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Oral case 116

Created: 5/11/2004

Chronic pain therapy

A 30-year old woman has burning pain in her left hand six weeks following a fracture of her humerus.

1. How do you evaluate this?

2. What is your treatment?

3. What are alternatives to a stellate ganglion block?


A 24-year old male develops wheezing, generalized erythema and hypotension during an intraoperative infusion of cefazolin.

1. What is your differential diagnosis?

2. What is your treatment?

Intensive care unit- changing endotracheal tube

A patient with severe facial fractures requiring mechanical ventilation with 10 cm of positive end-expiratory pressure requires an endotracheal tube change because of a cuff leak.

1. How will you proceed?

2. Attempted reintubation is unsuccessful. How will you proceed now?

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