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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784901/symptomatic-total-aortic-occlusion
#1
Bogdan Dutu, Dumitru Zdrenghea, Dana Pop, Gabriel Cismaru, Alexandru Martis, Adrian C Iancu
BACKGROUND Aortic occlusion, whether acute or subacute, is a rare but very serious entity with disastrous consequences if not treated in a timely fashion. Rapid diagnosis is crucial in this setting. In surgically treated patients there is a high degree of mortality and morbidity; therefore, percutaneous revascularization, whenever possible and independent of the available techniques, is much more desirable. CASE REPORT A 62-year-old woman with a history of diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and peripheral vascular disease, with previous femoral-femoral bypass for right common iliac artery occlusion, and with recent conventional angiography showing near occlusion of the ostial left common iliac artery (the donor vessel for the previous bypass), was referred to our hospital for conventional angioplasty...
May 22, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780157/targeting-acquired-hemophilia-a-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-a-rituximab-shot-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Imad Ghozlani, Aziza Mounach, Mirieme Ghazi, Anass Kherrab, Radouane Niamane
BACKGROUND Acquired hemophilia A (AH) is a rare hemorrhagic diathesis, characterized by the presence of autoantibodies directed against the pro-coagulant activity of factor VIII. It is associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in 4% to 8% of cases and its prognosis remains severe. CASE REPORT A 66-year-old patient has been followed up for 20 years for deforming and severe RA, which was in low-disease activity. However, the patient presented a polyarticular flare involving the metacarpophalangeal and the proximal interphalangeal joints, the left elbow, and the right knee, which was warm and swollen...
May 21, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773783/cholesteryl-ester-storage-disease-fatal-outcome-without-causal-therapy-in-a-female-patient-with-the-preventable-sequelae-of-progressive-liver-disease-after-many-years-of-mild-symptoms
#3
Ali Canbay, Meike N Müller, Stathis Philippou, Guido Gerken, Andreas Tromm
BACKGROUND Cholesteryl ester storage disease (CESD), also known as lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D), is a rare autosomal-recessive inheritable lysosomal storage disease. Since 2015, a causal treatment with sebelipase alfa, which replaces the missing LAL enzyme, has been approved. We report a fatal course of LAL-D in a female patient. CASE REPORT In 1979, CESD was first diagnosed in a 13-year-old female with marked hepatomegaly. At that time, no specific treatment for CESD was available and the spontaneous course of the disease had to be awaited...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769481/a-case-of-thoracic-endometriosis-syndrome-presenting-with-recurrent-catamenial-pneumothorax
#4
Shoaib Z Junejo, Sandeep Singh Lubana, Sukhdip Singh Shina, Sandeep Singh Tuli
BACKGROUND Catamenial pneumothorax (CP) is a spontaneous pneumothorax commonly associated with menstrual periods. Endometrial tissues most commonly involve the pelvic region. However, after the pelvis, the lungs are most frequently involved. Thoracic endometriosis should always be suspected in young women presenting with CP. CASE REPORT A 30-year-old woman with history of endometriosis presented with chief complaint of umbilical pain. A computerized tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen and pelvis was performed, which showed an incidental finding of a large right-sided pneumothorax...
May 17, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765015/reduction-of-blood-pressure-following-after-renal-artery-adventitia-stripping-during-total-nephroureterectomy-potential-effect-of-renal-sympathetic-denervation
#5
Keisuke Okamura, Shunsuke Satou, Keita Setojima, Shinjiro Shono, Shigero Miyajima, Tatsu Ishii, Kazuyuki Shirai, Hidenori Urata
BACKGROUND Catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation has been reported to be effective for treatment resistance hypertension in Australia and Europe. However, in the blinded SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial, renal denervation did not achieve a significant decrease in blood pressure (BP) in comparison to sham controls. There have been various discussions on the factors that influenced this result. CASE REPORT Two men on antihypertensive therapy underwent unilateral radical nephroureterectomy for cancer of the renal pelvis...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760374/overview-of-cerebral-edema-during-correction-of-hyperglycemic-crises
#6
Daniel Varela, Natalie Held, Stuart Linas
BACKGROUND Hyperglycemic crises can cause severe neurologic impairment. One of the most dreaded consequences of hyperglycemic crises is cerebral edema, a rare complication seen during the treatment of hyperglycemic crises resulting from overly-aggressive fluid resuscitation and rapid correction of hyperglycemia and hyperosmolarity. CASE REPORT We present a case of profound hyperglycemic crisis with blood glucose greater than 2000 mg/dL, complicated by the development of new neurologic deficits after rapid correction of hyperglycemia...
