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16-Year-Old Girl Presents with Chronic Abdominal Swelling: Can You Solve The Case?

A new clinical challenge in The Journal of the American Medical Association presents the case of a 16-year-old girl with “3 months of abdominal pain and swelling that increase in intensity after meals, with early satiety and bloating. She also has had a recent increase in urinary frequency, with a need to get up once at night. She denies polydipsia, dysuria, or flank pain … Physical examination reveals a firm, nontender, distended abdomen with no definite mass palpable.” The article provides a full case discussion, diagnosis, and patient outcomes.

Read more and solve the case in JAMA.