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  • This woman presented with right-sided pulsatile tinnitus without any hearing loss.

    Medical Cases September 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm 0 comments

      Question This woman presented with right-sided pulsatile tinnitus without any hearing loss. What is the diagnosis? Acoustic neuroma Carotid aneurysm Cholesteatoma Eosinophilic granuloma Glomus tympanicum

     
  • A 35 year old man presents with deep jaundice and pruritus over the past 1 month.

    Medical Cases September 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

      A 35 year old man presents with deep jaundice and pruritus over the past 1 month.He has been well previously. His brother requires regular transfusions. On examination he has a firm spleen. Serum bilirubin: 20 mg/dL (NR 1.2) ALT: 45 U/L (NR 40) AST: 39 U/L (NR 40) Gamma […]

     
  • Pleural Effusion

    Symptoms September 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

    Symptoms Pleural Effusion What is Pleural Effusion Causes of Pleural Effusion How do i know if i have Pleural Effusion? Tests Treatment A pleural effusion is an excess accumulation of fluid in the pleural space around the lungs. Common causes of pleural effusion include congestive heart failure, nephrotic syndrome, pneumonia, […]

     
  • This skull X-ray is of a 78 year old man who complained of backache and lethargy..

    Medical Cases September 28, 2012 at 10:39 am 0 comments

    This skull X-ray is of a 78 year old man who complained of backache and lethargy.. a) What abnormality is seen in the X-ray? b) Write 2 possible causes ? c) List 3 relevant investigations you would do  ? For Answer :  

     
  • Constipation and Cancer

    Symptoms September 28, 2012 at 10:01 am 0 comments

    Symptoms Constipation and Cancer Causes of constipation in cancer patients Assessment Treatment Constipation in cancer patients is a symptom that may or may not be symptomatic of an organic condition or a complication of systemic disease or its treatment. One definition of constipation is the “four toos – stools that […]

     
  • Cancer Signs Cancer Symptoms

    Symptoms September 28, 2012 at 9:01 am 0 comments

    Symptoms Cancer Signs Cancer Symptoms Signs or symptoms of Cancer Seven signs or Symptoms of Cancer Cancer often presents with non-specific features that may also be explained by benign, more common causes. This makes a high index of suspicion necessary in order to investigate and diagnose it correctly. Weight loss: […]

     
  • Haemoptysis (Coughing Up Blood)

    Symptoms September 28, 2012 at 8:01 am 0 comments

    Symptoms Haemoptysis (Coughing Up Blood) What is Haemoptysis (hemoptysis)? What causes it When to see a doctor about it Tests and Examinations Haemoptysis (hemoptysis) is simply a medical term for coughing up blood. The blood can appear as flecks, streaks or can be quite massive in amount. Haemoptysis (hemoptysis) can […]

     
  • A 51-year-old woman was found to have a small, pinkish tumor of the left iris

    Medical Cases September 28, 2012 at 7:39 am 0 comments

    A 51-year-old woman was found to have a small, pinkish tumor of the left iris The visual acuity was not affected, and the intraocular pressure was normal. A tumor of the iris can be a manifestation of metastatic disease, with a differential diagnosis including amelanotic melanoma and peripheral anterior synechiae. […]

     
  • Cancer Screening

    Medical Investigations September 28, 2012 at 7:36 am 0 comments

    Cancer Screening What is a screening test? What makes a good screening test? Which diseases are good to screen for? Screening guidelines Breast cancer Cervical cancer Colorectal cancer Lung cancer Melanoma Ovarian cancer Prostate cancer Testicular cancer screening test is any investigative method that can be applied to a seemingly […]

     
  • Skin Biopsy

    Medical Investigations September 28, 2012 at 7:36 am 0 comments

    Skin Biopsy What is a skin biopsy? Why do a skin biopsy? Shave biopsy Punch biopsy When is a punch biopsy used? Surgical biopsy What happens during a surgical biopsy? What is a skin biopsy?  A skin biopsy is basically a very small sample of skin that is removed by […]

     
 
 
 
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