Items tagged “emergencymedicine”

259 results found
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Non-accidental trauma

 Diagnosis almost certain
The Radswiki
Published 20 Oct 2010
72% complete
X-ray
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Pancreatic trauma

 Diagnosis certain
The Radswiki
Published 20 Oct 2010
68% complete
CT
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Middle cerebral artery territory infarct

 Diagnosis certain
Gagandeep Choudhary
Published 20 Oct 2010
62% complete
MRI
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Posterior circulation stroke: right PICA territory

 Diagnosis certain
Gagandeep Choudhary
Published 20 Oct 2010
62% complete
MRI
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Odontoid fracture - type III

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Bruno Di Muzio
Published 27 Oct 2010
92% complete
CT
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Posterior shoulder dislocation

Posterior shoulder dislocations are far less common than anterior shoulder dislocations and can be difficult to identify if only AP projections are obtained. A high index of suspicion is helpful. Epidemiology Posterior shoulder dislocations account for only 2-4% of all shoulder dislocations (t...
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Acute aortic syndrome

Acute aortic syndrome describes the presentation of patients with one of a number of life-threatening aortic pathologies that give rise to similar clinical presentations. Exactly which entities are included under the umbrella term acute aortic syndrome varies somewhat from publication to public...
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Acute right middle cerebral artery infarct

 Diagnosis certain
Gagandeep Choudhary
Published 25 Nov 2010
62% complete
MRI
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Infectious myositis

Infectious myositis is an infection of skeletal muscle, and can be acute, subacute, or chronic. Pyomyositis refers specifically to a bacterial infection of skeletal muscle.  Epidemiology It is most often seen in young adults. Pyomyositis, or bacterial myositis, was once considered a tropical d...
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Placental abruption

Placental abruption (or abruptio placentae) refers to a premature separation of the normally implanted placenta after the 20th week of gestation and before the 3rd stage of labor. It is a potentially fatal complication of pregnancy and is a significant cause of third-trimester bleeding/antepartu...
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Lens disruption

 Diagnosis almost certain
Maulik S Patel
Published 01 Dec 2010
69% complete
Ultrasound
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Traumatic retinal detachment

 Diagnosis almost certain
Maulik S Patel
Published 04 Dec 2010
75% complete
Ultrasound
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Tension pneumocephalus

Tension pneumocephalus is a neurosurgical emergency that occurs when subdural air causes a mass-effect over the underlying brain parenchyma, often from a ball-valve mechanism causing one-way entry of air into the subdural space 1. Clinical presentation Tension pneumocephalus has a varied clini...
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Uterine rupture

Uterine rupture is a rare but nevertheless potentially catastrophic complication that can occur in pregnancy.  Epidemiology The incidence rate in pregnancy is 0.05% 6.   Clinical presentation Uterine rupture is usually an acute presentation with hemodynamic instability and abdominal discomfo...
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Dacryocystitis

Dacryocystitis is the inflammation of the nasolacrimal sac related to impairment in the lacrimal drainage system and superimposed infection.  Epidemiology Dacryocystitis has a bimodal distribution: neonates due to congenital abnormalities and when acquired, usually affect individuals older tha...
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Penile fracture

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Maulik S Patel
Published 11 Feb 2011
86% complete
UltrasoundFluoroscopy
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Nasal bone fracture

Nasal bone fractures are the most common type of facial fractures, accounting for ~45% of facial fractures, and are often missed when significant facial swelling is present.  Clinical presentation Unsurprisingly, nasal bone fractures occur when the nose impacts against a solid object (e.g. fis...
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Esophageal food impaction

Esophageal food impaction (or steakhouse syndrome) refers to a food bolus acutely obstructing the esophagus. Clinical presentation The main symptom is usually acute dysphagia. Radiographic features Plain radiograph Depending on the composition of the ingested content, the bolus may be visib...
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Small bowel obstruction due to cecal carcinoma

 Diagnosis almost certain
Bruno Di Muzio
Published 20 Feb 2011
80% complete
CT
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Gunshot injuries

Gunshot injuries often require imaging assessment, and this evaluation has both clinical relevance (assessment of organ damage, surgical planning, and prognostication), and often also forensic implications. Epidemiology Incidence of gunshot injuries to the head is increasing in some countries,...