Journal of Medical Cases

Qiuwang Zhang MD, PhD, St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada

Frequency: Monthly
Journal Access: Open Access
ISSN-print: 1923-4155
ISSN-online: 1923-4163
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  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Pregnancy: A Case Report

    Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) is the third most common endocrine disorder. We report the case of a 28-year-old woman who experienced general weakness, hyperemesis gravidarum and hypercalcemia at 11 weeks of gestation.

  • 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.




Video Report


Carcinoid Right Heart Disease

Carcinoid heart disease is an unusual cause of right heart failure. We present the case of a 53-year-old man with a history of metastatic carcinoid tumors originating from the appendix, status post-chemotherapy, and liver embolizations. The patient presented with a right-sided valvular disease with severe pulmonic valve regurgitation, right ventricle dilation and pulmonary hypertension. He had carcinoid syndrome well controlled with long-acting lanreotide. Full Text

Just Another Acute Chest Pain? Case of Contained Rupture of a Saphenous Venous Graft Pseudo-Aneurysm Mimicking Acute Coronary Syndrome

Ross Biggset al. Full Text

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A Rare Case of Mainly Unilateral Focal Dermal Hypoplasia (Goltz Syndrome) in an Adult Male: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Focal dermal hypoplasia (Goltz syndrome), is an exceedingly rare X-linked dominant genetic disorder. It is a multisystem disease, but it is hallmarked by characteristic skin changes. Focal dermal hypoplasia typically occurs in females (90%), and males are thought to only survive through having either a sporadic new mutation or somatic mosaicism. Full Text

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Vol. 11, No. 7, Jul 2020

Table of Contents

Case Reports

A Case of COVID-19 Complicated by Venous Thromboembolism Despite Being on Prophylactic Anticoagulation Abstract HTML PDF
Amit Rout, Abigail Chan 189-191
Superficial Siderosis With Verrucous Vegetation Around a Dural Defect Confirmed by Intraoperative Ultrasonography Abstract HTML PDF
Masaaki Machino, Shiro Imagama, Kei Ando, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Hiroaki Nakashima, Shunsuke Kanbara, Sadayuki Ito, Naoki Ishiguro 192-195
Eosinophilia With Hepatic Mass and Abnormal Liver Function Tests: An Unusual Presentation of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Abstract HTML PDF
Neeraja Yerrapotu, Susmitha Edappallath, Mohammad Jarrar, Caroline Hamm, Pat Allevato, Ali Gabali, Indryas Woldie 196-200
Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis Around the Elbow Joint That Required Upper Arm Amputation Abstract HTML PDF
Yuichi Ono, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Hiroyuki Tsuchie, Hiroyuki Nagasawa, Hiroshi Nanjo, Yoichi Shimada 201-203
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Related to COVID-19 Abstract HTML PDF
Mariana M. Langhi, Andre N.R. Abdo, Juliana F.B. Putz, Lizandra M. Carvalho, Silvia R. Loss, Jose P. Zampieri Filho, Jose O. Bordin, Phillip Bachour, Otavio C.C.G. Baiocchi 204-206
Cardiogenic Shock due to COVID-19-Related Myocarditis in a 19-Year-Old Autistic Patient Abstract HTML PDF
Greta Pascariello, Giuliana Cimino, Emiliano Calvi, Nicola Bernardi, Michele Grigolato, Polyxeni Garyfallidis, Davide Fabbricatore, Elisa Pezzola, Carlo M. Lombardi, Marco Metra, Enrico Vizzardi 207-210
Macrophage Activation in COVID-19 Patients in Intensive Care Unit Abstract HTML PDF
Guylaine Labro, Louise Marie Jandeaux, Andreea Rusu, Edouard Virot, Valentin Pointurier, Luis Pinto, Cyrille Mathien, Agathe Debliquis, Ines Harzallah, Joy Mootien, Bernard Drenou, Khaldoun Kuteifan 211-214
Therapeutic Challenges in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: A Case-Based Discussion Abstract HTML PDF
Ariel Perez, Grant Jester, Yehuda Galili, Ahmad El-Far, Said Baidas 215-220
A 52-Year-Old Man With Vertigo: A Common Symptom or an Urgent Syndrome? Abstract HTML PDF
Christina Flourou, Andreas Tofarides, Konstantinos Parperis 221-223
Diagnosing Lyme Carditis Presenting With Complete Heart Block Abstract HTML PDF
Padmaraj Samarendra, Saloni Kapoor 224-227

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