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  1. Content type: Case report

    The incidence of acute epidural hematoma not accompanied by fracture is low, and it mostly occurs right below the impact point in children. Acute epidural hematoma on the contralateral side of the impact point...

    Authors: Shunpei Andoh, Chie Matsuura, Yuuki Sakaeyama, Shinichi Okonogi, Yasuhiro Node, Hiroyuki Masuda, Kousuke Kondo, Naoyuki Harada, Masaaki Nemoto and Nobuo Sugo

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:166

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    A stroke in a baby is uncommon, recent studies suggested that their incidence is rising. Moyamoya disease is one of the leading causes of stroke in babies. This condition is mostly described in Japan. In Moroc...

    Authors: Abdelhafid Houba, Nisrine Laaribi, Mohammed Meziane, Abdelhamid Jaafari, Khalil Abouelalaa and Mustapha Bensghir

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:165

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    Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia is a rare B-cell lymphoma. The gold standard treatment for Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia is an anti-CD20 antibody (rituximab) in combination with alkylating agents and dexamet...

    Authors: M. D’Aveni-Piney, M. Divoux, H. Busby-Venner, M. Muller, J. Broséus and P. Feugier

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:164

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    Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or stress cardiomyopathy is characterized by transient left ventricular apical ballooning in the absence of coronary occlusion. The underlying pathophysiological mechanism is still unc...

    Authors: Sana Chams, Skye El Sayegh, Mulham Hamdon, Sarwan Kumar and Zain Kulairi

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:160

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    Divergent carpometacarpal joint dislocations of the fingers are very rare. Due to severe swelling and overlapping of bones on a radiograph of the wrist and hand, dislocations are missed. The purpose of this cl...

    Authors: Redouane Hani, Idriss Jeddi and Mohamed Saleh Berrada

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:157

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    Scleromalacia perforans is a rare ocular manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis which can potentially lead to blindness and is a late consequence in the course of the disease. It is an unusual finding for it to...

    Authors: Muhammad Ishaq Ghauri, Syeda Urooj Riaz, Amir Husain, Asad Raza Jafri and Zara Tul Ain Bashir

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:155

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    Biliary system anatomical abnormalities can be preoperatively detected on magnetic resonance imaging; therefore, some presume that the number of bile duct injuries should decline. However, once a bile duct inj...

    Authors: Hideki Izumi, Hisamichi Yoshii, Daiki Yokoyama, Shuji Uda, Rin Abe, Masaya Mukai, Eiji Nomura, Hiroyuki Ito, Takahiko Mine, Tomohiro Matsumoto, Terumitsu Hasebe and Hiroyasu Makuuchi

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:156

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    Tocilizumab is a monoclonal antibody directed against the interleukin-6 receptor, which is approved for the treatment of moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis. Authors have found that it prevents lung and su...

    Authors: Rossella Talotta, Fabiola Atzeni, Alberto Batticciotto, Maria Chiara Ditto, Maria Chiara Gerardi and Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:154

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    Hemorrhagic shock is a medical emergency that often complicates vascular surgery and can lead to death. Hemorrhagic shock is characterized by hypoperfusion and hemodynamic abnormalities leading to the collapse...

    Authors: Tomaz Crochemore and Felicio A. Savioli

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:153

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Acute fatty liver of pregnancy can be a very dramatic clinical event with significant risk of mortality to healthy women. The pathogenesis is still unknown. It usually occurs in the third trimester or in the i...

    Authors: Naser Al-Husban, Oqba Al-Kuran and Amal Al Helou

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:67

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    Incidences of immune thrombocytopenic purpura occur in 1 in every 1000–10,000 pregnancies accounting for 3% of all thrombocytopenic pregnancies. A pre-existing immune thrombocytopenic purpura is known to be a ...

    Authors: Naser Al-Husban and Oqba Al-Kuran

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:147

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    Anaplastic carcinoma of the pancreas is a rare pancreatic neoplasm with a poor prognosis. It is classified as a variant of ductal adenocarcinoma, but the clinical features and treatment of it remain unknown be...

    Authors: Kohei Oka, Ken Inoue, Satoshi Sugino, Taishi Harada, Toshifumi Tsuji, Shingo Nakashima, Takayuki Katayama, Takashi Okuda, Syuichi Kin, Akihiro Nagata, Toshiyuki Komaki and Keizo Kagawa

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:152

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    Renal cell carcinoma is well-known for its propensity to metastasize to unusual sites. However, metastasis to the gallbladder has been rarely reported in the literature.

