Author | Seema Gupta, MD


Woman With a Protuberant Abdomen

November 01, 2007

A 69-year-old woman with a protuberant abdomen presents with intermittent, painless vaginal bleeding of 2 weeks' duration. The patient has not seen a physician in years. Her abdominal girth began to increase 8 years ago.

Aortic Dissection

September 14, 2005

A 67-year-old woman presented to the emergency department (ED) with severe, sharp, central chest pain of sudden onset and mild shortness of breath. The pain had been present for 15 minutes. The patient was obese; her medical history included hypertension, myocardial infarction, and osteoarthritis.