Tonsillectomy Complications

Tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the palatine tonsils from the back of the throat. The palatine tonsils can often be seen as a flesh-colored, pinkish lump at the back of the throat. The tonsils appear whitish when they become inflamed or infected. The tonsils help to augment the body’s Read more…

History of Surgery

History of Surgery – Overview Surgery is the branch of medicine that deals with the physical manipulation of a bodily structure to diagnose, prevent, or cure a disease. The patient’s tissues are cut during this technique to permit the manipulation of otherwise inaccessible tissues. The history of surgery can be Read more…

Surgery for Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a malignant tumor of the lung that results in the uncontrollable growth of cells in the lung tissues. The growth of cancerous cells is spread by means of the lymphatic system to nearby tissues and organs in a process known as metastasis. For this reason, early detection Read more…

What Is Esophagectomy All About?

Esophagectomy – Overview Esophagectomy is a surgical procedure that is carried out to remove all or part of the esophagus. The esophagus is the food pipe that connects the buccal cavity (mouth) to the stomach. The esophagus is composed of several layers of tissue, including mucous membrane, muscle, and connective Read more…

Basics on vascular grafts

Since our knowledge about the use of skin grafts to treat burning wounds (and a lot of other wounds too) has grown, I thought I should try to provide more information about other types of grafts starting with vascular grafts. Before I get into details, I need to talk about Read more…