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Treatments For Papillary Stenosis
Radiculopathy: Depends on the severity and the cause of the stenosis. Conservative therapy with analgesic treatment for pain and therapy with massage and stretching should be considered first. If there is evidence of weakness, atrophy or abnormal reflex or sensation or intractable pain, then surgical treatment is suggested. Surgical procedure will depend on the cause (disc, facet hypertrophy, osteophyte-spur). ...Read more
What symptoms generally arise if in Lm (left main) stenosis 40%? whether dangerous? what treatment needed?
Left main: Your left main artery is the first branch of your left coronary artery that come off your aorta. At 40 percent and if you are asymptomatic the cardiologist would probably treat you with medical therapy. I see you are on Pradaxa, Talk to your doctor about baby aspirin, may be helpful, but careful with being on Pradaxa. No smoking, watch cholesterol, BP. Exercise, low glycemic diet. ...Read more
None to surgery : Up to 20% of the population will have stenosis by imaging studies by age 60. A lot have little to minimal symptoms. Treatment can include: medication, exercise/physical therapy, zero degree lordosis brace, epidural steroid injections & if all treatment fails & symptoms warrant it, surgery in terms of decompressing the neural elements by a laminectomy in the lower back & several options in neck. ...Read more
Varies: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the nerve canal. In the back it can cause back and leg pain and difficulty walking. Mild cases can be treated with medications or non invasive alternatives like therapy or chiropractic care. More severe cases are often treated with epidural steroid injections, and the most severe cases with surgery. ...Read more
Hydration + surgery: If you are talking about a young infant with hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, the first part of treatment is IV hydration to correct any dehydration present. Once the baby is well-hydrated, he/she undergoes operation, a pyloromyotomy, in which the hypertrophic pyloric muscle fibers are cut so that the stomach can empty properly. The operation can be done openly or laparoscopically. ...Read more
No: Don't forego the benefits of living in the 21st century. If you are responsible for the physical and emotional well-being of a young person with tricuspid stenosis, and you are considering foregoing surgery in the hopes of finding an herb, magic food, or physical treatment, please don't delude yourself. The disability caused by valve disease is devastating. ...Read more
May require surgery: Severe cervical atenosis oftenresults in pain, numbness, even weakness and muscle strophy. Seek an orthopedic, or sometimes neurosurgical consultation regarding function, possible non-surgical treatment and surgical options. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with Degenerative changes superimposed upon the developmental central stenosis on cervical. Is it serious? Possible treatments?
Cervical stenosis: Mickeylandia~ cervical stenosis is caused by osteo-arthritis of the tiny lateral facet joints of the cervical spine. The nerves that make up the brachial plexus (arm) exit the neck there as well and the new bone formation caused by the OA can compress the nerves from the neck giving pain and numbness. Its treateable with PT and surgery if bad! See your GP if bad pain for eval thanks ...Read more
Depends: Depends ultimately on the symptoms you are experiencing and whether or not the stenosis is negatively impacting your daily life. If you have significant neurologic symptoms caused by the stenosis (numbness, weakness, etc) than treatment might range from injections to surgery to open the canal and possibly fuse the lumbar spine. Either way, you will probably benefit from physical therapy ...Read more
SAVR AND TAVR:
Traditionally, surgical aortic valve replacement was the best method for treating significant aortic stenosis. Some patients, unfortunately, were too ill for the procedure. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (tavr) has proven an excellent alternative for these patients.
Talk to your thoracic surgeon and cardiologist to see if you are eligible. ...Read more
Treatments, yes: There are cases of people successfully getting relief from spinal stenosis symptoms through homeopathic treatment. Here's an article by family physician debra katchen md, mph describing a series of several: http://tinyurl.Com/kc5r6zw to select remedies she is using pathology as her guide rather than individual, constitutional analysis -- but she's getting results. ...Read more
These arethe result after 8 years follow up for patients have the sugery.There were 68% excellent and good,
22% fair and 10% poor results. Back pain was
relieved in 91% of the patients. Leg pain was
relieved in 76% of the patients. Numbness
was relieved in 87% of the patients. Five
patients had re-operations. ...Read more
What happens if you don't have any treatments done for your son's aortic stenosis, will it eventually resolve?
Is it possible for an infant to outgrow anal stenosis without any medical treatment (ex. surgery, dialators)?
Not a good idea: You must follow the instructions of pediatric surge.. failure may lead to several complications ...Read more
Bilateral carotid stenosis-left greater 70 percent--right greater 50 percent no Hz of other medical condition-type treatment???????
Surgery: High grade carotid lesions are best treated by surgery. Not angioplasy, stunting or drugs. The main problem is there are few surgeons that are skilled enough to do the procedure at a low risk. Centers that do lots of this kind of work are in every major city. It's not a small hospital deal. ...Read more
It depends: Cardiac catheterization: balloon dilation or valvuloplasty. This is the most common method of repair for pulmonary valve stenosis. Surgical repair surgical separation of valve leaflets that have become fused, allowing the valve leaflets to open properly and surgery to replace the valve. ...Read more
RAS: RAS due to atherosclerosis (ASO) more often than fibromuscular disease (FMD) Medical treatment does not alter RAS but can control BP. RAS can progress to occlusion. Controlling ASO risk factors appropriate. Open renal bypass infrequent. Angioplasty/stent more common but controversial. PTA probably Rx of choice for FMD. PTA/stent for ASO if flash pulmonary edema, uncontrolled BP, renal failure. ...Read more
Multiple: Options for aortic valve surgery today include replacement with full sternotomy or mini- sternotomy, or percutaneous aortic valve replacement, which will likely be the standard of care in another 5- 10 years. Currently, surgery is still the best approach with the longest track record. ...Read more
Nonsurgical: Well, ideally it would respond to some form of nonoperative care including usually epidural steroid injections. The surgical approaches can include indirect decompression, decompression, or decompression combined with a fusion. Don't hesitate to be seen to discuss the risk/benefits of your specific case. ...Read more