November 05, 2004


Ok, so he is in theory "between life and death," but they don't quite know what's wrong with him, so they do some nice simple diagnostic tests like a colonoscopy and a BIOPSY OF THE SPINAL CORD??

One of the "teaching tools" we had in medical school was a computer program that gave you a case in the ER and had you select various things to do. They have such things now as well, but better. Anyway, one of the choices selectable was a brain biopsy. Why, exactly, I have no idea, since if you have to do a brain biopsy in the ER you are really screwed.

Posted by Owlish at November 5, 2004 07:42 AM | TrackBack
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