USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #1616

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USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #1616A 56-year-old man presents to the emergency department because of cough, dyspnea, and hemoptysis. A CT of the chest is shown, results are confirmed with bronchoscopy.

Which of the following conditions best describes the patient’s pathology?

A. Adult respiratory distress syndrome
B. Asthma
C. Atelectasis
D. Bronchiectasis
E. Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis


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7 thoughts on “USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #1616”

    1. Signet ring is seen on histology of mucin secreting neoplasms, most frequently GI but can be found in other tissues (ie Krukenberg tumor of the ovaries). Signet ring results from excess mucin pushing the nucleus to the periphery of the cell.

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