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The operation was successful, why did the person die soon after? The doctor said the reason, it is worth thinking about

by wangfenglin 4 months ago in wellness
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The operation was successful, why did the person die soon after? The doctor said the reason, it is worth thinking about

"Isn't the operation a success? Why is my father still dead?"

Uncle Su is 70 years old this year. Apart from smoking, he usually has no bad habits. However, some time ago, he always felt chest tightness. At the beginning, he thought he had pneumonia, so he went to the pharmacy to buy some anti-inflammatory drugs. Unconsciously, three days passed, and not only did the symptoms of Uncle Su not relieve, but also the symptoms of hemoptysis appeared. At this time, Uncle Su felt that the situation was not right, so he went to the hospital for treatment.

After arriving at the hospital, after fully understanding Uncle Su's situation, the treating doctor prescribed a chest CT examination for him. After the examination results came out, it was found that there was a mass of about 4cm in diameter on the lung, and there was metastasis around it, which was initially considered to be lung cancer.

Later, the outpatient doctor told Uncle Su: Your current best treatment method is surgery + chemotherapy, which can significantly improve the survival rate. After hearing the statement, Uncle Su's son said he would follow the doctor's advice.

Surprisingly, during the operation, Uncle Su's condition suddenly deteriorated and he was soon admitted to the intensive care unit. After that, Uncle Su's condition continued to deteriorate, and on the fifth day, he died because the rescue was ineffective. After Uncle Su's son learned of this situation, he couldn't accept it for a while, so he asked the question at the beginning of the article.

After hearing the question from Uncle Su's son, the doctor explained: Your father's death is indeed surprising, but the success of the operation does not mean that the patient will survive! When Uncle Su's son heard the doctor's explanation, he didn't know what to say for a while. Maybe many people have the same questions as Uncle Su's son. In order to clear up everyone's doubts, today's doctor's good words will have a good chat with you about related knowledge.

1. Why is the operation successful, but not the person?

Many people think that after the operation is successful, the patient's condition will definitely be better than before. However, it is not. Objectively speaking, most surgeries are risky. This is like doing business, there are times when you make money, and there are times when you lose money. The same is true of surgery, although most people will get better after surgery, but some people will get worse after surgery.

Exactly what happens to a person after surgery depends on many things, such as whether the surgery was successful, the individual's will, recovery after surgery, and recovery.

The criteria for successful surgery are actually relatively simple, such as the cancer has been radically removed, there is no visible residual cancer, and the patient’s life is stable during the surgery. After the surgery is successful, follow-up needs to pay attention to recovery. Therefore, the success of the operation does not mean that the recovery situation is good in the later stage, nor does it mean that the later stage survives.

2. What are the factors related to the chance of survival after surgery?

In fact, death after surgery is divided into immediate death and delayed death. Some people die right after surgery, while others die some time after surgery. In fact, for patients, whether it is immediate death or delayed death mainly depends on the following points, which are summarized as follows:

Depending on the severity of the disease:

Objectively speaking, the survival of patients is closely related to the severity of the disease. If the patient's condition is relatively mild, the survival rate will definitely be higher; if the patient's condition is relatively serious, the survival rate will definitely drop significantly.

Take cancer, for example, the 5-year survival rate for early stage cancer is as high as 85% after surgery. However, if the cancer is advanced and distant metastases have occurred, the patient's survival rate is very low. #Health Science Contest#

The condition of the patient itself is more serious, and it is definitely not suitable for surgery at this time. Take advanced lung cancer as an example. Such patients are already in a worse condition and do not meet the indications for surgery. With or without surgery, the survival rate for severely ill patients is not very high.

Depending on the patient's age:

We all know that young people are much more energetic and resilient than old people. Take me for example. I stayed up all night before, and I only needed to sleep for one morning to recover. However, since I turned 30, I stayed up all night and needed to pay attention that I couldn't rest all day.

Also with cancer, young people may recover completely after surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy because of their strong recovery ability and sufficient nutrition as a material basis. But the elderly are different. Their own immunity is relatively low, and they may also face nutritional deficiencies. After they have cancer, they may not have the opportunity for surgery. Even with the opportunity for surgery, you may die from subsequent infections. #True knowledge of new coordinates#

Therefore, the nutritional status and recovery of older patients are not very good, so relatively speaking, their mortality after surgery is increased.

Related to the evolution of the disease:

The evolution of the disease is more complex, and sometimes it may appear unexpected. Usually, doctors tell patients and their families about this before surgery.

Some patients may not have much change in their condition without surgery, but it is not uncommon for their condition to deteriorate immediately after surgery.

Therefore, after the operation, the changes of the condition are more complicated and many situations are difficult to predict.

The patient's desire for survival:

Although surgery is more important for the patient's recovery, the patient's desire to survive is also more important.

If the patient's desire to survive is stronger, the survival rate of the patient will be relatively higher. In some film and television dramas before, the protagonist had a strong desire to live because of a certain belief or goal. In the end, this strong desire to survive helped the protagonist successfully escape the ordeal.

If the patient's desire for survival is not strong, or even has given up hope of life, then even if the medical skills are superb, it may not be able to bring the dead back to life.

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