Journal of Medical Cases

Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS, Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, MD, USA

ISSN-print: 1923-4155 | ISSN-online: 1923-4163 | Monthly | Open Access | Aims and Scope

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  • Multiple Complications of Crohn’s Disease and the Need for Early and Continuous Multidisciplinary Undertaking

    Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease that typically affects the bowels but can also have many different extraintestinal manifestations. One of those complications is immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN), which is one of the most encountered renal lesions in the setting of Crohn’s disease.

  • Synchronous Left Ventricular and Endocranial Mass

    Myocardial cysts represent a miscellaneous and infrequent spectrum of conditions, with each of them coming from a different etiological background. Congenital myocardial cysts, neoplasia, cysts of infectious origin (bacterial, viral, or parasitic).

  • A Case of Radiation-Associated Vertebral Compression Fracture Mimicking Solitary Bone Metastasis of Lung Cancer

    Radiation therapy plays an important role in the treatment of lung cancer. Although adverse effects of radiation are well known, they are sometimes difficult to be diagnosed. We report a case of a radiation-associated vertebral compression fracture which mimicked bone metastasis of lung cancer.

  • Tocilizumab Treatment for Takayasu Arteritis in Pregnancy: A Case Report With Positive Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes

    Takayasu arteritis (TAK) is a rare vasculitis that often affects young women of childbearing age, and its management during pregnancy poses unique challenges. Limited data exist regarding the safety and efficacy of tocilizumab (TCZ), an interleukin-6 receptor antagonist, in the treatment of TAK during pregnancy.

  • Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma From Primary Hypopharynx Source to Gastric Mucosa Presenting as Massive Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a relatively safe procedure that represents an important supportive adjunctive component for patients with primary head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).




Pancreatic Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide-Producing Tumor as a Rare Cause of Acute Diarrhea and Severe Hypokalemia

Pancreatic vasoactive intestinal peptide-producing tumor (VIPoma) is a rare functional neuroendocrine tumor most commonly presenting with watery diarrhea and electrolyte abnormalities that include hypokalemia, hypercalcemia and metabolic acidosis. Full Text

A Rare Case of Coccidioidomycosis Meningitis

Disseminated coccidioidomycosis is a fungal disease endemic to the Southwest United States as well as South and Central America. This dimorphic fungus typically manifests as pulmonary infection; however, there are very rare instances of extrapulmonary disseminated disease especially in immunocompromised hosts. Full Text

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Chronic Pancreatitis-Induced Thrombosis of Celiac and Superior Mesenteric Artery
Every year, nearly 60,000 hospitalizations occur in the United States due to chronic pancreatitis (CP). CP can cause severe chronic abdominal pain, pancreatic insufficiency, and increased risk of pancreatic cancer. While venous thrombotic complications are common, arterial thrombotic events are rarely reported in CP. This report describes a case of a 43-year-old female who presented with severe worsening abdominal pain due to CP. Full Text

Current Issue


Vol. 14, No. 11, Nov 2023

Table of Contents

Case Reports

Epidural-Like Effect of a Continuous Right-Sided Erector Spinae Plane Blockade for Complicated Pediatric Abdominal Surgery Abstract HTML PDF Video 1
Neil Doshi, Vipin Bansal, Emmanuel Alalade 351-355
Multiple Complications of Crohn’s Disease and the Need for Early and Continuous Multidisciplinary Undertaking Abstract HTML PDF
David Dogahe, Maxime Taghavi, Edouard Cubilier, Said Sanoussi, Ruth Duttman, Joelle Nortier, do Carmo Filomena Mesquita Mesquita 356-361
Percutaneous Intracardiac Mass Extraction in High Surgical-Risk Patients Abstract HTML PDF
Mariam Riad, Mustafeez Ur Rahman, Rajasekhar Mulyala, Nadia Sayyed, Danielle Bayer, Bassam Omar 362-368
Stepwise Treatment for TAFRO Syndrome Abstract HTML PDF
Makoto Ide, Tomoko Yokoyama, Masashi Ishikawa, Kazuki Kojima 369-377
Clinical Evolution After Administering Antivenom in Patients With Loxoscelism Abstract HTML PDF
Omar Azuara-Antonio, Mario I. Ortiz, Karla D. Jimenez-Oliver, Luis E. Hernandez-Cruz, Gamaliel Rivero-Veras, Luz Hernandez-Ramirez 378-386
Cervical Radiculopathy Presenting as Ischemic Stroke After Carotid Artery Stent Placement Abstract HTML PDF
Itzhak Brook, Bilaal Sirdar, Andrew Stemer 387-392

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