A collection of oddities from the human body.

December 11th Clubfoot
Also know as congenital talipes equinovarus, clubfoot is a congenital abnormality resulting in the internal rotation of the foot at the ankle. It is relatively common, affecting 1:1000 births. However if treated early, the individual can recover completely.

Clubfoot

Also know as congenital talipes equinovarus, clubfoot is a congenital abnormality resulting in the internal rotation of the foot at the ankle. It is relatively common, affecting 1:1000 births. However if treated early, the individual can recover completely.

December 10th Viral Conjunctivitis
Also known as pinkeye, this highly contagious disease is most often caused by adenovirus. It results in the inflammation of the lining of the eye.

Viral Conjunctivitis

Also known as pinkeye, this highly contagious disease is most often caused by adenovirus. It results in the inflammation of the lining of the eye.

December 9th Subdural Haematoma
This is a collection of blood between the meningeal layers the dura mater and the arachnoid mater. It is most often associated with traumatic brain injuries.

Subdural Haematoma

This is a collection of blood between the meningeal layers the dura mater and the arachnoid mater. It is most often associated with traumatic brain injuries.

November 28th Leptin
This is a hormone produced by adipose tissue that regulates food intake and body weight. There is thought to be a link between leptin resistance and obesity. The mouse on the left is unable to produce leptin, resulting in obesity in comparison to the normal mouse on the right.

Leptin

This is a hormone produced by adipose tissue that regulates food intake and body weight. There is thought to be a link between leptin resistance and obesity. The mouse on the left is unable to produce leptin, resulting in obesity in comparison to the normal mouse on the right.

November 16th Pericarditis
This disease features inflammation of the fibrous sac around the heart (pericardium), resulting in chest pain.

Pericarditis

This disease features inflammation of the fibrous sac around the heart (pericardium), resulting in chest pain.

November 15th Uveitis
This is a cataract resulting from uveitis, than can occur in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

Uveitis

This is a cataract resulting from uveitis, than can occur in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

November 14th Bullous Emphysema
The lungs of a patient with bullous emphysema, where the elastin in the lung tissue has been destroyed. This results in loss of alveolar structure and merging to form large bubbles of air, see at the lung apices.

Bullous Emphysema

The lungs of a patient with bullous emphysema, where the elastin in the lung tissue has been destroyed. This results in loss of alveolar structure and merging to form large bubbles of air, see at the lung apices.

November 13th Uterus
This slide shows the structure of the uterus, including the myometrium and stratum basalis and stratum functionalis of the endometrium. The stratum functionalis is the layer sloughed of in menstrual bleeding.

Uterus

This slide shows the structure of the uterus, including the myometrium and stratum basalis and stratum functionalis of the endometrium. The stratum functionalis is the layer sloughed of in menstrual bleeding.

November 13th
magic-della asked: Hey just wanted to say this blog rocks! i love it keep up the amazing pics. I am a second year nursing student and it is very helpful for me - to see the disease in order to remember it! so thank you so much! :)

Thank you, that’s actually so lovely to hear! Glad my procrastination is helpful xxx


November 12th Thyroid 
This shows the histology of the thyroid including follicles and connective tissue.

Thyroid 

This shows the histology of the thyroid including follicles and connective tissue.

November 8th Asthma Histology
In this disease, hypersensitivity reactions lead severe inflammation, causing thickening of the epithelial basement membrane, metaplasia of goblet cell and mucoid exudate which can obstruct the lung and cause shortness of breath.

Asthma Histology

In this disease, hypersensitivity reactions lead severe inflammation, causing thickening of the epithelial basement membrane, metaplasia of goblet cell and mucoid exudate which can obstruct the lung and cause shortness of breath.

November 7th Harlequin-type ichthyosis
This congenital disease features hyperkeratinisation, or abnormal thickening of the keratin layer of the fetus’s skin which limits their movement and predisposes them to infection. It is thought to be due to mutations on the ABCA12 gene and is associated with severe cranial and facial deformities.

Harlequin-type ichthyosis

This congenital disease features hyperkeratinisation, or abnormal thickening of the keratin layer of the fetus’s skin which limits their movement and predisposes them to infection. It is thought to be due to mutations on the ABCA12 gene and is associated with severe cranial and facial deformities.

November 6th Hemihypertrophy
Also know as hemihyperplasia, this condition involves one half of the body being larger than the other. As well as being associated with some embryological cancers, it can put the sufferer at risk of scoliosis.

Hemihypertrophy

Also know as hemihyperplasia, this condition involves one half of the body being larger than the other. As well as being associated with some embryological cancers, it can put the sufferer at risk of scoliosis.

November 5th Wilms Tumor
This nephroblastoma (cancer of the renal cells) is one of the more common childhood cancers. It usually presents as an abdominal mass in children about 3 years of age.

Wilms Tumor

This nephroblastoma (cancer of the renal cells) is one of the more common childhood cancers. It usually presents as an abdominal mass in children about 3 years of age.

November 5th
cherriesandwhipcream asked: Hi! I love your blog! I wanted to ask if Polycoria affects the vision?

Hey there, thank you so much! Polycoria is very rare, so there’s not a whole lot of literature around, but it sounds like it would affect the vision somewhat. Because light would still be able to enter one of the pupils and focus on the retina, you would likely be able to focus your eyes and see. However, there would be extra light coming in through the other pupils so you may be potentially photosensitive or have lots of glare which could hinder vision. This is basically just a semi-educated guess though, hope it quells a bit of curiosity!