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  1. This case report shows that Munchausen's syndrome can present as rectal foreign body insertion. Although the presentation of rectal foreign bodies has frequently been described in the medical literature, the i...

    Authors: Shakeeb A Khan, Christine A Davey, Shamsul A Khan, Peter J Trigwell and Srinivas Chintapatla

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:243

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  2. Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare, benign, and chronic fibrosing inflammation disease with unknown etiology that affects the mesentery of small bowel and colon. The disease has two well-established histologica...

    Authors: Guo-Li Gu, Shi-Lin Wang, Xue-Ming Wei, Li Ren, De-Chang Li and Fu-Xian Zou

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:242

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  3. Angiosarcoma is a rare and highly malignant tumor with potential to recur despite treatment, and carries a poor prognosis. Previous radiation therapy and lymphedema are some of the known risk factors. We prese...

    Authors: Rohtesh S Mehta and Michael Mikhail

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:241

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  4. Isolated fracture of the capitellum is rare. We present clinical and radiological data on a single case of a fracture of capitellum. We came across a 31 year old woman who sustained an isolated Hahn Steinthal ...

    Authors: Shishir P Nawghare, Rudraprasad Baidyaray and JGV Neyt

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:239

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  5. In spite of being a common diagnosis in the patients of Asian origin, atypical presentations of tuberculosis may pose diagnostic challenges. We report a huge prevertebral abscess in a 30-year-old female, mimic...

    Authors: Pankaj K Singh, Amir Azam, Vinay K Singh, Juhi Tomar, Alka Mishra, Kuldeep K Singh and Sanjeev Gupta

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:236

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  6. The authors present the high-resolution computed tomography findings of a patient with idiopathic pneumonia syndrome after bone marrow transplantation. The main finding consisted of extensive ground-glass opac...

    Authors: Taisa Davaus Gasparetto, Edson Marchiori, Marina B Guimarães, Dante Luiz Escuissato and Gláucia Zanetti

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:234

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  7. Spontaneous fistulation of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) into the inferior vena cava (IVC) is an unusual and infrequently encountered complication in clinical practice. In the majority of cases, it is a d...

    Authors: George C Jakanani and Peter Lee Chong

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:231

    Content type: Case Report

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  8. Idiopathic portal hypertension belongs to the group of non-cirrhotic portal hypertension, its etiology is still unknown but its prognosis is excellent. We report a case of 45 year old female with inactive hepa...

    Authors: Themistoklis G Vassiliadis, Anthia Gatopoulou, Kaliopi Patsiaoura, Olga Giouleme, Konstantinos Soufleris, Alexandros Boubonaris, Panagiotis Katsinelos and Nikolaos Eugenidis

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:229

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  9. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a form of transient, reversible left ventricular dysfunction that can mimic an acute coronary event. However, cardiac catheterization often reveals normal coronary arteries. Patient...

    Authors: F Craig Littlejohn, Omar Syed, Eugene Ornstein, E Sander Connolly and Eric J Heyer

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:227

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  10. In a patient undergoing regular hemodialysis through an arteriovenous fistula access, pleural effusion is a known long term complication. However, a unilateral hemothorax is relatively uncommon. Here we report...

    Authors: Shihas Salim, Prasanthi Ganeshram, Amish Dilip Patel, Anita A Kumar, Divya Vemuri, Vijay Jeyachandran, Deepan Rajamanickam and Ghanshyam Palamaner Subash Shantha

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:225

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  11. Melioidosis or infection with Burkholderia pseudomallei presents with protean manifestations. We present a case of melioidosis in a diabetic patient from India. The case is presented to highlight the importance o...

    Authors: Rahul Dhodapkar, S Sujatha, K Sivasangeetha, G Prasanth and Subhash Chandra Parija

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:224

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  12. A 44-year-old man presented with painful swelling of wrists and ankles, severe pain at both tibiae, clubbing of fingers and toes and arthritis in wrist and ankle joints. The chest roentgenogram showed consolid...

    Authors: George Ntaios, Alexandra Adamidou and Dimitrios Karamitsos

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:221

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  13. Gossypiboma, an infrequent surgical complication, is a mass lesion due to a retained surgical sponge surrounded by foreign-body reaction. A 27-year-old lady presented with palpable abdominal mass five years af...

    Authors: Ali Aminian

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:220

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  14. Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia is not uncommon in chronic hemodialysis patients and is the major cause of an acute abdomen in this population. Intensive ultrafiltration and intradialytic hypotension are usu...

    Authors: Zachary Z Brener, Michael Bergman, Hyunsook K Ohm and James F Winchester

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:217

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  15. Diagnosis of prosthetic valve leakage by the transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) technique is more difficult. These limitations are diminished with the use of transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) techniques.

    Authors: Suriya Jayawardena, Danushan Sooriabalan, Olga Burzyantseva and Selvaratnam Sinnapunayagm

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:216

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  16. Barber's disease is an acquired occupational disease produced by short customers' hairs that penetrate the interdigital spaces of the hands. The lesion has been reported to occur mostly on the hands of male ha...

    Authors: Christopher Efthimiadis, Christopher Kosmidis, George Anthimidis, Marios Grigoriou, Sofia Levva, Panagiotis Fachantidis and George Psihidis

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:214

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  17. Sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma represents high-grade transformation of different subtypes of renal cell carcinoma and is associated with a dismal prognosis and high resistance to chemotherapy. We report on t...

    Authors: Dagmar Beier, Gerhard Schuierer, Christoph P Beier and Ulrich Bogdahn

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:210

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  18. Hemophagocytic syndrome (HFS) is a potentially lethal disorder due to an uncontrolled immune response to a triggering agent. Our objective is to raise the importance of HFS early diagnosis by presenting a repr...

    Authors: Juan Mayordomo-Colunga, Corsino Rey, Soledad González and Andrés Concha

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:209

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  19. Adenomatoid tumors are regarded as distinctive benign mesothelial neoplasms of the paratesticular region, most commonly occuring at the tail of the epididymidis.

    Authors: Stylianos Kontos, Ioannis Fokitis, Antigoni Karakosta, Georgios Koritsiadis, Konstantinos Mitsios, Stamatios Koutsikos and Sotirios Koritsiadis

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:206

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  20. Dengue is an arboviral disease endemic in many parts of the world. Although it is known to cause hepatic involvement commonly, it only occasionally results in acute hepatic failure. We present the case of a yo...

    Authors: Subhash Giri, Mukul P Agarwal, Vishal Sharma and Ankur Singh

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:204

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  21. The incidence of incisional hernia depends on many factors factors including old age, sex, obesity, bowel surgery, suture type, chest infection, abdominal distension and wound infection.

    Authors: Ehab Elganainy and Alaa A Abd-Elsayed

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:202

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  22. The aim of this case report is to discuss the rare postoperative complication of abdominal compartment syndrome in a 19-year-old Caucasian Greek male that was electively operated on for a congenital diaphragma...

    Authors: Hountis Panagiotis, Dedeilias Panagiotis, Antonopoulos Nikolaos and Bellenis Ion

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:199

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  23. This is an unusual case where a 49-year old female patient with known schizophrenia, paranoid type and a history of early-stage breast cancer, which was treated more than 6 years earlier, attempted suicide. Co...

    Authors: Astrid Dalhaug, Adam Pawinski, Jan Norum and Carsten Nieder

    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:195

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