From Austin Powers Goldmember

I was on a plane last week sitting next to a young guy who had a nevus (mole) on the back of his hand between his thumb and index finger.  It was not small.  It looked completely benign, not pigmented, and slightly pedunculated (kind of mushroom shaped). I wondered how often he snagged it on his pocket, or when putting on a glove.  It had likely been there for years, maybe his whole life.  I wondered what probably everyone else wondered: “Dude, why don’t...Read More

Posted on February 24, 2017 By Douglas Mackenzie in , , ,
07th Jan, 2014

Do you ever see someone (or someone in the mirror) with a bump on their face?  Maybe a dark bump.  Big and raised.  Think Aaron Neville, but maybe not that extreme.

I often wonder why people go through life with a bump like that, when removing it takes about 10 minutes under local anesthesia.  Yes, sure, maybe it’s now part of their identity, maybe they were teased about it when they were younger, and now they’re OK with it.  Fine.  I remember an anesthesiologist I worked with years ago...Read More

Posted on January 7, 2014 By sitemanager in , , ,

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