Justified & Ancient
- Jun 8, 2008
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Thank you for allaying my paranoid brain. I'd blame Jeremy Corbyn if I had it though.
George Clooney is probably the most famous sufferer of this condition. He made a full recovery, thankfully.I'm posting this as something of a public service announcement. This same thing happened to a co-worker of mine back in the 1980's. It's not necessarily as dangerous as it sounds, but it can have major ramifications and it can take a long time to determine what's really going on.
Imagine an illness that only afflicts children of asylum seekers...in Sweden. And it exists - or does it?
The same story is also available as a podcast, if you'd rather listen:
What the heck is wrong with some people, that they think it's fun to do something like that? *shakes head*
SOURCE (with photos ): https://www.livescience.com/62957-womans-50-pound-ovarian-tumor.htmlWoman's Odd Weight Gain Turned Out to Be a 50-Pound Ovarian Tumor
A woman in Alabama who couldn't seem to lose weight turned out to have a massive tumor on her ovary, according to news reports.
The 30-year-old woman, Kayla Rahn, had experienced stomach pain and weight gain for months, and even had trouble with everyday activities like walking, according to local news outlet WSFA. "I couldn't even walk to my car without losing my breath," Rahn told WSFA.
Doctors told Rahn she simply needed to lose weight, but despite her weight-loss efforts, she continued to put on pounds.
Rahn's pain got so bad, she ended up in the emergency room, where doctors finally identified the problem: a 50-lb. (23 kilograms) mass on one of her ovaries. ...
Rahn had a type of tumor known as a mucinous cystadenoma, according to WSFA. This type of tumor is benign and arises from the tissue that forms the outer layer of the ovary, called the epithelium ... Mucinous cystadenoma tumors account for about 15 percent of all ovarian tumors. ...
These tumors are filled with a thick, gelatinous fluid. They can become quite large, with some reported to weigh more than 300 lbs. (136 kg) ... Just last month, doctors removed a similar 132-lb. (60 kg) ovarian tumor from a woman in Connecticut ...
Most often, these tumors occur in women ages 20 to 40, but cases have also been reported in teens and postmenopausal women, according to a 2014 review article. ...
Crikey I always wonder how something that big can fit inside a person without squashing everything.Here's another case of a massive tumor mistaken for ordinary weight gain ...
SOURCE (with photos ): https://www.livescience.com/62957-womans-50-pound-ovarian-tumor.html
FULL STORY: https://www.livescience.com/63524-giant-fibroid-surgery.htmlPumpkin-Size 'Giant' Fibroid Removed from Woman's Uterus
Doctors in Singapore successfully removed a so-called giant uterine fibroid weighing about 61 lbs. (28 kilograms) from a 53-year-old woman's abdomen ...
Medically speaking, a fibroid earns the descriptor "giant" when it weighs in at 25 lbs. (11 kg). In the woman's case, however, the mass tipped the scales at more than double that weight.
Fibroids, or "uterine leiomyomas," are a type of benign, or noncancerous, tumor of the uterus. They may be as small as a seed or grow so big that they form a bulky mass that can distort and enlarge the uterus, according to the Mayo Clinic. In most cases, fibroids don't cause symptoms, the Cleveland Clinic says, but symptoms such as excessive bleeding during menstruation, pain during intercourse, frequent urination or a feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen can occur. ...
The woman in this case sought medical attention because the fibroid's weight had made it difficult for her to move around, leaving her largely bedridden ... The woman also experienced some shortness of breath, both when she moved and when she lay down, said Lim, who treated the woman. ...
All told, the fibroid was about the size of a large squash, measuring about 26 inches (65 centimeters) across as its widest point ... It took up the woman's entire abdominal and pelvic cavity, extending up to the very bottom of her breastbone ...
SOURCE: https://www.livescience.com/63720-beach-wave-ruptures-womans-artery.htmlA Woman Was Hit By a Wave at the Beach. It Ruptured One of Her Arteries.
A woman's beach vacation took an unexpected turn when she was hit so hard in the neck by a wave that it ruptured one of her arteries, according to a recent report of her case.
The 60-year-old woman, who lives in Ireland, was vacationing at the beach when an ocean wave struck her in the neck.
Soon, she began to experience intermittent headaches and neck pain, according to the report, published Sept. 12 in the journal BMJ Case Reports. After two weeks, she was still having these symptoms, and one of her eyelids began to droop, prompting her to seek medical care. When doctors examined the woman, they noticed that one of her pupils was smaller than the other. ...
The woman was initially diagnosed with Horner syndrome, which refers to a combination of symptoms caused by a disruption in a nerve pathway from the brain to the face, according to the Mayo Clinic.
... In the woman's case, further imaging tests revealed that she had "carotid artery dissection" (CAD) in her right carotid artery. This occurs when blood leaks into a tear within the wall of the carotid artery, and as the blood pools, it separates the layers of the blood vessel wall. The right carotid artery is one of four arteries in the neck that delivers blood to the brain.
The dissection likely happened because the wave's impact led to a rupture of the "vasa vasorum," or the small blood vessels within the wall of the carotid artery, the authors wrote in the report.
Dr. Etimbuk Umana, an emergency medicine doctor at Galway University Hospitals in Ireland, who treated the patient, said that, prior to the woman's case, he had never seen or read any reports of a beach wave causing CAD. But unusual neck movements or blunt trauma to the neck (such as trauma experienced in a car crash) are known causes of CAD, he told Live Science. It's estimated that trauma causes up to 40 percent of cases of CAD, the authors wrote.
