Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 31 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

Muppet is becoming soft and wants to show easy cases. The following case is a 44-year-old woman with a cough, low-grade fever, and back pain.

Diagnosis:

1. Lung mass
2. Loculated pleural fluid
3. Chest wall mass
4. None of the above

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Aug 2012
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Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 30 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

Muppet has the silly notion that he is good at semiology and wants to test your interpretation skills with the following two cases.

Case 1 is an isolated lateral chest and the question is:

Which one is the right hemidiaphragm?

1. A
2. B
3. Can´t tell

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Aug 2012
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Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 29 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

During August, Muppet would like to discuss some basic principles of interpretation. The first case is a 46-year-old male with neurofibromatosis and bullous emphysema, who presents with fever.

Diagnosis:

1. Hidroneumothorax
2. Infected bulla
3. Lung abscess
4. None of the above

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Aug 2012
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Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 28 (Update: Solution)

Dear friends,

As summer is here and the weather is hot, Muppet wants to show you an easy case:

Preoperative chest for urethral stenosis in a 26-year-old male.

Diagnosis:

1. Pleural mesothelioma
2. Lung tumor
3. Loculated fluid
4. None of the above

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Jul 2012
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Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 27 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

This case has been provided by Dr. Oscar Persiva, a former resident and good friend (even though he is a fan of Real Madrid).

The case is a 38-year-old man who came to the Emergency Room with moderate chest pain. Chest radiograph and CT shown.

Diagnosis:

1. Pleural metastases
2. Neurogenic tumour
3. Fibrous tumour of pleura
4. All of the above

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Jul 2012
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Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 26 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

This case was provided by my good friend Alberto Villanueva, who is a fan of Real Madrid. Aside from that, he is normal.

Preoperative chest in a 68-year-old man with a 6cm abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Diagnosis:

1. Leaking aneurysm
2. Fibrous tumor of pleura
3. Chronic empyema
4. None of the above

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Jul 2012
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Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 25 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

Muppet is very happy to have reached the 25th case and hopes for twenty-five more!

Forty-nine-year-old woman with persistent cough for the last two months.

Diagnosis:

1. Carcinoma
2. Tuberculosis
3. Bronchiectasis
4. None of the above

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Jun 2012
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Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 24 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

Dr. Manel Escobar has contributed a new case: 23-year-old woman with cough and low-grade fever.

Diagnosis:

1. Tuberculosis
2. Sarcoid
3. Lymphoma
4. None of the above

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Jun 2012
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Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 23 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

Muppet is very happy with your progress and wants to test you with an unusual case.

A 57-year-old male with liver carcinoma. No chest symptoms.

What are the densities in the upper lung and mediastinum?

1. Veins
2. Arteries
3. Lymph nodes
4. Esophagus

Warning: this is a difficult case!

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May 2012
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Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 22 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

Muppet strives to give satisfaction (like Jeeves) and presents you with an easy case:

Fifty-one-year-old male smoker with moderate cough, no fever.

Diagnosis:

1. Metastases
2. Carcinoma of the lung
3. Allergic aspergillosis
4. None of the above

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May 2012
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