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  1. Content type: Case report

    Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare aggressive tumor of the peritoneum. We report a rare case of resection of multiple localized malignant peritoneal mesotheliomas.

    Authors: Takashi Miyata, Yuta Fujiwara, Koji Nishijima, Fumio Futagami, Takashi Nakamura and Hiroyuki Takamura

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:66

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    Lodgment of a bullet within the orbit is uncommon. The decision to remove these objects poses a challenge to surgeons due to a high risk of complications. Currently, endoscopic transnasal surgery with navigato...

    Authors: Chakapan Promsopa and Usaporn Prapaisit

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:65

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    Micronodular thymoma with lymphoid stroma is a rare subtype of thymoma. Here we report a case of micronodular thymoma with lymphoid stroma that was completely resected after incomplete resection 10 years earlier.

    Authors: Yasunori Kaminuma, Masayuki Tanahashi, Haruhiro Yukiue, Eriko Suzuki, Naoko Yoshii, Toshio Fujino, Hiroshi Ogawa and Hiroshi Niwa

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:69

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    Secondary aortoenteric fistula is a rare but fatal complication after reconstructive surgery for an aortic aneurysm characterized by abdominal pain, fever, hematochezia, and hematemesis, and the mortality rate...

    Authors: Hiroaki Saito, Yoshitaka Nishikawa, Jun-ichi Akahira, Hajime Yamaoka, Toru Okuzono, Toyoaki Sawano, Masaharu Tsubokura and Kazuhiro Yamaya

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:61

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    The coexistence of neuromeningeal cryptococcosis and Kaposi’s sarcoma is not surprising in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus infection and a low CD4 count, although it is rarely described. However, w...

    Authors: Mickael Essouma, Larry N. Tangie, Mazou N. Temgoua, Ulrich Gabin Kenfack, Antonin N. Ndam and Celestin Danwang

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:86

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    The trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias are a group of primary headache syndromes marked by severe head pain and associated cranial autonomic symptoms which can include a full or partial Horner’s syndrome. Rarel...

    Authors: Todd D. Rozen and Matthew T. Kline

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:60

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    Clinically silent somatotroph adenoma is characterized by elevated serum growth hormone but without the clinical symptoms of acromegaly, and it is considered rare. The natural history is not well understood, p...

    Authors: Tomohiro Kawaguchi, Yoshikazu Ogawa and Teiji Tominaga

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:85

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    Osteosarcomas of the head and neck region are rare entities that comprise < 10% of all osteosarcomas. Multimodality treatment of patients with osteosarcoma is well-established for osteosarcoma in long bones, a...

    Authors: Tadahide Noguchi, Yasushi Sugiura, Naruo Okada, Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya, Jun-ichi Hyasaka, Ken-ichi Sasaguri, Shunji Sarukawa, Akifumi Fujita, Yusuke Amano and Yoshiyuki Mori

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:58

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    Insulin autoimmune syndrome is a rare cause of hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia characterized by autoantibodies to human insulin without previous insulin use. We report a case of a patient with hyperinsulinemic h...

    Authors: Seiji Kobayashi, Houichi Amano, Yoshindo Kawaguchi and Takashi Yokoo

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:79

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    Nuclear protein in testis midline carcinoma is a rare, highly metastatic undifferentiated carcinoma that typically arises in midline structures and is characterized by having a fusion involving the nuclear pro...

    Authors: Safwan K. Elkhatib, Beth K. Neilsen, Richard L. Sleightholm, Michael J. Baine and Weining Zhen

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:57

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    Desmoplastic small round cell tumor is an extremely rare and aggressive cancer that affects mainly adolescents and young adults. Despite multiple therapeutic strategies, most patients have resistant disease wi...

    Authors: Natalia Brenneken Duarte Ambar, Maria Teresa de Seixas Alves, Henrique Manoel Lederman, Simone Abib, Alexandre Alberto Barros Duarte and Eliana Monteiro Caran

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:77

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    A giant congenital cervical teratoma is often highly vascularized; thus, in addition to a life-threatening airway occlusion at birth it comprises a high risk for significant and lethal blood loss during resect...

    Authors: Ori Hochwald, Ziv Gil, Arie Gordin, Zeev Winer, Ron Avrahami, Eitan Abargel, Asaad Khoury, Amit Lehavi, Philippe Abecassis, Liron Eldor, Ofer Ben-Izhak, Liron Borenstein-Levin, Ran Stienberg and Amir Kugelman

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:73

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    Gastric adenocarcinoma is a known complication of partial gastrectomy. Jaundice from gastric adenocarcinoma usually occurs in the setting of hepatic nodal or parenchymal metastasis. This case demonstrates an u...

    Authors: Karl Vaz, Raphael P. Luber, Catriona McLean, Jan Frank Gerstenmaier and Stuart K. Roberts

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:72

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    Polyarteritis nodosa is a disease that presents with necrotizing vasculitis in small and medium-sized arteries. It may occur in various organs, but approximately half of cases have gastrointestinal involvement...

