European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine


The European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine is an official journal of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM). The journal wants to promote the practice of internal medicine in Europe. Its aim is to provide a forum to internal medicine doctors.
EJCRIM welcomes papers describing unusual or complex cases and case series that an internist may encounter in everyday practice. Case series are also welcomed as long as they demonstrate the appropiateness of a therapeutical approach or unusual manifestation of a disease.
The journal would also consider brief reasoned reports of issues relevant to the practice of Internal Medicine, as well as Abstracts submitted to scientific meetings of European societies of Internal Medicine.

EJCRIM is peer-reviewed with single-blind review and freely accessible to all.

Patrícia Afonso Mendes, Emilia Trigo, Rui Pina, Paulo Martins, Jorge Pimentel
Rakshita Chandrashekar, Monoj Kumar Konda, Vishal Gupta, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta
Katya Muscat, Ruth Galea, Malcolm Vella
Faye Pais, Mohamed Fayed, Timothy Evans
Mohamad Jaffer Abdalkhalig Mustafa, Mohamed Bakri Mohamed, Amjad Hayat
Giagkos Michael Lavranos, Demetra Kouma, Antonis Deveros, Georgia Pigiotou, Georgios Samanis, Chrysostomos Zintilis
Paschalis Sidiras, Frédéric Vandergheynst, Laurine Verset, Hazim Kadhim, Muhammad Shahnawaz Soyfoo
Gizem Zorlu, Seyit Uyar, Hakan Ozer, Murat Esin, Selin Kir, Abdullah Tokuc, Süleyman Dolu, Feyzi Bostan, Ayhan Hilmi Cekin

Intralobar Pulmonary Sequestration and Increased Serum CA 19-9

Massimo Montalto, Michele Impagnatiello, Maria Anna Nicolazzi, Maria Teresa Congedo, Raffaele Landolfi
Published: 20/02/2017


Intralobar pulmonary sequestration is an uncommon congenital lung anomaly which consists of a mass of normal lung tissue not connected to the normal tracheobronchial tree and supplied by an anomalous systemic artery. Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) is widely accepted as a tumour marker for biliary, pancreatic and gastrointestinal cancer. However, CA 19-9 may also be increased in patients with benign disease. We describe the case of a 56-year-old woman with intralobar pulmonary sequestration who underwent unnecessary and extensive diagnostic abdominal examinations because of an increase in CA 19-9 serum levels.