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Low-dose axitinib rechallenge with positive outcomes in a patient with metastatic renal cell carcinoma refractory to interferon α, sunitinib, axitinib, and nivolumab therapies: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Apr 22;13(1):98. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Urology, Uonuma Institute of Community Medicine, Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital, Urasa 4132, Minamiuonumashi, Niigata, 949-7302, Japan.

Background: There is no established treatment after failure of proven therapies for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Case Presentation: A 66-year-old Japanese man with metastatic renal cell carcinoma became refractory to interferon α and sunitinib therapies. He started treatment with axitinib at 10 mg/day, and the dose was gradually tapered down to 4 mg/day because of intolerable adverse events. Read More

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Efficacy of vertebral cryoablation and immunotherapy in a patient with metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Apr 21;13(1):96. Epub 2019 Apr 21.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa University, 13-1 Takara-machi, Kanazawa, 920-8641, Japan.

Background: In metastatic renal cell carcinoma, immunotherapy is the only treatment modality associated with a complete and durable response, but severe toxicity limits its usefulness. If toxicity could be eliminated, immunotherapy might be an effective treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma. We present a case of a patient with spinal metastatic renal cell carcinoma treated with total en bloc spondylectomy and reconstruction using a cryo-treated tumor-bearing bone graft; the patient demonstrated an antitumor cryoimmunological response. Read More

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Denosumab improves clinical manifestations of hypophosphatemic osteomalacia by adefovir-induced Fanconi syndrome: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Apr 20;13(1):99. Epub 2019 Apr 20.

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Dokkyo Medical University, Mibu, Shimotsuga, Tochigi, 321-0293, Japan.

Background: Adefovir dipivoxil is a nucleotide analogue that is approved for treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Adefovir dipivoxil is associated with proximal tubular dysfunction, resulting in Fanconi syndrome, which can cause secondary hypophosphatemic osteomalacia. We describe a case of a patient with hypophosphatemic osteomalacia secondary to Fanconi syndrome induced by adefovir dipivoxil concomitantly with osteoporosis in whom clinical symptoms were improved by adding denosumab (a human monoclonal antibody targeting the receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand) to preceding administration of vitamin D. Read More

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Papillary thyroid carcinoma presenting as a primary renal tumor with multiple pulmonary and bone metastases: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Apr 20;13(1):95. Epub 2019 Apr 20.

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey.

Background: Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common endocrine malignancy. Distant metastasis from differentiated thyroid carcinoma is infrequent and the metastasis rate of papillary thyroid carcinoma is lower than that of follicular thyroid carcinoma. Distant metastases from differentiated thyroid carcinoma are usually seen in the lungs and bones; however, renal metastasis is very rare. Read More

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Adhesion-induced chronic abdominal pain: a case report on the diagnostic value of Carnett's test.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Apr 18;13(1):93. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Department of General Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Shimane University, 89-1, Enyacho, Izumo City, Shimane, 693-8501, Japan.

Background: Chronic abdominal pain is a common clinical problem. However, diagnosing chronic abdominal pain often requires detailed diagnostic evaluations in addition to sufficient history taking and physical examination, owing to its uncertain etiology.

Case Presentation: We report a case of a 36-year-old man with chronic abdominal pain originating from postoperative adhesions. Read More

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April 2019
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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension presenting with isolated unilateral facial nerve palsy: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Apr 19;13(1):94. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Neurology Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Background: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension, also known as pseudotumor cerebri, is a disorder characterized by increased intracranial pressure of unclear pathogenesis in the absence of other structural and obstructive lesions that is predominantly, although not exclusively, seen in obese women of childbearing age. Patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension commonly present with a headache, transient visual obscurations, and intracranial noises with some cranial nerves occasionally involved, most commonly CN VI. We report idiopathic intracranial hypertension presenting with isolated complete unilateral facial nerve palsy, as the sole cranial nerve involved, which is a presentation rarely reported in the literature. Read More

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Delayed diagnosis of right-sided valve endocarditis causing recurrent pulmonary abscesses: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Apr 19;13(1):97. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Gosford Hospital, Holden Street, Gosford, NSW, 2250, Australia.

