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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Video Report

 

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. 11, Nov 2019

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Case Reports

Triple Therapy When Thrombotic Risk Exceeds Bleeding Risk: Polycythemia Vera in a Patient With Atrial Fibrillation and Subacute Stent Thrombosis Abstract HTML PDF
Elif Aksoy, Isaac Akkad, Giorgio Medranda, Anoop Titus, Ramesh Daggubati 315-318
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3388
Hypothermia Following Spinal Anesthesia in an Infant: Potential Impact of Intravenous Dexmedetomidine and Intrathecal Clonidine Abstract HTML PDF
Jordan Arends, Joseph D. Tobias 319-322
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3391
A Rare Case of Ovarian Follicular Lymphoma: Incidental Finding in a Woman With Postmenopausal Bleeding Abstract HTML PDF
Caroline Chiew Ping Tan, Yen Ching Yeo, Ieera Madan Aggarwal, Manisha Mathur 323-327
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3386
The Simultaneity of Coronary Artery Ectasia and Intracranial Arterial Dolichoectasia: A Case Report and Literature Review Abstract HTML PDF
Harith Adnan Alataby, George Freg, Rana Alzakhari, Gourg Atteya, Muhamed Dougar, Bhavesh Gala, Jay Nfonoyim 328-332
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3390
Multilevel Lumbar Stenosis Caused by Large Tophi Involving Both Spinal Canal and Posterior Spinal Elements: A Rare Case Report and Literature Review Abstract HTML PDF
Yang Liu, Xueshi Li, Genlong Jiao, Pan Zhou, Zhizhong Li 333-337
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3392
Regional Anesthesia Facilitates the Early Recognition of Local Anesthetic Toxicity Abstract HTML PDF
Emmanuel Alalade, Lance M. Relland, Kristin Chenault, Nicole Elsey, Molly Fuchs, Seth Alpert, Joseph Tobias 338-342
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3393
 

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