Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 37 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

Muppet is impressed with your knowledge. He tries very hard to post teaching cases and has decided to skip the multiple-choice questions in the following chest case, which is that of an asymptomatic 56-year-old male.

Questions in this case are:

1. Where is the lesion?

2. What is your diagnosis?

The first five radiologists to suggest the correct diagnosis will be given a DVD at the next European Congress of Radiology.

Read more…

10
Oct 2012
POSTED BY
POSTED IN
DISCUSSION 28 Comments

Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 6 – SOLVED!


Dear friends,

This week I want to show you a neuro/skeletal case, relating to a 25-year-old male with a 3-month history of sciatica.

Fig. 1

Read more…

Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 36 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

Since you are getting used to difficult cases, Muppet is showing you an easy one. May the Force be with you. It is a pre-op chest radiograph of a 37-year-old woman with breast carcinoma.

Diagnosis:

1. Metastases
2. Granuloma TB
3. Hydatid cyst
4. None of the above

Read more…

03
Oct 2012
POSTED BY
POSTED IN
DISCUSSION 13 Comments

Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 5 – SOLVED!

Dear friends

Today, I want to show you a classic case of vertebral affectation. I’m hoping for 100% correct answers.

59-year-old female with lumbar pain.

Fig 1

Fig 2

Read more…

Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 35 (Update: Solution)

Dear friends,

Since some of you have been complaining about the cases being difficult, Muppet wants to show a really difficult case: a 76-year-old woman with previous heart troubles and currently asymptomatic.

Diagnosis:

1. Calcified pericardial cyst
2. Hydatid cyst of the heart
3. Intracardiac calcified aneurysm
4. None of the above

Read more…

26
Sep 2012
POSTED BY
POSTED IN
DISCUSSION 17 Comments

Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 4 – SOLVED!

Dear Friends,

Abdominal films are being displaced nowadays by CT and US; but they are still useful if interpreted properly. In this case you are provided with a supine film of an 84-year-old man who has experienced epigastric pain, vomiting and abdominal distension for several days.

Read more…

Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 34 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

Muppet is feeling good today (love letter from Miss Piggy) and wants to show you an easy case: a 69-year-old male with chest pain and productive cough. TB in his youth.

Diagnosis:

1. Active TB
2. Empyema necessitatis
3. Pleural abscess
4. None of the above

Read more…

19
Sep 2012
POSTED BY
POSTED IN
DISCUSSION 25 Comments

Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 3 – SOLVED!

Dear Friends,

Moving forward on our journey through the systems, our next stop is the heart. I want to put your diagnostic skills to the test with the following cardiac case.

Our patient is a 60-year-old male with dyspnea and fatigability.

Read more…

Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 33 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

Muppet is feeling mean today and wishes to inflict upon you the following case: a 56-year-old woman with a history of respiratory infections. She was operated on for osteogenic sarcoma of the right leg eight years earlier.

Diagnosis:
1. Metastases from sarcoma
2. Carcinoma of the lung
3. Tuberculosis
4. None of the above

Read more…

12
Sep 2012
POSTED BY
POSTED IN
DISCUSSION 33 Comments

Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 2 – SOLVED!

Dear Friends,

Following the usual pattern of an oral examination (mixed cases from all the subspecialities), I challenge you with the following neuro case, below.

Look out for the answer on Thursday. Good luck!

This week’s patient is a 61-year-old immunocompetent male with progressive disorientation and general weakness

Read more…