Thursday, December 18, 2008

Intelligent Design?

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A Colorado Springs family is part of one of the strangest cases in medical history.

Dr. Paul Grabb, a pediatric brain surgeon, said he was surprised when he discovered a small foot growing inside the brain of 3-day-old Sam Esquibel.

Click here for a photo of the foot. Warning: graphic content.

"I've never seen anything like it before," Grabb told the Colorado Springs Gazette. "It looked like the breach delivery of a baby coming out of the brain."

Sam was delivered on Oct. 1, within hours of an ultrasound that showed what appeared to be a tumor developing in the brain of the fetus. Three days later, Grabb performed the surgery to remove it.

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SuiginChou said...

The doctor is just trying to sound cool and knowledgeable on TV. What he says is about teratomas not being all that rare is correct, but what's special about this one is:
a) it's a fully-formed foot (that is rarer than most others which are just clumps of hair, fingernails, teeth, etc), and
b) it's in the brain! (Yes, it could be anywhere, but for him to act like he's not impressed is just him being a showoff.)

I can guarantee you that if I showed my medical student peers this video they would all react in awe, just as we have. Stupid show-off doctor. :p :)