Background: Pulmonary valve infective endocarditis is a rare diagnosis that is usually associated with immunocompromised states or structurally abnormal hearts. It is unusual for it to occur in structurally normal hearts or to cause recurrent symptoms after targeted antibiotics. Although guidelines suggest follow-up with repeat echocardiography and inflammatory marker surveillance, this case demonstrates that these are not always useful investigations, and instead imaging of the chest may be more appropriate. Read More

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Fine needle aspiration as a diagnostic tool in cysticercosis: a case series.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 29;13(1):92. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Maitri College of Dentistry and Research Centre, Anjora, Durg, CG, India.

Background: Cysticercosis is a zoonotic disease. It is caused by the larval form of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium. This disease is a public health problem in a country like India, but its incidence is underestimated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-018-1957-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6440104PMC
March 2019
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Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia in a hand treated with a reverse digital island flap and artificial skin: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 27;13(1):87. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kindai University Hospital, 377-2 Ohno-Higashi, Osaka-Sayama, Osaka, 589-8511, Japan.

Background: Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia is a rare nodular skin tumor characterized by eosinophilic invasion and vascular proliferation. Previous reports suggested that irritation and inflammation are the causative factors of this disease. Most cases of angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia occur around the auricle, forehead, and scalp; the hand is rarely affected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-2021-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6436222PMC
March 2019
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Isolated adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency and thyroiditis associated with nivolumab therapy in a patient with advanced lung adenocarcinoma: a case report and review of the literature.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 26;13(1):88. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Uonuma Institute of Community Medicine, Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital, Niigata, Japan.

Introduction: Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a promising class of anticancer drugs. The clinical benefits afforded by immune checkpoint inhibitors can be accompanied by immune-related adverse events that affect multiple organs, and endocrine immune-related adverse events include thyroiditis and hypophysitis. Hypophysitis is less frequent and has a less severe clinical presentation in patients treated with other immune checkpoint inhibitors, such as nivolumab, pembrolizumab, and atezolizumab, than in those treated with ipilimumab. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-2002-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6434613PMC
March 2019
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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy after an upper and lower endoscopy: a case report and review of the literature.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 25;13(1):81. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, 1305 York Avenue, New York, NY, 10022, USA.

Background: Gastrointestinal endoscopies are safe and follow guidelines that emphasize patient care. Although adverse outcomes are rare, high-risk patients may be predisposed to certain events.

Case Presentation: We report a unique case of a Caucasian woman with takotsubo cardiomyopathy following an upper and lower endoscopy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-2014-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6432745PMC

One-lung ventilation to treat hepatic dome lesion - a further step towards minimally invasive surgery: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 24;13(1):83. Epub 2019 Mar 24.

Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation Unit, Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128, Padova, Italy.

Background: Although liver resection is still the best treatment for primary or metastatic hepatic lesions, a conventional surgical approach may be challenging in patients with a history of previous abdominal surgery. We present a case of a 58-year-old white man with paracaval, subdiaphragmatic, recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma; he had a history of multiple abdominal surgeries.

Methods: In select patients, percutaneous ultrasound-guided thermal ablation is a valid non-surgical alternative due to its safety, efficacy, and good tolerability. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-1999-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6431424PMC
March 2019
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Long-term control with chemoradiation of initially metastatic mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma of the rectum: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 23;13(1):82. Epub 2019 Mar 23.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Universitätsstraße 27, 91054, Erlangen, Germany.

Background: Mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinomas are highly malignant tumors with both adenocarcinomatous and neuroendocrine components. They can originate in any organ but are more common in the rectum. Due to their rarity, current treatment recommendations for mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma are based on limited data and follow general guidelines for the management of adenocarcinomas and neuroendocrine neoplasms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-1995-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6431024PMC
March 2019
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Acute intravascular hemolysis due to naphthalene toxicity: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 22;13(1):91. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

The National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Background: Naphthalene (mothball) is a commonly used deodorizer in the Indian subcontinent, including Sri Lanka. Though it is freely available around this country, poisoning has never been reported in the literature. Ingestion, either accidental or by deliberate self-harm, can occur due to its abundance as well as its candy-resembling appearance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-018-1963-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6429769PMC
March 2019
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Three different polymorphisms of the DPYD gene associated with severe toxicity following administration of 5-FU: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 22;13(1):76. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Surgery, HPB and Liver Transplant Unit, American University of Beirut, PO Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut, 1107 2020, Lebanon.

