A young woman presented with a several month history of a fullness in her abdomen associated with pain. Upon examination, one could palpate a ball-like mass in her pelvis. It wasn’t stuck in one place, however. It moved slightly when pressed.
Kids love to climb in trees – sometimes for fun, sometimes to get mangoes or other fruits. Often, a fall from a tree will give a kid a broken arm, but not this kid! This kid fell out of a tree, but went home without telling his family the story until the next day when […]
Heidi removes and ovarian cyst with torsion only to find something quite peculiar inside of it!
Heidi removes a bowel obstructing mass from a 3 year old boy that turns out to be Burkitt’s Lymphoma.
A grass cutting teen gets his achilles tendon severed by a cutlass. Heidi uses the Krakow Method to repair it successfully.
Using ultrasound Heidi finds that a ruptured appendix is much more serious and an urgent operation is needed.
Working here in Northern Ghana, I have seen conditions and tumors that I have never seen elsewhere. Sometimes, I have to refer patients to the larger teaching institutions for further investigations. Other times, I just have to approach a problem in a stepwise fashion until a conclusion is found. This case is a good example […]
A kid has a major bowel obstruction caused by dozens of seeds from the swamp ebony tree fruit or diospyros mespiliformis.