Journal of Medical Cases

Editor-in-Chief: Tarun Bhalla, MD, MBA, Clinical Associate Professor, Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University Medical Center, 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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Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis: A Rare Presentation of Autoimmune Hepatitis and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Overlap Syndrome

Lymphoplasmacytic cholecystitis (LPC) is a unique form of chronic cholecystitis, and it has been reported in patients with medical conditions such as primary sclerosing cholangitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and autoimmune pancreatitis. We report a case of LPC in a 23-year-old male with a history of autoimmune hepatitis who presented to the hospital with 3-day duration of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. 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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Sclerosing Spindle Cell Preauricular Rhabdomyosarcoma in a 7-Year-Old Female
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common soft tissue malignancy seen in children. Approximately half of all RMS seen in the pediatric population occur in the head and neck; it is the most common malignant tumor of the aural region in childhood. There are three histological subtypes: embryonal, alveolar and pleomorphic. Sclerosing spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma (ssRMS) is subtype of the embryonal RMS seen mostly in adult males. Full Text

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Case Reports

Injection of Stromal Vascular Fraction Plus Platelet-Rich Plasma in a Non-Healing Decubitus Ulcer Abstract HTML PDF
Kristin Comella, David Ikudayisi 323-327
Experience of Palliative Radiotherapy for Tumor-Associated Bleeding From Biliary Tract Cancer Abstract HTML PDF
Hideaki Kawabata, Misuzu Hitomi, Yoshiki Yamamoto, Takashi Fujii, Naonori Inoue, Yukino Kawakatsu, Yuji Okazaki, Masatoshi Miyata, Shigehiro Motoi, Yoshihiro Shimizu 328-331
Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis: A Rare Presentation of Autoimmune Hepatitis and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Overlap Syndrome Abstract HTML PDF
Feng Yin, Peter V. Draganov, Jinping Lai, Steven J. Hughes, Roberto J. Firpi-Morell, Xiuli Liu 332-337
Prosopometamorphasia: The Presenting Symptom in a Case of Schizophrenia Abstract HTML PDF
Dawn De Souza 338-340
Anesthetic Care of a Patient With Bernard-Soulier Syndrome for Posterior Spinal Fusion Abstract HTML PDF
Sushmitha S. Boppana, Brian Hall, Ashley Beaujon, Dmitry Tumin, Joseph D. Tobias 341-344
Acquired von Willebrand Disease in a Child With Wilms’ Tumor: Implications for Postoperative Regional Anesthesia Abstract HTML PDF
Habib Kedir, Dmitry Tumin, Giorgio Veneziano, Joseph D. Tobias 345-347
Sclerosing Spindle Cell Preauricular Rhabdomyosarcoma in a 7-Year-Old Female Abstract HTML PDF
Niki Parikh, Winslo Idicula, Joehassin Cordero 348-351
A Case of a Subglottic Stone Abstract HTML PDF
Sang Hyun Nam, Kyoung Rai Cho 352-354
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