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  1. Hereditary amyloidodis is a rare disease process with a propensity to cause polyneuropathies, autonomic dysfunction, and restrictive cardiomyopathy. It is transmitted in an autosomal dominant manner, with dise...

    Authors: Jason Robin, Sheridan Meyers, Maher Nahlawi, Jyothy Puthumana, Jon Lomasney, David Mehlman, Vera Rigolin and Charles Davidson

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:35

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  2. The number of cases of tuberculosis as a complication in people with immunodeficiency, people on immunosuppressive therapy and among the immigrant population is increasing in Germany. However, tuberculous peri...

    Authors: Yilin Vogel, Jan C Bous, Guido Winnekendonk and Bernhard F Henning

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:32

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  3. Channeling transurethral resection of the prostate is a recognized form of adjunctive treatment in the treatment of patients with prostate cancer. Despite the fact that complications arising from the procedure...

    Authors: A. A. Popoola, K. A. Onawola, M. D. Adesina and I. O. Olaoye

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:30

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  4. Factitious cheilitis is a chronic condition characterized by crusting and ulceration that is probably secondary to chewing and sucking of the lips. Atopy, actinic damage, exfoliative cheilitis, cheilitis granu...

    Authors: Erdinc Aydin, Ozgur Gokoglu, Gamze Ozcurumez and Hakan Aydin

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:29

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  5. Autoimmune hepatitis is a necroinflammatory disorder of unknown etiology characterized by the presence of circulating antibodies, hypergammaglobulinemia, and response to immunosuppression. It has the histologi...

    Authors: Aitziber Etxagibel, M. Rosa Julià, Alvaro Brotons, M. Margarita Company and Carlos Dolz

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:25

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  6. Rectus sheath hematoma is an uncommon cause of acute abdominal pain. It is an accumulation of blood in the sheath of the rectus abdominis, secondary to rupture of an epigastric vessel or muscle tear. It could ...

    Authors: Selin Kapan, Ahmet N. Turhan, Halil Alis, Mustafa U. Kalayci, Sinan Hatipoglu, Hakan Yigitbas and Ersan Aygun

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:22

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  7. Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) is a rare disorder and information on this disease is limited, especially with regard to its management and prognosis. It has become gener...

    Authors: Arne Warth, Esther Herpel, Astrid Schmähl, Konstantina Storz and Philipp A. Schnabel

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:21

    Content type: Case report

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  8. A retained surgical sponge in the abdomen is uncommon although it is likely that this finding is underreported in the medical literature. The intravisceral migration of retained surgical gauze is even rarer, a...

    Authors: Nello Grassi, Calogero Cipolla, Adriana Torcivia, Alessandro Bottino, Eugenio Fiorentino, Leonardo Ficano and Gianni Pantuso

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:17

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Gastrointestinal tract small cell carcinoma is an infrequent and aggressive neoplasm that represents 0.1–1% of gastrointestinal malignancies. Very few cases of small cell esophageal carcinoma arising in Barret...

    Authors: Haridimos Markogiannakis, Dimitrios Theodorou, Konstantinos G Toutouzas, Andreas Larentzakis, Michael Pattas, Angeliki Bousiotou, Pavlos Papacostas, Konstantinos Filis and Stilianos Katsaragakis

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:15

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  10. Intussusception of the appendix is an extremely rare condition that ranges from partial invagination of the appendix to involvement of the entire colon. Endometriosis is an exceptionally rare cause of appendic...

    Authors: Samia Ijaz, Surjit Lidder, Waria Mohamid, Martyn Carter and Hilary Thompson

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:12

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Fertility is markedly reduced in patients with chronic renal failure. For women with pre-existing renal disease, pregnancy is associated with an increased rate of fetal complications and a considerable risk of...

    Authors: Khalid A Al-Saran and Alaa A Sabry

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:10

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  12. Obstruction of the third part of the duodenum by the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) can occur following surgical correction of scoliosis. The condition most commonly occurs in significantly underweight patie...

