12 tips for giving patients bad news
My partner Judith had pain in her sinus cavity caused by a tumor called a plasmacytoma. After her biopsy, her surgeon called Friday afternoon with the results. She asked him to wait fifteen minutes until I could be home with her to get the news. He had no flexibility and said he could speak either then or Monday. She chose to speak with him then on the phone still alone. He confirmed that the tumor was cancer of an unknown type. She hurried to the hospital to get more tests to learn what kind of cancer it was. That was a really bad day. Judith and I both work in the health care system. I am a palliative and acute care chap...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/chaya-gusfield" rel="tag" > Chaya Gusfield, BCC < /a > Tags: Conditions Hospital Palliative care Source Type: blogs
Plasmacytoma : RadioPath correlation
Plasmacytomas are a discrete, solitary mass of neoplastic monoclonal plasma cells in either bone or soft tissue. Identification of a “mini brain” in an expansile lesion in the spine is characteristic of plasmacytoma. It is important that radiologists note this characteristic because biopsy can be avoided in patients with this appearance. Read More:http://www.ajronline.org/doi/abs/10.2214/ajr.175.1.1750261Famous Radiology Blog http://www.sumerdoc.blogspot.com TeleRad Providers at www.teleradproviders.com Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org (Source: Sumer's Radiology Site)
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - June 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs