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  • Acute Abdominal Pain in a Man in His 50s

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    JAMA Surg. 2017; 152(11):1076-1077. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3441

    A man in his 50s with a history of smoking and chronic hypertension is admitted with sudden-onset upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, moderate epigastric tenderness with rebound and guarding but no history of previous surgery or trauma, and hemodynamic instability. What is your diagnosis?

  • Progressive Acute Abdominal Pain

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    JAMA Surg. 2017; doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3838

    A woman in her 50s with a history of systemic lupus erythematosus, congestive heart failure, and diabetes presents to the emergency department with worsening abdominal pain and a 4-day history of progressively worsening abdominal pain and diarrhea. What is your diagnosis?

  • Acute Right Lower Quadrant Abdominal Pain

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    JAMA Surg. 2017; 152(10):974-975. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2617

    A 4-year-old-girl presented with lower abdominal pain and nonbloody, nonbilious emesis. What is your diagnosis?

  • Massive Intra-abdominal Mass

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    JAMA Surg. 2017; 152(8):797-798. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.1591

    A 60-year-old-woman presented with a history of abdominal discomfort and a palpable mass in the right iliac fossa. What is your diagnosis?

  • Acute Pancreatitis After Pancreaticoduodenectomy

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    JAMA Surg. 2017; 152(8):795-796. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.1597

    A man in his 70s with history of pancreatic adenocarcinoma who had undergone a Whipple procedure 2 years prior to presentation came to the emergency department with a 1-day history of waxing and waning sharp abdominal pain radiating to his back. What is your diagnosis?

  • Acute Calculous Cholecystitis With Intrahepatic Gallbladder Perforation

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    JAMA Surg. 2017; 152(4):403-404. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.5544

    A man in his 50s presented with right upper abdominal pain he had experienced for 20 days, with high-grade fever and chills since the first week. Ultrasonography of the abdomen revealed a large hypoechoic area in the right lobe of the liver along with gallstones. What is your diagnosis?

  • Still Another Case of Right Lower Quadrant Abdominal Pain

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    JAMA Surg. 2017; 152(3):303-304. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4964

    A white man in his early 30s presented to the emergency department with a 48-hour history of exacerbating right lower quadrant and epigastric abdominal pain. What is your diagnosis?

  • An Unusual Cause of Small-Bowel Obstruction

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    JAMA Surg. 2017; 152(3):301-302. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4959

    A 43-year-old man presented to the emergency department with sudden onset of cramps and abdominal pain after capsule endoscopy, which was ingested 3 days prior to his emergency department admission. An intraluminal hypodense mass was found in the mid-jejunum, and the capsule was clearly demonstrated to be adjacent in a dilated proximal loop of the small bowel. What is your diagnosis?

  • An Unusual Cause of Intestinal Perforation

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    JAMA Surg. 2017; 152(2):199-200. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4614

    A 52-year-old previously healthy man presented to the emergency department with gradual onset of severe right lower quadrant abdominal pain over the course of 24 hours without overt signs of peritonitis. The patient reported undergoing an appendectomy when he was 10 years old. What is your diagnosis?

  • An Inevitable Surgical Procedure

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    JAMA Surg. 2017; 152(1):99-100. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.3977

    A man in his 40s was referred from jail with abdominal pain for 5 days. Neither hernia nor surgical scars were seen on examination, and vital signs and results from laboratory tests were normal. What is your diagnosis?

  • Acute Upper Abdominal Pain With a Distended Cecum in the Left Upper Quadrant

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    JAMA Surg. 2016; 151(12):1179-1180. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.3185

    A woman in her 60s presented with acute-onset, diffuse abdominal pain for 24 hours accompanied by nausea and retching and a distended cecum in the upper left quadrant. What is your diagnosis?

  • A Massive Retroperitoneal Mass With Leukocytosis

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    JAMA Surg. 2016; 151(12):1177-1178. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.3180

    A man had worsening abdominal discomfort and a large recurrent umbilical hernia, early satiety but no nausea or vomiting, night sweats, and weight loss; examination revealed an umbilical hernia, palpable abdominal mass, and lower extremity edema. What is your diagnosis?

  • Abdominal Pain Following Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

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    JAMA Surg. 2016; 151(11):1079-1080. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.0994

    A 67-year old man was evaluated for lower gastrointestinal tract bleeding. What is your diagnosis?

  • Progressive Abdominal Pain Following Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

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    JAMA Surg. 2016; 151(9):871-872. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.0980

    A 51-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 2-day history of progressive abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting 6 weeks after gallbladder removal and 1 month after removal of a lost gallstone. What is your diagnosis?

  • Association of Preoperative Narcotic Use With Postoperative Complications and Prolonged Length of Hospital Stay in Patients With Crohn Disease

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    JAMA Surg. 2016; 151(8):726-734. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.5558

    This study evaluates the association between preoperative use of narcotics and postoperative outcomes in patients with Crohn disease.

  • A Woman With Abdominal Pain and Anemia

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    JAMA Surg. 2016; 151(7):673-674. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.0246

    A 57-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 1 day history of upper abdominal pain. What is your diagnosis?

  • Elderly Woman With Acute Abdomen and Gastric Mass on Imaging

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    JAMA Surg. 2016; 151(5):481-482. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.4710

    An elderly woman presented to the emergency department with sudden-onset upper abdominal pain and vomiting for 7 days. What is your diagnosis?

  • Postprandial Abdominal Pain

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    JAMA Surg. 2016; 151(3):287-288. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.4715

    An active man in his early 80s presented to the hospital with a 6-month history of cramping epigastric abdominal pain that occurred 30 minutes after eating solid food and was associated with nausea and vomiting. His medical history was significant for atrial fibrillation and a history of an open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. What is your diagnosis?

  • A Large Liver Mass With Acute Hemorrhage

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    JAMA Surg. 2016; 151(1):83-84. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1945

    A man in his 60s presents to the emergency department after collapsing with sudden-onset back and abdominal pain; computed tomography shows a large right hepatic mass with intrahepatic and intraperitoneal hemorrhage. What is your diagnosis?

  • A Painless Mass in the Pancreas: Incidental Finding

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    JAMA Surg. 2015; 150(12):1189-1190. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1244

    We present the case of a 40-year-old man who was admitted to our hospital with acute abdominal pain on the right flank. A similar episode had occurred 1 month before admission that improved spontaneously. What is your diagnosis?