Journal of Medical Cases

Editor-in-Chief: Tarun Bhalla, MD, MBA, FAAP, Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Akron Children's Hospital, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Ohio, USA
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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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Intravenous Leiomyomatosis of Gonadal Vein: A Case Report

Intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL) is defined as a rare benign smooth muscle tumor, which can grow within systemic veins usually iliac veins into inferior vena cava and the right side of the heart; involvement of the gonadal veins is less commonly reported. We present a case with IVL and provide a review of the clinical presentation, pathology and post-operative issues. 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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Monostotic Fibrous Dysplasia of the Temporal Bone: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a rare osseous pathology of unknown origin in which normal bone is replaced by fibro-osseous tissue. Recent research has linked FD to a somatic mutation in the protein transcription of the GNAS1 gene, which leads to an increase in intracellular cyclic adenosine monophosphate. FD represents 2.5% of all bony tumors and over 7% of all non-malignant bone tumors. Full Text

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Case Reports

A Double-Guidewire Technique to Facilitate Deep Cannulation and Stenting in a Patient With Altered Gastrointestinal Anatomy Abstract HTML PDF
Hideaki Kawabata, Yuki Ueda, Yuji Okazaki, Misuzu Hitomi, Katsutoshi Yamaguchi, Yukino Kawakatsu, Masatoshi Miyata, Shigehiro Motoi 1-3
Sarcoidosis Uveitis Mimicking the Presentation of Intraocular Lymphoma Abstract HTML PDF
Jeremy G. Light, John R. Chancellor, Sami H. Uwaydat, Nikhil Meena, Chien Chen, Ahmed B. Sallam 4-7
Metachronous and Synchronous Multiple Primary Carcinomas in an Elderly Abstract HTML PDF
Ranim R. Mira, Andrea Bial, Kellie H. Campbell, Salman Ali, Shahad Abdulameer, Martin J. Gorbien 8-13
Iliac Artery Occlusion in a Patient With Allograft Renal Transplant Causing Refractory Heart Failure and Simulating Renal Artery Stenosis With Solitary Kidney Abstract HTML PDF
Hetavi Mahida, Attiya Haroon, Firas Ajam, Ana Gubeladze, Dawn Calderon, Renato Apolito, Mohammad A. Hossain 14-17
Takayasu Arteritis in Chronic Migraine Abstract HTML PDF
Miguel Angel Medina Pabon 18-20
Neuroinvasive West Nile Virus Presenting as Acute Flaccid Paralysis: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Jessica Watari 21-23
Spontaneous Tumor Lysis Syndrome: A Rare Presentation in Breast Cancer Abstract HTML PDF
Muhammad Idrees, Saeeda Fatima, Eric Bravin 24-26
Incidental Diagnosis of Primary Tuberculosis of the Palatine Tonsil in a Patient With Nasal Obstruction and Snoring Abstract HTML PDF
Jinsoon Chang, Mun Cheol Kim 27-29


Retraction: An Unusual Presentation of Acute Subdural Hematoma Secondary to Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Following Conservative Management of Placenta Increta Abstract HTML PDF
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