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  1. Content type: Case report

    Poland syndrome is a congenital malformation characterized by ipsilateral hand and chest wall depression, including an absence or hypoplasia of the breast and pectoral muscles. These hypoplastic defects are re...

    Authors: Kenji Gonda, Yosuke Tachiya, Yuichi Hatakeyama, Tomoyuki Momma, Tomoko Tamaoki, Yuko Maejima, Yuichi Rokkaku, Shigehira Saji, Kenju Shimomura and Koji Kono

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:312

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    Monoclonal gammopathy is commonly associated with plasma cell dyscrasia. However, monoclonal gammopathy without bone marrow plasmacytosis in prostate carcinoma has rarely been reported. The association between...

    Authors: Samik Pramanik, Md Jahangir Gazi, Anjan Kumar Das, Nirod Baran Debnath and Salil K Pal

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:325

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    Advanced renal cell carcinoma in some cases causes malignant intravascular thrombus with the potential for growth into the inferior vena cava or even the right atrium. Renal cell carcinoma is accompanied by ma...

    Authors: R. Novotny, J. Chlupac, T. Marada, V. Borovicka, V. Vik, L. Voska, L. Janousek and Jiri Fronek

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:313

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Congenital cardiac defects are not rare among neonates. Prompt assessment for life-threatening anomalies is essential for rapid management decisions and positive outcomes. Extracardiac anomalies can occur in c...

    Authors: Frederic R. Lyimo, Pedro Pallangyo, Naizihijwa Majani, Theophylly L. Mushi and Sulende Kubhoja

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:324

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    Hereditary polyglucosan inclusion body myopathy of the internal anal sphincter is a rare cause of proctalgia fugax and constipation. Treatment options are explored.

    Authors: Ioanna G Panagiotopoulou, Richard Miller, Michael P Powar, James Y H Chan and R Justin Davies

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:315

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Neurosarcoidosis is a rare complication, and cranial neuropathy is the most frequent manifestation of this disease. However, few cohesive reports have discussed multiple cranial neuropathies in Japanese patien...

    Authors: Tomoko Ohno, Mami Ishihara, Etsuko Shibuya and Nobuhisa Mizuki

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:307

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Cerebral venous thrombosis refers to acute thrombosis or blood clots that can lead to strokes. This illness can be misdiagnosed as a migraine, resulting in a delay in management and catastrophic outcomes. We p...

    Authors: Sana Alshurafa, Wadiah Alfilfil, Ayah Alshurafa and Khadijah Alhashim

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:323

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  8. Content type: Case report

    We present a rare case of anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery syndrome in an elderly man, and we describe coronary computed tomographic angiographic imaging findings to impro...

    Authors: Antonio Vizzuso, Riccardo Righi, Michela Zerbini, Stela Gamanji, Paolo Cucchi, Francesco Gallo, Melchiore Giganti, Giorgio Benea and Aldo Carnevale

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:308

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  9. Content type: Case report

    The incidence of superior vena cava syndrome within the United States is roughly 15,000 cases per year. Superior vena cava syndrome is a potentially life-threatening medical condition; however, superior vena c...

    Authors: Jason Hinton, Alberto Cerra-Franco, Kevin Shiue, Lindsey Shea, Vasantha Aaron, Geoffrey Billows, Ahmad Al-Hader and Tim Lautenschlaeger

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:301

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Lung cancer is among the top causes of cancer-related mortality in men and is the second most common cancer after breast cancer in women. There are approximately 234,030 new cases of lung cancer and 154,050 de...

    Authors: P Ramachandran, R Morcus, M Tahir, I Onukogu, B Spinowitz and Jen C Wang

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:303

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Glomus tumor is a benign and vascular hamartoma that originates from the neuromyoarterial cells of the normal glomus apparatus in the reticular dermis. The etiology of glomus tumors is unknown. It usually pres...

    Authors: Ouiame EL Jouari, Salim Gallouj, Sara Elloudi, Ghita Senhaji, Mouna Rimani and Fatima Zahra Mernissi

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:302

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  12. Content type: Case report

    While coins are still the most common foreign bodies swallowed by children, ingestion of batteries has become more frequent among children due to the increasing access to electronic toys and devices.

