Tag: blunt trauma

Acute Traumatic Central Cord Syndrome

A 68-year-old portly male is walking home after having a few drinks at a local north pole watering hole. He stumbles and tries to catch himself, but falls face first onto the ground. Luckily, his trusty red-nosed designated driver sees…

Traumatic Hyphema

Thank you Dr. Osagie for this Morning Report Emergency Medicine Management of Traumatic Hyphema What is it? Grossly visible blood in the anterior chamber of the eye; microhyphema – dispersed red blood cells in the anterior chamber Why does it…

Popping Bottles: PO Contrast in the ED

It’s a busy day in the Emergency Department and you pick up a patient sent from clinic to “r/o appendicitis.” He is tachycardic and appears uncomfortable with moderate RLQ abdominal tenderness. Your attending tells you to give the patient some oral…