How to write a case report
Rahij Anwar and colleagues give advice on the practical details of writing case reports
- By: Rahij Anwar, Huma Kabir, Rajesh Botchu, Shah Alam Khan, Nitish Gogi
Research has become an integral part of medical careers. A case report is a way of communicating information to the medical world about a rare or unreported feature, condition, complication, or intervention by publishing it in a medical journal.
Be on the look out for a case report from the start of your basic surgical or medical training. This will introduce you to the research world, and if your report is published it will be an asset to your CV. Any kind of research entails a lot of hard work and persistence. Your thought processes should be geared towards research in your postgraduate career, and you should use every opportunity you get for writing a report. So if you come across something unusual, discuss it with a consultant, particularly one who is keen on research.
Many consultants have huge amounts of material in the top drawers of their desks, waiting