This definition's focus on novelty and description sounds much more like the definition of case report
than the in-depth, detailed investigation of a time--and space-bound problem that is often examined through case study research.
Allen, "Vertebral arteriovenous fistula: an unwelcome thrill," Case Reports
in Emergency Medicine, vol.
A silent tumor of the gingiva: An unusual case report
and surgical management with 1 year follow-up.
This is true as discussed above for heavily visual fields of dermatology and radiology.31 This has led to the further refining of a case report
by fortifying it with images and other visual aids.
True palmar aneurysms--a case report
and literature review.
Fang, "Pyogenic liver abscess involving actinomyces: case report
and review," Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol.
are detailed narratives that describe a medical problem experienced by one or more patients for the purpose of medicine, science, or education .
ICRs are brief, easy-to-read, descriptive case reports
where the primary focus is on the visual diagnostic image(s).
(1) Case reports
present clinical observations in a form that is particular to healthcare-related sciences.
are, by their very nature, anecdotal and are placed at the foot of the hierarchy of clinical evidence, together with case series.
Composite oncocytoma and papillary renal cell carcinoma of the kidney treated by partial nephrectomy: A case report
. ScientificWorldJournal 2011;11:1173-7.
Tongue metastasis as an initial manifestation of metastasis in renal cell carcinoma: A case report
. J Solid Tumors 2012; 2: 39-42.