Journal of Medical Cases

Xiuli Liu, MD, PhD, Professor
Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida, USA

ISSN-print: 1923-4155 | ISSN-online: 1923-4163 | Monthly | Open Access | Aims and Scope

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  • Surgical Removal of a Pacemaker Lead Entrapped by a Chiari Network

    We report a case of atrioventricular block in which a pacemaker lead was entrapped by a Chiari network. A 78-year-old woman underwent dual-chamber pacemaker implantation for symptomatic 2:1 atrioventricular block.

  • Metastatic Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma Presenting as Thoracic Cord Compression

    Follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) is an uncommon cancer and the incidence of FTC is higher in endemic areas of iodine deficiency or endemic goiter. Up until the 1990s Fiji was listed as an iodine deficient country.

  • A Prolonged Response and Characteristics of Trabectedin Treatment of Metastatic Soft Tissue Sarcoma

    Unique features and treatment effects of trabectedin are presented in consideration of soft tissue sarcoma management. A prolonged time on trabectedin through 59 cycles is shown. This is one of the longer reported uses of trabectedin successfully to control disease.

  • Cerebral Air Embolism After Gastrointestinal Procedure: A Case Report and Literature Review

    Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is one of the forefronts of minimally invasive modalities with excellent safety records and tremendous capability but despite its accolades and functions, there are still very rare complications including air embolism.

  • Corynebacterium striatum Cardiac Device-Related Infective Endocarditis: The First Case Report in a Patient With a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator Device and Review of the Literature

    Corynebacterium striatum (C. striatum) is a skin commensal agent, rarely described as a cause of infective endocarditis. We describe a case of a 48-year-old man, with multiple comorbidities with cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) device implanted 1 year before.




An Unusual Case of Intraabdominal Abscess After a Colonoscopy With Polypectomy

We present a case of a 66-year-old female smoker who had undergone a screening colonoscopy for colorectal cancer with two polyps removed 3 weeks prior, who was brought to the hospital because of altered mental status and hypotension. Full Text

Transformation From Adenocarcinoma to Pleomorphic Carcinoma as an Acquired Resistance to Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors

Pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma is a very rare histological type of primary lung cancer, and usually provides aggressive clinical courses. Full Text


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Diagnosing Disseminated Nocardiosis in a Patient With COVID-19 Pneumonia
We present the case of a 63-year-old man who presented to the hospital with dyspnea? the patient tested positive for COVID-19. He received the standard treatment for COVID pneumonia at the time in our institution, and was eventually discharged. Several days later, the patient was readmitted. The bronchoscopy showed narrowing of the airway in the left upper lobe, and Nocardia asteroides was isolated from bronchial aspirate. Full Text

Current Issue


Vol. 12, No. 8, Aug 2021

Table of Contents

Case Reports

An Unusual Case of Intraabdominal Abscess After a Colonoscopy With Polypectomy Abstract HTML PDF
Francis Atemnkeng, Amna Al-Ttkrit, Sharoon David, Harith Alataby, Abhiram Nagaraj, Keith Diaz, Jay Nfonoyim 301-305
Lymphomatoid Papulosis Development in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Abstract HTML PDF
Kazumi Oura, Tomonobu Sato, Akihiro Iguchi, Naohisa Toriumi, Takeo Sarashina 306-309
Transformation From Adenocarcinoma to Pleomorphic Carcinoma as an Acquired Resistance to Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors Abstract HTML PDF
Kanako Nishimatsu, Seigo Minami, Shoichi Ihara, Hironao Yasuoka 310-314
Two Acute Liver Injuries in a Patient With Malnutrition Abstract HTML PDF
Amanda Su, Monica Choe, Jacqueline E. Birkness, Berkeley Limketkai, Po-Hung Chen 315-318
Diagnosing Disseminated Nocardiosis in a Patient With COVID-19 Pneumonia Abstract HTML PDF
Francis Atemnkeng, James Ducey, Ambreen Khalil, Azza Elemam, Keith Diaz 319-324
Surgical Removal of a Pacemaker Lead Entrapped by a Chiari Network: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Takenori Sakai, Yoshimi Sato, Tatsuya Kawasaki, Hideki Takahashi 325-327
Ogilvie Syndrome and COVID-19 Infection Abstract HTML PDF
Jing Wang, Georgiana Marusca, Tooba Tariq, Bashar Mohamad 328-331
Neuromuscular and Vascular Hamartoma: Starting Point in Crohn’s Disease? Abstract HTML PDF
Samyak Dhruv, Shamsuddin Anwar, Meena Kashi, Indraneil Mukherjee 332-337

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