Dr. Sanjay Gupta

@drsanjaygupta

Staff Neurosurgeon, Emory Clinic; CNN Chief Medical Correspondent; Exec Prod/Writer of TNT's medical drama Monday Mornings

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this is a skull xray. take a close look. what do you think is going on here?

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1863 days ago

this is a skull xray. take a close look. what do you think is going on here?

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lulaare 1849 days ago

Patient had a Craniotomy or trepanation, because he had a depressed skull fracture?

ippf32 1849 days ago

It looks like a VP shunt with staples.

Saree211 1858 days ago

vp shunt for excess fluid drainage!?

keerthikumar 1859 days ago

ok we need the real answer from sanjay now!

OCTOBERYAM 1859 days ago

Wow! Are those staples?

doctorjag 1859 days ago

Hydrocephalus with VP shunt. I'd like to buy a CT please!

lulaare 1860 days ago

Patient had a Craniotomy or trepanation, because he had a depressed skull fracture? The tubes are drainage tubes (hemovac).

doctorman1 1861 days ago

VP or VA shunt (there is only one tube), Craniectomy with visible bone flap in parieto-occipital area, pneumogram from surgery

1fancythat 1861 days ago

appears to be a injured skull with staples and leakage or bruse.

funluvn55 1862 days ago

My guess is there was a accident and they put stapples in and had to put a drain in also. Please let us know. Also did you do the work?

Jordmor 1862 days ago

I am a midwife Sanjay- so perineums are my thing- but I am pretty sure it is a VP shunt.

greekboytaipei 1862 days ago

could it be piercings!?? long thingy, maybe an endoscope....

IanDorwardMD 1862 days ago

There's something vaguely nauseating to me about any film with a shunt in it--especially one that's been multiply (and recently) revised.

zorforntfroboz 1862 days ago

I would agree with shunt

ylp79 1862 days ago

A brain tumor? Or could be a hematoma(blood pooling underneath the tissue).

tennis_ne1 1862 days ago

Chiari malformation?

31282 1862 days ago

VP Shunt!

agmedia2 1863 days ago

The white arrow is pointing to the nose. I think it's a bad nose job that had to be corrected!

wendow 1863 days ago

Tumor removal, with a permanent shunt to drain csf

veloman41 1863 days ago

Skull looks like it's been trepanned with a a skewer or probe inserted.Shunts?Or is it a South American Indian trepanned skull- to let out evil spirits- that went terribly wrong.