Author | Timothy J. Haley, MD

Articles

Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome

September 14, 2005

An 11-year-old boy had generalized abdominal pain followed by nausea and vomiting. He had neither diarrhea nor fever. Examination revealed a flat, diffusely tender abdomen with no palpable masses. Pigmented macules were seen on his lips and buccal mucosa. A partial bowel resection had been performed 5 years ago because of intussusception.

Foramen of Bochdalek

September 14, 2005

A 95-year-old woman was brought to the emergency department with hemoptysis. Erect posterior-anterior (A) and lateral (B) chest films showed a density at the base of the right lung posteriorly. A CT scan (C) revealed that the mass was the right kidney above the diaphragm and adjacent to the heart. The kidney had migrated through a foramen of Bochdalek.