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

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Sep 2012
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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.

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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

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Sep 2012
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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

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Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 32 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

Muppet has chosen to show a case from the Iron Islands. Winter is coming …

An 83 year-old lady with cough and moderate dyspnea.

Diagnosis:

1. Normal for age
2. One process
3. Two processes
4. Three processes

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Sep 2012
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Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 1 – SOLVED!

Dear diploma fans,

Welcome to the very first entry from my diploma casebook!

This is just the first of many weekly cases I’m going to show here on the ESR blog, to help you prepare for the European Diploma in Radiology. They are all typical of what you might expect to find in the exam and I will guide you through each one and remind you of the key points to consider.

To start off, I’m going to follow in the footsteps of my good friend Jose Caceres (although I will be more compassionate), and show you a chest case. If you have any comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section under this post. The answer will be posted on Thursday.

Good luck!

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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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Introducing Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook

If you’re preparing for the European Diploma in Radiology, help is on the way …

Dr. Pepe, co-star of our popular blog series Caceres’ Corner, is finally going solo (with the help of some very good friends). Next month, here on the myESR blog, he will start presenting a series of cases that are typical of what you might expect to find in the European Diploma in Radiology examination, especially to help you prepare.

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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