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

Dexmedetomidine-Ketamine Sedation in a Patient With Dilated Cardiomyopathy Abstract HTML PDF
Trent Sims, Christopher McKee, Joseph D. Tobias 293-296
Spinal Instead of General Anesthesia for Two Pediatric Patients at Risk for Malignant Hyperthermia Abstract HTML PDF
Ambrish B. Patel, Emmett Whitaker, Richard S. Cartabuke, Gina Fedel, Joseph D. Tobias 297-300
Acute Respiratory Failure in a Patient With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Following Nebulized and Intravenous Stem Cell Therapy Abstract HTML PDF
Kelly L. Cervellione, Janaya Raynor, Parool Desai, Craig A. Thurm 301-304
Heroin Epidemic and Acute Kidney Injury: An Under-Recognized but Important Consequence of Opioid Overdose Abstract HTML PDF
Mohammad A. Hossain, Hetavi Mahida, Attiya Haroon, Eric J. Costanzo, James Consentino, Loay Salman, Arif Asif 305-310
Carotid Body Tumor With Malignant Behavior in a Patient in His Eighth Decade Abstract HTML PDF
Waleed Ali, Kingsley Okoroafor, Ali Husain 311-314
Burkitt Lymphoma Mimicking as Pancreas Adenocancer With Liver Metastases Abstract HTML PDF
Banu Kara, Mehmet Suat Yalcin, Huseyin S. Bozkurt, Emine Kilic Bagir 315-317
Endocarditis due to Multidrug-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae-KPC Abstract HTML PDF
Fermin Lopez-Rivera, Hernan Gonzalez Monroig, Omar Mendez Melendez, James Eggert, Fernando Abreu 318-321
Acute Limb Ischemia in a Previously Undiagnosed Case of Mid-Ventricular Non-Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Abstract HTML PDF
Imo Ebong, John Rozich, Madhan Shanmugasundaram, Zachary Taylor, Rajesh Janardhanan, Divya Kapoor 322-325
Diagnosis and Management of Postoperative Conversion Disorder in an Adolescent Following Arthroscopic Meniscectomy Abstract HTML PDF
Mohammed Hakim, Kevin Klingele, Dmitry Tumin, Joseph D. Tobias, Tarun Bhalla 326-329
Perioperative Care of a Pediatric Patient With Cockayne Syndrome Abstract HTML PDF
Asad A. Khawaja, Joseph D. Tobias 330-333
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