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Category Radiology

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…

a twisting tale…

It’s night shift & you’ve received handover of an entire department. You plug on and start chipping away at the waiting-list that doesn’t seem ever get any shorter....

a swollen face…

The Case. A 36 year old male presents through your sub-acute area with increasing facial pain & swelling. He reports a simple trip and fall 18 hours earlier (no alcohol on board, recalls all events), where his right cheek struck…

iatrogenic acceleration…

The Case. A 46 year old restrained passenger in a high-speed MVA rolls into the resus bay. She is intubated & sedated [easily ventilated & oxygenated, no evidence of chest trauma], persistently tachycardic @ 160/min with a systolic BP of…

observing the occult…

The case: A motorcyclist is minding his own business, stationary at a set of lights and is rear-ended by a car at ~60-70km He is thrown 10 meters or so from his bike and lands on his left side. Remarkably…

a tonne of bricks…

… well it wasn’t really a tonne; more like a dozen or so individual bricks falling from a height of 3-4 metres that peppered and glanced a patient I saw 48 hours ago. Whilst he presented as a ‘trauma’ and…