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A Letter from P'Fella
9 "Christmas Tree" Conditions
To help in both these situations, P'Fella has curated 9 "Christmas Tree" conditions. Ideal for those creating Christmas quizzes or those who have nothing in common with their boss.
- Christmas Tree Bladder: cystographic sign in neurogenic bladders.
- Pityriasis Rosea: Christmas tree-like eruption on the back.
- Christmas disease: coagulation factor IX deficiency.
- Palmar hyperpigmentation: from Christmas Walnuts.
- Christmas Tree Cholangiohepatitis: MR Cholangiogram sign.
- Female Pattern Hair Loss in a Christmas-tree distribution
- Christmas tree foreheadplasty for Craniosynostosis
- Christmas Tree ECG: Bidirectional V-Tachy.
- Chrismas Tree Cataracts - linked to myotonic dystrophy.
So next time you have to mingle with your colleagues at a Christmas dinner or have to create a Christmas quiz, you now have 9 talking points.
As a side note, P'Fella did some work on Santa Claus this year 👇
Article of the Week
"Patients have a higher mortality rate when operated on their surgeon's birthday" 🤯
In this 2020 publication, nearly 1 million procedures were performed by close to 50,000 surgeons. 0.2% of operations occurred on the surgeon's birthday. But on those days, their patient's mortality rate was 1.3% higher. The authors do no state if plastic surgeons were recruited into this study.
Weekly Quiz Competition
There is only 1 - Christmas! Take a break from Plastic Surgery. Even Santa is working too hard, so he asked P'Fella for an early Christmas present 👇
Tweet of the Week
thePlasticsAudio - Launched!
This is something pretty cool. But it's still in the early stages.
You can now listen whilst you read and interpret the illustrations.
If you want to check it out, here is a new article on Levels of the Neck.
thePlasticsInterview - Jan 2022 (Teaser)
It's getting close to launch!
This is going to be great. The goal is to create a definitive companion for the upcoming Plastic Surgery Interviews.
If you want to see what's in store, check out this teaser that was published yesterday - "Call the Boss and Consent - Necrotizing Fasciitis".
thePlasticsQuiz - Early 2022
P'Fella cannot wait to launch this database.
So many supporters of thePlasticsFella have been creating amazing questions. The aim is to create the largest online question bank.
Check it out here.
p.s if you want to create questions and be rewarded, then go to the bottom of the linked paged and submit your email.
That's it for this week! Merry Christmas. Next week P'Fella will be having a break. So the next edition of thePlasticsPaper will be a New Years' Eve Special!