Journal of Medical Cases

Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS
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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  • 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).

  • Statin-Induced Immune-Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy Resulting in Proximal Muscle Weakness

    Statin-induced immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy (IMNM) is a subtype of IMNM linked to exposure to statins and is characterized by positive anti-hydroxymethylglutaryl (HMG) coenzyme A reductase (HMGCR) antibodies.

  • Uncommon Presentation of Undiagnosed B-Cell Lymphoproliferative Disorder as Nodular Pulmonary Amyloidosis

    B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders are characterized by the accumulation of mature B lymphocytes in the bone marrow, lymphoid tissues, and/or peripheral blood. They can cause amyloid deposits in the lungs.

  • Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma: The Giant Type

    Retroperitoneal tumors (RPTs) are very rare tumors that arise in the large space of the retroperitoneum. About two-third of these tumors are malignant, of which soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is the most common and comprises almost one-third of malignant RPTs. Twenty to thirty percent of RPTs are benign.




Primary Squamous Cell Lung Cancer With Frequent Episodes of Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia due to Myocardial Metastasis

Myocardial metastasis from lung cancer rarely occurs. We encountered a patient with squamous cell lung cancer who was diagnosed with myocardial metastasis before death and sustained ventricular tachycardia during the course of the disease. 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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Left Main Coronary Artery Aneurysm With Rare Quadfurcation Anatomy
Coronary artery aneurysms (CAAs) are found in a small percentage of coronary angiograms, with left main coronary artery (LMCA) aneurysms being the least common. We present a 63-year-old male patient with a history of chest pain and an abnormal nuclear stress test. Cardiac catheterization showed a large LMCA aneurysm with unusual quadfurcation left main (LM) anatomy, but otherwise showed no evidence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Full Text

Current Issue


Vol. 14, No. 5, May 2023

Table of Contents

Case Reports

A Rare Case of Congestive Heart Failure due to Isolated Aortic Valve Disease in a Middle-Aged Man Secondary to Rheumatic Fever Abstract HTML PDF
Varshitha Tumkur Panduranga, Asher Gorantla, Asad Ahmed, Jacob Sabu, Mary Mallappallil, Sabu John 149-154
Boon or Bane? Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Therapy Complicated by Listeria monocytogenes Meningitis Culminating in Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis Abstract HTML PDF Suppl1
Ria Nagpal, Hemnaath Ulaganathan, Khushal Khan, Brian Egan 155-161
Vanishing Bile Duct Syndrome in a Patient With Recurrent Hodgkin Lymphoma Abstract HTML PDF
Olger Nano, Stanislav Ivanov, Tarun Kapoor 162-168
A Rare Case of Anterograde Gastroduodenal Intussusception Caused by Migrated Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Feeding Tube Abstract HTML PDF
Abdelwahap Elghezewi, Mohamed Hammad, Mujtaba Mohamed, Peter Chirico, Wesam Frandah 169-173
Native Mitral Valve Endocarditis Caused by a Non-HACEK Gram-Negative Pathogen in a Hemodialysis Patient Abstract HTML PDF
Ilire Imeri, Edouard Cubilier, Maxime Taghavi, Saleh Kaysi, Joelle Nortier, Maria do Carmo Filomena Mesquita 174-178
A Diagnostic Dilemma: Adult-Onset Still’s Disease With Secondary Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis/Macrophage Activation Syndrome? Abstract HTML PDF
Om Parkash, Amritpal S. Anand, Maryna Shayuk 179-183

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