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What Is The Difference Between A Pelvic Exenteration And A Pelvic Exoneration
Pelvic exenteration: There is no such thing as a pelvic "exoneration" although some people mispronounce "exenteration" to make it sound similar. A pelvic exenteration is the removal of most or all pelvic structures (bladder, uterus, rectum) for cancer (usually recurrent) in the pelvic organs (most often cervical cancer). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great question: The papanicolaou test is a specific test that requires the visualization of the cervix. Cells from the cervix are sampled and screened for cancer potential. While a pelvic exam may include the pap test, the exam itself does not require a pap test. A pelvic includes looking at the genitals inside the vagina and out, as well as feeling the internal organs including uterus and ovaries. ...Read more
Scan vs. scope: An MRI of abdomen/pelvis is a scan utilized to visualize the content of the abdominal cavity including colon. It will depict the external features of the bowel and unless there is an extensive lesion distorting the bowel structure and content, the luminal (phenobarbital) structures are not visualized. This can only be appreciated with scoping of the lumen of the colon with a colonoscope ...Read more
Vein vs gut lining: Both hemorrhiods and polyps are abnomalities associated with the colon. The hemorrhoid is a vein that has swelled and cause pain & itching. The polyp is an abnormal growth of the lining of the colon. It is usually painless and diagnosed incidentally on colonoscopy. Polyps can degenerate into cancer and need to be removed. Hemorroids are a nuisance and removed for reasons of bleeding or discomfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A cyst is filled : With fluid or debris, a tumor is filled with living cells, and a malignant tumor is filled with malignant cells. All look like lumps to start with. Distinguishing is what we call a work up, and can wind up with removal to prove indeed what it is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The suffix: When a word ends in ectomy it refers to removal of:an organ such as colon in colectomy and kidney in nephrectomy, When the word ends in oscopy it refers to examination of an organ with a device or scope such as in endoscopy, laryngoscopy, proctoscopy. Colonoscopy refers as such to examination of the colon with a colonoscope. ...Read more
Different types: A polyp is a cluster of cells usually on a stalk representing transforming cells that may convert to Ca. A colon tumor is a area of bowel with malignant cells forming a discrete mass that can spread. Originally thought all Ca's of colon arose from polyps but now found that there is a transforming field effect in bowel where certain sites become polyps, not all converting and other sites, Cancer ...Read more
What is the difference between your pelvis & your hip x-rays? What is the difference between a hip X-ray compared to a pelvis x-rays?
Different focus: Pelvis looks at your pelvic bones and your hips are included but dedicated hip x-rays focus in with better detail on the hips themselves and you typical get more than one projection as well. ...Read more
Pocket v sac: A follicle is a tiny pouch at base of each hair that grows on the body. If one of these follicles get clogged, a collection of sebaceous material or broken down hair plugs can form, and when surrounded by a wall, it becomes a cyst. Often these grow under the skin (subcutaneous), and with hot compresses may resorb on their own. Sometimes they don't and may have to be drained or removed by the doc. ...Read more
More info needed: Papanicolaou test is usually called a pap test or pap smear. The test is named for the physician to developed the stain used to see the cells from the cervix. We use the pap smear to screen for cervical cancer because we can see abnormal cells that may become cancer in the future, thus allowing treatment to prevent cancer. "pelvic test" is not a common term, so I am not sure what you refer to.Best. ...Read more
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