Friday, April 18, 2014
SURGEON YOUR PATIENT IS DEAD !
Its a saying that is often said when faced with pancreatitis.
Not the patients managed conservatively but rather the ones that get opened up either by mistake or due to inexperienced surgeons.
But when someone does it for no good reason?
For almost a month the poor old man has been on a ventilator in the ICU.
He had presented with abdominal pain and his amylase was raised though not markedly but still enough to merit ruling out the threat of pancreatitis.
He walked to the operation theathre as he didn't want to be wheeled in ( something very common here).
Onto the table he went with a smile and on his own.
But then chalky white deposits all over in the abdomen and a grossly swollen and edematous pancreas left nothing to be done but to close him up.
He went straight to the ICU and has been there ever since. . .
Why was he opened? Something that I don't know I think correctly about ...
their desire to get free early ? and my failure to speak up ....