Caceres’ Corner: Case No.7 (Update: Solution)


Dear friends,

Presenting a case chosen by the Muppet (beware: he is devious!).

Radiographs and face picture of a 52-year-old woman admitted to the emergency room with dyspnea. Radiographs before and after thoracentesis.
Chest radiograph seven years earlier (not available) reported as possible thymoma. No treatment since.

Diagnosis:
1. Thymoma
2. Schwannoma
3. Fibrous mesothelioma
4. Hydatid cyst

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ECR Hotel Focus: from the congress to bed and back

The ARCOTEL Kaiserwasser is our top tip for delegates looking for an easy commute to the ECR. ©ARCOTEL Hotels & Resorts GmbH / Fotograf: Wolf-Peter Steinheißer

As ECR 2012 gradually draws nearer we’re carrying on with a close look at some of the hotels available through the ESR Travel Service booking platform, to find some of Vienna’s accommodation highlights. We’ve already given you the lowdown on the cheap-but-stylish Motel One, and now here’s one for those who like to keep their journey time to a minimum… the Hotel Kaiserwasser.

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Caceres’ Corner: Case No.6 (Update Solution)

Caceres Corner Case 6Dear friends,

Welcome to Case #6. Let’s see what you make of this…

Clinical history: pre-operative chest radiograph for rhinoplasty in a 28-year-old male.

Diagnosis:

1. Middle lobe disease
2. Pleural effusion
3. Lung mass
4. None of the above

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Puzzle Time

We have to admit it; the ESR social media team has had its eye on this big, round target for a while. Since starting the myESR Facebook page around two years ago, we have watched the little ticker marked ‘fans’ gradually get higher and higher. At some point, as we realised it would keep going, we started to set our sights on building a Facebook community that would reflect the size of the ESR. Our ‘fantasy’ aim: to gain 10,000 page likes by the start of ECR 2012.

Well, as it turns out, when a snowball starts rolling on Facebook, it tends to keep going…

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Caceres’ Corner: Case No.5 (Update: Solution)

Dear friends,

Welcome to case #5.

Case #5 is also from my wife. It is a 27-year-old female with a chronic infiltrate in the right upper lobe. My Wife asked us (ordered, according to Muppet) to help her with the case, because she doesn’t know what it is.

Diagnosis:

1. Tuberculosis
2. Aspiration pneumonia
3. Bronchioalveolar carcinoma
4. Lymphoma

I didn’t make the diagnosis, but the Muppet did! What is the Muppet’s diagnosis?

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ECR Hotel Focus: affordable style on a budget at the Motel One

The Motel One is our top tip for delegates on a budget who appreciate a stylish touch. © One Hotels & Resorts AG

ECR 2012 might still be several months away, but we know that many of you are already planning your trips to Vienna. With that in mind, we looked at some of the hotels available through the ESR Travel Service booking platform to find some of Vienna’s accommodation highlights. We picked out a few establishments to suit different requirements, to hopefully help you find a home-from-home for the congress. The first on our list? The Motel One.

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Caceres’ Corner: Case No.4 (Update: Solution)

 

Dear friends,

Welcome back to Caceres’ corner.
I’m already keen on your suggestions on Case #4.

Clinical history: Pre-operative chest radiograph for ophthalmologic surgery in a 57 y. o. male

Most likely diagnosis:

1. Carcinoma of the lung
2. Unilateral hyperlucent lung
3. Pulmonary embolism
4. Giant bulla

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Shoe Salesmen + X-rays = ‘Pedoscope’

We see a fair number of odd x-ray images in the ESR office, especially in the search for interesting stories for our Facebook pages. Some can make your stomach turn, some make you laugh, and others just make you think ‘ouch!’  This picture of a foot unnaturally contorted in a high heel shoe naturally caused the latter response…


A little digging around on the internet for ‘shoes’ and ‘x-rays’ found a possible source of this image but it also revealed a slightly alarming shady past that radiology and shoes have in common. We’re all aware of the benefits of radiology that nearly everyone gets to experience at least once in their life, but throughout history x-ray technology and radiation have also been used for some, let’s say, ‘questionable purposes’. One of those is certainly the shoe fitting fluoroscope.

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Caceres’ Corner: Case No.3 (Update: Solution)

 

Welcome to case number three!

My wife, who works in a primary care centre, sent this case to me. The patient is a 76 year-old male, who was operated on three years ago for carcinoma of the larynx. The PA and lateral radiographs show two nodular lesions in the lower lung fields.

The obvious response is metastatic disease. But the Muppet, trying to impress both of us, suggested an alternative diagnosis.

Can you guess the Muppet’s diagnosis?

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Caceres’ Corner: Case No.2 (Update: Solution)

Caceres Corner Case 02 Clinical history: asymptomatic 75 year-old man, operated on ten years ago for carcinoma of the larynx. Current chest radiographs were obtained during the yearly routine control.

Most likely diagnosis:

1. Radiation pneumonitis

2. Tuberculosis

3. Carcinoma of the lung

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