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Case Challenges

Clinical scenarios that test your evaluation and application of evidence-based data.

Case Challenges

Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria: a rare disorder

HemOnc Today, March 10, 2011
Amit Mehta, MD
In 2008, a documentary entitled “Blood Detectives”, in reference to the work of hematologists, was produced with the support of…
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Neuroendocrine ductal carcinoma of the breast

HemOnc Today, February 10, 2011
Ramya Varadarajan, MD
A 60-year-old white female presented to her primary care physician with a left breast lump, which she noticed while taking a shower. Her last…
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Severe pancytopenia a clue to Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia

HemOnc Today, December 10, 2010
Amit Mehta, MD
A clinical scenario that often presents to a hematologist, and perhaps equally often with a broad differential diagnosis, is that of pancytopenia…
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Small cell lung cancer requires complex therapeutic strategies

HemOnc Today, September 10, 2010
Amit Mehta, MD
Among the most aggressive malignancies is small cell lung cancer. The field of oncology has seen a plethora of new chemotherapeutics and…
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Extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type, in a 50-year-old black man

HemOnc Today, July 10, 2010
Luqman Dad, MD
A 50-year-old black man initially presented to his ear, nose and throat specialist with a 2-month history of sinusitis that was not relieved…
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Eosinophilia with bladder cancer

HemOnc Today, June 10, 2010
Amit Mehta, MD
The words of the 14th-century English philosopher, William of Ockham, have classically implored physicians to search for a unifying diagnosis…
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Autonomic paraneoplastic syndrome in a patient with small cell lung cancer

HemOnc Today, May 10, 2010
Ramya Varadarajan, MD
A 58-year-old white man was initially evaluated in August 2007 with left-sided chest pain and hemoptysis. His past medical history was…
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The diagnosis and management of inflammatory breast cancer

HemOnc Today, April 10, 2010
Luqman Dad, MD
A 46-year-old perimenopausal black woman presented complaining of a sudden change in the appearance of her left breast. She recalled that the…
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Bilateral lung lesions with primary papillary thyroid cancer

HemOnc Today, March 10, 2010
Amit Mehta, MD
In the practice of oncology, confirmation of the diagnosis is virtually always critical before initiating treatment. This can have…
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Adenocarcinoma of the lung with isolated adrenal metastasis

HemOnc Today, February 10, 2010
Ramya Varadarajan, MD
A 56-year-old white man was seen in December 2007 for evaluation of a lung mass. The patient presented with chronic cough that prompted a…