Tag Archives: Imaging

An Unusually Long Process: Eagle Syndrome

For a tiny subset of patients, an anomaly in the skull’s architecture can precipitate significant symptoms. That was true for a 34-year-old woman who presented with a 5-month history of diffuse neck pain that increased with movement. For the previous 3 months, discomfort was associated with the feeling that she had a lump in the […]

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A Silent Relic: Uremic Pericardial Effusion

A 52-year-old woman’s deviation from her treatment regimen put her at risk for a bygone fate. The patient presented to the hospital with gradually worsening dyspnea on exertion, nausea, vomiting, and headaches. After reporting a history of hypertension, end-stage renal disease secondary to lupus nephritis, and an inability to tolerate her oral antihypertensive medications, she […]

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Her Aching Bones: Atypical Parathyroid Adenoma

A radiologic investigation of lower back pain captured something unusual: multiple osteolytic lesions with fluid-fluid levels. The patient was a 34-year-old Portuguese woman of Romani ethnicity. Previously healthy, she presented to our emergency department with a 6-month history of lumbar pain. Her medical history was unremarkable aside from 2 cesarean sections and a bilateral tubal […]

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Demolition Site: Rhinotillexomania

  Nose picking is an unattractive practice, but it rarely alters nasal architecture. An 82-year-old woman proved an exception. She was referred to our otolaryngology clinic after experiencing excessive nasal crusting and recurrent nosebleeds for a few months. In addition, she reported subjective hyposmia, but she was otherwise healthy and had no other complaints and […]

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AJM Contest: ‘Best Medical Image’ Case

Every physician has seen patients whose diagnoses and the corresponding medical images are remarkable. Now The American Journal of Medicine has created a medical imaging case report competition to help you share your most fascinating cases.  All members of the international medical community are invited to submit their most extraordinary medical imaging cases for consideration. […]

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