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Clinical Problem Solving: Pathology
March 2003

Pathology Quiz Case 2

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003;129(3):370. doi:10.1001/archotol.129.3.370

A 69-YEAR-OLD WOMAN presented with a 4-month history of a sore throat and a sudden 9.5-kg weight loss. She also complained of shortness of breath on exertion, dysphagia, and occasional hemoptysis. Her medical history was significant for myocardial infarction, coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes, migraine headaches, hypothyroidism, and renal artery stenosis. She had an 82 pack-year history of tobacco use, but she had quit 2 years before presentation. She denied any significant alcohol use.

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