    Authors: Antonino Granata, Caterina Gandolfo, Carlo Acierno, Marcello Piazza, Gaetano Burgio and Mario Traina

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:318

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding has been the gold standard for surgical management of obesity over the last decades in USA and Europe. However, significant complications have been documented due to for...

    Authors: Jeannette D Widmer, Stephanie Schade and Markus K Muller

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:297

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Eales’ disease is a difficult to treat idiopathic form of retinal vasculitis. We present such a case with peculiar epidemiology in which the only efficient therapeutic approach in order to maintain functional ...

    Authors: Radu Ivanescu, Ciprian Ivanescu, Kai Januschowski and Augustin Ivanescu

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:310

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    A mesenteric chylous cyst is defined as a cyst occurring in the mesentery of the gastrointestinal tract anywhere from the duodenum to the rectum and is diagnosed most often during the fifth decade of life.

    Authors: Daniel Paramythiotis, Petros Bangeas, Anestis Karakatsanis, Alexandros Iliadis, Georgia Karayannopoulou and Antonios Michalopoulos

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:317

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Hydatid disease is one of the common zoonotic diseases caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus. It is endemic in sheep-raising and cattle-raising areas worldwide and humans are an accidental interme...

    Authors: Sushma Thapa, Arnab Ghosh, Dilasma Ghartimagar, Supriya Shrestha, Subita Lalchan and O. P. Talwar

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:309

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Spinal metastases of gastrointestinal stromal tumors are rare; however, the incidence has been increasing since the introduction of tyrosine kinase inhibitors, which have improved overall survival. Due to the ...

    Authors: Takaki Shimizu, Hideki Murakami, Apiruk Sangsin, Satoru Demura, Satoshi Kato, Kazuya Shinmura, Noriaki Yokogawa, Norihiro Oku, Ryo Kitagawa and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:300

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Autoimmune reactions have been associated with acute hepatitis B virus infection. Among these optic neuritis is a rare presentation with only a handful of cases reported in the literature thus far. The pathoph...

    Authors: Diana Curras-Martin, Natasha Campbell, Attiya Haroon, Mohammad A. Hossain and Arif Asif

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:316

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Lymphadenopathy is not an uncommon presentation of adult onset Still’s disease: it is present in up to two thirds of patients with adult onset Still’s disease. The characteristic appearance of lymphadenopathy ...

    Authors: S. W. G. J. W. Chinthaka, R. L. Satarasinghe, S. Senanayake, W. A. P. S. R. Weerarathne, A. A. M. Anfaz and M. P. Deraniyagala

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:299

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is the most common subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma with or without involvement of extranodal sites. Rituximab in combination with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and pr...

    Authors: Valerie Wienerroither, Martin Sauerschnig, Christine Beham-Schmid, Erwin Mathew, Azab El-Shabrawi, Hans-Jörg Mischinger and Peter Kornprat

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:293

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Weaning from prolonged mechanical ventilation is extremely difficult in tracheostomized patients with restrictive pulmonary dysfunction. High-flow oxygen via tracheostomy supplies heated and humidified oxygen ...

    Authors: Chieko Mitaka, Masahiko Odoh, Daizoh Satoh, Tadasuke Hashiguchi and Eiichi Inada

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:292

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Colorectal carcinoma in the pediatric age group is rare and tends to be very aggressive and present late, due to which it has a very poor prognosis. It may present with distant metastasis; however, metastasis ...

    Authors: Adarsh Pratap Singh, Amit Kumar, Anita Dhar, Shipra Agarwal and Sudhir Bhimaniya

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:304

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Dentigerous cysts are common odontogenic cysts associated with unerupted teeth. We describe a previously unreported case of a multidisciplinary approach using surgical, orthodontic, and implant treatment to es...

    Authors: Noriaki Aoki, Kazuma Ise, Arisa Inoue, Yasufumi Kosugi, Chika Koyama, Masaki Iida, Junichi Baba, Toshinori Iwai and Kenji Mitsudo

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:305

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia is an inherited disease presenting with arrhythmic events during physical exercise or emotional stress. If untreated, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventric...

