Journal of Medical Cases


Editor-in-Chief: 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
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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Case Reports

Anesthetic Care of a Child With Acute Flaccid Myelitis Abstract HTML PDF
Anuradha Kanaparthi, Joseph D. Tobias 225-228
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3337
A Case of Intestinal Microsporidiosis in a Renal Transplant Recipient Abstract HTML PDF
Nidhi Doshi, Zaw Thet, Thin Han, Julieanne Martin 229-233
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3340
Heart Osteosarcoma Presenting as Infective Endocarditis: A Case Report of a Patient With a Cardiac Pacemaker and Triple Malignancies Abstract HTML PDF
Toivo Laks, Katlin Kirik, Enn Joeste, Sigurd F. Lax, Anita Liiver, Andrei Samarin, Ljudmilla Kalinina, Mai Puusepp, Toomas Sarev 234-240
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3333
Characteristics of Diffuse Leptomeningeal Glioneuronal Tumor With First-Episode Headache and Rapid Blindness Misdiagnosed as Viral Meningoencephalitis Abstract HTML PDF
Yi Bao, Jing Xiao, Zhuru Cheng, Yan Qin, Dianyuzi Xie, Huihui Wu, Guangjian Liu 241-245
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3347
A Severe Presentation of Drug-Induced Lupus Erythematosus Abstract HTML PDF
Ana Rita Nogueira, Miguel Tabuas-Pereira, Antonio Aragao, Manuel Teixeira Verissimo 246-248
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3352
Fentanyl-Induced Chest Wall Rigidity as a Cause of Acute Respiratory Failure in the Intensive Care Unit Abstract HTML PDF
Peh Wee Ming, Darshan Lalit Singh 249-252
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3351
Renal Metastasis of Small Cell Lung Cancer With Urothelial Carcinoma of the Bladder Misdiagnosed as Renal Cell Carcinoma Abstract HTML PDF
Jin Young Lee, Jehun Kim 253-256
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3353
 
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