Category Name: clinical cases

clinical cases

A Lump in the Groin: The Diagnostic Dilemma

The patient with groin or axillary mass has a wide differential. This post describes a case of a patient with IV drug abuse and groin mass. What are pearls and pitfalls in the evaluation and management of this complaint?

clinical cases

A Case of Non-bacterial Thromboembolic Endocarditis

A 59 year-old male presented to the emergency department with a chief complaint of difficulty concentrating and loss of vision. He had presented to the same facility the day prior for chest pain, chills, and a cough. During his prior visit, the patient underwent a chest x-ray which demonstrated a co...

clinical cases

Splenic Infarction in Mononucleosis: Pearls and Pitfalls

Remember that patient you had with a week of sore throat and fatigue who presented with new left upper abdominal pain? Splenic infarction isn't such a rare entity in mononucleosis... This post is full of pearls and pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of splenic infarction in mono.