Background: Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency secondary to polymorphisms in the DPYD gene can lead to significant toxicity associated with the administration of fluoropyrimidine chemotherapy.

Case Presentation: We report a case of a 59-year-old Lebanese woman with metastatic pancreatic cancer who received FOLFIRINOX therapy and developed severe 5-fluorouracil toxicity after a single cycle. The entire DPYD gene was sequenced, and the patient was found to be heterozygous for three different polymorphisms that have reportedly been associated with dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-2013-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6429833PMC
March 2019
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Continuous electrocardiogram changes preceding phenotypic expression for 8 years in an athlete with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 21;13(1):75. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, No. 277 Yanta West Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710061, People's Republic of China.

Background: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. Performing, comparing, and monitoring serial electrocardiograms over time can help to detect potential cardiovascular diseases and to prevent malignant cardiac events in these populations.

Case Presentation: A young Han Chinese male football player had abnormal electrocardiograms for 8 years without any subjective discomfort. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-1998-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6427864PMC
March 2019
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Successful bailout procedure for acute popliteal artery occlusion associated with EXOSEAL® vascular closure device: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 21;13(1):90. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyoto Chubu Medical Center, 25, Yagi-Ueno, Yagi-cho, Nantan, Japan.

Background: Vascular closure devices have been widely used to achieve rapid hemostasis after percutaneous catheterization procedures via the common femoral artery. The EXOSEAL vascular closure device is a device that can deliver a bioabsorbable polyglycolic acid plug to fill the subcutaneous puncture route at the groin for rapid hemostasis, and this device has a lower risk of arterial occlusion than other vascular closure devices.

Case Presentation: An 83-year-old Japanese man underwent percutaneous coronary intervention for a proximal stenosis in his left circumflex artery through a 7-Fr sheath from his right common femoral artery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-018-1950-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6427873PMC
March 2019
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Scleroderma renal crisis with coexisting segmental arterial mediolysis presenting as intraperitoneal bleeding: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 20;13(1):74. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Department of Rheumatology, Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University, 1-847 Amanuma-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama, 330-8503, Japan.

Background: Segmental arterial mediolysis is a rare nonarteriosclerotic and noninflammatory vascular disease that may cause intraperitoneal bleeding. Scleroderma renal crisis is a rare complication of systemic sclerosis, leading to severe hypertension and renal dysfunction. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a patient with concurrent systemic sclerosis with scleroderma renal crisis and pathologically confirmed segmental arterial mediolysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-1993-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6425683PMC
March 2019
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Rare presentation of renal cell cancer as dysphagia: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 19;13(1):89. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Department of Pathology, AmeriPath, Plano, TX, USA.

Background: Metastasis from distal solid organs to the esophagus is very rare. Renal cell cancer with esophageal metastasis is extremely rare. We present the first case report of undiagnosed renal cell cancer presenting as dysphagia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-018-1967-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6423814PMC
March 2019
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Langerhans cell histiocytosis presenting as eosinophilic granuloma of the bilateral forearms in an 8-year-old girl: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 19;13(1):67. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Department of Paediatric Surgery, University Hospital of Hassan II, Fez, Morocco.

Background: Langerhans cell histiocytosis previously known as histiocytosis X is a rare disease of children and young adults with a very broad clinical spectrum. In children, its annual incidence is estimated between 0.2-0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-2011-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6423802PMC
March 2019
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Localized multiple malignant epithelioid peritoneal mesotheliomas arising from the hepatoduodenal ligament and diaphragm: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 18;13(1):66. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Division of Cancer Medicine Graduate School of Medicine, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, 920-8641, Japan.

Background: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare aggressive tumor of the peritoneum. We report a rare case of resection of multiple localized malignant peritoneal mesotheliomas.

