PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 1
Marvin A. Singleton, MD, Gallup, NM
A 63-year-old black man was admitted to the emergency room because of a 9.1 kg weight loss (over three months) and dysphagia and dysphonia (one week). Solids were caught in the throat but liquids passed easily. There was no previous surgery nor serious illnesses. Physical examination revealed a cachetic individual with recent weight loss. The chest was filled with rhonchi with a few rales in both bases. Cranial nerves were intact. There was extreme weakness in all extremities. Barium swallow performed in the emergency room revealed aspiration into the trachea and bronchus (Fig 1).
PATHOLOGIC QUIZ CASE 2
Courtland P. Smith, Jr., MD, Houston
A 40-year-old white woman had a six-week history of a mass in her right parotid region. The mass was associated with a mild aching sensation but the patient was otherwise asymptomatic. There was no previous
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