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Category Surgery

another bubble of trouble…

the case. 43 year old female is brought into your resuscitation bay by the paramedics.  She has a 2 day history of vomiting and diarrhoea on the background of type 2 diabetes and alcohol abuse.  Her son is concerned that…

collective crises…

the case. a 28 year old female is brought into your resuscitation bay by paramedic crews following a two day history of nausea and vomiting. As she rolls past, you notice that she is distressed with pain, looks clinically very…

twist and shout….

the case. 34 year old female presents to ED with a 2 day history of worsening left-sided pleuritic chest pain associated with shortness of breath. There has been no associated cough, fever or sputum production. She is one week post-Caesarian…

eye for an eye…

the case. an elderly female arrives to your ED with facial swelling and extensive bruising after a fall where she struck the left-side of her face on a concrete step. She is on warfarin for atrial fibrillation, but has not…

the unveiling…

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

no retreat, no reversal…

the case. a 79 year old female returns to ED with left sided chest pain & dyspnoea. She was recently admitted following a fall with rib fractures (including a flail segment) and a small haemothorax.

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…

no place like home…

A 59 year old male undergoes an elective radical prostatectomy. He is previously well, however takes some ‘herbal Chinese medicines’ that he stopped 2 weeks prior to surgery

a world of trouble…

The case. A 3 week old infant is bought into your ED late at night. She is febrile and looks incredibly unwell. Her parents report a 36 hour history of increasing vomiting and poor oral intake. She has not had…

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....