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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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. 3, Mar 2019

Table of Contents

Case Reports

Epidermoid Intramedullary Cyst: A Rare Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Antigona Kabashi, Ilir Ahmetgjekaj, Kreshnike Dedushi, Serbeze Kabashi, Jeton Shatri 67-71
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3224
Should Neonatologists Rule Out Tracheobronchomalacia in Every Premature Baby With Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia? Abstract HTML PDF
Marie-Claude Fadous Khalife, Hala Feghali, Zakhia Saliba, Mode Al-Ojaimi, Issa Issa, Juliana Menassa, Peter Noun, Robert Sacy, Pierre Hajj, Reva Matta, Ahmad Fneich, Perla Matta, Souheil Hallit 72-74
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3259
Experience of End-of-Life Home Care in an Acute General Community Hospital in Japan Abstract HTML PDF
Hideaki Kawabata, Kazumi Kitamura, Yoshiki Yamamoto, Yohei Okamoto, Ayaka Shimaji, Kaoru Aoki, Yoko Kato, Yoko Tokuyama, Yoshihiro Shimizu 75-77
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3263
An Unusual Case of Unilateral Absent Infundibulopelvic Ligament in a Patient With Primary Infertility: Highlighting the Importance of Diagnostic Laparoscopy Abstract HTML PDF
Xin Yi Ho, Chit Chong Khong 78-80
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3260
Pernicious Anemia Presenting With Pancytopenia and Hemolysis: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Eric Gladstone 81-83
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3269
Anesthetic Implications of Malarial Infection in a Child Abstract HTML PDF
Shabana Z. Shafy, Mohammed Hakim, Renee Heng, Joseph D. Tobias 84-88
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3267
Clinical Features of Demyelinating Lesion in Medulla Oblongata and Cervical Cord Junction With the First Symptom of Neck Pain Misdiagnosed as Acute Stroke Abstract HTML PDF
Yi Bao, Xingyue Li, Yajie Hu, Lixia Qin, Miao Zhang, Ying Wang, Guangjian Liu 89-92
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3270
Graft-Associated Elizabethkingia meningoseptica Bacteremia Managed With Long-Term Oral Ciprofloxacin and Rifampicin Abstract HTML PDF
Margaret Omatsone, Harold Katner, Colleen Bradley, Anthonia Omatsone 93-95
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3274
 
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