What are signs and or symptoms of inflammatory masses?
I had abdominal surgery.
deep layers were sewn up with vicryl and the outside incision with
another surgery was done to drain multiple draining fistulas.
each stitch of the vicryl and replaced with monofilament sutures.
inflammatory mass was removed along with tissue abdominal muscle and
flushed multiple times with antibiotic solution and the surface incision
was closed with staples.
now October and the incision will close then later 2 holes will open
up drain then close again.
painful all around the incision and there are some very hard knots
scattered around the incision that are palpable.
touching it feels like rubbing crushed glass in wound to touch it.
are signs and or symptoms of inflammatory masses?
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frequently reported symptoms of inflammatory mass are decreased therapeutic
response, pain, and neurological deficit/dysfunction.
reported symptoms include paralysis and other neurological impairments.
of inflammatory masses at the tips of intrathecal drug administration
catheters was the subject of a recent case-compilation report and
a number of animal studies.
suggests that the long-term administration of opioids, especially
morphine, caused the inflammatory masses that were observed in humans
and in two species of animals.
probably exists between mass formation and intrathecal morphine doses
plausible hypothesis with regard to the cause of intrathecal catheter
tip mass lesions implicates the administration of relatively high-concentration
or high-dose opiate drugs or the use of drugs and admixtures that
are not labeled for intrathecal use.
who require high-dose intraspinal opioid therapy and those who receive
drugs or admixtures that are not approved for intrathecal use should
be monitored closely for signs of an extra-axial mass or catheter
diagnosis and treatment may preserve neurological function.
masses have been reported in patients who receive intrathecal therapy
through the SynchroMed® and IsoMed® infusion systems.
mass is a chronic inflammatory or granulomatous mass at or near the
tip of intrathecal catheters and has been reported with the infusion
of morphine, baclofen and other physician-prescribed drugs and/or
mixtures, including pharmacy-compounded drugs.
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