Tagged: surgery

How to do a craniotomy

Have you ever wanted to know how neurosurgeons actually access the brain? Learn about some of the tools that they use and how they actually perform a craniotomy. In this video, Alex is using a...

The plastic queen

Surgery obsessed glamour model Pixee has undergone hundreds of extreme procedures in her bid to become a living cartoon. In her pursuit of plastic perfection, Pixee has had over 200 cosmetic procedures and radical...

First total penis and scrotum transplant

The first US penis transplant was successfully performed in 2016. Last year, a uterus transplant recipient gave birth for the first time in the US. Now, doctors at Johns Hopkins University have successfully transplanted an entire penis and scrotum to...

How to slice a human body

The 19th century saw major advances in the practice of surgery. In 1750, the anatomist John Hunter described it as “a humiliating spectacle of the futility of science”; yet, over the next 150 years...

19kg tumor

A 74-year-old woman who was given four weeks to live because a 19.5kg tumour in her stomach was squashing her vital organs has had it removed. The nail-biting moment doctors carried out the complex...

Forehead rotational skin flap from a dog bite

[Pictures/Text via imgur.com] The initial damage (profile), less than an hour after the dog attacked. The next morning front on. Despite going down to cartilage the general structure of the cartilage was still in tact....

Implant extrusion

This 5 year-old girl was referred because of partial extrusion of the left orbital implant. She lost her sight from bilateral congenital primary open angle glaucoma. The left eye was eviscerated 3 years ago...

How is brain surgery performed?

Dr. Greg Foltz of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute describes the routine and frequency of brain surgery. Computer brain mapping produces a three-dimensional image of a patient’s brain. Once inside, physical mapping occurs. A precise...

How does anesthesia work?

When under anesthesia, you can’t move, form memories, or — hopefully — feel pain. And while it might just seem like you are asleep for that time, you actually aren’t. What’s going on? Steven...