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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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The thyroid stare, moderate exophthalmos, and large goiter were easily noted on even casual inspection.

The Underlying ‘Inferno’

Thyroid Bruit and the Underlying ‘Inferno’ The normal thyroid has the most abundant blood flow of any tissue in the body. Early descriptions of color-flow Doppler ultrasonography in pathologic states of hyperthyroidism referred to the dramatic picture of elevated blood supply to the gland as the “thyroid inferno.”(1) Systolic-diastolic or systolic thyroid bruits have been […]

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