    Authors: L. K. Seidlmayer, F. Riediger, N. Pagonas, P. Nordbeck, O. Ritter and B. Sasko

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:298

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  25. Content type: Case report

    TAFRO syndrome, which was first reported in 2010 in Japan, is a relatively rare disease characterized by thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, renal impairment, reticulin fibrosis, and organomegaly. Although this...

    Authors: Yu Fujiwara, Kanae Ito, Akito Takamura and Kaoru Nagata

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:295

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  26. Content type: Case report

    Massive hemothorax resulting from a minor injury mechanism is considered to be rare particularly when the diaphragm is injured. We report a case of massive hemothorax with bleeding from the intercostal artery ...

    Authors: Koshi Ota, Satoshi Fumimoto, Ryo Iida, Takayuki Kataoka, Kanna Ota, Kohei Taniguchi, Nobuharu Hanaoka and Akira Takasu

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:291

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Pyosalpinx, which is one of the pelvic inflammatory diseases, is usually observed in young women; it is rarely found in older women. Possible causative agents are thought to be Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria...

    Authors: Mayuko Hida, Takatoshi Anno, Fumiko Kawasaki, Hideaki Kaneto, Kohei Kaku and Niro Okimoto

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:286

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  28. Content type: Case report

    It is not unusual for systemic diseases to mimic sepsis and, in any case, the clinician should thoroughly investigate this possibility.

    Authors: Athanasios Gravos, Konstantinos Sakellaridis, Paraskeui Tselioti, Konstantina Katsifa, Varvara Grammatikopoulou, Aikaterini Nodarou, Κonstantinos Sarantos, Alexandros Tourtoglou, Eirini Tsovolou, Charilaos Tsapas and Athanasios Prekates

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:285

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Numerous patients develop diabetes in response to glucocorticoid therapy. This study explored the efficacy, safety, and preventive potential of the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, linagliptin (TRADJENTA®), i...

    Authors: Yoshia Miyawaki, Ken-Ei Sada, Yosuke Asano, Keigo Hayashi, Yuriko Yamamura, Sumie Hiramatsu, Keiji Ohashi, Michiko Morishita, Haruki Watanabe, Yoshinori Matsumoto, Katsue Sunahori-Watanabe, Tomoko Kawabata and Jun Wada

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:288

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  30. Content type: Case report

    Vitamin B12 deficiency-induced thrombotic microangiopathy, known as pseudothrombotic microangiopathy, is a rare condition which resembles the clinical features of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura but requires ...

    Authors: Jennifer Vanoli, Andrea Carrer, Roberto Martorana, Guido Grassi and Michele Bombelli

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:296

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Enhanced S-cone syndrome is an autosomal recessive retinal dystrophy related to a defect in a nuclear receptor gene (NR2E3) that leads to alteration in cells development from rod to S-cone. This retinal dystrophy...

    Authors: Angelo Maria Minnella, Valeria Pagliei, Maria Cristina Savastano, Matteo Federici, Matteo Bertelli, Paolo Enrico Maltese, Giorgio Placidi, Giovanni Corbo, Benedetto Falsini and Aldo Caporossi

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:287

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Incidence of simultaneous renal cyst with calyceal diverticula in contralateral kidney is rare in children. A minimally invasive procedure in different sittings is often recommended.

    Authors: Yi-Chun Wang, Jia-Dong Xia, Qi-Jie Zhang, Chen Chen, Jian-Xin Xue, Jie Yang, Chao Qin, Ning-Hong Song and Zeng-Jun Wang

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:284

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  33. Content type: Case report

    A duplicated middle cerebral artery arises from the internal carotid artery and supplies blood to the middle cerebral artery territory. A duplicated middle cerebral artery is sometimes associated with an intra...

    Authors: Kentaro Mori, Akira Tamase, Syunsuke Seki, Yu Iida, Yuichi Kawabata, Tatsu Nakano and Motohiro Nomura

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:283

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  34. Content type: Correction

    In the publication of this article [1], there are reference errors in four positions the respective references are missing since reference Fischer [26] was omitted.

    Authors: J Fleckenstein, M König and W Banzer

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:289

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    The original article was published in Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:233

  35. Content type: Case report

    Hepatocellular carcinoma is a common malignancy in Asia. It is associated with chronic hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus infection and alcoholic hepatitis. Commonly, the tumor metastasizes to the lungs, r...

