Candy Brain

April 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

Photo by Øystein H. Horgmo © All rights reserved.

2 cm candy brain specimen shot on a double glass plate.

Merry Esophageal Christmas

December 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

© Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association.

A case report in the latest issue of the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association describes a 7-month-old boy who was admitted to hospital after problems with drooling, vomiting of any non-mashed food and laboured breathing. Thoracic CT revealed a star-shaped foreign body stuck in the esophageal wall (above). The foreign body was removed endoscopically and turned out to be an 18 mm large plastic star from a christmas decoration.

And with that story The Sterile Eye wish all readers and friends a merry christmas and a happy new year!

Mugshots

September 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Photo from the Museum of Photographic Arts Collections. Public domain.

If you ever got your picture taken in school you will know that photographers who shoot people tend to stick with a set of jokes and phrases they know will get the photos they need every time. Wedding photographers know how to get the look they need from their couples and us medical photographers know how to make our patients relax. Did I say the jokes work every time? Well, almost. « Read the rest of this entry »

Summer of Love?

July 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

"Sisters". Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved. Click for larger version.

I’ll spend most of the summer away from internet connections, so there won’t be any posts for some weeks. Looking forward to spend long summer days with my two daughters, but as always the big question is: will this be a summer of sisterly love or hate? Have a good one :)

Found Anatomy

May 30, 2011 § 1 Comment

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All Rights Reserved. Click for larger image.

Left upper extremity found in the medical student’s practical skills center. Tip of thumb missing. Multiple flesh wounds, most of them sutured but none of them healed. « Read the rest of this entry »

An Old Joke

April 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

Photo by carroserrano on Flickr. Creative Commons BY-NC-ND.

I like people who don’t take themselves too seriously. This guy with vasculitis in his big toe certainly didn’t. « Read the rest of this entry »

Aspiring Surgeon

March 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

My three-year-old daughter wants to be a surgeon when she grows up. The question is: Would anyone trust her?

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