MediCases — Author: Jamil Shah Foridi

First Day In Neurosurgery! - Part two: Finding an aneurysm

The surgery was for an aneurysm.... a MASSIVE aneurysm! Gosh, was it hideous!

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First Day In Neurosurgery! - Part one: Drilling the hole

It's my first day in neurosurgery.... and I'm drilling a hole into somebody's head! I pray to God I don't kill someone!

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in an elderly person....

When an elderly man and falls over and finds out he has an AAA, he is suddenly in End of Life Care. However, the patient is positive that he will make it home safely...

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Nappy Rash

A worried couple brought in their 3-week old son to the GP. He had previously come in 7 days ago, with a nappy rash (which was diagnosed as possible Impetigo) and was prescribed a hydrocortisone (steroid) cream and miconazole (antifungal). The rash had started 3 days prior to the previous appointment. The parents described the rash as being fist size and surrounding his anus. There was no obvious cause of onset. The rash caused pain to the baby and the previously prescribed medications were having no effect. The baby was otherwise generally well, was feeding normally and was opening his...

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Tonsillitis

I’ve started just started my second GP block. The morning started and we were given a little talk from the head GP about how we were great back when we had our previous placement etc. etc. One thing that we could improve on, however, was to include a management plan for each patient when we present the case to the GP.   Calm.   The four of us split apart, two of us go to one allocated GP and another 2 of us to another.   My first patient came in. A 17-year-old male. ‘What brought you in today?’ He...

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