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Category Radiology

pupils predict pathology…

the case. A 34 year old male is bought to your ED with reduced level of consciousness. He was at a restaurant having dinner with family & friends when he excused himself to use the bathroom. They found him 15 minutes later…

the unveiling…

the case. a 64 year old female presents to your Emergency Department at midnight with acute severe abdominal pain.

back with a vengeance…

the case. a 59 year old male presents to ED at 2am with a two week history of progressive back pain. He is worried because it is worsening in severity and now radiates to the left flank & left-lower quadrant.

John Hinds Death is a Wanker

straightening the spiral…

the case. a 2 year old male is carried into your ED screaming. He is horribly distressed and trying to reach down to grab at his right thigh. His parents report that he was standing outside watching his older brother…

concerning extension…

the case. You receive a BAT call about a 31 year-old male who has come off his bicycle after running into a stationary car at ~30 km Bystanders report that he was thrown 3-5m and had a loss of consciousness…

a knackered neonate…

the case. You are working in a district hospital and are called to the Special-Care Nursery to assist with an unwell newborn infant. She was born 2 hours ago at 39 + 4 weeks gestation, to a primip mother who…

better late than never…

The case. An obese 86 year old female is bought to ED by private car with a 5-6 day history of progressive dyspnoea and fevers. She is promptly rushed into the resus bay in extremis with cyanosis & poor respiratory…

no bones about it…

The case. A 15 year old male is bought to ED by his mother with a complaint of throat pain after eating a meal of chicken skewers that were cooked on the family barbecue. He is alert and in no…

Quick Case #01

A 24 year old male rugby player presents to your ED with a severely painful, swollen left hand which occurred during a tackle and subsequent ruck. These are his x-rays….    [DDET What about the lateral ??] [/DDET] [DDET What’s…

in or out ???

the case. A 34 year old insulin-dependent diabetic male presents to your ED following a “collapse” stating he thinks he has had a seizure. He has had hypoglycaemic seizures previously. He lost his glucometer 3 or 4 weeks ago and…

in with a chance…

the case. a 19 year old female arrives to your resuscitation bay following a high-speed rollover MVA where she was the restrained passenger. she has a clinically fractured mandible with some oropharyngeal bleeding, but a GCS of 15. she is…

slip and fall…

The Case. A young boy is bought to your ED with an obviously swollen painful left arm after a slip and fall… These are his xrays…               [DDET Describe this injury…] Type III Supracondylar…