Case Presentation: A 55-year-old Japanese woman was admitted to our hospital because liver tumors were detected by abdominal ultrasonography during a screening examination. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-2008-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6421649PMC
March 2019
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Removal of intraconal bullet through endoscopic transnasal surgery with image-guided navigation system 8 months after injury: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 17;13(1):65. Epub 2019 Mar 17.

Division of Allergy and Rhinology, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkla, 90110, Thailand.

Background: Lodgment of a bullet within the orbit is uncommon. The decision to remove these objects poses a challenge to surgeons due to a high risk of complications. Currently, endoscopic transnasal surgery with navigator assistance facilitates the localization of foreign bodies allowing their safe removal with minimal surrounding tissue damage or optic nerve injury. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-2007-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6420961PMC

Micronodular thymoma with lymphoid stroma diagnosed 10 years after the first operation: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 16;13(1):69. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Respiratory Disease Center, Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, 3453, Mikatahara-cho, Kita-ku Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan.

Introduction: Micronodular thymoma with lymphoid stroma is a rare subtype of thymoma. Here we report a case of micronodular thymoma with lymphoid stroma that was completely resected after incomplete resection 10 years earlier.

Case Presentation: A 70-year-old Japanese woman who had undergone resection for a thymic cyst 10 years earlier was found to have a solid nodule with a multilocular lesion at the site of the previous operation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-2006-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6420736PMC
March 2019
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Secondary aortoenteric fistula possibly associated with continuous physical stimulation: a case report and review of the literature.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 15;13(1):61. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sendai Kousei Hospital, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan.

Background: Secondary aortoenteric fistula is a rare but fatal complication after reconstructive surgery for an aortic aneurysm characterized by abdominal pain, fever, hematochezia, and hematemesis, and the mortality rate is high. It has been suggested that it arises due to either continuous physical stimulation or prosthesis infection during primary surgery. We describe an aortoenteric fistula following reconstructive surgery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm together with postmortem pathological findings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-2003-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6419421PMC
March 2019
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Chronic persistent Horner's syndrome in trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia subtypes and alleviation with treatment: two case reports.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 14;13(1):60. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Private Practice Interventional Pain Management, Willow Grove, PA, USA.

Background: The trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias are a group of primary headache syndromes marked by severe head pain and associated cranial autonomic symptoms which can include a full or partial Horner's syndrome. Rarely, the eye-related symptoms will become fixed even between headache attacks. There is minimal documentation that the Horner's syndrome can be reversed if successful treatment of the underlying headache disorder is initiated. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417066PMC

Severe clinical immunodeficiency in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus infection and relatively high CD4 counts: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 14;13(1):86. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Surgery and Specialties, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon.

Background: The coexistence of neuromeningeal cryptococcosis and Kaposi's sarcoma is not surprising in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus infection and a low CD4 count, although it is rarely described. However, we describe such an association in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus infection and a relatively high CD4 count.

Case Presentation: A 41-year old Cameroonian woman presented to our hospital with subacute occipital headaches associated with photophobia, blurred vision, phonophobia, projectile vomiting, and tonic seizures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-1982-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417181PMC
March 2019
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Early surgical intervention for patients with possible clinically silent somatotroph adenoma: a case series.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 13;13(1):85. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Neurosurgery, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan.

Introduction: Clinically silent somatotroph adenoma is characterized by elevated serum growth hormone but without the clinical symptoms of acromegaly, and it is considered rare. The natural history is not well understood, progress to symptomatic is uncertain, and treatment strategy has not been established.

Case Presentation: The first patient was a 48-year-old-Asian woman who presented with serum growth hormone 6. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-1981-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6415340PMC
March 2019
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Risperidone-related bilateral cystoid macular edema: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 13;13(1):59. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Ophthalmology, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, 450 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11203, USA.

Background: A report of the second known case of bilateral cystoid macular edema in a patient taking risperidone.

