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Monday, 27 July 2015

Any suggestions about scars in a hemochromatosis patient?

Which possible scars are particularly found when examining a patient with hemochromatosis?

Here is the answer:

In the abdomen you may find a scar for surgical resection of hepatocellular carcinoma which is rooftop or Mercedes-Benz sign shaped. 

You may notice a small scar in the right mid-axillary line at the level of xiphisternum indicating liver biopsy.

Since degenerative joint disease may badly affect synovial joints, a scar over the knee may indicate knee replacement.

In addition, the scar of venesection is usually evident.

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