75-Year-Old Man With Abdominal Pain and Weight Loss

Leise, Michael D.; Jacobson, Kurt M.; Chari, Suresh T.
October 2008
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Oct2008, Vol. 83 Issue 10, p1161
Academic Journal
The article presents a case of a 75-year-old man with abdominal pain and weight loss. His abdominal examination reveals a mild midepigastric tenderness without rebound, guarding or hepatosplenomegaly and a negative Murphy sign. It was found that the results of his complete blood cell count and electrolyte studies were within normal limits. His hepatitis testing also yield normal results.


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