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  1. Light chain deposition disease (LCDD) can involve the heart and cause severe heart failure. Cardiac involvement is usually described in the advanced stages of the disease. We report the case of a woman in whom...

    Authors: Fabio Fabbian, Nevio Stabellini, Sergio Sartori, Paola Tombesi, Arrigo Aleotti, Maurizio Bergami, Simona Uggeri, Adriana Galdi, Christian Molino and Luigi Catizone
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:187
  2. Identifying marathon runners at risk of neurological deterioration at the end of the race (within a large cohort complaining of exhaustion, dehydration, nausea, headache, dizziness, etc.) is challenging. Here ...

    Authors: Axel Petzold, Geoffrey Keir and Ian Appleby
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:186
  3. Internal jugular vein thrombosis (IJVT) is a rare but potentially fatal condition. It usually arises following trauma to the internal jugular vein but is also seen in association with coagulopathies and advanc...

    Authors: Elizabeth Ball, Gareth Morris-Stiff, Mari Coxon and Michael H Lewis
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:184
  4. Steroid cell tumors of the ovary account for less than 0.1% of all ovarian tumors [1] and these tumours may present at any age in association with interesting presentations related to the hormonal activity and vi...

    Authors: Altaf Gauhar Haji, Shekhar Sharma, Manoj Babu, DK Vijaykumar and K Chitrathara
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:182
  5. Insulinoma is a rare pancreatic endocrine tumour and is typically sporadic and solitary. Over 90% of all insulinomas are benign. Cystic insulinomas are also rare. It is not difficult to determine the site of s...

    Authors: Mirjana Sumarac-Dumanovic, Dragan Micic, Miodrag Krstic, Maja Georgiev, Aleksandar Diklic, Svetislav Tatic, Danica Stamenkovic-Pejkovic, Aleksandra Kendereski, Goran Cvijovic and Aleksandra Pavlovic
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:181
  6. Rupture of the diaphragm is almost always due to major trauma. Diaphragmatic injuries are rare (5–7%), usually secondary to blunt, or more rarely to penetrating, thoracic or abdominal trauma. No single investi...

    Authors: Konstantinos Stamatiou, Georgios Ilias, Christos Chlopsios, Vasilissa Karanasiou, Nikolaos Kavouras, Fred Lebrun, John Heretis and Frank Sofras
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:178
  7. Possible ischaemic chest pain presentations are exceedingly common. Angiographic triage of clinical, electrocardiographic or biomarker positive presentations is increasingly feasible with the expansion of card...

    Authors: Robert J MacFadyen, Chetan Varma and Robert H Anderson
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:177
  8. Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS) is a rare autosomal recessive inherited disorder consisting of a triad of albinism, increased bleeding tendency secondary to platelet dysfunction, and systemic complications ass...

    Authors: George Kouklakis, Eleni I Efremidou, Michael S Papageorgiou, Evdoxia Pavlidou, Konstantinos J Manolas and Nikolaos Liratzopoulos
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:176
  9. Fractures of the neck of the femoral component have been reported in uncemented total hip replacements, however, to our knowledge, no fractures of the neck of a cementless forged titanium alloy femoral stem co...

    Authors: Theodoros B Grivas, Olga D Savvidou, Spyridon A Psarakis, Pierre-Francois Bernard, George Triantafyllopoulos, Ioannis Kovanis and Panagiotis Alexandropoulos
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:174
  10. Whole body bone scan with Technetium-99m MDP (methylene diphosphate) can detect bony lesions due to altered osteoblastic activity.

    Authors: Majid Assadi, Abdolali Ebrahimi, Mohammad Eftekhari, Armaghan Fard-Esfahani, Mojgan Nazar Ahari, Iraj Nabipour, Farshid Gheisari, Shabnam Shahbaz, Reza Baghaei and Sakineh Assadi
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:173
  11. With increasing prevalence of gunshot injuries we are seeing more patients with retained bullet fragments lodged in their bodies. Embedded lead bullets are usually considered inert after their kinetic energy h...

    Authors: Muhammad A Rehman, Masood Umer, Yasir J Sepah and Muhammad A Wajid
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:171
  12. A cutaneous horn is a conical projection of hyperkeratotic epidermis. Though grossly resembling an animal horn, it lacks a bony core. These lesions have been well described in Caucasian patients, as well as in...

