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House, also known as House, M.D., was a critically-acclaimed American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executively produced by film director Bryan Singer. The Emmy and Peabody award-winning medical drama debuted on the FOX Network on November 16, 2004, and aired its last episode on May 21, 2012.

For eight years the show brought in people from around the globe, bringing intrigue and mystery in the form of unusual medical cases in a vein reminiscent of the mysteries solved by Sherlock Holmes. Furthermore, these cases were the catalyst for the discussion of philosophical and ethical issues and decisions, a lot of which were not left with a clear victor, but all of which revealed more and more of the character of each of the different doctors that comprised the team each year. In the end, while the team didn't completely understand (or appreciate) House's methods fully, the show gives a final hurrah as each of the members walks away with something they realize was the right thing to do after all. Although the mantra "Everybody Lies" is proven over and over again, the concept that "people never change, they only come up with better lies" is tested up until the last moments as the characters (and the show) drive off into an adventure left to the imagination.

Everything is challenged, nothing is sacred, and the most profound revelations of life can be found within the 172 hours of television given over the course of the eight seasons of pill-popping, dripping sarcasm, dark humor, and intelligent storytelling ever to grace the small screen of the living room (or large screen, if that may be the case, but then...everybody lies). This wiki is intended for your perusal to catch up, read, make new or more complete connections on various subject matter, or perhaps relive the funny if outrageous times given to us by actor Hugh Laurie and company.

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Kenny Arnold

Kenny Arnold is the patient with the severe mid-line facial deformity in the episode Ugly. He is the son of Joe Arnold. He was portrayed by actor Khleo Thomas

Medical History

The patient has a frontal nasal encephaloseal with a mid-line cleft, which has badly deformed the left side of his face. It is a mid-line deformity. A documentary production agreed to cover the costs of a facial bipartion, a 10 hour surgery to repair most of the damage caused by the deformity. As a result of his condition, the patient suffered from numerous headaches and used a great deal of acetaminophen to treat them.

Case History

While the patient was being prepared for his surgery but before anesthesia was administered, he started to suffer from tachycardia and his heart rate shot up to over 180 bpm. The patient went into defibrilation and cardiac arrest and had to be shocked to restore normal heart rhythm. His heart rate continued to be irregular and he was fitted with a temporary pacemaker wire. The reconstructive surgery had to be postponed.

Dr. House was assigned to diagnose the condition causing the irregular heart rhythm. He advised his team the patient had a second-degree infranodal heart block, post-arrest. There were no reports of light-headedness or fainting. Dr. Taub believed increased intercranial pressure from the enlarged head could cause the heart block. However, Dr. House dismissed it as there was no reason for the condition not to have presented earlier if it was due to his deformity. Dr. Terzi believed the patient might also have a mid-line deformity of the heart. However, Dr. House once again pointed out that the patient had been under continuous medical treatment for his entire life and it was unlikely the previous doctors would have missed it. Dr. Cole believed it might be endocarditis. However, this would only make sense if the patient was an intravenous drug user. However, Dr. House agreed there was no reason to rule it out at this point, but due to darkened skin below his nose, the addiction was most likely inhaling freon, a refrigerant. However, Dr. Taub put down the darkened skin to acanthosis nigricans, a common discoloration in such deformities. Dr. Hadley noted similar discolorations on the cheeks and forehead. Dr. House ordered a nuclear study to determine if there were any scarring of the heart.

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