    Authors: Maksim Liaukovich, Susan Wu, Sydney Yoon, Jeff Schaffer and Jen C. Wang

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:282

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  36. Content type: Case report

    Metformin-associated lactic acidosis is a well-known life-threatening complication of metformin. We here report the case of a patient who developed metformin-associated lactic acidosis without organ manifestat...

    Authors: Kodai Suzuki, Hideshi Okada, Shozo Yoshida, Haruka Okamoto, Akio Suzuki, Keiko Suzuki, Yuto Yamada, Hideki Hayashi, Ryu Yasuda, Tetsuya Fukuta, Yuichiro Kitagawa, Takahito Miyake, Tomonori Kawaguchi, Takatomo Watanabe, Tomoaki Doi, Keisuke Kumada…

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:280

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Primary pulmonary meningiomas are very rare, and primary intraosseous meningiomas outside the head and neck region have not yet been reported. We report an extremely unusual case of concurrent meningiomas aris...

    Authors: Hiromi Tamura, Yasushi Otani, Takashi Iwazawa, Masafumi Kashii, Hiroka Ando, Reiko Doi and Shiro Adachi

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:279

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  38. Content type: Case report

    A 20-year-old Danish woman with melorheostosis in her right femoral shaft and disabling pain in the affected area, whose symptoms did not in the long term respond to zoledronic acid, experienced continuous rem...

    Authors: Sarah Byberg, Bo Abrahamsen, Moustapha Kassem, Stuart Ralston and Peter Schwarz

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:278

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Maternal mortality is a critical indicator in assessing the quality of services provided by a health care system. Approximately 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries; where a majority of the...

    Authors: Moti Tolera, Alula M. Teklu, Abdurahman Ahmed, Abdiwahab Hashi, Lemessa Oljira, Zerihun Abebe, Wondimagegn Gezahegn and Kahasse Gebre Kidan

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:277

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  40. Content type: Case report

    The neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses are a group of neurodegenerative, lysosomal storage disorders. They are inherited as an autosomal recessive pattern with the exception of adult neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis...

    Authors: Ali Hosseini Bereshneh and Masoud Garshasbi

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:281

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  41. Content type: Case report

    Goblet cell carcinoid is a rare but distinct entity of appendiceal tumors which is a hybrid or mixed tumor consisting of both epithelial (glandular) and neuroendocrine elements containing goblet cells. This en...

    Authors: Gregory Gilmore, Kristin Jensen, Shreyas Saligram, Thomas P. Sachdev and Subramanyeswara R. Arekapudi

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:275

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  42. Content type: Case report

    Hyperornithinemia-hyperammonemia-homocitrullinuria syndrome, a rare inherited urea cycle disorder, can remain undiagnosed for decades and suddenly turn into an acute life-threatening state. Adult presentation ...

    Authors: Thomas Silfverberg, Fredrik Sahlander, Magnus Enlund, Mikael Oscarson and Maria Hårdstedt

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:274

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  43. Content type: Case report

    Pelvic binders are routinely used in the prehospital setting for stabilization of pelvic injuries in patients with trauma. Emergency department trauma management relies on primary and secondary survey assessme...

    Authors: Sharon Jamme, Alexandre Poletti, Axel Gamulin, Olivier Rutschmann, Elisabeth Andereggen, Olivier Grosgurin and Christophe Marti

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:271

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  44. Content type: Case report

    Cutaneous larva migrans is a neglected zoonotic helminthic disease which is paradoxically underreported in low-income and middle-income countries from where a majority of the cases emanate. It presents as migr...

    Authors: Frank-Leonel Tianyi, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Benjamin Momo Kadia and Christian Akem Dimala

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:270

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  45. Content type: Case report

    Meckel’s diverticulum, with an incidence of 2%, is the most common congenital anomaly in the gastrointestinal tract. Its main complications are perforation, obstruction, and bleeding. A few studies have report...

    Authors: Sharfuddin Chowdhury, Abdullah Maher Alenazi and Yam Alwi Alharthi

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:269

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