Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Foreign Body

About once a year there is a medical image published in the New England Journal of Medicine that is memorable. Today's image is just that - one that you don't need to be much of physician to diagnose: The first line of the caption: "A 35-year-old man presented to the emergency department with profuse rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, and an altered mental status..."



Eric F. Brown said...

So, was the bottle empty or full?

John said...

Good question. At least you didn't ask if it was half full/half empty.

Lisa Frideborg said...

John, you made me splurt my juice with the half full/half empty comment. :D Having worked as a medical secretary at one of Sweden's largest hospitals, I've seen one or two strange images first hand. Ain't nowt as odd as people, that's fer sure.