Thursday, February 5, 2009

No WAY!!!

Was looking through Science Daily and found this. And I thought the Egyptians with the brain out through the nose thing was bad. Maaaan... Why did they do it, you ask? Hell, medicine's really not my field, so I've barely a clue what's going on here, but according Robert Montgomery, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the transplant division at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine:

Since the first laparoscopic donor nephrectomy was performed at Johns Hopkins in 1995, surgeons have been troubled by the need to make a relatively large incision in the patient’s abdomen after completing the nephrectomy to extract the donor kidney. “That incision is thought to significantly add to the patient’s pain, hospitalization and convalescence,” says Montgomery. “Removing the kidney through a natural opening should hasten the patient’s recovery and provide a better cosmetic result."

Got that? I thought so...

No comments: