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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145887/postpartum-infective-endocarditis-with-enterococcus-faecalis-in-japan-a-case-report
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Miku Tamura, Mitsutaka Shoji, Ken Fujita, Shohei Nakamura, Yurika Takahashi, Yurika Suzuki, Mika Asakura, Shun Kimizuka, Makiko Sasaki, Katsuya Sugawara
BACKGROUND: The clinical characteristics of infective endocarditis include the presence of predisposing cardiac disease, a history of illegal drug use, and high morbidity in the elderly. Only a few cases of the disease after delivery have been reported in the literature. We describe here a first case of enterococcal postpartum infective endocarditis without underlying disease in Japan. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 31-year-old Japanese woman with postpartum infective endocarditis by Enterococcus faecalis...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141669/metastasis-in-the-mandibular-condyle-a-case-report
#2
Mina Dodo, Masahiro Kumagai, Yuta Kato, Hisashi Hirakawa, Takeyoshi Koseki
BACKGROUND: Most bone metastases are observed in the trunk of the body. Metastasis in the mandibular condyle is rare. In many case reports, temporary common temporomandibular joint disorder-like symptoms can be a sign of relapse and metastasis. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a rare case of breast carcinoma metastatic to the left mandibular condyle in a 55-year-old Japanese woman, who visited our department for a dental check-up prior to chemotherapy. She had almost no symptoms, but radiographs suggested the existence of metastasis...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137684/use-of-an-intraoperative-navigation-system-and-piezoelectric-surgery-for-styloidectomy-in-a-patient-with-eagle-s-syndrome-a-case-report
#3
Shintaro Sukegawa, Takahiro Kanno, Akio Yoshimoto, Kenichi Matsumoto, Yuka Sukegawa-Takahashi, Masanori Masui, Yoshihiko Furuki
BACKGROUND: Elongated styloid process syndrome (Eagle's syndrome) is the term given to the symptomatic elongation of the styloid process or the mineralization of the stylohyoid or stylomandibular ligament. The two commonly used approaches for the surgical treatment of this syndrome are the transcervical and transoral approaches. Both have their limitations and specific intraoperative risks. Here, we report the treatment of a patient with Eagle's syndrome using the transoral approach in conjunction with piezoelectric surgery, surgical planning, and intraoperative navigation to reduce the risk of complications...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132419/success-of-anti-cd20-monoclonal-antibody-treatment-for-severe-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-caused-by-warm-reactive-immunoglobulin-a-immunoglobulin-g-and-immunoglobulin-m-autoantibodies-in-a-child-a-case-report
#4
Houda Ajmi, Sameh Mabrouk, Saida Hassayoun, Haifa Regaieg, Minyar Tfifha, Chemli Jalel, Hadef Skouri, Noura Zouari, Saoussan Abroug
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is rare in children. First-line therapies for this disease consist of corticosteroids and intravenously administered immunoglobulin that are effective in most patients. However, a small proportion of cases (5 to 10%) is refractory to these therapies and may represent a medical emergency, especially when hemolysis is due to warm immunoglobulin M. Recently, reports of the use of rituximab in adult autoimmune diseases have shown promising results. In children, there are few studies on the use of rituximab in the treatment for autoimmune hemolytic anemia, especially on its long-term efficacy and adverse effects...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129185/combined-use-of-high-doses-of-vasopressin-and-corticosteroids-in-a-patient-with-crohn-s-disease-with-refractory-septic-shock-after-intestinal-perforation-a-case-report
#5
Salvatore Notaro, Marcello Sorrentino, Aniello Ruocco, Annalisa Notaro, Antonio Corcione, Patrizia Murino, Eugenio Piscitelli, Marianna Tamborino
BACKGROUND: In this article, we present a clinical case of refractory septic shock resulting from intestinal perforation treated with high doses of vasopressin and hydrocortisone during emergency surgery. The use of such high doses of vasopressin for this type of shock is not described in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old white woman with grade III obesity, Crohn's disease, and an intestinal perforation presented with refractory septic shock. Initially, a low dose of vasopressin was used...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127952/diabetes-mellitus-in-a-patient-with-glycogen-storage-disease-type-ia-a-case-report
#6
Aviva Cohn, Anupam Ohri
BACKGROUND: Glycogen storage disease type Ia is a genetic disorder that is associated with persistent fasting hypoglycemia and the inability to produce endogenous glucose. The development of diabetes with glycogen storage disease is exceedingly rare. The underlying pathogenesis for developing diabetes in these patients is unclear, and there are no guidelines for treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of a 34-year-old woman of South Asian descent with glycogen storage disease type Ia, who developed uncontrolled diabetes mellitus as a young adult...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126457/chest-compression-related-fatal-internal-mammary-artery-injuries-manifesting-after-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-case-series
#7
