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Case Challenges

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Case Challenges

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: ‘A lump in her left neck’

HemOnc Today, January 10, 2010
Anne Blaes, MD
The patient is an 83-year-old woman who is otherwise healthy but came in with a history of a lump in her left neck of two week’s duration…
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Recognizing gemcitabine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

HemOnc Today, December 10, 2009
Amit Mehta, MD
With the continual growth of the number of cytotoxic and targeted chemotherapeutics, as well as novel combinations of different agents, it is…
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A 62-year-old woman with increased bleeding tendency

HemOnc Today, November 10, 2009
Ramya Varadarajan, MD
A 62-year-old white woman was initially evaluated in November 2006 for a new-onset bleeding episode. She had been followed for lymphocytosis for a…
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36-year-old man with abdominal pain and retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy

HemOnc Today, October 10, 2009
Anne Blaes, MD
The patient was a 36-year-old man with a limited past medical history who presented with complaints of abdominal pain. The pain had an achy…
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Poorly differentiated gastric adenocarcinoma with signet ring cell features

HemOnc Today, September 10, 2009
Wajeeha Razaq, MD
A 19-year-old black woman presented to the ER with worsening nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain for the last few days. On examination, she…
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63-year-old man with hemoptysis

HemOnc Today, August 10, 2009
Anne Blaes, MD
The patient, JR, was a 63-year-old man who presented around Thanksgiving 2008 with hemoptysis. On his workup, he was found to have a mass in his…
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A case of malignant endotracheobronchial carcinoma

HemOnc Today, July 10, 2009
Luqman Dad, MD
A 83 year-old woman initially presented with a 50 pack-year smoking history and early-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the left lower lobe…
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64-year-old man with metastatic colon cancer

HemOnc Today, June 10, 2009
Anne Blaes, MD
The patient was in his usual state of health until approximately June 2005 when he started to notice some fatigue. He was evaluated by his…
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A 40-year-old woman with a breast lump

HemOnc Today, May 10, 2009
Anne Blaes, MD
The patient is a 40-year-old otherwise healthy woman who came in for a new evaluation of breast cancer. The patient reported that she was well…
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32-year-old lung transplant recipient with abdominal pain

HemOnc Today, April 10, 2009
Anne Blaes, MD
The patient is a 32-year-old man with cystic fibrosis, who is Epstein-Barr virus naive and underwent a bilateral lung transplant in January 2006…