After 100 days of signing in system, My first operation shocked the world - Chapter 48
- After 100 days of signing in system, My first operation shocked the world
- Chapter 48 - The diagnosis he mentioned turned out to be true!
Chapter 48: The diagnosis he mentioned turned out to be true!
Lin Feng walked confidently ahead, while the unfortunate Dr. Wang and his apprentice pushed the elderly woman towards the radiology department on the underground second floor.
However, halfway there, on a ramp (since the underground of the old hospital was converted from air-raid shelters, most radiology departments were underground with many ramps), Dr. Wang, being older, failed to grasp the gurney, and the elderly woman almost slipped down.
Lin Feng quickly caught her, saying, “Be cautious! If the patient’s neck suffers further injury, it will be your medical responsibility!”
Dr. Wang: “…………”
Being lectured by an intern?
Internal frustration +1+1+1+1~
When the diagnostic results come out later, and it’s not a neck injury, watch how I prove you wrong!
They arrived at the MRI room, and after 30 minutes, the CT scan results came out first.
“The CT scan results~~ The patient’s bones throughout the body are intact!”
The radiologist presented a sheet with the signature of the examining physician.
Dr. Wang couldn’t help but laugh, triumphantly as he mocked Lin Feng, “What did I say? Did I waste 12 years as an orthopedic doctor? This patient’s issue has nothing to do with bones! You, a rookie, a mediocre doctor!”
Zhang Yuan also worriedly looked at Ye Xuan and muttered softly, “This will backfire, right?”
Little did they know, Lin Feng was completely unfazed. “We’re still waiting for the MRI results. CT scans can only see bones, while MRIs can visualize blood vessels and nerves.”
Dr. Wang hadn’t even finished speaking when the MRI results came out.
“The patient’s cervical nerves have indeed been compressed and deformed by the anterior cervical discs between the fifth and sixth vertebrae, and the degeneration of the cervical spine has also been found!” The radiologist said.
The entire room was shocked! Dr. Wang’s mouth hung open, unable to close~ His jaw almost dropped to the ground!
It was too shocking!
Zhang Yuan’s eyes widened.
I can’t believe it…
Qiao Hanru covered her mouth in disbelief and stared at Lin Feng, unable to comprehend what she was hearing.
Oh my goodness! It’s simply miraculous!
The results of the examination were exactly as Lin Feng had described!
Could he have some kind of divination?
Lin Feng maintained his calm expression, picked up the MRI film, carefully examined it for a while, and said to Qiao Hanruo, “Look, your mother’s cervical spine here, between the fifth and sixth vertebrae, is compressed and deformed by the discs. It has degenerated and formed a ‘beak-like’ shape, commonly known as ‘bone spurs.'”
“When she slipped this time, her cervical spine suffered external trauma, causing these bone spurs to ‘aggravate’!”
Lin Feng continued, “This protruding intervertebral disc is like a ‘time bomb’ lurking within her body. Even a minor injury can ‘trigger’ it, causing immediate symptoms of nerve compression and leading to paralysis. Did she experience numbness and pain in her upper limbs before?”
Qiao Hanru tried to recall, “Oh, now that you mention it, my mom did mention having some minor issues with her hands. Before today, she would often experience pain and numbness in her hands, but the symptoms would subside on their own after a while. I urged her to see a doctor several times, but she didn’t take it seriously and didn’t go to the hospital for an examination.”
Lin Feng calmly continued, “Pain and numbness in the upper limbs are typical symptoms of cervical disc protrusion. In addition, there can be pain and numbness in the upper limbs and hands, increased sensitivity in the skin of the upper limbs and hands, a sensation similar to an electric shock, slow hand movements, poor coordination, and a feeling of weakness. Unsteady walking and a tendency to fall with the sensation of walking on cotton can also occur. When these symptoms appear, it’s crucial to seek medical attention at a reputable healthcare facility; otherwise, it may be too late when cervical spine damage leading to paralysis occurs.”
“The intervertebral discs between the 5th/6th and 6th/7th vertebrae of the cervical spine are the primary stress areas during head and neck movements. They degenerate rapidly and are more prone to developing chronic cervical disc protrusion, especially in older individuals.”
“What should be done then?” Qiao Hanruo asked eagerly, grabbing Lin Feng’s sleeve. “Dr. Lin, you’re truly a miraculous doctor! Please help my mom. She may have a sharp tongue, but she’s a good person.”
Lin Feng: “……”
Dr. Wang, who had a swollen face, couldn’t resist saying, “He’s just an intern. What’s the use of begging him? I’m an orthopedic doctor. Why didn’t you come to me?”
Qiao Hanruo glanced at him.
Under normal circumstances, with a 12-year experienced orthopedic doctor and a young intern, Qiao Hanruo wouldn’t need to think twice to believe Dr. Wang.
First impressions are important.
Dr. Wang failed to recognize that her mother had cervical spine damage on the spot! He even almost lifted her using conventional methods.
If it weren’t for Lin Feng stepping forward, her mother could have been “rescued” by him, resulting in even more severe damage!
Qiao Hanruo trusted Lin Feng’s professional opinion more.
Dr. Wang: “…………”
It seems like this young girl looks down on me!
Lin Feng looked at his watch and said, “Your mother has suffered cervical spinal cord damage, so the sooner it’s repaired, the better. The earlier the release of nerve compression and restoration of the neural pathway, the better her prognosis. However, even after the diagnosis, the earliest the surgery can be scheduled is tomorrow.”
“I can’t wait for that!” Qiao Hanruo exclaimed, becoming even more anxious.
Technically, Lin Feng could pass this on to the orthopedic department since he was an emergency department doctor and an intern. It would be impossible for him to perform this level 3 difficulty surgery. Even if he had some responsibility, it wouldn’t fall on him. However, if surgery was needed, Lin Feng couldn’t resist his itchy hands.
“If you trust me, I can perform anterior cervical spine surgery!” Lin Feng said firmly.
“Anterior cervical spine surgery?” Qiao Hanruo asked in surprise.
“Yes,” Lin Feng explained, “This is a classic minimally invasive surgery for the cervical spine. All the important surgical steps can be performed through a small 4-5cm incision in a confined space, with only about 10 milliliters of blood loss.”
“Really?” Qiao Hanruo responded with excitement.
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