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  1. Content type: Case report

    Chylothorax is the accumulation of chyle within the pleural space. Chylothorax can occur as a complication after multiple different types of surgery, most frequently after thoracic surgery, albeit with an inci...

    Authors: Ryusei Yamamoto, Yasuji Mokuno, Hideo Matsubara, Hirokazu Kaneko, Yozo Sato and Shinsuke Iyomasa

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:347

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    Renal cell carcinoma represents 3–5% of adult malignant tumors. Metastases are found in 30–40% of patients and brain metastases occurred in more than 10% of them. Despite significant progress in medical treatm...

    Authors: Sylvie Négrier, Guillaume Moriceau, Valéry Attignon, Véronique Haddad, Daniel Pissaloux, Nicole Guerin and Christian Carrie

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:351

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    Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly that usually involves the right pulmonary vein and an atrial septal defect. Isolated partial anomalous pulmonary venous return wit...

    Authors: Narihiro Ishida, Katsuya Shimabukuro, Shojiro Yamaguchi, Etsuji Umeda, Hiroki Ogura, Shohei Mitta, Ryutaro Kimata, Hirofumi Takemura and Kiyoshi Doi

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:350

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    Traumatic dislocation of the tibialis posterior tendon at the ankle is a rare injury. Some of these cases are misdiagnosed as ankle sprains and are not treated properly. In addition, because the conservative t...

    Authors: Yuzuru Sakakibara, Hideji Kura, Atsushi Teramoto and Toshihiko Yamashita

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:348

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    We describe a patient with Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection associated with Streptococcus pyogenes and with streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. To the best of our knowledge this association has not been p...

    Authors: Regev Cohen, Talya Finn, Frida Babushkin, Maurice Shapiro, Martina Uda and Tamar Grossman

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:346

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    Cardiovascular manifestations associated with Addison’s disease are previously documented. We described a case of an 11-year-old girl who developed dilated cardiomyopathy as a complication to Addison’s disease...

    Authors: Mohammad Alkhateeb, Mohammad Alsakkal, Mohammad Nour Alfauri and Diana Alasmar

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:345

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    Synovial osteochondromatosis, a benign tumor consisting of cartilage and bone, generally presents as multiple osteochondral or chondral nodules. Peripheral nerve palsy caused by synovial osteochondromatosis is...

    Authors: Koichi Yano, Yasunori Kaneshiro, Kosuke Sasaki and Hideki Sakanaka

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:343

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    Metastasis to the pituitary gland is an infrequent clinical problem, and the symptoms caused by metastases have been reported in only 2.5–18.2% of the cases. However, metastasis to the suprasellar lesion has r...

    Authors: Ryohei Ono, Ryoji Ito, Keiko Nakagawa, Shinichi Teshima, Izumi Kitagawa and Hideyasu Sugimoto

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:342

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    Primary central nervous system lymphoma is a rare, malignant non-Hodgkin lymphoma that can arise in the brain, spinal cord, eye, leptomeninges, or cranial nerves. Primary central nervous system lymphoma is rar...

    Authors: Malik Ghannam, Shaden Mansour, Fareed Jumah, Brent Berry and Albertine Beard

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:341

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    Ibrutinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor commonly used in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Based on the published literature, it has a very sound ophthalmologic safety profile. In the following, we ...

    Authors: Anton M. Kolomeyer, Christopher K. Hwang and Benjamin J. Kim

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:349

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    Ring chromosome 15 has been associated in previous studies with different clinical characteristic such as cardiac problems, digit and musculoskeletal abnormalities, and mental and motor problems among others. ...

    Authors: César Paz-y-Miño, Jaime Guevara-Aguirre, Ariane Paz-y-Miño, Francesca Velarde, Isaac Armendáriz-Castillo, Verónica Yumiceba, Jesús María Hernández, Juan Luis García and Paola E. Leone

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:340

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    Uterine fibroids are the commonest benign gynecological tumors. Laparoscopic myomectomy is becoming increasingly popular as one of the surgical treatment options for symptomatic cases. Large tissues such as le...

    Authors: Felix Mwembi Oindi, Steve Kyende Mutiso and Timona Obura

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:339

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    Ovarian lymphoma has a varied clinical presentation and rarely presents with heavy menstrual bleeding. It may occur de novo or secondary to systemic disease and macroscopically appear as solid ovarian tumors.

    Authors: Chanil Deshan Ekanayake, Ramani Punchihewa and Prasantha Sudehana Wijesinghe

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:338

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    Small bowel intussusception in adults is rarely encountered. In most cases small bowel intussusception is caused by benign neoplastic lesions, but metastasis of cutaneous malignant melanoma causing small bowel...

    Authors: Mihajlo Đokić, David Badovinac, Miha Petrič and Blaž Trotovšek

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:337

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    Congenital portosystemic shunts present with various associated complications, such as other congenital malformations, hyperammonemia, or hepatopulmonary syndrome. Few cases of associated hypoglycemia have bee...

