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2009-03-13 12:24:15

A team of surgeons in Spain removed a cancerous kidney from a woman via her navel. Dr. Antoni Alcaraz of Hospital Clinic de Barcelona said that by using the navel the recovery time is reduced by half and the surgical results are far better than those of conventional laparoscopy.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.