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My pulmonary masses are growing and are now blocking one of my airways

Last week I finally underwent bronchoscopy and biopsy procedures at the Philippine General Hospital – Department of Pulmonary Medicine and part of what was revealed was that I have two pulmonary masses inside what appears to be one of my bronchioles or air passageways in the lower left lobe of my lungs. 1,500 more words

Thought Ninja

Pseudoepitheliomatous Hyperplasia in the Setting of CD30+ Lymphoproliferative Disease

There are reports of keratoacanthomas as well as pseudocarcinomatous hyperplasia (PEH) mimicking poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma arising in the setting of CD30+ lymphoproliferative disease. Although the prominent PEH noted in some individuals closely mimics squamous cell carcinoma on biopsy, the indolent clinical behavior indicates that this phenomenon is best considered a reactive change. 601 more words


I bring you love

A few seconds in to a dream, Steve the recovery nurse brought me round from the anaesthetic. Bald on the top, with silver hair at the sides, and fairly rotund, Steve was the most beautiful and wonderful man I have ever met, bar my husband. 1,427 more words

Brain Tumour

Biopsy Results

I got my biopsy results on Sunday and they were………………………….. inconclusive! This was the ensuing conversation with the dermatologist:

“So, is that unusual for the biopsy results to come back inconclusive?” 344 more words

Active Management

The Muse in Histology

Histology has remained very much the same since the 1800s. If you are interested in a history of it, you can look here. For a science that diagnoses so many diseases, and is fraught with potential to cause patients harm, it is a wonder someone hasn’t come up with a better way to look at the body microscopically before now. 636 more words

Information For Patients

Our journey with Hirschsprung Disease

According to US Department of Health and Human Services at least one of the 500,000 newborns are affected by Hirschsprung disease. Hirschsprung disease is a disease acquired since birth, it is a congenital disease with operation as the only cure. 2,052 more words

Blitzed the Biopsy

It took one week, but I finally got my biopsy results today. All clear. No alarming signs of cancer eating away my insides – now that’s a real bonus. 128 more words

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