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What is a pseudomenigeocele and how is it treated?

What is a pseudomenigeocele and how is it treated?

Spinal fluid : In contrast to a meningocele, which is a spinal fluid collection covered by dura that extends beyond the normal areas, a pseudomeningocele is spinal fluid not covered by dura. It is typically a result of surgery on the spine, where the covering (dura) was opened, intentionally or unintentionally. Unless it produces headaches, or is draining thru the skin, the pseudomenigocele is left alone. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


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What is a keloid and how is it treated?

What is a keloid and how is it treated?

Keloids: Steroid injections, surgery or radiation, depending on the size of the keloid. ...Read more

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What is diverticulitis and how is it treated?

What is diverticulitis and how is it treated?

Infection : It is infection of diverticulum ( out pocketing of colon lining usually caused by constipation). It is treated with antibiotics ( oral or IV depending upon severity) or surgery if perforation. U have to b seen and examined by a physician to make the diagnosis and then treatment plan. Once healed, high fiber diet us the key to try to prevent further complications. ...Read more

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What is a ruptured tendon and how is it treated?

What is a ruptured tendon and how is it treated?

A ruptured tendon: Can come from either an injury or can occur spontaneously (some medications like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can do this). It's when a tendon separates from the bone it's supposed to be attached to. Muscles become tendons so when a muscle contracts, it pulls on a tendon and the tendon, which is attached to a bone, causes motion. If the tendon is ruptured, no movement can take place. ...Read more

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What is a neuroma and what or how is it treated.?

What is a neuroma and what or how is it treated.?

Neuroma: A "neuroma" usually means a small, benign fibrous tumor on a nerve. It causes symptoms, pain and tingling, by putting pressure on the nerve. Common sites for neuromas are in the feet between the toes (morton's neuroma) and at the site of previous trauma near a nerve. There are certain rare genetic conditions which predispose to numerous fibromas all over the body (neurofibromatosis). ...Read more

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What is a rectocele and how can it be fixed?

What is a rectocele and how can it be fixed?

Poor support: Rectocele:; lack of pelvic support allows rectum ("straight") to sag and bulge to the front, into the vaginal vault. Rectum is no longer straight and can not effectively transmit force, or transport stool out. Ber down and things bulge-kind of like pushing a rubber band. Sometimes physical therapy may help; often surgery needed. (good results generally). ...Read more

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What is plica and how is it treated?

What is plica and how is it treated?

Tissue.: It is a band of tissue that runs along the antero-medial aspect of your knee. When inflammed, it can mimic a medial meniscal tear. ...Read more

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What is plasmacytoma and how is it treated?

What is plasmacytoma and how is it treated?

Bone tumor: A plasmacytoma is a tumor made up of plasma cells, cells that make antibodies, part of the immune system. If there is a localized plasmacytoma (in one place only), it is usually treated by radiation. However, most plasmacytomas are part of a more advanced cancer called multiple myeloma. You need an evaluation to tell the difference. Treatment is more extensive for myeloma. ...Read more

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What is stenosis and how is it treated?

Non specific term: Stenosis just means a tightening & is generally used to describe a tubular structure. For any specific discussion of treatment we would first need a better description of what you mean, what the stenosis refers to. Please start over & submit a question with more background information.Questions are not linked. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a pericardial cyst and how is it treated?

Anyone know what is a pericardial cyst and how is it treated?

Pericardial cyst: This is a fluid sac adjacent to the pericardium, thought to be congenital. Usually causes no problem but when it is symptomatic or causing problems, drainage or surgical ablation is possible. ...Read more

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What is a tooth cavity and how is it treated?

What is a tooth cavity and how is it treated?

Filling: Tooth decay is a hole in a tooth caused by the interaction between bacteria and sugar. The lesion must be cleaned and shaped, and the hole must be repaired with a filling of some sort. They don't get better on their own, only worse, so please see dentist soon. ...Read more

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What is macrognathia and how is it treated?

What is macrognathia and how is it treated?

See below: Macrognathia refers to the condition of abnormally large jaws. It is also called as 'megagnathia'. Treatment is surgical. Osteotomies may be done in case of maxillary macrognathia. Mandibular macrognathia is generally managed by resection of a portion of the mandible followed by orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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What is gastroentinitus and how is it treated?

Viral infection: It implies nausea/vomiting with diarrhea (and usually also fevers / muscle aches). It is a "gi bug" and is usually short-lived. (1-5 days). ...Read more

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What is restenosis and how is it treated?

What is restenosis and how is it treated?

Narrowing again: Usually an artery that has been dilated or stented, or operated, redevelops plaque or scar and is narrowed= stenosed again . Repeat dilation or surgery has a reasonable chance of correcting the issue. ...Read more

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What is a dropped vagina and how is it fixed?

What is a dropped vagina and how is it fixed?

Common: Given your age I assume you are referring to weakening in the vaginal walls that can cause a bulging at the opening of the vagina. It is mostly associated with urinary incontinence, trouble passing stool, or pressure. In many cases you don't have any symptoms at all. There are options for treatment including doing nothing, a pessary, or surgery. ...Read more

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What is sesamoiditis and how is it treated?

What is sesamoiditis and how is it treated?

Inflammed bone: Sesamoiditis is an inflammatory process of the small bone(s) under the first metatarsal head. Because these bones are small and subject to a lot of force with each step, these can be stubborn and painful afflictions to live with. Antiinflammatories, injections, offloading (with padding, orthoses) crutches and nonweightbearing, and even surgery can be necessary to resolve this. ...Read more

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What is giardiasis and how is it treated?

What is giardiasis and how is it treated?

GI parasite: It's a protozoan parasite that affects the upper GI tract. You get it from ingesting infected stool (through contaminated food, water, or sex). It causes diarrhea, nausea, and bloating. It's treated with Metronidazole or tinidazole. ...Read more

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What is a simple goiter? How is it treated?

What is a simple goiter? How is it treated?

Nothing to worry: A simple goiter is a mild enlargement of your thyroid. In this case simple means there are no concerning features on physical exam to warrant any further investigation. ...Read more

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What is chyluria and how is it treated?

What is chyluria and how is it treated?

Chyluria: Chyluria is the presence of lymph in the urine as a result of dmage to the lymphatic system. It presents itself as a whitish, fatty fluid in the urine. Surgery may be needed to restore function of lymphatic channels. ...Read more

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What is sclerodactyly and how is it treated?

What is sclerodactyly and how is it treated?

Part of scleroderma: Sclerodactyly is the term for changes seen in the fingers of patients with scleroderma. Scleroderma is a connective tissue disorder that cannot be cured but can respond to medications. A rheumatologist can office the affected person guidance for this problem. ...Read more