    Authors: Yasufumi Saito, Hiroshi Okuda, Makoto Yoshida, Seiji Okimasa, Toshikatsu Fukuda, Masatsugu Yano, Makoto Ochi, Yuzo Okamoto, Hirofumi Nakayama, Eiji Ono and Hideki Ohdan

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:162

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    Hodgkin lymphoma usually presents with sequential enlargement of peripheral lymph nodes, and bone marrow invasion rarely occurs (approximately 3–5%). However, several cases have been reported as “primary” bone...

    Authors: Keiki Nagaharu, Masahiro Masuya, Yuki Kageyama, Takanori Yamaguchi, Ryugo Ito, Keiki Kawakami, Masafumi Ito and Naoyuki Katayama

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:151

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    The healthcare system in developing countries is limited; particularly, medical specialties such as emergency and trauma medicine are underdeveloped. Consequently, trauma injuries sustained in traffic accident...

    Authors: Konstantin Mitev, Dashurie Neziri, Emil Stoicovski and Zan Mitrev

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:150

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Intrascrotal embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma in adults is a rare tumor with high aggression and a poor prognosis. We report our patient’s case and review the relevant literature to improve the understanding of this...

    Authors: Wentao Gong, Qingqiang Gao, Zhipeng Xu and Yutian Dai

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:149

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    In this report, we describe a case of a patient with substance-induced anxiety disorder occurring after a single dose of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine. Furthermore, we describe the use and efficacy of the ...

    Authors: Kaeley Kaplan, Fiona Kurtz and Kelly Serafini

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:142

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    Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) infections are a recognized problem in healthcare, causing ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection and ventriculitis. Such infections are serious intracranial infection that ca...

    Authors: Gebre Teklemariam Demoz, Minyahil Alebachew, Yirga Legesse and Belete Ayalneh

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:141

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    A few reports have described the effectiveness of resection for recurrent cholangiocarcinoma. However, none have described resection of synchronous pulmonary metastasis from distal cholangiocarcinoma. We repor...

    Authors: Teruhisa Sakamoto, Soichiro Honjo, Masaki Morimoto, Masataka Amisaki, Yosuke Arai, Naruo Tokuyasu, Keigo Ashida, Hiroaki Saito, Kanae Nosaka and Yoshiyuki Fujiwara

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:136

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    Rhabdomyolysis is a rare but serious complication of lipid-lowering therapy. Statin and fibrate combination increases the risk of rhabdomyolysis possibly by pharmacodynamic interactions. Advanced age, diabetes...

    Authors: Chamara Dalugama, Manoji Pathirage and S. A. M. Kularatne

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:143

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    Renal oncocytoma is the most common benign renal tumor, and papillary renal cell carcinoma is the second most common histologic subtype of renal cell carcinoma. Renal tumors containing different components suc...

    Authors: Su Hwan Kang, Won Tae Seo, Pil Moon Kang, Hyun Yul Rhew, Yo Han Jeon, Bong Kwon Cheon and Taek Sang Kim

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:146

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Hydrochlorothiazide is not known to cause hearing disorder. The Eritrean Pharmacovigilance Centre, however, has received cases of hearing disorder, including irreversible deafness, associated with hydrochlorot...

    Authors: Natnael Belai, Selamawit Gebrehiwet, Yodit Fitsum and Mulugeta Russom

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:135

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Symmetrical peripheral gangrene is characterized as acral (distal extremity) ischemic limb injury affecting two or more extremities, without large vessel obstruction, typically in a symmetrical fashion. Risk f...

    Authors: Jih Huei Tan, Yuzaidi Mohamad, Chor Lip Henry Tan, Mahazir Kassim and Theodore E. Warkentin

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:131

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    Familial Mediterranean fever is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by periodic febrile attacks of aseptic serositis and/or arthritis. The main treatment is colchicine which prevents attacks in the m...

    Authors: Manik Gemilyan, Gagik Hakobyan and Susanna Ananyan

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:130

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    Sodium valproate is a commonly used anticonvulsant. It is widely recognized that valproate can cause hyperammonemia, particularly in people with underlying liver disease. Patients with urea cycle disorders are...