May 15, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755106/a-rare-case-of-adult-onset-rectosigmoid-hypoganglionosis
#7
Mohammed Yousef Aldossary, Antonio Privitera, Obai Elzamzami, Nemat Alturki, Khalid Sabr
BACKGROUND Intestinal hypoganglionosis is very rare and accounts for 3% to 5% of all classified congenital intestinal innervation disorders. Isolated hypoganglionosis of the colon is a particularly rare form of the disease, and differential diagnosis includes association with Hirschsprung's disease and chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) related to visceral myopathies. Most cases are diagnosed at an early age or in childhood with only a few cases reported in adults. CASE REPORT We report a case of isolated hypoganglionosis of the rectum and sigmoid presenting as an emergency with acute intestinal obstruction in a 20-year-old male patient...
May 14, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748527/extreme-right-axis-deviation-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-hazardous-signal-of-poor-prognosis
#8
Qingyu Wang, Shuo Pan, Fuqiang Liu, Dan Yang, Jun-Kui Wang
BACKGROUND New-onset extreme right axis deviation and right bundle branch block (RBBB) are rare during acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and has only been reported in several cases reflecting the severity of AMI. It could predict severe clinical complications and higher risks in coronary artery disease. Although there is little electrophysiological explanation, the complications are severe. They should be emphasized in newly diagnosed extreme right axis deviation and RBBB in AMI. CASE REPORT A 72-year-old male was admitted to our department with a chief complaint of intermittent retrosternal chest pain and was diagnosed with extensive anterior myocardial infarction with RBBB, by elevated myocardial enzymes and ECG...
May 11, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743472/a-case-of-perforated-jejunal-diverticulum-an-unexpected-cause-of-pneumoperitoneum-in-a-patient-presenting-with-an-acute-abdomen
#9
Bruno Augusto Alves Martins, Rosana Rodrigues Galletti, Júlio Marinho Dos Santos Neto, Caroline Neiva Mendes
BACKGROUND Jejunal diverticulosis is a rare clinical condition, and the majority of patients are asymptomatic. However, some patients can develop serious complications, including perforation. We report the case of a 74-year-old female patient with a perforated jejunal diverticulum who presented with an 'acute abdomen' and with pneumoperitoneum on X-ray radiography. CASE REPORT A 74-year-old female patient presented to the emergency department with a 24-hour history of acute onset of diffuse abdominal pain associated with nausea and vomiting...
May 10, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739920/a-rare-case-of-complete-esophageal-obstruction-following-esophageal-variceal-band-ligation-evbl-for-esophageal-varices-performed-by-esophagogastroduodenoscopy-egd
#10
Muhammad Aziz, Beth Floyd, Tuba Esfandyari
BACKGROUND Esophageal variceal band ligation (EVBL) performed by esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a routinely performed procedure for the treatment of esophageal varices that is undertaken to control bleeding and prevent further complications. This report is of a case of a rare complication of complete esophageal obstruction following EVBL. CASE REPORT A 69-year-old woman underwent EVBL for esophageal varices. She subsequently presented with complete obstruction of the esophageal lumen with ulceration, which was seen on repeat EGD...