    Authors: Saori Yajima, Hiroshi Asano, Hiroyuki Fukano, Yasuhiro Ohara, Nozomi Shinozuka, Chih-Ping Li and Taketo Yamada

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:55

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    Ureteral ectopia is a rarely observed anomaly. It may be totally asymptomatic. An association with a duplex system is exceptional. Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches are challenging. Carcinologic surgery mu...

    Authors: Omar Karray, Hassen Khouni, Mahdi Charfi, Rami Boulma, Mehdi Debaibi, Rym Makhlouf, Karim Bargaoui, Oumeima Nessej, Azza Seridi, Slim Fourti, Mohamed Habib Bouhaouala and Adnene Chouchene

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:70

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    Periprosthetic joint infections are a major challenge for treating physicians. Musculoskeletal infections with Mycobacterium bovis are extremely rare, with an assumed incidence of 0.08–0.1%. Consequently, peripro...

    Authors: Emanuel Kuner, Jens Arne Jöckel, Rene Orler and Reto Nüesch

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:54

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    Primary small cell carcinoma of the kidney is an extremely rare neoplasm. The clinical features of small cell carcinoma of the kidney are not well established due to its rarity and scarcity of case reports. We...

    Authors: Charles Chu, Chung-Yuan Hu, Rashmi Batra and Albert Y. Lin

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:71

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    Gastric cancer has a wide spectrum of clinical features, imaging manifestations, and pathology. Punctate calcifications in gastric cancer are infrequent but are usually found in mucinous adenocarcinoma. Howeve...

    Authors: Miki Kaneko, Tadashi Namisaki, Hiroaki Takaya, Hitoshi Mori, Mitsuteru Kitade, Yasushi Okura, Kenichiro Seki, Shinya Sato, Keisuke Nakanishi, Koh Kitagawa, Takahiro Ozutsumi, Naotaka Shimozato, Kosuke Kaji, Tomoyuki Otani, Tokiko Nakai, Chiho Obayashi…

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:64

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    Cesarean scar pregnancy is rare but may be related to early uterine rupture and may result in massive hemorrhage. Nowadays, most cesarean scar pregnancies are diagnosed early and can be managed properly. Howev...

    Authors: Eun Ju Jo, Hyun-Hwa Cha and Won Joon Seong

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:53

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    Mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes, the most common maternally inherited mitochondrial disease, can present with a wide range of neurological manifestations including both ...

    Authors: Durjoy Lahiri, Vishal Madhukar Sawale, Subhadeep Banerjee, Souvik Dubey, Biman Kanti Roy and Shyamal Kumar Das

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:63

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    Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the trachea is a rare tumor, characterized by slow growth and low rate of local and distant metastasis. When achievable, complete surgical resection represents the optimal treatment...

    Authors: Gian Paolo Spinelli, Evelina Miele, Alessandra Anna Prete, Giuseppe Lo Russo, Alessandro Di Marzo, Claudio Di Cristofano and Silverio Tomao

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:52

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    Basal meningoceles are rare herniations of the meninges that tend to present unilaterally with cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea. Growing evidence suggests that intracranial hypertension contributes considerably ...

    Authors: Aleksandar Radonjic, Abdul Mounem Kassab, Ioana D. Moldovan, Shaun Kilty and Fahad Alkherayf

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:62

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    Xanthoma disseminatum is a very rare disease classified as a benign non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis, which is rarely associated with osteoarticular lesions. There is only a report of tumor abrasion during tr...

    Authors: Yu Taniguchi, Tomofumi Nishino, Hisashi Sugaya, Mishima Hajime, Naoyuki Ochiai and Masashi Yamazaki

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:51

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  24. Content type: Correction

    In the publication of this article [1], there is an error in the Family Name and Given Name of the authors since these were interchanged.

    Authors: Maria Teresa Dinoi, Stefano Mummolo, Annalisa Monaco, Enrico Marchetti, Vincenzo Campanella and Giuseppe Marzo

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:68

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    The original article was published in Journal of Medical Case Reports 2015 9:48

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    For patients with complicated generator pocket infection, expert consensuses universally advocate complete device and leads removal followed by delayed replacement on the contralateral side. We cured our patie...

    Authors: Wanqiu Kang, Xiaoming Chen, Zicheng Li, Aidong Zhang, Jingwen Liu, Liqiong Yu and Yingzhen Wen

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:49

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    The autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis can mimic a variety of neurological disorders leading to a delay in diagnosis and treatment. In the older population, due to confusion with signs of the ageing process ...

    Authors: Avinash Chandra and Basant Pant

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:48

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    Parvimonas micra, a Gram-positive anaerobic coccus, is a rare pathogen for psoas abscess. We describe a case of a patient with iliopsoas abscess caused by P. micra.

    Authors: Toyomitsu Sawai, Satoru Koga, Shotaro Ide, Sumako Yoshioka, Nobuko Matsuo and Hiroshi Mukae

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:47

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    Congenital prepubic sinus is a rare anomaly found in the midline of the lower abdomen. Congenital prepubic sinus is usually asymptomatic in neonates, and a diagnosis is often achieved later in life after spont...

