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  1. Non-specific abnormalities in liver function tests might accompany the clinical course of hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism can cause the elevation of hepatic enzymes and bilirubin. Jaundice is rare in overt hy...

    Authors: Aliye Soylu, Mustafa Gurkan Taskale, Aydin Ciltas, Mustafa Kalayci and A Baki Kumbasar
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:116
  2. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is the most common histological subtype of cancer in the upper and middle esophagus and is characterized by a high rate of mortality. The incidence of esophageal cance...

    Authors: GB Iwanski, A Block, G Keller, J Muench, S Claus, W Fiedler and C Bokemeyer
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:115
  3. Popliteal artery aneurysms are the most common peripheral arterial aneurysms, and are frequently bilateral. Acute limb ischemia, rupture and compression phenomena can complicate these aneurysms when the diamet...

    Authors: Theodossios P Perdikides, Efthimios Avgerinos, Efstratios Christianakis, Theofanis Fotis, Anastasios Chronopoulos, Konstantinos X Siafakas, Nikolaos Pashalidis and Dimitrios K Filippou
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:114
  4. Cutaneous mucormycosis is a rare entity related to kidney transplantation. It usually presents with ecthyma-like lesions and black necrotic cellulitis. We report an unusual case of primary cutaneous mucormycos...

    Authors: Nader Nouri-Majalan and Mansour Moghimi
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:112
  5. We report a case of pulmonary metastatic recurrence of renal adenocarcinoma soon after radical nephrectomy that was followed by renal transplant and immunosuppressive medication. Increased risk of metastatic r...

    Authors: Jose Manuel Cozar, Natalia Aptsiauri, Miguel Tallada, Federico Garrido and Francisco Ruiz-Cabello
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:111
  6. A duodenal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST) is a rare finding and until recently advanced disease had a poor prognosis. A PubMed search revealed no reports of more than five years survival of inoperable ...

    Authors: Sayantan Bhattacharya, Amit Kumar Choudhury, Srinivasan Ravi, John Morrissey and George Mathew
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:110
  7. Breast reconstruction with autologous tissue transfer is now a standard operation, but abnormalities of the abdominal wall contour represent a complication which has led surgeons to invent techniques to minimi...

    Authors: Daniel A Kaemmer, Joachim Conze, Jens Otto and Volker Schumpelick
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:108
  8. The sensory innervation of the hand is usually unvarying and anomalies in this area are uncommon.

    Authors: Georgios Paraskevas, Christos Ch Gekas, Alexandros Tzaveas, Ioannis Spyridakis, Alexandra Stoltidou and Parmenion Ph Tsitsopoulos
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:107
  9. Prostate cancer is known to have a tendency to metastasize to bone. Skeletal scintigraphy can be used to show multiple lesions. Diffuse metastasis, which is not infrequent in prostate cancer, can also be suspe...

    Authors: Boris L Kanen and Ruud JLF Loffeld
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:104
  10. We present a case of a man with optic disc pit maculopathy, whose vision improved after vitrectomy combined with glial tissue removal from the optic pit area, and without the use of photocoagulation.

    Authors: Makoto Inoue, Kei Shinoda and Susumu Ishida
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:103
  11. Valsalva retinopathy is a unilateral or bilateral condition that occurs when increased intra-thoracic or intra-abdominal pressure transmitted to the eye causes a sharp rise in the intra-ocular venous pressure,...

    Authors: Abdullah S Al-Mujaini and Carolina C Montana
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:101
  12. Castleman's disease is a rare lymphatic polyclonal disorder that is characterised by unicentric or multicentric lymph node hyperplasia and non-specific symptoms and signs including fever, asthenia, weight loss...

    Authors: Ettore Pelosi, Andrea Skanjeti, Angelina Cistaro and Vincenzo Arena
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:99
  13. Coliform pyosalpinx is a rare entity. We report a case that occurred three months after appendicectomy for gangrenous appendicitis. There follows a literature review on best practice for the treatment of pyosa...

    Authors: Deepak Singh-Ranger, Abayomi Sanusi and Ishrak Hamo
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:97
  14. Platelet counts exceeding 1.000 × 103/μl are usually considered secondary to another cause, particularly to chronic myeloproliferative disease (CMPD). Reactive thrombocytosis due to iron deficiency rarely exceeds...

    Authors: Wieland Voigt, Karin Jordan, Christoph Sippel, Mroawan Amoury, Hans-Joachim Schmoll and Hans H Wolf
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:96
  15. Pyogenic granuloma or lobular capillary hemangioma remains an etiopathological enigma, with trauma, inflammatory and infectious agents being the commonest suspected causative agents. These lesions affect mucou...

    Authors: Peter M Nthumba
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:95
  16. Tenofovir is a potent nucleotide analogue reverse-transcriptase inhibitor used with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Despite the absence of renal t...

    Authors: Pinelopi P Kapitsinou and Naheed Ansari
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:94
  17. Vitamin B12 deficiency can result in macrocytic anemia. Neurologic abnormalities of B12 deficiency include sensory deficits, loss of deep tendon reflexes, movement disorders, neuropsychiatric changes and seizu...

