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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Lesser Severity of Recurrent Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy While Taking Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker and Beta Blocker
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is characterized by transient systolic and diastolic dysfunction, ventricular wall motion abnormalities and troponin elevation. The most common presenting symptoms are acute chest pain and dyspnea. The etiology is unknown but believed to be related to a surge in catecholamines as it is commonly associated with a preceding physical or emotional stress. Full Text

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Case Reports

Recurrent Myocarditis Imitating ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Abstract HTML PDF
Anthony E. Peters, Adrian Loffler, Christopher M. Kramer, Michael Salerno, Younghoon Kwon 239-242
“The Sticky LAD”: Large Intracoronary Thrombus in an Aneurysmal Left Anterior Descending Artery Presenting as ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Abstract HTML PDF
Jaime Alfonso M. Aherrera, Marc Denver A. Tiongson, Eric Oliver D. Sison 243-245
“Cardiovascular Shower” Infective Endocarditis Causing Multiple Septic Emboli: A Case Report and a Review of Related Literature Abstract HTML PDF
Franz Michael M. Magnaye, Marc Denver A. Tiongson, Rich Ericson C. King, Roland Reuben B. Angeles, Mithi Kalayaan S. Zamora, Nashiba Daud, Joseph Justin Regalado, Richard Henry P. Tiongco 246-251
Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Cervix Secreting Ectopic Serum Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Abstract HTML PDF
Michelle E-Jyn Kwek, Yu Hui Lim, Sheow Lei Lim, Wai Loong Wong 252-254
Trisomy 8-Associated Intestinal Behcet’s Disease That Achieved Complete Remission With Mesalazine Abstract HTML PDF
Satoshi Tanida, Keiji Ozeki, Tsutomu Mizoshita, Mamoru Tanika, Hirotada Nishie, Yasuyuki Okamoto, Takaya Shimura, Eiji Kubota, Hiromi Kataoka 255-259
Managing Embolized Vertebral Artery Stent – A Drag-Back Approach Abstract HTML PDF
Noor Dastgir, Arslan Masood, Ahmed Muqeet, Zubair Akram 260-263
Succinylcholine-Induced Postoperative Myalgia: Etiology and Prevention Abstract HTML PDF
Shabana Zainab Shafy, Mohammed Hakim, Senthil G. Krishna, Joseph D. Tobias 264-266
Ectopic Breast Tissue in the Vagina Detected at the Median Episiotomy Site Abstract HTML PDF
Kyoung-chul Chun, Myounghwan Kim 267-269
Uncommon Case of Ureteral Clip Migration Following Laproscopic Hysterctomy Abstract HTML PDF
Marwane Andaloussi Benatiya, Azeddine El Kiassi, Ghizlane Rais 270-272
Primary Small Cell Carcinoma of the Pancreas Presenting as Lower Extremity Swelling Abstract HTML PDF
Phuong Ngo, Jenna Zauk, John Beal, Ethan Wasserman 273-274
Management of Phyllodes Breast Tumors: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Abstract HTML PDF
Pinelopi Theopisti Memtsa, Aikaterini Papadopoulou, Ariadni Kyriakogiannaki, Ioannis Tzitzikas 275-277
Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement Thrombus in Patient on Xarelto and Aspirin Resolved Three Months After Warfarin Abstract HTML PDF
Obiora Maludum, Firas Ajam, Anas Alrefaee, Hetavi Mahida, Nene Ugoeke, Dawn Calderon, Renato Apolito 278-280
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