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eMedTV Tests & Procedures A-Z
Living Donor Liver Transplant - Open Heart Surgery
This page contains links to eMedTV Tests & Procedures containing information on subjects from Living Donor Liver Transplant to Open Heart Surgery. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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- Living Donor Liver Transplant
In an adult living donor liver transplant, part of a healthy liver is transplanted into a sick person. This eMedTV Web article describes this procedure at length, including how it is performed, with links to specific information.
A lobectomy is a surgery in which a lobe of the lung is removed because there is a cancerous tumor in it. This eMedTV segment explains the anatomy of the lungs, what happens during surgery, and possible complications of a lobectomy.
- Mitral Valve Replacement
Mitral valve replacement surgery involves replacing a defective or diseased mitral valve with a new valve. This eMedTV article discusses medical conditions that may be treated with this surgery, such as mitral valve stenosis.
- Monospot Test
A monospot test is used to confirm a diagnosis of mononucleosis (mono). This portion of the eMedTV archives explains how this blood test works, how accurate it is, and the other tests that may be used to diagnose mononucleosis.
Myomectomy, a procedure used to remove fibroids, can help reduce pelvic pain and increase fertility. This eMedTV article describes this major surgery in detail, including risks, benefits, and alternatives.
- Open Heart Surgery
Open heart surgery is a procedure that is used to improve the blood supply to the heart. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at this procedure, including how it is performed, possible complications, and more.