    Authors: Peter M Nthumba
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:170
  13. There is little information about the risk of HCV recurrence in immunosuppressed patients. Although the presence of antibodies to HCV and the absence of HCV-RNA is usually considered to indicate viral eliminat...

    Authors: Norbert H Gruener, Bijan Raziorrouh and Maria-Christina Jung
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:169
  14. In recent years, technical developments have made endovascular procedures attractive therapeutic options and enabled the endovascular surgeon to redefine the management of cerebral aneurysms. However, as the n...

    Authors: Promod Pillai, Aftab Karim and Anil Nanda
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:168
  15. The microdeletion of chromosome 22q11.2 is the most common human deletion syndrome. It typically presents early in life and is rarely considered in adult patients. As part of the manifestations of this conditi...

    Authors: Adriano R Tonelli, Kalyan Kosuri, Sainan Wei and Davoren Chick
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:167
  16. We report a case of fulminant multiple organ failure including the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), haemodynamic, and renal failure due to community-acquired methicillin-sensitive Panton Valentine Leuk...

    Authors: Joerg C Schefold, Fabrizio Esposito, Christian Storm, Dagmar Heuck, Anne Krüger, Achim Jörres, Wolfgang Witte and Dietrich Hasper
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:165
  17. Hypercalcemia is a complication often seen in chronic hemodialysis patients. A rare cause of this condition is sarcoidosis. Its highly variable clinical presentation is challenging. Especially in patients suff...

    Authors: Ivo Quack, Magdalena Woznowski, Gisela Schieren, Stefan M Weiner, Guido Winnekendonk, Faruk Tokmak, Lars C Rump and Dirk Rattensperger
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:164
  18. Liposarcoma is the most commonly diagnosed soft tissue sarcoma in adults and occurs predominantly in the lower limbs and retroperitoneum. Primary mediastinal liposarcomas are rare.

    Authors: Nikolaos Barbetakis, Georgios Samanidis, Elpida Samanidou, Efthimios Kirodimos, Anastasia Kiziridou, Theodoros Bischiniotis and Christodoulos Tsilikas
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:161
  19. Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus has increased dramatically within the United States and continues to have a poor prognosis despite aggressive treatment. Identifying potential risk factors is critical for the e...

    Authors: Eric T Shinohara, Samuel Swisher-McClure, Michael Husson, Weijing Sun and James M Metz
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:160
  20. We report a case of a 79 year old man with a known benign anastomotic stricture presenting with large bowel obstruction. At laparotomy the obstruction was found to be caused by a large sesame seed bezoar. Seed...

    Authors: Aidan G Shaw, Oliver Peacock, Jonathan N Lund, Gillian M Tierney, Mike Larvin and William Speake
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:159
  21. In general, ocular complications of hematologic malignancies such as leukemia are well documented. However, reports of ocular involvement in such diseases as lymphomatoid granulomatosis and chronic myelomonocy...

    Authors: James E Head, Defen Shen, Maribel Santiago-Maysonet, Rachel J Bishop and Chi-Chao Chan
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:158
  22. Gallstone ileus is an uncommon complication of cholelithiasis but an established cause of mechanical bowel obstruction in the elderly. Perforation of the small intestine proximal to the obstructing gallstone i...

    Authors: Louise E Browning, Jeremy D Taylor, Sue K Clark and Nariman D Karanjia
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:157
  23. Vitamin C is a precursor of oxalate and promoter of its absorption, potentially causing hyperoxaluria. Malabsorption causes Calcium (Ca) chelation with fatty acids, producing enteric hyperoxaluria.

    Authors: Shradha Rathi, William Kern and Kai Lau
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:155
  24. Coxiella burnetii is the causative agent of Q fever. Q fever is a worldwide zoonosis that is responsible for various clinical manifestations. However, in Greece hepatitis due to Coxiella is rarely encountered....

    Authors: Magdalini Pape, Andreas Xanthis, Apostolos Hatzitolios, Kalliopi Mandraveli, Christos Savopoulos and Stella Alexiou-Daniel
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:154
  25. The variety of foreign bodies inserted into or externally attached to the genitourinary tract defies imagination and includes all types of objects. The frequency of such cases renders these an important additi...

    Authors: Ravi K Trehan, Athar Haroon, Shaukat Memon and Derek Turner
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:153
  26. The granulomatous inflammation of tuberculosis usually involves the lungs and the hilar lymph nodes. Musculoskeletal tuberculosis (TB) occurs in 1–3% of patients with TB, while TB of the chest wall constitutes...

