Burns of the hands and feet can lead to severe contractures and deformities. One woman in her late 30s came to BMC with a large wound on her arm. It had developed at the site of a 15 year old burn wound which had “glued” the back of her hand to her wrist. The wound […]
A 10 week old baby girl was admitted to the hospital for vomiting, dehydration and failure to thrive. She was still only 3.5 Kg (about 7lb, 11 oz)! From the history given by the mother, there were no problems with the birth. About one week later, however, the baby started to vomit. She would nurse […]
Your body’s ability to heal and regenerate is nothing short of a miracle. Here I drilled holes into a boy’s tibia to spur the more rapid regeneration of tissue in the wound.
William is off traveling in Europe for a few weeks and I’m holding down the fort with the two kids. This weekend we made a little excursion down to the creek. We’re at the peak of rainy season now and there was much more water than last time. Everything was so green and colorful.
A woman in her mid-thirties came to BMC with a large tumor of her left breast which she said had been growing for only 5 months. The mass was so large, in fact, that she wore a cloth like a sling to help manage its weight.
In the past several months, I have operated on three six-month old babies for intussusception. Intussusception occurs when the bowel telescopes into itself and cannot exit back out again.
A large mass in a patient’s abdomen ends up being a 7kg ovarian tumor.
When plastic surgeon Dr. Taylor comes to BMC as a Samaritan’s Purse medical volunteer, he is always met with interesting cases and puzzles to solve. This young girl was born with syndactyly of both hands. Sometimes, syndactyly only affects two fingers or toes that are fused together. This little one, however, had fusion of all […]
In December, I operated on a little girl’s forearm. She had developed compartment syndrome after falling and injuring her arm. The child’s family assumed she had broken her arm and brought her to the bonesetter who wrapped the arm tightly. After 2 days, it became apparent that the child’s arm was severely injured and she was […]