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By Erskine J. Holmes

A-Z of Emergency Radiology is geared toward trainee and working towards radiologists, in addition to all different healthcare pros keen on reading scans of all imaging modalities within the emergency room atmosphere. It presents an easy, simply available advisor to the major features of the main regularly encountered difficulties. the easy A-Z structure of the booklet permits the reader to appear up the foremost good points of a identified situation, or to quick verify a suspected prognosis. for every situation, the presentation, key positive factors on obvious imaging, and the diagnostic (and differential diagnostic) points are all defined, with feedback made for additional priceless investigations and next remedy the place applicable. associated stipulations, or people with the same visual appeal on imaging, are cross-referenced all through. photo caliber is paramount, and the main positive factors of every picture are sincerely categorised to aid the trainee establish the sights.

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3 Flail Chest Right flail chest. Left flail chest. 41 3 Foreign body – Inhaled foreign bodies Thorax Characteristics ● ● Usually seen in children. Considered an emergency as it may result in complete upper airway obstruction. Clinical features ● ● Spectrum from complete upper airway obstruction (distressed, agitated and choking child leading to unresponsiveness with associated pre-morbidity) to an asymptomatic child, or a child with a persistent cough. Auscultation of the chest may be normal. Monophonic wheeze is characteristic of large airway obstruction.

Beware altered level of consciousness that rapidly progresses to coma. Complications include hydrocephalus (acute obstructive and delayed communicating), cerebral vasospasm leading to infarction and transtentorial herniation secondary to raised ICP. Mimics many other conditions including encephalitis, meningitis, acute glaucoma and migraine amongst others. Radiological features ● ● ● Non-contrast CT is sensitive within 4–5 hours of onset. Look for acute haemorrhage (increased density) in the cortical sulci, basal cisterns, Sylvian fissures, superior cerebellar cisterns and in the ventricles.

Management ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 36 ABCs. 5 kPa. Nebulised bronchodilators (oxygen or air driven where appropriate). Adding nebulised ipratropium bromide may help. Consider an aminophylline or salbutamol infusion. Corticosteroids unless contraindicated. Appropriate antibiotics should be given if infection suspected. Ventilation or bidirectional positive airway pressure (BiPAP) should be considered. 3 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease The lungs are hyperinflated with flattening of both hemidiaphragms.

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