Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A SERIOUS ear infection...

Often we have very strange and extreme cases coming into the clinic, but I don't think there has been one this bad in the recent past, that I can remember...

Yesterday this poor lady came into the clinic with two serious ear infections: so serious, the skin was literally rotting off and her ear canals were both non-exitstant, being closed by the inflammation of the infection.

Michael described it as an "open cellulitis"...

When I arrived with the camera, Michael had already operated on her right ear, 
and was working on the left.

The infected tissue had to be removed, and the area cleaned.
You can see how the infection was spreading down her neck...


The left side wasn't as bad as the right and, after a while, it too was cleared of dead tissue...

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