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
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LACOMBE MA. Conn's Last Words on Conn's Sign. Ann Intern Med. 1971;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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