Joseph Guichard Duverney (1648-1730) French Anatomist and otologist. Eponym: Duverney fracture of the pelvis. Described cholesteotoma and osteoporosis
Inhaled Foreign Body: passage of a foreign body into the respiratory tract; potentially life-threatening
Haemorrhage from, or around, a tracheostomy site is both relatively common and potentially life-threatening
The 'Coroner's clot' is an occult clot of blood remaining in the nasopharynx behind the soft palate following local surgery or trauma that has the potential to cause fatal airway obstruction following extubation/ removal of a supraglottic airway device (SAD)
Carlo Mondini (1729 – 1803) was an Italian anatomist and physician. Described the Mondini deformity of the inner ear with congenital deafness in 1791
A 44 year-old man presents to the ED 2 days after having an infected left mandibular second molar tooth extracted by his dentist.
In this 'Postcard from the Edge', LITFL's Michelle Johnston reflects on her recent exposure to indigenous health in Australia's remote communities. The 'Edge' can be quite close to home.
It's your first day on the job in the ED and first up is a 23 year-old male with a 2 day history of a sore throat. He's had difficulty swallowing and finds it painful to eat and drink.
Sidney Yankauer (1872–1932) was an American otolaryngologist. Eponymously affiliated with the Yankauer suction tip
A 34 female presents to ED at 2am, post waking up with blood all over her pillow, and a continuous ooze of blood from her right nostril.