extend into the sinuses? Did removal of the tumor lead to a skull defect and drainage of cerebrospinal fluid. ...Read more
Can you give me some info on minimally invasive resection of intradural extradullary spinal neoplasms?
Safe: These types of surgery are done in highly specialized centers by dedicated and committed pioneers. Steady hands, robotic technology and high magnification have made such operations possible and safe. Recovery is fast. One 17 month infant had similar nepolasm. It was resected completely in less than 3 hours. He was alert and feeling good 2 hours after the operation. ...Read more
Surgery: This is a surgical procedure. Sounds like you have a mass or tumor that needs to be removed. Depending on how extensive the resection is determines the length of time to recover. You could be better in a day, or if there is extensive resection, then it can take as long as a month or more. ...Read more
Do you mean TURP?: If by partial prostate resection you are referring to turp, no pull-ups should be needed at all. Some individuals might have transient urge urinary incontinence which typically resolves with the use of an antimuscarinic medication. Rarely, inadvertent injury to the external urinary sphincter occurs which can result in permanent urinary incontinence, correctable by additional surgery. ...Read more
Just diagnosed w flat polyp type col ca in dec col. Dr wants to resection all but 18" of sig. Is this too agressive? How will life be w 18" of col?
Curative intent: What is the stage of colon cancer? I am assuming that this is a surgery to cure your colon cancer. Surgery has to be done to make sure that no colon cancer is left behind and that will depend on how severe is your problem. Post op- you will need to make some adjustment with your diet speficifcally and with your life in general- but you should be fine. ...Read more
No survival: Pancreas cancer has a poor prognosis. No survival noted if performed in the presence of metastatic disease. Use of chemotherapy such as gemcitabine and Abraxane give the best chance for prolonged survival in terms of months after diagnosis made. Only 10% or patients diagnosed with pancreatic head cancer are candidates for a whipple resection, and even here only 10% of patients are ned at 2 yrs. ...Read more
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