Case description

A case description has two components:

  • clinical presentation
  • case discussion

Clinical presentation

This refers to the clinical information you should write as part of your case which can include relevant past history and laboratory studies. It is included in the field immediately below the case title on the left hand side of the patient information.  

Complications, if part of the initial disease process (e.g. haemorrhage as a complication of cerebral aneurysms), should be included in the clinical presentation

Case discussion

This refers to relevant discussion points and imaging features relating to your particular case (and not that particular condition); this section is below your images and you can link related articles into this section. 

If you are struggling to write a case discussion remember it can be as brief as two-or-three sentences or bullet points, and can be focused purely on some teaching points or what makes the case typical or atypical. 

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  • Case discussion
  • Clinical presentation

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