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A 63-year-old man is brought to the emergency ...
Hypercoagulability from advanced malignancy ๐Ÿ” / ๐Ÿ“บ / ๐ŸŒณ / ๐Ÿ“–

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submitted by โˆ—bwdc(697)

Donโ€™t let them blind you with this patientโ€™s misery. The issue of the day is that he has a DVT. Thatโ€™s why he came to the ER in the first sentence and what the ultrasound shows at the end. Patients with cancer are hypercoagulable.

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focus  LOL best explanation possible. +3

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submitted by โˆ—ibestalkinyo(60)

This patient presents with signs suggestive of metastatic pancreatic cancer. One multisystemic sign of pancreatic cancer is hypercoagulability.

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yesa  one multisystemic sign of metastatic cancer in general = hypercoagulability +2

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submitted by โˆ—handsome(3)

FA 2020 pg 351

Pancreatic islet cell tumors -- Glucagonoma PRESENTS WITH DVT tx: octreotide /surgical resection

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