One concern for patients with CAD is the risk of stroke; indeed, the condition is a common cause of stroke for people under 50, according to the Cedars-Sinai medical centerin Los Angeles. A stroke can occur if a blood clot forms at the site of the blood vessel dissection and that clot blocks the flow of blood to the brain.
For this reason, patients with CAD may be treated with anti-clotting drugs (such as blood thinners) to prevent stroke.
But for patients who have a rupture of the vasa vasorum, anti-clotting drugs might actually pose a risk of increased bleeding, the report said.
The woman was initially treated with anti-clotting drugs, but the treatment was stopped, in part due to concerns about bleeding risk. Also, the woman didn't have any signs of stroke or other brain problems.
The woman was monitored closely and took Lyrica (pregabalin), a medicine used to treat nerve pain, to help with her pain. Six months later, tests showed that the artery injury had completely healed. The authors said that more studies are needed to weigh the risks and benefits of anti-clotting drugs for patients like the one in this report.
SOURCE: https://www.apnews.com/995f62df46294ad8b0441a5c408d45edIdaho woman has 50-pound tumor removed
An Idaho woman who thought she was gaining weight because of menopause discovered she actually had a 50-pound tumor that had been growing inside her for decades.
... Brenda Cridland of Meridian chalked up her weight gain to aging, but when her health started to quickly decline about eight months ago she decided to see a doctor.
That’s when a CAT scan revealed she had an enormous tumor that had displaced her organs and was cutting off the blood supply to her brain. Cridland said she underwent two-and-a-half hours of surgery to remove the mass, which luckily was benign.
Cridland says she lost 65 pounds in the process, and learned the tumor was caused by undiagnosed endometriosis. She says she ignored red flags about her health, and hopes her story will remind other women that they shouldn’t avoid seeing a doctor.
Update ... Over the last year, Bajandar left the hospital and returned home. Unfortunately, his condition continued and he's back in the hospital facing a new round of surgeries.Here's an update on the Bangladeshi 'Tree Man' - Abul Bajandar. He's had 24 surgeries since the January 2016 story was posted, and it's not clear what his prognosis may be. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/21/health/tree-man-bangladesh-surgery-intl/index.htmlBangladesh's 'tree man' is back in hospital and needs more surgery
A Bangladeshi man who suffers from an extremely rare genetic disease known as "tree man" syndrome is back in hospital and faces more surgery after the condition returned after multiple operations in 2016 ... .
Lalit Patidar, 13, was born with Hypertrichosis, a condition characterised by abnormal hair growth on the face, arms and other parts of the body.
Despite his condition, the teen lives a happy life and dreams of one day supporting his parents by becoming a police officer.
He also hopes to have surgery in the future so other children stop being so scared to play with him.
“I was born with too much hair on my face and this makes me different,” he said.
“Sometimes I wish I was like other children, but I cannot do much about it.
“I have gotten used to the way I am, and I am usually comfortable with myself.”
Lalit’s 42-year old mum was stunned to see her baby boy covered in hair when he was born. “I have five daughters and we prayed at lot of temples to have a son. Our prayers were answered when Lalit was born.
“He is different but still very special for me because he was born after many special prayers.”
Lalit often gets jeered and stared at while in public, especially when outside of his native village.
“Sometimes when I am out in a busy town, people come and stare at me. Some even call me monkey," he said.
“There have been times when other kids throw stones at me and call me names.
“But my family and friends come to my rescue and defend me during such incidents.”
He added: "I sometimes wish to have some surgery to get rid of excess hair because I want to be friends with everyone. They shouldn't hesitate to play with me.
"If I didn't have hair I'd be fine. No one would bully me."
Lalit is very optimistic about his future and wants to join the police force.
He said: “I want to join the police and put all thieves and criminals in jail when I grow up.
“I want to earn money as an honest policeman and with that I want to look after my mum and dad.
“They have done a lot for me and I don’t want any complications for them when they grow old.”
FULL STORY: https://www.livescience.com/65169-eye-lesion-corneal-keloid.htmlHere's Why This Man Had a Giant White Mass on His Eyeball
It looks like a Hollywood special effect: An eye with a bulging white mass where the pupil and iris should be. But this odd eye problem is the result of a rare lesion on a man's eyeball, according to a new report of the case.
The 74-year-old man arrived at an eye clinic with a pearly white, jelly-like mass on his right eye, according to the report, published April 4 in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology. The man told his doctors that two years earlier, he'd had cataract surgery on his right eye. Afterward, he'd noticed a scar on his cornea — the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eyeball — that gradually thickened over the next six months ...
Doctors performed a procedure to remove the mass and examined some of the eye cells under a microscope.
Test results showed that the man had a "corneal keloid," a rare type of lesion on the cornea ...
A corneal keloid is "an extremely rare, abnormal growth of tissues that is like scar tissue" on the cornea ...
Indeed, it's so rare that, more than a century since it was first identified, fewer than 100 cases have ever been reported ...
Here's a rare example of a corneal keloid - a growth or lesion on the surface of the eyeball itself ...
FULL STORY: https://www.livescience.com/65169-eye-lesion-corneal-keloid.html