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  1. 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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    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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    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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    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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  5. 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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    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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  7. 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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    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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    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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  10. 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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    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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  12. 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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    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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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

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    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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  18. 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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    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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  20. 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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    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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    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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. Content type: Case report

    Niemann–Pick disease is caused by reduced level of the lysosomal enzyme acid sphingomyelinase. Children can survive between 2 and 12 years based on the disease type. Two main types are well known: type A and B...

    Authors: Abedelmajeed Nasereddin and Suheir Ereqat

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:272

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  30. Content type: Case report

    Acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura is very rarely encountered in children. It is often misdiagnosed initially when the condition is not inherited.

    Authors: Hamidah Alias, Woon Lee Yong, Farah Azima Abdul Muttlib, Ho Wai Koo, C-Khai Loh, Sie Chong Doris Lau, Hafiza Alauddin and Raja Zahratul Azma

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:276

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  31. Content type: Case report

    The use of electrocardiogram for sex verification in adults is an emerging concept in medicine. It is feasible through the utilization of Ogunlade Sex Determination Electrocardiographic Score. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Muritala A. Asafa, Rahman A. Bolarinwa, Omotayo A. Eluwole, Bolanle O. Ibitoye, Adesoji M. Adegoke and Oluwadare Ogunlade

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:268

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    Pneumoperitoneum poses an important diagnostic sign determining the urgency of management of patients in an emergency department. Chilaiditi sign is a rare radiologic finding of large intestines transposition ...

    Authors: Mohamed M. Gad, Muneer J. Al-Husseini, Sami Salahia, Anas M. Saad and Ramy Amin

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:263

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    Great progress has recently been made in the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma, including the introduction of nivolumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor. Despite promising results, this treatment bri...

    Authors: Jindřich Kopecký, Ondřej Kubeček, Tomáš Geryk, Birgita Slováčková, Petr Hoffmann, Miroslav Žiaran and Peter Priester

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:262

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  34. Content type: Case report

    Reversed rotation of the midgut is the rarest variation of midgut malrotations, which are congenital disorders that result from aberrant rotation and fixation of the midgut during embryological development. Co...

    Authors: Dominik Deniffel, Sebastian M. Goerke, Ernst J. Rummeny and Jörg Laubenberger

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:261

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    Early dumping syndrome characterized by palpitation, dizziness, cold sweat, feebleness, and abdominal symptoms, occurs within 30 minutes after meals in patients who have undergone gastrectomy. This case report...

    Authors: Jun Takeshita, Kei Nishiyama, Satoru Beppu, Nozomu Sasahashi and Nobuaki Shime

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:259

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  36. Content type: Case report

    Respiratory syncytial virus is the most common cause of lower respiratory tract infections in infants and young children. While the majority of infants display only mild upper respiratory tract infection or oc...

    Authors: Katarzyna Woicka-Kolejwa, Henryk Mazurek and Iwona Stelmach

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:258

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Cutaneous adverse reactions to medications are extremely common and display characteristic clinical morphology. A fixed drug eruption is a cutaneous adverse drug reaction due to type IV or delayed cell-mediate...

    Authors: Calypse Asangbe Ngwasiri, Martin Hongieh Abanda and Leopold Ndemnge Aminde

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:254

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia typically present with high white blood cell counts revealed during annual checkups. Leukemic arthritis and hypercalcemia are rare manifestations in patients with chronic...

    Authors: Pongprueth Rujirachun, Apichaya Junyavoraluk, Weerapat Owattanapanich, Voraparee Suvannarerg and Sirinart Sirinvaravong

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:257

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is a rare benign neoplasm that frequently involves the lung and abdominopelvic region, and is found mainly in children and young adults. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor te...

    Authors: Yong-sub Na and Sang-gon Park

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:253

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  40. Content type: Case report

    Trigeminal neuralgia is a rare cause of postoperative pain after ophthalmic surgery and has only been described twice in the international literature: one case of pain after vitrectomy with a crystalline lens ...

    Authors: María del Pilar Lucena, Federico Furno Sola, Mitzy E. Torres Soriano and Fanny Andrea Gerster

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:256

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  41. Content type: Case report

    The association between pemphigus and malignancy has been well documented for decades but an association between pemphigus vulgaris and multiple myeloma is unusual. We report a case of pemphigus vulgaris revea...

    Authors: Fandresena Arilala Sendrasoa, Irina Mamisoa Ranaivo, Mendrika Fifaliana Rakotoarisaona, Onivola Raharolahy, Naina Harinjara Razanakoto, Malalaniaina Andrianarison, Lala Soavina Ramarozatovo and Fahafahantsoa Rapelanoro Rabenja

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:255

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  42. Content type: Case report

    Von Hippel-Lindau disease is a rare hereditary syndrome caused by germinal mutations in a von Hippel-Lindau tumor-suppressing gene. Retinal hemangioblastoma is the ocular hallmark lesion of von Hippel-Lindau d...

    Authors: Angelo Maria Minnella, Valeria Pagliei, Martina Maceroni, Matteo Federici, Gloria Gambini and Aldo Caporossi

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:248

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  43. Content type: Case report

    Valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation for degenerated aortic bioprostheses is an effective option for patients at high risk for redo surgery, even if it may be burdened by complications more c...

    Authors: Angelo Buscaglia, Giacomo Tini, Gian Paolo Bezante, Claudio Brunelli and Manrico Balbi

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:247

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  44. Content type: Case report

    Upper airway abnormalities in the newborn are associated with obstructive breathing but not with mixed apneas. A tracheostomy is necessary to treat severe obstructive apneas but will not have an effect on the ...

    Authors: M. A. Riedijk, A. M. König-Jung, J. B. M. van Woensel and F. H. Kruisinga

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:267

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  45. Content type: Case report

    Chronic expanding hematoma is a rare entity resulting from trauma or surgery. This condition usually occurs in soft tissue, such as the trunk or extremities, while chronic expanding hematoma arising from bone ...

    Authors: Masayuki Morishita, Hitomi Hara, Etsuko Katayama, Teruya Kawamoto, Naomasa Fukase, Toshiyuki Takemori, Shuichi Fujiwara, Kotaro Nishida, Ryosuke Kuroda and Toshihiro Akisue

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:265

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  46. Content type: Case report

    Immunotherapy treatment with immune-checkpoint blockade has become a new paradigm in cancer treatment. Despite its efficacy, it has also given rise to a new class of adverse events, immune-related adverse even...

    Authors: Lucia Carril-Ajuria, Elisabeth Jiménez-Aguilar, Carlos Gómez-Martín and Carmen Díaz-Pedroche

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:246

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