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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803550/palliative-end-ileostomy-and-gastrojejunostomy-for-a-metastatic-distal-transverse-colonic-malignancy-complicated-by-a-proximal-duodenocolic-fistula-a-case-report
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Gnanaselvam Pamathy, Umesh Jayarajah, Yapa Hamillage Hemantha Gunathilaka, Sivasuriya Sivaganesh
BACKGROUND: Fistulae between the colon and upper gastrointestinal tract are distressing and uncommon complications of malignancies involving this region. We report a case of a middle-aged man with a locally advanced and metastatic distal transverse colon malignancy who presented with a duodenocolic fistula proximal to the primary tumor and underwent palliative surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old Sri Lankan man presented to our hospital with a history of feculent vomiting of 1 week's duration preceded by worsening constipation and abdominal fullness of 2 months' duration...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803547/cryoablation-of-cardiophrenic-angle-lymph-node-metastases-a-case-report
#2
Xiaomei Luo, Weibing He, Xinan Long, Gang Fang, Zhonghai Li, Rongrong Li, Kecheng Xu, Lizhi Niu
BACKGROUND: Cardiophrenic angle lymph node metastases are relatively rare. Surgical resection is the main treatment for cardiophrenic angle lymph node metastasis, but it is not always possible. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we report our initial experience with cryoablation of a cardiophrenic angle lymph node metastasis from liver cancer. As the cardiophrenic angle lymph node metastasis was located close to the heart, about 200 mL of 0.9% saline was injected into the pericardium to separate the heart from the target area...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802308/vitreous-amyloidosis-with-autonomic-neuropathy-of-the-digestive-tract-associated-with-a-novel-transthyretin-p-gly87arg-variant-in-a-bangladeshi-patient-a-case-report
#3
Benjamin Terrier, Magali Colombat, Caroline Beugnet, Astrid Quéant, Jonathan London, Jean-Baptiste Daudin, Claire Le Jeunne, Luc Mouthon, Dominique Monnet, Cécile Cauquil, Catherine Lacroix, David Adams, Antoine Brézin, Sophie Valleix
BACKGROUND: Hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder, first described in families with sensorimotor and autonomic neuropathy. Since its first description, more than 120 amyloidogenic transthyretin mutations have been reported with various geographic distributions and associated with a wide range of phenotypes involving the peripheral nerve, the heart, the gastrointestinal tract, the eyes, the central nervous system, or the kidneys. In some cases of transthyretin amyloidosis, the first clinical manifestation is vitreous opacity...
August 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800746/artery-of-percheron-infarction-a-case-report
#4
Axel Sandvig, Sandra Lundberg, Jiri Neuwirth
BACKGROUND: The artery of Percheron is a rare anatomic variant of arterial supply to the paramedian thalamus and rostral midbrain, and occlusion of the artery of Percheron results in bilateral paramedian thalamic infarcts with or without midbrain involvement. Acute artery of Percheron infarcts represent 0.1 to 2% of total ischemic stroke. However, of thalamic strokes, occlusion of artery of Percheron is the cause in 4 to 35% of cases. Early diagnosis of artery of Percheron infarction can be challenging because it is infrequent and early computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging may be negative...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797271/successful-long-term-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-a-case-report
#5
Hiroyuki Tanaka, Kei Nishiyama, Nobuaki Shime
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is an established life-saving procedure for severe acute respiratory failure due to various causes. In general, the duration of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation ranges from 1 to 2 weeks, with withdrawal recommended if no improvement is noted. We report a successful case of long-term extracorporeal membrane oxygenation management for respiratory failure due to invasive pulmonary Aspergillus infection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year-old Asian man with no previous underlying medical conditions was transferred to our hospital for fever and dyspnea...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793931/strategy-for-the-treatment-and-follow-up-of-sinonasal-solitary-extramedullary-plasmacytoma-a-case-series
#6
Elena Cantone, Antonella Miriam Di Lullo, Luana Marano, Elia Guadagno, Gelsomina Mansueto, Pasquale Capriglione, Lucio Catalano, Maurizio Iengo
BACKGROUND: Extramedullary plasmacytoma is a rare neoplasm characterized by monoclonal proliferation of plasma cells outside bone marrow. It accounts for 4% of all non-epithelial sinonasal tumors. According to the literature, radiotherapy is the standard therapy for extramedullary plasmacytoma. However, the conversion rate of extramedullary plasmacytoma to multiple myeloma is reported to be between 11 and 33% over 10 years. The highest risk of conversion is reported during the first 2 years after diagnosis, but conversion has been noted up to 15 years after diagnosis...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28784167/identification-of-a-novel-mutation-in-pex10-in-a-patient-with-attenuated-zellweger-spectrum-disorder-a-case-report
#7
Maria Blomqvist, Karin Ahlberg, Julia Lindgren, Sacha Ferdinandusse, Jorge Asin-Cayuela
BACKGROUND: The peroxisome biogenesis disorders, which are caused by mutations in any of 13 different PEX genes, include the Zellweger spectrum disorders. Severe defects in one of these PEX genes result in the absence of functional peroxisomes which is seen in classical Zellweger syndrome. These patients present with hypotonia and seizures shortly after birth. Other typical symptoms are dysmorphic features, liver disease, retinal degeneration, sensorineural deafness, polycystic kidneys, and the patient does not reach any developmental milestones...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778214/robotic-device-assisted-knee-extension-training-during-the-early-postoperative-period-after-opening-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy-a-case-report
