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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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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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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