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Buzzwords & FindingsEgotistical person's/people's last name(Bonus
Painful hematemesis caused by hyperemesis
Cafe-au-lait spots, neural tumors, Lisch nodules (pigmented iris hamartomas), scoliosis, optic gliomas
Thrombocytopenic purpura, Infections, Eczema
1st branchial arch fails to migrate --> mandibular hypoplasia
Calcification of radial/ulnar artery media
Incomplete closure of vitelline duct
Thyrotoxicosis if a patient with iodine deficiency goiter is made iodine replete
X-linked recessive immunodeficiency with decreased Ig (all isotypes)
Triad: Ovarian fibroma + Ascites + hydrothorax
Bilateral renal agenesis
JVD with inspiration
The person who wanted MEN 1 named after them
Ask a patient 'where does it hurt?' Squeezes chest.
A maneuver requiring assistance of the upper extremities to stand up
Dorsal hand calluses from induced vomiting in bulimia nervosa
Coronary artery aneurysm + strawberry tongue
Post-partum adrenal hemorrhage
Chronic primary adrenal insufficiency
Boot shaped heard due to RVH; Overriding aorta
Shitloads of IgE; T cells fail to produce IFN-gamma
Hemangioblastomas of retina/cerebellum, medulla; bilateral renal cell carcinomas
Triad: confusion + ophthalmoplegia + ataxia (in an alcoholic)
Decreased neutral amino acid (tryptophan) absorption; can lead to pellagra
Buzzwords & FindingsEgotistical person's/people's last name(Bonus
Rocker-bottom feet; micrognathia; low-set ears; clenched hands; prominent occiput
Yolk sac tumor histologic finding (resembling glomeruli)
The goo that surrounds the umbilical arteries and vein
Thymic, parathyroid, and cardiac defects
Deficient cross-linking during collagen synthesis secondary to copper deficiency
Hurthle cells
Reversal of cardiac blood shunting
All-absorbing interests, repetitive behavior, and problems with social relationships. Normal intelligence.
Neisseria meningitidis induced adrenal hemorrhage
Absent cerebellar vermis; cystic enlargement of 4th ventricle.
Rocker-bottom feet; cleft lip/palate; holoprosencephaly; polydactyly; normal pregnancy screen
Asthma, palpable purpura, peripheral neuropathy; P-ANCA
Mitochondrial myopathy causing acute loss of central vision
Duodenal atresia; Septum primum ASD; nuchal translucency on ultrasound
Caudate atrophy
Endomyocardial fibrosis with a prominent eosinophilic infiltrate
Fibrinous pericarditis weeks post-MI
Cerebellar tonsillar herniation through foramen magnum, often with syringomyelia
Granulosa cell tumor histologic finding (small follicles filled with eosinophilic secretions
Oral extoderm that gives rise to the anterior pituitary
Palpable purpura on butt, arthralgia, multiple GI lesions of same ago
Maternal allele deletion on 15th, pop's is methylated
X-linked mutated dystrophin gene
Amenorrhea secondary to adhesions
Hyperorality, hypersexuality, disinhibited behavior
Pigmented iris hamartomas
Buzzwords & FindingsEgotistical person's/people's last name(Bonus
GI malignancy metastatic to ovaries
Fibrillin defect, subluxation of lenses, cystic medial necrosis of aorta
Microtubule polymerization defect --> defective phagolysosome fusion; LYST gene defect
X-linked seen exclusively in girls! Stereotyped hand wringing.
Can't see, can't pee, can't climb a tree
Lowered elasticity of aorta shifts the dicrotic notch
Aldosterone-secreting adrenal adenoma
Telangiectasia, recurrent epistaxis, skin discolorations, AVM's
Faulty collagen
Rock-solid thyroid
Excess iodine ingestion inhibits thyroid peroxidase and therefore organification
Anosmia + lack of secondary sexual characteristics
MEN 2A's alter ego
Most common cause of primary amenorrhea
Paternal allele deletion on 15th, mom's is methylated
Immotile cilia
Congenital disease with same neurologic manifestations as polio
'Elfin' facies; hypercalcemia; extreme friendliness with strangers; cardiovascular problems
ST elevation secondary to resting coronary artery vasospasm
Atrialized right ventricle (fetus) associated with mom using lithium
Defective type IV collagen
Benign ovarian tumor resembling bladder tissue
Nevus flammeus (ipsilateral leptomeningeal angiomatosis), seizures, early glaucoma
Irreversible memory loss, confabulation, personality change (in an alcoholic)

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