Embolism, Effusion or Something Else? A Quiz

June 2, 2014

What does this chest film tell you about the cause of flank and abdominal pain? We invite you to answer this and 4 other questions about cocaine, opioids, a skin lesion, and hypertension.

Question 1:

A woman had “refractory” right flank and abdominal pain that had not been relieved by a cholecystectomy. The pain is worse with inspiration and twisting movement or lying on her side. Her chest film is shown.

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Question 2:

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Question 3:

 

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Question 4:

A 44-year-old woman sought medical attention because of the new appearance of a “dark” but asymptomatic lesion located on the right flank.

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Question 5:

An appropriate emphasis has been placed on a cause-and-effect relationship between hypertension and strokes. A troubling CNS complication of untreated hypertension is dementia.

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ANSWER KEY:

Question 1. A

Question 2. F

Question 3. B

Question 4. C

Question 5. E