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.

  • Gastric Bezoar After Vagotomy and Billroth I Resection Presenting With Gastric Outlet Obstruction

    Bezoars are collections of undigested materials that can accumulate in any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract with the stomach being the most frequent location. They could occur as a complication of gastric surgery, which creates a low acid environment, decreased peristalsis, and abnormal pyloric function.

  • 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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Transient Cerebral Ischemic Attack and Delirium Heralding the Vasculitic Phase of Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss Syndrome)

Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), formerly known as Churg-Strauss syndrome, is a rare systemic vasculitis characterized by a prodromic history of allergic asthma and sinusitis for many years. 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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Cytogenetic Findings of an Undifferentiated Testicular Sarcoma
Primary testicular sarcomas are extremely rare. In contrast, germ cell tumors (GCTs) with sarcomatous components (SCs) that can have similar pathologic features are more frequently reported. We report a primary undifferentiated testicular sarcoma with cytogenetic analysis for amplification of 12p. A 36-year-old male initially presented with 9.4 cm right testicular tumor and no metastatic disease. Full Text

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Case Reports

Idiopathic Congenital Non-Chylous Pleural Effusion in Neonate: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Arezou Hemmati, Reza Arjmand, Omid Safari 43-45
Cemented Constrained Total Hip Arthroplasty in a Patient With Osteogenesis Imperfecta and Recurrent Grand Mal Seizure Activity Abstract HTML PDF
Sharon Kermeci, Patrick Weinrauch 46-48
Thiazide-Induced Hyperglycemia in a 6 Years Old Girl: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Abstract HTML PDF
Hina Walia, Joseph D. Tobias 49-51
Management of a Heart Myxoma Through a Right Thoracotomy in a Patient With a Previous Sternotomy Abstract HTML PDF
Georgios P. Sotiropoulos, Maria P. Chounti, Panagiotis G. Hountis, Konstantinos A. Plestis 52-53
Platypnea-Orthodeoxia Syndrome With Atrial Septal Defect and Ectatic Aortic Root: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Abstract HTML PDF
Margarida Carvalho, Jorge Almeida, Goncalo Rocha, Edite Braz, Joana Urbano, Raquel Mesquita, Sofia Moreira-Silva 54-57
A Rare Case of Pelvic Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor in a 37-Year-Old Patient Abstract HTML PDF
Florence Lai Tiong 58-59
An Unusual Presentation of Esophageal Cancer: A Case Report and Review of Literature Abstract HTML PDF
Abraham T. Yacoub, Regina Frants, Leslie Bank, Jagmohan S. Sidhu, Peter Nicholson 60-65
Management of a Ruptured Mycotic Superficial Femoral Artery Aneurysm Abstract HTML PDF
Nisheeth Kansal, Kemal Kemal, Sydney Parker, Reem Salman, Vish Bhattacharya 66-69
Rare Case Report of Multicentric Glioblastoma Multiforme Initially Mimicking With Herpes Simplex Encephalitis on MRI and Its Progression on Serial Imaging Abstract HTML PDF
Singh Rambir, Gupta Bharat, Kardam Narendra, Gehlot Kushalbabu 70-76
Fracture of Femur in a Young Obese Individual With Type 2 Diabetes, Hypogonadism and Low Vitamin D: As in the Titanic We Are Only Seeing the Tip of the Iceberg? Abstract HTML PDF
Mohamed H. Ahmed, Bisoye F. Fagbohungbe, Jane Webber 77-79
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