Archives for April 1, 2005

I personally dented the US economy today

Forgive me Greenspan, for I have sinned.

Today, I have no doubt harmed the economy. I gave so many patients a day (or even two) off from work I’m sure this quarters’ stats will be thrown off. Interest rates will rise.

It could be my fault. Thought you should know.

Update: and, as feared, it’s started. The Dow closed down nearly 100 points today.

Another Name that Diagnosis

Recently seen in my ED:

An elderly patient is brought in by relatives.  "We’re concerned about the forehead swelling".  Patient has a remote history of a head injury, is pleasant and cooperative.  No diabetes, otherwise pretty healthy.  ROS noncontributory.
forehead unknown

Patent had been seen by a physician the day prior, and a workup had been scheduled for the following weekday. But as this was Friday night, and concern was mounting*, though not symptoms.

Exam: Afeb, normal VS.  Otherwise unremarkable excepting an area of redness with edema on the left forehead, including and just above the eyebrow.  Eye not involved, no pain with eye movement, no visual changes.  Reddened area feels firm, not fluctuant, and is minimally tender.

A CT scan was obtained, with the above finding(s).

Your challenge: What’s wrong?  What’s the eponym?

*= in the extended entry

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