By Eugene Toy, Margaret Uthman, Edward Uthman, Earl Brown
Greater than 50 scientific circumstances assist you ace pathology classes and the USMLE
The Case records sequence is an award-winning studying method confirmed to enhance examination rankings. This sequence lets you examine within the context of actual sufferers rather than easily memorizing. Case records: Pathology: moment version provides 50+ scientific situations with open-ended questions which weave uncomplicated technological know-how techniques into the medical state of affairs. each one case contains a longer dialogue (including definitions and a pathophysiology discussion), key issues, and 3-5 USMLE-style comprehension questions. The authors are skilled lecturers from the collage of Texas-Houston scientific institution and East Tennessee country collage Quillen collage of medication.
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3] CASE FILES: PATHOLOGY A 55-year-old woman seeks medical attention for fatigue and malaise that have been worsening over the last 2 months. She also has noticed loss of appetite and early satiety. Evaluation reveals an ulcerative mass located along the lesser curvature, and a biopsy shows an infiltrating adenocarcinoma. Further evaluation by abdominal CT imaging shows bilateral ovarian masses. Which of the following is this patient most likely to have? A. B. C. D. 1] A. Chronic atropic gastritis often is associated with autoantibodies to parietal cells.
Adenocarcinoma is the most common form of cancer, accounting for over 75 percent of all pancreatic cancers. DISCUSSION Normal Pancreatic Histology The pancreas is a small, spongy gland that lies just under the curvature of the stomach and deep within the abdomen. The majority of the pancreas is composed of exocrine glands, which produce enzymes necessary for food digestion. The secretions from acinar cells, the structural unit throughout the pancreas, containing salts and enzymes, are called pancreatic fluid, which eventually drains into the pancreatic duct.
Chronic atropic gastritis often is associated with autoantibodies to parietal cells. Loss of these cells leads to decreased gastric acid (hypochlorhydria) and decreased intrinsic factor. Lack of intrinsic factor results in deceased or absent vitamin B12 absorption (pernicious anemia). 2] E. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome refers to gastric gland hyperplasia secondary to excessive gastrin secretion by a tumor (gastrinoma), usually found in the pancreas. The excess gastrin increases the thickness of the gastric mucosa and increases the acid production by the stomach.