Thursday, April 10, 2008

Back from vacation, and I've been tagged...

By Fannie's Room, who by the way has posted an excellent article on Title IX.

Here are the rules of the tag game:

1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 (or more) pages.

Glass's Office Gynecology, Fifth Edition

2. Open the book to page 123 and find the 5th sentence.

"Imaging is most useful when an intrauterine pregnancy is seen, thus making the existence of an ectopic pregnancy unlikely."

3. Post the next 3 sentences.

"Using transvaginal sonography, the most reliable predictor of an ectopic pregnancy is the failure to visualize an intrauterine pregnancy at the appropriate gestational age and/or beta-hCG level. Do not rely on seeing an ectopic pregnancy to establish the diagnosis. Findings that may suggest the presence of an extrauterine pregnancy are an endometrial thickness of greater than 10mm and uterine area greater than 20cm squared but no intrauterine pregnancy."

Hmm, good to know.

But honestly, in a book about gynecology, the possibilities for something more exciting that ectopic pregnancy diagnosis were virtually endless. Maybe next time.


John said...

That was hilarious!

Welcome back.

Fannie said...

Well THAT was a boring tidbit of info.

Grace said...

Giggle giggle!!! vagina words!!!

And what's with fannie being all mean about our page 123's??

Jane Know said...

Thanks a lot Fannie. But FYI, babies and copulation are very important.

John, I am tagging the Live, Love, Learn blog for this. :-)

John said...

I can handle that. But hopefully John Hosty-Grinnell has better books than me.

Fannie said...

I just thought we might get descriptions of coitus from your book. You know, since none of us know what that is.