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2007-02-11 06:00:29

By Carla McClain, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Feb. 11--Many Tucson plastic surgeons are performing major surgeries using heavy anesthesia in their offices, with no back-up teams for emergencies, little oversight by the state and no record on their safety. A Tucson attorney died recently after cosmetic surgery in her doctor's office. The incident has brought the nationwide controversy home to Tucson, forcing a new look at these doctors' practices. Although few details about the...

2005-09-27 01:39:06

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In some cases, with the right choice of patients, surgical removal of the thyroid gland or part of it can be safely performed using local anesthesia -- with advantages over doing the operation under general anesthesia, a new study indicates. Thyroidectomy, as the procedure is called, may necessary if someone has cancer or other diseases of the thyroid. "It is fairly uncommon for surgeons to perform thyroidectomy using local...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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