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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello, I need to ask how to confirm or exclude that the ovarian cyst ( post menopausal ) is not malignant?
Thank you
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi doctor, , I need to ask how to confirm that the ovarian cyst in post menopausal lady is not malignant
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   Are you from India
User :   No, Iam Egyptian
Doctor :   The best thing would be to do a FNAC - Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology.
Doctor :   I would say there are a serie sof tests but the best would be this .
Doctor :   I shall enlist other tests too .
Doctor :   1.Endovaginal ultrasound: This type of imaging test is a special form of ultrasound developed to examine the pelvic organs and is the best test for diagnosing an ovarian cyst. A cyst can be diagnosed based on its appearance on the ultrasound.
Doctor :   2.CT scanning aids in assessing the extent of the condition. MRI scanning may also be used to clarify results of an ultrasound.
Doctor :   3. This blood test checks for a substance called CA-125, which is associated with ovarian cancer (the CA stands for cancer antigen). This test is used in the assessment of epithelial ovarian cancer and may help determine if an ovarian mass is harmless or cancerous. However, sometimes benign conditions such as endometriosis or uterine fibroids may result in the elevated levels of CA-125 in the blood, so the test does not positively establish the diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
Doctor :   4.This test involves taking a fluid sample from the pelvis with a needle inserted through the vaginal wall behind the uterine cervix
User :   Very hard thank for you
Doctor :   I would say that the hormone studies would not diagnose in post-menopausal women.
Doctor :   So dont rely on them .
User :   Thank a lot for this kind advice
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me, And nice meeting a doctor from Egypt.
Doctor :   Hope everything is fine in Egypt now.
Take care, Bye for now.
User :   Thank for the GOD , Egypt is better now
User :   Thanks a lot
Doctor :   Bye.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   Yes is it me again , now I need to ask about my prefered medical speciality ( Intensive care medicine
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please go on.
User :   Thank you
User :   How to ventilate a patient with both traumatic brain injury plus ARDS , to achieve the cerebral CO2 balance ?
Doctor :   I shall give you a series of events that have to be done : Doctor :   I want to tell you before I tell you that the best way is to learn bed side and practically, and this would be just a substitute to theory.
Doctor :   2.As it is a indirect lung injury or trauma the treatment protocol varies from direct lung injury as in acid aspiration, pneumonia , near drowing , etc. like diffuse alveolar damage .
Doctor :   Nearly all patients require mechanical ventilation, which, in addition to improving oxygenation, reduces O2 demand by resting respiratory muscles. Targets include: Doctor :   1.Plateau transpulmonary pressures
Doctor :   2.Tidal volume 6 mL/kg predicted body weight to minimize further lung injury
Fio2 as low as is allowed to maintain adequate SaO2 to minimize possible O2 toxicity
Doctor :   3.Tidal volume 6 mL/kg predicted body weight to minimize further lung injury
Fio2 as low as is allowed to maintain adequate SaO2 to minimize possible O2 toxicity
Doctor :   Do you have anything else to ask ?
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