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Archive for September, 2011

Pathology: Unusual pulmonary metastatic pattern in a case of pancreatic cancer

28 Sep, 11 | by Emma

Amongst the most educational case reports that we receive are the papers that discuss the pathology of patients in detail. The images are stunning and explanation of macro and micropathology a huge insight into disease processes. Here is the first in a selection…

A 70 year old gentleman presents with a productive cough which fails to resolve after repeated courses of antibiotics. The authors describe the series of investigations that ensue until the unusual cause of his symptoms is revealed…

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Unusual pulmonary metastatic pattern in a case of pancreatic cancer

Unusual Injuries: An iliac bone stress fracture in a basketball player

21 Sep, 11 | by Emma

A basketball player complains of pain in the right iliac region at the end of the basketball season. Clinical examination and Xray confirms a stress fracture. The literature suggests that 6% of stress fractures occur in the pelvis.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

An iliac bone stress fracture in a basketball player

Unusual Injuries: Ingested bony foreign body abutting thoracic aorta

14 Sep, 11 | by Emma

A 38 year old lady swallows a bone while eating lamb casserole. The bone lodges in the oesophagus 2mm from the aortic arch. Plain X-rays do not show the bone but the CT pictures are impressive…

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Ingested bony foreign body abutting thoracic aorta

Unusual Injuries: Complete biceps tendon rupture resulting in radial head subluxation.

7 Sep, 11 | by Emma

A 48 year old gentleman lifts a heavy weight while working and tears the biceps tendon, subluxing the radial head. He loses the ability to pronate and supinate. Although, more common in children, this is a rare pattern of injury in adults. The authors describe investigation and management with some interesting images.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Complete biceps tendon rupture resulting in radial head subluxation.

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