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

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Muscular claustrophobia

A 27 year-old man sustained an undisplaced midshaft fracture of his tibia, he was put in a long leg cast and sent home...what happened next?
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Broken open

A women attends ER with an open fracture of her lower limb. How will you assess and manage her Open Ankle Fracture in emergency?
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Do you want FPIES with that?

A 7-month-old infant is brought into the ED. The infant was well until 1 hour ago when she became pale, floppy and developed profuse non-bilious vomiting...

Busting the clotbusters (from SMACC 2013)

As revenge for an incident best left unmentioned, Chris Nickson of litfl.com handed me the poisoned chalice of speaking on tPA for stroke at SMACC 2013. This is the result. (Un)fortunately there is no actual video footage as I wasn’t…
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Another Ankle Sprain

A 23 year-old female netball player presents c/o pain and swelling to her right ankle post playing netball. Does she meets the criteria for X-ray to rule out a fracture?
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Minor Burn Management

26 female present to ED after spilling a hot sauce pan of soup onto her left forearm. The patient states that the soup has just been boiled when the accident occurred 20mins before arrival.
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Case of Commotio Cordis

Ventricular fibrillation and sudden death triggered by a blunt, non penetrating, and often innocent appearing unintentional blow to the chest without damage to the ribs, sternum, or heart (and in the absence of underlying cardiovascular disease) constitute an event know as commotio cordis, which translates from the Latin as agitation of the heart.