Sunday, May 20, 2007

VizD Challenge Week of 5/21/2007

An 89-year-old woman presents to your Emergency Department with a 3 day history of sharp waves of pain in her right upper quadrant that is associated with nausea, and decreased appetite. Her past medical history is significant for a hiatal hernia, hypertension, and diabetes. An ultrasound is performed as seen below.


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Questions:

1. What is the patient's diagnosis?
2.
Name 3 organisms responsible for this condition?
3.
What is the pertinent sonographic finding?

Winner receives $5
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1 comment:

Jay said...

1. emphysematous cholecystitis
2. E.coli, Klebsiella, Clostridia
3. dirty shadow

Tough one, but good!
Jay
U Mass