' Thoracic Surgery '

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 22 Mar, 2012 At 10:00 PM | Kategori: Thoracic Surgery

Pneumonectomy Aftercare Chest tubes drain fluid from the incision and a respirator helps the patient breathe for at least 24 hours after the operation. The patient may be fed and medicated intravenously. If no complications arise, the patient is transferred from the surgical intensive care unit to a regular hospital room within one to two […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 22 Mar, 2012 At 10:09 PM | Kategori: Thoracic Surgery

Pneumonectomy is the medical term for the surgical removal of a lung. A pneumonectomy is most often used to treat lung cancer when less radical surgery cannot achieve satisfactory results. It may also be the most appropriate treatment for a tumor located near the center of the lung that affects the pulmonary artery or veins, […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 22 Mar, 2012 At 10:14 PM | Kategori: Thoracic Surgery

Pectus Excavatum Repair Diagnosis / Preparation : A pediatrician diagnoses pectus excavatum after observing a child when he or she inhales, exhales, and rests. The pediatrician also calculates the depth of the chest from front to back using x rays of the chest to determine whether the diameter is shorter than average, as is the […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 22 Mar, 2012 At 09:38 PM | Kategori: Thoracic Surgery

Pectus Excavatum Repair : Pectus excavatum repair, also called funnel chest repair or chest deformity repair, is a type of surgery performed to correct pectus excavatum, a deformity of the front of the chest wall with depression of the breastbone (sternum) and rib (costal) cartilages. It is sometimes associaated with Marfan or Poland syndromes. The […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 22 Mar, 2012 At 09:05 PM | Kategori: Thoracic Surgery

Lung transplantation Definition Lung transplantation involves removal of one or both diseased lungs from a patient and the replacement of the lungs with healthy organs from a donor. Lung transplantation may refer to single, double, or even heart-lung transplantation. Purpose The purpose of lung transplantation is to replace a lung that no longer functions with […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 22 Mar, 2012 At 09:34 PM | Kategori: Thoracic Surgery

lung cancer treatment lobectomy, pulmonary : A lobectomy is the removal of a lobe, or section, of the lung. Lobectomies are performed to prevent the spread of cancer to other parts of the lung or other parts of the body, as well as to treat patients with such noncancerous diseases as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 22 Mar, 2012 At 09:38 PM | Kategori: Thoracic Surgery

Aftercare Needle biopsy Following a needle biopsy, the patient is allowed to rest comfortably. He or she may be required to lie flat for two hours following the procedure to prevent the risk of bleeding. The nurse checks the patient’s status at twohour intervals. If there are no complications after four hours, the patient can […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 22 Mar, 2012 At 09:15 PM | Kategori: Thoracic Surgery

Lung biopsy Definition Lung biopsy is a procedure for obtaining a small sample of lung tissue for examination. The tissue is usually examined under a microscope, and may be sent to a microbiological laboratory for culture. Microscopic examination is performed by a pathologist. Purpose A lung biopsy is usually performed to determine the cause of […]

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