More Extreme Medical Cases

Surgeons can practice in the US or UK all their career and never see such extreme pathology.

The photo below is of two fibroids that had essentially replaced the uterus.

Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus and one of the most common reasons hysterectomies are needed.

(Warning for the squeamish, from Jean, the blog manager: The photos below are not lovely and contain blood and internal organs — stuff only God and doctors usually see. Certainly not blog managers.)

Surgeons can practice in the US or UK all their career and never see such extreme pathology.

The smaller, lighter colored fibroid is the size of a large navel orange. It was attached to the larger redder one.

The larger fibroid was the size of a large Ruby Red grapefruit.

The huge spleen that I recently removed almost filled this same basin. (See below)

Speaking of that case, my advice is not to program a mega splenectomy with a challenging nephrectomy and three other cases including a missionary with a hernia in the same day.  (Interesting note, the woman with the splenectomy offered me ten camels.)

 

 

 

Our patients are very appreciative for such surgery. We are privileged to be in a position to give them hope again.

We tell them that Jesus sent us because He loves them.

Almost all my patients now are much younger than I am and some of them understand that such cases take a lot out of me. They call me “Papa”.

Blessings,
Bert

 

One thought on “More Extreme Medical Cases”

  1. Bert and Debbie,
    You are doing such a wonderful thing, I hope God continues to give you strength to do this work for Him and your people.

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