Monthly Archives: August 2015

Gallbladder Polyps – Concerns of Seafarers and Others

I have encountered a lot of seafarers seeking surgical clearance for gallbladder polyps and cholesteroloses seen on ultrasound. This is what I usually do. I give them a clearance to travel and work as seafarer if there is no history … Continue reading

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Head and Neck Tumors – On View

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Follow-up or check-up or new consult in a medical clinic

When patients come back to the Medical Clinic after the first consultation, it is either they come back for follow-up or check-up or new consult. In my medical recording, I usually use the term “check-up” when there is no active … Continue reading

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Stomach – Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are uncommon tumors of the GI tract. These tumors start in very early forms of special cells found in the wall of the GI tract, called the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs). ICCs … Continue reading

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