    Authors: Theodossis S Papavramidis, Vassilis N Papadopoulos, Antonis Michalopoulos, Daniel Paramythiotis, Stamatia Potsi, Georgia Raptou, Anna Kalogera-Foutzila and Nick Harlaftis
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:152
  27. Most patients with brain metastases from malignant melanoma are diagnosed after treatment for known extracranial metastases and have a poor outcome despite various local and systemic therapeutic approaches. He...

    Authors: Astrid Dalhaug, Adam Pawinski, Jan Norum and Carsten Nieder
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:151
  28. Primary peritoneal cystadenocarcinoma is a rare tumor of similar histogenic origin as primary ovarian carcinoma. We present a case of primary peritoneal serous cystadenocarcinoma mimicking advanced colorectal ...

    Authors: Wesley B von Riedenauer, Sumbul A Janjua, David S Kwon, Ziying Zhang and Vic Velanovich
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:150
  29. We present the case of a patient with the rare combination of chylous ascites and chylothorax resulting from penetrating abdominal injury. This patient was successfully managed with total parenteral nutrition....

    Authors: Joseph M Plummer, Michael E McFarlane and Arhcibald H McDonald
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:149
  30. Thirty two year old Caucasian female presented 2 months post partum with fevers, cough and shortness of breath. CT scan of the chest to rule out pulmonary embolism revealed mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Biopsy ...

    Authors: Vivek Subbiah, Uyen K Ly, Amer Khiyami and Timothy O'Brien
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:148
  31. Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) accounts for less than 10% of pediatric AML. Cases of APL in Down syndrome (DS) have been described in the literature rarely and it is rarer still to find the microgranular v...

    Authors: Deepali Jain, Tejinder Singh and Prerna Arora
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:147
  32. A 43 year-old male patient presented with small bowel obstruction while being treated for cervical tuberculous lymphadenopathy. Laparotomy revealed multiple adhesions and multiple jejuno-jejunal fistulae. Abse...

    Authors: Iraklis E Katsoulis, Shirley Y Chan and Emin A Carapeti
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:145
  33. Brucellosis may cause serious infections in healthy individuals living in countries that are endemic for the infection. However, reports of brucella infections in immunocompromised hosts are relatively rare.

    Authors: Khalid Ahmed Al-Anazi and Asma Marzouq Al-Jasser
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:144
  34. To report a case of spontaneous corneal melting in pregnancy. We reviewed the literature on corneal melting and the effect of pregnancy on cornea and collagen containing tissues.

    Authors: Sudesh K Arya, Archana Malik, Sonika Gupta, Hemlata Gupta and Sunandan Sood
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:143
  35. Endosteal hyperostosis was encountered in a 26-year-old-man and his 6-month-old daughter. Both the father and his daughter presented with fractures. Odontoid process hyperplasia, and progressive sclerosis of t...

    Authors: Ali Al Kaissi, Franz Varga, Shahin Zandieh, Klaus Klaushofer and Franz Grill
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:142
  36. Pelvic actinomycosis is a rare disease that can result in abscess formation, bowel obstruction, and other serious complications. Moreover, the correct diagnosis can seldom be established before radical surgery...

    Authors: Hiroaki Nozawa, Yoshinao Yamada, Yasuhiko Muto, Shirane Arita and Kohzo Aisaka
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:141
  37. Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN-1) patients are prone to develop carcinoid tumors. Few cases report the development of gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors in patients with MEN-1 syndrome related tumors....

    Authors: Cherif Boutros, Diana Cheng-Robles and Robert Goldenkranz
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:140
  38. The natural history of patients with spontaneous parathyroid necrosis is unknown. In this case report we describe the clinical course, laboratory, radiographic, bone densitometry tests, parathyroid ultrasonogr...

    Authors: Francisco A Pereira, Daniel F Brandão, Jorge Elias Jr and Francisco JA Paula
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:139
  39. Gefitinib is a new molecular-targeted agent for the treatment of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer that fail to respond to conventional chemotherapy. Gefitinib is considered to be well tolerate...

    Authors: Kazuya Takamochi, Kazuya Suzuki, Abul Hasan Muhammad Bashar, Kiyoshige Yajima, Takahiro Mochizuki, Toru Itaya and Kazuhito Funai
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:138

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