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Archive for February, 2010

Situs ambiguus in a schoolchild

25 Feb, 10 | by Dr Dean Jenkins

This is a very well described presentation of an unusual condition. A classic case but always educational to revisit. The CXR is a good example that would be useful in a departmental quiz.

BMJ Case Reports 2009; doi:10.1136/bcr.07.2009.2071

Oesophageal food impaction in achalasia treated with Coca-Cola and nifedipine

8 Feb, 10 | by Emilia Demetriou

This is a detailed description of the use of the physical and chemical properties of Coca-cola to remove oesophageal obstruction. The authors are careful to discuss issues of patient safety but suggest this technique for use in particular circumstances.

Oesophageal food impaction in achalasia treated with Coca-Cola and nifedipine

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