Case Presentation: We report a case of a 69-year-old African American woman using risperidone who presented with worsening visual acuity and was found to have bilateral cystoid macular edema. Upon decreasing the dosage of risperidone, the cystoid macular edema resolved and visual acuity markedly improved. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6415337PMC

A modified preauricular and transmandibular approach for surgical management of osteosarcoma of the mandibular condyle within the masticator space and infratemporal fossa: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 12;13(1):58. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Jichi Medical University, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Shimotsuke-shi, Tochigi, 329-0498, Japan.

Background: Osteosarcomas of the head and neck region are rare entities that comprise < 10% of all osteosarcomas. Multimodality treatment of patients with osteosarcoma is well-established for osteosarcoma in long bones, and the benefits of chemotherapy in long bones are clearly known. However, there is no consensus regarding the effects of chemotherapy in cases of head and neck osteosarcoma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-1975-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6413457PMC

Meningitis in a patient with neutropenia due to Rothia mucilaginosa: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 12;13(1):84. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Intensive Care Unit, Universitair Ziekenhuis Gent, C. Heymanslaan 10, 9000, Ghent, Belgium.

Background: Rothia mucilaginosa is a Gram-positive bacterium occurring as a commensal in the oral cavity and upper respiratory tract. Although rarely pathogenic in an immunocompetent host, it can cause severe opportunistic infections in immunocompromised individuals.

Case Presentation: A 67-year-old white woman had a routine blood analysis before undergoing knee surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-018-1947-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6413452PMC
March 2019
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A 47-year-old woman with nuclear protein in testis midline carcinoma masquerading as a sinus infection: a case report and review of the literature.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 11;13(1):57. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Department of Radiation Oncology, 986861 Nebraska Medical Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 68198-686, USA.

Background: Nuclear protein in testis midline carcinoma is a rare, highly metastatic undifferentiated carcinoma that typically arises in midline structures and is characterized by having a fusion involving the nuclear protein in testis, NUT, gene. Nuclear protein in testis midline carcinoma has been identified in patients of all ages and is often initially misdiagnosed due to the rapid timeline of symptom onset.

Case Presentation: Here we report the case of a 47-year-old Caucasian woman with a nuclear protein in testis midline carcinoma that was initially mistaken for a sinus infection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-2015-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6410502PMC
March 2019
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A novel treatment of hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia induced by insulin antibodies with alkali administration: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 11;13(1):79. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Insulin autoimmune syndrome is a rare cause of hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia characterized by autoantibodies to human insulin without previous insulin use. We report a case of a patient with hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia possibly caused by insulin antibodies induced by insulin analogs and a novel therapeutic measure for this condition.

Case Presentation: An 84-year-old Japanese man with a 28-year history of type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, treated with biphasic insulin aspart 30, experienced persistent early morning hypoglycemia with daytime hyperglycemia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-1989-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6410487PMC

Three-step management of a newborn with a giant, highly vascularized, cervical teratoma: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 10;13(1):73. Epub 2019 Mar 10.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Ruth Rappaport Children's Hospital, Rambam Health Campus, Haifa, Israel.

Background: A giant congenital cervical teratoma is often highly vascularized; thus, in addition to a life-threatening airway occlusion at birth it comprises a high risk for significant and lethal blood loss during resection. In the case presented, an endovascular embolization of the carotid artery that supplied a giant congenital cervical teratoma was done as part of a three-stage treatment soon after birth and contributed to an overall good outcome. Embolization in cases of cervical teratomas was not described previously. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-1976-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409158PMC
March 2019
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Irinotecan and vincristine for the treatment of refractory desmoplastic small round cell tumor in a developing country: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 10;13(1):77. Epub 2019 Mar 10.

Instituto de Oncologia Pediátrica - UNIFESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Introduction: Desmoplastic small round cell tumor is an extremely rare and aggressive cancer that affects mainly adolescents and young adults. Despite multiple therapeutic strategies, most patients have resistant disease with very poor survival rates.

Case Presentation: We present a case of a 10-year-old Caucasian boy with a desmoplastic small round cell tumor refractory to conventional treatment who exhibited a good response to alternative treatment. Read More

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Congenital absence of lingual frenum in a non-syndromic patient: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 10;13(1):56. Epub 2019 Mar 10.

