Aortic dissection – wikipedia 14 November 2017

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Dissection of the descending part of the aorta (3), which starts from the left subclavian artery and extends to the abdominal aorta (4). The ascending aorta (1) and aortic arch (2) are not involved. Specialty Vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery Symptoms severe chest or back pain, vomiting, sweating, lightheadedness[1][2] Complications Stroke, mesenteric ischemia, myocardial ischemia, aortic rupture[2] Usual onset Sudden[1][2] Risk factors High blood pressure, Marfan syndrome, bicuspid aortic valve, previous heart surgery, major trauma, smoking[1][2][3] Diagnostic method Medical imaging[1] Prevention Blood pressure control, not smoking [1] Treatment Depends on the type[1] Prognosis Mortality without treatment 10% (type B), 50% (type A)[3] Frequency 3 per 100,000 per year[3]
Aortic dissection occurs when an injury to the innermost layer of the aorta allows blood to flow between the layers of the aortic wall, forcing the layers apart.[3] In most cases this is associated with a sudden onset of severe chest or back pain, often described as “tearing” in character.[1][2] Also, vomiting, sweating, and lightheadedness may occur.[2] Other symptoms may result from decreased blood supply to other organs such as stroke or mesenteric ischemia.[2] Aortic dissection can quickly lead to death from not enough blood flow to the heart or rupture of the aorta.[2]

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Source: Aortic Dissection wikipedia

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Watch “Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program Update: 2017” on YouTube

 

 

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8cEofXDtwQ

Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program Presentation A high-point for survivors and those impacted by SCAD was the research presentation which followed at Edward Hospital, Naperville, IL. This year attendees enjoyed meeting and hearing about the latest research findings presented by some of the researchers from the Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Programs (Rochester, MN): Sharonne Hayes, MD: Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program Team Lead and Chair of our Scientific Advisory Committee Marysia Tweet, MD: Co-creator of Mayo Clinic SCAD Registry, Senior Cardiology/Fellow Jeanne Theis, PhD: Research Scientist in SCAD DNA Research Also attending from Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Program were Jill Boyum (SCAD Research Study Coordinator), Toni Sauber (Medical Secretary) and Brenda Speltz (Clinical Research Coordinator, SCAD Biobank).
 
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Andrew -Sydney Hospital 2000

In the year 2000 Andrew had gone to Concord for his final surgery before complete transition. The doctor had thought she was doing him a favour by doing the surgery using a camera without opening him up.

In the process she nicked his bowel and but for the bowel surgeon in the Theatre next door might have been very much the worse for wear.

They admitted him for about 10 days and then sent him home. He continued to experience a lot of pain until a hernia popped out and they took him to Sydney hospital where they discovered that the bowel had not been properly repaired.

He spent another 10 days there.

He is wearing his Father’s watch and dressing gown which he inherited from his father not long before.

Cataracts + surgery + Cornea + transplants

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cataractDefinition-

Simply put, a cataract is a “clouding” of the lens in your eye. The lens, located just behind the iris, or the coloured part of your eye,
works like the lens of a camera. It picks up images, then focuses the lights, colours, and shapes on the retina – the transmitter located at the back of your
eye that sends the images to your brain.

 

 

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Normal lens versus cloudy lens

 

CATARACT SURGERY – this link takes you   through to Eye health Northwest.
Where the answers to most of  your questions regarding cataracts can be
found.

Corneal transplantation
What is the cornea?
The cornea is the transparent tissue on the front part of the eye. Not only is it important for the structural integrity of the eye, but its curvature and clarity helps the eye focus. A healthy cornea is required for normal vision. Diseases and injuries of the cornea are an important cause of blindness in our community.

“What is corneal transplantation?
A corneal transplant is the way of removing your damaged cornea and replacing it with a healthy cornea from the eye of a suitable donor. The donor will be a person who has (or whose family has) given consent for their corneas to be used for medical purposes after their death. The donor cornea is thoroughly checked and prepared to ensure there is no possibility of it being infected.

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Monofocal Wavefront Lens

 

Transsphenoidal Surgery to remove my pituitary adenoma.

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This information is abstracted from the website of the American Cancer Society

Surgery for pituitary tumors

The main treatment for many pituitary tumors is surgery. How well the surgery works depends on the type of tumor, its exact location, its size, and whether it has spread into nearby structures.

Transsphenoidal surgery: This is the most common way to remove pituitary tumors. Transsphenoidal means that the surgery is done through the sphenoid sinus, a hollow space in the skull behind the nasal passages and below the brain. The back wall of the sinus covers the pituitary gland.

For this approach, the neurosurgeon makes a small incision along the nasal septum (the cartilage between the 2 sides of the nose) or under the upper lip (above the upper teeth). To reach the pituitary, the surgeon opens the bony walls of the sphenoid sinus with small surgical chisels, drills, or other instruments depending on the thickness of the bone and sinus. …continue here – American Cancer Society detailed guide to pituitary surgery

My Surgery

On 21st May, I had surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital here in  Randwick for the

removal of the pituitary tumour. Dr Bernard KwokDr Kwok performed the surgery.

Dr Kwok is one of the most senior neurosurgeons in Sydney. He has maintained a high profile in all facets of neurosurgery, especially surgery for pituitary tumors.  

As a pioneer in neuroendoscopy, he has taught many of the Australian and Southeast Asian neurosurgeons currently practicing this technique.

 Dr. Kwok has appointments at all three on-campus hospitals and is a strong advocate of medical student and registrar training.”

Please read the information contained on the website above, below I have some photos and diagrams.

Intensive care

Picture taken illegally by Andrew 2001

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