You ever have one of thoose days that you just wanted to put a 10 penny nail into your bladder? What? I know this sounds crazy but that is exactly what this woman did. The pt came into the ER with slurred speech. The CT scan from the night before had revealed a hypodense area in her brain therefore an MRI was ordered. Before the MRI could be performed the patient had to be Xrayed to find out if she did have a nail in her body. The patient reported it was in her Uterous but upon Ultrasound localization it was found to be in her bladder. (source NEJM). ……
Kennedy’s doctor’s statement focused on the 3½-hour operation, which was performed at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. “I am pleased to report that Sen. Kennedy’s surgery was successful and accomplished our goals,” Dr. Allan Friedman said in a written statement issued after the procedure.
“Sen. Kennedy was awake during the resection, and should therefore experience no permanent neurological effects from the surgery.”
According to the National Cancer Institute, the median survival rates for malignant glioma are three to five years for those with less aggressive tumors; more severe types of the cancer usually cause death in less than a year. Kennedy’s medical staff has not indicated the grade of his tumor.