International Journal of Case Reports

  • An unusual presentation of a known condition: Q fever manifesting as an acute abdomen

    An unusual presentation of a known condition: Q fever manifesting as an acute abdomen Elisabeth Ng1 and Tunde Ibrahim2 1Department of Medicine, Alfred Health, Victoria, Australia 2Department of Medicine, Goulburn Valley Health, Victoria, Australia Q fever is an endemic zoonotic infection in Australia cause by Coxiella burnetii. It has been recognised in other parts of the world, especially among livestock rearing occupations, stock yard and abattoir workers. Majority (65%) of patients infected with C.burnetti are asymptomatic while symptoms similar to…

  • Non-union after correction of femoral deformity combined with total knee arthroplasty

    Non-union after correction of femoral deformity combined with total knee arthroplasty Takatomo Mine, M.D., Ryutaro Kozuma, M.D., Koichiro Ihara, M.D., Hiroyuki Kawamura, M.D., Ryutaro Kuriyama, M.D., Yasunari Tominaga, M.D. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Hospital Organization Kanmon Medical Center, Shimonoseki Japan. In knee arthritis with extra-articular deformity of the femur, total knee arthroplasty becomes more challenging. Simultaneous femoral deformity correction and TKA can be a complex procedure. We present a case in which TKA and femoral osteotomy for varus femoral…

  • Emergency presentation of a giant paraoesophageal hernia- A case report

    Emergency presentation of a giant paraoesophageal hernia- A case report Amin Tanveer1,a, Sumeet Singh2,b, Asiri Arachchi3,c, Abhinav Vasudevan3,d aSurgical registrar, Department of General Surgery Peninsula Health PO Box 52, 2 Hastings Road, Frankston, Victoria, Australia; bMonash Medical University Student, Department of General Surgery Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria Australia; cSurgical Registrar, Department of General Surgery Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria Australia; dGasteroenterologist, Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria Australia An emergency presentation of a paraoesophageal hernia with acute respiratory distress and…

  • Subclinical chronic sinusitis causing presumed ventriculoperitoneal shunt sepsis in a child

    Subclinical chronic sinusitis causing presumed ventriculoperitoneal shunt sepsis in a child A.Chaouki, A.Ballage, M.Beghdad , A.Mkhatri, R.Abada, S.Rouadi,M.Roubal ,M.Mahtar. Department of ENT, University Hospital Centre IBN ROCHD, North Africa Glomangiopericytoma is defined as a sinonasal tumor with perivascular myoid phenotype, which was first described in 1942 by Stout and Murray as a soft tissue tumor with characteristic proliferation including branching vessels and small vessel perivascular hyalinization. A 47-year-women presented with two years history of permanent left nasal obstruction and frequent…

  • ART (Anti Retroviral Therapy) Induced Anemia: Case Series

    ART (Anti Retroviral Therapy) Induced Anemia: Case Series Gundramy Reddy.Sravani1, M.Rameela1, Seetharam babu1, T.S.Durga Prasad2 1Department of Pharmacy Practice, Sri Padmavathi School of Pharmacy, Tiruchanoor, Tirupati; 2 Department of Pharmacy Practice, Sri Padmavathi School of Pharmacy, Tiruchanoor, Tirupati Anemia is a common finding in patients on Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTI’s) among which LAMIVUDINE induced anemia is uncommon whereas ZIDOVUDINE induced anemia is common. This is the first case series related to TLE (TENOFOVIR + LAMIVUDINE + EFAVIRENZ) regimen induced…

  • Primary lymphoma of bone, myeloma mimicker: a case report and review of literature

    Primary lymphoma of bone, myeloma mimicker: a case report and review of literature Deena Mudawi1, Samah Kohla2,3, Feryal Ibrahim2, Hesham Elsabah1, Mohamed Abdelrazek4, Lajos Szabados5, Mohammad A Abdulla1, Omar M Ismail1, Abdulqadir J Nashwan1 And Mohamed A Yassin1 1Department of Medical Oncology, Hematology Section, National Center for Cancer Care and Research, Doha, Qatar; 2Lab Medicine and Pathology Department, Hematology Section, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar; 3Clinical Pathology Department, Hematology Section, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt; 4Department of Radiology,…

  • Multiple peripherally “ring” enhancing lesions of the brain in a young man: A diagnostic dilemma

    Multiple peripherally “ring” enhancing lesions of the brain in a young man: A diagnostic dilemma Aiman Ahmad1, Asmaa Atteya1, Afraa Moustafa2, Afaf Al-Battah2, Mohamed Talaat3, Abdulrazzaq Haider4, Mohamed A Yassin2 1 Department of Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation. 2 Haematology Section, Medical Oncology, NCCCR, Hamad Medical Corporation. 3 Radiology Department, Hamad Medical Corporation. 4 Department of Laboratory Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation. Primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphomas are tumours localised only in the brain, spinal cord, and rarely, the eyes (i.e….

  • Morel-Lavallee Lesions: A Non-Operative Case Series

    Morel-Lavallee Lesions: A Non-Operative Case Series Guy W. Nicolette1, Charlie Michaudet2, Bryan Pierce3 1Director, UF Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Team Physician, UF Athletics 280 Fletcher Drive Gainesville, FL 32611-7500; 2Assistant Professor, Community Health and Family Medicine University of Florida College of Medicine Team Physician, UF Athletics; 3Christi Clinic Family Medicine 1121 S Clifton Ave Wichita KS 67218 In the late 1800’s, Morel-Lavallèe described a pattern of injury to the proximal thigh involving a fluid collection associated with a de-gloving…

  • Panniculitis in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: a Study in Sri Lanka

    Panniculitis in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: a Study in Sri Lanka Thilakarathne BMIK, Ratnayake RMP, Vithanage A, Sugathadasa WDP Department of Pathology, Teaching Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka. Introduction: Panniculitis is the inflammation of subcutaneous adipose tissue which is caused by many infectious and inflammatory conditions. It is high time to document panniculitis in the skin lesions with cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in Sri Lanka. Objectives: This study was performed to assess demographic data and to describe panniculitis in patients with CL. Methods: A…

  • Sweet syndrome associated with differentiation syndrome in a patient with acute promyelocytic leukemia – a case report and review of literature

    Sweet syndrome associated with differentiation syndrome in a patient with acute promyelocytic leukemia – a case report and review of literature Mohammad A. Abdulla1, Mohamed A Yassin1, Anil Ellahi1, Shehab F. Mohamed1, Halima Elomri1, Nancy Kassem2, Deena Mudawi1, Sonia Allouch3 1Department of Medical Oncology, Hematology Section, National Center for Cancer Care and Research, Hamad Medical Corporation; 2Department of Pharmacy, National Center for Cancer Care and Research, Hamad Medical Corporation; 3Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar, Qatar Foundation Sweet Syndrome (SS) (acute…