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Many patients, between ages 30 and 50 years old, suffer from long-term soreness and pain in the neck, numbness in the arms and fingers or stiff neck. Such condition has had impacts on the individuals, family, and workplaces. In general, diseases related to the neck may cause similar soreness and pain locally, even leading to radiated pain to the upper limbs and head.
Cervical spine is located in the area of neck and composed of seven cervical bones; it is an important pathway for conducting brain command; so if it is injured, it could incur fatality.
Esophageal reconstruction surgery is suitable for esophageal cancer lesions in the middle or lower 1/3 of the esophagus without distant metastasis. The surgery usually involves cervical, thoracic and abdominal incisions and reconstruction of the esophagus with the stomach or large intestine.
Tracheostomy is an artificial respiratory tract connected to the trachea through the epidermis of the neck for the purpose of keeping the airway unimpeded. Tracheostomy can be temporary or permanent depending on your condition.
The patient has undergone an endoscopic biopsy of the upper gastrointestinal tract to confirm the diagnosis of esophageal malignancy. To seek the best chance to cure the disease and improve the quality of life of the patients, radical subtotal esophagectomy combined with mediastinal lymph node dissection is recommended, followed by esophageal reconstruction.
The purpose of the whole body scan of nuclear medicine iodine-131 is to detect whether there is post-treatment recurrence or spread of a well-differentiated thyroid cancer to other parts of your body.
Based on a clinical evaluation, your doctor may recommend nuclear medicine iodine-131 cancer eradication treatment to further treat your thyroid cancer.
Difficulties occur in the process of food entering the stomach from the mouth, leading to the inability to chew or swallow normally, which easily causes food or liquid to be inhaled into the trachea and further into the lungs by mistake.
If there is a possibility of being pregnant, do not undergo this procedure. Please inform your care provider in advance.