Journal of Medical Cases


Editor-in-Chief: 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
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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Early Detection of Atrial Fibrillation-Atrial Flutter Using Remote Patient Monitoring

Remote patient monitoring (RPM), patient-reported outcomes (PROs), and biochemical biomarker monitoring (Mitra® devices) may be useful for early detection of major adverse cardiac events (MACE). This case report presents a patient enrolled in a precision medicine study in which RPM detected the presence of atrial fibrillation-atrial flutter (AFib-Flutter), facilitating prompt treatment. 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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Recurrent Hepatic Inflammatory Pseudotumor in Asynchronism After Surgery of Inflammatory Pseudotumor Associated With Granulomatous Cholangitis
A 64-year-old man was referred to our hospital for investigation of thickening of the gallbladder wall and hepatic mass. Repeated endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration examinations of these lesions excluded malignant diseases. Full Text


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Vol. 10, No. 6, Jun 2019

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Case Reports

Anesthetic Care for a Pediatric Patient With Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis Abstract HTML PDF
Asad A. Khawaja, Mohammed Hakim, Joshua Uffman, Joseph D. Tobias 151-154
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3310
Cesium-Induced Acquired QT Prolongation Causing Ventricular Tachycardia and Torsades De Pointes: Fatal Complication of Over-the-Counter Supplements Abstract HTML PDF
Mahida Hetavi, Dawn Calderon, Ashish Patel, Mohammad A. Hossain 155-157
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3309
Multiple Cerebrovascular Occlusion With Hypothyroidism: A Powerful Compensation Abstract HTML PDF
Yi Bao, Quanying Liu, Shihao Xu, Yuchen Wang, Xiaodong Liu, Guangjian Liu 158-163
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3303
A Rare Case of Complete Uterine Torsion in a Postmenopausal Woman Abstract HTML PDF
Ping Ling Ho, Mohamed Siraj Bin Shahul Hameed, Bernard Chern 164-167
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3314
Cauda Equina Syndrome: A Rare Presentation in Burkitt Lymphoma Abstract HTML PDF
Muhammad Idrees, Haisam Abid, Timothy Korytko 168-170
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3308
Improvement in Vagal Function in a Post Breast Cancer Patient Receiving Chiropractic Care: A Case Study Abstract HTML PDF
Otto J. Janke, David Russell 171-178
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3306
Hemorrhagic Cystitis With Low-Dose Cyclophosphamide Therapy for Breast Cancer: A Rare Occurrence Abstract HTML PDF
Prashanth Ashok Kumar, Shweta Paulraj, Abirami Sivapiragasam 179-182
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3321
Polyneuritis and Rare Sequelae of Leptospirosis Contracted While on an Urban Clean-Up Mission in Detroit : A Case Report of Weil’s Disease and Literature Review Abstract HTML PDF
Nichole Suzzanne Zuccarini, Samaa Lutfi, Thomas Piskorowski 183-187
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3320
Intraoperative Fibrinolysis Associated With Successful Ultralong Resuscitation for Pulmonary Embolism: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Pierre Goffin, Julien Guntz 188-192
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3315
 
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