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Three-Year Intractable Hiccups: Compression of the Right Frontal Lobe by Meningioma

On September 2, 2013, a 70-year-old man presented with persistent vertigo and vomiting for 1 week, and intractable hiccups of about 3 years’ duration. The frequency of hiccups was about 15-20 per minute, and it was not affected by eating and drinking. His hiccupping was persistent during the day, and it had not responded to […]

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Parapharyngeal Tumor

Parapharyngeal tumors are rare and often missed because of their subtle presentation. This is true for a 21-year-old woman who presented with a gradually progressive swelling in her mouth for 3 months associated with difficulty in swallowing. Assessment On oral examination, there was a smooth bulge in the left pharyngeal wall pushing the left tonsil […]

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A Rare Diagnosis of a Thyroid Mass

  A 21-year-old woman presented with a neck mass, heat intolerance, and palpitations for the previous 2 weeks. She was found to have a diffusely enlarged thyroid gland and tachycardia on examination. Thyroid-stimulating hormone, triiodothyronine (T3), and thyroxine (T4) were elevated, and radioactive iodine uptake study showed poor uptake. Subacute thyroiditis was treated with a […]

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Major Crush

Major Crush: a Solitary Fibrous Pleural Tumor A 78-year-old woman’s diagnosis truly weighed heavily on her heart. The patient presented with a history of increasing dyspnea over the previous 2 months, and this was accompanied by a dry cough and occasional right scapular pain. She denied fever, sweats, or weight loss. Her medical history included […]

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