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How Big is that Pneumothorax?

Can you easily calculate the size of a pneumothorax? Does the size matter? Calculating the size has been...

The Deep Sulcus Sign and more.

Have you ever had a chest X-ray in someone that might have a pneumothorax, but you couldn't see...

The Many Faces of Tuberculosis

    As many of you who regularly read this blog will know, I have a bit of...

PE or NOT PE? That is the Question

Prasad. V., Rho J., Cifu A., A Metaphor for Medicine in the Evidence Based Medicine Era Achives Internal...

TB in the ED

Case Presentation: During a recent shift as a VMO in an Eastern State Regional ED I was faced...

V/Q or CTPA in suspected PE in pregnancy

OK here it is. The final word in investigating the pregnant patient with suspected pulmonary embolism. Well, it’s...

Why is there a bag of balls in this man’s left lung?

Came across this interesting X-ray the other day. These are PLOMBAGE balls. From the latin ‘plumbum’, meaning lead....

Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism(PE) is not that common. It appears with a frequency of less than one third that of...

Could this be a pulmonary embolism?

In a previous blog we looked at the following patient who presented to the emergency department: 62 year...