PDF Notes for Surgery 101 episode on Mediastinal Masses
In this episode, Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Simon Turner discusses Mediastinal Masses.
Imagine that you’ve ordered a chest x-ray on a patient of yours with shortness of breath. When you look at the x-ray the lungs look normal, but you notice to your surprise that the mediastinum looks quite abnormal. You speak with a radiologist who confirms your suspicions that your patient has a widened mediastinum and a probable mediastinal mass. What is the differential diagnosis of this x-ray finding and what should be done about it?
Because mediastinal masses are not infrequently found incidentally on chest x-rays, every physician should have some basic knowledge about these lesions.
The objectives include the:
PDF Notes for Surgery 101 Episode on Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
In this episode, Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Simon Turner discusses Solitary Pulmonary
Nodule. This podcast was written in large part by Dr. Keerit Tauh, a graduate of the
University of Alberta medical school and currently a cardiac surgery resident at the
University of British Columbia.
The objectives include the:
• Classification and differential diagnosis
• Approach to diagnosis and management of these lesions
PDF Notes for Surgery 101 Episode Esophageal Cancer
In this episode, Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Simon Turner discusses Esophageal cancer.
In this episode Dr. Turner will describe:
This episode will consist of selecting an appropriate treatment plan and conducting 2 follow-up appointments. During the first follow-up appointment, a patient will present for a routine pessary change. Learners will be introduced of how to obtain a focused history, perform a physical examination, and identify any pessary complications. During the second follow-up appointment, a patient will request a surgical intervention. Learners will need to select a surgical option that is most appropriate for this patient.
This episode will be presented from a physician’s perspective. Learners will act as a family physician or a gynecologist in a busy clinic where they will encounter a post-menopausal patient who will present with a sense of pelvic pressure or heaviness. The importance of knowledge about pelvic organ prolapse (POP) will be explained to learners as well as the incidence of the condition. Learners will be introduced of how to obtain a focused history, identify risk factors, perform a physical examination, including the Baden-Walker Hallway System of classification, and order investigations.
This episode will explain the origin of pelvic organ prolapse. Learners will be introduced to the anatomy of pelvic floor musculature, connective tissue, and vaginal wall support. The mechanism of pelvic organ prolapse will be explained and sketches of various types of POP will be presented.