Items tagged “emergency”

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Pericarditis

Pericarditis is defined as inflammation of the pericardium. It is normally found in association with cardiac, thoracic or wider systemic pathology and it is unusual to manifest on its own. Clinical presentation Classically, patients present with abrupt, pleuritic, positional left precordial ch...
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Gallbladder perforation

Gallbladder perforations are a serious complication of acute cholecystitis and represent an advanced stage of the disease. They tend to occur in an elderly and/or comorbid demographic and carry higher rates of morbidity and mortality. Clinical presentation Symptoms and clinical signs are varia...
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Emergency CT head (mnemonic)

A useful mnemonic which is used to read an emergency head CT scan is: Blood Can Be Very Bad Mnemonic Using a systematic approach will help to ensure that significant neuropathology will not be missed. B: blood look for epidural hematoma, subdural hematoma, intraparenchymal hemorrhage, intra...
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Ruptured renal artery aneurysm managed with autotransplantation

The aneurysm is a...
 Diagnosis certain
Dr Jan Frank Gerstenmaier
Published 10 Mar 2013
98% complete
CT
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Acute vs chronic ischemic stroke

Differentiating between acute and chronic infarction on a CT brain is an important skill for many health professionals particularly in the emergency setting: pathology acute: cytotoxic edema chronic: encephalomalacia; Wallerian degeneration hypoattenuation acute: more dense than CSF chroni...
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Elbow joint effusion

An elbow joint effusion is a key finding to recognize on an elbow radiograph and should be used as a trigger to search for a fracture.  Finding an effusion  Recognizing an elbow joint effusion on lateral radiographs is an essential radiology skill. While the fluid itself is not discretely seen...
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Traumatic small bowel injury

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Andrew Dixon
Published 04 Nov 2013
83% complete
CT
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Right heart strain

Right heart strain (or more precisely right ventricular strain) is a term given to denote the presence of right ventricular dysfunction usually in the absence of an underlying cardiomyopathy. It can manifest as an acute right heart syndrome. Pathology Right heart strain can often occur as a re...
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L5/S1 disc protrusion

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Derek Smith
Published 02 Feb 2015
95% complete
MRI
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Extradural hemorrhage (teaching)

 Diagnosis certain
UoE Radiology
Published 03 Feb 2015
98% complete
CT
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Traumatic brain injury (teaching)

 Diagnosis certain
UoE Radiology
Published 04 Feb 2015
98% complete
Annotated imageCT
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Spinal fracture with cauda equina syndrome (teaching)

 Diagnosis certain
UoE Radiology
Published 04 Feb 2015
95% complete
MRIAnnotated imageCT
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Right MCA Infarction (teaching)

 Diagnosis certain
UoE Radiology
Published 04 Feb 2015
98% complete
CT
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Skull fractures (summary)

This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Skull fractures usually occur following significant head injury and may herald underlying neurological pathology. Reference article This is a summary article; read more in our article on skull fractures. Summary anatomy...
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Infrarenal aortic aneurysm

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Derek Smith
Published 18 Aug 2015
92% complete
CT
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Acute coronary syndrome

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a group of cardiac diagnoses along a spectrum of severity due to the interruption of coronary blood flow to the myocardium, which in decreasing severity are: ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) unstable an...
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Right sided colonic diverticulitis

Inflamed divertic...
 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Sami Elhinnawi
Published 15 Aug 2017
75% complete
CTAnnotated image
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Endotracheal tube in right main bronchus

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Derek Smith
Published 20 Dec 2017
100% complete
X-ray
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Wellens syndrome

Wellens syndrome (also referred to as LAD coronary T-wave syndrome) refers to an ECG pattern specific for critical stenosis of the proximal left anterior descending artery. The anomalies described occur in patients with recent anginal chest pain, and do not have chest pain when the ECG is record...
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Basilic vein cannulation (ultrasound)

 Diagnosis not applicable
Dr David Carroll
Published 19 Jan 2019
63% complete
Ultrasound

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