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 utilizes the CNR-SOLAR system to permanently archive the journal for purposes of preservation, reservation and research and it is also indexed on Google Scholar and DOAJ. We encourage the use of Kudos to maximize the article's visibility. 

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

Antreas Iacovou Ioannou, Dimitra Dimitriou, Panagiotis Dimitriou, Aram Katsios, Georgios Petrikkos
Kapil Kumar Garg, Harpreet Singh
Kenta Hamada, Yoji Takeuchi, Tomofumi Akasaka, Hiroyasu Iishi
António Araújo Ferreira, Alexandra Esteves, Yolanda Mahia, Aristóteles Rosmaninho, Augusta Silva
Ricardo Fonseca, Filipa Monteiro, Rita Mendes
António Miguel Araújo Ferreira, Susana Manuela Barbosa, Soraia Oliveira, José Ramada, Augusta Silva

Interrupted Aortic Arch in an Adult

Juliana Silva, Neusa Guiomar, Marisa Passos Silva, Daniel Caeiro, Vasco Gama
Published: 03/08/2017


Interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is a rare congenital abnormality with only a few cases reported in adults. It is defined as complete loss of continuity between the ascending and descending portions of the aorta, and is usually associated with other cardiac defects. The diagnosis in adults should be suspected in the presence of refractory hypertension, a careful physical examination being crucial to early diagnosis. Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) techniques can accurately characterize cardiovascular anatomy, and also provide information regarding heart chamber and valve function..