A Pain in the…. Arm?

A 50-year-old female presents to the Emergency Department with non-traumatic neuropathic sounding upper limb pain.…

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My tummy hurts!

A young boy with abdominal pain and distension is brought in by his father. The triage nurse mentions that he is hypertensive, with microscopic haematuria on his urine dipstick.…

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Phaeochromocytoma

The spontaneous presentation of phaeochromocytoma is normally between the age of 40 and 50 years, however the hereditary forms often present in younger individuals, including children.…

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Hypercalcaemia in Malignancy

Hypercalcaemia is commonly seen in patients with malignant disease. This session explains the assessment and management of the problem in the emergency department…

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Hypercalcaemia in Malignancy

Hypercalcaemia is commonly seen in patients with malignant disease. This session explains the assessment and management of the problem in the emergency department…

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Leaching cells

Patients present to ED with complications of etiologies that might not yet have been diagnosed. As ED physicians, it’s imperative to connect the dots and identify themes, beyond the acute complaints…

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Story of a puffy face

Cerebral and respiratory complications from mass effect of thoracic/ neck malignancies can be a very challenging situation to manage. Would you know what to do if this presented to your ED…

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