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Pediatrics

Medulloblastoma

Medulloblastoma is the most common type of malignant brain tumor in childhood. It is an aggressive solid tumor malignancy that develops in the posterior fossa, which contains the brain stem and cerebellum. Boys are affected more frequently than girls, with cases...

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Salter-Harris Fractures

Pediatric physeal fractures have traditionally been described by the five-part Salter-Harris classification system. Type I fractures occur through the growth plate. These injuries may present with normal radiographs and the diagnosis is often made clinically when...

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Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

This post is dedicated to my little niece, named Coral, who lives with type 1 diabetes. She's also the star of the comic! Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) occurs due to pancreatic beta cell destruction leading to an absence of insulin production. It most commonly...

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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer in children, but it can also occur in adults of all ages. There is a bimodal distribution, with peaks at 3-7 years and 65 years of age. The clinical presentation of ALL is nonspecific: fever,...

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Tetralogy of Fallot

Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is the most common cyanotic congenital heart defect. The main components of TOF are pulmonary stenosis, right ventricular hypertrophy, an overriding aorta, and a ventricular septal defect. A helpful mnemonic to recall these features is...

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