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

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