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. 5, May 2019

Table of Contents

Case Reports

An Unusual Transformation of a Nonseminomatous Germ Cell Tumor to Adenocarcinoma Abstract HTML PDF
Jennifer N. Leibovitch, Poornima Ramadas, Yelena Fudym, Sam Benjamin 123-125
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3301
Gastroscopy-Induced Pancreatitis: A Rare Cause of Post-Procedure Abdominal Pain Abstract HTML PDF
Neesa Fadaee, Stefaan De Clercq 126-128
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3304
Two Cases of Gastroduodenal Perforation Following Cesarean Section Abstract HTML PDF
Ronald Awoonor-Williams, Cornelius Turpin, Joseph Yorke, Wilfred Sam-Awortwi Jnr, Michael Ofoe Adinku, Anita Eseenam Agbeko, Kwabena Agbedinu, Steven Ansah Asamoah, Sylvia Vanderpuye, Philip Agyemang Prempeh, Regina Asante, Dorcas Ahulu, Dennis Afful Yorke, Emmanuel Acheampong 129-134
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3279
Gastric Adenocarcinoma at the Sites of Gastric Sarcoidosis: A Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Mohamed Modar Abidian, Obada Tabbaa, Leen Al Saleh, Muhamad Alhaj Moustafa, Rama Hritani, Deborah Topol, Mark C. Mattar 135-137
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3302
The Reproductive Outcomes for the Infertile Patients With Recurrent Implantation Failures May Be Improved by Endometrial Receptivity Array Test Abstract HTML PDF
Takeharu Ota, Miyako Funabiki, Yoshihiro Tada, Masako Karita, Terumi Hayashi, Kazunori Maeda, Takashi Matsubara, Yuri Iwaki, Naomi Sugiyama, Takashi Henmi, Noriko Watanabe, Yoshitaka Nakamura, Sagiri Taguchi 138-140
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3282
Clinical Features of a Large-Area Cerebral Infarction With Good Prognosis Abstract HTML PDF
Yi Bao, Yayong Ding, Quanying Liu, Cong Wu, Lingge Xu, Xiaodong Liu, Guangjian Liu 141-145
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3298
Parotid Gland Oncocytoma: A Rare Case and Literature Review Abstract HTML PDF
Amel El Korbi, Sondes Jellali, Manel Njima, Khaled Harrathi, Rachida Bouatay, Mehdi Ferjaoui, Naourez Kolsi, Jamel Koubaa 146-149
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3288
 
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