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  1. Content type: Case report

    An Amyand’s hernia is defined by the presence of a vermiform appendix within an inguinal hernia sac. Most of these cases are not diagnosed preoperatively and the surgical approach is dependent on the type pres...

    Authors: Daisuke Muroya, Shinji Sato, Masayuki Okabe, Yukiya Kishimoto and Keiichiro Tayama

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:195

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    Chronic urticaria is characterized by recurrent hives, with or without angioedema, persisting for 6 weeks or longer. Although often suspected by patients, in fact specific allergen triggers are infrequent. In ...

    Authors: Irene Yuan, Priya Katari and Marcus Shaker

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:193

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    Insulinomas are pancreatic endocrine tumors of rare incidence worldwide, the vast majority are of single occurrence and benign. These may not always present with the clear symptoms described in the literature ...

    Authors: Dolores Mejía, Rafael Contreras, Guarina Molina and Michael Alcántara

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:192

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    We describe a patient copresenting with epilepsia partialis continua, tuberculosis, and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. To our knowledge, this is the first documented case of this triad.

    Authors: Gashirai K. Mbizvo, Isabel C. Lentell, Clifford Leen, Huw Roddie, Christopher P. Derry, Susan E. Duncan and Kristiina Rannikmäe

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:191

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    Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and hemolytic uremic syndrome are two forms of thrombotic microangiopathies. They are characterized by severe thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolysis, and thrombosis, l...

    Authors: Jose Perez Lara, Yaneidy Santana, Maneesh Gaddam, Asghar Ali, Sandeep Malik and Misbahuddin Khaja

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:190

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    Leser–Trélat syndrome, which manifests as eruptive multiple seborrheic keratoses, is a rare paraneoplastic sign. Hyponatremia in the elderly population is an often overlooked but potentially sinister biochemic...

    Authors: Larry Nyanti, Affizal Samsudin and Ing Khieng Tiong

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:188

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    Radiotherapy has been shown to cause malfunction of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, and there are few studies of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and radiotherapy. We report an unusual case of ...

    Authors: Jeong Won Lee and Ki Ho Seol

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:187

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    Fulminant type 1 diabetes is characterized by an intrinsic insulin deficiency resulting from the severe destruction of pancreatic β cells and it rapidly leads to ketoacidosis. However, the association between ...

    Authors: Takahiro Hayakawa, Yoshio Nakano, Kana Hayakawa, Hiroaki Yoshimatu, Yoshikazu Hori, Kazuki Yamanishi, Hirofumi Yamanishi, Takayuki Ota and Tokuzo Fujimoto

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:186

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    Diamond–Blackfan anemia is a rare congenital red blood cell aplasia characterized by failed erythropoiesis, congenital abnormalities in up to 50% of patients, growth retardation in up to 30% of patients, and a...

    Authors: Colin Byron Noel

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:185

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    Prolactinomas are tumors of the pituitary gland that usually respond very well to treatment with cabergoline. Resistance to cabergoline is very rare, but when it occurs, it is a difficult problem to resolve if...

    Authors: Luiz Augusto Casulari, Lucas Faria de Castro, Iruena Moraes Kessler, José Luiz Mendonça and Maria de Fátima Magalhães Gonzaga

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:183

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    A 9-year-old Arabic boy attending middle school presented with an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation recorded by Holter electrocardiographic monitoring. He had a background history ...

    Authors: Christian Eichhorn, Inga Voges and Piers E. F. Daubeney

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:194

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    Development of neurological complications of varicella zoster virus reactivation is relatively uncommon, particularly in an immunocompetent child.

    Authors: Ryu Yasuda, Kisei Minami, Akira Ogawa, Hideshi Okada, Runa Terakawa, Yumi Koike, Shinji Ogura, Kouichi Takeuchi and Tsukasa Higuchi

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:182

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    Giant ovarian cysts are rarely described in the literature, owing to the availability of advanced imaging technologies in developed countries leading to early treatment. In resource-limited settings, various f...

    Authors: Chipo Gwanzura, Annie Fungai Muyotcha, Thulani Magwali, Zvavahera Mike Chirenje and Mugove Gerald Madziyire

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:181

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    Sublingual microcirculation monitoring is suitable for bedside use in critically ill patients. We present a case in which severely impaired sublingual microcirculation was the first alarming sign of an early d...

    Authors: Jonas D. Scheuzger, Anna Zehnder, Desirée Yeginsoy and Martin Siegemund

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:179

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    Desmoid tumors are intermediary malignant, fibrous lesions occurring in various soft tissues. Surgical treatment is relentlessly challenging because of the propensity for local aggressive behavior and high ris...

