PACES MRCP UK - Where MRCPians Meet Since 2006

MRCP is well establised as an entry exam for advanced specialist training in many countries including Malaysia. It consists of 3 paper i.e. Part1, Part2(written tests) and PACES. PACES in full means Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills. It is the third part and the candidate is assessed by fellows of RCP. I passed my PACES in 2005. I am glad that many seniors had guided me throughout my preparation for PACES and I wish to share my experiences with PACES candidates via this blog.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Spot diagnosis: Neurofibromatosis

One of the spot diagnosis in skin substation. As a PACES candidate, we need to demonstrate the various skin lesions (fibroma, plexiform neurofibroma, cafe-au-lait spots, axillary freckles) and also check for complications such as:

*Check hearing (acoustic neuroma)
*Visual acuity and fundi (optic glioma)
*Look for kyphoscoliosis
*Check BP for HPT in phaeochromocytoma

Multiple neurofibroma

Cafe-au-lait spots

Axillary freckles

Plexiform neurofibroma

Lisch nodules in the iris

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