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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  • A Reminder of Treatments Past

    The Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome was initially described in 1930 as a clinical syndrome of paroxysmal tachycardias in healthy young people that demonstrated “bundle-branch block and short P-R interval”. These tachycardias were eventually determined to be macro-reentrant arrhythmias utilizing accessory pathways.

  • 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 Rare Case of Surviving Aortic Dissection With Dominant Left Coronary in a Patient With Newly Diagnosed Marfan Syndrome

Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant disease with high penetrance and marked phenotypic variation caused by a mutation in the fibrillin-1 gene (FBN1) on chromosome 15. There is known multisystem involvement of Marfan syndrome; however, cardiovascular manifestations are the main cause of morbidity and mortality in affected patients. 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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Acute Intestinal Distress Syndrome Following Laparoscopy
Intestinal ischemia is a rare but potentially fatal complication of laparoscopic surgery. Acute intestinal distress syndrome is the term used to describe intestinal ischemia that results from laparoscopic procedures in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular risk factors. We present a case of fatal intestinal ischemia due to acute intestinal distress syndrome. To avoid this potentially fatal complication of laparoscopic surgery, thorough pre-operative assessment should be performed to identify patients with cardiovascular and respiratory disease who are at increased risk of this condition. Full Text

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Case Reports

A Systemic and Severe Infection via Cytomegalovirus and Other Herpesviruses in a Young Apparently Immunocompetent Patient: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Maria Luisa Cavallo, Anna Castrovilli, Alessia D’Introno, Antonio Perrone, Alberto Polito, Gennaro Mariano Lenato, Carlo Sabbà 265-268
Hematological Characteristics in Neonates With Twin-Twin Blood Transfusion Abstract HTML PDF
Sayuri Kondo, Yosuke Sugita, Shunji Suzuki 269-270
Acute Intestinal Distress Syndrome Following Laparoscopy Abstract HTML PDF
Darren J. Porter, Jane Kilkenny, Sam Greensmith, Pradeep Patil 271-273
Central Nervous System Cryptococcosis in Non-Immunosuppressed Patient Abstract HTML PDF
Fermin Lopez-Rivera, Hector R. Cintron-Colon, Xavier Colon Rivera, Hernan Gonzalez Monroig, Jessica Castellanos Diaz, Francisco Diaz Lozada 274-276
Multifocal Ancient Thoracic Schwannomas: A Case Report and Review of Literature Abstract HTML PDF
Supanat Kongjarern, Pattraporn Tajarernmuang, Yutthaphan Wannasopha, Komson Wannasai, Somcharoen Saeteng 277-279
Piperacillin-Tazobactam-Induced Neutropenia: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Diana Darwiche, Katia Iskandar, Rania Azar, Rabih Hallit, Souheil Hallit 280-282
A Rare Case of Surviving Aortic Dissection With Dominant Left Coronary in a Patient With Newly Diagnosed Marfan Syndrome Abstract HTML PDF
Nada Mohamed, Jiayi Ma, Nicole Li, Allison Hall 283-286
A Multidisciplinary Approach to a Complicated Acute Paradoxical Embolism via a Patent Foramen Ovale Abstract HTML PDF
Ian Diebels, Tim Wessels, Johan Goovaerts, Michael Schreurs, Catherine Gorris, Philippe De Vleeschauwer, Marc Dubois 287-292
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