-tomy: The surgeon cut something.
-ectomy: The surgeon cut something out.
-ostomy: The surgeon cut something to make a mouth. If one organ is named, the mouth opened to the outside of the patient. If two organs are named, the mouth connected two organs.
-plasty: The surgeon changed the shape of an organ.
-pexy: The surgeon moved the organ to the right place.
-rraphy: The surgeon sewed something up.
-desis: The surgeon made two things stick to one another.
Cushing’s Triad of:
- Irregular breathing
suggests raised intracranial pressure (ICP).
Picture is of extradural haematoma - classic lemon shaped region of increased opacity, with midline shift and reduced (nearly absent) ventricular space.
AKA: oh shit my patient is herniating. Grab some mannitol.