Browsing All posts tagged under »GI«

Image Challenge | Difficulty Breathing

October 3, 2013


An 80 year old male with multiple medical problems (including CAD, COPD and atrial fibrillation) is undergoing evaluation for progressive early satiety and vomiting after meals for the past year.  A peri-pancreatic mass causing extrinsic compression of the gastric outlet near is discovered on abdominal imaging, and upper endoscopy with endoscopic ultrasound and fine needle […]

Medical Challenge | A Young Man with Bloody Stool

August 19, 2012


You are the GI fellow consulted to see a 17 year old white male with a chief complaint of diarrhea & bright red blood per rectum (BRBPR). The patient was in his usual state of health until he experienced sudden-onset diffuse, crampy abdominal pain and diarrhea roughly 36 hours ago.  He experienced 3-5 episodes of […]

Answer to Medical Challenge | Difficulty Swallowing

January 11, 2012


**If you would like another chance to read the challenge before seeing the answer, click here.  Scroll down for the answer.  ** ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– The correct answer is B) Stricture.  “Common things are common” – the gentleman does not give a history consistent with foreign body ingestion, and the remaining choices, though plausible, are rare.  This […]