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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Journal archiving and digital preservation: Portico


Highlights

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome: A High Index of Suspicion

Duodenal obstruction by compression from the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) can be managed using minimally invasive techniques. We will discuss a presentation of a 46-year-old female with abdominal pain and vomiting on background of recent weight loss. Diagnosis was made with CT of abdomen and barium follow-through. 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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Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Induced Small Bowel Web Managed by Strictureplasty
Small bowel obstructions (SBOs) are usually caused by adhesions, neoplasms, hernias or inflammatory strictures. Intramural strictures are an uncommon cause of SBO. Here we report a case of a 45-year-old female with recurrent small intestinal obstruction caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) induced small bowel strictures. NSAID stricture in the small bowel was discovered by capsule endoscopy. Strictureplasty was done after presentation with small bowel obstruction. Full Text


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Vol. 9, No. 2, Feb 2018

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Case Reports

Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome: A High Index of Suspicion Abstract HTML PDF
Ahmed Arifur Rahman 37-40
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2982w
Idiopathic Multiple Impacted Teeth: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Dhafer Al Rakah, Hessa Al Muhanna, Saad El Ghazali 41-44
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2986e
Intramuscular Cysts at the Proximal Calf: Two Case Reports and a Systematic Review of Literature Abstract HTML PDF
Ning Fan, Yongchen Zheng, Chenggang Yang, Jiusheng He, Yanmei Liu, Qing Zhao, Jinwei Wang 45-51
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2984w
Occurrence of Multinucleated Embryos After Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection Treatment May Be Prevented by the Administration of Prednisolone Abstract HTML PDF
Yuri Iwaki, Miyako Funabiki, Yoshihiro Tada, Masako Karita, Terumi Hayashi, Takeharu Ota, Kazunori Maeda, Takashi Matsubara, Yoshitaka Nakamura, Sagiri Taguchi 52-53
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2986w
A Case of Supraventricular Tachycardia Associated With Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome Abstract HTML PDF
Yong Chuan Chee, Jian-Gang Ang 54-57
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2693w
Spontaneous Expulsion of Giant Bladder Stone: Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Julia Tan, Priyanka Singh, Eugene Huang, Hao Chuan Han 58-60
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2850w
Anal Canal Duplication in a 40-Year-Old Adult Abstract HTML PDF
Jessica Neves, Raquel Dias, Hugo Ribeiro, Marta Ferreira, Narcisa Guimaraes, Ines Monica, Nuno Azenha, Lucilia Conceicao 61-63
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2902w
Combined Spinal and Caudal Epidural Anesthesia for Prolonged Surgical Procedures in Pediatric-Aged Patients: A Report of Two Cases Abstract HTML PDF
Emily D. Geyer, David P. Martin, Tarun Bhalla, Venkata R. Jayanthi, Joseph D. Tobias, Emmett E. Whitaker 64-67
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2994w
Cerebral Nocardiosis in a Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis Under Treatment With Tocilizumab Abstract HTML PDF
Juliana Lopes, Sara Martins, Mariana Brandao, Graziela Carvalheiras, Teresa Mendonca, Fatima Farinha 68-72
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2995w
Woodhouse-Sakati Syndrome With Psychosis and Basal Ganglia Calcification: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Trad Abdulaziz Alasiri, Adel Ahmed Alshehri, Ahmed Saad Alzahrani 73-75
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2996w
 
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