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Surgical Sieve

From Mediwikis

The Surgical sieve is a structured list of aetiological groups, for systematically identifying the potential causes of a presentation. You can rely on the surgical sieve to structure answers in case-based discussion or in exams.[1]

Mnemonic- MEDIC HAT PIN

Metabolic

Endocrine

Degenerative

Infective

Congenital

Haematological

Autoimmune

Trauma

  • Fracture, Acute Injury

Psychological

Iatrogenic

  • Medication & surgically induced
  • Poisoning, Allergy

Neoplastic

  • Primary or secondary
  • Paraneoplastic phenomena

References

  1. The surgical sieve- BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5384 (Published 16 December 2009)