Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Mass Staers Back At Docs

Here is looking at you!

"When Canadian researchers recently conducted an ultrasound to examine a growth on a patient’s testicles, they expected to look at the mass, but didn’t expect the mass to be staring back.

“It was almost like art coming out of this patient’s testicles,” said Dr. Naji Touma, an assistant professor of urology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. “It was an amusing finding.”

Despite the image, however, Touma doesn’t suspect any divine presence.somebody would look at this like the Virgin Mary on toast . . . but it’s not the case.”

Touma and a resident doctor, Gregory Roberts, discovered the “face” in one of more than three dozen images that were scanned of the patient who had been feeling discomfort about two years ago.

Luckily for the patient — a 45-year-old paraplegic man — the growth was benign and doctors removed the testicle with no complications.

The case was published in a recent issue of the journal Urology under the title, “The Face of Testicular Pain: A Surprising Ultrasound Finding.”

Touma said it was just the way shadows fell in that particular image that created the “face,” which bears a slight resemblance to Edvard Munch’s famous painting, The Scream.

Although the patient was told about the ima, Touma said he wasn’t overly anxious to have a look and instead focused on his overall health.

1 comment:

Marion Williams and Elena Michaels said...

This is so interesting! Perhaps it was a sign for this patient? It would be interesting to follow up with him later and find out whether this experience affected him further.

We believe that the vast majority of the population has had a paranormal experience, whether or not they actually believe it is so.

The more people who share their experiences, the more others will be comfortable doing so and the more honest we can be with ourselves and others. Thank you for the post!