Category Archives: Imaging

Spontaneous Cervical Artery Dissection

Spontaneous cervical artery dissection is likely a misnomer, as only 20 to 35% of these patients truly have no mechanical event reported.¬† Traumatic dissections occur with large trauma such as hanging, MVC, etc, but mechanical triggers such as sneezing, chiropractic … Continue reading

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Radial Head Fracture

Lets talk radial head fractures, as I fractured my radial head last week during a soccer game (football for many readers). Fractures of the radial head are the most common fractures involving the elbow in adults and most commonly occur … Continue reading

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Adrenal Incidentalomas

With increasing¬†computed tomography (CT) imaging in the ED there is an increase of incidental findings. The prevalence of adrenal incidentalomas found on CT is about 4% and increases with age. Approximately 5% will be malignant. The majority of adrenal masses … Continue reading

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Ultrasound Peritonsillar Abscess

The clinical diagnosis of peritonsilar abscess (PTA) has a Sensitivity of 78% and specificity of 50%. The findings of trismus, odynophagia, muffled voice, edema and erythema of the superior peritonsillar tissue, and soft palate deviation are considered typical findings of … Continue reading

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