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

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