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And now, medical images for your weekend browsing pleasure

June 13, 2010 |  7:13 am

Exam.room Remember those oddities we promised -- as in "Booster Shots: Oddities, musings and news from the health world"? The venerable New England Journal of Medicine is here to help.

The journal doesn't call them "oddities," of course. The journal calls them "featured images in clinical medicine," and it offers one up every week.

This week's offering is cutis marmorata in decompression sickness. It's interesting enough, but perhaps not what nonspecialists would consider odd. To most people, mottled-looking skin is mottled-looking skin.

But the Diphylloborthrium latum found during a colonoscopy? Fascinating. Absolutely fascinating. And the video...

-- Tami Dennis

Photo: If these walls could talk...

Credit: Los Angeles Times

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