Difference Between Nephrostomy and Urostomy

Difference Between Nephrostomy and Urostomy

Key Difference – Nephrostomy vs Urostomy   Let us first look at the meaning of the term ‘stoma’ before analyzing the difference between Nephrostomy and Urostomy. A stoma is an opening, either natural or surgically created, which connects a body cavity to the external environment. A nephrostomy is an artificially created opening between the kidney and […]

Difference Between Analgesia and Anesthesia

Difference Between Analgesia and Anesthesia

Key Difference – Analgesia vs Anesthesia   The key difference between analgesia and anesthesia is that the anesthesia is an induced, temporary state with one or more of the following characteristics: analgesia (relief from or prevention of pain), paralysis (extreme muscle relaxation), amnesia (loss of memory), and unconsciousness. Analgesia can be achieved by giving a […]

Difference Between Laparoscopy and Laparotomy

Laparotomy vs Laparoscopy   Laparoscopy and laparotomy are two approaches to abdominal surgery. Laparotomy is the older of the two and laparoscopy is a very recent development. Both conditions have their advantages and disadvantages. It is the decision of the surgeon to choose between the two approaches. This article will discuss both approaches in detail highlighting […]

Difference Between Local and General Anesthesia

Local vs General Anesthesia   Anesthesia is a medical procedure where pain sensation is removed with special drugs. Anesthesia is very important to allow various surgical procedures either minor or major. There are specially trained doctors called anesthetists who anesthetize patients for surgery. Anesthesia involves interrupting autonomic body functions for a time and maintaining the […]

Difference Between Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia

Spinal vs Epidural Anesthesia   Anesthesia is a way of controlling pain during a surgery by using some special medicines called ‘anesthetics’. It supports mainly to control breathing, blood pressure, blood flow, and heart rate and rhythm during surgeries. Anesthetics are mainly used to relax the body, block the pain, and make ourselves unconscious and […]

Difference Between Transplant and Implant

Transplant vs Implant   Medical field uses several substances to repair or replace the tissues that are damaged. The substances may be obtained from another human or animal. Usually tissues are taken from pigs as they are more close to the human. However, using biological substances will trigger the rejection of the substances by the […]

Difference Between Teratoma and Seminoma

Teratoma vs Seminoma   Both teratoma and seminoma are germ cell tumors, which share some of the similar characteristics, but they do differ in many ways. Teratoma is a well-encapsulated tumor having components derived from all three germ layers, but seminoma arises from the germ cell epithelium of the seminiferous tubules. This article points out […]

Difference Between Invasive and Non Invasive Breast Cancer

Invasive vs Non Invasive Breast Cancer   Lump in the breast is a common presentation in the current surgical practice. It could be a benign condition such as a simple fibro adenoma or else could be malignant. Anyway, to be on the safe side any lump in the breast must be considered as malignant until […]

Difference Between Antibiotic and Antiseptic

Antibiotic vs Antiseptic   Both, antibiotics and antiseptics, are chemical substances that prevent the growth and development of the microorganisms, but antibiotics are effective only against bacteria while antiseptic acts against a wide range of microorganisms. These two terms are confusing since they share some similar characteristics, but they do differ in many ways. Antibiotic […]