Journal of Medical Cases

Editor-in-Chief: Tarun Bhalla, MD, MBA, Clinical Associate Professor, Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University Medical Center, USA
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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  • Severe Takayasu Arteritis Complicated by Mesenteric Ischemia

    Takayasu arteritis (TA) is an idiopathic large vessel vasculitis which occurs mostly in young Asian females. The authors report an atypical presentation of TA in a woman who presented with signs and symptoms of limb claudication and mesenteric ischemia. This case illustrates the potential severity of this disease and the difficulty in its diagnosis and treatment.

  • Off-Pump Repair of a Post-Infarct Ventricular Septal Defect: How Safe Is the Hamburger Procedure With Oximetry Guidance?

    We are reporting an off-pump technique for the surgical closure of a post-infarct ventricular septal defect (VSD). Our case report describes the case management of a 75-year-old man, who underwent the Hamburger procedure for the closure of his apical VSD.

  • 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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A Case of Cecal Cancer With Heterotopic Ossification

Heterotopic bone formation in the colon is rare, and its mechanism is still unclear. A 45-year-old man with severe anemia was referred to our hospital and was diagnosed as with cecal cancer on exploratory colonoscopy. On right hemicolectomy with lymphadenectomy, the cut surface of the resected specimen showed a type 2 tumor with a white solid lesion in the cecum. The histopathological study revealed a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma with ossification. Herein we report and discuss this rare case. Full Text

Contained Rupture of a Saphenous Venous Graft Pseudo-Aneurysm Mimicking Acute Coronary Syndrome
Rupture of a saphenous vein graft (SVG) pseudo-aneurysm presenting as a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction is a rarely reported, but serious complication of prior coronary artery bypass graft surgery. We present a case of a 76-year-old man who presented with severe chest pain and elevated cardiac biomarkers, and was found to have a contained pseudo-aneurysm rupture. Full Text

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Primary Intracranial Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma: A Case Report
Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma is a rare malignancy characterized by a biphasic pattern of small undifferentiated round cells intermixed with island of well-differentiated cartilaginous matrix. Although this type of tumor exhibits widespread distribution in the body, intracranial mesenchymal chondrosarcoma is rare. Radical excision of intracranial mesenchymal chondrosarcoma is important for obtaining a positive prognosis but the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiotherapy remains uncertain. Full Text

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Case Reports

Rare Presentation of Ceftriaxone-Induced Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Abstract HTML PDF
Bushra Komal, Stephen Catalya, Jamal Ansari, Joseph Heliniski, Shuvendu Sen, Mayer Ezer 157-159
A Rare Presentation of Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Lung Abstract HTML PDF
Ryan Dixon, Nada Mohamed, Thomas Genese 160-163
“Too Young to Have a Broken Heart”: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection Causing ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in a Young Adult: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Marc Denver A. Tiongson, Eric Oliver D. Sison, Jaime Alfonso M. Aherrera, Dioscoro DC Bayani, Joerelle Mojica, Nashiba Daud, John Daniel Ramos 164-169
An Unusual Cause of Dysphagia in a Young Patient: Mediastinal Bronchogenic Cyst Abstract HTML PDF
Simant Singh Thapa, Jeffrey Scott 170-172
Wellens’ Syndrome: An Atypical Presentation of an Already Silent Killer Abstract HTML PDF
Muhammad Mufti, Rajveer Joea, Serap Sobnosky, Jana Longtine 173-176
Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis With Reversible Electrophysiological Abnormalities: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Shoaib Bhatti, Tahniyat Huq, Syed Mohammad Mazhar Uddin, Aatera Haq, Syed Faheem Ali Kazmi, Uzair Yaqoob, Haider Shah 177-178
Drug Overdose Leading to Unmasking of Brugada Syndrome Abstract HTML PDF
Muhammad Mufti, Rajveer Joea, Vishal Patel, Mark Lee, Tanios Maged, Rashmi Mathew 179-182
Endometrial Hyperplasia as a Cause of Secondary Postpartum Hemorrhage in a Post Caesarean Section Patient Abstract HTML PDF
Charissa Goh, Manisha Mathur, Soo Kim Lim-Tan, Yong Kuei Lim 183-186
Pneumothorax/Pneumomediastinum/Pneumoperitoneum: A Very Rare Complication of ERCP Abstract HTML PDF
Muddasir Ashraf 187-189
Anesthetic Management During Posterior Spinal Fusion in a Patient With Moyamoya Abstract HTML PDF
Mary Jane Romnek, David P. Martin, Laura Gill, Jan Klamar, Joseph D. Tobias 190-193
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