4.12 Don't Ever Change
Diagnosis: Nephroptosis (floating kidney) (House)
Contributions by Team
House (2): Sees patient's symptoms set in when she's lying down, diagnosis for nephroptosis
Cameron (N/A): Not in episode
Chase (0): None
Foreman (2): Suggests leg pain caused by pinched nerve, suggests pheochromocytoma and Addison's disease
Kutner (0): None
Taub (0): None
Thirteen (1): Sees patient is bleeding internally
Notes: House receives an error for insisting that the patient's conversion to Hasidic Judaism was a symptom of altered mental status. If he hadn't done so, he would probably have gotten the diagnosis sooner.
Foreman receives credit for suggesting pheochromocytoma and later Addison's disease, conditions concerning adrenaline production and adrenal glands, because the symptoms under consideration were caused by strain on the right adrenal gland on top of the floating kidney.
Chase came up with an idea to trick the patient into surgery to find the source of her internal bleeding, but House later said that he wouldn't have been able to detect it because the patient would have been lying down. Since the surgery wouldn't have found the problem, Chase receives no credit for his idea.
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