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Whats percutaneous cholecystectomy? Whats transhepatic biliary catheter? Whats biliary stent? Are they effective alternatives to a cholecystectomy?

Whats percutaneous cholecystectomy? Whats transhepatic biliary catheter? Whats biliary stent? Are they effective alternatives to a cholecystectomy?

Possibly: Percutaneous cholecystostomy is a tube placed through the skin into the gb for drainage. Thbc is a tube passed through the skin, the liver, and into the bile duct system, a form of biliary stent. Some stents can be passed into the lower duct using an endoscope through the stomach. Any may be necessary in some cases, but cholecystectomy would be the gold standard in most cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Is the percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography a risky thing to do?

Is the percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography a risky thing to do?

No, but...: There are less invasive ways to image the biliary tree, like ultrasound, ERCP (by a gastroenterologist) and mrcp (mri). If there is some blockage, drainage can usually be achieved by a gastroenterologist, with percutaneous drainage reserved for cases that cannot be treated by a gastroenterologist. While percutaneous biliary imaging and interventions do not have high risk, less risky options exist. ...Read more

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Suspicious area on u/s came back 'benign lactational changes', so i'm worried the dr biopsied the wrong area(it was ultrasound guided). What do I do?

Suspicious area on u/s came back 'benign lactational changes', so i'm worried the dr biopsied the wrong area(it was ultrasound guided). What do I do?

Ask the radiologist: It's very likely that the radiographic area was adequately biopsied. This siri i may be a focus of lactation hyperplasia. If you have a few are radiologist review the film and biopsy report he will be able to confirm that. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration?

Gets tissue sample: This technique uses a non invasive ultrasound machine to see where the needle is traveling in the body in order to obtain a sample of tissue. Aspiration usually refers to obtaining fluid from a joint or a mass (cyst) in the body. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided chorionic villus sampling?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided chorionic villus sampling?

Looks at chomosomes: Chorionic villus sampling enables a doctor to remove a small sample of the tissue that surrounds the early sac of pregnancy. This, then, allows the study of the chomosomes - for early diagnosis of conditions such as down syndrome (an extra chromosome #21). It is done with ultrasound guidance at roughly 11 weeks of pregnancy. Amniocentesis is a procedure done later in pregnancy for the same reason. ...Read more

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How strong is enteric coated full strength. I had an ultrasound guided SI today and it's super sore ?

How strong is enteric coated full strength. I had an ultrasound guided SI today and it's super sore

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Consider ice instead: Enteric coated aspirin are 325 mg.The coating helps prevent the pill from disolving in the stomach- instead dissolving in the bowels.NSAID treatment for pain can be IBUPROFEN 400 to 800 mg (2 to 4 otc pills) every 8 hr, NAPROSYN (naproxen) 220 to 440 mg (1 to 2 aleve) every 12 hr,or ASPIRIN 325 mg(1 to 2 every 6 hrs). All should be taken with food and can be hard on your stomach,kidneys, and blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided abscess drainage?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided abscess drainage?

Pus Removal!: The abscess (pus pocket) is localized with ultrasound scanning (us). The area over the abscess is cleansed and local anesthesia placed. A needle or sometimes a catheter is inserted into the abscess while watching with the us. Pus is sent for culture studies. The needle is removed. A catheter may be left in place for days or longer and allowed to drain. Less invasive than surgical drainage. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a mammo ultrasound fine needle aperation now they want me to have a ultrasound guided biopsy I'm scre?

What to do if I had a mammo ultrasound fine needle aperation now they want me to have a ultrasound guided biopsy I'm scre?

Biopsy: The fine needle aspiration may have been indeterminate. The core biopsy will provide a better specimen for the pathologist to examine. If the fine needle showed a cancer, you would be going for surgical excision. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided paracentesis?

Drainage of fluid: An ultrasound is used to locate the fluid within the abdomen. Then, under guidance from the ultrasound, a needle is placed into the abdomen in order to remove the fluid. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided amniocentesis?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided amniocentesis?

Amniotic sample: Needle puncture of pregnant uterus, under ultrasound guidance, to obtain an amniotic fluid sample. Diagnostic or therapeutic. Diagnostic for fetal chromosome defects such as down syndrome or ? Neural tube defect like myelomeningocele. Rare therapeutic cases to decrease volume of amniotic fluid for xs fluid (polydramnios) or increase amniotic volume for too little fluid (oligohydramnios). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided amnioinfusion?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided amnioinfusion?

Fluid into Uterus: Ultrasound guides needle into amniotic cavity around baby. Fluid can then be instilled into uterus. Used for definitive diagnosis of membrane rupture by instillation of Indigo Carmine dye and then observation of vaginal fluid for blue color. Also used on occasion for therapy of oligohydramnios (low amniotic fluid). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis?

Pericardial effusion: Pericardial effusion is a collection of fluid around heart within a structure that surrounds the heart called the pericardium. Fluid may collect in this space for many reasons. Ultrasound allows you to put needle in the space and perfor diagnostic tap of fluid to make diagnosis via pathology. Additionally may be therepeutic to reduce pressure. Although more common to do pericardial window to drain. ...Read more

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I had an Ultrasound guided SI joint INJ. The numbing med wore off. I was given Hydrocode 10mg/325mg. I hate takin narcotics. Is there anything else?

I had an Ultrasound guided SI joint INJ. The numbing med wore off. I was given Hydrocode 10mg/325mg. I hate takin narcotics. Is there anything else?

Ultram: is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Instead, it is classified as a centrally acting synthetic analgesic compound and therefore is not a scheduled narcotic drug. ...Read more

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I am having an ultrasound guided injection for my painful trochanteric bursitis. What does this procedure involve? Will i be laid up?

I am having an ultrasound guided injection for my painful trochanteric bursitis. What does this procedure involve? Will i be laid up?

Minor and no: It is a simple injection of a numbing agent (lidocaine) and a non-water soluble (e.g., not dexamethasone) injection into the inflamed sacs causing you pain. If done properly, pain relief should be immediate. ...Read more

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I got a ultrasound guided injection on my plexus brachial area. after the injection I have more pain now & its on the left side too. is this normal?

I got a ultrasound guided injection on my plexus brachial area. after the injection I have more pain now & its on the left side too. is this normal?

NO!!: It is very difficult procedure do and the person did who did it on you obviously did not succeed! I know a great anesthesiologist in NYC but that doesn't help you. The migration of the pain to the other side may be another process - possibly a slipped disc in the neck? Either go back the same anesthesiologist or find another one probably at UCLA or UCSF. ...Read more

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Having ultrasound guided pubic symphysis injection with cortazone for a sports injury, do I need to shave my pubic area? Radiologist doing injection


Having ultrasound guided pubic symphysis injection with cortazone for a sports injury, do I need to shave my pubic area? Radiologist doing injection

Yes: This is usually a very effective treatment for pubic symphysis pain. A close shave in this area will make it easier to get adequate imaging using the ultrasound ...Read more

Percutaneous (Definition)

In surgery, percutaneous pertains to any medical procedure where access to inner organs or other tissue is done via needle-puncture of the skin, rather than by using an "open" approach where inner organs or tissue are exposed (typically with the use of a scalpel). The percutaneous approach is commonly used in vascular procedures. This involves a needle catheter getting access ...Read more


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Biliary (Definition)

Biliary means anything related to the production, storage, secretion, or flow of bile, whether in the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, ...Read more