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

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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Carotid Body Tumor With Malignant Behavior in a Patient in His Eighth Decade
Carotid body tumors (CBTs) are rare neoplasms with rare malignant potential. These tumors are usually parasympathetic ganglia-derived lesions which located in the neck at the bifurcation of the external and internal carotid arteries. In contrary to sympathetic-derived tumors, they are often non-secretory. However, about 5% of these tumors may still secrete some of the catecholamine-related compounds. Most of these lesions are diagnosed in the third to fifth decades of life, with more cases revealed during autopsy examinations. Full Text

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Case Reports

A 37-Year-Old Female With Abdominal Pain and Diarrhea: A Case of Idiopathic Hypereosinophilic Syndrome Abstract HTML PDF
Ivan E. Ramirez De Oleo, Abigail Lofchie, Mateo Mejia Saldarriaga, Muhammad Pervez 335-339
The Challenge of Blunt Abdominal Trauma in Children: Report of a Case and Review of Management Abstract HTML PDF
Ana Maria Minaya-Bravo, Hector Aguado-Lopez 340-346
A Rare Skin Manifestation in a Patient With Human Immunodeficiency Virus: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Abstract HTML PDF
Nabil Braiteh, Abraham Tareq Yacoub, Sama Alchalabi, Rosa Solis, Neha Kumar, Christine Fenlon 347-350
Successful Treatment of Cerebral Pheohyphomycosis Caused by Cladophialophora bantiana Infection in a Solid Organ Transplant Patient: A Case Report and a Review of Literature Abstract HTML PDF
Abraham Tareq Yacoub, Danielle Robinson, Kenneth Amaechi Onuorah, Christine Fenlon, John Greene 351-355
Diabetic Ketoacidosis With Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis as First Presentation in Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adult Abstract HTML PDF
Stella Pak, David Cha, Omeed Jazayeri-Moghaddas, Dexter Nye, Jillian Costello, John-Phillip Markovic, Jim Kim 356-358
Yersinia enterocolitica Bloodstream Infection Abstract HTML PDF
Douglas W. Challener, Eugene M. Tan, John C. O’Horo 359-360
Abdominal Abscess due to Perforation of the Terminal Ieum Caused by a Fish Bone Treated by the Conservative Treatment Using Antibiotics Abstract HTML PDF
Takayuki Sugimoto, Mariko Hakoshima, Hidetaka Hamasaki, Hidekatsu Yanai 361-364
Paradoxical Embolism Causing Myocardial Infarction Abstract HTML PDF
Robert T. Nguyen, Carlos Morales-Mangual, Steven Gu, Vaibhavi Uppin, Joshua Jackson, Oluwaseun Oluwo, Snow Trinh T. Nguyen, Ricardo Castillo, Abdullah Khan, Mohammad Zaman 365-367
Vanishing Aortic Thrombus Abstract HTML PDF
Azad Abdul Salam, Manoj Ravi, T. Govindan Unni 368-370
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: A Woman With Chronic Dyspnea Abstract HTML PDF
Naketa Chand, Krishna Gollamudi, Zuha’a Khan, Roohab Shaikh 371-373
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