Teaching Cases

ASH Teaching Cases emphasize standard approaches to classic hematologic problems and are designed to simulate the steps involved in diagnosing a patient, from taking the history and performing a physical exam, to ordering and interpreting lab tests, to making a final diagnosis and following the clinical course of the disease. While working through each case, learners are challenged to consider the right questions to ask at each step in the process. Each case includes a set of teaching points and a bibliography with links to references. To keep track of your progress in cases you’ve started, view all cases in progress in My Dashboard.

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Category I: Bleeding Disorders

I-1 - Bleeding History in a Child Undergoing Surgery

Spero R. Cataland, MD, and Eric H. Kraut, MD

A 10-year-old male is to undergo elective tonsillectomy. He experienced significant bleeding after a recent tooth extraction.

I-2 - GI Bleeding

David Green, MD, PhD

A 51-year-old woman who is scheduled for a bowel resection presents with GI bleeding.

I-3 - Hematemesis

Marc J. Kahn, MD

A 64-year-old man who has not seen a doctor for 25 years presents to the emergency department after four episodes of vomiting over the past two days. He describes the vomitus as looking like coffee grounds.

I-4 - Surgical Bleeding

Lisa Arfons, MD and Alvin Schmaier, MD

A 62-year-old female is in the recovery room after a thrombectomy. Her attending is concerned about the amount of blood draining from her chest tubes.

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