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, King Abdul-Aziz University - Faculty of Dentistry, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Background: The lingual frenum is a fold of mucous membrane connecting the ventral tongue to the floor of the mouth. In general, lingual frenum serves multiple roles; its main function is to support the tongue and aid in limiting its movement in different directions. Any anatomical or functional deficiency of lingual frenum may have an impact on tongue functions based on its severity. Read More

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Necrosis of the small intestine leading to a diagnosis of polyarteritis nodosa: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 9;13(1):55. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Department of Pathology, Saitama Medical University, 38 Morohongou, Moroyama, Iruma-gun, Saitama, 350-0495, Japan.

Background: Polyarteritis nodosa is a disease that presents with necrotizing vasculitis in small and medium-sized arteries. It may occur in various organs, but approximately half of cases have gastrointestinal involvement. Prognosis is not favorable once organ dysfunction begins as evidenced by gastrointestinal symptoms; thus, treatment with steroids should be promptly initiated. Read More

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Gastric adenocarcinoma causing biliary obstruction without ductal dilatation: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 9;13(1):72. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Alfred Hospital, 55 Commercial Rd, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.

Introduction: Gastric adenocarcinoma is a known complication of partial gastrectomy. Jaundice from gastric adenocarcinoma usually occurs in the setting of hepatic nodal or parenchymal metastasis. This case demonstrates an unusual level of biliary obstruction from gastric adenocarcinoma. Read More

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Recurrent acute coronary syndrome in a patient with right coronary artery ectasia: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 9;13(1):78. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia.

Background: Coronary artery ectasia is characterized by an abnormal dilatation of the coronary arteries. Coronary artery ectasia is observed in 3-8% of patients undergoing coronary angiography and sometimes leads to acute coronary syndrome regardless of the presence or absence of coronary stenosis or atrial fibrillation.

Case Presentation: A 61-year-old Indonesian man presented with typical angina that began 1 week before admission and had worsened 3 hours prior to admission. Read More

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Crohn's disease in a developing African mission hospital: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 7;13(1):80. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Department of Surgery, St Elizabeth Catholic General Hospital, Shisong, P.O Box 8, Kumbo - Nso, Bui Division, Northwestern Region, Cameroon.

Background: A case is reported of innocuous intestinal obstruction requiring surgical intervention that was confirmed to be Crohn's disease histopathologically in a resource-constrained rural mission hospital in Cameroon.

Case Presentation: A 70-year man of Kumbo origin from Northwest region of Cameroon with a history of crampy right lower-quadrant abdominal pain, non-bloody, non-mucoid diarrhea alternating with constipation presented to my institution. Abdominal examination of the patient revealed an ill-defined mass in the right iliac fossa and visible peristalsis. Read More

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Periprosthetic knee infection by Mycobacterium bovis and Candida guilliermondii in the context of a zoonosis: a case report and review of the literature.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 8;13(1):54. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Spital Schwyz, Waldeggstrasse 10, 6430, Schwyz, Switzerland.

Introduction: Periprosthetic joint infections are a major challenge for treating physicians. Musculoskeletal infections with Mycobacterium bovis are extremely rare, with an assumed incidence of 0.08-0. Read More

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Ureteral tumor in an ectopic duplex system: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 8;13(1):70. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

General Surgery Department, Interior Security Forces Hospital, La Marsa, Tunisia.

Introduction: Ureteral ectopia is a rarely observed anomaly. It may be totally asymptomatic. An association with a duplex system is exceptional. Read More

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Calcified mucinous adenocarcinoma of the stomach metastatic to the iris: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 7;13(1):64. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Third Department of Internal Medicine, Nara Medical University, 840 Shijo-cho, Kashihara, Nara, 634-8522, Japan.

Background: Gastric cancer has a wide spectrum of clinical features, imaging manifestations, and pathology. Punctate calcifications in gastric cancer are infrequent but are usually found in mucinous adenocarcinoma. However, there have only been a few autopsy case reports describing the correlation between the radiology and pathology findings of calcified mucinous adenocarcinoma of the stomach. Read More

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March 2019
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Small cell carcinoma of the kidney: a case report and analysis of data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 7;13(1):71. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Department of Medicine, Palo Alto VA, Palo Alto, California, USA.

