Two mysteries from my residency:
1. Our junior chief resident took about five patient files out of the clinic in order to dictate the patient visits at a later time. One hour later, he reported those files missing.
Question: Where were those files later found?
2. I saw a patient in clinic who was recently admitted to the hospital with severe leg pain. I looked at the discharge summary in the computer and saw the following identifying information:
30 year old male with chondrosarcoma [type of bone cancer] status post hemicolectomy [part of bowel removed] one month previously.
Question: Why did this patient with bone cancer need to have part of his bowel removed?