Doctor insights on:
When a patient has fluid around the lungs, sometimes we need to find out what caused it, other times we want to remove the fluid so the patient can breath easier. It takes place under sterile conditions by placing a needle into the chest wall from the back and connecting the needle with a catheter to a suction bottle which collects the fluid. Fluid is ...Read more
Need more info: Do you currently have a complication? Although complications are rare, there are many possibilities. A headache from the placement of the epidural; a reaction to one of the meds used-and there are varying reactions/side effects. Numbness in the legs from positioning or from a nerve that was injured during the anesthetic. And then there are the complications from the surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
C sections: What complications do you mean?Get a more detailed answer ›
Long list, rare occ: The list of risks I give my patients usually makes them concerned, but they feel better after I explain to them that the risk of any of these things happening is only about 5%, and that is usually infection. But all of these risks have happened to someone in the past. 1. Infection 2. Bleeding 3. Pancreatitis 4. Retained stone 5. Bile duct injury 6. Bowel injury 7. Need for another procedure. ...Read more
Maybe, but: Probably not. An undetected aspiration is unlikely to have serious pulmonary consequences and even less likely to cause death. If you are experiencing this complication, you will have more data with which to base a judgement, like x-rays and blood gases. Discuss these findings with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Level?: Most frequent complication is spinal headache which can be treated with epidural blood patch. If the epidural placement is above lumbar level, although very low risk, spinal cord can be penetrated, which can cause neuro deficit. If epidural catheter placed and migrates to spinal space severe hypotension or complete spinal can occur and it can require control of the airway until spinal wears off. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's complicated: Heart surgery is risky - there are risks of stroke, heart attack, liver failure, kidney failure, infection, bleeding, even death. However, for some patients, depending on their individual medical condition and heart blood vessel anatomy, having heart surgery is less risky than not having heart surgery. Many many studies have been devoted to trying to identify who these patients are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : Test would be done to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. Some deciding factors may include medical history, age, type of heart disease and lifestyle. Generally, someone who has had heart surgery prior would not be a candidate. Some surgeries include ASD and PFO repairs, removal of tumors, valve, bypass and a-fib surgeries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whipple type: Pancreatectomy, or radical pancreatico-duodenectomy) is an extensive operation. Besides infection, hemorrhage, and possible injury to adjacent organs (there are many organs and vital structures adjacent to duodenum and pancreas), some complications include pancreatic fistula, intestinal obstruction, liver failure, diabetes, malabsorption, progression of malignancy, and even perioperative death. ...Read more
Does minimal-access aortic valve replacement reduce the incidence of postoperative complications?
Not proven (yet): Minimally-invasive heart surgery, including for aortic valve replacement, has not been proven to reduce postoperative complications in randomized studies of both approaches. The one important exception is postoperative pain and immobility; the minimally-invasive approach allows patients, on average, to be pain-free sooner, and become active and return to work, quicker. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Since you have : multiple questions about Chiari malformation, I assume Type 1, Here are 2 very useful links: www.conquerchiari.org/education/chiari-faqs.html & www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/chiari/detail_chiari.htm. Both sites give information & resources. Kids in my practice who have had decompression by microsurgical endoscopic surgery performed by skilled pediatric neurosurgeons have been home 2 days post-op. ...Read more
No: Removal of the appendix does not cause cystic disease if the ovaries, which is very common, and may even come and go over time. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Pain from a thoracentesis procedure
- Ct guided thoracentesis
- Does everyone with pleurisy have to have thoracentesis?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Ultrasound guided thoracentesis with chest tube placement
- Why do they test the fluid samples from a thoracentesis for amylase and glucose?
- Gallstone complications
- Complications of rubella