Clinical Cases



Clinical Cases



 Interesting Cases from Day-to-Day Practice

Case 33: Parotid Mass

October 6th, 2023

A 73-year-old male with a past medical history including atrial fibrillation and hypertension presented to the ED for admission for planned resection of a parotid mass with ENT. He first noted pain to...

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Case 32: Perforated Gallbladder

September 1st, 2023

  A 77-year old man presented to the emergency department with a complaint of appetite loss over the past 15 days. He reported ongoing symptoms for the past 5 months. However, over the previous 1...

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Case 31: A Man with Shortness of Breath

August 1st, 2023

A 77-year-old patient presented to a rural Emergency Department with a chief complaint of shortness of breath a day prior to presentation. Patient also reported that he fell several weeks ago and hurt...

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Case 29: Perforated Diverticulitis

February 2nd, 2023

A 37-year-old female presented to the emergency room with severe, radiating bilateral flank pain lasting one week. Pain was constant and pressure-like. Patient had a past medical history significant f...

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Case 28: Nah-bscess

September 1st, 2022

A 35 year old male with a history of IV drug use and HIV on ART presents to the emergency department with pain and redness of his left upper extremity for a few days. He denies systemic symptoms or pr...

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Case 27: Ectopic Pregnancy

February 3rd, 2021

A 43 year old female with no past medical history presents to the Emergency Department (ED) with lower abdominal pain for the last three hours. She says she knows she is pregnant from a home pregnancy...

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Case 25: Aortic Dissection

December 2nd, 2020

A 44 year old male with a history of heroin abuse presents to the emergency department with altered mental status.  Per EMS, the patient was found on the street with decreased level of consciousn...

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Case 24: Diverticulitis

October 28th, 2020

  A 56 year old male with a history of uncomplicated diverticulitis presented to the emergency room with left lower quadrant pain and loose stools for the last six days. He denies fever, vomiting...

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