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(A) Ultrasonography of the abdomen. Intra-abdominal pancreatic cyst (7 × 8 cm) with echogenic debris. (B) Axial; (C) Sagittal images: contrast-enhanced computed tomography. Complicated pseudocyst, compression of the common bile duct, and dilated biliary tracts.

Fulminant Emphysematous Pancreatic Pseudocyst: Infected with Normal Skin Flora

A 49-year-old man was alcoholic and had major depressive disorder. He experienced epigastric pain, poor appetite, and weight loss for 1 month. Ultrasonography of the abdomen revealed a pancreatic cyst (7 × 8 cm) with echogenic debris (Figure 1A). Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen showed a complicated pancreatic pseudocyst (Figure 1B), compressed common bile duct, […]

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Hematoxylin-eosin stain showing patchy perivascular and interstitial granulomas (original magnification, 40×).

Sarcoidosis Presenting as Isolated Anasarca and Hypercalcemia

A 62-year-old woman presented to clinic for a second evaluation. Previously healthy, she initially presented for care several months earlier with anasarca. Initial workup was notable for normal renal function, calcium level, and liver function tests, no proteinuria, and echocardiogram demonstrating mild diastolic dysfunction and concentric left ventricular hypertrophy but preserved systolic function. One month […]

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Possible pathophysiology of thyrotoxicosis-induced vomiting.

A Grave Case of Vomiting

A 60-year-old woman presented with intractable nausea and vomiting, which had progressively intensified over the past 2 weeks. Her past medical history was remarkable for mild thrombocytopenia and mildly elevated liver enzymes. Her vomiting was triggered by oral intake, nonbloody and nonbilious, and associated with nonresolving epigastric pain, dysphagia, anorexia, and weight loss. She had […]

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A Case of Addison’s Disease Nearly Mistaken for Anorexia Nervosa

A 22-year-old woman presented to her primary care physician because of an unintentional weight loss of 30 pounds (Figure A) associated with nausea, vomiting, anorexia, and generalized abdominal pain. She also described symptoms of anxiety and low mood that coincided with the breakdown of a relationship. Although she did not report body image distortion or fear […]

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Contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the abdomen in coronal view showing peripancreatic inflammatory changes consistent with acute pancreatitis.

Hypertriglyceridemia-Induced Acute Pancreatitis with Normal Pancreatic Enzymes

To the Editor: The diagnosis of acute pancreatitis requires 2 of the following 3 features: 1) abdominal pain consistent with acute pancreatitis; 2) serum lipase activity (or amylase activity) at least 3 times greater than the upper limit of normal; and 3) characteristic imaging findings of acute pancreatitis.1 Although normal serum amylase levels have been reported […]

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Computed tomography of the head showing bilateral and symmetrical calcifications in basal ganglia in the axial image (A), and in the cerebellum and at the gray-white junction in the sagittal image (B).

Intracranial Calcification Due to Hypoparathyroidism

To the Editor: A 70-year-old Japanese man with a history of idiopathic hypoparathyroidism presented to the Emergency Department of our hospital owing to weakness in his right leg. Although his primary care doctor had prescribed activated vitamin D analogues, his serum calcium level was slightly low at 8.0 mg/dL. Owing to suspicions of stroke, he underwent […]

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