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Answer

A 63 year old man comes to the emergency room with back pain, weakness and shortness of breath. On examination, he has an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta at the aortic hiatus of the diaphragm. Which of the following pairs of structures would most likely be compressed?

A.) Vagus nerve and azygos vein
B.) Esophagus and vagus nerve
C.) Azygos vein and thoracic duct
D.) Thoracic duct and vagus nerve
E.) Inferior vena cava and phrenic nerve.

It’s C.) Azygous vein and thoracic duct.

The aortic hiatus transmits the azygous vein and the thoracic duct. The vagus passes through the esophageal hiatus with the esophagus and the right phrenic nerve comes through the diaphragm with the vena cava.

Mnemonic in regards to this problem? The aorta is found between a duck and a goose (thoracic duct and azygous vein).

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Medical Quiz!

white-coat:

A 63 year old man comes to the emergency room with back pain, weakness and shortness of breath. On examination, he has an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta at the aortic hiatus of the diaphragm. Which of the following pairs of structures would most likely be compressed?

A.) Vagus nerve and azygos vein
B.) Esophagus and vagus nerve
C.) Azygos vein and thoracic duct
D.) Thoracic duct and vagus nerve
E.) Inferior vena cava and phrenic nerve.

What do you think?

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What is Cancer?

A 3D Animation which depicts the growth of a tumor.

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Watch this video and you won’t forget how to perform a CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)…  Never!!!

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7 Symptons Men Should Not Ignore

When it comes to health, men often take better care of their cars or roofs than their own bodies. “If they spot a leak in their roof, they want to fix it before it damages the whole house,” says Dr. Jean Bonhomme of the Men’s Health Network. “The slightest funny noise in their car will send men to the garage. If they could only do that with their own bodies.”

In fact, a possible reason for men’s higher mortality from major illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes is their unwillingness to seek medical help as often as women do. Perhaps young men can get away with ignoring various aches and pains, but in middle age, these can be signs of something that might get worse over time.

Indeed, there are some symptoms that a man should always take seriously, whatever his age. If you have one or more of them, stop, think and call a doctor.

1. Chest pain

This is the holy grail of symptoms. If you feel as if an elephant is sitting on your chest, head for the nearest ER. (Call an ambulance or have somebody drive you.) Often, however, signs of a heart attack are less obvious, involving left-arm pain, jaw pain, sweating and shortness of breath. Chest pain that catches you after exertion, lasts a few minutes and then goes away could mean your heart is not getting enough blood (a condition called angina). Yes, sometimes chest pain is only heartburn, but why take a chance?

2. Shortness of breath

Being a little short of breath after running or a game of pickup basketball is not a big deal. But if you feel short of breath lying in bed at night, after walking a block or two or climbing one flight of stairs, you should see your doctor at once. These may be signs that your heart is getting weak—also called congestive heart failure.

3. Unintended weight loss

Many Americans are trying to lose weight. But what if you’re losing weight without even trying? If your pants are suddenly too loose, something else may be going on. It may be something relatively benign, like an overactive thyroid gland, but sometimes it’s the first hint of cancer.

4. Blood in the urine or stool

True, some people don’t even want to look. But they should. The bottom line is: There shouldn’t be any blood in your urine or stool.

Urine travels from the kidneys to the bladder in special pipes called ureters, and then to the urethra before it leaves the body. Any disruption along the way from cysts, stones, infection or inflammation can introduce blood in the urine. So can cancer of the kidneys or bladder.

Blood in the stool may be trickier to see. If you see bright red blood, it’s a no- brainer. But sometimes blood in the stool may make your bowel movement look dark and tarry. Don’t assume it’s hemorrhoids. When there’s blood in the stool, colon cancer must be ruled out, usually by a colonoscopy. (Blood in the stool also can be related to a bleeding ulcer or a condition called diverticulitis.)

5. Changes in urination

Getting up too many times at night to visit the bathroom, a weak stream, having difficulty passing urine or getting urine started can all be signs of an enlarged prostate. The walnut-sized gland that surrounds the urethra grows as men age and can cause a common condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It’s not life-threatening, but it can have a profound effect on quality of life. Identify it early, and you can prevent its progression. Prostate cancer—a life-threatening condition—has similar symptoms. A physical exam and a PSA blood test can often tell the difference between the two. Increased visits to the bathroom also can be a symptom of other conditions, including diabetes—a serious illness that may lead to heart and kidney disease.

6. Leg swelling

When fluid accumulates in your feet, ankles or legs, don’t ignore it. The swelling, also called edema, may be a warning of heart, kidney or liver disease. While there are medications (diuretics, or “water pills”) that can help reduce the swelling, it is critical to find the underlying cause: Is the heart not pumping effectively? Are the kidneys not filtering all the fluid they’re supposed to? Is the liver congested? A battery of tests is likely to reveal the reason and get you started on the right course of treatment.

