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Posted using LJ Talk... [Jan. 23rd, 2007|09:45 pm]
Artur Bergman
they think it is a form of hemangioendothelioma

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[User Picture]From: sungo
2007-01-24 12:51 pm (UTC)
If I'm reading the wikipedia entry correctly, that's the long medical way of saying "it's, like, this thing that grows somewhere, like, in your body and kinda, well, it doesn't, like, match really any of our, like, existing categories." In other words, you have an alien love child growing inside you.
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[User Picture]From: dina
2007-01-24 05:35 pm (UTC)


I spent two hours researching it last night and came to the same conclusion.
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[User Picture]From: torgo_x
2007-01-31 05:18 am (UTC)

Re: yep

Medicine (and biology in general) is sometimes very un-uniform in its application of sematic principles. Yet anoth example: a few weeks back I went to the doctor with an annoying but recurring skin irritation, and he told me it was a mild case of "seborrhea" -- whose meaning seems to be little more than "a skin thing that's not one of the other skin things, and when we smear on some ketoconazole, it'll go away for a week/year/forever, so you should go do that". I guess it's a matter of falling back on operational definitions when essentialist ones aren't quite as handy. And all things considered, I'm much happier with operational than essentialist semantics; but it does make things hard to learn sometimes.

(Also: "seborrhea" sounds gross. And its etymology is medieval hokum that just never got replaced because there was nothing particularly better to take its place.)

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[User Picture]From: frobisher
2007-01-24 05:46 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ydna
2007-01-24 07:12 pm (UTC)
Resect that fucker!
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-01-24 07:56 pm (UTC)
Crossing my fingers for you that it's the benign kind. Be well my friend.
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