Monthly Archives: October 2015

Paget’s Disease of the Breast – A Kind of Breast Cancer

I saw this old file of mine – Paget’s Disease of the Breast – published in Far East Health in 1986.  The co-author, Dr. Kenneth Chan, was my resident in the Department of Surgery of the Philippine General Hospital. Paget’s … Continue reading

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Surgical Scrub Nurses’ Roles

I saw this post in Medical Center Manila Operating Room. Like it. S – Sterility must be maintained. C – Count all instruments, sponges, needles. R – Rinse and wash your instruments. U – Used instruments must be packed and … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Survivor Elvira Bautista – 16 Years in Remission

Ms. Elvira Bautista had a breast cancer 16 years ago for which I did a modified radical mastectomy.  She did not receive any postoperative adjuvant treatment.  Recently, she developed another cancer on the opposite breast for which I also did … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Survivor Delia Castaneda – 10 Years in Remission

Ms. Delia Castaneda was 51 years old (in 2005) when I did a modified radical mastectomy on her breast cancer.  The tumor size was 2 cm. There were no nodes. Histopath result showed lobular carcinoma.  She did not receive any … Continue reading

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Epidermal Cyst

Epidermal Cyst What is an epidermal cyst? An epidermal cyst is a non-cancerous superficial skin mass caused by implantation of the epidermal elements into the dermis.   Epidermis is the surface layer of skin while the dermis is the deeper layer.  … Continue reading

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Infected Epidermal Cyst at the Back

Infected epidermal cyst at the back Epidermal cyst is the most common cutaneous cyst.   It can occur practically anywhere in the body. The term epidermal cyst refers specifically to an epidermoid cyst that is the result of the implantation … Continue reading

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