Journal of Medical Cases

Frequency: Monthly
Journal Access: Open Access
ISSN-print: 1923-4155
ISSN-online: 1923-4163
Journal scope: Journal of Medical Cases (JMC), monthly, is a peer-reviewed, open access, international journal, publishing original case reports in all clinical medicine disciplines. The cases reported should have merits of contributing to the current knowledge of the relevant disease.
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  • Management of a Heart Myxoma Through a Right Thoracotomy in a Patient With a Previous Sternotomy

    Myxoma is the most common benign cardiac tumor, presenting most frequently in the left atrium. Median sternotomy has been traditionally used to provide access to the heart and the mediastinal structures in cardiac operations. Recently, right thoracotomy and minithoracotomy have been used as an alternative.

  • Incidental Diagnosis of Granular Cell Tumor of Vulva: Importance of Discussing Vulvar Health at the Annual Well-Woman Examination

    Granular cell tumors are rare tumors of neurogenic or Schwann cell origin and are known to involve the vulva.

  • Body Weight Reduction Improves Both Reflux Symptoms and Esophageal Physiologic Examination

    A 51-year-old woman with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) had high body weight and body mass index (BMI) initially, and proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) was needed for symptom relief.

  • Gastric Volvulus Secondary to Paraesophageal Hernia Causing Gastric Necrosis and Perforation of the Gastroesophageal Junction

    CT chest (axial section) showing right-sided pleural effusion, a right lower intrapleural inhomogeneous hyperdensity (reported as hematoma extending from the esophagogastric junction vs. volvulus vs. occult perforation) and a large hiatal hernia.

  • Multiple Duodenal Diverticula: A Rare Cause of Massive Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Hemodynamic Instability

    Upper endoscopy showing active hemorrhage and clot formation from a duodenal diverticulum. A 43-year-old man was evaluated for lightheadedness, hematemesis, and melena. Patient was hypotensive and resuscitated with intravenous fluids and blood products.




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From Myocardial Infarction to Peripheral Stenting

Degenerated saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) are associated with high risk of myocardial infarction (MI). They are difficult to treat percutaneously because of large variability in their wall diameters. We report a case of a 71-year-old male, who presented with an acute inferior ST elevation MI (STEMI) 16 years following revascularization with triple coronary artery bypass graft. Full Text

Right Ventricle Foreign Body: A Case of a Migrating Iliac Stent Entrapped in the Tricuspid Valve
We report a 27-year-old man with a history of atrial fibrillation, pericarditis, and May-Thurner syndrome who underwent a venoplasty with two self-expandable stents in the left common iliac vein. Full Text

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Co-Occurrence of Natal Teeth With Rapidly Involuting Congenital Hemangioma: A Case Report
We present in this report a case of an infant girl who was born with natal teeth along with an ulcerated rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma (RICH) on her thigh. RICH is a benign vascular tumor that is more common than other congenital hemangioma subtypes. Natal teeth are a birth anomaly that occurs in isolated form or in association with different syndromes like Ellis-van Creveld, Pierre Robin, Soto and Hallerman-Streiff. Full Text

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Case Reports

Retropharyngeal Tendonitis: A Cause of Severe Neck Pain Abstract HTML PDF
Edward J. Kakish, Jonathan R. Demory, Viviane Kazan, Alex Moore, Patricia Paz-Arabo 155-157
Biliary Cast Syndrome Following Liver Transplantation: A Challenging Case Abstract HTML PDF
Mahek Shah, Ritika Puri, Obiora Maludum, Soumya Patnaik, Marvin Lu 158-160
Clinical and Radiological Diagnosis of Rarely Seen OSMED Syndrome Abstract HTML PDF
Gulay Gulec Ceylan, Tulay Tos, Ahmet Resat Dogusan 161-163
Postoperative Myoclonus After Epilepsy Surgery: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Maryam Khaleghi Ghadiri, Christoph Kellinghaus, Mohsen Aghaee Hakak, Ali Goji, Walter Stummer 164-167
Off-Pump Repair of a Post-Infarct Ventricular Septal Defect: How Safe Is the Hamburger Procedure With Oximetry Guidance? Abstract HTML PDF
Harris Georgiou, Vasileios Patris, Niki Lama, Orestis Argiriou, Agni Salem, Mihalis Argiriou 168-170
Marchiafava-Bignami Disease: A Less Known Neurological Complication of Alcoholism Abstract HTML PDF
Samuel Fonseca, Arlindo Guimas, Diana Valadares, Graziela Carvalheiras, Pedro Vita 171-173
An Intramucosal Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Arising Within a Tubulovillous Adenoma With High-Grade Dysplasia of the Rectosigmoid Colon Treated With Polypectomy Abstract HTML PDF
Youran Zou, Hong Shi, Meagan Costedio, Xiuli Liu 174-177
Multiple Symmetrical Lipomatosis: Madelung’s Disease Abstract HTML PDF
Margarida Carvalho, Pedro Palma, Filipa Silva, Marta Patacho, Fatima Coelho 178-180
A Rare Initial Presentation of Leukemia With Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia Abstract HTML PDF
Harmeen Goraya, Makardhwaj Shrivastava, Olufisayo Otusanya, Amara Nandikolla, Amit S. Tibb 181-183
Acute Lower Limb Ischemia as Presenting Symptom of Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated With Left Ventricular Thrombus in a Young Male Patient: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Aurora Bakalli, Krenare Limani, Laura Leci-Tahiri, Sami Gjoka, Edita Pllana 184-186
Mucinous Cystic Neoplasm of the Pancreas With Extensive Squamous Metaplasia Abstract HTML PDF
Abul Ala Syed Rifat Mannan, June S. Peng, Gareth Morris-Stiff, R. Matthew Walsh, John Hart, Xiuli Liu 187-190
Proliferative Glomerulonephritis With Monoclonal IgG Deposits in a Young Patient: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Lara El Khoury, Suzanne El Sayegh, Theodore Strange, Elie El Charabaty, Talal El Imad 191-194
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