Hematology and Oncology Cases

Editor: V. Dimov, M.D., Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago

Anemias and Other RBC Disorders

Hemoglobin 4.2 mg/dL due to Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Iron overload due to blood transfusions in sickle cell disease

Anemia due to Iron Deficiency and Chronic Disease

Fatigue for One Month due to Severe Anemia. What is the Cause?

Polycythemia due to COPD and Smoking

Polycythemia and Acrocyanosis in Pickwickian Syndrome

Leukocyte Disorders

Febrile Neutropenia in a Patient on Chemotherapy

Treatment of AIDS-related Neutropenia

Hypercalcemia due to Multiple Myeloma

Platelet Disorders

Thrombocytopenia - What is the Cause?

Platelets are just 1,000 - What to do?

Thrombosis in Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)

Thrombosis in Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia due to Kasabach-Merritt Syndrome

Surgical Procedure in a Patient with Thrombocytopenia. When to Transfuse Platelets?

A classic respiratory case. Life in the Fast Lane.

Coagulation Disorders

Massive Lower Extremity DVT Treated with Thrombolysis

Suspected DVT - To Treat or Not to Treat?

Coumadin-Induced Skin Necrosis

INR 17 and Hematuria - What to do?

An Obese Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). How to Monitor the Anticoagulation with Enoxaparin?


Ifosfamide-induced encephalopathy (IIE) successfully treated and prophylaxed with intravenous thiamine

Hematuria and Weight Loss due to Bladder Cancer

Prostate Cancer with Bone Metastases and PSA of 900 ng/ml

Lung Cancer Presenting with Shortness of Breath for 2 Months and Hemoptysis

Bronchoalveolar Cell Carcinoma

Brain Metastases after Bilateral Breast Cancer

Lung Cancer Presenting with RML Mass

Finger Clubbing due to Lung Cancer

SIADH due to Lung Cancer and Aspiration Pneumonia

Paraganglioma and Angiosarcoma in a Young Man

Fanconi-like Syndrome: A Complication of Ifosfamide in Adults