MICHAEL A. LACOMBE, M.D.
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To the editor: With regard to the letter "Conn's Sign or Duck?" (Ann Intern Med 75:482, 1971), we have observed several cases of ascitic cirrhotic patients with scrotal edema, abducted legs, and a urinal in place, representing the rather unusual association of Conn's sign with pseudo-Conn's sign. We also had the good fortune of studying a single case in which, when abducted legs were spotted, the bed sheet was lifted, and neither ascites, nor scrotal edema, nor a urinal was present. Close questioning revealed that the patient had just finished urinating, the nurse had removed the urinal, and the patient
LACOMBE MA. Conn's Last Words on Conn's Sign. Ann Intern Med. ;75:976–977. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-6-976_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(6):976-977.
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