Medical Case Studies

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...


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...


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

Case of the Week: An unusual presentation from sub-Saharan Africa A medical resident met a young...


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...


Case of the Week: Would You Recommend Palliative Care?

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


Case of the Week: Safely Evaluating a Cocaine Smuggler

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


Case of the Week: A Seasonal Injury

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


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...


Case of the Week: Green Urine after Head Injury

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


Case of the Week: An Antiquated Procedure

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


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...


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...


Image of the Week: A Life-Threatening Side Effect

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


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...


The best time to go to the ER, according to 17,428 healthcare professionals

Patients receive the best care in the emergency room between 6 a.m. and noon, according to an...


Highlights from #bca15

This October, the Figure 1 community recognized Breast Cancer Awareness Month by sharing cases and...


Image of the Week: What Is Causing This Arrhythmia?

  A young athletic female presents with recurrent palpitations which have been as fast as 250...


Image of the Week: What Is the Cause of These Lesions?

  A 60-year-old female presented with a history of intermittent episodes of tense,...


Image of the Week: What Does This Child Have?

  This 9-year-old monk living in a remote village in the Himalayas presented via telemedicine...


Image of the Week: Do You Recognize This Unusual Condition?

    A 65-year-old woman arrived at the ER with abdominal pain, fever, and jaundice. Do...