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(Toronto Star)   Pancreas, gall bladder - they all look the same when you're elbow deep in some patient's guts   (thestar.com) divider line 20
    More: Scary, gallbladders, Nova Scotia, Royal College of Physicians, pancreas, Truro  
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2014-08-08 03:18:38 PM  
A Nova Scotia doctor is being formally reprimanded for a mishandled surgery that preceded a patient's death.


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gja
2014-08-08 04:37:33 PM  
The gall of some people.
 
2014-08-08 04:43:34 PM  
It all looks the same when you're balls deep in somebody's guts too.
 
2014-08-08 04:44:08 PM  
You can check your anatomy all you want, and even though there may be normal variation, when it comes right down to it, this far inside the head it all looks the same.

No, no, no, don't tug on that. You never know what it might be attached to.
 
2014-08-08 04:45:46 PM  
No one's going to be mistaking my pancreas from my gall bladder, I can assure you. The latter is in a bio-waste dump somewhere right now.
 
2014-08-08 04:49:53 PM  
98% chance this was some mega-asshole who thinks he's a demi-god walking among men. The anesthesiologist, scrub nurse and first assist either let him do it because they hate him and they were gleefully watching him crash and burn or they were afraid if they brought it up they would get yelled at so they kept their mouths shut (or both).
 
2014-08-08 04:56:38 PM  
Good timing. My better two thirds was just informed that she did not need gallbladder surgery by the local expert.
 
2014-08-08 05:02:55 PM  
The kneebone's connected to the... something. The something's connected to the... red thing. The red thing's connected to my...wrist watch.
 
2014-08-08 05:06:49 PM  
Frank Burns still practicing?
 
2014-08-08 05:19:45 PM  
Did no one else in the operating room notice? Or was this one of those Asian airline pilot-type situations.
/possibly wacist
 
2014-08-08 05:31:01 PM  
His next job will be on the bomb squad.
 
2014-08-08 06:05:55 PM  
I'd come back and haunt that dude. Maybe show up right when he's balls deep in some nurse.

/ The dumb Polack
 
2014-08-08 06:14:58 PM  
Well, the gallbladder is underneath the pancreas, and connected to it. That's howcome you get pancreatitis when you have gallstones (as I discovered to my extreme agony). And I can see how a doctor would spot something odd in the pancreas whilst doing a gallbladder removal, and do a biopsy to make sure everything was okay.

I doubt it was merely the biopsy that was the issue. Considering the patient died subsequently, it may have been the way the biopsy was done that constituted "mishandling."
 
2014-08-08 06:39:48 PM  
Done in 4.
 
2014-08-08 07:28:37 PM  

yakmans_dad: You can check your anatomy all you want, and even though there may be normal variation, when it comes right down to it, this far inside the head it all looks the same.

No, no, no, don't tug on that. You never know what it might be attached to.


Well done, sir.
 
2014-08-08 08:25:38 PM  
The coroner's office? I hate those guys! Perhaps I should talk to my old friend Mr McGregg.
 
2014-08-08 08:26:35 PM  
America's hat!
 
2014-08-08 09:47:24 PM  

Pull the Plug on Grannie: 98% chance this was some mega-asshole who thinks he's God a demi-god walking among men. The anesthesiologist, scrub nurse and first assist either let him do it because they hate him and they were gleefully watching him crash and burn or they were afraid if they brought it up they would get yelled at so they kept their mouths shut (or both).


I have a good friend who is an anesthesiologist.  He was removed from the schedule for a month partly because the patient didn't go under "quickly enough" and partly because he commented on how the surgeon was swaying during surgery.

I was told by my doctor that the better the surgeon is, the more of a God complex they have because the more detached they are from "real people feelings," the less they have to worry about how the patient feels.

My doctor said he would never make it as a scalpel jockey.  He likes being able to relate to people too much.
 
2014-08-09 01:11:58 AM  
Yeah, I was scared to death when I had my gallbladder surgery.  The only other surgery I'd had (tonsilectomy) nearly killed me, but I was reminded that was in 1987 and anesthesiology had progressed by leaps and bounds in the preceding twenty-six years.  Still didn't put my mind at ease until the injected the happy meds into my IV.  Reading this makes me glad I survived it with no complications.

/and yeah, Congressman John Murtha dying as a result of gallbladder surgery was also on my mind, neverminding the fact he was really old
 
2014-08-09 08:22:29 AM  

rwdavis: Done in 4.


I can haz Buckaroo Banzai thread?

/it's not my damn planet, monkey boy!
 
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