What is Pickwickian Syndrome?

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Q: What is the Pickwickian syndrome? In which type of patient does it occur? How can it be addressed?

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  2. Pickwichian was a character in Sir Authur Doyle, the doctor that wrote Sherlock Holms. He was a short man, without a obvious showing neck, in that his chin was near his chest. He had a barrel chest. From memory he had an enlarged right heart and likely tracheal disease. Doyle coined the phrase, ” Not invisible Watson, Just unnoticed. I cannot make you realize the importance of shirt sleeves, the suggestive of thumb nails and all the issues that hang from a boot lace”. from the papers of the Pickwichian Club. I studied this at Michigan State University, when Dr. George Eyster was teaching heart/chest radiology in the early 1980’s.

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