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07-09-2007, 12:14 PM
:( Hey its me dixie, since my daughter passed, away the main surgeon in the case Dr. Ron el-Hawary -, he works out of the IWK in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he received funding from dal to research the evaluation of hepatic anatomy and function in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis ( how the curve is affected bu curvature of the spine).

Its good they are researching this but this was not in my opinion the reason for sarah's liver damage ?????????
thanks dixie

Karen Ocker
07-09-2007, 03:24 PM
I know it must be vexing not to know the real reason for your daughter's death.
I just looked into the US National Library of Medicine on-line( it has foreign abstracts also) and did a search.
What I found was that in the prone position, in which scoliosis surgery must be done, some chest deformities actually press on the liver, other cases involve neuro fibromatosis of the liver and there is Alstrom syndrome. I do not know if any of these disorders were the reason.

07-13-2007, 01:19 PM
Hi its me dixie,l just received a letter from the college of physicians and surgeons today, " the committee is actively linvestigating my complaint aand directed that this matter be further deferred,to ensure thay have thoroughly reviewed all available info prior to making there decision, so at least it has made it through 2 meetings without being dismissed.


07-13-2007, 01:22 PM
Hi Karen , seen your post the things that you mentioned in your post i have checked and none of those things applied, Sarah was a perfectly healthy girl, except for her scoliosis, I think it was surgeon error.

07-14-2007, 12:37 PM
I am glad that you have not been dismissed. How frustrating that review takes so long and that things could possibly be covered up.