Of course working in an operating theatre I get to see all sorts of interesting operations. When I started I was given a sheet of paper full of medical prefixes and suffixes which I found could be used to give all sorts of new interesting operations.
*Proctocleisis from procto (anus) and cleisis (closure), meaning the closure of the anus.
*Ectophleblysis from ecto (exterior), phleb (vein) and lysis (freeing of), meaning freeing of the veins to the exterior.
*Mastdesis from mast (breast) and desis (fusing of the) or fusing of the breasts.
They sound fun dont they :-s (Im pretty sure that these particular operations dont often happen J ).
Below are a few more prefixes and suffixes, feel free to mail me you humorous ideas for operations.
Dys difficult, disordered, painful
Intra inside, during.
Cleisis closure, occlusion
Ectomy surgical excision
Lysis freeing of, reduction of
Ostomy creation of an opening
Amusing Medical Mishaps interesting yet true stories