Medical Case Studies

Quiz: Do you recognize this blistering pruritic rash?

Caption: A 4-year-old boy with known G6PD deficiency is brought to the pediatrician by his mother...


Quiz: A case of “broken-heart” syndrome

Question: A 67-year-old woman presents to the emergency room with acute chest pain and dyspnea...


Quiz: What infection preceded this rash?

Question: An 8-year-old boy is brought to the pediatrician by his mother over concerns of a...


The top medical cases of January 2018

A reconstructed ear, a cutaneous eruption, and an ethical dilemma were among the most engaging cases...


The five most interesting dental images of the year

Every year, thousands of dental cases are shared on Figure 1, the medical knowledge-sharing app...


When radiology meets dentistry

What happens when a patient swallows their dentures, a crown, or another dental foreign body?...


What is Tetralogy of Fallot? Three cases of the condition affecting Jimmy Kimmel's son

It's not often that a late-night talk show devotes a whole segment to a heart condition. But...


What obesity does to the body: An exclusive post-mortem

Figure 1 joins forces with BBC and a top histopathologist for Grand Rounds A baggy heart, fatty...


The power of modern medicine in 10 cases

The story of modern medicine is told every day on Figure 1. In tens of thousands of images, we see...


How accurate is Grey's Anatomy? Three real medical cases that reminded healthcare professionals of the hit series

While the popular television series Grey’s Anatomy is best known for its dramatic call room...


The top medical cases of the year

Every year, we see thousands of medical cases shared on Figure 1. Here are some of our favorites...


Case of the Week: Hunting for deer and a diagnosis

While hunting, an 18-year-old male developed an erythematous, pruritic rash that started on his...


Case of the Week: An unusual presentation from sub-Saharan Africa

A medical resident met a young teenager from sub-Saharan Africa with a worsening skin disorder. The...


How Doctors Without Borders is saving the lives of Syrian refugees

A Syrian patient undergoes facial reconstruction surgery in Amman, Jordan During the bombardment of...


Case of the Week: Handwriting After a Brain Injury

This is a patient’s first attempt at handwriting after a brain injury. View this case on Figure 1...


Case of the Week: Would You Recommend Palliative Care?

This patient has been diagnosed with phlegmasia cerulea dolens, a condition caused by acute massive...


Case of the Week: Safely Evaluating a Cocaine Smuggler

This 3D reconstruction demonstrates the 63 packets of cocaine this body packer smuggled. Do you...


Case of the Week: A Seasonal Injury

This man was found alive by a snow removal crew. What do these angiograms show? View this case on...


The top 5 cases you shouldn't miss this year

In 2015, more than half a million healthcare professionals connected on Figure 1 to share some of...


Case of the Week: An Urgent Case in Haiti Mobilizes 16,000 People

A registered nurse working in Haiti turned to Figure 1 when this 22-hour-old infant presented with...


Case of the Week: Green Urine after Head Injury

We’ve selected our case of the week. This patient sustained a head injury while skateboarding and...


Case of the Week: An Antiquated Procedure

This surgical procedure was relatively common prior to the widespread use of antibiotics. Do you...


Five things Figure 1 saw at RSNA15

The world’s largest annual medical meeting is happening right now, and you can follow it live on...


Highlights from #dm15

This November, Figure 1 recognized Diabetes Awareness Month by asking users to submit cases and join...


Case of the Week: An Unusual Skin Graft

This patient sustained third and fourth degree burns on the dorsum of his left hand. Do you...


Case of the Week: Uremic Frost

This 63-year-old male presented with an obstructive uropathy and the dermatologic finding shown....


Five key lessons from Grand Rounds with the Radiology Department of Cincinnati Children's Hospital

The radiology department at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital — or @CincyKidsRad, as they're...


Image of the Week: A Life-Threatening Side Effect

This patient developed cobalt and chromium toxicity after a total hip replacement. The presenting...


Healthcare professionals call veteran care inadequate

How does the healthcare system serve those who have served their country? Not well, according to a...


Image of the Week: A Rare Pediatric Condition

This 12-year-old patient has a rare pediatric condition (and it’s not mumps). Do you know what it...