Man Catches Fire During Surgery

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  1. craigdawg macrumors 6502

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    This is why malpractice insurance is so high.
     
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    One more reason why I don't trust doctors.

    Stubeeef, your avatar gives me nightmares...
     
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    Wow, imagine having to explain that one to the family...
     
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    Um, stubeeef, that is one disturbing avatar...
     
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    Quite an amazing story. Will be interesting to hear how this actually happened. All the instruments in the operating room are supposed to be insulated. Sounds as though is isn't a case of human spontaneous combustion.

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    Hey Stubeef, good to see a fellow sludgeaholic here. :cool:
     
  9. ecblues macrumors newbie

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    I'm interested to hear the reasons for this too...
    Having been able to scrub on a few cases just now, the thought of combustible fluids did come to mind...but who uses alcohol? on an open heart case?

    At least they leave the argon gas pulsifierthingamajiggy to the transplant team...
     
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    And the Foreigner song cuts loose...

    Hot Blooded... (something something...) Hot Blooded!
     
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    Is it possible one of those cutting lasers hit alcohol causing a spark and the fire?

    This is coming from bits of tv shows, sidenote, this would make a good myth busters episode for sure..
     
  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    it just makes me wonder what could have sparked the flimes.... :confused:
     
  13. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    An electric cauterizer? The heat those things use to cut might have done it.
     
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    There's a simple solution - they should use fireproof patients too. ;)
     
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    I bet it was just one of those cases of spontaneous combustion. Happens all the time, you know.
     
  16. craigdawg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The surgeon was smoking? :D
     
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    Has anyone else ever read Dave Barry's column(s)- I'm sure he has several- on people catching fire during surgery?
    It's very entertaining (as is the vast majority of his work), and the title of this post just made me think of that...
     
  18. 840quadra Moderator

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    Sounds like an X-File

    Just like the posters Avatar picture :p
     

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