    Authors: Yavuz Güler, Akif Erbin, Burak Üçpınar, Ömer Vural and Zeynep Tatar

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:46

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Gastric pharmacobezoars are a rare entity that can induce mechanical gastric outlet obstructions and sometimes prolong toxic pharmacological effects. Certain medications, such as sustained-release forms, conta...

    Authors: Stephan von Düring, Corinne Challet and Laurent Christin

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:45

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    Atlanto-occipital dislocation is a rare and severe injury of the upper spine associated with a very poor prognosis.

    Authors: Martin Rief, Philipp Zoidl, Paul Zajic, Stefan Heschl, Simon Orlob, Günther Silbernagel, Philipp Metnitz, Paul Puchwein and Gerhard Prause

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:44

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    Hepatic abscess can be defined as an encapsulated collection of suppurative material within the liver parenchyma. Hepatic abscess can be distinguished as pyogenic, amebic, or fungal. Biliary tract disease rema...

    Authors: Vincenzo Davide Palumbo, Benedetto Di Trapani, Antonio Bruno, Mario Feo, Bernardo Molinelli, Simone Tomasini, Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte, Marianna Messina and Giovanni Tomasello

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:43

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    Congenital infantile fibrosarcoma is a rare mesenchymal tumor seen in children as well as adults. The congenital variety is rare and out of the reported cases only one case sited in the neck has been reported ...

    Authors: Alisha Gupta, Shilpa Sharma, Sandeep Mathur, D. K. Yadav and D. K. Gupta

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:41

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    Hyponatremia is defined as a serum sodium level of less than 135 mEq/L in a patient. Although hyponatremia is not an uncommon laboratory finding, especially in the elderly, hunting for the etiology is a challe...

    Authors: Bopeththe Vidanelage Kameera Madhusanka Bopeththa, S. M. M. Niyaz and Chathuranga Medagedara

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:40

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    The prognosis of stage IV gastric cancer and human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2)-positive gastric cancer is poor, although new drugs and regimens have been developed. We report a case of a patient with stag...

    Authors: Masazumi Sakaguchi, Norihiro Shimoike, Shin Akagawa and Seiichiro Kanaya

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:42

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  35. Content type: Case report

    Pachydermoperiostosis (PDP) is a rare disorder characterized by clubbing of the fingers, thickening of the skin (pachyderma), and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). It typically appears during childhood or ad...

    Authors: Amir Joshi, Gaurav Nepal, Yow Ka Shing, Hari Prasad Panthi and Suman Baral

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:39

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    Cerebrovascular accidents are rare in children. Rates of stroke in children with human immunodeficiency virus infection are higher than in the uninfected population.

    Authors: Tinsae Alemayehu, Ayalew Moges and Ayal Mekuanint

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:38

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    Approximately half of pulmonary embolism cases are diagnosed in an emergency context. The classic symptoms of pulmonary embolism are absent in intensive care unit patients who are under sedation and on mechani...

    Authors: Julio Miranda-Bacallado, María Manuela Izquierdo-Gómez, Javier García-Niebla, Juan José Jiménez, José Luis Iribarren, Ignacio Laynez-Cerdeña and Juan Lacalzada-Almeida

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:37

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  38. Content type: Case report

    In the list of named numerical neuro-ophthalmological syndromes, such as one-and-a-half syndrome and others, we report for the first time twenty-and-a-half syndrome, which is characterized by one-and-a-half sy...

    Authors: Mukesh Dube, Raunak Dani, Ayush Dubey and Dinesh Chouksey

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:35

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    Cutaneous metastatic disease arising from urinary tract carcinoma is rare and associated with a poor prognosis. We report a case of metastatic disease occurring in a patient treated for synchronous urothelial ...

    Authors: M. Ghalleb, M. A. Ayadi, S. Slim, I. Zemni, R. Doghri, J. Ben Hassouna and K. Rahal

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:34

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    Pantoea is a Gram-negative, non-encapsulated, non-spore-forming, ubiquitous straight rod which can be isolated from geographical and ecological sources such as plant surfaces, buckwheat seeds, human feces, and th...

    Authors: Nobuhiro Asai, Yusuke Koizumi, Atsuko Yamada, Daisuke Sakanashi, Hiroki Watanabe, Hideo Kato, Arufumi Shiota, Mao Hagihara, Hiroyuki Suematsu, Yuka Yamagishi and Hiroshige Mikamo

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:33

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    Mycetoma is a neglected infectious disease caused by a fungus (eumycetoma) or bacteria (actinomycetoma); it is characterized by chronic local inflammation with sinus formation and purulent discharge. Its cours...

    Authors: Carine Mekoguem, Cécile Triboulet and Alexandre Gouveia

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:32

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    Pulmonary regurgitation is a common complication after tetralogy of Fallot repair, resulting in right ventricular dysfunction, arrhythmia, and sudden death. However, the indications and optimal timing for pulm...

    Authors: Masao Takigami, Keiichi Itatani, Naohiko Nakanishi, Kosuke Nakaji, Yo Kajiyama, Satoaki Matoba, Hitoshi Yaku and Masaaki Yamagishi

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:30

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