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eMedTV Tests & Procedures A-Z
Pneumonectomy - Sphygmomanometer
This page contains links to eMedTV Tests & Procedures containing information on subjects from Pneumonectomy to Sphygmomanometer. 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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A pneumonectomy is a surgery that removes lung, generally because it contains cancer. This portion of the eMedTV archives explains lung cancer, how to prepare for the surgery, what happens during it, and the possible complications that can occur.
- Postpartum Tubal Ligation
Postpartum tubal ligation is a surgical procedure used to prevent pregnancy. As this eMedTV page explains, it is performed shortly after a woman gives birth. This page covers postpartum tubal ligation, including its risks, benefits, and alternatives.
- PSA Test
A PSA test is used to screen for prostate cancer, as well as to monitor recurrence of the disease. This eMedTV article discusses this test in detail, including what the results mean, the test's limitations, and the controversy surrounding it.
- Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
A sentinel lymph node biopsy involves detecting and removing the most likely lymph node cancer may move to. This eMedTV resource describes this procedure in detail and explains how the node is detected and what may happen afterward.
A sigmoidoscopy allows a doctor to see the last third of the colon and rectum. This eMedTV page further explains the procedure, including what to expect, how it is performed, and how it differs from a colonoscopy.
- Skin Exam
A regular skin exam will help you learn what is normal for your skin. This article on the eMedTV Web site provides a detailed explanation of how to perform this exam, when to perform it, and lists unusual things to look for.
There are two types of sphygmomanometers (devices used to measure blood pressure). This portion of the eMedTV archives takes a closer look at how blood pressure is measured, and also explains how these devices work.