June 9, 2013 /

Below is an Internal Medicine Board Review and ABIM exam practice question directly from Knowmedge’s QVault.   67-year-old male presents to the emergency room with left lower quadrant pain that he has been experiencing for five days. He says the …
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May 29, 2013 /

Which abnormality of the gallbladder is displayed in these axial non-contrast CT images through the abdomen?     A. Cholelithiasis B. Adenomyomatosis C. Emphysematous cholecystitis D. Porcelain gallbladder   Correct Answer: D. A porcelain gallbladder occurs when the wall of …
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May 27, 2013 /

“Could you please double size my cheeseburger, give me some extra-large fries, two cherry pies, and a large soda?” It is this type of diminished willpower and generous demands that lead to unattractive, expanded waistlines and the ever so popular …
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May 15, 2013 /

42-year-old obese female complains of right upper quadrant pain for three months. It is particularly severe following large fatty meals and at night. The pain radiates to the back and is occasionally accompanied by nausea. Below is an ultrasound image …
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May 9, 2013 /

Polk HC Jr (1966) and Cornell CM et al (1959) reported the incidence of gallbladder cancer (GBC) to range from 12–62% when porcelain gallbladder (PGB) is seen. The standard for treatment of porcelain gallbladder is prophylactic cholecystectomy. In the past …
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April 28, 2013 /

Celiac disease is an important area to understand, concepts of which may be seen on the ABIM Board Exam. That’s why it’s this week’s ABIM Exam Disease of the Week.   Celiac disease (gluten sensitive enteropathy) is an autoimmune condition …
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