Me and my operation: Glowing green dye that helps surgeons to target tumours
Identifying tumours with a glowing dye means surgeons can remove them more accurately without damaging healthy tissue. Kath Scott, 63, a musician and English teacher from Knutsford, Cheshire, was one of the first people in Britain to undergo the ...
October 7, 2013
Identifying tumours with a glowing dye means surgeons can remove them more accurately without damaging healthy tissue. Before that I'd always been healthy - I don't drink or smoke, I keep active, I'm not overweight, and I eat plenty of vegetables and little red meat, so I rarely saw a doctor. But two weeks later I had a call from another doctor at the surgery who saw from my records that I'd mentioned blood in my urine. The problem was clearing up, but she recommended further tests and referred me to my local hospital. But when I returned for results in August, the doctor said they'd found a 2. 2cm tumour on my right kidney and I'd need an operation to remove it. He referred me to Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, the nearest specialist centre. When I met surgeon Steve Bromage, he said that instead of removing the kidney - standard practice around ten years ago - he'd remove just the tumour. He ALSO said he and his colleague Neil Oakley were pioneering a new technique to inject the kidney with a special dye - making the kidney glow bright green while the tumour, which would absorb less dye, would.
Modern Wall Clock in Red
Requires 1 AA battery. 2 in. thick. Round shape. Ready to hang. Hand crafted and painted. Clock mechanism: Ten years warranty. Made from mixed media, acrylic, medium density fiberboard and metal. Made in USA. 24 in. Dia.Each piece is signed by the artist.
December 10, 2013