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  • Case: Age 76, Acute Abdominal Pain? An elderly man presents with sudden-onset abdominal pain in the epigastrium that is described as deep and burning. Hyperactive bowel sounds are heard on auscultation. What is the diagnosis?
  • Hyperthyroidism Comparing endoscopic with conventional open thyroidectomy, the endoscopic technique may offer better cosmetic satisfaction and less blood loss, but open surgery is associated with reduced operation time.

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