May 9, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735962/fatal-myopericarditis-following-an-influenza-a-h3n2-infection
#11
Caroline Lefeuvre, Sylvie Behillil, Stéphane Triau, Antonio Monteiro-Rodrigues, François Templier, Cong Tri Tran, Hélène Le Guillou-Guillemette, Françoise Lunel-Fabiani, Vincent Enouf, Alexandra Ducancelle
BACKGROUND Influenza viruses induce uncomplicated infections in most cases in individuals with no known predisposing factors. Acute febrile illness is generally limited to upper respiratory symptoms and several constitutional symptoms, including headache, lethargy, and myalgia. However, influenza A virus is a cause of severe morbidity and mortality worldwide. Some patients are at risk for serious and fatal complications. Cardiac involvement is a well-known condition, but, clinically apparent influenza myocarditis is not common...
May 8, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731507/primary-papillary-serous-carcinoma-of-the-fallopian-tube-presenting-as-a-vaginal-mass-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Einav Kadour-Peero, Lena Sagi-Dain, Gil Cohen, Roman Korobochka, Abed Agbarya, Jacob Bejar, Shlomi Sagi
BACKGROUND There is now evidence to support that some cases of high-grade serous papillary carcinoma arise from the fallopian tubes rather than the ovaries. Common symptoms at presentation include abdominal pain and swelling, vomiting, altered bowel habit and urinary symptoms. To our knowledge, this is the first case of serous papillary carcinoma presenting as a vaginal mass lesion. CASE REPORT A 41-year-old woman was referred to the Bnai-Zion Medical Center with the main complaint of irregular vaginal bleeding, vaginal mucous discharge, and suspected pelvic mass...
May 7, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724988/total-gastric-necrosis-due-to-mucormycosis-a-rare-case-of-gastric-perforation
#13
Salah Termos, Feras Othman, Mohammad Alali, Bader M S Al Bader, Talal Alkhadher, Wael Fathi Hassanaiah, Ali Taqi, Abhijit Sapkal
BACKGROUND Spontaneous gastric perforation is usually a complication of peptic ulcer disease, or a postoperative complication resulting from gastric torsion. Mucormycosis (or zygomycosis) is an uncommon opportunistic fungal infection that is usually seen in immunocompromised patients and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This report is of a rare case of spontaneous gastric perforation due to mucormycosis infection. CASE REPORT A 52-year-old woman, with a past medical history of heroin abuse, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease treated by dialysis, presented to the emergency department with cellulitis of the arms...
May 4, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720579/congenital-esophageal-atresia-and-microtia-in-a-newborn-secondary-to-mycophenolate-mofetil-exposure-during-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Musaed Mohammed Alsebayel, Faisal Abdulrahman Abaalkhail, Faisal Mohammed Alsebayel, Dema A Alissa, Ahmed Hamdan Al-Jedai, Hussien Elsiesy
BACKGROUND Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs to prevent organ transplant rejection in combination with calcineurin inhibitors and steroids. It has a different toxicity profile than tacrolimus and cyclosporine.  Gastrointestinal tract disturbances are the most common adverse effects. The use of MMF in pregnant women, however, holds great risk of miscarriage and fetal development defects such as external ear malformation, ocular anomalies, cleft lip and palate, and abnormality of distal limbs, heart, esophagus, and kidneys...
May 3, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717103/angina-pectoris-in-young-male-due-to-agenesis-of-left-circumflex-artery
#15
Thomas J Guterbaum, Kristian A Øvrehus, Karsten T Veien, Jacob E Møller, Hans Mickley
BACKGROUND This case study demonstrated that although highly symptomatic, agenesis of the left circumflex artery was a benign finding. Anomalies of the coronary arteries were found to be the cause of sudden death in a young individual. Left circumflex anomalies were not associated with major cardiac events. CASE REPORT A 20-year-old male was admitted due to syncope preceded by chest pain. His electrocardiogram (ECG) showed global ST segment elevation as well as biphasic T waves in anterior precordial leads...
