Journal of Medical Cases

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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  • A Fistula Where? Left Anterior Descending to Pulmonary Artery Fistula

    Fistulas are abnormal passageways between two organs or vessels that usually do not connect. Coronary artery fistulas occur when one of the coronary arteries is connected to either a heart chamber or another blood vessel.

  • A Rare Case of Systemic Mastocytosis With Associated Clonal Hematological Non-Mast Cell Lineage Disease That Transformed to Acute Leukemia With IDH2 Mutation

    An elderly 72-year-old man presented with anemia, thrombocytopenia, monocytosis, splenomegaly and lymphadenopathy. Bone marrow biopsy was consistent with mast cell neoplasm with positive CD117, CD25, CD34 myeloblasts and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) revealed mutation of D816V.

  • Single-Shot Spinal Anesthesia in an Infant Requiring Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Open Lower-Extremity Surgery: A Case Report

    Spinal anesthesia (SA) is a safe and effective anesthetic technique for lower abdominal and lower extremity surgery in neonates and infants and is associated with an apparent state of sedation.

  • Cor Triatriatum Dexter: A Case Report in a 70-Year-Old Male

    Cor triatriatum dexter (CTD) is a rare congenital heart disease resulting from persistence of the right valve of the sinus venosus. The persistent valve forms a membrane that divides the right atrium into a proximal and a distal chamber.

  • A Patient With Human Herpesvirus 8-Positive Multicentric Castleman’s Disease Who Met Criteria for TAFRO Syndrome: Controversy in Practice?

    Multicentric Castleman’s disease (MCD) is a known entity with characteristics of lymphoproliferative syndrome, characterized by cytokine activation. Its association with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is frequently described, as well as its positivity for human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8).




Video Report


Acute Plasma Cell Leukemia Presenting as Primary Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy

Primary plasma cell leukemia (PPCL) is a form of leukemia with a reported incidence of one case per million annually in the USA. It is clinically and genetically distinct from multiple myeloma (MM) with a poor prognosis and dismal survival despite recent advances in treatment modalities. Full Text

Just Another Acute Chest Pain? Case of Contained Rupture of a Saphenous Venous Graft Pseudo-Aneurysm Mimicking Acute Coronary Syndrome

Ross Biggset al. Full Text

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A Case of COVID-19 Failed in Viral Identification but Showed Consistent Host Responses to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2
In a 75-year-old hemodialysis patient, pneumonia manifested with computed tomography (CT) images suggestive of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) ribonucleic acid (RNA) was not detected with repeated polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, but serum immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 turned positive with two different assay kits. Full Text

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Vol. 11, No. 11, Nov 2020

Table of Contents

Case Reports

Severe Aplastic Anemia Presenting as Neutropenic Sepsis Abstract HTML PDF
Natasha Faye Daniels, Charlotte Burrin, Raiiq Ridwan 339-341
Primary Myxoid Liposarcoma of the Lower Back in an Adult Female Patient: An Extremely Rare Presentation Abstract HTML PDF
Amanda R. Zuback, Sadaf Qazi, Jamshed Zuberi 342-344
A Rare Case of Vertebral Osteomyelitis and Bilateral Psoas Abscess From an Unknown Source Abstract HTML PDF
Henrik Ghantarchyan, Simi Philip, Kathleen Dunn, Jin S. Suh 345-347
Successful Treatment of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Using a Combination of Inhaled Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol and Oral Voriconazole Abstract HTML PDF
Kanako Nishimatsu, Seigo Minami, Shoko Ikuta, Shoichi Ihara, Kiyoshi Komuta 348-351
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Following Incomplete Kawasaki Disease Abstract HTML PDF
Miguel Garcia-Dominguez, Julio Cesar Valadez, Edgardo Tostado-Morales, Jorge Luis Guzman-Rendon, Giordano Perez-Gaxiola, Edna Venegas-Montoya 352-354
Synthetic Cannabinoids: An Emerging Cause of Coagulopathy Abstract HTML PDF
Shakir Ullah, Amna M. Chaudhary, Khalid Nawab, Ravi Athwani, Amandeep Singh 355-357
Prolonged Positive COVID-19 Test in Recovered Patient Abstract HTML PDF
Christine X.Q. Pham, Michelle Uttaburanont, Maciej Witkos 358-361
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in a 24-Year-Old Patient With COVID-19 Complicated by Secondary Cryptococcemia and Acute Necrotizing Encephalitis: A Case Report and Review of Literature Abstract HTML PDF
Indryas L. Woldie, Ian G. Brown, Nduka Francis Nwadiaro, Amit Patel, Mohammad Jarrar, Elise Quint, Vladislav Khokhotva, Nicole Hugel, Michael Winger, Alexander Briskin 362-365
Hydroa Vacciniforme-Like Lymphoproliferative Disorder in an Adult Patient With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Abstract HTML PDF
Ashlyn Chee, Benjamin Wood, Genevieve Sadler, Gavin Cull 366-369
Isolated Bladder Endometriosis in a Patient With Previous Cesarean Sections Abstract HTML PDF
Chye Lee Kho Lily, Charissa Goh, Yong Kuei Lim 370-373

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