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 
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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. 12, Dec 2019

Table of Contents

Case Reports

Eculizumab Maintenance and the Prevention of Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Relapse During Pregnancy: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Mae-Lan Winchester, Ryan Platzbecker, Megan McMahon, Marc Parrish 343-344
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3397
Suicide Attempt Following Pacemaker Implantation in an Eighty-Three-Year-Old Male: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Pedro Pallangyo, Lucy Mgopa, Jalack Millinga, Smita Bhalia, Naairah R. Hemed, Zabella Mkojera, Happiness J. Swai, Polycarp Seraphine, Rydiness Mulashani, Baraka Ndelwa, Tulizo Shemu, Mohamed Janabi 345-347
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3383
Acute Tubulointerstitial Nephritis as a Sole Manifestation of Immunoglobulin G4-Related Disease Abstract HTML PDF
Manaf Aljishi, Zaw Thet, Thin Han, Krishan Madhan 348-353
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3395
Salivary Duct Carcinoma of the Submandibular Gland: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Abstract HTML PDF
Ilson Sepulveda, Francisco Rivas-Rodriguez, Pamela Villalobos, Carola Monsalvez, Alvaro Compan, J. Patricio Ulloa 354-358
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3396
A Case Report of Rivaroxaban-Induced Urticaria and Angioedema With Possible Cross-Reaction to Dabigatran Abstract HTML PDF Suppl1 Suppl2
Tanvi Patil, Christina Ikekwere 359-363
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3399
 

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