Pathology cases — A note about histories

One thing that I should note in my “Pathology cases” series is that the histories provided are largely composite.  It should not be possible to identify a decedent from a history, and if there’s a decedent you are aware of who has such as history, that’s a coincidence.  After all, most pathologic processes have classic contextual findings — a lung cancer patient as shortness of breath, a brain cancer patient get’s seizures, a person with a gunshot wound to the chest collapses and falls.  On the other hand, the significant findings in these case really happened — to someone at some time in my career.

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