May 2, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712885/leishmania-in-a-patient-with-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#16
Gregory Nicolas, Elliott Koury, Dani Osman, Christian Salibi, Lea Nehme, Stephanie Mitri, Julien-Sami Atef El Sayegh, Linda Rached, George Khoury
BACKGROUND Leishmaniasis is a parasitic infection spread by the bite of infected sand flies that are usually present in the Middle East, Africa, and some parts of Asia and Europe. Leishmaniasis manifests in 3 different forms: Visceral (also known as Kala Azar), which is the most serious type; cutaneous, which is the most common type; and mucocutaneous. The symptoms of this infection range from a silent infection to fever, enlargement of the liver and spleen, weight loss, and pancytopenia. CASE REPORT In this case report, we discuss a 73-year-old man known to have chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), presenting with unremitting fever and who to our surprise was found to have Kala Azar...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706615/clinical-benefit-from-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-metastatic-merkel-cell-carcinoma-a-case-series-of-5-patients
#17
Erica S Tarabadkar, Hannah Thomas, Astrid Blom, Upendra Parvathaneni, Thomas Olencki, Paul Nghiem, Shailender Bhatia
BACKGROUND Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare but aggressive neuroendocrine skin cancer. The estimated 5-year survival of patients with metastatic disease is approximately 14%. Cytotoxic chemotherapy is associated with a modest median progression-free survival (PFS) of only 3 months. In recent studies, immunotherapy with anti-PD-1/anti-PD-L1 antibodies has demonstrated a high response rate in immunocompetent patients (>50% in chemotherapy-naïve patients) and responses are typically durable. However, approximately 50% of immunocompetent patients do not respond to immunotherapy...
April 30, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703882/unusual-association-of-aniridia-with-aicardi-gouti%C3%A3-res-syndrome-related-congenital-glaucoma-in-a-tertiary-care-center
#18
Hebah M Musalem, Qais S Dirar, Selwa A F Al-Hazzaa, Abdul-Aziz A Al Zoba, Jeylan El-Mansoury
BACKGROUND Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS) is a rare autosomal recessive encephalopathy of early onset. AGS visual dysfunction range from nystagmus and optic atrophy to cortical blindness in affected individuals; however, congenital glaucoma has been recently noticed among AGS pediatric patients. According to the literature, aniridia has never been recognized among AGS patients. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 4-year-old boy with AGS who had multiple congenital anomalies in the eyes. He was found to have congenital glaucoma, nystagmus, spherophakia with shallow chambers, and aniridia in both eyes...
April 28, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700276/endometrial-metastasis-from-ductal-breast-carcinoma-a-case-report-with-literature-review
#19
Maryam Rahmani, Fatemeh Nili, Elnaz Tabibian
BACKGROUND There are few reports of breast cancer cases with uterine metastases; among them, myometrium is more frequently involved than endometrium. The majority of breast cancer metastases to endometrium are lobular type, and there have been only 5 reported cases of ductal type since 1984. Here, we describe a new case of invasive ductal carcinoma with metastases to endometrium and isolated presentation of abnormal uterine bleeding, in addition to reviewing the existing literature on other similar cases. CASE REPORT The patient was a 51-year-old Persian woman with no remarkable past medical or family history of cancer, who presented with a 6-month complaint of menorrhagia to our gynecology clinic...
April 27, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695685/malposition-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-into-the-right-inferior-thyroid-vein-a-case-report
#20
Yuri Imakiire, Tomoaki Yanaru, Hitomi Kumano, Erisa Nakamori, Ken Yamaura
BACKGROUND A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) causes few serious complications but can be malpositioned. To avoid malpositioning, ultrasound guidance is widely used. Here, we report the case of a patient who received a PICC that was inserted under ultrasound guidance, but the catheter tip accidentally entered the right inferior thyroid vein. CASE REPORT A 58-year-old woman was scheduled for reconstructive mammoplasty. After general anesthesia, a PICC was inserted via the right basilic vein. The PICC was inserted under guidance using a portable ultrasound machine with a high-frequency linear transducer...
April 26, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
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