Case of the Month

Each month we will list an interesting case from our laboratory medicine files. This is a great opportunity to learn the impact of laboratory medicine in clinical practice! Can you rise to the challenge and solve the case?

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A 60-year-old woman presented with back pain since last year, weight loss in the past months, and hematuria in the past weeks.

A 22-year-old woman presents with recurrent episodes of diarrhea, crampy abdominal pain, and slight fever over the last 2 years.

A 35-year-old female patient has an asymptomatic thyroid mass that was diagnosed 6 years ago as a 10 mm “cyst” that was followed by surveillance.

A 63-year-old man presented to his family doctor with a 6-week history of cough and 15 lb unexplained weight loss.

A 63 year-old male presents with nasal obstructive symptoms (blockage, nasal discharge and epistaxis) for 2 months. 

A 12-year-old patient presents to their family physician with a large abdominal mass as well as decrease in appetite and weight loss.  

A 57-year-old male presented to ER with acute onset of expressive aphasia and facial droop.

A 23 year old male patient presented to his family doctor after noticing his left hemiscrotum was enlarged compared to the right.  

A 31-year-old patient presented to the emergency room with a several-week history of headaches and recurrent episodes of palpitations, shortness of breath, anxiety, and sweating.

A 67-year-old patient presented to their family doctor for worsening chronic cough with new onset low volume hemoptysis, fatigue, and weight loss. 

A 40-year-old patient presented to the emergency room with a 12-hour history of chills, headache, and shortness of breath​.