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what is mild b/l fronto parietal subdural effusion in six month old infant indicates and its treatments?

he is slow developing, seems problems with vision,

That sounds like a very official diagnosis from a doctor. You should ask the doctor you got that from, they would be the best one to supply you with answers.  (+ info)

Does anyone know about cirrohssis particularly accumulating ascites/pleural effusion after 5 yrs of TIPS work?

My father had the TIPS procedure done 5 years ago because he had ascites accumulation and it went away after TIPS but now ascites is back plus pleural effusion. My dad has cirrohssis of the liver and according to the doctor his TIPS is working well so why does he have ascites and pleural effusion then?

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Which is the best hospital in the world to treat pleural effusion?

Hi, my girl is suffering from pleural effusion and this happened at a time when we were planning to tie the knot. I am extremely worried, is completely curable? Which is the best hospital in the world to treat this disease? Please reply.

depends on the CAUSE of the effusion  (+ info)

why are subdural hematomas found in the frontal section of the brain?

Even if the occipital region of the brain was damaged, why are subdural hematomas found in the frontal region?

Sorry! Homework assignments not done at this location.  (+ info)

Can pericardial effusion lead to myocardial infarction or any other serious consequence?

I am seeking to find out if pericardial effusion resulting from a viral infection can lead to myocardial infarction and/or any other serious consequence?

if left untreated it can lead to cardiac tamponade, which is compression of the heart due to a large increase of fluid in the pericardium. this condition is life-threatening as it prevents the heart from pumping effectively.  (+ info)

Long term precautions after craniotomy due to subdural haematoma?

I had craniotomy for subdural hameatoma some months back.Presently I have normal health. What are the long-term precautions that I should take ?

Gosh, you're seeing a doctor, right? Have you asked him? I sure wouldn't trust me or anyone else on Yahoo Answers to answer something that important.  (+ info)

When a person has a pleural effusion, what is that? And what is happening to the person on a cellular level?

I know that pleural effusion refers to an abnormal collection of fluids in the pleural cavity, but how does that affect respiration? What exactly is going on?

Background: Pleural effusion is defined as an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pleural space. Excess fluid results from the disruption of the equilibrium that exists across pleural membranes.
In terms of anatomy, the pleural space is bordered by parietal and visceral pleura. Parietal pleurae cover the inner surface of the thoracic cavity, including the mediastinum, diaphragm, and ribs. Visceral pleurae envelop all surfaces of the lungs, including the interlobar fissures. This lining is absent at the hilus, where pulmonary vessels, bronchi, and nerves enter the lung tissue. The mediastinum completely separates the right and left pleural spaces.

Both parietal and visceral membranes are smooth, glistening, and semitransparent. Despite these similarities, the two membranes have unique differences in anatomic architecture, innervation, pain fibers, blood supply, lymphatic drainage, and function. For example, the visceral pleurae contain no pain fibers and have a dual blood supply (bronchial and pulmonary).

Pathophysiology: Pleural effusion is an indicator of a pathologic process that may be of primary pulmonary origin or of an origin related to another organ system or to systemic disease. It may occur in the setting of acute or chronic disease and is not a diagnosis in itself.

Normal pleural fluid has the following characteristics: clear ultrafiltrate of plasma, pH 7.60-7.64, protein content less than 2% (1-2 g/dL), fewer than 1000 WBCs per cubic millimeter, glucose content similar to that of plasma, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level less than 50% of plasma and sodium, and potassium and calcium concentration similar to that of the interstitial fluid.

The principal function of pleural fluid is to provide a frictionless surface between the two pleurae in response to changes in lung volume with respiration. The following mechanisms play a role in the formation of pleural effusion:

Altered permeability of the pleural membranes (eg, inflammatory process, neoplastic disease, pulmonary embolus)

Reduction in intravascular oncotic pressure (eg, hypoalbuminemia, hepatic cirrhosis)

Increased capillary permeability or vascular disruption (eg, trauma, neoplastic disease, inflammatory process, infection, pulmonary infarction, drug hypersensitivity, uremia, pancreatitis)

Increased capillary hydrostatic pressure in the systemic and/or pulmonary circulation (eg, congestive heart failure, superior vena caval syndrome)

Reduction of pressure in pleural space; lung unable to expand (eg, extensive atelectasis, mesothelioma)

Inability of the lung to expand (eg, extensive atelectasis, mesothelioma)

Decreased lymphatic drainage or complete blockage, including thoracic duct obstruction or rupture (eg, malignancy, trauma)

Increased fluid in peritoneal cavity, with migration across the diaphragm via the lymphatics (eg, hepatic cirrhosis, peritoneal dialysis)

Movement of fluid from pulmonary edema across the visceral pleura

Persistent increase in pleural fluid oncotic pressure from an existing pleural effusion, causing accumulation of further fluid

Iatrogenic causes (eg, central line misplacement)  (+ info)

How bad is Pericardial Effusion (fluid around the heart)?

A friend of mine has Pericardial Effusion (fluid around the heart). I was just wondering how bad it is. Is it fatal or is it something that can be cured? And if it can be cured, how easily?

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Is it dangerous to give water to pet/doggy when she/he had a pleural effusion or a heart condition?

Is it dangerous to give water to pet when she/he had a pleural effusion or a heart condition or something that has to do with rapid heart beat and rapid breathing with accompanied fluid build up that can be seen like a fat hanging in the ribs or chest part of the doggy?

Ask the vet who diagnosed this condition. You should be following up with the vet for this anyway; it does affect the pumping of the heart and circulation.
If it's a temporary condition (as in, after accident with broken ribs) - hang in there.
If chronic illness, the important thing is to make your dog comfortable esp if pet is seriously ill. I have been thru this decision a few times and still it's hard to decide whether the dog is still happy and comfortable enough to continue...  (+ info)

Can Subdural Hematoma lead to brain disabilites?

Can Subdural Hematoma possibly make someone mentally ill?
Like kill some of their brain cells or something so that the person is disabled in the sense of he is mentally ill?

And if so, do you HAVE to be hit in the head, or can even being hit in the arm or something like that cause Subdural Hematoma?

A subdural haematoma is a bleed in the brain from veins. It can be acute and sudden onset or chronic, taking days or weeks for symptoms to present. It may occur from head trauma or spontaneously in some people, being more common in the elderly and in alcoholics. It would not result in a person being mentally ill as this is a term reserved for psychiatric conditions generally, but they could have a degree of brain damage due to raised intracranial pressure if there was enough blood loss. Raised ICP can also often be fatal if not treated rapidly.  (+ info)

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