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What is a partial pericardium?

What is a partial pericardium?

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 more

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Pericardium (Definition)

The thin tissue layer forming a sack around the heart ...Read more


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What is a partial meniscectomy?

What is a partial meniscectomy?

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

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What exactly is a partial nephrectomy?

What exactly is a partial nephrectomy?

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 more

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What is a thickened pericardium?

What is a thickened pericardium?

Pericardium: The pericardium is a very thin membrane that surrounds the heart. When the pericardium becomes inflamed from various causes, it can become thickened and can even calcify and severely impair heart function. ...Read more

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What is a visceral pericardium?

What is a visceral pericardium?

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 more

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What is a partial overdenture?

What is a partial overdenture?

Check out this site: The following website spells out many and more questions discussing overdentures. They are not for everyone, though, and you need a consultation with options. http://www.teethinplace.com/inplace-what-are-overdentures ...Read more

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What is a partial overdenture?

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What is a partial overdenture?

Partial overdenture: is a removable partial denture denture that covers and rests on one or more remaining natural teeth or dental implants. ...Read more

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What is a constricted gallbladder?

What is a constricted gallbladder?

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 more

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What is a hepaticojejunostomy/roux en y loop with a bowel resection? What is the prognosis?

What is a hepaticojejunostomy/roux en y loop with a bowel resection? What is the prognosis?

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

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What is a neobladder?

What is a neobladder?

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

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What is the partial dislocation of a joint called medically?

What is the partial dislocation of a joint called medically?

Subluxation: Subluxation is a condition that occurs when a joint begins to dislocate. Instead of the joint surfaces completely losing contact, a subluxation can be considered a "partial dislocation.". ...Read more

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What is the recovery from a partial mascetomy?

What is the recovery from a partial mascetomy?

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 more

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What is involved in a pericardium removal? What is the procedure?

What is involved in a pericardium removal? What is the procedure?

Pericardiectomy: read this: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/services/pericardiectomy

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What is a colostomy and is this a common procedure?

What is a colostomy and is this a common procedure?

A bag: This is a surgically placed bag on the abdomen used for some patients who have had colon surgery. These are common procedures. ...Read more

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What is a ligament?

What is a ligament?

Ligament : A ligament is a band of fibrous tissue that connects bone to bone. It is different from tendon, which connect muscle to bone. Ligaments cannot contract but are usually present to stabilize joints. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is a collapsed gallbladder mean?

What is a collapsed gallbladder mean?

Can be: A common normal finding that could indicate eating too soon before the ultrasound, if there are no gallstones present. With gallstones this could indicate empty non-functional gallbladder from chronic cholecystitis. ...Read more

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There is prominence of the ascending thoracic aorta. There is a left retrocardiac opacity which could be partial atelectasis. Meaning? Is this bad?

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

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What is involved in a pericardium removal? What happens after?

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What is involved in a pericardium removal? What happens after?

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 more

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What is a good means of determining if a cutting scar is infected?

What is a good means of determining if a cutting scar is infected?

Infection: Redness? Swelling? Heat? Pus or other drainage? Increased tenderness? Red streaking? If it appears infected then please obtain prompt medical attention. Take care. ...Read more