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Special Feature
December 2002

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Author Affiliations

GRACE S.ROZYCKIMDFrom the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, and Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, Tex.

Arch Surg. 2002;137(12):1443. doi:

A 34-YEAR-OLD woman was seen in the emergency department with a 3-day history of abdominal pain associated with nausea and vomiting. The patient reported decreased appetite and weight loss over the previous 6 months. She was afebrile and in no apparent distress. On abdominal examination, a large mass was palpated in the epigastrium and the right upper quadrant. A computed tomographic examination of the abdomen was obtained (Figure 1).

What Is the Diagnosis?

A.Ménétrier disease

B.Gastrointestinal stromal tumor

C.Rapunzel syndrome