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July 01, 2005

Image of the Month—Quiz Case

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago.


Copyright 2005 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2005

Arch Surg. 2005;140(7):705. doi:10.1001/archsurg.140.7.705

A 45-year-old woman presented with a 3-day history of vomiting and generalized abdominal pain. Physical examination showed an afebrile and stable patient in moderate distress with mild diffuse abdominal tenderness, absent peritoneal signs, and a discrete intra-abdominal mass. Laboratory findings and medical and surgical history were unremarkable. Abdominal computed tomography was performed (Figure 1 and Figure 2).

Figure 1.
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Computed tomographic scan of the abdomen.

Figure 2.
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Computed tomographic scan of the abdomen.

What Is the Diagnosis?

A. Pancreatic cystic neoplasm

B. Polycystic liver disease

C. Cystic lymphangioma

D. Bile duct cyst