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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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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