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  1. Content type: Case report

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Enterobius vermicularis is an intestinal nematode of humans. Adults usually have low worm burdens and are asymptomatic. Ectopic infections in the pelvic area or urinary tract rarely occur in women. We report a...

    Authors: Athanasios Zahariou, Maria Karamouti and Polyanthi Papaioannou

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:137

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    Though gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) frequently present with gastrointestinal bleeding, the guidelines for the management and control of bleeding are unclear especially in patients who are not approp...

    Authors: Mouen A Khashab, Harvey M Cramer and Suthat Liangpunsakul

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:136

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    Amiodarone is a widely used antiarrythmic drug, which may produce secondary effects on the thyroid. In 14–18% of amiodarone-treated patients, there is overt thyroid dysfunction, usually in the form of amiodaro...

    Authors: Vasilios Papaioannou, Irene Terzi, Christos Dragoumanis, Dimitrios Konstantonis, Vassiliki Theodorou and Ioannis Pneumatikos

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:134

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    Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) have always been considered different from each other; in their incidence, their cell origin and their histopathological features.

    Authors: Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Patrizia Castano, Valentina Bertolini, Luigi Boni, Francesca Rovera, Maria Laura Tanda, Carlo Capella, Luigi Bartalena and Renzo Dionigi

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:133

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    Delayed-onset heparin-induced thrombocytopenia with thrombosis, albeit rare, is a severe side effect of heparin exposure. It can occur within one month after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with manifes...

    Authors: Abbas Salehi Omran, Abbasali Karimi, Hossein Ahmadi and Parin Yazdanifard

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:131

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    We describe a patient with previously undiagnosed hypothyroidism who developed rhabdomyolysis while taking a statin. He had no other precipitating factors. The statin was stopped, intravenous fluids were start...

    Authors: Ekrem Yeter, Telat Keles, Tahir Durmaz and Engin Bozkurt

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:130

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    The superficial ulnar artery is a rare variation of the upper limb arterial system that arises from the brachial or axillary artery and runs superficial to the muscles arising from the medial epicondyle [13]. Th...

    Authors: Kithsiri J Senanayake, Sujatha Salgado, Manjula J Rathnayake, Ranil Fernando and Kosala Somarathne

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:128

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    Heterotopic gastric mucosa (HGM) is commonly seen in the upper esophagus during endoscopyand is generally considered a benign disease. A hyperplastic polyp and an adenocarcinoma arising in heterotopic gastric ...

    Authors: Hakan Alagozlu, Meltem Ergun, Mehmet Cindoruk, Selahattin Unal, Sukru Dumlu, Aylar Poyraz and Ayse Dursun

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:127

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