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I was diagnosed with bowens disease, already had some surgical removal, but keep getting more, will this be normal for me now..?

I was diagnosed with bowens disease, already had some surgical removal, but keep getting more, will this be normal for me now..?

Annual checkup: Bowen's disease is a very low-grade skin cancer related to exposure to sunlight. The effects of sunlight are cumulative and will always be with you. You need an annual visit to a dermatologist who will check the skin of your whole body for new areas that will need to be treated. ...Read more

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Is surgical removal necessary for fibroadenomas?

Rarely: Fibroadenomas are benign and by natural history will often regress over 10-15 years. diangosis can be established via core bx. Making them "go away" is generally reserved for symptomatic (palpable and/or tenderness which is usually cyclical). Minimally invasive options are generally preferred over surgical excision - image guided percutaneous vacuum assisted excision, cryoablation. ...Read more

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How long does the surgical removal of paraganglioma take?

Depends: This would depend on the size of the lesion, the vascularity, and location at the skull base. In general, with a team of neurosurgeons and skull base surgeons, it may take a few hours to remove this. ...Read more

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What would be reasons for surgical removal of the appendix?

What would be reasons for surgical removal of the appendix?

Why get appendectomy: Reasons for appendectomy range from incidental (excise the healthy appendix when adjacent organs are being removed to avoid possible future appendicitis), to tumors, inflammation, perforation, abscess, infection, ; when radiologic evidence is found/suspected of appendiceal problems. This list is not all inclusive, but i hope it generally addresses your question. ...Read more

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Is surgical removal of a multicystic dysplastic kidney a cure?

Is surgical removal of a multicystic dysplastic kidney a cure?

Probably yes: I assume the other kidney is normal and if so removing the diseased kidney reduces your chances of having infection, hypertension and malignant trasformation. You can live a normal life with no restrictions with one kidney. ...Read more

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Can surgical removal of warts be done at my primary doctors ?

Can surgical removal of warts be done at my primary doctors ?

Yes: Yes it is office procedure, some primary doctors will do , or refer to one who does. ...Read more

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I had fire accident 11 years back but the scars still there i need a way to remove the scar even to fade apart from undergoing surgical removal?

I had fire accident 11 years back but the scars still there i need a way to remove the scar even to fade apart from undergoing surgical removal?

Options: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read more

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Should a heel feel better 6 weeks after surgical removal of a heel spur?

Should a heel  feel better 6 weeks after surgical removal of a heel spur?

Heel spur: Depends if the spur was on the bottom of the heel or the back of the heel. If on bottom than yes if on back than typical. At 6 weeks you just just start rehab. ...Read more

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For what reasons has my skin tumor returned after surgical removal?

For what reasons has my skin tumor returned after surgical removal?

Missed some?: The excision might have missed a mmicroscopic portion and it grew back. Or, you could have grown another tumor right next to it. Some malignant tumors can be very aggressive and recur frequently. Either way, please return to your physician if you havent already. ...Read more

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Does a granuloma caused by dissolvable sutures require surgical removal?

Does a granuloma caused by dissolvable sutures require surgical removal?

Likely yes: Depends - anytime the suture is exposed and within an infected granuloma, it is best to remove it as the half life of the current day dissolvable sutures is quite long. ...Read more