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100 Cases in Radiology

1st Edition

By Robert Thomas, James Connelly, Christopher Burke

CRC Press

320 pages

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A 36-year-old housewife presents in the emergency department complaining of progressively increasing breathlessness over the last two weeks, accompanied by wheeze and a productive cough. You are the medic on duty…

100 Cases in Radiology presents 100 radiological anomalies commonly seen by medical students and junior doctors on the ward, in outpatient clinics or in the emergency department. A succinct summary of the patient's history, examination and initial investigations, including imaging photographs, is followed by questions on the diagnosis and management of each case. The answer includes a detailed discussion of each topic, with further illustration where appropriate, providing an essential revision aid as well as a practical guide for students and junior doctors.

Making clinical decisions and choosing the best course of action is one of the most challenging and difficult parts of training to become a doctor. These cases will teach students and junior doctors to recognize important radiological signs, and the medical and/or surgical conditions to which these relate, and to develop their diagnostic and management skills.

Table of Contents

Deteriorating shortness of breath in a smoker

The breathless asthmatic

An icy fall

Difficulty swallowing

A mechanical fall in an elderly patient

Jaundice following cholecystectomy

Heartburn, epigastric pain and a cough

Lines, catheters and tubes on a radiograph

Weakness and slurring while out for a drink

Back pain relieved only by aspirin

A persistent cough in an ex-smoker

A retired schoolmaster with progressive breathlessness

Numb right arm

Right upper abdominal upper pain

Infant with clicking hips

Painful wrist after falling

Constipation in a woman with known ovarian tumour

Thirty-year-old man with headache

Persistent cough

Chest pain and dyspnoea

Young man with neck swelling

Collapse and possible seizure

Premature neonate with abdominal distension

Young child with painful arm

Acute epigastric pain

Man with atypical chest pain

Young woman with shortness of breath and chest pain

Chest discomfort and dyspnoea

Skateboarder with a painful foot

Left-sided loin pain

Unable to bear weight after a cycling accident

Strange bone appearance after falling

Lower back pain

Vomiting baby boy

Painless haematuria

Sudden onset weakness in an 80-year-old woman

Young man with ankle pain

Painful shoulder

Chest pain after falling

Swelling of the big toe

A young man with progressive dyspnoea on exertion

Pain on deep inspiration

An elbow injury

Pain in the hand following a punching injury

A fall on the hand and pain in the wrist

Shortness of breath and pleuritic chest pain

A new arrival with cough and a fever

A seatbelt injury

A device in the pelvis

A cardiac abnormality

A mirror image

A distended and painful abdomen

Bloody sputum and weight loss

A soft fluctuant lump

Abdominal distension and shifting dullness

A painful hand

A retired construction worker with a cough

Distended abdomen and unable to pass gas

Torrential haematemesis

An incidental finding on chest radiograph

A worried nurse in intensive care

Young man with abdominal pain

Skin plaques and achy hands

Teaching sport can be a headache at times

A chesty infant

Difficulty in swallowing

Pregnant woman with vomiting

Infant with a head injury

Abdominal distension in a woman with ovarian cancer

A woman with a breast lump

A rising creatinine

Neck pain after falling

A young man with back pain

A child with an injury

A renal tract abnormality

Shooting leg pain following lifting

A chronic productive cough

General fatigue and weakness

A cervical spine injury following a horse riding accident

Abdominal pain and diarrhoea in a 28-year-old woman

Pain in the left wrist following a fall

A known case of inflammatory bowel disease

A tourist from New Zealand

Spontaneous nose bleeds in a young person

Abdominal weight gain and distension despite dieting

Left mid zone crackles

Traumatic injury to a farmer's foot

An accountant with abdominal pain

Pain in a lady with breast cancer

Headache and visual field defects

A claudicant with worsening leg pain

Normal variant on a chest radiograph

Flank pain and haematuria

Patient with an intractable headache

An unwell patient with a rash

Chest wall swelling and a pleural effusion

Chest wall deformity in a pacemaker patient

Sudden onset back pain in a 72-year-old woman

Constipation and colicky abdominal pain

An ankle injury

About the Authors

Robert Thomas, Specialist Registrar, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust, London, UK
James Connelly, Specialist Registrar, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust, London, UK
Christopher Burke, Specialist Registrar, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust, London, UK

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine