Friday, 28 April 2017

Video: Horrific Neck Injury!

The original story told by this patient was that he was robbed, his neck was sliced and he was left for dead. Later in the ambulance he admitted to being in an altercation with drug dealers who were selling him crack cocaine. They tried to murder him by slicing his throat. He pretended to be dead and ran up the road to get help. 
The amazing thing is that the knife missed all major structures and he has survived his injuries!

Source: Instagram @Mrs_angemi

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Keratoprosthesis implantation

Keratoprosthesis implantation is a procedure that involves full-thickness removal of the cornea and replacement by an artificial cornea.
📘Generally, patients who have a history of multiple failed Penetrating Keratoplasty are candidates for a keratoprosthesis transplant.

How UK doctor failed to diagnose appendicitis —Parents

Monday, 17 April 2017

Video: The man trapped in a baby's body

Singh was reportedly diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, a well-known cause of growth retardation.
📚Thyroid hormones are necessary for the optimal effect of growth hormone (GH). They enable the anabolic and metabolic effects of GH and also increase GH production from the pituitary gland. So in essence, without the thyroid hormones, growth hormone is not so useful.

Gin can help our metabolism- Research

Gin is good for your metabolism. That is according to researchers at Latvia's University of Sigulda.
The study, published in the journal Food & Nature, assessed how the alcoholic beverage affected calories in mice.
They found the tipple triggers an 'after burn' effects that enhances your body's ability to burn calories for a whole hour after you finish your drink.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Shocking! Hospital staff eats placenta

According to reports, the mother delivered a baby boy on March 24 but did not take the placenta home because the hospital wanted to inspect it and they were told to return at a later date.
However, on their return, the hospital could not produce the placenta and investigations revealed the cleaner was the one who had taken it.
When confronted, the cleaner admitted that she took home the placenta and made soup with it, and ate it afterwards to improve her skin.
When the police were called in, the parties agreed to settle the issue amicably.
If you were the baby's parents, what would you do? 🤔🤔

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Latest on HIV

Researchers have found a way to make cells resistant to HIV, a new report reveals.
In a major breakthrough, scientists have tethered HIV-fighting antibodies to immune cells, creating a cell population resistant to the virus.
These resistant cells can quickly replace diseased cells, making it more effective than other therapies - and potentially curing the deadly disease.

Monday, 10 April 2017


📢The diagnosis is Livedo reticularis.
📚Livedo reticularis has many causes:
It may be due to  blood vessel spasm; an abnormality of the local circulation; an underlying systemic illness such as lupus erythematosus or disturbances of hormonal and autonomic regulatory mechanisms.
📙📈Sometimes, Livedo reticularis can be a normal finding that is simply more obvious when a person is exposed to the cold; however, over time it may become permanent. In severe cases ulcers in the extremities may occur.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Head injury Xray!

These X-rays show a miracle of a boy who survived 91cm harpoon fired accidentally by his friend. The spear entered the 16-year-old’s head just above his right eye, penetrated through his brain, before coming out the back of his skull. Miraculously, the spear missed all the vital blood vessels in the brain so non were damaged and he recovered the from incident!

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Meet The Medic

Meet The Medic💉🏩: Dr Douglas-Iyalla Pepple, B.Sc, MBBCh, M.Sc. @drpepple
👉🏽Favourite quote🗣🗣: Don't do twice what you can do once.
👉🏽Favourite show🎥📺: The good Karma Hospital, Coronation street.
👉🏽What do you wish you knew in medical school🤔🤔: I wish I knew that medicine isn't the pathway to wealth
👉🏽Favourite mnemonic 📚📚: FORCEPS criteria for forceps delivery.


📚Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung parenchyma which causes the the alveoli to fill with fluid or pus, making it difficult to breathe (dyspnea).
📚One of the symptoms in Pneumonia is cough productive of sputum.
🔆⚠️Most times, the sputum colour could indicate the infective organism. E.g Streptococcus pneumoniae gives rust-colored sputum;
Pseudomonas, Haemophilus, and pneumococcal species give green sputum);
Klebsiella species pneumonia (Red currant-jelly sputum) and
anaerobic infections produce foul-smelling or bad-tasting sputum.

A Giant Fibroadenoma

📸: A giant fibroadenoma that grew for 15 years. The woman carried it about in a special bag designed for the tumor

Fibroadenomas are common benign tumors made up of both glandular breast tissue and stromal tissue.They are most common in young women in their 20s and 30s and are usually firm, non-tender and mobile.

Investigations include: Mammography, breast ultrasound, fine-needle aspiration, and core needle biopsy.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

State of emergency declared at UBTH

The deplorable state of University of Benin Teaching Hospital prompts declaration of a state of emergency.
The Association of resident Doctors (ARD) University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has declared a State of Emergency at the hospital due to the acute decay of administration procedures and state of equipment in the hospital.

Video: Doctors remove strange sex object from a man


Surgeons removing an 18 inch yucca root from mans bottom after he used it as sex aid, the 55 years old underwent extensive surgery which included reconstructing the anus with parts of the intestine, the patient is recovering and in good state...this kind of cases occur much more than you think and its important to deal with it as professional as possible when you come across one.

Can you guess the diagnosis?

This is the Leser-Trélat sign.  It is defined as the sudden eruption of multiple seborrheic keratoses caused by a malignancy/cancer ...