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Mya was admitted to a hospital near the family's home in Hutchinson, Kansas. Doctors thought she had a staph infection of her lymph nodes. But when they tried to drain the bump, nothing came out. Hours later, Aaron Whittington and his wife Emma noticed what appeared to be a "half-inch string" protruding from Mya's face. "[The pediatrician] threw on gloves and she pulled out a 2-inch feather and she's like, 'It's a feather.' And we're like, 'What do you mean it's a feather?' -Yahoo News
Coughed up cancer She states that she felt a tickle in her throat, and started hacking, and out came a 2 cm long heart shaped lump. She took the tumor to the doctor and it was the cancer, an aggressive throat and mouth cancer called metastatic adenocarcinoma. The doctors said, “congratulations” you coughed up your cancer. After further examination, CT scans showed the cancerous tumor was gone.
22-year old Wu Xiaoyan’s parents have been unable to afford the medical costs and have had to watch helplessly as their beloved daughter’s face twisted out of shape – leaving her looking like one of the creations from the Avatar movie. Doctor Liao Quiqing from the hospital that is treating her in Lishui Zhejang, Southern China said: “She now has a severe facial deformity – a Fibrous Dysplasia.
Case of Corporal Bemis, Thrice Severely Wounded in Three Battles." Cpl. Edson D. Bemis, Co. K, 12th Massachussetts, wounded at Battles of Hatcher's Run, the Wilderness and Antietam.Selected by Mike.Text from the reverse of the photo:Private Edson D. Bemis, K, 12th Massachusetts, was wounded at Antietam by a musket ball, which fractured the shaft of his left humerus. The fracture united kindly, with very slight angular displacement and a quarter of an inch shortening. Promoted to be corp...
This is what happens when severe burns heal without proper treatment.
Walter Ernest O'Neil Yeo (20 October 1890 – 1960) was a sailor during World War I, and is thought to be the first person to benefit from advanced plastic surgery, namely a skin flap. The surgery was performed by Sir Harold Delf Gillies in 1917. He was wounded on 31 May 1916, during the Battle of Jutland. In the tragic accident he was recorded as having lost both his upper and lower eyelids.