May 21, 2008 § 3 Comments
A while ago I wrote a post about the smell of smoke from electrosurgery, wherein I said:
Opening the abdominal cavity does not emit any smells, unless there’s some infected parts, necrotic tissue, pierced bowels or gas present.
This week I filmed an operation where the bowels, or actually the stomach, was pierced on purpose. « Read the rest of this entry »
May 15, 2008 § 12 Comments
May 11, 2008 § 15 Comments
Welcome to the 21st edition of SurgeXperiences – the one and only surgical blog carnival – collecting the best from the surgical department of the medical blogosphere. I chose to call this edition “Tools of the Trade”. So what are those tools, and what exactly is the trade? I think the great variety of posts collected here shed some light on the many challenges encountered by surgical people everyday, and the different instruments – be they of steel or grey matter – utilized to overcome them.
As I am no ancient mariner, I won’t attempt to rhyme. But as recent studies show that a picture says exactly the same as 1014 words, I’ll stick with what I know – visuals. I’ve decorated this edition with some photos I’ve taken of aesthetic surgical instruments. Enjoy. « Read the rest of this entry »
May 6, 2008 § 2 Comments
The instructions? Write a 6 word memior and tag 6 others. Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.
rlbates – My life is full of stitches.
MWWAK’s – Catch a baby, watch the floor.
Scanman – Aiming for accuracy in grayscale images
And here’s mine:
Marveled at inner and outer landscapes
Which sums up my love for nature and anatomy, two important aspects of my life. Lots of other things are and have been important to me, but it’s simply impossible to distill them all into 6 words.
I really don’t like pushing stuff on others, but this somehow comes across as more meaningful than other memes. Makes you think. But as I’m running out of possible blogs to tag, I’ll break the rule and tag just these four: Øystein in Antarctica , Kariknapp, Jeffrey and makeminetrauma,