September Case of the Month
Authors: Tate Kirk, MD, PGY-2/R1,Radiology Resident, Department of Radiology, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine Brooklyn, NY and Patrick Hammill, MD, Attending, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY.
1. Why did you select this case for submission?
My attending and I chose our case because it presents relatively common pathology in an uncommon context with unique diagnostic management implications.
2. What should readers learn from this case?
Most importantly, I think readers should walk away with a clearer understanding of the algorithm for investigating appendicitis in pregnant patients.
3. What did you learn from working on the case?
Working on this case gave me a greater appreciation for the role of radiologists in influencing the diagnostic process in situations that clinicians may find especially puzzling.
4. How did guidance from senior staff at your institution impact your learning and case development?
I submitted my case very early in my training and would never have been able to grasp its significance without the insight of my attending, Dr. Hammill.
5. Why did you choose Case in Point for submission of your case?
My attending and I chose to submit our case to Case in Point based on its reputation, wide user-base, and easy-to-navigate interface.
6. Are you a regular reader of Case in Point? What are your favorite types of cases?
My favorite types of cases present unique clinical scenarios with an emphasis on the process of investigating a suspected pathology.