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What is the removal of pharyngeal lymph tissue called?
Surgery to remove the lymph nodes in the neck is called a neck dissection.
What is an abnormal collection of blood above the membrane covering the brain?
A subdural hematoma is a buildup of blood on the surface of the brain. The blood builds up in a space between the protective layers that surround your brain. Your brain sits within a bony skull. Inside your skull and over the brain there are 3 layers called the meninges.
What is Otomy?
“Otomy” means cutting into a part of the body; a gastrotomy would be cutting into, but not necessarily removing, the stomach.
Which term means inflammation of a gland?
Adenitis: Inflammation of a lymph gland. From the aden-, gland + -itis, inflammation.
What is the medical term for inflammation of many nerves?
External Websites. Neuritis, inflammation of one or more nerves. Neuritis can be caused by injury, infection, or autoimmune disease.
What are the names of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord?
Three layers of membranes known as meninges protect the brain and spinal cord. The delicate inner layer is the pia mater. The middle layer is the arachnoid, a web-like structure filled with fluid that cushions the brain. The tough outer layer is called the dura mater.
What is AT & A procedure?
The procedure to remove tonsils is known as a tonsillectomy, and removal of the adenoids is called an adenoidectomy. Because they are often removed at the same time, the procedure is referred to as a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, or T&A. The surgery is most commonly performed in children.
What is the difference between Otomy and ostomy?
The suffix -ostomy means to surgically create an artificial opening or stoma. A colostomy is a surgical creation of an opening between the colon and the body surface. The root word colo means colon. The suffix -otomy means “surgical cutting into,” or a surgical incision.
Is the general term for an inflammation of a gland?
Adenitis is a general term for an inflammation of a gland.
Which type of disease produces symptoms?
Factitious disorder is a serious mental health disorder in which a person appears sick or produces physical or mental illness. People with factitious disorder deliberately produce symptoms of an illness for the purpose of receiving care and attention in a medical setting.
How do you know you have nerve damage?
The signs of nerve damage
- Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet.
- Feeling like you’re wearing a tight glove or sock.
- Muscle weakness, especially in your arms or legs.
- Regularly dropping objects that you’re holding.
- Sharp pains in your hands, arms, legs, or feet.
- A buzzing sensation that feels like a mild electrical shock.
What doctor treats nerve pain?
Neurologists are specialists who treat diseases of the brain and spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. Neurological conditions include epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease.