-tomy: The surgeon cut something.
-ectomy: The surgeon cut something out.
-ostomy: The surgeon cut something to make a mouth. If one organ is named, the mouth opened to the outside of the patient. If two organs are named, the mouth connected two organs.
-plasty: The surgeon changed the shape of an organ.
-pexy: The surgeon moved the organ to the right place.
-rraphy: The surgeon sewed something up.
-desis: The surgeon made two things stick to one another.
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A woman was left gobsmacked when she learned the gold ring she stumbled across in a field was 2,000 years old.
#THERE ARE LITERALLY THREE MOVIES AND A HUGE BOOK EXPLAINING WHY KEEPING IT IS A BAD IDEA
"…it felt like a gift from the underworld," Lundin told The Local. "It was my magnificent ring. I didn’t want to give it up."
So today was my first attempt at using makeup. I have a costume party tomorrow and have to dress up as a 70s 80s figure- so i went with punk rocker/goth.
What have I learnt from tonight you ask?
That makeup doesn’t come off. But that’s OK. No biggie, I’ll just look like a baby panda. Without the cute factor. Also known as a 1970s prostitute. But no worries- I didn’t really want to go out in public for a while anyway.
sometimes, when life gets particularly sad or hard, i remind myself that my leopard gecko begs at the glass when i’m ripping paper towels and then runs to the top of his log in anticipation of me putting a bit there because he likes to spoon with it
someone wanted to see what he looks like when i’m about to give him the paper towel
behold a baby lizard attempting to contain a joy too large for his tiny body
This just made my day =]
Veterinary student trying to find a class on the first day back.
This is Lucy the Landshark. She was rescued from death row at the pound, and upon rescue, we found that not only did she have terrible teeth, there was a massive mammary mass! She was in a lot of pain, and reacted to any form of touch by biting (hence the name), so we anaesthetised her to get radiographs and assess the mass. Its difficult to see on these photos, but poor Lucy had an osteolytic lesion at her thoracolumbar vertebrae, and alongside the mammary mass, we suspected metastasis of the cancer to the bone.
We pulled out 18 teeth in total, and took biopsies of the mass, which turned out to be as we suspected, a mammary adenocarcinoma. Seeing as there was spread to her spine already, we did not remove the mass to avoid causing her undue pain.
Lucy is doing so much better after removing the teeth, and even let me put a jumper on her without crying! She’s now on a comprehensive pain relief plan, and will be living out the rest of her life at a palliative care home where she’s being spoilt rotten!
At least she got to live some of her life with family :)
The black liquid was aspirated from a growing mass on the shoulder of a 2y.o. male neutered crossbreed dog. After sending the sample to the labs, it was suspected to be a pigmented basal cell carcinoma, so we made the quick decision to book him in for surgical excision.
After removing the mass, we sent the mass to the labs again for histopathology analysis, which came back and said it was a benign follicular cyst!
This highlights the importance to always perform histopathology on masses you remove!
Ortho was not my favorite. But Jorge Muniz’s art is.