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Woman Requires Colectomy After Botched Treatment of Polyp INFECTION Expert Case

Woman Requires Colectomy After Botched Treatment of Polyp

This case involves an elderly woman who underwent a polypectomy. There was a target sign seen with deep cautery effect, and a decision was made to place several hemostatic clips. The patient was discharged the same day with no imaging modality performed. T …

Trauma Patient Suffers Severe Infection Due to Inadequate Wound Cleaning INFECTION Expert Case

This case involves a man who injured his hand while working with a potato harvester at a large factory farm. The man was seen at a local emergency room where the wound was closed using sutures, following which he was discharged with a prescription for anti …

Cancer Patient is Killed by Latent Viral Infection During Treatment INFECTION Expert Case

This case involves an elderly woman with history of a viral disease of her liver who was undergoing treatment for advanced cancer. She was started on medication that would impact her immune system and her oncologist, who was aware of her history of viral l …

Doctors Fail to Follow Up on Lab Tests Indicating Infection INFECTION Expert Case

Doctors Fail to Follow Up on Lab Tests Indicating Infection

…  presented to the emergency room with signs of a worsening infection. The patient required multiple surgeries in order to repair damage done by the untreated infection, and continues to suffer from ongoing urinary tract …

Esophagectomy Causes Necrosis in Patient’s Lung INFECTION Expert Case

Esophagectomy Causes Necrosis in Patient’s Lung

This case involves a 32-year-old female with stage II esophageal cancer who underwent a minimally invasive esophagectomy. 5 days after the operation, she had a CT scan that showed a suspicious area, but the surgeon was convinced that it was simply some air …