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  1. Radial nerve compression by a ganglion in the radial tunnel is not common. Compressive neuropathies of the radial nerve in the radial tunnel can occur anywhere along the course of the nerve and may lead to var...

    Authors: I-Ming Jou, Hung-Nan Wang, Ping-Hui Wang, Ing-Sing Yong and Wei-Ren Su
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7258
  2. Paraneoplastic glomerulopathies are rare manifestations of neoplastic disease to be distinguished from iatrogenic renal damage. Solid tumors are preferentially associated with membranous nephropathy, whereas H...

    Authors: Justine Bacchetta, Dominique Ranchère, Frédérique Dijoud and Jean-Pierre Droz
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7248
  3. According to the International Association for the Study of Pain criteria of 1994, pain is a diagnostic requirement for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome type I. However, other authors have suggested that patient...

    Authors: AJ Shyam Kumar, SKS Wong and JG Andrew
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7271
  4. Burned-out testicular tumour is a very rare clinical entity. There is no clinical finding in the testicle, because it regresses spontaneously with no treatment, and generally presents with metastases. Abdomina...

    Authors: Mehmet Yucel, Sahin Kabay, Ugur Saracoglu, Soner Yalcinkaya, Namik Kemal Hatipoglu and Erol Aras
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7266
  5. Ollier's disease is a rare nonhereditary disorder characterized by multiple enchondromas with a predilection for unilateral distribution. Malignant changes in Ollier's disease may occur in adult patients. Radi...

    Authors: Babak Fallahi, Morteza Bostani, Kianoush Ansari Gilani, Davood Beiki and Ali Gholamrezanezhad
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7759
  6. Bouveret's syndrome is characterized by gastric outlet obstruction due to a gallstone in the duodenum, usually in association with a cholecystoduodenal fistula.

    Authors: Shruti Mittal, Robert P Sutcliffe, Ashish Rohatgi and Simon W Atkinson
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7301
  7. We report an unusual case of upper airway compromise complicated by thyroid storm in a pregnant woman with Graves' disease, ending with the in utero death of the fetus. This complication might have developed due ...

    Authors: Recep Yildizhan, Mertihan Kurdoglu, Ertan Adali and Ali Kolusari
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7297
  8. Scrotal lymphedema is common in the tropics and subtropics. The giant variants can cause a lot of physical disability and psychological disturbances.

    Authors: Ganiyu A Rahman, Ismaila A Adigun, Ibrahim F Yusuf, Adebiyi B Aderibigbe and Amarachukwu C Etonyeaku
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7295
  9. Diverticular disease of the colon is a common benign condition. The majority of patients with diverticular disease are asymptomatic and are managed non-operatively, however complications such as perforation, b...

    Authors: Jacqueline E. Collin, Gurprit S. S. Atwal, William K. Dunn and Austin G. Acheson
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7075
  10. Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare and aggressive primary cutaneous neuroendocrine malignant tumor. The tumor has a high rate of local recurrence after surgical removal. Spontaneous regression appears to be relat...

    Authors: Tamara Turk, Zeljka Crncevic Orlic, Ivana Smoljan, Antica Nacinovic, Irena Seili Bekafigo, Jelena Radic and Gordana Zamolo
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7270
  11. Triploid pregnancies have an increased risk of early preeclampsia. Twin pregnancies consisting of one healthy fetus and one complete or partial molar, with or without a triploid fetus, are rare and management ...

    Authors: Clasien van der Houwen, Tineke Schukken and Mariëlle van Pampus
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7311
  12. Many different prosthetic materials have been used for repair of large posterolateral congenital diaphragmatic hernias, which cannot be primarily repaired. Almost 50% of patch repaired diaphragmatic hernias wi...

    Authors: Basil Bekdash, Baljit Singh and Kokila Lakhoo
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7237
  13. The spontaneous rupture of a parathyroid adenoma accompanied by extracapsular hemorrhage is a rare, potentially fatal, condition and is a cervicomediastinal surgical emergency.

    Authors: Isabella Merante-Boschin, Matteo Fassan, Maria Rosa Pelizzo, Eric Casal Ide and Massimo Rugge
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7404
  14. The frequency of ovarian cysts in pregnancy is reported to be 1 in 1000 pregnancies. Laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy has been described in the literature as case series but this is the first case where an ovar...

