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Discussion in 'Step I' started by doctorFred, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. doctorFred

    doctorFred intensive carer Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

    May 5, 2005
    , location, location!
    from a step 1 practice question (i'll leave the source and context anonymous).

    tell me that doesn't look like a still shot from alien vs. predator.

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  3. GynGuy1983

    GynGuy1983 C&A Psychiatry Fellow 7+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2008
    Rathke's pouch
    I remember that question about the, well, I won't say :p I was just as shocked as you were when I first saw the image as well. You can figure out the question just by the vignette, otherwise, I think it would have been impossible (I suck at anatomy).
  4. samnite

    samnite Certified Poster 5+ Year Member

    Feb 28, 2005
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Here's one:

  5. tfom08

    tfom08 2+ Year Member

    May 2, 2008
    Haha, what a great distractor...I hope that was a joke. On another note, what is the answer to that one?
  6. samnite

    samnite Certified Poster 5+ Year Member

    Feb 28, 2005
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    The answer is Thyroid carcinoma because of the viscerosomatic changes at
    T1-T4. It's from a COMLEX question Qbank from a very popular test prep company.
  7. ZonaRidicularis

    ZonaRidicularis 2+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2008
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2009
  8. ljh55

    ljh55 New Member

    May 5, 2006
    hey that ovarian one reminded me of a question I've been trying to figure out, How do men get testicular choriocarcinoma's? I thought choriocarcinoma was a strict placental derived tumor?
  9. rox

    rox ossified 7+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Far away
    There are actually non-gestational choriocarcinomas, which include testicular and ovarian variants. They are considered as germ-cell tumors.

    Germ cells that are prsent in ovaries and testes are the very primitive cells which can differentiate into any tissue. Other known variants of ovarian and testicular Germ-cell tumors include: Yolk-sac, Teratoma and Dysgerminoma/Seminoma. Hope this helps.

    LUBDUBB Freakaholic 10+ Year Member

    Oct 7, 2002
    Looks like it could be some fat herniation into the maxillay sinus....can't tell if the orbital floor is fractured or not (i'm not a radiologist, only a med student)
  11. R_C_Hutchinson

    R_C_Hutchinson Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 16, 2003
    I had this question and got a chuckle:

    A patent presents in respiratory distress after having received a "bad dose" of illicit drugs. He has a history of amphetamine, heroin, crack, marijuana and alcohol abuse. He admits to multiple sexual partners including unprotected anal receptive sex. He acknowledges being sick in the past but has used herbal remedies as treatment because he distrusts doctors. He is a lawyer.

    Assuming his problem is indeed related to contaminated drugs, which of the following findings is most likely?​

    I typed it out from memory, but you get the jist. Sadly, fulminant litigiousitis was not amongst the answer choices.

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