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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
Pelvic exenteration: If you are told you need a pelvic exenteration for ovarian cancer, a gynecologic oncologic would do the surgery. This most likely means that you have disease involving your rectum and that a posterior exenteration (removal of uterus, part of vagina and rectum) is needed to render you disease free at the time of surgery, good luck! ...Read more
What is the difference between a pelvic MRI with or without contrast? I am having one done without and with contrast, how do you get rid of the dye?
With & without dye: In these studies, "contrast" = dye so that blood vessels and other structures may be more clearly seen. With contrast & without contrast each have their applications -- putting both together will give your doctors the kind of information they need to help you. Your body will naturally excrete the contrast material ("dye") fairly quickly, on its own. ...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
What is bio feedback when used for pelvic floor pt? What is the difference between internal and external electrodes? Which is better?
It depends: Among other applications, biofeedback can help with pelvic floor issues in chronic constipation: http://tinyurl.com/mwh4p4w best placement of sensors depends on the specific problems being addressed. In some cases, they are placed internally. http://www.bcia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3526 consult with your doctor and the trained physical therapist to find out for your own case. ...Read more
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