    Authors: Nina Louise Jebsen, Torunn Oveland Apelseth, Hans Kristian Haugland, Øystein Rekdal, Hamina Patel, Bjørn Tore Gjertsen and Dag Eirik Jøssang

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:177

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    Midline cervical cleft is a very rare congenital anomaly. According to a literature search, until 2014 only 205 cases were reported.

    Authors: Mazhar Çelikoyar, Erkan Aktan and Gülen Doğusoy

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:176

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    Inflammatory bowel disease and schizophrenia spectrum disorders are complex and multifactorial conditions characterized by great variability of age at onset, clinical presentation, and longitudinal course. Sev...

    Authors: Maria Giuseppina Petruzzelli, Lucia Margari, Sara Ivagnes, Roberto Palumbi and Francesco Margari

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:175

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    Nevus of Ota or “oculodermal melanocytosis” is a rare congenital hamartoma of dermal melanocytes causing a blue-gray hyperpigmentation of the eye and surrounding structures. The condition, originally described...

    Authors: Jennifer Maguire and Deborah Holt

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:174

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    Kikuchi–Fujimoto disease, which was originally described in young women, is a benign condition characterized by necrotizing lymphadenitis and fever. Even though the clinical course is usually self-limiting, it...

    Authors: Sahathevan Vithoosan, Thilini Karunarathna, Ponnudurai Shanjeeban, Paramarajan Piranavan, Thushara Matthias, Dayal Gamlaksha, Ama Liyadipita and Aruna Kulatunga

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:173

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    Aspergillus terreus, a saprophytic fungus, is recognized as an emerging pathogen in various infections in humans. However, bone and joint involvement is uncommon. To the best of our knowledge, only seven cases of...

    Authors: Yasutaka Takagi, Hiroshi Yamada, Hidehumi Ebara, Hiroyuki Hayashi, Satoshi Kidani, Shunro Okamoto, Yuta Nakamura, Yoshiyuki Kitano, Kenji Kagechika, Satoru Demura, Takuro Ueno, Kengo Shimozaki and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:172

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    Vascular complications of acute pancreatitis are common. Splanchnic thrombosis accounts for 11% of these complications, whereas extrasplanchnic thrombosis remains a rare entity. These complications are associa...

    Authors: Youssef Motiaa, Zakaria Ouassou, Houda Moumou and Wafae el Otmani

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:171

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    While dermatomyositis is often associated with malignancy, several autoimmune diseases like myositis can be caused by immune checkpoint inhibitors. Differentially diagnosing malignancy-associated dermatomyosit...

    Authors: Chikako Shibata, Jun Kato, Nobuo Toda, Makoto Imai, Yukiyo Fukumura, Junya Arai, Ken Kurokawa, Mayuko Kondo, Kaoru Takagi, Kentaro Kojima, Takamasa Ohki, Michiharu Seki, Masanobu Yoshida, Akitake Suzuki and Kazumi Tagawa

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:168

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    The number of contrast media-related procedures is ever increasing due to the widespread availability of theoretically safe, low osmolar iodinated contrast material. Although intravenously administered contras...

    Authors: B. V. K. M. Bopeththa, P. B. Hewavithana, H. L. I. Hewapathirana and U. Ralapanawa

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:166

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    Pleomorphic dermal sarcoma is the cutaneous variant of undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma. It is a rare malignancy of unclear histogenesis; it is a diagnosis of exclusion that requires extensive use of immun...

    Authors: Mary E. Anderson, Nemanja Rodic, Antonio Subtil, Dawn Queen, Selim Arcasoy, George W. Niedt, Peter W. Heald and Larisa J. Geskin

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:169

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    Sporadic Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, with a mean survival of 6 months, is duly considered among the most fatal neurological disorders. Rapidly progressive dementia with multi-axial involvement of the nervous sy...

    Authors: Durjoy Lahiri, Srimant Pattnaik, Ashwani Bhat, Souvik Dubey, Atanu Biswas and Biman Kanti Roy

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:163

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    The rheumatoid nodule is the most common extra-articular manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis. When present, it is readily identified in conventional hematoxylin and eosin sections.

    Authors: Efthimios Sivridis, Maria Kouroupi, Michael Ioannis Koukourakis, Stella Arelaki, Nikolaos Lyratzopoulos and Alexandra Giatromanolaki

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:159

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    Exacerbations of asthma constitute the most common cause of pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema in children. Foreign body aspiration is a rare cause of pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema. Fo...

    Authors: Mounir Bourrous, Widad Lahmini, Hassan Nouri and Nouzha Haimeur

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:157

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    Primary Sjögren’s syndrome is the second most common rheumatological disorder after rheumatoid arthritis. It typically presents as xerophthalmia and xerostomia in postmenopausal women. Involvement of the centr...

