Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 5 – SOLVED!

Dear friends

Today, I want to show you a classic case of vertebral affectation. I’m hoping for 100% correct answers.

59-year-old female with lumbar pain.

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Dr. Pepe’s Diploma Casebook: Case 4 – SOLVED!

Dear Friends,

Abdominal films are being displaced nowadays by CT and US; but they are still useful if interpreted properly. In this case you are provided with a supine film of an 84-year-old man who has experienced epigastric pain, vomiting and abdominal distension for several days.

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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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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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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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