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VATS Procedure
Aug 4, 2007
... but he said minimal and noted that it could still be an infectious process but suggested I go through with VATS because so far, the nodule is still indeterminate. ... (4 replies)
VATS Procedure
Aug 6, 2007
... will say it has to come out. My doctor told me most calcified nodules are benign. My nodule started at 5mm and grew over a three year span to 11mm. As for the Vats I wish my hospital and doctor had done that procedure on me. It is a much smaller incision, shorter stay in the hospital, and I hear can be less pain. ... (4 replies)
VATS Procedure
Aug 5, 2007
... You will find some people that had that procedure done to find that it was nothing. I'm not saying that is your case, but it could very well be. ... (4 replies)

... My husband had a VATS wedge section for biopsy over two years ago and still is numb in many spots. And that was just a VATS procedure! He is Stage IV, but we suspected that going into the procedure. Just needed to determine which type. ... (6 replies)
... thorosocopy, and also a brochoscopy of her bronchus where the tumor was before. Plus they did a procedure where they put talc in the pleuris to seal so no fluid can come in. She got home from the hospital yesterday and is still feeling tired. I told her to rest. ... (3 replies)
... In reply to TZCHAZ, this does not have to be a terrible surgery. They can remove the nodule, if situated peripherally, with a VATS procedure. This is done with scopes. ... (11 replies)
VATS Procedure
Aug 6, 2007
... Hi Eblguim, I must have missed you reply... my apologies for this delayed response. I actually just made appointments today for a second opinion. I also made a appointment with a doctor I saw when I was sick 1 month ago. While I was in the ER they ran bloodwork and found that I had lyme disease so I ended up seeing the chief of infectious control as a result, and... (4 replies)
VATS Procedure
Aug 6, 2007
... Hi MP509, Thank you for your reply. I'm glad to hear that you are on the road to recovery and doing so well! This is encouraging!! It sounds as though you did "watch" the nodule for a while before deciding to take it out? I struggle with this thought- thinking time may allow cancer to spread (if it is cancerous) but a peice of me is also hopeful it is part of an... (4 replies)
... I'm not sure what procedure they are doing on you, I had the "open thorocotmy" which they made approx. a 10" incision sort of following the line of my shoulder blade toward my underarm. ... (6 replies)
... I started this whole mess in December 2002.I got sick with pneumonia,ended up in Hospital with partial collapsed lung,both lungs showed pleural effusion,and fluid in lungs,but left 1 also showed a spot on the lung,I had broncioscope and other tests ran.I continued to get pneumonia repeatedly,and stayed sick,weak,and short of breath,I am still all of them. That was what... (0 replies)
... t there. There are several stories of people who wait a long time to get a diagnosis. I am very curious what procedure your mom is having. ... (11 replies)
Prayers Please
Dec 17, 2005
... leurodesis was not easy and to quote my mom she would rather give birth to 4 kids again then go through another pleurodesis! They can also do it via surgery in a procedure called a VATS which my mom's neighbor just had and while she had surgical pain it was not like the horrible burning pain my mom had after her procedure. ... (16 replies)
... vac and it drains it, or as Jan said they use a large needle and aspirated it in a procedure called a thorocentesis. ... (2 replies)
... Sorry to hear about your mom but glad she is responding so well to the chemo. I can answer some of you questions. A nephrectomy is the name of the surgery to remove a kidney. Has you mom had a kidney removed in the past? Atelectasis is a condition where areas of the lung are collapsed and... (2 replies)
Fluid on Lung
Sep 16, 2003
... and a procedure where they use talc to seal the lung. Her surgery is being done by a thorassic surgeon. ... (5 replies)




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