The Internet recently came to the rescue of a seven-year-old boy in Turkey who broke his hip after falling in his school playground. His doctors were aware that something other than the break was amiss, but were at a loss to explain it.
The medical team in Istanbul scanned his X-ray onto a PC and sent the high resolution image via the Internet to US specialists, who diagnosed a tumour within minutes. The child was taken to Massachusetts general hospital two days later to begin treatment.
Had the doctors not spotted the tumour, officials said the boy would have lived a life of pain and possible deformity.
The doctors are claiming the diagnoses is a first using the Internet over such a distance.
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