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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Non Obese Fat.

Its been quiet for a while now, but you can always expect things to get interesting when you're working in surgery! This is an incident involving a lot of fat.


A man came to the clinic the other day with a very simple request. He had a swelling on his forehead that he wanted to get rid of. Fairly straightforward lipoma, I thought. We had a discussion and he was fine with everything and fixed a time for the surgery. He clearly was happy with what he heard because he then showed me his hands. He had the same type of swelling on both his forearms. He wanted to get those out too. Fine, I said. More for me to operate on!

 He then turned around and shifted through his hair and showed me one more at the back of the skull. I thought this would be a cyst (as is most likely in that area), but it too felt like a lipoma.
By now I was sure that there would be more so I just went out on a limb and asked him, "How many you have" (nothing to do with the ad really). He casually mentioned that he had many but he would like to get rid of only these 4. He then let me examine him completely (another reason why a complete physical is a must)

 I must have counted at least 50!!! Spread all over his body.....back, abdomen, legs, everywhere! It wasn't so much ugly as it was sad! For no fault of his own, he was bestowed upon with these fat deposits by someone higher up with a wierd sense of humour! He wasn't even overweight. He was in fact quite fit other than these little fat deposits all over his body.

The reason for him to get the 4 out was that they were the one's that could be seen. Everything else would be covered by his clothing so he was not bothered about them. He had even tried exercising and weight loss techniques for losing these fat buddies of his because someone had told him that they were fat, but forgot to explain that they had nothing to do with being overweight or obese!

 This is one fat problem you can't get rid of by going to the gym or walking it out!!


Nalini Hebbar said...

very interesting case

Techknowdoc said...

Hey Nalini,
Thanks. Great to see you reading the blog almost as soon as its up!

Anonymous said...

最敏捷的,未必贏得競賽:最強大的,未必贏得戰爭:時間與機會才是主人 ..................................................

magiceye said...

surgery is the only alternative?!

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