Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Facts can be stranger than fiction

After years of working in the hospital, the human body is more amazing than ever. The amount of things that people put inside them, develop from within their cells and accidentally found inside themselves are just stupendous. My series of cases are just the tip of the iceberg and i've not found enough time to actually write about most of them.

Anyway, we did a laparoscopic procedure not too long ago and found this structure near the appendix. Bear in mind that we started the procedure aiming to remove an inflammed appendix only to be puzzled by this structure.

These are still images from the laparoscopic tv as I was the camera-woman holding the telescope while my boss did the operation with long instruments (a.k.a laparoscopy) through small key-hole incisions in the abdomen.

As the end of the day, we removed this 'egg' from the patient's abdomen. It was lying freely near the appendix, not attached to any structures at all. What does it look like to you?

Then came along a girl involved with an accident and she was semi-conscious. These series of images from a CT scan film should have NEVER existed.

So what do you see?


Desmond S.D. said...

1) A Pearl from an Oyster?
2) The backbone has broken?

the cili padi doctor said...

looks like a pearl?haha...but its soft and yellowish

nope..nothing to do with the backbone..

Desmond S.D. said...

i so fail at playing doctor eh? :) Oh please tell? I am so curious now...

the cili padi doctor said...

The round yellow thingy is from the patient's own body.

The CT scan is of the patient's uterus...

Got the clues?

Anonymous said...

Cholesterol stone?


:O They CT'ed a fetus!!!!!!

the cili padi doctor said...

Yup..absolutely correct. CT scan showed a fetus (baby) in the mother's womb.

The round thingy is a appendices epiploicae which has dropped off from part of the colon which we found freely in the peritoneal cavity