Introduction

The exercise of medicine leads, inevitably, to contact with situations of tardy diagnosis, when curative medical action is no longer possible. These cases become more shocking when they take place in young, otherwise healthy people and physicians´ impotence more frustrating when symptoms and means to diagnose and treat had been about a long time before. I do not refer to cancer only.

The main aim of this blog derives from those experiences and that concern – to promote the obtention of timely medical attention. Its focus is the patient, the layperson, before whom the diffusion of medicosurgical entities which tend to be underdiagnosed and undertreated is intended.

The clinical cases displayed will always respect the privacy of the patients they were inspired upon, their biographical data undergoing modification in so as to escape identification.