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Welcome to the World Journal of Clinical Cases

The World Journal of Clinical Cases (WJCC) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of clinical cases.  It was launched on April 16, 2013 and is published semimonthly (24 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage clinical cases specialists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJCC describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.

The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJCC are as follows: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) From article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks. The WJCC’s acceptance rate: 49%. Submit here >>

2018 Published Issues
15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief
  • Dennis A Bloomfield, FACC, FACP, FRACP, FRCP (Hon), MD, MRCP, Professor, (E-mail: dbloomfield@rumcsi.org) Clinical Research, Richmond University Medical Center, New York, NY 10310, United States
  • Sandro Vento, MD, Full Professor, (E-mail: ventosandro@yahoo.it) Department of Medicine, Nazarbayev University School of Medicine and University Medical Center, Astana 010000, Kazakhstan
Indexing/Abstracting
WJCC is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE, also known as SciSearch®), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics
The 2018 Edition of Journal Citation Reports cites the 2017 impact factor for WJCC as 1.931 (5-year impact factor: N/A), ranking WJCC as 60 among 154 journals in Medicine, General and Internal (quartile in category Q2).
ISSN
2307-8960 (online)
Review
Biomarkers in colorectal cancer: Current clinical utility and future perspectives 
Marco Vacante, Antonio Maria Borzì, Francesco Basile, Antonio Biondi 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):869-881. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.869
Inflammation and de-differentiation in pancreatic carcinogenesis 
Takahiro Seimiya, Motoyuki Otsuka, Takuma Iwata, Eri Tanaka, Tatsunori Suzuki, Kazuma Sekiba, Mari Yamagami, Rei Ishibashi, Kazuhiko Koike 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):882-891. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.882
Minireviews
Management of gastroesophageal reflux disease: Patient and physician communication challenges and shared decision making 
Scott Klenzak, Igor Danelisen, Grace D Brannan, Melissa A Holland, Miranda AL van Tilburg 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):892-900. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.892
Non-small bowel lesion detection at small bowel capsule endoscopy: A comprehensive literature review 
Apostolos Koffas, Faidon-Marios Laskaratos, Owen Epstein 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):901-907. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.901
Case Control Study
Genetic associations of inflammatory bowel disease in a South Asian population 
Madunil Anuk Niriella, Isurujith Kongala Liyanage, Senerath Kuleesha Kodisinghe, Arjuna Priyadarsin De Silva, Nimna Rajapakshe, Sunali D Nanayakkara, Dunya Luke, Thilakshi Silva, Metthananda Nawarathne, Ranjith K Peiris, Udaya P Kalubovila, Sujeewa R Kumarasena, Vajira Harshadeva Weerabaddana Dissanayake, Rohan W Jayasekara, Hithanadura Janaka de Silva 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):908-915. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.908
Clinical relevance of atrial septal aneurysm and patent foramen ovale with migraine 
Lu He, Ge-Sheng Cheng, Ya-Juan Du, Yu-Shun Zhang 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):916-921. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.916
Retrospective Study
Current trends of liver cirrhosis in Mexico: Similitudes and differences with other world regions 
Nahum Méndez-Sánchez, Felipe Zamarripa-Dorsey, Arturo Panduro, Emma Purón-González, Edgar Ulises Coronado-Alejandro, Carlos Alejandro Cortez-Hernández, Fátima Higuera de la Tijera, José Luis Pérez-Hernández, Eira Cerda-Reyes, Heriberto Rodríguez-Hernández, Vania César Cruz-Ramón, Oscar Lenin Ramírez-Pérez, Nancy Edith Aguilar-Olivos, Olga Fabiola Rodríguez-Martínez, Samantha Cabrera-Palma, Guillermo Cabrera-Álvarez 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):922-930. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.922
Retrograde intrarenal surgery vs miniaturized percutaneous nephrolithotomy to treat lower pole renal stones 1.5-2.5 cm in diameter 
Mao-Mao Li, Hou-Meng Yang, Xiao-Ming Liu, Hong-Gang Qi, Guo-Bin Weng 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):931-935. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.931
Clinical Trials Study
Comparative study on operative trauma between microwave ablation and surgical treatment for papillary thyroid microcarcinoma 
Bin Xu, Ning-Ming Zhou, Wei-Tian Cao, Shu-Yan Gu 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):936-943. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.936
Observational Study
