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Vocabulary Expando

Speedo-Clad ManThis past week I learned several new words and phrases. Allow me to share a few with you.

“Speedo sag” –- I learned of this phrase from a tweet from @BAAPSMedia:

Have just seen a cosmetic surgery press release about so-called “Speedo Sag”….Eww.

My first thought was the same as my OR crew, whom I polled. We all thought it had to have something to do with the parts of the male anatomy which should be covered by the Speedo, such as perhaps the scrotum. It doesn’t. Read more »

*This blog post was originally published at Suture for a Living*

Scrotal CT Scan Reveals Ghostly Apparition

An awesome case of pareidolia:Mind Hacks:

The case of the haunted scrotum. A 45-year-old man was referred for investigation of an undescended right testis by computed tomography (CT). An ultrasound scan showed a normal testis and epididymis on the left side. The right testis was not visualized in the scrotal sac or in the right inguinal region. On CT scanning of the abdomen and pelvis, the right testis was not identified but the left side of the scrotum seemed to be occupied by a screaming ghostlike apparition (Figure 1). By chance, the distribution of normal anatomical structures within the left side of the scrotum had combined to produce this image. What of the undescended right testis? None was found. If you were a right testis, would you want to share the scrotum with that?J R Harding Consultant Radiologist, Royal Gwent Hospital

And I might add that “The Haunted Scrotum” would be a great name for a punk rock band.

*This blog post was originally published at Movin' Meat*

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