Wednesday, August 01, 2007

sometimes accents are funny....

"The specimen consists of a right forearm and a head" - I think they meant hand...

4 comments:

Milk & Two Sugars said...

My bet's on sarcoma.

medstudentitis said...

I can't remember what this particular amputation was for but most of them are for peripheral vascular disease.

Milk & Two Sugars said...

Wow - I've spent over a month on a vascular ward, and I never saw one arm needing amputation due to PVD. Heaps and heaps of toes, feet and legs, but never an arm. Is something different in Canada? Does the extreme cold mean people are symptomatic more than they are here?

medstudentitis said...

Oh, most likely this guy was a burn actually - I forgot about the whole arm thing. You're right,I've had quite a few peripheral vascular disease below knee and knee disarticulation amps, diabetes related, but no arms that I can remember specifically. My mistake. Most of our arms are trauma cases.