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Getting to Know the Bone Tumour Surgeon

Dr Chye Ping Ching

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A patient once nearly cost Dr Chye Ping Ching her life.

The Chicago-trained senior consultant orthopaedic oncology surgeon was in the middle of operating on the young patient when her appendix burst – a medical emergency.

However, there was no one else near enough that was qualified to continue with the surgery, which was to remove a rare bone tumour and replace the diseased bone.

So, she soldiered on through the hours-long surgery, exiting the operating theatre once she was done, only to promptly enter another one as a patient to remove her ruptured appendix.

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