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What Is A Radical Vulvectomy Exactly
Removal of vulva: A radical vulvectomy is a surgical option for the treatment of advanced vulvar cancer (cancer of the vulva). During this surgery, the labia and much of the surrounding skin and lymph nodes are all removed from the body. If you or someone you know has vulvar cancer, you should be seeing a gynecologic oncologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Margins: Radical usually means surgically removing all tissue that is bearing cancer cells. Vaginal cancer, like most cancer therapies today is approached with surgery, removal of cancer bearing tissue, chemotherapy and radiation to address cancer cells hiding out in your body. Okay to ask your doctor about each step in the process. Take family with you and don't give up. Be well. ...Read more
Individualized item: A mastectomy bra is usually fitted by a lady who is a trained specialist and is able to measure each patient and determine their size and options. It can hold a breast prosthesis for cosmetic purposes and can help in recovery after mastectomy surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Big incision: A bilateral subcostal incision is one placed horizontally about one inch below the ribs. It usually start far on the right side, comes up diagonally to the middle, and then over to the left, angling down again but not typically as far over as on the right. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minimally invasive: This is another name for minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery, where the heart is access through the intercostal (between the ribs) space and the operation is down through there. For more information please see: http://www.Uchospitals.Edu/specialties/heart/services/coronary-artery-disease/bypass/thoracab.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A helper: I believe that what you are describing is a person who herself may have had mastectomy surgery or someone who is familiar with a breast prostheses that a person can wear after mastectomy. The fitter would help someone pick the beast fitting bra and prosthesis after a mastectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The trochlea: is located at the end of the femur (long bone of the thigh) and is the groove where the patella (knee cap) moves when the knee is flexed. There may be alterations in this groove which contribute to recurrent patellar dislocation. A trochleoplasty reshapes/corrects this groove. It is difficult, done rarely, can fail, and should only be done by orthopedists with special expertise. ...Read more
Hysterectomy: This is removal of the female organ called the uterus. Hysterectomies may be complete or partial. This depends on if the cervix (the lower part) of the uterus is taken or left behind. Hysterectomy does not include removal of the ovaries or tubes. That is often done along with a hysterectomy but needs to be clarified. If the ovaries aren't taken, a hysterectomy doesn't usually cause menopause. ...Read more
Pectoralis muscles: Actually, this question should read "was", not "is", since we never perform radical mastectomies any more (nor have we for 30+ yrs); removing the muscles never helps treat the cancer. The most common mastectomy for breast cancer treatment is called a modified radical mastectomy. This means that the breast and armpit lymph nodes are removed without any muscle removal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Benign fatty lesion: Most fatty lesions appearing in skin or in mesentery of bowel are benign lipomas. As they enlarge they can convert to a malignant liposarcoma. lipoadenoma. A benign circumscribed proliferation of glands and fat, the most common of which is the functionally hyperactive parathyroid lipoadenoma.. These are best treated by resecton ...Read more
Restoration: The perineum is the area between the opening of the vagina and the opening of the rectum (the anus). Having babies vaginally can cause a thinning and weakening of that area. A perineoplasty is the procedure to repair and restore the perineum. That surgery is frequently associated with repair of the front and/or back walls of the vagina (anterior and posterior vaginal repairs) ...Read more
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