Ariy Volfson, MD; Ian Storch, DO; | Authors

Diagnostic Dilemma: GI Disease

March 01, 2008

An 85-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with epigastric pain and nausea for 2 days. She denied vomiting, fever, or early satiety. The patient stated she had lost 10 pounds over the past 3 months. A CT scan of the abdomen revealed a 1 cm low attenuation lesion in the second portion of the duodenum.