A 40-something female presented to the ED a few days after having her gallbladder taken out for infected stones. Keep in mind, this is a teaching hospital in July, so the surgeons are pretty new at this. Hopefully there's an attending helping them out, but you never can be too sure.
Of course this woman gets admitted to the hospital, because now she's got a post-operative fever, high white blood cell count, tender abdomen, etc. etc. etc. Naturally they get a CT to see what's going on...
The surgeons had accidentally cut through the gallbladder, releasing all of her infected stones into her abdomen†. And then for some reason, they just left them in there. Maybe it added to the feng shui of the abdominal walls, I don't know††. I imagine it went a little something like this:
Intern: Making the first incision now... I'm grabbing the gallbladder.. annndd.... oops.
Attending (turning around): Was that an oops I just heard?
Intern: Uhh, it was nothing, sir. I just jiggled the camera a bit.
Attending: Very well, carry on.
†BTW, when I'm a resident I'll start carrying a USB drive with me so I can start posting images to go along with the stories... I've been trying to figure out how to keep this blog going if I end up doing rads.
††Zing! Puns just never get old.