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Suture For Thyroidectomy
Should i consider radioactive iodine therapy for regrowth of tissue after -partial, then total thyroidectomy?
It depends : That would depend on the original diagnosis and reason for thyroidectomy. If it was for benign modular disease or goiter then it shouldn't be necessary. If it was treatment of cancer then it is probably advisable but there are other factors that would need to be explored with your doctor. ...Read more
Is radioactive iodine a fairly safe treatment after total thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer? I'm 42 years old.
Radioactive iodine: It is safe and effective. It has been used millions of times and the side effects are low. It is being used more judiciously recently based on 2015 ATA guidelines. Low risk cancers don't usually need RAI. Intermediate risk can benefit from a low dose to ablate the thyroid remnant. High risk benefit from conventional RAI 70-100+ mCi. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Quick healing: A dermoid cyst is a saclike growth that is present at birth. It contains structures such as hair, fluid, teeth or skin glands that can be found on or in the skin. They grow slowly and are not tender unless ruptured. Surgical removal is performed when a cyst becomes painful or inflammed.or begins enlarging. If ovarian in origin, laparoscopic resection is employed and recovery is fast. ...Read more
No short answer: Ptc treatment depends on age, gender, uni or multifocal, affected nodes, and other factors. If only one site, no nodes, <2cm, between 18-45 yrs old, female then surgery alone with ultrasound and blood testing followup sufficient. Multifocal, male, >2cm, <18, >45, extension outside thyroid, positive nodes, tall cell variant then postop radioactive iodine. Consult with endocrine who manages ptc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To ablate remnant tissue after complete thyroidectomy(initially had multiple noduls, 1-ca node), what maximum dose of radioactive iodine be taken?
Depends: The dose is related to the risk of recurrent disease. The larger the primary tumor, the higher the risk. In your age group (under 45 yo) the risk is relatively low, even with having a positive lymph node. The recommended dose would be as low as 30 mci or as high as 100. ...Read more
Two wisdom tooth removed at a time.Lymphnodes below ear remain swollen for three months after antibiotic treatment.Is it required to remove lymphnode?
Lymph Nodes: Many people have chronically swollen lymph nodes or at least palpable ones. It may or may not be related to the wisdom teeth that you had removed. Regardless, you should be evaluated by an oral surgeon and possibly be referred to your physician to determine whether or not further investigation or treatment would be appropriate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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How many days swallowing remain difficult after Sistrunk procedure and complete removal of hyoid bone?
Depends: Most patients recover after 1-2 weeks. However every patient is unique and every operation is unique. I would contact the Surgery team who performed the operation and discuss how you are feeling. Make sure you go for scheduled followup visits so the Surgeon can make sure there are no complications and that the wound is healing. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer. What;s the recovery time?
1 week or so: Most of my patients are back to work in ~1 week, using narcotic pain meds for only 3-4 days on average. Full activity can be resumed in 2 weeks. Roughly 15% of people will require thyroid supplementation after partial thyroidectomy. Although there is plenty of debate, i recommend thyroid lobectomy over subtotal thyroidectomy for reasons i don't have room to discuss. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Traditional suture repair of inguinal hernia back in 2012. Hernia has recurred. Should I opt for open mesh repair or robotic laparoscopic?
Either: Both are equal and should remedy the problem ...Read more