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General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on stomach contents, such as the liver, bowels, gallbladder, and appendix.

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It depends on where the abscess is found. In essence, an abscess is a collection of pus which usually is a thick liquid made up of necrotic tissue, white blood cells and often bacteria. If this collection is on the body surface, it can be drained with an incision and the contents ex...
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The management of liver cirrhosis (hardening) includes: managing the failing functions of the liver, lowering the pressure of the main visceral blood vessel (i.e. the portal vein) and watching out for complications of liver hardening, such as mental state changes, infect...
6 Dec 2019
Transplant is recommended when the risk of demise from the liver condition outweighs the immediate and long term risks of a liver transplant . If a transplant is performed prematurely, the patient will be subjected to unnecessary surgical risk as well as the risks of long te...
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A Comprehensive Guide to Colorectal Cancer in Singapore (2019)

A Comprehensive Guide to Colorectal Cancer in Singapore (2019)

In Singapore, about 1,900 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer every year. It is the most common form of cancer in men above the age of 50.

Seeing blood in your stools can be frightening. However, it does not always mean that you have colorectal cancer. There are many other tell-tale signs.  

In this guide, I will cover topics about colorectal cancer that you should know about. They include:

Read on to find out.

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What Should You Do If You Have Appendicitis?

What Should You Do If You Have Appendicitis?

Anyone can suffer from appendicitis. It often occurs in those between the ages of 10 and 30. Nonetheless, very young children and the elderly can suffer from it too.

Appendicitis is considered a medical emergency. Hence, it should be treated as soon as possible. In this article, I will be sharing more about appendicitis as well as how it can be treated.

Read on to find out more! 

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Ulnar nerve decompression surgery with a nerve conduit is presumably done for an ulnar nerve laceration with a nerve gap requiring the use of an interposition nerve graft or conduit . This is a severe form of nerve injury and recovery from such a condition is slow and may ta...
19 Oct 2019
The appendix can be found on the lower right side of your abdomen. When the inflammation first occurs, commonly, the pain starts from the upper abdomen or belly button area and it progresses. When the severity of inflammation increases, appendicitis pain increases ...
4 Oct 2019
If you have a suspicion, it is best to return to your surgeon to confirm if the wound is truly infected. There are 3 levels of infection: Superficial: the infection affects only the skin Deep: the infection affects the muscle and tissue Organ/space: the infection affects...
4 Oct 2019
A hernia refers to a condition when an internal organ protrudes through the wall of muscles or tissues that normally contains it. If left untreated, it could cause an infection and also loss of blood. For these cases, surgery might be necessary. Depending on your condition the su...
4 Oct 2019
I presume you are referring to a kidney cortical cyst. A cyst is like a bubble and cortical cyst means it arises from the cortex of the kidney, which is in a way the more superficial aspect of the kidney. Cysts can either be simple and complex. When we refer to a cyst as being com...
21 Aug 2019
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