Saturday, April 11, 2009

Image of the Day


Another Cecal Volvulus

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

am I imagining it, or can I actually see the appendix on that ct?

Joseph Sucher, MD FACS said...

Of academic interest only... Do you ask your patients for permission to publish their images and/or story?

Please understand. I am not making any accusation what-so-ever. It is clear that there is no patient identifiable information. I just really want to your expert opinion on the matter, as you have been blogging for sometime now.

PS... a CT scan for cecal volvulus? (just poking a little fun ... it's nearly impossible to resist getting a CT for any e.r. abdominal issue, not withstanding that its done nearly 99% of the time before you even hear about the patient.)

Joe

rlbates said...

Impressive. Hope the outcome was good.

Happy Easter to you!

Bongi said...

i don't see the appendix.

Anonymous said...

"i don't see the appendix."

oh, guess i'm looking at a random air bubble or something

Buckeye Surgeon said...

Joe-
I alter reality in this blog world. The stories I tell are a compendium of the real and my literary/aesthetic aims. As far as CT images go, I can't imagine a scenario where someone would recognize their own three dimensionally, digitally depicted pancreas and howl about privacy invasion...

And yeah, pretty much de rigeur for the CT to be done prior to surgeon consult, as you know.