Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 102 – To err is human: how to avoid slipping up (Chapter 1) – SOLVED!

Dear Friends,

Today we’ll start the second part of The Beauty of Basic Knowledge series, titled ‘To err is human: how to avoid slipping up’. In the next six chapters I intend to analyse the most common causes of errors in chest imaging and how to avoid them. As Cicero said: All men can err, but only the ignorant persevere in the error.

This week I am presenting two cases. Case 1 shows the PA radiograph of a 57-year-old man with a cough. Would you say the chest is normal?
1.Yes
2.No
3.Need a lateral view
4.Need a CT

Case 2 presents PA and lateral radiographs of the yearly check-up of a 70-year-old man. CT done in another institution was reported as chronic post-TB changes. Do you agree?

Check the images below, leave your thoughts in the comments section and come back on Friday for the full solution!

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Caceres’ Corner Case 152 (Update: Solution)

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Today we are showing chest radiographs of a 75-year-old man with a cough and haemoptysis.

What do you see? Check the images below, leave your thoughts in the comments section, and come back on Friday for the answer.

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Jan 2017
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Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 101 – A painless approach to interpretation (Chapter 8) – SOLVED!

Dear Friends,

Today I am presenting the last chapter of the Painless Approach to Interpretation. Showing chest radiographs taken during an annual check-up of a 70-year-old man.

What do you see? Check the images below, leave your thoughts in the comments section and come back on Friday for the answer.

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Caceres’ Corner Case 151 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

We are starting the new year with a warm-up case. Today we are presenting a PA chest radiograph of a 57-year-old woman with a cough and sputum production.

Check the image below, leave your thoughts in the comments section, and come back on Friday for the answer.

Diagnosis:
1. Changes post TB
2. Congenital right lung hypoplasia
3. Mesothelioma
4. None of the above

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Jan 2017
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Caceres’ Corner Case 150 (Update: Solution)

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Dear Friends,

Dr Pepe and I are very proud to have reached the 150th mark, which happens to be a case that we saw last month (honest!). The radiographs belong to a 68-year-old man, pre-op for cataracts.

What do you see? Check the images below, leave your thoughts for us in the comments section, and come back on Friday for the answer.

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Dec 2016
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Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 100 – A painless approach to interpretation (Chapter 7) – SOLVED!

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Dear Friends,

Today I present the seventh chapter of the Painless Approach to Interpretation, which also happens to be case number 100 of Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook. It makes me very proud to have shared with you one hundred cases and hope they have been useful.

Showing chest radiographs of a 47-year-old woman with mild fever and chest pain.

What do you see? Check the images below, leave me your thoughts in the comments section and come back on Friday for the answer.

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Caceres’ Corner Case 149 (Update: Solution)

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Dear Friends,

Today we are presenting a pre-op PA chest radiograph of a patient with inguinal hernia. What do you see?

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Dec 2016
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Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 99 – A painless approach to interpretation (Chapter 6) – SOLVED!

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Dear Friends,

We’re moving on to a new chapter of the Painless Approach to Interpretation, and this week I’m showing the routine control radiographs of a 48-year-old woman, surgically treated for carcinoma of the breast ten years ago.
What do you see?

Check the image below, leave your thoughts in the comments section, and come back for the answer on Friday.

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Caceres’ Corner Case 148 (Update: Solution)

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Dear Friends,

Today we are presenting a pre-op chest radiograph of a 70-year-old man with carcinoma of the bladder.
What do you see?

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Nov 2016
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Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 98 – A painless approach to interpretation (Chapter 5) – SOLVED!

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Dear Friends,

Today we are moving to a new chapter in the Painless Approach to Interpretation, addressing what to do when the chest radiograph does not show an obvious abnormality.

For this purpose I am presenting the PA and lateral radiographs of a 57-year-old man with a chronic cough. What do you see?

Examine the image below, leave your thoughts in the comments section and come back on Friday for the answer.

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