This is the case of a twin pregnancy. Around 19 weeks gestation one of the twins died and remained in the moms uterus for the remainder of the pregnancy. The other twin made it full term. What you are looking at is the full term placenta that was delivered with the 19 week fetus (which is flat/mummified giving it the name fetus papyraceus). The other twin is alive and doing well! I have seen this a few times in my career. Sometimes the twin dies very early on either naturally or via elective/ selective abortion. When the placenta is delivered with the live twin, the small mummified fetus can be seen embedded within the membranes of the placenta.
This patient was locked out of her house. She was trying to break into her own house through a window by climbing on a flower pot. The pot broke and the shard partially amputated her ankle. She severed her anterior tibial artery but surgeons were able to keep her foot because the other main artery (posterior) was intact and still is supplying oxygen to the foot.
Have you ever received a little postcard in the mail or heard a product that you own has been recalled on the news? Unfortunately those recalls are often issued as a result of people who have suffered life altering injuries like this. One of the largest safety recalls in US history was issued for millions of airbags made by major parts supplier Takata. The airbags were mostly installed in cars from model year 2002 through 2015. Some of those airbags could deploy explosively, injuring or even killing car occupants. Worldwide, these airbags have caused over 300 injuries and 24 deaths. In this case, this patient was living in California and driving one of the most popular cars in America, the Honda Civic. The accident occurred 2 months before the airbags were recalled. She was 4 months pregnant when she was in an accident, the airbag deployed, and shrapnel exploded from the bag cutting her eyeball in half. Doctors tried to save her eye but it was just too painful so she opted for an enucleation. She is blind in one eye, but lucky she survived this accident. She was able to continue the pregnancy and is now doing great with her 7 year old daughter. According to Car and Driver, Honda and Takata knew about the horrific injuries their airbags were causing years prior to issuing the recall but the reports were not taken seriously.
My friend @hexenkult was at a flea market when a guy came up to him and said "You write those death books right? You might want these slides, pretty weird, you can have the box for $5." So he bought them. When he got home he looked through a couple and saw some lab equipment and photos of a high school cheerleading competition. He wasn’t impressed, so he put the box in his garage and completely forgot about it. The other day he was cleaning out the garage and stumbled across the box again. When he really looked through it he found all of these gems! Photos from PSA flight 182 crash in San Diego in 1978! This crash occurred mid air between a commercial airliner and a private plane. The wreckage caused an explosion in the air and the burning debris fell onto a San Diego suburban neighborhood. 144 people died in the crash including 7 people on the ground. 22 houses were destroyed. Mass casualty aviation accidents require autopsy examination of all bodies if possible. In most aviation accidents, intact bodies are rare because of crash injuries/ fire. Body parts/ belongings are collected and analyzed for identification. Teeth are the best for identification. Body examination can help investigators determine what happened in a crash, especially if the cause is unknown/unclear. Toxicology is also performed on the pilots because of rare cases of suicide/homicide. #for#forensicsce #forensicpathology #forensics #pathology
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My kids saw one of these horseshoe crabs for the first time this summer and naturally they wanted to go touch it with their feet and play with it. Of course I freaked out🤣. These crabs look a little scary, but usually they won’t hurt a person- unless you step on one by accident! This is the 16 year old nephew of a friend of mine. They were at the Jersey shore when he stepped on one by accident and it impaled into his foot about 2-3” between his toes! Luckily, his mom is a nurse and brought him right to urgent care. He’s on oral and topical antibiotics and the wound is expected to heal just fine. It’s very important in cases like this to seek medical attention and not try to remove it yourself. It could break, or cause bleeding- but more importantly the risk of infection is high. The ocean is filled with yucky bacteria that was just accidentally injected into his body! Antibiotics are given as a precaution to keep this injury small and not turn it into a hospital stay, possible amputation, or even death!
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