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What are the problems after oral cancer surgery?

What are the problems after oral cancer surgery?

Yes: Most problematic is the lack of saliva. This amazing juice has countless functions including lubrication, digestive enzymes, antibacterial proteins and as yet unknown properties. Your ENT dr has some helpful ideas. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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an Allograft acL reconstruction what ares the risk of getting Hepatitis and HIV and what precautions do surgeons do after this surgery e.g medication?

 an Allograft acL reconstruction what ares the risk of getting Hepatitis and HIV and what precautions do surgeons do after this surgery e.g medication?

Before surgery: The tissue used to repair ACL is preserved before use. The donor is tested for HIV, hepatitis and other communicable agents and the tissue is not used if the tests are positive. Treatment for these infections in not given after using the tissue due to the vanishingly small risk. ...Read more

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What are common heart problems after lung removal surgery?

What are common heart problems after lung removal surgery?

Few: Do you mean pneumonectomy? Total removal of one lung? Well atrial fibrillation may occur in about 20%. Bouts of pulmonary hypertension may cause right ventricular dysfunction. Left pneumonectomy usually better tolerated than right.Depending on preoperative overall ventricular function and the quality of the remaining lung, symptoms minimal to catastrophic. ...Read more

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After having colon cancer they found me 4 tumor cancer in the liver. They are giving me chemoteraphy to reduce the sizes. And then perform surgery. What are my chances to survive?

After having colon cancer they found me 4 tumor cancer in the liver. They are giving me chemoteraphy to reduce the sizes. And then perform surgery. What are my chances to survive?

Worth the chance: It is worth pursuing the chance at long term survival in the situation of liver metastasis from colorectal cancer. One key to this is seeking care from an experienced surgeon that specializes in heptobiliary surgery. Treating all the tumors is important. If complete resection is not possible, consider adding in other local treatments such as thermal ablation or stereotactic radiation. ...Read more

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What are the possible complications of prostate surgery?

What are the possible complications of prostate surgery?

Incontinence and ED: Assuming robotic approach short term (all rare in experienced centers): 1. Bleeding requiring transfusion 2. Heart or breathing problems 3. Blood clot in leg and/or lung 4. Damage to internal organs long term: 1. Incontinence (leaking urine) 2. Erectile dysfunction 3. Bladder neck scarring (rare) not an exhaustive list. Find a formally trained, experienced surgeon to discuss your risks. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for ulcer pain in mouth during imrt on vocal cord cancer after surgery of the lymp?

What is the remedy for ulcer pain in mouth during imrt on vocal cord cancer after surgery of the lymp?

Various meds: Ulceration in oral cavity not uncommon due to IMRT effecting oral mucosa. A number of different approaches have been used for relief. Symptoms usually gone after several weeks.Suck ice chips and use a saliva substitute to moiste mouth. Solcoseryl, a dental paste found to help mouth sores. Biotene also helps to heal sores because it has similar enzymes to saliva. One should also try L-Glutamine ...Read more

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What are the danger signs to look for after parathyroid removal surgery?

What are the danger signs to look for after parathyroid removal surgery?

Tingling on fingers: Most parathyroid surgeries are performed to removed a parathyroid adenoma, a benign tumor affecting one of the four parathyroid glands. The serum calcium is usually elevated preoperatively and returns to normal quickly after surgery. Sometimes it falls below the normal level causing temporary tingling in the hands and around lips. Oral calcium usually controls these symptoms. ...Read more

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What advanced in dupetryens contracture hand surgery? If patient had surgery twice with recurrence of the cord what options are out there?

What advanced in dupetryens contracture hand surgery?
If patient had surgery twice with recurrence of the cord what options are out there?

Dupuytrens disease: If recurrent can be resected again, but care must be taken to make sure that the scar is not the culprit as well as recurrent disease. that the patient followed the appropriate post operative protocol and that nn compliance was not a reason for failure. The time frame for recurrence is vital to understand as well as if arthritis is present. see below in comments and ill finish ...Read more

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What would happen if i got and oral infection 3 days after and oral surgery. And what are the dangers of an infection at that location.

What would happen if i got and oral infection 3 days after and oral surgery. And what are the dangers of an infection at that location.

Dry socket?: Pain three days after oral surgery sounds like a dry socket rather than an infection. See your surgeon to enable him to examine you and determine if you need treatment for either. ...Read more

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What are the nutritional needs for general surgery patients and after gastrointestinal surgery?

What are the nutritional needs for general surgery patients and after gastrointestinal surgery?

Protein,vit&minerals: Surgery is a significant stress on the body and recovering from surgery requires the body to have adequate protein, vitamins, minerals and essential oils. It is best to have good body stores prior to surgery.After surgery particular nutrients may speed recovery.I advise a well-rounded high-quality multivit./mineral supplement with additional vit. C (2000 mg 2x/day) & zinc (30-50mg/day) see comment:. ...Read more

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What is the risk for infection right after a major surgery? How many antibiotics are patients usually put on after major surgery to reduce the risk of infection? Does the chance for infection increase with age?

What is the risk for infection right after a major surgery? How many antibiotics are patients usually put on after major surgery to reduce the risk of infection? Does the chance for infection increase with age?

The : The rate of infection will depend on many factors such as, obesity, diabetes, presence of established infection, the type of surgery as well as if appropriate antibiotics were given as indicated. Completely sterile surgery where there is no entry into the intestinal tract should have a wound infection rate of 1-2%. When the intestinal tract is opened, the patient is obese and open surgery is performed rather than laparoscopy the infection rate can be as high as 15-20%. In the case of established infection such as ruptured appendicitis the infection rate can be 30% or more. ...Read more

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What are options for prolactin producing adenomas with reocurring symptoms after surgery and radiation are preformed?

What are options for prolactin producing adenomas with reocurring symptoms after surgery and radiation are preformed?

Medical treatment: Typically, prolactin producing adenomas, or prolactinomas, can be effectively treated with a class of medications called Dopamine agonists, such as bromocriptine. Your endocrinologist should be able to prescribe these medications, if appropriate. ...Read more

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I have a temporary ileostomy from a total colectomy, how common are hematomas and infections or other problems in the reversal surgery site?

I have a temporary ileostomy from a total colectomy, how common are hematomas and infections or other problems in the reversal surgery site?

Ileostomy reversal: Although it varies slightly depending on exactly what kind of reversal will be done, surgical complications such as infection and hematoma are rather unusual these days. If you follow your surgeon's advice, they are unlikely to happen. If you have any problems after the surgery, be sure to contact the surgeon promptly. Good luck ...Read more

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Thyroid tumor what alternatives are tere when after surgery one has hypercalcemia and the ENT discharges you ?

Thyroid tumor what alternatives are tere when after surgery one has hypercalcemia
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Confused: Thyroid tumors usually do not cause hypercalcemia. Parathyroid tumors do. If you had surgery for hyperparathyroidism, and your calcium is still high, you likely still have the condition, and will need further surgery. You should see an endocrinologist to help figure things out. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having surgery for TMJ disorder?

What are the risks of having surgery for TMJ disorder?

Tmj surgery: There are many risks associated with TMJ surgery. All other treatments should be explored first. Have you considered functional orthodontics. This is currently the best treatment for TMJ problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Mouth (Oral) Cancer (Definition)

Any cancer located in the mouth. Symptoms are variable but include a mass in the mouth, difficulty eating, and tongue problems. ...Read more


Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Mouth Cancer (Definition)

Cancer or the mouth or oral cancer. See an oral surgeon or ...Read more