Otolaryngology Perspective, Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • 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?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Dengue Dengue is the most common arthropod-borne viral illness in humans, with 50-100 million persons infected annually. Test yourself on key aspects, including workup and treatment, with this quick quiz.
  • A Case: Churg-Strauss With Cardiac Involvement A patient case demonstrates the somewhat common cardiac involvement often seen in eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis.
  • A 31-Year-Old Woman With Intermittent Chest Pain A 31-year-old woman presents with intermittent chest pain over the past 6 months. What's the cause?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Foreign Bodies Foreign bodies are found inside patients for various reasons. Presentations can range from life-threatening emergency to subtle. Do you know what to consider? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • A 33-Year-Old Woman With Rigidity and Stereotypies A 33-year-old woman is seen with her caregivers. She has profound intellectual impairment and is thought to have the mental capacity of an 18-month-old child. Do you know what condition she has?
  • A 63-Year-Old Woman With a Chronic Cough A 63-year-old woman presents with a chronic cough. She was first treated with antibiotics for 2 weeks. The cough improved, and the fever resolved. However, the cough returned. What's the diagnosis?