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EUH Morning Report: What is Sister Mary Joseph’s nodule?

The Bottom Line: Sister Mary Joseph’s nodule is a metastatic cancer of the umbilicus that is typically associated with adult cancers of the gastrointestinal tract and ovary (Albano and Kanter, 2005). It is a rare but important physical finding and … Continue reading

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EUH Morning Report: What is the rational clinical exam for ascites?

The Bottom Line:┬áThe examiner should ask about recent ankle edema, weight gain, or change in abdominal girth. Other potentially important items are a history of liver disease or congestive heart failure. The focused physical exam includes: (1) inspection for bulging … Continue reading

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