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Category Clinical Cases

LITFL Clinical Case Collection. Over 250 Q&A style clinical cases to assist Just in Time Learning and Life Long Learning. Cases are categorised by specialty and can be searched by keyword from the database table

Trauma Tribulation 340 256

Trauma! Are you prepared?

There's been a nasty car crash with a death at the scene. Are you ready to deal with the survivor? A Q&A approach to trauma teams, preparation and the big picture.
Trauma Tribulation 340 256

Adding insult to injury?

Make sure you know the role of the digital rectal examination in the assessment of trauma patients... You don't want to add insult to injury!
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Lover not a fighter

A distinctly uncommunicative man says he injured his hand in a fall. What is the diagnosis, the mechanism and how will you treat the injury?
Trauma Tribulation 340 256

Microwave Meltdown

An ambulance crew have radioed through to the emergency department. They are en route with a patient who has sustained a 'microwave injury'…
Trauma Tribulation 340 256

Hot lips

Your next patient is a 2 year-old girl who has sustained a burn.... to her mouth. See if you know your stuff in this case-based Q&A post.
Trauma Tribulation 340 256

A Motorcyclist’s Irreparable Injury

aka Trauma Tribulation 008 A 26 year-old male was BIBA after falling off his stationary motorbike at a set of traffic lights. C-spine precautions were removed following palpation of his neck and assessment of his sphincter tone. Initially, his only…

Trauma Tribulation 340 256

Trauma and Pregnancy Redux

One of the patients seriously injured in a multi-vehicle pile up is pregnant. What are the implications for radiological imaging and decision-making in trauma management?
Trauma Tribulation 340 256

Trauma and Pregnancy

One of the patients seriously injured in a multi-vehicle pile up is pregnant. What are the implications for trauma management?
Trauma Tribulation 340 256

Roman Breastplate

Burns were sustained by a 35 year-old man from a house fire. They are extensive and severe, affecting his trunk and upper limbs. He undergoes escharatomy.
Trauma Tribulation 340 256

A Fiendish Finding

A 21 year old female presents with acute onset of unrelenting abdominal pain and vomiting four years after a major motor vehicle accident. A chest X-ray is performed: