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Chest computed tomography showing consolidation in lower lobe of right lung.

Connecting the Dots—Acute Abdomen, ST Elevation, and a Consolidating Lung Mass

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a commonly treated disease and yet may present in unfamiliar ways that if missed may result in unnecessary testing, procedures, and potential harm. Case We present a 38-year-old male with no prior medical history who presented with 3 days of severe, cramping lower abdominal pain. This was intermittent, non-radiating, and exacerbated […]

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Chest x-ray study showing right pneumothorax (green arrow) approximately 0.5 cm wide extending from the apex to the third intercostal space and presence of pneumomediastinum (black arrow).

Recurrent Pneumothoraces: Making the Link to Catamenial Pneumothorax

A 44-year-old woman with history of endometriosis on ovulatory suppressant therapy and right spontaneous pneumothorax treated with tube thoracostomy 2 months prior, presented with dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain. Physical examination was remarkable for decreased breath sounds and hyperresonance over the right hemithorax. Her labs were unremarkable. Chest radiography revealed a right pneumothorax (Figure 1). Her […]

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Left lower eyelid with a yellow, raised mass (left) with ulceration through the conjunctiva and tarsus (right)

Eyelid Metastasis in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Diagnosis and Management

A 75-year-old man presented with a left lower eyelid lesion that had progressively enlarged over 2 months without bleeding, irritation, or change in vision. Shortly after noticing the eyelid lesion, he also noted hoarseness of his voice and enlarged lymph nodes in the left side of his neck. His review of systems was otherwise negative […]

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Into Thin Air: Shrinking Lung Syndrome

When chest percussion revealed diminished lung volumes in a 52-year-old African American woman, her diagnostic possibilities expanded. The patient, hospitalized with fever, progressive dyspnea, and diffuse joint pain, felt well until 11 months earlier. At that time, she began a course of peginterferon alfa-2, ribavirin, and boceprevir for hepatitis C acquired from a blood transfusion. Five […]

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