Written by Lauren Smith Chan Pov is a young man who was terrified that he would soon die.  I was also terrified Chan Pov would soon die.  Two years ago, when Chan Pov was 18, he noticed a small, painless, fluid filled lump on his head.  Soon afterwards he experienced a one-day headache that was…

  2012 Total Number of Surgeries: 4,965 Number of Consultations/Referrals: 10,065                     Surgeries on Acid Burn Patients: 24 Club Foot Operations: 15 MEC Operations: 20 Cleft lip/Cleft Palate Operations: 237 CSC Staff: 99 Staff Sent Abroad for Advanced Training: 18  

One year ago, the BBC released this video about acid violence in Cambodia and the work of Children’s Surgical Centre and the Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity(CASC). In 2012, the number of reported attacks has decreased, with only 6 reported attacks (with 7 victims) as of 12 December. There have also been 4 accidental burns –…

George Holland, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, England This weekend one of the other students and I went up to Siem Reap in northern Cambodia to visit the temple complex at Angkor Wat. Even though I have only been in Phnom Penh for three weeks, it was nice to get out of the city…

Penny, Monash University, Australia Children’s Surgical Centre has been busy with three maxilllofacial surgeons visiting from Hong Kong. They have seen four patients with very large parotid tumors, some even larger than a tennis ball. These tumors can cause nerve damage to the face, as can the operation to remove it. When the surgeons and…

Freya, Monash University, Australia First day of my last week at CSC… I can’t believe how quickly time flies. It only feels like a few days ago that I first walked in here with my brand new crocs and my stethoscope in hand. Everyday has been so different with different patients to see and different operating…

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