Friday, July 17, 2009

fresh!!!

fresh intestine[ileum]...removed from a patient in emergency OT operated for perforation

16 comments:

Arun Kumar said...

ewwwww.... disgusting...
looks like a skinned snake n vomit mixed together (yuck... I've the worst imagination )

ewww.eewwwww....

priya said...

Wow, never knew I'd look at an intestine in my life
O_o

V. Archana said...

ewwwwww.... that is disgusting!

Arpitha Holla said...

u touched it?? yeeeks..

priya said...

ok, wait a minute..what do you mean by"removed it"?
did you put it back in? O_o

Shruti said...

wow that's a BIG small intestine :P
what happened to the patient then? same thing put back in?

Ghost Particle said...

man...ive only seen this in movies!

Saranya S said...

It looks like a big chunk of the intestine, the whole ileum?
It looks very different from those you see during your anatomy sessions on dried specimens.

brocasarea said...

@ arun..rather i would say u have good imagination!..lol

@ priya...thnk me!!;)

brocasarea said...

@ archana...its a fact!..dont be!!

brocasarea said...

@ arpitha...no..but have during my anatomy classes

brocasarea said...

@ priya...yeah permanently removed it..it was going for gangrene

brocasarea said...

@ shruti...removed it forever..patient is doing fine!..

@ ghost...lol..in saw??

brocasarea said...

@ saranya...here the blood supply will be intact no!!..:)

Pavi!!!! said...

OMG! so freakin gross! u should warn us when u post such stuff on ur blog.. like GROOOOOOSSSSSS!

a man can live w/o his intestine?

msatheeshkumar said...

Hey man, I'm wondering to see all these comments...Don't know how many of them are medicoes....Anyway, let me remind you the facts....The total length of intestines in man is around 7.5 metres - small intestines(6 metres)and colon(1.5 metres) roughly. Out of 6 metres length of small intestine, only the first 25 cm is constituted by Duodenum(which is completely retroperitoneal),the remaining 575 cm(roughly)is constituted by Jejunum and Ileum(Both of which are Intraperitoneal). The demarcation between Jejunum and Ileum is not clearly defined, and arbitrarily the Jejunum contitutes the Proximal third of the Intraperitoneal portion. So the length of the Ileum must be around 380 cm(i.e. 3.8 metres). And I'm sure the length of the ileum removed(as shown in ur picture would not be more than 1 or 1.5 metres). Soooooooo I guess there is no problem for the patient with this operation as still he has atleast 2.3 metres of Ileum for effective absorption of the digested contents....Am I right dude???