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Radiology Image: A 32-year-old male

A 32-year-old male

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Patient data
  • Age: 32
  • Gender: Male
  • Medical history: None
  • Initial presentation: Heavy bar landed on patients’ back, after which the patient fell on the floor and hit his head.
  • Examination: Head injury and lumbal swelling. Pain at thoracic spine. Decreased sphincter tension. Tingling sensation was present in both legs after the accident, but had already disappeared at time of examination.
  • Examination: Normal auscultation and normal percusion
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Interview: drs. F. Oldenburger

drs. F. Oldenburger

At that time the head of the Department of Radiation Oncology & Nuclear Medicine was Prof. dr. Ismail Kazem. He was of Egyptian descent and had received his medical training in the UK and Germany. He was quite a character, best illustrated by the fact that apart from being an excellent physician, he was also a poet. As a teacher he believed in throwing his trainees in at the deep end, which was challenging at times, but also resulted in rapid acquisition of knowledge in a very short time. He considered his trainees ompetent physicians from day one and considered every treatment plan you came up with carefully before making some suggestions for improvement. During my training he left and was succeeded by Prof. dr. W.A.J. van Daal. I finished my training in 1986. During my training I was also involved in pediatric radiotherapy.

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