Thursday, October 1, 2015

Glow in the Dark

You are in a emergency exploratory laparotomy for a patient who developed peritonitis. Half way through running the bowel, the surgeon asks the anesthesiologist to give fluorescein. He then asks the circulator to pull this device out of the closet.

Challenge: What is it and what's he looking for?

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1 comment:

Craig Chen said...

Glow in the Dark

A Wood’s lamp is shown. It is mostly used in dermatology, but can be used to assess whether bowel is viable by examining uptake of intravenous fluorescein.

Sources: UpToDate; Wikipedia.