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Case Challenges

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

Case Challenges

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…
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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…