Complicated Cases in GI

Anthony Kalloo, MD; Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD

Chapter 15: Postprandial Pain And Eosinophilia (continued)

John Clarke, MD

A 64-year-old man with an extensive cardiac history was admitted to the hospital with recurrent postprandial abdominal pain occurring over the previous 3 months. The pain was described as mid-epigastric in location with radiation to the bilateral upper quadrants. Pain typically began minutes after meals and lasted for hours; it disappeared entirely with fasting. The patient had lost 14 lbs since the onset of symptoms. The patient had experienced a myocardial infarction approximately 10 years prior to admission and had undergone a 4-vessel coronary artery bypass graft procedure. Approximately…