Otolaryngology Perspective, Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • A 47-Year-Old Man With 'Food Stuck in His Throat' A 47-year-old man presents with a sensation of food stuck in his throat. What surgical treatment may be required?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep-disordered breathing and is characterized by episodes of upper airway collapse during sleep. How much do you know about this common condition?
  • A Young Man With Difficulty Walking and Double Vision A 30-year-old Pakistani man has a 6-month history of intermittent headache and difficulty walking. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse and Toxicity Over-the-counter drugs are usually safe. However, if used outside of recommendations, they can lead to kidney failure, heart conditions, memory loss, or even death. Test your knowledge with our quiz.
  • Dysphagia and Weight Loss in a 73-Year-Old Woman A 73-year-old woman reports dysphagia and weight loss of 10-15 lb over 3 months. She denies fever, chills, nausea, emesis, abdominal pain, diarrhea, hematochezia, or melena. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Eczema Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is associated with enormous morbidity, and the incidence and prevalence appear to be increasing. What do you know about this condition? Test yourself with our short quiz.
  • Incidental Thyroid Nodule: OK, Now What? Is it really thyroid cancer? In this case presentation, Gordon Sun reviews controversies surrounding the increase in thyroid cancer diagnoses and management of incidental thyroid nodules.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Antibiotic Use in Respiratory Tract Infections Guidelines regarding antibiotic use have been developed to create a standard of care. What do you know about optimal antibiotic use in respiratory tract infections? Test yourself with our short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Food Allergies Food allergies can result in acute symptoms and chronic disorders (eg, atopic dermatitis, eosinophilic esophagitis). How much do you know about these conditions? Test yourself with our quick quiz.
  • A Woman With Facial Pustules: Osmosis Question of the Week A 22-year-old woman presents with pustules on her face, surrounding her nose and lips. Do you know the cause?
  • Bilateral Deafness and Skin Lesions in a 23-Year-Old Man A 23-year-old man presents with a 3-year history of bilateral progressive hearing loss, tinnitus, and vertigo. He also has a diffuse headache and sways from side to side. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 5-Year-Old Girl With Fever and Cough A 5-year-old girl presents with a 2- to 3-week history of fever, cough, and occasional posttussive emesis. What's the diagnosis?
  • An Infant With Worsening Cough: Osmosis Question of the Week A 4-month-old infant presents with worsening cough and runny nose. Do you know the best treatment?
  • Bilateral, Nontender Neck Masses in a 66-Year-Old Man A 66-year-old man presents with bilateral, palpable, nontender neck masses. The patient states that the lesions first appeared about 2 months ago and have been progressing. What's the diagnosis?
  • A Patient With Pneumonia and Arthralgias A 61-year-old man presents to the ED fever, dyspnea, worsening arthralgias, and a productive cough. Clubbing of the digits is noted. A CT scan of the chest is obtained. What is the diagnosis?
  • Sudden Headache and Vomiting in a 33-Year-Old Woman A 33-year-old woman presents with a severe headache that started suddenly. She states that the pain has been worsening despite her use of oral analgesic medication. What's the diagnosis?
  • Relief for the Symptoms of Rhinosinusitis: Case Challenges In a case series, Gordon Sun reviews the many formulations and delivery methods for use of intranasal saline to relieve symptoms of acute and chronic rhinosinusitis.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Meningitis Patients with meningitis may be at risk for neurologic sequelae or death. How much do you know about this potentially serious condition? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • A 33-Year-Old Man With Problems Swallowing Food A 33-year-old man complains of food getting stuck in his esophagus. He states that he has had problems with swallowing solid food since childhood. What's the diagnosis?
  • Osmosis Question of the Week July 29, 2016 Do you know what pulmonary function test findings to expect in a 67-year-old man who is out of breath?