Thursday, August 20, 2009

Various things I've removed


With sometimes limited tests I'm not always sure what I'm getting into when a patient needs surgery. While this pushes my physical examination skills particularly since sometimes history is vague, I'm always amazed at the depth of pathology. So, if you want to look below is a small capture of some of the things I've been treating. 

What's more amazing though is the healing given by God to these lives. God's care and provision is revealed to these women through the healing and restoration of their health through surgery. I feel so privileged to work here!

ovarian torsion
fibroids from the uterus

Ovarian serous cystadenoma

Desmoid tumor of the abdominal wall and small bowel mesentery


Pelvic kidney with severe hydronephrosis
Ovarian dermoid cyst (yes, this has hair, a tooth and fat inside)

So, next time I post medical pictures I'll try to capture some of the adorable babies I also get to "remove" through C-sections! 


Rachel said...

thanks Sara! keep making it easier and easier for me to not be interested in OB/GYN ;) But, I know too what a great impact these surgeries must have on improving the quality of your patients' lives! So proud of the work you and Malin are doing!

Krista said...

Wow! You guys are going for the shock and awe with these lasts 2 posts! We are totally missing Kenya especially since John is back in full swing with residency. He certainly isn't coming home for lunch or taking time for chai! Hope you are doing well!---krista

Ana said...

I think I just threw up in my mouth. Thanks for keeping me interested in rocks :)

hankwillisdds said...

Oh, dermoid cysts are the most bizarre thing...

Christina said...

Sarah - that's awesome! Just curious, do you have general surgeon's helping you on the more general things or are you doing all of that yourself?

Anonymous said...

Wow! I keep checking your blog and hoping there will be a new post so those pictures don't automatically show up at the top of my screen! Ha, ha. What amazing things you are seeing and doing... because of you being in Africa you are truly making a difference in these lives. Amazing!

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