In January, Dr. Jombo performed surgery on Dr. Camazine to remove a suspicious mole. The pathology is pending.
I get my supplies wherever I can, whenever I can. An amazing array of wonderful people contribute supplies to the effort. Today we had a huge donation from Fred and Mary Kay Posey (Walking in Love Ministries) in conjunction with the Texas Baptist men (Disaster Relief). The Poseys' had the supplies and they were stored with the Texas Baptist Men. We rented a U-Haul cargo van and drove down to Dallas. Everyone helped pack up the van. Now the trick will be to get all the supplies to Nigeria. That will be another story.
|Mary Kay Posey, Brian Camazine, Susan Camazine, Fred Posey|
|Texas Baptist Men|
Kingsley came for surgery in September, 2013. He had a large parotid mass that we resected. The pathology epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma. He is doing well and our temporal is flap has epithelialized in the mouth. He will be getting radiation.
The other day we went to Palmer Hospital (sister hospital to NCH) located in Akwa Ibom State. The team consisted of NCH personel- Drs. Camazine, Jombo, Oje; Nurse Anesthetists Eric Oje and Wilson Anyanwu; surgical technician Chimobi Micah; and nurses Angela, Joy, Favor, Kelechi and Vincent. Dr. Anekan and nurse Glory from Palmer assisted, as well. Sixteen surgeries were performed in one day. This was an incredible effort by everyone involved and resulted in a very productive trip.
|NCH team members (minus Dr. Oje)|
|Dr. Jombo-CMO at NCH|
|Joy, RN and wound care nurse|
|Wilson, nurse anesthetist|
|Dr. Oje, Eric Oje, nurse anesthetist and Vincent, RN|
|Dr. Anelem, Staff physician at Palmer|
This lady came to NCH with a large parotid tumor. The resection was difficult but we removed the tumor. She developed a pulmonary embolus after surgery but is doing well now. She will need adjuvant radiation treatment. Postop pictures to follow!
|Radical neck dissection|
We do so many thyroid operations that we occasionally see unusual anatomy such as the non-recurrent recurrent laryngeal nerve. In the case illustrated here, there is a right non-recurrent recurrent laryngeal nerve that we astutely (or luckily) identified. The recurrent nerve branches directly off the vagus nerve rather than taking the recurrent route.The biggest problem with this anomaly is that the nerve can be injured during thyroid surgery.
|Right non-recurrent recurrent laryngeal nerve. (Note that the retraction is|
pulling the vagus nerve to the patient's right and pulling the trachea to the
|Normal course of the recurrent laryngeal nerves|
|Right non-recurrent recurrent laryngeal nerve|