I’m not sure if you’ve ever taken a post-op CT scan to determine where the blockages in your chest are located, but I’ve learned the hard way that you can miss a blockage before you realize it. When I had my first CT scan, the blockage that was responsible for my pain was on the left side of my chest, but the way I presented it to the radiologist made it seem like I was on the right side.
That being said, there are a few things that a CT scan can’t really do (for example, taking a picture of your heart). It can’t find a blockage like a X-ray can and it can’t tell whether you have a blockage or not. But it can tell you that a blockage has occurred and if it’s caused by surgery, it can tell you if you have a more serious blockage.
Sure, but if you were on my right side you would have had to have surgery because of an obstruction. But you would be on the left side because you were facing the obstruction.
I’m not sure what you mean by “it can tell you if you have a more serious blockage”. It would have told you if you had a more serious blockage because it would have told you if you had a blockage and then you would have had to have surgery. Instead of a blockage, you would have had a blockage.
thoracentesis post op care is what happens when a patient’s blocked vessels are connected to the abdominal cavity via a catheter. This is done to ensure that the surgery goes as smoothly as possible. Once the surgery is complete, the patient would be given fluids and other medications for several days (or weeks, for those with a longer wait after surgery).
Thoracentesis post op care is also how you get your blood sucked out of your body and mixed with other fluids. The patient will then return to the hospital for a while, where they will have to be re-hydrated for a few days or weeks. If they are lucky enough to survive the surgery, they will then go home. But if not, they will be placed on a ventilator for a while.
In the case of patients who have had Thoracic Dissection surgery (which includes a small amount of dissection of the lung), they will typically receive a few days of extra fluids. If you have a large lung (around 100ml), you may be given a few days of fluids, although in most cases you won’t have to. If you have a larger body weight, you may be given a few days of fluids after the surgery.
We’re looking at a patient who has a large lung and a large body weight, I guess you could call it a ‘small-lung’ surgery, but there’s still a massive amount of tissue removed. It’s something patients often struggle to imagine when they’re in pain, even after they’ve had a surgery like this, because they just see the big, white lump, and they think it’s their ribs.
Most of the time, a small-lung surgery is painless, but this guy needs fluids and antibiotics, so he’ll probably be in the hospital for 3-4 days. If you have a large body weight, you may have to have an additional surgery to enlarge your spleen and you’ll have more time to recover.
This is a very common surgery, and it’s really a good example of the pain that can be associated with the operation. It’s so common that most doctors will do it if they think it’s a good chance to save someone’s life. The fact that its something that patients see as an inevitable part of a surgery is actually quite sad.