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What is a radical vulvectomy exactly?

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 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 invovled in a radical vaginectomy?

What is invovled in  a radical vaginectomy?

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

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What is a salpinectomy.

Salpingenctomy: Saplingectomy is the surgical removal of the fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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What exactly is a laparotomy?

What exactly is a laparotomy?

Open surgery: Laparotomy is surgery that involves opening the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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What exactly is a mastectomy bra?

What exactly is a mastectomy bra?

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 more

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What exactly is a laparoscopy?

What exactly is a laparoscopy?

Surgery: Surgical procedure that uses small incisions to insert a lighted camera and small surgical instruments to perform surgical procedures in the abdominal or pelvic region. ...Read more

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What is a helal ostectomy.?

What is a  helal ostectomy.?

Metatarsal osteotomy: It is an oblique osteotomy in the distal half of the metatarsal shaft used in the treatment of metatarsalgia. It was described in the journal of bone and joint surgery (british) in may of 1975. There are various reviews of the effectiveness of the procedure. ...Read more

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What exactly is a bilateral subcostal incision for hepatectomy?

What exactly is a bilateral subcostal incision for hepatectomy?

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 more

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What exactly is a thoracab procedure?

What exactly is a thoracab procedure?

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 more

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What exactly is a mastectomy fitter?

What exactly is a mastectomy fitter?

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 more

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Anyone know what is a total hysterectomy?

Anyone know what is a total hysterectomy?

Removing uterus: Total hysterectomy refers to taking the uterus with the cervix. If you leave the cervix behind it is a sub-total hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What is a parotidectomy?

What is a parotidectomy?

Parotid removal: Parotidectomy is the term given for surgical removal of the parotid gland. The gland is a major salivary gland located near the ear, along the jaw. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery is trochleoplasty? How is it performed? Please explain the procedure?

What kind of surgery is  trochleoplasty? How is it performed? Please explain the procedure?

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

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What is a hystorectomy?

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

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What exactly is meant by a "cure" for cancer?

What exactly is meant by a "cure" for cancer?

CURE: In oncology, "cure" is defined as five years progress, disease free, with no recurrence. Despite this description, cancer can certainly recur years later. Some cancers, such as melanoma, are famous for late recurrences. Good luck. ...Read more

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What muscle is removed during a radical mastectomy?

What muscle is removed during a radical mastectomy?

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 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 a lipoadenoma? What is the cure?

What is a lipoadenoma? What is the cure?

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

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What is a surgery called perineoplasty?

What is a surgery called perineoplasty?

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