    Authors: Fawzia Sanaullah and Ashwini K Trehan
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7257
  15. Varenicline is widely used for smoking cessation. It has shown efficacy over placebo and bupropion in manufacturer-sponsored trials. Those with mental illness were excluded from these trials. There are case re...

    Authors: B Mahendri Raidoo and Eric C Kutscher
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7560
  16. We present a previously undescribed entity: trigger finger secondary to a leiomyoma. This is the first time such a case has been reported and highlights the fact that common conditions can sometimes present se...

    Authors: Ziad Harb, Quamar Bismil and David M Ricketts
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7284
  17. Polymicrobial endocarditis is a well-recognized problem in intravenous drug users and it accounts for 1 to 3% of endocarditis cases overall and up to 9% in other series. The most common combinations of organis...

    Authors: Hanady Daas, Fadi Abuhmaid and Marcus Zervos
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:6598
  18. Cystic lesions of the upper abdomen normally develop from pancreatic tissue. The differential diagnoses include neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions. Pseudocystic tumors that secondarily involve the pancreas ...

    Authors: Ursula Pauser, Sebastian Hinz, Hartmut Merz and Alfred C Feller
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7592
  19. Due to high rates of response and durable remissions, imatinib (Glivec®, or Gleevec® in the USA; Novartis Pharma AG) is the standard of care in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia. Recently, a non-authorized p...

    Authors: Hadi Alphonse Goubran
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7112
  20. A case of massive facial edema and airway obstruction secondary to an acute sialadenitis is described that occurred a few hours after a neurosurgical procedure performed in the prone position. Literature on th...

    Authors: Franco Cavaliere, Giorgio Conti, Maria Giuseppina Annetta, Angelo Greco, Alessandro Cina and Rodolfo Proietti
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7073
  21. The combination of neurofibromatosis and liposarcoma is very rare. We present a case of a dedifferentiated liposarcoma in the forearm, as a complication in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1.

    Authors: Markus Dietmar Schofer, Mohammed Yousef Abu-Safieh, Jürgen Paletta, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann and Bilal Farouk El-Zayat
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7071
  22. Although Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract and modern imaging techniques are available, its diagnosis remains problematic.

    Authors: Michael Pitiakoudis, George Vaos, Michael Kirmanidis, Stefanos Gardikis, Evanthia Tsalkidou and Constantinos Simopoulos
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:6981
  23. Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors of the urinary bladder are rare and tend to occur in an older age group than do their counterparts in bones and soft tissue.

    Authors: Mohd Khaled Al Meshaan, Marwan Nayef, Talal Kwaider, Wolfgang Otto and Ken C Katchy
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:6840
  24. Infarctions of the greater omentum and appendices epiploicae are uncommon, but well documented causes of acute abdominal pain. We present a rare case of torted fat on the parietal peritoneum over the anterior ...

    Authors: Kamal Sanjiva Hapuarachchi, Edward Douglas Courtney, Szabolcs Gergely and Tjun Yip Tang
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:6980
  25. Intrauterine contraceptive devices may at times perforate and migrate to adjacent organs. Such uterine perforation usually passes unnoticed with development of potentially serious complications.

    Authors: Maulana Mohammed Ansari, Syed Hasan Harris, Shahla Haleem, Rehan Fareed and Mohammed Feroz Khan
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:7007
  26. Lemierre's syndrome is an extremely rare and almost universally fatal disease characterized as thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular venous system with subsequent metastatic infection. Fusobacterium necrophoru...

    Authors: Che M Harris, Micean Johnikin, Hope Rhodes, Theresa Fuller, Sohail R Rana, Hasan Nabhani, Dulara Hussain, Mohan Kurukumbi, Annapurni Jayam-Trouth, Jhansi Gajjala, Faria Farhat and Vinod Mody
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:6658
  27. Although pharmacologic treatment remains the mainstay for treating rheumatoid arthritis, there is an increasing need for a method that biologically regenerates arthritic knee lesions as patient longevity conti...

