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Vithoba saved his life

Posted By drshirahatti 1431 days ago on Medicine

https://mylifereflections.com - t was 1975 or 76 I think…..I was an Orthopedic resident at the Sion Hospital….I had examined a 12 year old boy…There was not an iota of doubt…It was osteosarcoma of the lower end of the femur…..Accompanying chest x-ray showed cannonball metastases in both lungs…..This was a death certificate if there was ever one….

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Posted By drshirahatti 1433 days ago on Medicine

https://mylifereflections.com - I was the senior registrar...Those days General Surgeons handled Pediatric Surgery as well..We were on call thrice a week for PedSurg emergencies...The most common surgical references were for esophageal atresias and meconium ileus....Those days, the mortality following surgery for these conditions was almost 100%...One tasted ashes as you operated these patients in the middle of the night only to lose them them the next day...."Sclerema" was the most dreaded complication...The neonate's skin became hard and inelastic....It portended uncontrolled infection and a sure sign of death.....Most of the birth defects were diagnosed late and had already complicated when they were referred for surgery.....

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Posted By drshirahatti 1433 days ago on Medicine

https://mylifereflections.com - I had completed my internship and was in a limbo.....What specialty should I choose? My personal favorite was Ob Gyn but it was very difficult to get registration....Surgery was my second choice but sinceOb Gyn was not feasible, I chose to register myself for Masters in Surgery.....

The first few weeks were very difficult...The work was very heavy and my registrars had a simple rule...Dump the chap in the deep end..He will either swim or drown...so there was very little guidance...