    Authors: Kathi Ging, Marie-Luise Mono, Mathias Sturzenegger, Martin Zbinden, Sabine Adler, Vera Genitsch and Franca Wagner

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:165

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    There are still many pendent issues about the effective evaluation of cardiac resynchronization therapy impact on functional mitral regurgitation. In order to reduce the intrinsic difficulties of quantificatio...

    Authors: A. R. Martiniello, V. Bianchi, G. Tonti, C. Cioppa, V. Tavoletta, A. D’Onofrio, V. M. Caso, G. Pedrizzetti and P. Caso

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:161

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    Transverse colon volvulus is an uncommon cause of bowel obstruction. The total number of cases reported in the literature is 100. It constitutes a surgical emergency since it can lead to bowel infarction, peri...

    Authors: Hamza Hasnaoui, Faouzi Laytimi, Yusuf Elfellah, Ouadii Mouaqit, El Bachir Benjelloun, Abdelmalek Ousadden, Khalid Ait Taleb and Hicham El bouhaddouti

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:156

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    Duplication cyst of the alimentary tract is a rare congenital anomaly. Duodenal duplication cyst accounts for less than 5% overall. These entities rarely present in adults. They are often mistaken as choledoch...

    Authors: M. KarthiKeyan, L. SoundaraRajan, M. Karthi, M. UmaMaheswaran and S. Rajendran

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:160

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    Ascariasis is the leading helminthic infection worldwide, with its peak prevalence noted in children aged 2–10 years. Although mainly asymptomatic, chronic and heavy infestation could lead to severe complicati...

    Authors: Clarence Mvalo Mbanga, Kingsley S. Ombaku, Karl Njuwa Fai and Valirie Ndip Agbor

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:155

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    Until now, few cases of pelvis squamous cell carcinoma in various renal anomalies have been reported. To our knowledge, primary squamous cell carcinoma arising from a pelvic ectopic kidney has never been descr...

    Authors: Yavuz Güler, Burak Üçpınar and Akif Erbin

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:154

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    Primary plasmacytomas are localized proliferations of clonal plasma cells occurring in the absence of a systemic plasma cell dyscrasia such as multiple myeloma. Primary plasmacytomas most commonly manifest as ...

    Authors: Leonard Naymagon and Maher Abdul-Hay

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:153

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    Overall, fungi are estimated to cause approximately 1% of prosthetic joint infections, Candida glabrata account for less than 10% of these cases. No well-defined treatment strategy is available.

    Authors: Maria Bruna Pasticci, Chiara Papalini, Andrea Leli and Gastone Bruno

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:151

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    Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which autoantibodies mainly affect the peripheral nervous system. Autonomic dysfunction is a common and severe complication of Guillain-Barré syndrome. Card...

    Authors: A. Gravos, A. Destounis, K. Katsifa, P. Tselioti, K. Sakellaridis, V. Grammatikopoulou, C. Tsapas, A. Nodarou, P. Batiani and A. Prekates

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:150

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    Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is characterized by chest symptoms, electrocardiographic changes, and new regional wall motion abnormality in the apical segment of the left ventricle in the absence of obstructive cor...

    Authors: Daishi Nonaka, Hiroyuki Takase, Masashi Machii and Kazuto Ohno

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:152

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    Abnormalities in the number of vessels can be found for both the umbilical artery and vein. We sometimes encounter cases of a decreased number of umbilical cord vessels, such as a single umbilical artery. In c...

    Authors: Mariko Kurakazu, Masamitsu Kurakazu, Masaharu Murata, Tatsuki Miyamoto, Yoko Takahashi, Makoto Hamasaki, Eiji Ohta, Fusanori Yotsumoto and Shingo Miyamoto

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:149

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    Multiple myeloma is a hematological malignancy that classically results in an abnormal clonal proliferation of plasma cells in the bone marrow. Extramedullary disease in the setting of multiple myeloma, referr...

    Authors: Aubrey A. Mwinyogle, Astha Bhatt, Katarina Kapisoda, Justin Somerville and Steven C. Cunningham

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:148

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    Mirtazapine has a good tolerability and safety profile that demonstrates several benefits over other antidepressants and it is associated with few fatalities. Boric acid is an odorless white powder that is gen...

    Authors: Hiroki Nagasawa, Hiroaki Nakanishi, Kazuyuki Saito, Takehisa Matsukawa, Kazuhito Yokoyama and Youichi Yanagawa

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:147

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    Endothelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations are an essential driver of personalized therapy for patients with lung cancer and are detected in approximately 15% of Caucasian and 50% of Asian patients. EGFR

    Authors: Juan C. Falla-Martinez, Daniela Espinosa, Juan C. Baena, Lisa X. Rodriguez, Luz F. Sua and Angela R. Zambrano

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:144

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