Items tagged “emergencymedicine”

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Cerebral hemorrhagic contusion

Cerebral hemorrhagic contusions are a type of intracerebral hemorrhage, also sometimes considered a "brain bruise", and are common in the setting of significant head injury. They are usually seen on CT as hyperattenuating foci in the frontal lobes adjacent to the floor of the anterior cranial fo...
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Anterior mediastinal mass in the exam

Getting a film with an anterior mediastinal mass in the exam is one of the many exam set-pieces that can be prepared for. The film goes up and after a couple of seconds pause, you need to start talking: CXR There is a left sided mediastinal mass that makes obtuse angles with the mediastinal c...
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Subdural empyema

Subdural empyema is a type of intracranial infection characterized by a suppurative collection between the dura mater and arachnoid mater. It is commonly seen as a complication of sinusitis, otitis, mastoiditis, or surgical intervention.  On imaging, it tends to present as a subdural collection...
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Spinal cord compression

Spinal cord compression (SCC) is a surgical emergency, usually requiring prompt surgical decompression to prevent permanent neurological impairment. If the spinal roots below the conus medullaris are involved, it is termed cauda equina syndrome. Pathology Etiology There are numerous causes of...
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Pyelonephritis

 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Bruno Di Muzio
Published 29 May 2011
77% complete
CT
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Post-traumatic avascular necrosis of the humeral head

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Roberto Schubert
Published 11 Jul 2011
62% complete
MRI
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Acute maxillary sinusitis

 Diagnosis probable
Dr Roberto Schubert
Published 18 Jul 2011
41% complete
X-ray
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Necrotizing pancreatitis with acute necrotic collection

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Roberto Schubert
Published 28 Jul 2011
80% complete
CT
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Post-traumatic avascular necrosis of the talus

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Roberto Schubert
Published 05 Sep 2011
80% complete
MRI
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Osteopetrosis with multitrauma

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky
Published 07 Sep 2011
50% complete
X-rayCT
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Acute MCA vascular territory stroke

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Bruno Di Muzio
Published 22 Sep 2011
92% complete
CTMRI
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Triangular fibrocartilage complex injury - Palmer 1a

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Roberto Schubert
Published 04 Oct 2011
86% complete
MRI
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Tension pneumothorax

Tension pneumothoraces occur when intrapleural air accumulates progressively with hemodynamic compromise 10. It is a life-threatening occurrence requiring both rapid recognition and prompt treatment to avoid a cardiorespiratory arrest. For a general discussion, refer to the pneumothorax article...
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McAfee classification of thoracolumbar spinal fractures

McAfee classification of acute traumatic spinal injuries is one of a number of thoracolumbar spinal fracture classification systems and based on the three-column concept of the spine (of Denis). It requires CT for an accurate assessment. Usage The McAfee classification uses terminology that is...
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Hepatic laceration from penetrating trauma

 Diagnosis probable
Dr John Camatsos
Published 02 Nov 2011
54% complete
Ultrasound
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Traumatic quadriceps tendon rupture

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Roberto Schubert
Published 16 Nov 2011
77% complete
MRI
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Intraosseous lipoma of the proximal humeral epiphysis in a trauma case

 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Roberto Schubert
Published 21 Nov 2011
81% complete
MRICT
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Traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Sajoscha A. Sorrentino
Published 04 Dec 2011
67% complete
MRICT
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Post-traumatic osteonecrosis of the humeral head

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Roberto Schubert
Published 05 Dec 2011
59% complete
MRI
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Polytrauma

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Sajoscha A. Sorrentino
Published 05 Dec 2011
83% complete
CT