Complicated Cases in GI

Anthony Kalloo, MD; Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD

Chapter 12: A Rare Cause Of Steatorrhea,Weight Loss, And Failure To Thrive (continued)

Ghazaleh Aram, MD

A 67-year-old woman presented with progressive weight loss over several months, diffuse abdominal pain, steatorrhea, and anorexia mainly due to early satiety. The patient was admitted to the gastroenterology service with a chief complaint of diffuse abdominal pain. Past medical history was notable for hypertension and irritable bowel syndrome, as well as cholecystectomy in the distant past. Medications on admission included protonix and mirtazapine. She did not smoke, drank wine occasionally, and her father had multiple myeloma. Her initial examination was notable for orthostatic hypotension…