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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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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Intravenous Leiomyomatosis of Gonadal Vein: A Case Report

Intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL) is defined as a rare benign smooth muscle tumor, which can grow within systemic veins usually iliac veins into inferior vena cava and the right side of the heart; involvement of the gonadal veins is less commonly reported. We present a case with IVL and provide a review of the clinical presentation, pathology and post-operative issues. 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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Monostotic Fibrous Dysplasia of the Temporal Bone: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a rare osseous pathology of unknown origin in which normal bone is replaced by fibro-osseous tissue. Recent research has linked FD to a somatic mutation in the protein transcription of the GNAS1 gene, which leads to an increase in intracellular cyclic adenosine monophosphate. FD represents 2.5% of all bony tumors and over 7% of all non-malignant bone tumors. Full Text


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Case Reports

Benign Idiopathic Cystic Chondromalacia Of Auricle Abstract HTML PDF
Jeong Hwan Choi 383-385
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3193
An Unusual Trigger for Stress Cardiomyopathy Abstract HTML PDF
Sowjanya Yenigalla, Navneet Kaur 386-389
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3132w
Laparoscopic Management of a Rare Case of Mature Cystic Teratoma With Immature Neural Tissue and Literature Review Abstract HTML PDF
Sharon Anqi Foo, Yen Ching Yeo, Shahul Hameed Mohamed Siraj 390-393
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3196
Two-Year Treatment Tracking of Dermatomyositis Patient Complicated With Massive Pericardial Effusion and Stubborn Dysphagia: A Case Report and Literature Review Abstract HTML PDF
Yi Bao, Dianyuzi Xie, Miao Zhang, Xingyue Li, Xinyu Du, Sijing Li, Yayong Ding, Fen Qiu 394-399
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3202
Sugammadex for Rapid Intraoperative Reversal of Neuromuscular Blockade in a Neonate Abstract HTML PDF
Mayuko Wakimoto, Candice Burrier, Joseph D. Tobias 400-402
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3213
Extramandibular Presentation in the Course of the Inferior Alveolar Nerve: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Abstract HTML PDF
Ilson Sepulveda, J. Patricio Ulloa, Francisco Rivas-Rodriguez, Rodrigo Barros 403-405
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3215
Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Invading the Stomach and Spleen: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Eric Gladstone, Juskaran Chadha 406-408
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3216
 
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