Background: Primary small cell carcinoma of the kidney is an extremely rare neoplasm. The clinical features of small cell carcinoma of the kidney are not well established due to its rarity and scarcity of case reports. We present an unusual case of small cell carcinoma of the kidney complicated by syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion. Read More

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Delayed diagnosis of a cesarean scar pregnancy: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 7;13(1):53. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kyungpook National University Hospital, School of Medicine, 807 Hogukro, Buk-gu, Daegu, 41404, Republic of Korea.

Background: Cesarean scar pregnancy is rare but may be related to early uterine rupture and may result in massive hemorrhage. Nowadays, most cesarean scar pregnancies are diagnosed early and can be managed properly. However, diagnoses of cesarean scar pregnancies that develop in the obstetrical area are sometimes delayed. Read More

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March 2019
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Chorea-ballism as a dominant clinical manifestation in heteroplasmic mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes syndrome with A3251G mutation in mitochondrial genome: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 6;13(1):63. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Neurology, Bangur Institute of Neurosciences, IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, 700025, India.

Background: Mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes, the most common maternally inherited mitochondrial disease, can present with a wide range of neurological manifestations including both central and peripheral nervous system involvement. The most frequent genetic mutation reported in mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes syndrome is A3243G in MT-TL1 gene. Stroke-like episodes, dementia, epilepsy, lactic acidemia, myopathy, recurrent headaches, hearing impairment, diabetes, and short stature constitute the known presentations in this syndrome. Read More

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Combined surgery and radiotherapy as curative treatment for tracheal adenoid cystic carcinoma: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 6;13(1):52. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

UOC of Oncology - ASL Latina - Distretto 1, University of Rome "Sapienza", Aprilia, LT, Italy.

Background: Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the trachea is a rare tumor, characterized by slow growth and low rate of local and distant metastasis. When achievable, complete surgical resection represents the optimal treatment approach, with the highest results in terms of overall survival. Radiation therapy is a reasonable alternative in cases of inoperable disease. Read More

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March 2019
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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension presenting as bilateral spontaneous lateral intrasphenoidal and transethmoidal meningoceles: a case report and review of the literature.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 5;13(1):62. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Avenue, Room C2218, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4E9, Canada.

Background: Basal meningoceles are rare herniations of the meninges that tend to present unilaterally with cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea. Growing evidence suggests that intracranial hypertension contributes considerably to the formation of spontaneous basal meningoceles.

Case Presentation: A 50-year-old man of Middle East ethnicity presented with a 16-week history of cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea, short-term memory loss, and slight decline in cognitive function. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6399895PMC
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Osteoarticular lesion in xanthoma disseminatum treated with total hip arthroplasty: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 5;13(1):51. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Orthopaedics Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8575, Japan.

Introduction: Xanthoma disseminatum is a very rare disease classified as a benign non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis, which is rarely associated with osteoarticular lesions. There is only a report of tumor abrasion during treatment of osteoarticular lesions of this disease, artificial joint replacement has not been reported. We describe a patient in whom bilateral total joint replacement was performed for disseminated xanthoma lesions of the hip joints. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6399818PMC
March 2019
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Correction to: Orthodontic treatment of the transposition of a maxillary canine and a first premolar: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 4;13(1):68. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Department MeSVA, School of Dentistry, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy.

In the publication of this article [1], there is an error in the Family Name and Given Name of the authors since these were interchanged. Read More

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Myxedema coma precipitated by diabetic ketoacidosis after total thyroidectomy: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 4;13(1):50. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Banpo-daero 222, Seocho-gu, Seoul, 137-701, Korea.

Background: Myxedema coma is profound decompensated hypothyroidism usually precipitated by stressors, and its occurrence in association with total thyroidectomy or metabolic disorders, such as diabetic ketoacidosis, is unusual.

Case Presentation: A 43-year-old Asian man with history of total thyroidectomy who was scheduled for a second radioactive iodine therapy presented to our hospital with decreased mental status and hyperglycemia. He had a history of thyroid cancer but did not have diabetes mellitus. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6398221PMC
March 2019
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