Asian Journal of Case Reports in Medicine and Health <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Case Reports in Medicine and Health</strong> aims to publish case reports in the areas of medicine and health research.&nbsp;The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.&nbsp;</p> en-US (Asian Journal of Case Reports in Medicine and Health) (Asian Journal of Case Reports in Medicine and Health) Mon, 31 May 2021 11:57:28 +0000 OJS 60 Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Hematoma Presenting as Acute Paraplegia <p><strong>Background</strong><strong>: </strong>Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma is a rare condition which can have disabling neurological complications. Prompt timely surgical management may promote recovery even in severe cases. Timely recognition and diagnosis is essential for proper treatment.</p> <p><strong>Objective</strong><strong>:</strong> To describe a case of spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma with acute presentation which was treated surgically with good outcomes.</p> <p><strong>Presentation of Case</strong><strong>: </strong>We report a 66-year-old man with a four hour history of sudden severe upper back pain, followed by complete weakness and numbness over the bilateral lower limbs. A spinal magnetic resonance imaging scan was performed and revealed a posterior epidural hematoma of the cervicothoracic spine. He underwent an emergency decompressive laminectomy of the spine and hematoma evacuation. Just after surgery, his lower extremity movements improved. After 4 weeks, significant improvement in weakness and ambulation with assistance was resumed. The diagnosis of spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma must be considered in patients presenting with acute onset of back pain along with symptoms of compression of the spinal cord. Early recognition of the problem, proper investigations and diagnosis and prompt surgical treatment may result in significant improvement even in severe cases.</p> Krishnan Balagopal, G. Sreekumar, Sanju M. Libu, Amalu Joy ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 15 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 A Case Report on Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma of the Stomach <p>The purpose of this paper is to present a rare case of a young female who was diagnosed with gastric diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and was successfully treated with concomitant eradication therapy and immunochemotherapy.</p> <p>The importance of Helicobacter pylori (HP)-eradication therapy in various histological forms of gastric DLBCL and the potential to replace the immunochemotherapy or to be combined with it in selected patients remain the matter of further research.</p> Tatevik Aloyan, Armen Gevorgyan, Anna Khachpanyan, Knkush Hakobyan, Anush Vahanyan ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 31 May 2021 11:59:08 +0000 Pleural Effusion as Manifestation of IgG4 Related Disease <p>Immunoglobulin G4-related disease is a very rare and little known sclerosing inflammatory disease. This pathology has been reported in various organs. Of these, there are only 9&nbsp; reports describing pleuritis as IgG4-related disease with no other organ involevement. We report the original observation of an isolated pleural effusion as manifestation of IgG4 related disease in a 60-year-old woman. We suggest the possibility to includ IgG4 related disease in the differential diagnosis of unexplained pleuritis. Our observation is distinguished by the isolated nature of pleural involvement and the spontaneous regression of pleural effusion.</p> N. Kallel, N. Mahmoud, S. Charfi, N. Moussa, R. Gargouri, N. Bahloul, I. Yangui ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 11 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Bilateral Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Post-COVID-19 “A Case Report” <p><strong>Background:</strong> Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) is an otolaryngological emergency that requires early diagnosis and management. In most cases, the cause is unknown; however, viral infection is the most likely causative factor. The early start of steroids is a cornerstone of treatment and good prognosis. Despite the extensive study about the presentations of COVID-19, there are few case reports about hearing loss after coronavirus infection.</p> <p><strong>Case Presentation:</strong> This case report presents the first case of SSNHL following COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia for which other causes of hearing loss were excluded by physical examination and imaging. Course of steroid given to the patient without improvement in the hearing.</p> <p>Conclusions<strong>: </strong>It is important to pay more attention to hearing status following COVID-19. This will result in early diagnosis, management and improved prognosis.</p> Sultan Mohammed Alanazy ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 17 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000