yesterday we had the opportunity to observe an emergency operation on a patient with *peritonitis* he was in a bad state when we saw him, in pain and he was belching every few seconds. suspected to have paralytic ileus, he was sent to the operation theatre right after he was prepped.
while we waited for him to be ready..
Sing Fa,Tanny,Cheryl,Vinvie & Zameen
Guess who! hahaha
trying to insert my unruly hair into the surgical cap
the small operation theatre, viewed from the outside.
(if you are intolerant to gross images,i think this might be quite offensive to you)
our teacher making a midline incision
this is the loop of the intestine which is necrotized
the surgeon making a cut to check the blood supply to that part of the intestine
this better illustrates the full extent of the necrotic process
our teacher (on the right) with his assistant working hard
the patient had *thrombosis* of the messenteric arteries, which causes ischemia of his appendix,caecum,some part of his transverse colon and the small intestine..which finally lead to its *necrosis* the colors of the affected areas ranged from cyanotic ,grey, to greenish yellowish and it was heavily distended with air. during the operation, there was even a foul smell in the OT. i feel sad for the patient.
we saw him today, at the ICU.he was unconscious and needed the ventilation unit for respiration. our teacher opened the stitches a little to check the condition of his intestine-it was kinda amazing,he showed us the healthy pink loop of sigmoid colon fr just a tiny window on his wound.
on another note, something bad happened yesterday to us.Vinvie and Cheryl's wallet got stolen fr our class which was locked..so it must be an insider's job. Im really lucky that mine was safe and sound.cant imagine having to cancel all my credit cards when im planning a winter trip. hope Vinvie and Cheryl will feel better soon