For the majority of us, the tonsils are those two little balls located at the back of the throat. In fact, it's a little more complex than that! There are two types of tonsils: the lingual tonsils (behind the tongue) and the palatine tonsils (lymphoid tissue in the bottom of the palate). With the vegetations, they constitute the three organs of defense of the mouth
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Decrease in the number of lymphocytes The number of lymphocytes decreases in many conditions, such as a bone marrow problem ( bone marrow failure ). But also in case of certain viral or bacterial infections, in cases of immunodeficiency syndrome, and in particular AIDS, where the number of lymphocytes decreases (such as T4 or CD4 lymphocytes)
Coronary angiography is performed by a cardiologist in a suitable radiology room The coronarography room includes: a fluoroscopy device, a mobile table on which the patient is lying down, and a system for viewing and recording the examination. No need for general anesthesia. Local anesthesia is sufficient
Uric acid is a compound normally present in the blood. When the rate is too high, it can cause joint or urinary problems. Uric acid, what is it? It is a biochemical compound present in the blood that can be assayed, which corresponds to the degradation of purines (components of cell DNA). Purines are found in the body after being absorbed during digestion
Generally, in cardiology, in case of angina pectoris or infarction requiring intervention on one or more coronary arteries, it is preferred in the first place performing angioplasty with the installation of a stent. But sometimes, the artery is too damaged or stent by angioplasty is not appropriate, this is why we propose a coronary bypass
After angioplasty, the patient can return home the next day, with a follow-up visit the following week. Then he will have to see the cardiologist about 2 times a year and his GP every 1 to 3 months. A life-long treatment, adapted to each patient, according to his antecedents, will be prescribed. The most commonly prescribed drugs are anti-platelet aggregates (such as low dose aspirin), cholesterol lowering statins, ACE inhibitors, or possibly ß-blockers.
The cardiologist finds, thanks to an examination called "coronarography", that the coronary arteries are more or less obstructed. Other examinations can also be carried out, on indication of the cardiologist: echocardiography, cardiac scintigraphy, Fractional Flow Reserve, etc. Before the operation Except for emergency intervention, the patient has a standard consultation and a blood test
Angioplasty is a cardiac procedure nowadays commonly practiced. Its purpose is to widen the interior of the coronary artery of the heart that is obstructed by a clot or atheroma. In the heart, the damage to the coronary arteries may cause angina pectoris, or even myocardial infarction. This coronary artery disease occurs when an atheroma or clot obstructs the vessel
Coronary angiography is the examination that makes it possible to study the coronary arteries of the heart. Coronary angiography is used to detect abnormalities of the blood circulation and to intervene on the vessels by dilating them (if necessary). This is an x-ray that uses X-rays and an iodine-based contrast medium
The wisdom teeth are the last molars that appear around the age of 17/18, hence their name "wisdom" teeth! Dentists also call them familiarly "number 8" because they are the 8th teeth from the middle of the incisor. The majority of us have four even if some people have one, two / three, and sometimes no
The karyotype is normal if in the cells analyzed there are 46 chromosomes including two sex chromosomes (XX or XY) and without modification of the chromosome structure. The karyotype is abnormal if there are chromosome number abnormalities (ie one chromosome more or in months, for example: a trisomy 21 corresponds to a supernumerary chromosome 21) or abnormalities of the chromosome structure
In principle, any cell with a nucleus (containing the genes) and capable of cell division could potentially be designated to perform a karyotype. This is why red blood cells and neurons are never chosen. Red blood cells are blood cells that do not have a nucleus and neuronal cells do not divide in the same way as other cells
At the national level, an organized screening policy for colorectal cancer has been in place since 2008, and is of interest to all people aged 50 to 74 years. This means that in this age group, in principle, everyone receives a letter of invitation to perform this test. Then simply go to his doctor who gives the person the necessary equipment
Colposcopy is an examination that consists, for the gynecologist, to directly visualize the cervix, by natural means. It allows a detailed analysis of the cervix, following a smear whose result shows abnormalities. Be careful, colposcopy should not be confused with ... colonoscopy (an examination that allows you to explore the intestine)
Colposcopy is a painless examination. It takes place like a gynecological examination, but it lasts just a little longer. The doctor introduces a speculum and then looks at the colposcope (through a binocular magnifier) through the vagina. He will then brush the cervix with two dyes (acetic acid and iodine product) to identify the abnormal areas on which it will practice small samples by microbiopsies. 2,
What happens after a breast reconstruction operation for breast cancer? You will be in the recovery room until you are escorted to your room. You will stay in the hospital for an average of one week to check the after-effects that can be quite painful. This place of anatomy is very sensitive, so do not hesitate to ask for analgesics
Screening for cervical cancer is very important for all women, especially during sexual activity. This screening is done through a smear that must be performed very regularly. The uterus is composed of two parts: the body and the cervix. The cervix is at the entrance of the uterus. It binds the vagina and the body of the uterus. Ce
Interview with Agnès Buzyn, President of the National Cancer Institute (INCa) who specifies at what age to be screened ... What is a cancer "taken in time"? Agnès Buzyn: There is no single definition: it can change according to the cancers, but in general "taking cancer in time" means detecting it at a time that allows access to a treatment that can cure the cancer.
Following the interview of Agnès Buzyn, president of the National Cancer Institute (INCa) which explains in which cases screening for breast cancer can be considered as early as 40 years ... Why are not we proposing mammograms before the age of 50, for example at the age of 30? Agnès Buzyn : It must be remembered that mammography is a test that is not insignificant because it uses ionizing radiation.
Following the interview of Agnès Buzyn, president of the National Cancer Institute (INCa), on the solutions to prevent and detect cervical cancer ... And when is it cervical cancer, what is the prevention policy? Agnès Buzyn: There is a smear screening done at a doctor's office. It is recommended to submit to it every three years.