Esophageal dilatation video

December 14, 2008 § 6 Comments

The pump used to inflate the dilatation balloon.

The pump used to inflate the dilatation balloon.

Another endoscopic video of mine published recently. This video shows balloon dilatation of the esophagus following an esophagectomy. « Read the rest of this entry »

Gastroscopy video

December 12, 2008 § 2 Comments

gastroscope

Here is a gastroscopy video I’ve made that was recently published on www.oncolex.no. « Read the rest of this entry »

Hepatic artery embolization video

December 11, 2008 § 1 Comment

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A radiologist watching the x-ray screens during embolization.

A video I made of an hepatic artery embolization was published on www.oncolex.org this week.

This is a minimally-invasive procedure to purposely occlude selected branches of the hepatic artery. In this specific video the procedure is done to reduce the amount of liver metastasis in a patient with a metastatic neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas. « Read the rest of this entry »

A sudden jolt of sadness

November 8, 2008 § 4 Comments

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I work at a cancer hospital, and I’ve lost family members to cancer. On a usual workday this is not something I think about a lot, except that it adds an extra dimension to the work I’m doing. But sometimes, little things and moments can suddenly make me sad. « Read the rest of this entry »

Esophageal cancer videos

October 27, 2008 § 6 Comments

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)

Today, three videos I’ve made of diagnosis and treatment of esophageal cancer were published on www.oncolex.no. « Read the rest of this entry »

Inner scents revisited

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 »

Diagnosis and aspiration

April 4, 2008 § 3 Comments

Bone biopsy needle

diagnosis
1. the process of determining by examination the nature and circumstances of a diseased condition.
2. the decision reached from such an examination.

gnosis
knowledge of spiritual matters; mystical knowledge.

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Video summary: Peritonectomy and HIPEC

March 28, 2008 § 11 Comments

Peritonectomy

This is a video I’ve made of a peritonectomy and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for pseudomyxoma peritonei. The video is published on www.oncolex.no in Norwegian. I’ve written a short summary of the video in English. « Read the rest of this entry »

Video summary: Left hemicolectomy

March 26, 2008 § Leave a comment

Left hemicolectomy

This is a summary of a video I’ve made of a left hemicolectomy. The video is published on www.oncolex.org. « Read the rest of this entry »

Video summary: Low anterior resection

March 25, 2008 § 3 Comments

Low anterior resection

Some videos I’ve made of surgery for colorectal cancer was published this week on www.oncolex.org.

These videos are the first made with a new camera stand I’ve designed. It provides excellent access to open abdominal surgery.

This post features a low anterior resection. The next will feature a left hemicolectomy, a cylindrical abdomino-perineal resection (APR) and a peritonectomy with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).
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