Go For The Glory Quiz: Carcinoma? Spirometry to Assess Chronic Cough? Neurofibroma? Laryngeal Neoplasm?

April 3, 2013

Carcinoma?; spirometry to assess chronic cough?; neurofibroma?; laryngeal neoplasm? What do you think?

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A 56-year-old man sought medical attention for a nodule on his ear. He admitted to frequently picking at the somewhat eroded lesion. His past medical history was non-contributory.

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A 47-year-old man sought medical attention because of a new-onset “growth” on the arm. He was in good health and had no significant past medical history

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A 61-year-old man with an 80 pack-year smoking history and a past medical history of arthritis presented with hoarseness, dyspnea, and cough productive of blood-streaked sputum, all of several weeks’ duration. Findings from the physical examination were unremarkable. Bronchoscopy revealed a 1-cm lesion on the vocal cords.

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A 32-year-old woman presents with recurrent episodes of lip swelling associated with massive, painful blister formation and crusting. These outbreaks occur nearly every month.

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Question 1. Answer: b

Question 2. Answer: b

Question 3. Answer: c

Question 4. Answer: c

Question 5. Answer: d