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Pericardium: Congenital absence or partial pericardium is found throughout the world. In most cases, it has no clinical significance, but can show up incidentally as shifted heart on ct scans and xrays. In some folks there could be clinical significance if they need to undergo surgery. There are also some theories that the pericardium aids in the contraction or elastic recoil of the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Removal of cartilage: When people tear cartilage in the knee joint, it's usually a meniscus teat. This semi-circular cartilage rings the periphery of the knee joint and helps cushion impact . The meniscus is avascular, except at the edges furthest away from the joint. The meniscus often tears in this low blood supply area and in not repairable. The torn part is excised arthroscopically, leaving the remainder intact. ...Read more
Kidney surgery : Partial nephrectomy refers to surgical removal of part of the kidney, usually because of a small tumor/abnormal growth of the kidney. A radical nephrectomy (total kidney removal) is done for larger tumors, or if the partial nephrectomy is not technically possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Membrane: The visceral pericardium is a very thin membrane attached to the surface of the heart. The parietal pericardium is a thicker, tougher membrane that also surrounds the heart. When we refer to "the pericardium", we are mostly referring to the parietal pericardium. A very small amount of fluid usually exists in between these two layers. When the amount of fluid is called a pericardial effusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Contracted?: Contracted gallbladders are small on imaging(ultrasound or ct). Can be normal if the gallbladder recently emptied. It can be seen usually in older patients who have diseased gallbladders that have just scarred down over time.. If the gallbladder does not empty with stimulation during a hida scan, the term biliary dyskinesia is used. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hepaticojejunostomy: Hepaticojejunostomy is a procedure to drain bile from the liver into the intestines when the normal drainage (common bile duct) has to be removed or is blocked. The "roux-en-y loop" is the segment of bowel that is actually surgically connected to the bile duct. Prognosis depends on the disease process requiring the procedure. ...Read more
Created bladder: Bladder that is created by a urology surgeon. It is typically created from the patient's own intestine. There is hope that neo bladders can be created from engineered bio-material. There are risks for the use intestine, but the benefit to the storage of urine outweighs the risk for some patients requiring neo bladders. Indication for neo bladder is absence of a working bladder. ...Read more
Days: A partial mastectomy is just another way of describing a lumpectomy. This is an out-patient operation with minimal postoperative pain. Most people may return to work in a few days. Cancer surgery usually includes a sentinel lymph node biopsy, as well. If so, the recovery times may double. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is prominence of the ascending thoracic aorta. There is a left retrocardiac opacity which could be partial atelectasis. Meaning? Is this bad?
Recommendation : This findings should be discussed with your doctor who knows your clinical symptoms. Otherwise it is not professional, and just guessing. My guess is that not looking bad. ...Read more
Depends; why removed: The pericardium is the lining sac that surrounds the heart. If the lining itself is diseased or the sac is filled with fluids with the net result being compromised cardiac function, then removing the pericardium or simply creating a "window", or a drainage outlet that allows fluid to be absorbed by the lung's pleural space, is needed. It then relieves the underlying problem, improving function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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