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Ultrasound Guided Thoracentesis With Chest Tube Placement
What would cause atelectasis with effusions 24 hours after percutaneous liver biopsy? Both lungs. Chest pain.
Worry about bleed: See your doctor - with the biopsy we worry about bleeding of the liver or other tissue. Uncertain why you are on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). This medicine could be used to treat other conditions that you have and these other conditions could be causing these changes ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Does HSG image abnormality inside of tube, i.e. narrowing, subtle blockage that cannot be imaged by laparoscopy dye injection? Is there need for HSG if laparoscopy says tube is open (ectopic history)
Uterus wit right margin filling defect normal on UltraS. What does opacified fallopian tubes with bilateral intraperitoneal spillage of contrast mean?
Would CT scan with contrast show abnormalities of the fillopian tubes? Like scarring or blockage. This was an abdominal scan.
Unlikely: Ct with contrast could show a swollen/dilated tube (hydrosalpinx) and 'might' be helpful for suspecting an abnormal anatomic placement of a tube, but should not be considered reliable for evaluating tubal blockage or presence of adhesion (scar.) the hysterosalpingogram (hsg) is more useful for evaluating tubal blockage, and laparoscopy or laparotomy with tubal perfusion is the gold standard. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain-right lung d- dimer high + tachycardia- 140. Found mass in chest not pericardial. Can't needle biopsy. Ct scan of abdomen -ok. Thoughts?
Could a chest Ct scan with contrast, stress echo, cardiac MRI w/CO, 3d echo twice, miss a blocked artery CAD? Done by mayo clinic AZ.Have chest pain.
Can a 3d CT scan of your chest with double contrast orally and injection pick-up asd? Atrial septect defect in the heart ? Done at the mayo clinic..
See answer: Thoracocentesis is the procedure where a needle is used to “draw off / sample” fluid from the chest pleural space – for either diagnostic (fluid sent for cytology, culture, etc.) or therapeutic purposes (too much fluid causing compression). Ct biopsy is the procedure where a needle actually biopsies a specific organ to evaluate the target tissue. ...Read more
Will hematoma caused by MRI guided breast biopsy limit post biopsy sono or MRI image if suspicious area is very large would sono work inspite of hemat?
What is the reason: to look for the lesion on ultrasound after the biopsy? There should have been an ultrasound correlation prior to the MRI biopsy. Yes, the hematoma can limit a post biopsy ultrasound. If ultrasound is necessary, it might be best to wait a couple of weeks so the hematoma can resolve. ...Read more
Both are accurate : Liver biopsies are performed for both focal liver lesions and nonfocal generalized liver disease playing a key role in the diagnosis and prognostication of various diffuse liver dysfunctions. Ct-guided procedures are generally reserved for tissue sampling of focal hepatic lesions, not accessible by ultrasound. ...Read more
See below: Thoracentesis is when fluid is removed from the space between your lung and the chest wall with a needle - usually done to relieve pressure, or send a culture. Bronchoscopy is done to look inside your airways with a camera (bronchoscope). It is done for numerous reasons: clean up secretions, look at anatomy, investigate tumors, obtain biopsies, and others. ...Read more
Can chest CT scan puts me at the higher risk of thyroid cancer? Chest CT was done with contrast. Can contrast used in chest CT damage thyroid?
Yes, no: There is some evidence that chest ct could put one at higher risk for thyroid cancer - but almost all of these suggest that it is dose dependent and that it would take repeated scans/exposure to elevate the risk. You can request protective covering for thyroid if need additional scans. The contrast used will not cause thyroid damage or disease. ...Read more
Pleural effusion detected in xray. Aspiration done. Pleural fluid tested on cytology and myobacterium culture done. All negative-no growth. Pain severe in chest and back. Amylase:47 ada:72 glucose:200?
Further workup: Your blood sugar is too high. Get further evalaution for diabetes. Pleural effusions can cause pleuritis, an inflammation of the sac around the lungs. Notify your physician and ask about antiinflammatory medince. Get a fasting blood sugar, urine analysis and hgba1c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It shouldn't: Once the IV is in, injecting fluid into your veins shouldn't hurt, as there are no pain receptions inside your vessels. In some cases the IV can "blow out" or infiltrate and the fluid will go around the vessel and not into the vein. This can hurt and cause other complications. Elderly patients with fragile veins are the most at risk for IV infiltration. ...Read more
Fluid in lining of right lung & nodule, dr scheduling bronchoscopy or super dimensional CT scan. Does prednisone make fluid dissipate? Taking 1/28/13
Unclear: Sounds like physician is planning electro-magnetic navigation bronchoscopy (i.e. Em-nav/inreach bronchoscopy) to obtain biopsy. Fluid in lining of lung? You might mean pleural effusion? Pleural effusion is generally not relieved with prednisone. More details needed to better answer question. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A chest tube (chest drain, thoracic catheter, tube thoracostomy, or intercostal drain) is a flexible plastic tube that is inserted through the chest wall and into the pleural space or mediastinum. It is used to remove air (pneumothorax) or fluid (pleural effusion, blood, chyle), or pus (empyema) from the intrathoracic space. It is also known as a bülau drain ...Read more
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
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