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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Norepinephrine Type Pheochromocytoma With Concomitant Aortic Aneurysms: A Distinctive Association

Pheochromocytoma is a rare catecholamine secreting tumor. It has two types based on plasma catecholamines levels: 1) norepinephrine type and 2) mixed epinephrine-norepinephrine type. Few reports in the literature have documented the coexistence of pheochromocytoma with abdominal aortic aneurysm and proposed an association between them. In this report, we support these reports and present a case of norepinephrine type pheochromocytoma with concomitant aortic aneurysms. 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

Lethal but Reversible Encephalopathy Secondary to Lithium Toxicity: A Case Report and Review of Literature Abstract HTML PDF
Parthy Shah, Dhaval Khalpada, Dinesh Sangroula, Samir Sarkar 375-377
Not Just Another Aspiration Pneumonia: Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy Abstract HTML PDF
Simant Singh Thapa, Abhijai Singh, Jeffrey Scott, Anthony Izzo 378-380
A Rare Case of Left Main Coronary Artery Atresia Abstract HTML PDF
Anthony H. Kashou, Nabil Braiteh, Hisham E. Kashou 381-382
Severe Takayasu Arteritis Complicated by Mesenteric Ischemia Abstract HTML PDF
Catarina Nunes, Carlos Capela, Luisa Pinto, Antonio Assuncao, Ana Margarida Ferreira 383-387
Anesthetic Management of An Adolescent With Lowe Syndrome During Posterior Spinal Fusion Abstract HTML PDF
Badar Malik, Hina Walia, David P. Martin, Joseph D. Tobias 388-392
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Caused by a Ball Impact to the Chest Wall: Commotio Cordis Abstract HTML PDF
Anmar Mandourah 393-395
Norepinephrine Type Pheochromocytoma With Concomitant Aortic Aneurysms: A Distinctive Association Abstract HTML PDF
Ayman R. Fath, Anthony H. Kashou, Bashaer Gheyath, Hisham E. Kashou 396-399
Umbilical Discharge in Pregnant Women With Patent Urachus: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Vanessa Heinrich Barbosa de Oliveira Lima, Aline Cristina Lima Quinco, Evelise Staevie da Silva, Fernanda Goulart Nogueira da Silva, Mamerto Torres Flores, Danielle Fonseca da Silva, Maria Riselda Vinhote da Silva, Ione Rodrigues Brun 400-403
Hypothyroidism: A Silent Killer in Young Patients Abstract HTML PDF
Mariela Melissa Rivera Agosto, Fermin Lopez Rivera, Hernan Gonzalez Monroig, Paula Jeffs Gonzalez, Fernando Abreu Gonzalez 404-406
Tube Migration Leading to Gastric Outlet Obstruction: An Unusual Complication of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Abstract HTML PDF
Cameron Caners, Abhishek Bhurwal, David Rahni 407-408
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