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  1. Case report

    Primary hepatic angiomyolipoma: immunohistochemistry and electron microscopic observations: a case report

    Hepatic angiomyolipomas are a rare, benign group of mesenchymal tumors in the liver. Hepatic angiomyolipoma is sometimes misdiagnosed as hepatocellular carcinoma, and there is the possibility of a malignant tr...

    Hidefumi Kubo, Hitoshi Yamazaki, Takemichi Okada, Yoshihito Takahashi, Yatsushi Nishi and Hiroaki Yokomori

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:76

    Published on: 22 March 2017

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    Mediastinal syndrome from plasmablastic lymphoma in human immunodeficiency virus and human herpes virus 8 negative patient with polycythemia vera: a case report

    Plasmoblastic lymphoma is a rare and aggressive subtype of diffuse large B cell lymphoma, which occurs usually in the jaw of immunocompromised subjects.

    Massimo Cajozzo, Vincenzo Davide Palumbo, Salvatore Buscemi, Giuseppe Damiano, Ada Maria Florena, Daniela Cabibi, Francesco Raffaele, Antonino Alessio Anzalone, Federica Fatica, Gerlando Cocchiara, Salvatore Dioguardi, Antonio Bruno, Francesco Paolo Caronia and Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:75

    Published on: 21 March 2017

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    Combination therapies for the treatment of recurrent central giant cell lesion in the maxilla: a case report

    Central giant cell lesion is a non-neoplastic proliferation, usually asymptomatic, of unknown etiology. The purpose of this case report is to report the diagnosis and the treatment of a recurrent central giant...

    Jefferson Paulo de Oliveira, Fernanda Olivete, Naylin Danyele de Oliveira, Allan Fernando Giovanini, João César Zielak, Leandro Klüppel and Rafaela Scariot

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:74

    Published on: 20 March 2017

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    Pembrolizumab for metastatic melanoma in a renal allograft recipient with subsequent graft rejection and treatment response failure: a case report

    Transplant patients were excluded from the pivotal phase III trials of checkpoint inhibitors in metastatic melanoma. The efficacy and toxicity profiles of checkpoint inhibitors in this cohort of patients are n...

    Vineet Kwatra, Narayan V. Karanth, Kelum Priyadarshana and Michail Charakidis

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:73

    Published on: 19 March 2017

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    Twin pregnancy complicated by esophageal atresia, duodenal atresia, gastric perforation, and hypoplastic left heart structures in one twin: a case report and review of the literature

    The antenatal diagnosis of a combined esophageal atresia without tracheoesophageal fistula and duodenal atresia with or without gastric perforation is a rare occurrence. These diagnoses are difficult and can b...

    Mohamad K. Abou Chaar, Mariana L. Meyers, Bethany D. Tucker, Henry L. Galan, Kenneth W. Liechty, Timothy M. Crombleholme and Ahmed I. Marwan

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:64

    Published on: 18 March 2017

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    Migratory large vessel vasculitis preceding acute myeloid leukemia: a case report

    Large vessel vasculitis is a rare disorder usually occurring in the context of the autoimmune conditions of giant cell arteritis and Takayasu’s arteritis. Case reports have described large vessel vasculitis oc...

    Dinusha Chandratilleke, Anthea Anantharajah, Mauro Vicaretti, Warwick Benson and Lucinda J. Berglund

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:71

    Published on: 16 March 2017

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    Postoperative brachial artery entrapment associated with pediatric supracondylar fracture of the humerus: a case report

    Severely displaced supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children are frequently associated with complications including neurovascular injuries, non-union, or compartment syndrome. In the current literatur...

    David Latz, Jan Grassmann, Erik Schiffner, Sebastian Gehrmann, Mansur Duran, Joachim Windolf and Pascal Jungbluth

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:69

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  8. Research article

    Stylistic features of case reports as a genre of medical discourse

    The present paper discusses the lexical and grammatical peculiarities of English language medical case reports, taking into account their communicative purposes and intentions.

    Yuliia Lysanets, Halyna Morokhovets and Olena Bieliaieva

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:83

    Published on: 13 March 2017

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    Retrospective study of rare cutaneous malignant adnexal tumors of the head and neck in a tertiary care cancer hospital: a case series

    Adnexal tumors of the skin are a large and diverse group of benign and malignant neoplasms, which exhibit morphological differentiation toward one of the different types of adnexal epithelium present in normal...

    Omer Waqas, Muhammad Faisal, Irfan Haider, Awais Amjad, Arif Jamshed and Raza Hussain

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:67

    Published on: 12 March 2017

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    A pregnant woman with a surgical site infection after mesh repair of an abdominal wall incisional hernia: a case report

    Surgical meshes are widely used in incisional hernia repair. However, there are no reports of pregnancies complicated by infection of surgical meshes used for hernia repair. This is the first case report of a ...

