Otolaryngology Perspective, Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • A 64-Year-Old Man With Throat Swelling A 64-year-old man is admitted with throat swelling, difficulty swallowing, and drooling. Are you able to make the correct diagnosis?
  • A 9-Year-Old Boy Exhibiting Violent Behavior A 9-year-old boy presents due to suicidal and homicidal actions exhibited for the past couple of weeks. This included self-harm and assaulting others for no apparent reason. What's the diagnosis?
  • Recurrent Infections in a 5-Year-Old Boy A 5-year-old child is presented for an ear infection. He was previously treated for recurrent bacterial pneumonia and twice required inpatient hospitalization. What underlying condition is at work?
  • Case Challenge: A Spreading Summertime Rash A man presents in July with scattered erythematous rashes. What is the cause, and what is the appropriate clinical approach?
  • A 38-Year-Old Man With Repeated Vomiting: USMLE Question A 38-year-old man with a history of alcohol abuse presents due to persistent vomiting. Are you able to identify the cause?
  • Case Challenge: Dysphonia Through a series of short case presentations, Dr Gordon Sun illustrates the appropriate evaluation and management of patients presenting with signs and symptoms consistent with dysphonia.
  • A 5-Year-Old Girl With Breathing Difficulties A 5-year-old presents with an 8-month history of progressive malodorous nasal discharge. She has experienced sleep disturbances and remarkable snoring. What is the diagnosis?
  • Recurrent Skin Infections in a Teen: How Would You Manage? It's an extremely vexing problem for families: recurrent skin infections in a teen athlete.
  • A 48-Year-Old Man With Dyspnea and Cyanotic Skin A 48-year-old man presents with coughing, nonradiating chest pressure, and increasing difficulty breathing. History is notable for hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Neck Masses Patients frequently present for evaluation of neck masses. The differential diagnoses widely vary. Are you able to identify and properly treat these conditions? Try our short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Asthma Asthma affects around 24 million persons in the United States and is the most common chronic disease in childhood. How much do you know about this condition? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Polycythemia Vera Polycythemia vera is a stem cell disorder associated with bleeding complications. Do you know key information about presentation, workup, and treatment? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Progressive Weakness and Dyspnea in a 14-Year-Old Boy A 14-year-old boy presents with a 10-day history of progressive weakness. The patient reports rhinorrhea, cough, and malaise approximately 3 weeks before admission. What's the diagnosis?
  • Case Challenge: Acute Otitis Media in Children The principles of appropriate management of AOM in children are illustrated by Dr Gordon Sun in these clinical cases.
  • A 43-Year-Old Woman With Dyspnea, Cough, and Chest Tightness A 43-year-old, obese woman with a history of respiratory infections, dyspepsia, hypertension, and breathing problems during childhood presents to her primary care physician. What's the diagnosis?
  • Health Proverbs: A Kernel of Truth or Just Plain Corny? If health proverbs aren't true, why have they hung around for so long? See what you think of these long-standing aphorisms.
  • A 13-Year-Old Girl With Fever After Travel A 13-year-old girl presents with 2 months of worsening shortness of breath, malaise, fever, and loose stools after returning from a trip to Mexico. Are you able to make the diagnosis?
  • Severe Headache, Nausea, and Diplopia in a Teenage Girl A teenager presents with a headache, nausea, vomiting, and diplopia. She feels dizzy and cannot walk. She has a history of severe episodic headaches during the past 2 weeks. What is the diagnosis?
  • A 67-Year-Old Woman With Diplopia After Sinus Surgery When symptoms persist 2 months after surgery, this patient pays you a visit. What is your diagnosis?
  • A 13-Year-Old Boy With Complications After Pneumomediastinum A 13-year-old athletic boy with no past medical history is transferred for inpatient management of a complication associated with pneumomediastinum. Do you know how best to help him?