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Asked in Surgery and Hospitalization, Miscarriages
What does Endolymphatic sac decompression or shunt involve?
In this procedure, the surgeon inserts a small tube or valve to drain excess endolymph fluid into a space near the mastoid bone and/or removes some of the bone surrounding the endolymphatic sac in order to reduce pressure on it ...
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Down Syndrome
What is meniere's syndrome?
Menier's disease is a life-disturbing disorder/disease of the inner ear that is characterized by a triad of symptoms, including severe vertigo, hearing loss, and tinnitus (ringing in the ear). The exact cause of the disease is unknown, however it has to do with an imbalance of the endolymphatic fluid located in the cochlea (the sensory organ of hearing). ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases
Why do kidney diseases often cause excessive fluid to accumulate?
Since the kidneys are intimately involved with the body's fluid balance, diseases of the kidney often cause excessive fluid to accumulate. ...
Why would excessive transmission fluid be coming out of the overflow tube?
It is important to keep fluids from leaking from a car. Excessive transmission fluid would be coming out of the overflow because there is too much fluid in the transmission, or because the seal has become worn. ...
How can amniocentesis be used to detect a disorder such as Down Syndrome?
A small amount of fluid that surrounds a developing baby is removed. The fluid is analyzed to determine whether the baby will have a genetic disorder or not. :) ...
What other conditions may accompany Arnold-Chiari malformation?
There may be excessive fluid in the brain (hydrocephalus ), opening in the spine (spina bifida), or excessive fluid in the spinal cord (syringomyelia). ...
Asked in Medical Terminology, Lungs
What is the build up of excessive fluid in the lungs that leads to this condition?
Pneumonia is the buildup of fluid in the lungs, but it can result from many different diseases. ...
Asked in Medical Terminology
What is medical term meaning excessive accumulation of interstitial fluid?
Lymphedema is the medical term meaning excess accumulation of fluid in the interstitial space. ...
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases
Is fluid retention caused by high or low potassium in the body?
It is excessive salt intake (sodium) which can place an individual at risk of fluid retention. ...
Asked in Cholera
Why is there excessive water loss in cholera infection?
There is excessive loss of isotonic fluid and not 'water loss' in case of cholera. This occurs by way of vomiting and severe diarrhoea. ...
The condition that result when excessive sodium creates a fluid imbalance with resulting bloating of the body is known as?