    Kana Ozaki, Kenji Tanimura, Yasuhiko Ebina, Kiyonori Kanemitsu and Hideto Yamada

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:66

    Published on: 11 March 2017

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    Primary Burkitt lymphoma of the supraglottic larynx: a case report and review of the literature

    Burkitt lymphoma is a high-grade B cell lymphoma which accounts for less than 1% of all adult cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Rare instances of Burkitt lymphoma developing secondary to prior irradiation have be...

    Alexandra E. Quimby, Lisa Caulley, Danielle Rodin, Bibianna Purgina, Libni Eapen, Luke Shier and Stephanie Johnson-Obaseki

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:65

    Published on: 10 March 2017

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    The efficacy of resection of an intradural extramedullary foramen magnum cavernous malformation presenting with repeated subarachnoid hemorrhage: a case report

    Intradural extramedullary cavernous angiomas of the central nervous system are a rare type of cavernous angioma, but they can cause fatal subarachnoid hemorrhage. The efficacy of resection for this type of cav...

    Tomoya Oishi, Naoto Sakai, Tetsuro Sameshima, Hiroshi Kawaji and Hiroki Namba

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:63

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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    Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis and first successful whole lung lavage in Sri Lanka: a case report

    Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is a rare disease characterized by accumulation of lipoproteinaceous material within alveoli. There are three clinically distinct forms: congenital, acquired and secondary. Whole...

    Janith Galhenage, Buddhika Weerasinghe, Wadasinghe Dilesha, Roshana Constantine and Bandu Gunasena

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:62

    Published on: 8 March 2017

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    A rare presentation of myxofibrosarcoma as a Pancoast tumor: a case report

    Myxofibrosarcoma is an aggressive soft tissue neoplasm, classified as a variant of malignant fibrous histiocytoma. Most often, it occurs in middle to late adult life peaking in the seventh decade and involving...

    Vasa Jevremovic, Adnan Yousuf, Zulfiqar Hussain, Amer Abboud and Edgar G. Chedrawy

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:61

    Published on: 7 March 2017

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    Clomiphene citrate-induced visual hallucinations: a case report

    Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common cause of chronic anovulation and infertility in otherwise healthy fertile couples. Clomiphene citrate is used as a first-line ovulation induction therapy in patients with ...

    Ramesh Venkatesh, Gaganjeet Singh Gujral, Prachi Gurav, Shailja Tibrewal and Umang Mathur

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:60

    Published on: 6 March 2017

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    Subepithelial rectal gastrointestinal stromal tumor – the use of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration to establish a definitive cytological diagnosis: a case report

    Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms affecting the gastrointestinal tract. The stomach is the most common location to be affected, and the rectum one of the rarest, but the...

    Vitor Ottoboni Brunaldi, Martin Coronel, Danielle Azevedo Chacon, Eduardo Turiani Hourneaux De Moura, Sérgio E. Matuguma, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux De Moura and Diogo Turiani Hourneaux De Moura

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:59

    Published on: 5 March 2017

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    Subcutaneous immunoglobulins for the treatment of a patient with antisynthetase syndrome and secondary chronic immunodeficiency after anti-CD20 treatment: a case report

    Antisynthetase syndrome is a rare and debilitating multiorgan disease characterized by inflammatory myopathy, interstitial lung disease, cutaneous involvement, and frequent chronic inflammation of the joints. ...

    Patrick Cherin, Christophe de Jaeger, Jean-Charles Crave, Jean-Christophe Delain, Abir Tadmouri and Zahir Amoura

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:58

    Published on: 4 March 2017

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    Nodular fasciitis of the breast clinically resembling breast cancer in an elderly woman: a case report

    Nodular fasciitis is a benign reactive proliferative lesion of fibroblast cells, which can occur throughout the body. However, it has rarely been reported in the breast of an elderly woman.

    Satoshi Hayashi, Shunsuke Yasuda, Nana Takahashi, Satoshi Okazaki, Kei Ishibashi, Masahiro Kitada and Naoyuki Miyokawa

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:57

    Published on: 3 March 2017

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    Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis presenting as pneumoperitoneum in a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a case report

    Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis, marked by numerous gas-filled cysts in the intestinal wall and submucosa or intestinal submucosa, is a very uncommon condition.

    Atsuyoshi Iida, Hiromichi Naito, Kohei Tsukahara, Tetsuya Yumoto, Nobuyuki Nosaka, Shinnichi Kawana, Keiji Sato, Nobuhiro Takeuchi, Jyunichi Soneda and Atsunori Nakao

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:55

    Published on: 28 February 2017

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    A 13-year old girl with pancytopenia at the presentation of a Borrelia hispanica infection: a case report and review of the literature

    It is not uncommon that a child with a febrile illness of unknown etiology is admitted to the hospital. When the complete blood count reveals a pancytopenia, the diagnostic process can be a real challenge.

    Irmin Leen, Peggy Bruynseels, Benoît Kabamba Mukadi, Mark van Oort and Machiel van den Akker

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2017 11:51

    Published on: 27 February 2017

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