    Authors: Athanasios I Tsirikos, Raymond E Anakwe and Alexander DL Baker

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:9

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  13. Spontaneous retropharyngeal haematoma is an unusual condition. It has multiple aetiological factors and can present to a number of specialists including the otolaryngologist.

    Authors: Arvind Singh, Enyi Ofo and Vincent Cumberworth

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:8

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  14. Sudden onset peri- or post-coital cardiovascular disease is well documented in the literature including myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolus and subarachnoid haemorrhage. The occurrence of aortic dissectio...

    Authors: Gareth Morris-Stiff, Mari Coxon, Elizabeth Ball and Michael H Lewis

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:6

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  15. The ilio-inguinal approach has come to be used routinely in the management of acetabular fractures involving the anterior wall. Thrombotic complications following surgery via this route are a serious, but rare...

    Authors: Kajetan Klos, Ivan Marintschev, Joachim Böttcher, Gunther O Hofmann and Thomas Mückley

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:4

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  16. Chylous ascites may result from diverse pathologies. Ascites results either due to blockage of the lymphatics or leak secondary to inadvertent trauma during surgery.

    Authors: Shahzad S Shah, Kamran Ahmed, Richard Smith, Ravi Mallina, Pouya Akhbari and Mohammad S Khan

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:3

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  17. Fetus in fetu is a rare abnormality secondary to the abnormal embryogenesis in a diamniotic, monochorionic pregnancy. It is a rare pathological condition and fewer than 100 cases have been reported in the lite...

    Authors: Nisreen M Khalifa, Doaa W Maximous and Alaa A Abd-Elsayed

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:2

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  18. Light chain deposition disease (LCDD) can involve the heart and cause severe heart failure. Cardiac involvement is usually described in the advanced stages of the disease. We report the case of a woman in whom...

    Authors: Fabio Fabbian, Nevio Stabellini, Sergio Sartori, Paola Tombesi, Arrigo Aleotti, Maurizio Bergami, Simona Uggeri, Adriana Galdi, Christian Molino and Luigi Catizone

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:187

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  19. Identifying marathon runners at risk of neurological deterioration at the end of the race (within a large cohort complaining of exhaustion, dehydration, nausea, headache, dizziness, etc.) is challenging. Here ...

    Authors: Axel Petzold, Geoffrey Keir and Ian Appleby

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:186

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  20. Internal jugular vein thrombosis (IJVT) is a rare but potentially fatal condition. It usually arises following trauma to the internal jugular vein but is also seen in association with coagulopathies and advanc...

    Authors: Elizabeth Ball, Gareth Morris-Stiff, Mari Coxon and Michael H Lewis

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:184

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Steroid cell tumors of the ovary account for less than 0.1% of all ovarian tumors [1] and these tumours may present at any age in association with interesting presentations related to the hormonal activity and vi...

    Authors: Altaf Gauhar Haji, Shekhar Sharma, Manoj Babu, DK Vijaykumar and K Chitrathara

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:182

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  22. Insulinoma is a rare pancreatic endocrine tumour and is typically sporadic and solitary. Over 90% of all insulinomas are benign. Cystic insulinomas are also rare. It is not difficult to determine the site of s...

    Authors: Mirjana Sumarac-Dumanovic, Dragan Micic, Miodrag Krstic, Maja Georgiev, Aleksandar Diklic, Svetislav Tatic, Danica Stamenkovic-Pejkovic, Aleksandra Kendereski, Goran Cvijovic and Aleksandra Pavlovic

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:181

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  23. Rupture of the diaphragm is almost always due to major trauma. Diaphragmatic injuries are rare (5–7%), usually secondary to blunt, or more rarely to penetrating, thoracic or abdominal trauma. No single investi...

    Authors: Konstantinos Stamatiou, Georgios Ilias, Christos Chlopsios, Vasilissa Karanasiou, Nikolaos Kavouras, Fred Lebrun, John Heretis and Frank Sofras

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:178

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  24. Possible ischaemic chest pain presentations are exceedingly common. Angiographic triage of clinical, electrocardiographic or biomarker positive presentations is increasingly feasible with the expansion of card...

    Authors: Robert J MacFadyen, Chetan Varma and Robert H Anderson

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:177

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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