Archives for February 2016

Name this abdominal mass?

Name this abdominal mass?

A 78 year woman presents with weight loss, lethargy and abdominal pain. Clinical examination showed abdominal distention and a firm, non-tender, irregular 1 cm nodule within the umbilicus.   What is this finding called? Sister Mary Joseph nodule (also called Sister Mary Joseph node or sign)   What does is represent? This is a palpable nodule

What the cause of this enlarged nose? Visit our latest dermatology page!

What the cause of this enlarged nose? Visit our latest dermatology page!

This 42 year old male give a history of a chronic “skin rash” of his face. He notes he’s had it for many years and never sought treatment. While it comes and goes on its own, it seems to get worse with alcohol consumption. What’s the name of this finding and was diagnosis does he

What’s the name of this sign? What does it tell you?

What’s the name of this sign? What does it tell you?

A patient presents for routine screening, including a skin exam. What’s the name of this sign and what does it tell you. (Scroll below for the answer and more info.) Answer: The Ugly Duckling Sign The ugly duckling sign refers to one mole among many that sticks out and looks different (“the ugly duck”) and should