#8
Tomokazu Yoshioka, Shigeki Kubota, Hisashi Sugaya, Kojiro Hyodo, Kaishi Ogawa, Yu Taniguchi, Akihiro Kanamori, Yoshiyuki Sankai, Masashi Yamazaki
BACKGROUND: Maintenance or restoration of a good range of motion of the knee is one of the most important outcomes following knee surgery. According to previous studies, opening wedge high tibial osteotomy enables better recovery of range of motion in knee flexion than that achievable after total knee arthroplasty or unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. However, few reports provide a detailed description of the postoperative recovery of knee extension range of motion after opening wedge high tibial osteotomy...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774324/congenital-cystic-adenomatoid-malformation-dangers-of-misdiagnosis-a-case-report
#9
Wafae El Amraoui, Aziza Bentalha, Hajar Hamri, Salma Es-Chrif El Kettani, Alae El Koraichi
BACKGROUND: Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation is a rare pulmonary malformation, but is the most common lung malformation observed in children. In developing countries, such as Morocco, prenatal diagnosis is missing. Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation may occur after birth in the presence of complications and needs a computed tomography scan for confirmation. However, our lack of awareness of this malformation has been responsible for a late and wrong diagnosis along with therapeutic errors...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768527/bilateral-blindness-secondary-to-optic-nerve-ischemia-from-severe-amlodipine-overdose-a-case-report
#10
Raymond Kao, Yves Landry, Genevieve Chick, Andrew Leung
BACKGROUND: Calcium channel blockers are commonly prescribed medications; calcium channel blocker overdose is becoming increasingly prevalent. The typical presentation of a calcium channel blocker overdose is hypotension and decreased level of consciousness. We describe a case of a calcium channel blocker overdose that led to bilateral cortical blindness, a presentation that has not previously been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old white woman with known bilateral early optic atrophy presented to our hospital with hypotension and obtundation following a known ingestion of 150 mg of amlodipine...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764797/conventional-osteosarcoma-of-the-mandible-successfully-treated-with-radical-surgery-and-adjuvant-chemotherapy-after-responding-poorly-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-case-report
#11
Yutaro Kimura, Kei Tomihara, Hidetake Tachinami, Shuichi Imaue, Kenji Nakamori, Kumiko Fujiwara, Kayo Suzuki, Taketoshi Yasuda, Shigeharu Miwa, Eiji Nakayama, Makoto Noguchi
BACKGROUND: Osteosarcoma, the most common primary bone malignancy, has an extremely poor prognosis and a high rate of local recurrence and distal metastases. Because osteosarcomas of the head and neck region are rare, accounting for less than 10% of all osteosarcoma cases, limited information is available about their treatment and prognosis. Because of the high rate of distal metastases associated with extragnathic osteosarcoma, surgery combined with chemotherapy is currently considered essential in its treatment...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760150/bilateral-pheochromocytoma-with-ganglioneuroma-component-associated-with-multiple-neuroendocrine-neoplasia-type-2a-a-case-report
#12
Boubacar Efared, Gabrielle Atsame-Ebang, Soufiane Tahirou, Khalid Mazaz, Nawal Hammas, Hinde El Fatemi, Laila Chbani
BACKGROUND: Composite pheochromocytoma/paragangliomas are very rare tumors composed of ordinary pheochromocytoma paragangliomas associated with neurogenic tumors. Several hereditary susceptibility disorders are known to be associated with pheochromocytoma/paragangliomas such as multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (2A or B). To the best of our knowledge, only four cases of composite pheochromocytoma/paragangliomas associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 have been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 40-year-old Arabic woman presented with headache, palpitations, paroxysmal hypertension, and weight loss, which she had had for the last 3 years...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756772/giant-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-of-the-appendix-a-case-report
#13
Sheng-Chun Dang, Ming-Ming Sun, Lu-Lu Liu, Abdul Malik, Jian-Xin Zhang, Yi-Yi Fan, Song Zou, Lei Cui, Jian-Guo Qu, Ji-Xiang Chen
BACKGROUND: Appendiceal mucinous adenocarcinoma is an extremely rare disease in clinical practice. Here, we report a case of unprecedented size that occupied the entire abdomen of a man. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old Chinese Han man presented with symptoms of abdominal distension. During a computed tomography imaging examination, a cystic-solid mass that occupied his entire abdominal cavity was detected. During exploratory laparotomy, an appendiceal tumor in his abdominal-pelvic cavity measuring 27...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755658/enterogenous-cyst-of-pediatric-testis-a-case-report
#14
Yoko Saitoh, Takashi Kawahara, Masako Otani, Yohei Kumano, Masahiro Yao, Jun-Ichi Teranishi, Hiroji Uemura
BACKGROUND: An enterogenous cyst is a rare entity categorized as an intestinal cyst. In most cases, enterogenous cysts are seen in the mediastinum, peritoneal cavity, spinal canal, subarachnoid space, and cerebral ventricle. CASE PRESENTATION: A 14-year-old Asian (Japanese) boy reported feeling pain in his left groin, and a mass was found. We did not perform orchiectomy because intraoperative frozen sections showed no malignant findings. On histological examination the resected specimens contained columnar epithelium surrounded by smooth muscle...
