Heidi extracts a large ovarian cyst that appears to be cancerous. The actual diagnosis is a bit of a surprise.
Hand Tendon Injuries and Repair
From time to time I have patients come to me with deep lacerations to the hand which on further inspection reveal injuries to the tendons. This causes an inability to move their fingers as they should. Often the injury is caused by a knife or cutlass but it can also due to a moto accident.
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 […]
Drilling Bone for Granulation Tissue
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.
My First Day… 11 Years Ago Today
Eleven years ago today was Heidi’s first day of clinic at BMC. It’s fun to go back and read her first impressions on October 8, 2007.
Pastor Appreciation in Sumnibooma#1
William gets appreciated and Heidi sees some patients at church.
Breast Cancer Mass
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.
Encounters with Ghana’s (Not So) Sexy Spanish Fly
William and Heidi investigate the horrible blisters Ghanaian bugs are giving them and follow a deadly, sex-fueled tale from Ancient Rome to Bill Cosby & the Beastie Boys.