    Authors: Shaine Mehta, Sarrah Tayabali and Robin Lachmann

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:134

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    Endemic Burkitt’s lymphoma is found predominantly in malaria holoendemic zones, typically in the tropical rain forest of Africa. It usually presents as an extra-nodal tumour in children and young adults with p...

    Authors: Brice N. Vofo, Gaelle V. F. Ngankam, Calypse A. Ngwasiri, Jeannine A. Atem and Leopold N. Aminde

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:129

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  27. Content type: Case report

    The lack of an antidote against factor Xa inhibitors in case of major bleeding or need for urgent surgery is a concern to clinicians. Guidelines on managing major bleeding in patients under anticoagulation wit...

    Authors: Nina Haagenrud Schultz, Runar Lundblad and Pål Andre Holme

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:138

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Dengue is an arboviral infection classically presenting with fever, arthralgia, headache, and rashes. It is hyperendemic in Sri Lanka and has a major impact on health. Neurological complications of dengue feve...

    Authors: Chamara Dalugama, John Shelton, Mahendra Ekanayake and Indika Bandara Gawarammana

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:137

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  29. Content type: Case report

    In general, splenic metastasis of epithelial ovarian cancer is considered a terminal stage resulting in widespread metastasis. Solitary splenic metastasis of epithelial ovarian cancer is rare in patients with ...

    Authors: Katsuhiko Yasuda, Tomoo Yoshimura, Hiroaki Kitade, Hidesuke Yanagida and Naoki Hosaka

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:132

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    This case describes an unusual presentation of an intracranial hemorrhage first thought to be metastatic disease on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The healthcare team completed an exhausti...

    Authors: Christopher DeZorzi, Ruth Fernandez-Ruiz, Sarika Gupta and Katherine Harris

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:133

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Primary orbital peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified is an exceedingly rare disorder with a very poor outcome, and to the best of our knowledge only a few cases have been reported in the English...

    Authors: Hind Manaa Alkatan, Saleh Hamad Alrashed, Ammar C. Al-Rikabi and Yasser H. Al-Faky

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:139

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Apert syndrome is a rare genetic disease that presents a diagnostic dilemma because of its similarity with other craniosynostosis syndromes. Currently, there is paucity of reports about adult patients in Afric...

    Authors: M. A. Kana, T. S. Baduku, H. Bello-Manga and A. S. Baduku

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:126

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  33. Content type: Case report

    Radiofrequency ablation and laser ablation are safe and effective techniques for reducing thyroid nodule volume, neck symptoms, and cosmetic complaints. Therapeutic success is defined as a nodule reduction > 5...

    Authors: Silvia Oddo, Margherita Balestra, Lara Vera and Massimo Giusti

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:127

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    Immature teratoma in a mediastinal location is a rare disease that might present as a valve pathology. Germ cell tumors with mediastinal locations account for up to 6% of immature teratoma cases. We present a ...

    Authors: Dardan Koçinaj, Xhevdet Krasniqi and Aurora Bakalli

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:125

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  35. Content type: Case report

    Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease is a rare and rapidly fatal neurodegenerative disease. Since clinicians may see only very few cases during their professional career, it is important to be familiar with the clinical ...

    Authors: Daniel Martin Klotz and Rose Sarah Penfold

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:128

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  36. Content type: Case report

    Pelvic dystopia of rudimentary multicystic dysplastic kidney as a rare cause of bedwetting in children.

    Authors: Kidirali Karimbayev, Nazarbek Dzumanazarov, Mukhtar Akhaibekov, Nurzhan Berdikulov, Abay Karimbayev and Assanaly Mustafayev

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:121

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Definite diagnosis of metastasis from unknown primary depends on a comprehensive immunohistochemical investigation of tumor specimen. Accurate identification of the origin site usually helps a lot in choosing ...

    Authors: Frank S. Fan and Chung-Fan Yang

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:122

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Castleman’s Disease is a rare B-cell lymphoproliferative disease. It is mostly benign and is characterized by non-neoplastic lymph node hypertrophy, associated with infection by human herpesvirus-8 in people w...

    Authors: Amanda Caroline Ribeiro Sales, Valter Romão de Souza Junior, Marta Iglis de Oliveira, Claudia Azevedo Braga Albuquerque, Evônio de Barros Campelo Júnior and Paulo Sérgio Ramos de Araújo

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2018 12:117

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