July 30, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754171/stab-injury-to-the-preauricular-region-with-laceration-of-the-external-carotid-artery-without-involvement-of-the-facial-nerve-a-case-report
#15
Diogo Casal, Giovanni Pelliccia, Diogo Pais, Diogo Carrola-Gomes, Maria Angélica-Almeida, José Videira-Castro, João Goyri-O'Neill
BACKGROUND: Open injuries to the face involving the external carotid artery are uncommon. These injuries are normally associated with laceration of the facial nerve because this nerve is more superficial than the external carotid artery. Hence, external carotid artery lesions are usually associated with facial nerve dysfunction. We present an unusual case report in which the patient had an injury to this artery with no facial nerve compromise. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old Portuguese man sustained a stab wound injury to his right preauricular region with a broken glass...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750686/carbon-dioxide-narcosis-due-to-inappropriate-oxygen-delivery-a-case-report
#16
Thomas Herren, Eva Achermann, Thomas Hegi, Adrian Reber, Max Stäubli
BACKGROUND: Oxygen delivery to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may be challenging because of their potential hypoxic ventilatory drive. However, some oxygen delivery systems such as non-rebreathing face masks with an oxygen reservoir bag require high oxygen flow for adequate oxygenation and to avoid carbon dioxide rebreathing. CASE PRESENTATION: A 72-year-old Caucasian man with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was admitted to the emergency department because of worsening dyspnea and an oxygen saturation of 81% measured by pulse oximetry...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750665/renal-damage-induced-by-pemetrexed-causing-drug-discontinuation-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Yassir Sbitti, Hafsa Chahdi, Khaoula Slimani, Adil Debbagh, Anouar Mokhlis, Abderrahmane Albouzidi, Fahd Bennani, Hassan Errihani, Mohamed Ichou
BACKGROUND: Pemetrexed maintenance therapy holds tremendous potential in improving the survival of patients with advanced pulmonary adenocarcinoma. Major side effects include myelosuppression and cutaneous reactions. However, little data are available on pemetrexed nephrotoxicity. Our case describes clinically relevant renal events leading to treatment discontinuation in routine practice. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 69-year-old Moroccan man treated for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747219/role-of-eculizumab-in-a-pediatric-refractory-gemcitabine-induced-thrombotic-microangiopathy-a-case-report
#18
Ludovica Facchini, Maurizio Lucchesi, Alessia Stival, Rosa Maria Roperto, Francesca Melosi, Marco Materassi, Silvia Farina, Veronica Tintori, Maurizio de Martino, Iacopo Sardi
BACKGROUND: The incidence of gemcitabine-induced hemolytic uremic syndrome has already been described in adults. Several approaches have been employed in the treatment of gemcitabine-induced hemolytic uremic syndrome with different outcomes. One of the most promising agents is eculizumab, which is a monoclonal antibody directed against C5 complement protein. CASE PRESENTATION: We reported the case of a 3-year-old white boy with medulloblastoma who underwent high-dose chemotherapy and craniospinal irradiation...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747211/fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-imaging-features-of-colloid-adenocarcinoma-of-the-lung-a-case-report
#19
ZhenGuang Wang, MingMing Yu, YueHua Chen, Yan Kong
BACKGROUND: Colloid adenocarcinoma of the lung is a rare subtype of variants of invasive adenocarcinomas. We report the appearance of this unusual entity on (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old man of Chinese Han nationality coughed with a little white sputum for 1 month. Chest computed tomography showed multiple bilateral subpleural nodules and plaques accompanied by air bronchograms, which were most concentrated in the lower lobe of his right lung...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743311/hypercapnic-respiratory-failure-during-pregnancy-due-to-polymyositis-related-respiratory-muscle-weakness-a-case-report
#20
Husain Shabbir Ali, Ibrahim Fawzy Hassan, Saibu George, Abdalrazig Elsadig Fadlelmula
BACKGROUND: Polymyositis is a rare medical disorder complicating pregnancy. Ventilatory muscle weakness leading to respiratory failure is an uncommon manifestation of this autoimmune disease. We report a case of life-threatening hypercapnic respiratory failure due to polymyositis-related respiratory muscle weakness in a pregnant woman. CASE PRESENTATION: A 31-year-old, African woman in her second trimester of pregnancy presented to the emergency department with fever, shortness of breath and muscle weakness...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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