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

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