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Spinal injury on D12 and sleep apnea syndrome - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   hello
User :   my father had an accident on last wednesday
User :   and his left leg was fractured and we had to implant there
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User :   on sunday we had a ct scan where we find out that in the spinal cord D12 is injured, and doctor is asking for operation , is this necessary
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are you with me?
User :   his age is66
Doctor :   I can help you with good answer if you give me more details
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CT scan report
User :   wht details doc
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and the impression
User :   how can i send u that
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You can type
User :   are u there sir
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the impression here
User :   i dint get u wht impression if u can just elaborate
User :   i do have the plates of CT scan
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Do you have the report of the scan?
User :   not yet its in the hospital
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What is the impression?
User :   in the ct scan the D12 was showing pretty hazy
User :   doctors have said its been badly damaged
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What is the clinical condition now
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Is he able to move his legs?
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What is the medications that he is on?
User :   yes the implanted one , and the right leg also
User :   he is also havin sleep apnea syndrome and peptic ulcer
User :   i just want to know is the nerve will be hampered if the operation is not done immediately
Doctor :  
Look this is a very crucial decision to operate on him. Most of the times the Doctors try to manage initially medically and when the swelling in the spinal cord resolves the decision of surgery is taken.
Doctor :   In fact it is a specialist decision
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You have to take a second opinion from a spinal surgeon
User :   wht do you suggest if we bring home and we go for the operation latter on that is feasible
Doctor :   If you wish you can take a E opinion from our spinal surgeon
User :   how to go for that
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WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   Please send the reports of the CT scan and current clinical condition given by the Doctor
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along with your query
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We can ask our spinal surgeon to give his opinion
User :   thanks a lot and it was nice talking to you
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I do not want to give you a sub optimal advice
User :   ok
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as I am a General practitioner
User :   ok
User :   thank you once again
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting me. We ensure to get a better advice from the spinal surgeon
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Bye for now
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