• Vol. 39 No. 2, 157–157
  • 15 February 2010

Diagnostic Challenge: A 79-Year-Old Woman with Calcified Lower Abdomen Mass


A 79-year-old woman presented with fever, diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal pain for several hours. Her temperature was 39.2°C, pulse 102 beats/minute, respiratory rate 19 breaths/minute, and blood pressure 149/74 mmHg. A physical examination revealed diffuse abdominal tenderness.

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