Dolichocephaly, also know as Scaphocephaly is a developmental ‘abnormality’ of the skull shape and size. Scaphocephaly itself means boat shaped head. Babies with dolichocephaly are born with a elongated head than a normal child. The [Read More]


SIGECAPS Explained

SIGECAPS or SIG-E-CAPS is a popular mnemonic used to describe the eight signs of major depressive disorder (MDD). Major depressive disorder is also known as major depression, unipolar depression or clinical depression. It’s persistent low mood [Read More]


Mees Lines in Fingernails

Mees Lines are also called as Aldrich-Mees’ lines. Though mees lines in fingernails appear as dermatological sign, it usually indicates underlying medical conditions. Mees lines are true leukonychia, where discoloration of the nail occur without paplpable ridge. [Read More]


X-Ray and Pregnancy

X-rays and Pregnancy related issues are worth discussing here. Due to ignorance and accidental exposure to x-ray happens.  People frequently ask and seek advice on safety of security equipment,  metal detectors, airport security systems and [Read More]


Cushing’s Triad and Cushing’s Reflex

Cushing’s Triad is a clinical triad described with bradycardia, Systolic hypertension and irregular breathing. It is named after Harvey William’s Cushing, who actually demonstrated cushing’s reflex (again him) first. Cushing’s Reflex is the physiological phenomena, in which raised [Read More]

aortic Dissection

Aortic Dissection

Always consider aortic dissection as the diagnosis if you hear aortic regurgitation, or a diastolic murmur Introduction Acute aortic dissection is a medical and surgical emergency – it is one of the critical causes of acute chest pain [Read More]

tombstone ecg

Tombstone ECG

Tombstone ECG or Tombstoning EKG, as the name suggests takes the shape of a tombstone. It’s a ST elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) with prominent ST elevation indicating severe myocardial damage. It may be associated with left [Read More]