    Authors: Taraneh Dormohammadi Toosi, Farhad Shahi, Ali Afshari, Nader Roushan and Marjan Kermanshahi
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:90
  18. The simultaneous presence of Takayasu's arteritis and Crohn's disease in a patient seems to be rare. To our knowledge, no patient with the combination of Crohn's disease and Takayasu's arteritis has been repor...

    Authors: Nasser E Daryani, Atoosa Nayer Habibi, Mohammad Bashashati, Mohammad Reza Keramati, Moezedin Javad Rafiee, Hossein Ajdarkosh and Mehrdad Azmi
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:87
  19. Cardiac ruptures following acute myocardial infarction include rupture of the left ventricle free-wall, ventricular septal defects, and papillary muscle rupture. Double myocardial rupture is a rare complicatio...

    Authors: Elias I Rentoukas, George A Lazaros, Andreas P Kaoukis and Evangellos P Matsakas
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:85
  20. Granulation tissue formation is a major problem complicating the treatment of upper airway stenosis. We present two cases of recurrent tracheal granulation tissue colonisation by Penicillium species in patients u...

    Authors: Premjit S Randhawa, SA Reza Nouraei, David J Howard, Gurpreet S Sandhu and Michael A Petrou
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:84
  21. Hepatic abscesses have been reported as a rare complication of diverticulitis of the bowel. This complication is recognized more commonly at the time of the diagnosis of diverticulitis, or ruptured diverticula...

    Authors: Maria Chatzipetrou, Efthimios Avgerinos, Efstratios Christianakis, Galinos Barmparas, Nikolaos Pashalidis, Athanasios Stathoulopoulos, Panayiotis Tsatsoulis, Dimitrios Smailis and Dimitrios Filippou
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:83
  22. Immune-compromised subjects, especially those with underlying HIV disease, are prone to be infected with Norwegian scabies, where the cutaneous lesions are classically distributed over the extremities.

    Authors: Ramachandran Vignesh, Esaki Muthu Shankar, Bella Devaleenal, Pachamuthu Balakrishnan, Shieh Mark Thousen, Ramalingam Sekar, Suniti Solomon and Nagalingeswaran Kumarasamy
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:82
  23. Bleb needling is a recognised procedure in the management of patients with failing trabeculectomies. Suprachoroidal haemorrhage can occur as an unusual complication. We report a pseudophakic man who had early ...

    Authors: Paul S Cannon, A Fiona Spencer and Michael Lavin
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:81
  24. We present an interesting and unusual case of a 61-year-old woman with bilateral, undisplaced, stress neck of femur fractures associated with short-term steroid use. Insufficiency fractures of the neck of femu...

    Authors: Sabahat Gurdezi, Ravi K Trehan and Mark Rickman
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:79
  25. A tracheobronchial foreign body is a rarely mentioned cause of massive hemoptysis. Although an aspirated toothpick is a well-known cause of traumatic injury to the respiratory tract, a similar device called a ...

    Authors: Chun-Ta Huang, Chao-Chi Ho, Yi-Ju Tsai and Pan-Chyr Yang
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:78
  26. Three-dimensional techniques for radiotherapy have expanded possibilities for partial volume liver radiotherapy. Characteristic, transient radiographic changes can occur in the absence of clinical radiation-in...

    Authors: Timothy N Showalter, A Omer Nawaz, Frederick M Fellin, Pramila R Anne, Ernest L Rosato and Adam P Dicker
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:76
  27. Stress cardiomyopathy, also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or left ventricular apical ballooning, has been linked to emotional or physical stress resulting in transient left ventricular dysfunction. It typi...

    Authors: Apostolos Karavidas, Sofia Arapi, John Fotiadis, Achilleas Zacharoulis and Evagellos Matsakas
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:74
  28. Adult onset Still's disease is a chronic multisystemic inflammatory disorder characterized by high spiking fever, polyarthralgia and rash. Lymphadenopathy is a prominent feature of adult onset Still's disease ...

    Authors: Zaher K Otrock, Hassan A Hatoum, Imad W Uthman, Ali T Taher, Shahrazad Saab and Ali I Shamseddine
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:73
  29. Sudden fever of unknown origin is quite a common emergency and may lead to hospitalization. A rise in body temperature can be caused by infectious diseases and by other types of medical condition. This case re...

    Authors: Fabrizia Bamonti, Gianpaolo Guzzi and Maria Elena Ferrero
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:72
  30. Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy, also known as Rosai-Dorfman Disease, is a rare and benign source of lymphadenopathy first described in 1969, which mimics neoplastic processes. This disease co...

    Authors: James C Moore, Xiaohui Zhao and Edward L Nelson
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:70
  31. We report a case of optic atrophy, necrotizing anterior scleritis and keratitis presenting in a patient with Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome.

    Authors: Konstantinos I Papageorgiou, Alexander S Ioannidis, Petros S Andreou and Ajay J Sinha
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:69

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