Complicated Cases in GI

Anthony Kalloo, MD; Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD

Chapter 7: Abdominal Pain and an Ovarian Mass (continued)

Michel Kafrouni, MD

A 67-year-old woman was referred from an outside hospital for further evaluation of mid-abdominal pain radiating to the left upper quadrant. The patient reported that the pain had been constant and progressing for 10 weeks and that it was most severe following meals; she also reported occasional postprandial vomiting. She also noted that she had experienced generalized weakness and had lost approximately 10 lbs. A computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan of the abdomen and pelvis was unremarkable, and an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) showed chronic gastritis with the absence of…