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Oh, I feel really bad now. I've been completely misinterpreted. I'm not a cocky person in the slightest. I just thought I'd use Brain Surgeon instead of Neurosurgeon because Ive always seen TSR as a sort of informal forum and I didn't think people would get tetchy about it.

I see that "ease of communication" was the wrong term to use- I was quite tired please, I'm not the kind of person who is patronising, cocky etc. Although I can see why some of you think that.
No, there are many pedants on this site.
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No, there are many pedants on this site.
Not entirely relevant, but what happened to Darcy?
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i 'eard he got 'itched to Liz Bennet, macca.


but - best post that in the english lit thread.
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Isn't the "after medicine" stage at least 7 years from when one starts a degree? If hes not even at college yet, then thats serious foward planning right there :eek4:
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:hmmm:

But isn't cardiothoracic surgery dying down now anyway - so wouldn't there be a lower applicant : post ratio?
There's a debate raging as to whether cardio is dying depending on who you ask. Certainly pretty recently, cardio still has a huge applicantost ratio. You'll still need cardiac surgeons for trauma, congenital procedures, transplants and some CABG's etc.
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There's a debate raging as to whether cardio is dying depending on who you ask. Certainly pretty recently, cardio still has a huge applicantost ratio. You'll still need cardiac surgeons for trauma, congenital procedures, transplants and some CABG's etc.
CABG's?
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(Original post by AspiringGenius)
It's been my dream to become a brain surgeon for years, but I don't know what courses or paths to follow. None of the careers advisers know what to say to me because it's an uncommon career choice for my school. Please can someone help?
Get into medicine, and then go on to do neurology.
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Get into medicine, and then go on to do neurology.
Neurology is a medical, not surgical, speciality.
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CABG's?
Sort of. The use of CABGs for the treatment of IHD is decreasing proportionally but the incidence of IHD is increasing.
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CABG's?
Coronary artery bypass grafts. A lot of occluded arteries these are now stented by cardiologists, which for the patient, is preferable to having your sternum sawed open
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Coronary artery bypass grafts. A lot of occluded arteries these are now stented by cardiologists, which for the patient, is preferable to having your sternum sawed open
So I'm guessing this is a minimally-invasive procedure?
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So I'm guessing this is a minimally-invasive procedure?
Small hole in the groin or wrist and a few x-rays.
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Neurology is a medical, not surgical, speciality.
ok sorry - I never said I was an expert!
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So I'm guessing this is a minimally-invasive procedure?
Angiography is. CABG is not - it's the classic "triple/quadruple/whatever bypass" that you hear people talking about. Involves having your chest sawn open and veins stripped from at least one of your legs to graft over your manky arteries.
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Angiography is. CABG is not - it's the classic "triple/quadruple/whatever bypass" that you hear people talking about. Involves having your chest sawn open and veins stripped from at least one of your legs to graft over your manky arteries.
Or radial artery. Or LIMA takedown. [/pedant] (much love)
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Angiography is. CABG is not - it's the classic "triple/quadruple/whatever bypass" that you hear people talking about. Involves having your chest sawn open and veins stripped from at least one of your legs to graft over your manky arteries.
Any reason for this?
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Any reason for this?
Legs? Because they're easy to get to and can always be sawn off later if need be.
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Or radial artery. Or LIMA takedown. [/pedant] (much love)
LIMA can only do one though. Either way, involves removing vessels from one of your limbs.

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Any reason for this?
To use as grafts. Need nice new clean vessels to bypass the manky old ones.
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Legs? Because they're easy to get to and can always be sawn off later if need be.
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LIMA can only do one though. Either way, involves removing vessels from one of your limbs.


To use as grafts. Need nice new clean vessels to bypass the manky old ones.
No - I meant why at least one leg - can't you just use grafts from one leg, or do you have to use them from both? :dontknow:
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No - I meant why at least one leg - can't you just use grafts from one leg, or do you have to use them from both? :dontknow:
You take from one leg, see what the veins look like, and if they're crappy you open up the other leg to harvest from there.
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