Journal of Medical Cases

Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, MD, USA

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

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  • Idiopathic Sclerosing Mesenteritis: An Extremely Rare Cause of Mesenteric Mass

    Idiopathic sclerosing mesenteritis (ISM) is an extremely rare condition in which mesenteric adipose tissue undergoes necrotic and fibrotic changes. It is also known as “retractile mesenteritis”, “mesenteric panniculitis” or “fat necrosis of the mesentery”. Most cases are seen in Caucasian males between the fifth and seventh decades of life.

  • Stewart-Treves Syndrome in Obesity-Associated Chronic Lymphedema: A Case Report

    Stewart-Treves syndrome (STS) is defined as the development of cutaneous angiosarcoma in the presence of long-standing lymphedema and is a rare disease with only about 400 cases reported in world literature.

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Q Fever: An Odd Connection to Keep in Mind

    Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) secondary to Coxiella burnetii infections are rare but carry important implications. The diagnosis is difficult due to unspecific symptoms.

  • 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.




Successful Treatment of Thrombocytopenia, Anasarca, Fever, Reticulin Myelofibrosis/Renal Insufficiency, and Organomegaly Syndrome Using Plasma Exchange Followed by Rituximab in the Intensive Care Unit

Thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, reticulin myelofibrosis/renal insufficiency, and organomegaly (TAFRO) syndrome is treated using corticosteroids and/or immunosuppressive agents as first-line therapy. Full Text

Male Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Breast

Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the breast, a rare malignancy that makes up less than 0.1% of all breast malignancies, is much rarer in males than in females. Due to the rarity of this disease, an optimal treatment strategy for male breast ACC has not been established, and therapy for male patients is currently based on guidelines for female patients. Full Text


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Primary Cardiac Lymphoma: A Case Report
Cardiac lymphoma is a rare neoplasm involving heart, pericardium or both, usually seen in immunocompromised patients. We report a 61-year-old male presenting with worsening shortness of breath and 20-pound weight loss. Investigations showed right-sided tumor with interatrial septal wall perforation and left atrial expansion. Full Text

Current Issue


Vol. 12, No. 12, Dec 2021

Table of Contents

Case Reports

Sweet Syndrome in an Adolescent Patient With Differentiation Syndrome Secondary to Promyelocytic Leukemia Treatment With All-Trans Retinoic Acid Abstract HTML PDF
Jorge Luis Ramírez, Rosa Margarita Cruz Osorio, Jessica Santoyo Cueva, Fernando Sanchez Zubieta, Pablo Alejandro Chavez, Luis Tonatiuh Fernandez Mendoza, Felipe de Jesus Bustos Rodriguez, Christian David Burbano Figueroa, Johana Alexandra Burbano Figueroa 469-473
Successful Treatment of Thrombocytopenia, Anasarca, Fever, Reticulin Myelofibrosis/Renal Insufficiency, and Organomegaly Syndrome Using Plasma Exchange Followed by Rituximab in the Intensive Care Unit Abstract HTML PDF
Yusuke Otsuka, Akihiro Shirakabe, Toshio Asayama, Hirotake Okazaki, Yusaku Shibata, Shota Shigihara, Tomofumi Sawatani, Norio Yokose, Kuniya Asai 474-480
Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction in Severe Falciparum Malaria: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Peng Fei Yao, Peng Jiang Zhang, He Dong, Yang Sun 481-484
Postoperative Apnea in a Neonate Following an Epidural Bolus Dose Through a High Thoracic Epidural Catheter Abstract HTML PDF
Jay Mathias, Deanna Couser, David P. Martin, Joseph D. Tobias 485-490
Double Trouble - Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection of the Left Anterior Descending and Posterior Descending Arteries in a Right Dominant Circuit: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Anton Mararenko, Greg Minassian, Anshu Kataria, Firas Ajam, Matthew S. Schoenfeld 491-494
High-Dose Gabapentin and Amitriptyline in the Treatment of Refractory Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in a Toddler Abstract HTML PDF
Emmanuel Alalade, Kwaku Owusu-Bediako, Joseph D. Tobias 495-498
Heart Block Caused by Ticagrelor Use in a Patient Who Underwent Adenosine Diastolic Fractional Reserve Assessment: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Asseel Al-Bayati, Kyle Wiseman, Ndausung Udongwo, Firas Ajam, Riple Hansalia, Renato Apolito 499-502
Male Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Breast Abstract HTML PDF Suppl1
Jie Xiao Li, Xi Meng Zhang, Yun Xiao Xiao, Zi Mei Tang, Tao Huang, Jie Ming 503-510
Left Atrial Myxoma Masquerading as Pulmonary Embolism on Electrocardiogram: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF Suppl1
Anton Mararenko, Ndausung Udongwo, Dhaval Desai, Matthew S. Schoenfeld 511-515
Idiopathic Sclerosing Mesenteritis: An Extremely Rare Cause of Mesenteric Mass Abstract HTML PDF
Samyak Dhruv, Meena Kashi, Dhwani Pandya 516-519

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