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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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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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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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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Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 22 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

Muppet strives to give satisfaction (like Jeeves) and presents you with an easy case:

Fifty-one-year-old male smoker with moderate cough, no fever.

Diagnosis:

1. Metastases
2. Carcinoma of the lung
3. Allergic aspergillosis
4. None of the above

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Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 21 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

Muppet promises never again to show a bone case. He has been severely reprimanded!

Back to good ol’ chest imaging:

29-year-old male heavy smoker. Admitted with mild dyspnea.

Diagnosis:

1. Mediastinal tumour
2. Dilated cardiomyopathy
3. Pericardial effusion
4. None of the above

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Caceres’ Corner: Case No. 20 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

Muppet gratefully acknowledges the contribution of his good friend Dr. Manel Escobar who discovered and diagnosed the following case:

An 11-year-old girl with migrating bone pain for the last year, with normal radiographs, now presents with one month of low-degree fever. Chest and abdominal CT were unremarkable, except for the pelvic findings.

Diagnosis:

1. Fibrous dysplasia
2. Langerhans cell histiocytosis
3. Lymphoma
4. None of the above

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Caceres’ Corner: Case No.19 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

Muppet wants to test your diagnostic skills with the following case:

75-year-old male with vague pain in the right hemithorax.

Diagnosis:

1. Myeloma
2. Hydatid cyst
3. Fibrous dysplasia
4. None of the above

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Apr 2012
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Caceres’ Corner: Case No.18 (Update: Solution)

Dear Friends,

Muppet is in a good mood today (Miss Piggy may be responsible for that) and wants to present a ‘wysiwyg’ case (what you see is what you get).

64-year-old, asymptomatic male. Chest images taken one month after an episode of myocardial infarction.

Diagnosis:

1. Aortic aneurysm
2. Aortic elongation
3. Type A aortic dissection
4. Type B aortic dissection

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Apr 2012
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