Toshinobu Yamagishi, Masahiro Kashiura, Kazuhiro Sugiyama, Kazuha Nakamura, Takuto Ishida, Takahiro Yukawa, Kazuki Miyazaki, Takahiro Tanabe, Yuichi Hamabe
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation-related bleeding, especially internal mammary artery injuries, can become life-threatening complications after initiating venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation owing to the frequent involvement of concomitant anticoagulant treatment, antiplatelet treatment, targeted temperature management, and bleeding coagulopathy. We report the cases of five patients who experienced this complication and discuss their management. CASE PRESENTATION: We retrospectively evaluated five patients with cardiopulmonary resuscitation-related internal mammary artery injuries who were treated between February 2011 and February 2016 at our institution...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121977/intrahepatic-biliary-cystadenoma-mimicking-hydatid-cyst-of-liver-a-clinicopathologic-study-of-six-cases
#8
Zubair Ahmad, Nasir Uddin, Wasim Memon, Jamshid Abdul-Ghafar, Arsalan Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Intrahepatic biliary cystadenomas are rare hepatic neoplasms, which are usually cystic. These tumors are often misdiagnosed as simple liver cysts and hydatid cysts clinically and radiologically owing to nonspecific clinical and radiologic features. These tumors require complete resection, as recurrence and malignant transformation can occur following incomplete excision. It is essential that these tumors be diagnosed accurately so that they can be adequately excised. METHODS: Clinical and radiological features of six cases of biliary cystadenoma are described...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117862/successful-medical-management-of-acute-mesenteric-ischemia-due-to-superior-mesenteric-and-portal-vein-thrombosis-in-a-27-year-old-man-with-protein-s-deficiency-a-case-report
#9
N P Osti, D N Sah, R S Bhandari
BACKGROUND: Acute mesenteric ischemia poses a diagnostic challenge due to nonspecific clinical clues and lack of awareness owing to its rarity. Ischemia due to mesenteric venous thrombosis has a good prognosis compared to arterial cause and can be managed conservatively with early diagnosis. The portomesenteric venous system is an unusual site of thrombosis in patients with protein S deficiency, and its thrombosis is an uncommon cause of acute mesenteric ischemia. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 27-year-old Mongolian man who presented with acute abdominal pain increasing in severity, and refractory to repeated attempts at treatment with a misdiagnosis of acute peptic ulcer disease...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110733/sigmoid-volvulus-in-children-a-case-report
#10
Fayza Haider, Nabeel Al Asheeri, Barrak Ayoub, Eizat Abrar, Jawad Khamis, Hasan Isa, Husain Nasser, Fatima Al Hashimi
BACKGROUND: Sigmoid volvulus is frequently reported in the "volvulus belt" (Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Turkey, and South America) and is the third leading cause of large bowel obstruction in North America. It is an uncommon problem in children and adolescents, and is rarely considered a diagnosis in this group. A high index of suspicion is necessary to diagnose sigmoid volvulus in children. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a 13-year-old Arabian girl who came with features suggestive of intestinal obstruction...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110685/lingual-metastasis-as-an-initial-presentation-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-case-report
#11
Hanan Raiss, Sophie Duplomb, Sophie Tartas, Mohamed Layachi, Hassan Errihani
BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinoma is the third most common tumor that metastasizes to the head and neck, after breast and lung carcinomas. Tongue metastasis as an initial presentation of renal cell carcinoma is extremely rare, and very few cases have been reported. The prognosis is poor. We present a rare case of metastatic renal cell carcinoma that initially presented as a tongue lesion. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 55-year-old white man who presented with a large exophytic lesion on his tongue...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110705/pneumomediastinum-following-a-prolonged-second-stage-of-labor-an-emphasis-on-early-diagnosis-and-conservative-management-a-case-report
#12
Stephanie Whelan, Matthew Kelly
BACKGROUND: Esophageal rupture is an extremely rare condition to occur to a pregnant or postnatal woman. Esophageal ruptures have been previously described in the literature; however, they are most common in the setting of hyperemesis gravidarum. CASE PRESENTATION: This case report describes a 27-year-old white woman who began complaining of central chest pain and shortness of breath 3 hours after a normal vaginal delivery, with no history of vomiting antenatally or intrapartum...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101926/scrotal-calcinosis-two-case-reports
#13
O Karray, A Dhaoui, R Boulma, K Bellil, H Khouni
BACKGROUND: Scrotal calcinosis is a rare and benign condition. It usually gives rise to few symptoms, and the impact is mainly functional and aesthetic. It is considered part of dystrophic calcinosis cutis. Surgical management is the only curative approach, and recurrence has been described in few cases. CASE PRESENTATION: We report cases of two North African white patients with operated scrotal calcinosis. We describe the clinical and histological aspects as well as a pathogenic hypothesis and surgical management principles...