    Authors: Seok-Jung Kim, Cheong-Ho Chang, Dong-Sam Suh, Hyun-Kwon Ha and Kyung-Hwan Suhl
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:6619
  28. About 20% of the cases of human severe combined immunodeficiency are the result of the child being homozygous for defective genes encoding the enzyme adenosine deaminase. To our knowledge, the mutation pattern...

    Authors: Ali Hellani, Nidal Almassri and Khaled K Abu-Amero
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:6799
  29. Renal cell carcinomas account for 85% of all renal neoplasms. With the introduction of modern imaging modalities, there has been an increased diagnosis of renal tumors. Recent studies have shown that partial n...

    Authors: Demetrios Radopoulos, Anastasios Tahmatzopoulos, Nikolaos Kalinderis and Georgios Dimitriadis
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:6798
  30. The use of the drug infliximab for the treatment of patients with Crohn's disease can be complicated by tuberculosis. A paradoxical reaction during antituberculosis chemotherapy and immunologic reconstitution ...

    Authors: Young Kyung Yoon, Jeong Yeon Kim, Jang Wook Sohn, Min Ja Kim, Ja Seol Koo, Jai Hyun Choi and Dae Won Park
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:6673
  31. Various measures of skeletal maturity are used to initiate weaning from a brace in patients suffering from idiopathic scoliosis, resulting in different outcomes. We present two cases with double major curves, ...

    Authors: LouAnn Rivett, Alan Rothberg, Aimee Stewart and Rowan Berkowitz
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:6444
  32. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia in children younger than 2 years of age is usually characterized by a severe course, with a mortality rate of approximately 10%. The prolonged immunosuppression following specific t...

    Authors: Chiara Beretta, Veronica Leoni, Mario Renato Rossi, Momcilo Jankovic, Nicolo Patroniti, Giuseppe Foti and Ettore Biagi
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:6443
  33. Bladder exstrophy is a rare urogenital abnormality. Other urogenital malformations have been associated with exposure to hormonal pesticide disruptors during critical developmental periods. This is the first r...

    Authors: Marlene Martin, Kristina Rodriguez, Miguel Sánchez-Sauco, Gerardo Zambudio-Carmona and Juan Antonio Ortega-García
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:6626
  34. There have been few reports of spontaneous regression of malignant pleural mesothelioma, but the mechanism for this is unknown. We present a case report on a patient with malignant pleural mesothelioma showing...

    Authors: Masahiko Higashiyama, Kazuyuki Oda, Jiro Okami, Jun Maeda, Ken Kodama and Fumio Imamura
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:6800
  35. Menstruation is commonly associated with migraine and irritable bowel but is rarely correlated with angina or myocardial ischaemia. Only a small number of cases have been reported suggesting a link between men...

    Authors: Wai Kah Choo
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:6618
  36. Impaired renal function and/or pre-existing atherosclerosis in the deceased donor increase the risk of delayed graft function and impaired long-term renal function in kidney transplant recipients.

    Authors: Rainer U Pliquett, Aida Asbe-Vollkopf, Ernst H Scheuermann, Elisabeth Gröne, Michael Probst, Helmut Geiger and Ingeborg A Hauser
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:6839
  37. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a clinico-neuroradiological entity characterized by headache, vomiting, altered mental status, blurred vision and seizures with neuroimaging studies demonstratin...

    Authors: Rashmi Chawla, Daniel Smith and Paul E Marik
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:6623
  38. Dyskeratosis congenita is a rare genodermatosis, characterized by a triad of reticular skin pigmentation, nail dystrophy and leukoplakia of mucous membranes. It is also associated with a variety of non-cutaneo...

    Authors: Adel Boueiz, Marwan S Abougergi, Carlos Noujeim, Edmond Bou Assaf and Ghassan Jamaleddine
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:6622
  39. Our aim was to specify the use of mini C-arm fluoroscopy in a woman with schizophrenia who was suffering from abdominal pain because of ingested needles.

    Authors: Alper Parlakgumus, Sedat Yildirim, Naime Tokmak, Tamer Colakoglu, Kenan Caliskan, Ali Ezer and Gokhan Moray
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2009 3:6491

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