Otolaryngology Perspective, Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • 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?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Nicotine Addiction and Cessation Nicotine addiction is the second-leading cause of death worldwide and the leading cause of preventable death. As 'New Year's resolution' season approaches, test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Headaches Many different types of headaches are recognized, including migraine, cluster, and tension. Test yourself on the diagnosis, workup, and treatment of various headache types with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Neutropenia Neutropenia is a low level of neutrophils often associated with significant conditions. Test yourself on presentation, workup, and treatment for neutropenia-related conditions with this quick quiz.
  • Chronic Recurrent Symptoms Suggesting an Insidious Etiology A 17-year-old girl presents with a history of oral fungal infections, diarrhea, recurrent abdominal pain, vomiting, dizziness, darkening of the skin and oral cavity, and fever. What is the diagnosis?
  • An Adult With Unilateral Mydriasis A 34-year-old man was noted to have mydriasis of the right eye. What is the most likely diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Fall Allergies Although many people associate allergies with spring and summer, allergic symptoms are extremely common in the fall as well. Test your knowledge on causes, workup, and treatment with our short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Key Radiography Findings Chest radiography is one of the most common imaging tests performed in clinical practice and is frequently first viewed by nonradiologists. Test yourself on key findings with this quick quiz.
  • A 67-Year-Old Man With Fever and Shortness of Breath A 67-year-old man is admitted to the hospital with a fever, chills, cough, and shortness of breath over the past 6 days. What's the cause?
  • A 3-Year-Old Boy With Fever and Drowsiness A 3-year-old boy presents with fever, cough, and increased drowsiness 4 days after falling into a well. What treatment should he receive?