A man in his early 40s was referred for surgical evaluation following abnormal imaging obtained during workup of recent left-sided chest discomfort and longstanding dyspnea on exertion. What is your diagnosis?
This randomized clinical trial compares the use of health care services, costs, and cost-effectiveness between patients undergoing open and endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm.
An elderly woman presented to the emergency department with sudden-onset upper abdominal pain and vomiting for 7 days. What is your diagnosis?
This review discusses the difficulties associated with diagnosis and treatment of median arcuate ligament syndrome and provides an algorithm to guide workup and intervention.
A 64-year-old man from the Philippines presented with 5 months of progressive fatigue, worsening jaundice, and a 13-kg weight loss and no fever, chills, or abdominal pain. What is your diagnosis?
This study reports that computed tomographic imaging was not associated with reliable diagnosing in ventral hernia recurrence owing to the high interobserver variability.
This study assesses the use of confocal laser endomicroscopy to diagnose and grade bladder cancer and applied crowdsourcing to determine the barriers to learning how to diagnose cancer using confocal laser endomicroscopy.
This Surgical Innovation discusses the applications arising from nanotechnology for therapeutic and diagnostic use in cancer.
This database analysis of consecutive patients referred to an academic multidisciplinary adrenal conference compares the natural history of patients having bilateral incidentalomas with those having unilateral incidentalomas.
This review of patients treated for blunt cerebrovascular injury evaluates outcomes and clinical significance of indeterminate blunt cerebrovascular injuries.
This cohort study explores the effect of radial margin positivity on perioperative outcomes as well as survival and disease-free survival in colon cancer.
A woman in her mid-50s presented to the clinic with a 6-month history of progressive swelling and pain on the right side of her neck. What is your diagnosis?
This review reports on the use of breast-specific gamma imaging as an adjunct imaging method for detecting invasive lobular carcinomas.
This medical record review describes the use of computed tomography in identifying the mortality risk in patients with pneumomediastinum due to blunt trauma.
This pre-post analysis of patients who received visceral angiography for acute lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage showed that preceding visceral angiography with computed tomographic angiography improves localization of the hemorrhage site. See also the Invited Commentary by Lightner and Russell.
This retrospective medical record review examines the role of positron emission tomography–computed tomography characteristics in esophageal adenocarcinoma for patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and demonstrates that a δ standardized uptake variable value of less than 45% reliably predicts patients who have residual disease but not complete pathologic response.