Table 1.

Examples of Rare Conditions Seen in Family Practice by Specialty

Allergy & ImmunologyRecurrent anaphylaxis to hops in a brewmaster
AnesthesiologyRecurrent vasovagal sudden cardiac death
Colon & Rectal SurgeryInvasive rectal cancer presenting as elevated prostate-specific antigen
GynecologyOvarian teratoma incarcerated in inguinal hernia
Internal Medicine
 CardiologySyphilitic aortitis
 GastroenterologyBleeding ulcer in Meckel diverticulum
 HematologyErythrocyte aplasia
 Infectious DiseaseDisseminated varicella
 Medical GeneticsAdrenoleukodystrophy with prenatal diagnosis
 NephrologyPolyarteritis nodosa nephropathy
 Pulmonary MedicineCatamenial pneumothorax
 RheumatologyBehcet syndrome
Neurological SurgeryArnold-Chiari Malformation
NeurologyGuillain-Barre Syndrome
ObstetricsStillbirth due to true cord knot
OphthalmologyScleral metastatic adenocarcinoma
Orthopedic SurgeryGiant cell tumor
OtolaryngologyHorner syndrome caused by neuroblastoma
PathologyMelanoma presenting as pelvic mass
PediatricsInfant botulism
Rehabilitation MedicineReflex neurovascular dystrophy
Plastic SurgeryDermal agenesis
Preventive MedicineAbnormal Pap smear in male transsexual
Public HealthPertussis case identifying epidemic
PsychiatryObsession-induced carotinemia
RadiologyInoperable cerebral AVM embolized
SurgeryCarcinoma of the appendix
Thoracic SurgeryHypoplastic left heart syndrome
UrologyRenal tuberculosis
  • Examples are drawn from study group of 100 patients.