Association between functional abdominal pain disorders and asthma in adolescents: A cross-sectional study 
Manori Vijaya Kumari, Niranga Manjuri Devanarayana, Lakmali Amarasiri, Shaman Rajindrajith 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):944-951. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.944
Prospective Study
Evaluating mucosal healing using colon capsule endoscopy predicts outcome in patients with ulcerative colitis in clinical remission 
Ryosuke Takano, Satoshi Osawa, Takahiro Uotani, Shinya Tani, Natsuki Ishida, Satoshi Tamura, Mihoko Yamade, Moriya Iwaizumi, Yasushi Hamaya, Takahisa Furuta, Hiroaki Miyajima, Ken Sugimoto 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):952-960. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.952
Meta-Analysis
Probiotic Medilac-S® for the induction of clinical remission in a Chinese population with ulcerative colitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis 
Ghania Sohail, Xiaoyu Xu, Mary C Christman, Thomas A Tompkins 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):961-984. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.961
Impact of body mass index on short-term outcomes of laparoscopic gastrectomy in Asian patients: A meta-analysis 
Heng-Kai Chen, Guang-Wei Zhu, Yong-Jian Huang, Wei Zheng, Shu-Gang Yang, Jian-Xin Ye 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):985-994. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.985
Scoring systems for prediction of mortality in decompensated liver cirrhosis: A meta-analysis of test accuracy 
Shi-Lan Wu, Yi-Xiang Zheng, Zheng-Wen Tian, Meng-Shi Chen, Hong-Zhuan Tan 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):995-1006. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.995
Case Report
Gangrenous cholecystitis: A silent but potential fatal disease in patients with diabetic neuropathy. A case report 
Melorin Mehrzad, Charles C Jehle, Lauren O Roussel, Raman Mehrzad 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):1007-1011. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.1007
Successful endovascular treatment of endoscopically unmanageable hemorrhage from a duodenal ulcer fed by a renal artery: A case report 
Shimpei Anami, Hiroki Minamiguchi, Naoaki Shibata, Takao Koyama, Hirotatsu Sato, Akira Ikoma, Motoki Nakai, Takuji Yamagami, Tetsuo Sonomura 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):1012-1017. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.1012
Didactic surgical experience of thyroid metastasis from renal cell carcinoma: A case report 
Moriyasu Yamauchi, Keita Kai, Natsuko Shibamiya, Rintaro Shimazu, Mikio Monji, Kumiko Suzuki, Hiroaki Kakinoki, Shohei Tobu, Yuichiro Kuratomi 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):1018-1023. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.1018
Gastric cancer with severe immune thrombocytopenia: A case report 
Zhe-Wei Zhao, Wei-Ming Kang, Zhi-Qiang Ma, Xin Ye, Jian-Chun Yu 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):1024-1028. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.1024
Injury to the axillary artery and brachial plexus caused by a closed floating shoulder injury: A case report 
Yu-Chun Chen, Zhen Lian, Yan-Na Lin, Xin-Jia Wang, Guan-Feng Yao 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):1029-1035. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.1029
Pancreatic panniculitis and solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas: A case report 
Meng-Yu Zhang, Bo-Le Tian 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):1036-1041. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.1036
Intermittent abdominal pain accompanied by defecation difficulties caused by Chilaiditi syndrome: A case report 
Xia-Gang Luo, Jing Wang, Wu-Lin Wang, Chun-Zhao Yu 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):1042-1046. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.1042
Endoscopic titanium clip closure of gastric fistula after splenectomy: A case report 
Jing Yu, Cheng-Ji Zhou, Pan Wang, Shou-Jiang Wei, Jin-Song He, Jin Tang 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):1047-1052. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.1047
Successful steroid treatment for acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia: A case report 
Ya-Jing Ning, Pei-Shan Ding, Zhang-Yan Ke, Yan-Bei Zhang, Rong-Yu Liu 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):1053-1058. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.1053
Sub-Tenon’s urokinase injection-assisted vitrectomy in early treatment of suprachoroidal hemorrhage: Four cases report 
Fang Chai, Hua Ai, Jin Deng, Xi-Quan Zhao 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):1059-1066. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.1059
Plexiform fibromyxoma of the small bowel: A case report 
Wei-Guang Zhang, Liang-Bi Xu, Yi-Ning Xiang, Chen-Hong Duan 
World J Clin Cases 6(15):1067-1072. Published online Dec 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i15.1067