Saturday, September 4, 2010

Health insurance



A very interesting case about Multiple Skin Abscesses

A 24 year old woman presented with fever and an abscess in her left antecubital fossa. She claimed that three weeks previously she had attended a blood donor session and an attempted cannulation at the site of the abscess had been unsuccessful. General examination was otherwise unremarkable and the only admitted history was ............

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Digital Local Anaesthesia


Brushfield's spots

" Spots, Brushfield's: Speckled iris.
It is Little white spots that are slightly elevated on the surface of the iris and ...............

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X-Ray abdomen

This patient had acute abdominal pain after a year-long bout of chronic
abdominal pain. Why is this an emergency? The patient has:

  • a. A ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.
  • b. An enlarged spleen.
  • c. A pericardial effusion.
  • d. A ruptured gastric ulcer.
  • e. Acute appendicitis.



There is a huge amount of free air in the peritoneal cavity that is allowing you to see the entire diaphragm very clearly, since it is now outlined by air on both sides. Normally, the diaphragm is not seen as a line on radiographs because the soft tissues in the peritoneal cavity provide no contrasting density to outline its undersurface. Free intraperitoneal air is almost always from a ruptured viscus which itself contained air. In this case, the patient had a perforated duodenal ulcer which was treated surgically.

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Circumcision by Dissection method