Common "Necrosis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Necrosis is a condition of having the death of body tissue. It usually occurs due to reduced blood and oxygen supply to the tissues. The common triggers are injury, chemicals, trauma, radiation, and other chronic conditions that affect blood flow. When a large number of tissues die with reduced blood supply, this condition is known as gangrene.

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I recently sustained an injury to my right pinky finger and covered the scraped skin with a clean dressing. How can I check for infection or necrosis?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently sustained an injury to my right pinky finger. It was a laceration that exposed a 1/8 inch by 1/4 inch section of bone, but there was a thin layer of skin that was scraped off and still attached. After cleaning the wound and applying triple antibiotic ointment, I folded the sk...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello,Welcome to I will not dwell on the reasons for not seeking emergent care, but now that you have treated yourself, you should open the dressing (wash your hands first), and carefully inspect the skin flap that you repositioned. Check for any signs of blackened skin on the flap. Add...  Read Full »

My friend had problems with the brow lift. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My best friend recently had a brow lift. And a few days after started having complications. The doctor reopened the scalp and has her now covering this huge wound in her head with bandages, which are not closing up. He keeps saying longer, and now he keeps doing these other treatments to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vikram Kumar Raja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I am still determining by looking at the photograph and your history (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It looks like she had some infection or skin necrosis following the surgery. The doctor has done right by opening u...  Read Full »

What is the recommended treatment for multiple gallstones with walled-off necrosis?

Query: Hello doctor, My present condition is multiple gallbladder stones (size 0.98 inch. identified before four months) and asymptomatic extra pancreatic walled off - necrosis (size as per USG 3.4*2 inches identified a month back). Complications include WON is abutting GB fundus. I had acute pancreatitis....  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit Kumar Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do not worry. I will help you in this. First, I will tell you about gallbladder stones. So any gall bladder stones with history of pancreatitis or multiple gall stone should be removed. Laparosco...  Read Full »

What happens when ovarian torsion is left untreated?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife was admitted to the emergency because of left side abdominal or flank pain. Found out she has a mass on her ovary that caused torsion on her left ovary. About less than a month ago, she had a mild heart attack and had two stents put in. They do not want to do surgery because o...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I totally understand your concern and distress. This situation of your wife is indeed very tricky and complicated too. I see you have not mentioned the age of your wife. If mentioned, it would be really helpful for me to gauge few things. As your doctors have said, I...  Read Full »

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