Ian Storch, DO | Authors

Diagnostic Dilemma

April 01, 2002

A 68-year-old man is referred for further evaluation and treatment of jaundice. He describes pruritus, intermittent mild midabdominal discomfort, and progressive weight loss. There is no history of fever. His history is significant for renal cell carcinoma with pulmonary metastasis.

Diagnostic Dilemma

February 01, 2002

A 65-year-old man with a history of a "bleeding ulcer" 7 years earlier presents with complaints of progressive dysphagia for solids and liquids over the past 4 months. The patient states that he has had a 40-pound weight loss during this time, but denies any fevers, chills, abdominal pain, melena, or anorexia. He states that recently he cannot go to his favorite restaurant, as whenever he eats he experiences severe coughing fits. He also describes regurgitation of undigested materials soon after eating.