Posted by Sara Ghotb, MD PGYIII Internal Medicine, Monmouth Medical Center
This 74 y/o African American male presented to the emergency department with a 1-week history nausea ad intractable vomiting.
His past medical history included surgery for esophageal cancer in 2012 and hypertension.
He was admitted to the hospital for a gastrointestinal evaluation. His symptoms did not improve with antiemetics and he also began to complain of headache and dizziness. He was scheduled for an upper GI endoscopy.