Laurence J. Spitzer, MD

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

3002 The Highlands Dr

Articles

Live Cornual Ectopic Pregnancy

May 10, 2012

A 32-year-old female, with previous history for ectopic pregnancy, presents to the ER with a positive pregnancy test, and right side pelvic pain. An ultrasound of the pelvis was ordered by the ER physician.

Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma

February 22, 2011

A 31-year-old male, recently on active duty in the military, presents to the ER with approximately one- week history of abdominal bloating, early satiety, and back pain. The patient has recently returned from overseas duty in Iraq, but otherwise has had no other significant travel history. On specific questioning, the patient reports he has “probably been exposed to toxic chemicals.” The patient is otherwise in healthy condition, and denies recent surgery, or illness, and takes no medication. He admits to social alcohol use only, and denies IV drug abuse.

An unusual cause for hydronephrosis

December 14, 2010

An 81-year-old man with a history of prostate cancer, treated with localized therapy via brachytherapy seeds, presented with right-side flank pain. There was no hematuria and the patient did not have a fever or elevated white count.