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.
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.
William gets appreciated and Heidi sees some patients at church.
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.
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.
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.
Goat, Bird, Turtle, Bats, Centipedes – What do they all have in common? Each is the name of sickness in Mampruli. Learn about the fascinating etymology of these medical terms in the language of the Mamprusi of northern Ghana.