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Thought of making this thread to get away from all the stress associated with the USMLE exams. I feel just preparing for these exams has taught me a lot, and I'd rather not forget some of the really awesome stuff I've why not make some sort of compendium of all the interesting stuff we read?

I'll start off with a couple of them off the top of my head -

Mulder's sign - Associated with Morton's neuroma. Clicking sound heard by squeezing the two metatarsal (3rd and 4th) heads together with one hand, while concomitantly putting pressure on the interdigital space with the other hand.
Why is it awesome? Mulder. Fox Mulder. The X-Files.

Moyamoya syndrome (from wiki) - Moyamoya syndrome is a disease in which certain arteries in the brain are constricted. Blood flow is blocked by the constriction, and also by blood clots (thrombosis).
A collateral circulation develops around the blocked vessels to compensate for the blockage, but the collateral vessels are small, weak, and prone to hemorrhage, aneurysm and thrombosis. On X-rays, these collateral vessels have the appearance of a "puff of smoke" ("もやもや (moyamoya)" in Japanese)
Why is it awesome? Moyamoya! Enough said!

Hope for more contributions.
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