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

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