November 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100540/isolated-right-ventricular-thrombus-in-an-adult-patient-with-nephrotic-syndrome-a-case-report
#14
Severin Lempp, Vedat Schwenger
BACKGROUND: Venous thrombosis in nephrotic syndrome is a well-described phenomenon. We report a case of an adult patient with an isolated thrombus in the right ventricle due to nephrotic syndrome, which was initially suspected to be a myxoma. CASE PRESENTATION: A 28-year-old white woman presented to our emergency department with signs of fluid overload. On further evaluation, a right ventricular mass was detected, which was resected and was found to be a thrombus...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096711/an-exotic-abscess-within-the-united-kingdom-from-the-gambia-a-case-report
#15
Estelle Hong How, Darren Yap, Nik Mbakada
BACKGROUND: Furuncular myiasis is a parasitic infection of a live mammal by fly larvae commonly seen in Africa. However, with an increase in international tourism, there is a significant rise in exotic infection in non-endemic areas which can pose a diagnostic challenge to doctors and potentially lead to delay in treatment. From the current literature, only 12 cases were reported in the UK. CASE PRESENTATION: We report an unusual case of multiple abscesses in a 32-year-old white British woman presenting to our Emergency department in the UK after returning from a holiday in The Gambia, West Africa...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092714/pylephlebitis-presenting-as-spontaneous-coronary-sinus-thrombosis-a-case-report
#16
Michael A Hart, Mengistu A Simegn
BACKGROUND: Coronary sinus thrombosis is a rare phenomenon. When identified, it most often is a complication of infective endocarditis or procedural intervention. We present an unusual and unreported case of spontaneous coronary sinus thrombosis as embolic sequela of an intra-abdominal infectious process. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 61-year-old white woman with a history of end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation not on long-term systemic anticoagulation, and history of recurrent diverticulitis that presented with acute onset abdominal pain and nausea...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089045/a-young-female-presenting-with-unilateral-sacroiliitis-following-dengue-virus-infection-a-case-report
#17
W D Jayamali, H M M T B Herath, Aruna Kulatunga
BACKGROUND: Dengue is a common arthropod-borne viral infection in Sri Lanka which is spread by the mosquitos of the genus Aedes. The clinical features of dengue include high-grade fever associated with arthralgia and myalgia. However, dengue virus is not considered an arthritogenic virus. We report a case of a previously healthy young female who presented with imaging-confirmed right-sided sacroiliitis 10 days after developing dengue fever. This is the first reported case that shows a possible link between dengue infection and development of arthritis...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084607/paraganglioma-in-the-bladder-a-case-report
#18
Genta Iwamoto, Takashi Kawahara, Mikiko Tanabe, Sahoko Ninomiya, Daiji Takamoto, Taku Mochizuki, Shinnosuke Kuroda, Teppei Takeshima, Koji Izumi, Yusuke Hattori, Jun-Ichi Teranishi, Yasushi Yumura, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Hiroji Uemura
BACKGROUND: Paraganglioma is an extra site of pheochromocytoma. Paraganglioma in the bladder is a very rare disease accounting for 0.06% of all bladder tumors. CASE PRESENTATION: A 77-year-old Japanese man was referred to our department for the further examination of a bladder tumor detected on preoperative computed tomography of his gastric cancer. Cystoscopy revealed a submucosal tumor in the upper area of his bladder, so transurethral resection of the bladder tumor was performed...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084596/visually-augmented-targeted-combination-light-therapy-for-acne-vulgaris-a-case-report
#19
Alireza Yazdi, Colin-William Lyons, Niamh Roberts
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a common skin disease. Pharmacological modalities for treatment are proven to be efficacious but have limitations. Light therapy for acne vulgaris has shown promise in previous studies. This case report and its accompanying images show how a novel approach of visually augmented high fluence light therapy has been used to good effect. CASE PRESENTATION: A 26-year-old Caucasian woman with acne vulgaris resistant to treatment with topical therapy underwent three sessions of combination potassium titanyl phosphate laser (532 nm)/neodymium-doped: yttrium aluminum garnet laser (1064 nm) light therapy with visually augmented narrow spot size and high fluence...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082854/acute-myocardial-infarction-associated-with-thrombotic-microangiopathy-following-a-hump-nosed-viper-bite-a-case-report
#20
Nipun Lakshitha de Silva, Lalindra Gooneratne, Eranga Wijewickrama
BACKGROUND: Hump-nosed viper bite is the commonest cause of venomous snakebite in Sri Lanka. Despite initially being considered a moderately venomous snake more recent reports have revealed that it could cause significant systemic envenoming leading to coagulopathy and acute kidney injury. However, myocardial infarction was not reported except for a single case, which occurred immediately after the snakebite. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old previously healthy Sri Lankan woman had a hump-nosed viper bite with no evidence of systemic envenoming during initial hospital stay...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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