Evolving dimensions in medical case reporting
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2 Division of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, QEQM Wing, St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:164 doi:10.1186/1752-1947-5-164Published: 27 April 2011
Medical case reports (MCRs) have been undervalued in the literature to date. It seems that while case series emphasize what is probable, case reports describe what is possible and what can go wrong. MCRs transfer medical knowledge and act as educational tools. We outline evolving aspects of the MCR in current practice.