Friday, January 22, 2010

Bwahahahahahaha!

The rivalry between doctorhood's medical and surgical branches goes back to Hippocrates, and has led to some friendly (and not-so-friendly) ribbing over time.


There's a surgeon upstairs in my building, who I've treated for migraines for a few years. Yesterday he had a severe headache, which was different from his usual ones. I was worried something bad had happened, so I admitted him to the hospital, and ordered a bunch of tests.

At around 9:00 last night I got paged by the radiologist with the MRI results.

Dr. Grumpy: "What have you got?"

Dr. Radar: "I'm looking at Dr. Surgeon's head MRI. It's very abnormal."

Dr. Grumpy: "Crap. What's up?"

Dr. Radar: "He has a large intracranial soft tissue mass, which is almost never seen in surgeons."


I was laughing so hard I had to get off the phone (the study was fine, folks).

34 comments:

The Good Cook said...

LOLOL... not being in the medical field I am guessing that mass was his brain?

Old MD Girl said...

Snicker.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Good Cook- Correct.

Amanda said...

hehehehehe!!!

My doctor is about to refer me to an orthopedist (I think that's the term) for likely surgery on my extremely rude knees, and I specified "no freaks". I'm sure that will go over well when the doctor reads my file...

Francine said...

You're telling me that a RADIOLOGIST didn't know that it was a BRAIN!? Come on...How could this be? Aren't they trained to read every type of scan? Ultrasound, X-Ray, MRI, CT? How is this even possible??? lol

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Francine- Oh, he knew exactly what it was.

Just couldn't pass the opportunity for the joke.

Francine said...

oh...PHEW! haha

Francine said...

I should have known it was a joke... >.<

Under all this red hair-dye, I am still indeed blonde.

Jabulani said...

So if the head was full of large intracranial soft tissue mass, where on earth was his ego stored then??!! Oh, ah, no wait ... I think I have an idea about that *snicker*

thegooddrlaura said...

hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!! That really perked up my morning! By the way, what's the definition of a double-blind study? Two surgeons reading an EKG.

Julie said...

hehehe - thanks for the laugh!

Jen said...

HAHAHAHHAHA. that's effing hilarious. good job Dr. Radar.

me said...

Te-he-he-he...

and I loved yours, GoodDrLaura!

Cate said...

haha that's awesome.

Queen of Crafts, Current Events, and Such. said...

Francine....Please..You shouldnt be on here.

Outrider said...

What is the surgical motto... sometimes wrong, never in doubt?

Anonymous said...

This somehow reminds me of the show Scrubs...:) Thanks for the needed smile on Friday!
(My check word is ingument-appropriate since I'm watching Scooby Doo with my toddler!)

Francine said...

Queen of Crafts: excuse me? i think the only person that can tell me that is Dr. Grumpy, and I don't see him caring at all....so mind your own business.

Kate A said...

I thought that you had to order a lower GI study to reach the head, a'la craniorectal displacement.

terri c said...

Love both the story and GoodDrLaura's comment. Wonderful.

Jabulani said...

Kate A - I believe I had similar thoughts ;)

moplans said...

aww you guys are mean! :)
glad he is ok

Alanda Jacobs said...

*Snickers*... Awesome...

Anonymous said...

How can a general surgeon afford a jaguar? Working the evening shift for the butcher.

StorytellERdoc said...

Too fricking funny! I worked overnight, so I needed a few minutes for that one! LOL

ER's Mom said...

Hey!
I resemble that remark!

The Mother said...

Who knew radiologists had senses of humor?

Anonymous said...

most surgeons are big baby's.

danielle said...

That is the best! Just wondering if you told the surgeon???? LOL

ERP said...

Is that what you told him? Does he have a sense of humour?

student dr. blaze said...

lmao at the post *and* all the hilarious comments! :-D

Anonymous said...

Radiology FTW!!!

Marco said...

Like I always say when asked if I'd ever consider liposuction: "THEN what would I use for brains?"

Marco

Dr.Arvind Ramaswamy said...

Bravo Dr. radar !! heheheh
What is the definition of a randomised double blind study?
a surgeon and an opthalmologist reading an EKG

 
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