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..."

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3 comments:

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 Lloyd 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.