    Authors: Alexander Weigert, Jeanette Bierwolf, Heiko Reutter, Ulrich Gembruch, Joachim Woelfle, Rainer Ganschow and Andreas Mueller

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:336

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    There are an estimated 1–2 cases per million per year of adrenocortical carcinoma in the USA. It represents a rare and aggressive malignancy; it is the second most aggressive endocrine malignant disease after ...

    Authors: George Chatzoulis, Ioannis Passos, Dimitra-Rafailia Bakaloudi, Dimitrios Giannakidis, Alexandros Koumpoulas, Konstantinos Ioannidis, Ioannis Tsifountoudis, Dimitrios Pappas and Panagiotis Spyridopoulos

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:335

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:361

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    Osteoarticular tuberculosis is rare in Germany. In particular, trochanteric bursitis is an extremely rare manifestation of osteoarticular tuberculosis. We describe a case of tuberculous coxitis with trochanter...

    Authors: Georgios Sogkas, Anna Holz, Elke Riechers, Florian Länger, Christian von Falck, Reinhold Ernst Schmidt and Torsten Witte

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:332

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    Dislocation following total hip arthroplasty is mainly caused by malposition. However, the coexistence of neuromuscular disorders is also considered a risk for dislocation due to excessive hip joint laxity. To...

    Authors: Yoshiki Murotani, Yutaka Kuroda, Koji Goto, Toshiyuki Kawai and Shuichi Matsuda

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:331

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    Pulmonary artery embolization due to projectile embolus is a rare complication in combat patients. Such embolization is rare for combat patients in the ongoing armed conflict, in East Ukraine since 2014.

    Authors: Igor Khomenko, Ievgen Tsema, Pavlo Shklyarevych, Kyrylo Kravchenko, Victoriia Holinko, Sofiia Nikolaienko, Sergey Shypilov, Oleg Gerasimenko, Andrii Dinets and Vladimir Mishalov

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:330

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    Rhabdomyosarcoma of the urinary bladder in adults is an extremely rare malignant neoplasm that develops from the bladder wall.

    Authors: Mustapha Ahsaini, Khalid Ouattar, Hamid Azelmad, Soufiane Mellas, Jallal Eddine Ammari, Mohammed Fadl Tazi, Mohammed Jamal Fassi, Moulay Hassan Farih, Simohammed Sekal and Taoufik Harmouch

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:329

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    Cedecea lapagei bacterium was discovered in 1977 but was not known to be pathogenic to humans until 2006. In the medical literature there are very few clinical case reports of Cedecea lapagei; none have reported ...

    Authors: Victor Ramzes Chavez Herrera, Maria Fernanda Rosas De Silva, Homero Orendain Alcaraz, Gabriel Ceja Espiritu, Karla Carrazco Peña and Valery Melnikov

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:328

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    Pulmonary cryptococcosis is a common fungal infection frequently seen in immunocompromised patients. Owing to its nonspecific clinical and radiographic features, the differential diagnosis with secondary tuber...

    Authors: Liyang Li, Liang Zhuang, Jian Zhou and Changzhou Shao

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:327

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    Aeromonas hydrophila is a water-dwelling, gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium, associated with diarrheal illness and, less commonly, necrotizing skin and soft tissue infections, especially among immunocompromised ...

    Authors: Alejandra Ugarte-Torres, Sarah Perry, Angela Franko and Deirdre L Church

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:326

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    Multiple myeloma is a very heterogeneous disease comprising a number of genetic entities that differ from each other in their evolution, mode of presentation, response to therapy, and prognosis. Due to its mor...

    Authors: Satoko Oka, Kazuo Ono and Masaharu Nohgawa

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:320

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    Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease with a very high incidence in Southeast Asia. Most patients with dengue fever recover following a self-limiting febrile illness, while a small proportion may prog...

    Authors: Keshinie Samarasekara and Janake Munasinghe

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:321

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    Pompe disease is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder characterized by progressive myopathy with proximal muscle weakness, respiratory muscle dysfunction, and cardiomyopathy. Its prevalence ranges...

    Authors: Najlae Adadi, Maryem Sahli, Grégory Egéa, Ilham Ratbi, Mohamed Taoudi, Layla Zniber, Wafaa Jdioui, Said El Mouatassim and Abdelaziz Sefiani

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:322

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    Aluminum phosphide is a very common suicide agent in developing countries like Nepal. Due to the unavailability of a specific antidote, mortality is very high because the phosphine molecule that is formed lead...

    Authors: Achyut Sharma, Apurb Sharma, Anil Acharya, Diptesh Aryal, Bijoy G. Rajbanshi, Prajjwal Raj Bhattarai, Ashim Regmi and Anup Ghimire

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:311

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    Most colorectal cancer liver metastases form nodules within the hepatic parenchyma, and hepatectomy is the only radical treatment for synchronous metastases. There is concern about intrabiliary tumor growth wh...

    Authors: Ichiro Onishi, Masato Kayahara, Ryohei Takei, Naoki Makita, Masayoshi Munemoto, Yasumichi Yagi and Atsuhiro Kawashima

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:314

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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