Abbreviation: Med. Case Stud.
Start Year: 2010
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DOI: 10.5897/MCS2016.0117[Article Number: 52CA52261826]
With acupuncture treatment becoming a widely used technique in medicine to control chronic pain, there have been increasing reports on its associated complications. Although pneumothorax is the most frequently reported, infectious complications may not be uncommon. However, retroperitoneal or intraabdominal abscess caused by acupuncture may be much more serious conditions than pneumothorax. We experienced a 67-year-old... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS2015.0110[Article Number: 8C15A2759608]
Epidural abscess is a rare condition, with increasing incidence, but still underdiagnosed. Clinical set is often confused with common diseases, which delays the diagnosis and may progress to irreversible neurological sequelae or death, if no early intervention is taken. We have reported a case of a patient immunosuppressed by diabetes who developed an epidural abscess due to a complicated... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS2015.0113[Article Number: F1B958855530]
Mental illnesses are multifactorial disorders caused by the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. Multiple lines of evidence suggest that the roles of genetic and environmental factors depend on each other. The aim of the report is to share the presentation of different psychiatric illnesses in generations of a family. A 31 year old male, unmarried, studied up to class eight, unemployed, muslim, non... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS2015.0109[Article Number: 35986D354099]
Reactive hypoglycemia caused by an insulinoma, pre-diabetic metabolic state, fluctuations in diabetic metabolic situation and antidiabetic medication is commonly known. We report on the case of an unusual multi-factorial occurrence of a woman with recurrent hypoglycemia, which cannot be explained adequately by a single commonly known cause. We refer to a cachectic non-diabetic 52-year-old German woman, admitted to our... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS2013.0091[Article Number: B5A135746907]
Prostatic abscess caused by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is rare with few previously reported cases. This appears to be the first identifiable report of a healthy, immunocompetent individual developing a community acquired prostatic abscess. A 35 year old male soldier presented to the emergency room complaining of chills, malaise, pelvic pain, tenesmus, dysuria and bloody urine. On admission, he... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS2013.0093[Article Number: 741D74E45803]
Liposarcoma is the most common tumor type of retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcomas. Liposarcoma is a malignant tumor of mesenchymal origin in which the bulk of tumor differentiates into adipose tissue. A 50 year old male patient was presented at our clinic with abdominal mass and pain. Abdominal ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a huge retroperitoneal mass. Hematologic,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS2013.0092[Article Number: 0B0877845801]
Adrenal cysts are rare lesions and surgical approach is the best treatment option to treat these lesions. Several studies revealed laparoscopic approach is the most effective and safety to remove benign adrenal cysts. Objective of this case report was to assess the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic approach in the removal of benign giant adrenal cysts. A 21 year old female patient was presented at our gastroenterology... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS2013.0085[Article Number: 2EBACAB47038]
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare but deadly disease process that continues to have an elusive pathophysiology and treatment strategy. We present a 32 year old patient who suffered from a spontaneous dissection of the left anterior descending artery. Multiple case reviews in the literature were reviewed, but no randomized controlled trials are available to help guide our therapy. A conservative strategy... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS11.019[Article Number: E6A2635542]
A 44-year-old woman presented in her second pregnancy following a cavaterm balloon endometrial ablation three years earlier. Antenatal scans showed a fibroid measuring 11 × 7.5 × 8.2 cm in the lower segment. The placenta was fundal positioned and the baby’s growth was normal. At 32 weeks, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan excluded placenta percreta but was unable to exclude placenta... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS2013.0086[Article Number: CDE86CC543]
Roseomonas is a recently proposed genus of pink-pigmented, non-fermentative, short gram-negative rod-bacteria which have been recognized as a cause of human infections. We report a case of bacteremia associated with Roseomonas mucosa isolated from a patient with a history of nodular goiter and multiple episodes of blood transfusion. Key words: Roseomonas mucosa,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS12.015[Article Number: 9B71329540]
Sleeping sickness is a vector-borne parasitic disease with variable, non-specific and inconstant symptoms. Thus, clinical signs are insufficient for diagnosis. Definite diagnosis relies on evidence demonstration of trypanosome in body fluids through parasitological techniques. For reasons related to costs, workload and technical incapacities, these technics are not always performed and sleeping sickness... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS12.019[Article Number: 6EE35DF541]
A 16-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency room due to severe lower abdominal pain. She had no surgical or obstetric history. Menarche had occurred 2 years ago. She suffered from dysmenorrhea and pelvic cyclic pain during menstruation. The three-dimensional computed tomography combined with ultrasonography revealed a rudimentary horn of unicornuate uterus. We performed a laparoscopic removal of this uterine... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS12.012[Article Number: 179E4EB536]
Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease. The etiology of endometriosis is exactly unknown. A 42-year-old virgin experienced a sudden increase in pain that began one day prior to examination. She had been suffering from dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia. The patient had abdominal guarding with severe rebound tenderness. On computed tomography, both ovaries were normal, and sigmoid colon was seen in the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS12.003[Article Number: 7BC697B538]
Obstructive jaundice secondary to Burkitt’s lymphoma (BL) is very rare. It is important to recognise this condition as it can mimic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, but the management of the two conditions is very different. In this study, we present the case... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS12.010[Article Number: 2AF5C7B534]
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a relatively common condition with an incidence of about 1 in 2000 to 1 in 5000 live births. Most cases occur posterolaterally through the foramen of Bochdalek and usually present immediately after birth with respiratory distress. Congenital anterior diaphragmatic hernia (Morgagni's hernia) is rare, accounting for less than 5% of all types of congenital diaphragmatic... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS12.009[Article Number: 8ED3A94535]
Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in infants and children. Commonly, it arises from the head and neck, genitor-urinary system, trunk and extremities. Rhabdomyosarcoma arising in the mesentery is extremely rare and only few cases were reported in the literature. This is a case report of a rhabdomyosarcoma of the mesentery in a 4 month-old male infant. Key words: Rhabdomyosarcoma,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS11.031[Article Number: B79F9DD531]
Primary familial and congenital polycythemia is a rare congenital disorder with only one case ever reported from Indian Subcontinent. Here, we are reporting an entire family inflicted with primary familial and congenital polycythemia, first ever of its kind from Indian subcontinent. We are of firm belief that our report would create awareness among medical fraternity in India about this under reported... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS12.008[Article Number: D956BA7532]
Gastric teratomas are very rare embryonal neoplasms and accounts for less than 1% of all teratomas occurring in infants and children. It is usually seen in male infants who present with upper abdominal mass and commonly it is benign. This report describes a large immature grade II gastric teratoma in a male newborn. The tumor was treated with total excision including part of the stomach. Key... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS11.026[Article Number: BF3DB85528]
Parathyroid cancer is a rare malignancy with a prevalence of 0.005% of all registered cancer cases in the United States. Metastases are rare but when they occur the metastatic lesions are usually in the lungs and lymph nodes. There has been only one reported metastasis to the liver in the 233 combined year experience of several major medical centers. A 35-year-old man had 9 metastatic lesions in his liver... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/MCS11.018[Article Number: 26C2453529]
We presented a 45 year-old male patient in a hospital, who had low back pain and non-specific abdominal discomfort for duration of 2 weeks. Abdominal Computed Tomography (CT) showed retroperitoneal Para aortic mass at lower aortic roots before bifurcation and elevated C-RP. Unfortunately, the patient refused to do biopsy, and has a history of amlodipine usage with a very high suspicion of idiopathic... Read more.
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