7. Skin lesions that don’t go away

Many people ignore skin wounds, especially when they are not on the face. Skin ulcers, particularly on the legs and feet, that don’t heal after a few days should raise a red flag. They may be a tip-off that something is wrong with the circulation. Nonhealing wounds also can be the first clue of diabetes. A skin lesion anywhere on the body that doesn’t go away, becomes larger or changes color and shape can suggest skin cancer. Don’t brush it off. If caught early, the chances of a full recovery are great.

Source: Health & Fitness

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stardustlette said: I just wanna say I love your Tumblr. I have a hypothalamic optic pathway glioma and I am very passionate about Pediatric Neurosurgery. Your blog gives me lots of information. If there's anything I might be able to help you with, lemme know. I'm full of info. when it comes to panhypopituitaryism and hypothyroidism <3

Good to know that fuckyeahmedicine is usefull for you, that’s my intent with every post.

And I love Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery, and I’m going to find interesting things to post for you. And if you have something interesting for future posts just let me know, please.

And your tumblr is awesome too…

Wish you all the best.

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eunao said: No curso de medicina da UFMG existe bastante foco em materia relacionadas a pesquisa?
Vou prestar medicina, mas eu queria partir pra algo relacionado a pesquisa. O problema é que as vezes tenho um pouco de duvida se medicina é o melhor curso pra isso e qual faculdade seria melhor...

Desculpa pela demora da resposta… Tava tendo prova essa semana..

Universidades Federais sempre possuem uma linha pra pesquisa muito forte. Existem vários laboratórios com pesquisas muito interessantes na área de medicina aqui na UFMG, vários professores que dão aulas em várias matérias, são os que comandam as pesquisas, então, o enfoque na pesquisa é sempre grande.

Eu também não vou saber te falar qual faculdade seria melhor, geralmente as universidades federais são mais voltadas para a pesquisa.

E medicina é um ótimo curso pra poder fazer pesquisas, é só você descobrir qual área mais te interessa dentro do curso e se dedicar, não vai se arrepender.. =D

E mais uma vez boa sorte pra você nos vestibulares da vida..

Tudo de bom.

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Answer of the image challenge

Answer of the image challenge C - Cocaine

Why?

Perforation of the nasal septum and palate are well recognized complications of intranasal cocaine use.

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Image Challenge

Source: The New England Journal of Medicine

                 

Which one of the following drugs of abuse is most typically associated with the illustrated complication?

A- Ketamine

B- Heroin

C- Cocaine

D- Phencyclidine

E- Mescaline

Chose your answer?

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The Amazing Human Body Exhibition
Is an educational exhibit that is intended to provide audiences with a unique and visually-informative perspective on the inner working of the human body by viewing real human specimens, preserved through a method called plastination
During the process of plastination, all the water in the body (water comprises about 70 percent of all cells) is replaced by polymers such as silicone rubber or polyester resin that retain all tissue structure via a special vacuum process. The technique can take up to 5,000 hours for a full-body plastinate. The Amazing Human Body exhibition presents approximately 400 real human specimens, including 18 whole bodies and aims to inspire the general public to learn more about how the human body functions and how lifestyle choices affect the body.
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The Amazing Human Body Exhibition

Is an educational exhibit that is intended to provide audiences with a unique and visually-informative perspective on the inner working of the human body by viewing real human specimens, preserved through a method called plastination

During the process of plastination, all the water in the body (water comprises about 70 percent of all cells) is replaced by polymers such as silicone rubber or polyester resin that retain all tissue structure via a special vacuum process. The technique can take up to 5,000 hours for a full-body plastinate.

The Amazing Human Body exhibition presents approximately 400 real human specimens, including 18 whole bodies and aims to inspire the general public to learn more about how the human body functions and how lifestyle choices affect the body.

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Answer of the image challenge

Answer of the image challenge A- Palsy of the long thoracic nerve

Why?

Weakness or paralysis of the serratus anterior due to palsy of the long thoracic nerve is a common cause of a winged scapula.

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Image Challenge

Source: New England Journal of Medicine

                         

This 9-year-old boy presented with a two-day history of right shoulder pain after an upper respiratory tract infection. What is the cause of the abnormality demonstrated?

A- Palsy of the long thoracic nerve

B- Subcutaneous emphysema

C- Neuralgic amyotrophy

D- Pleural prolapse

E- Scapular subluxation

Chose your answer?

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Amazing!

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Freud, known to many as the father of psychology, developed the theory on id-ego-superego as an attempt to broaden the understanding on what drove human psychology and how our feelings and thoughts are organized. The id-ego-superego are regarded as the 3 components of the psyche, as defined by…