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Urol Ann. 2019 Apr-Jun;11(2):126-131. doi: 10.4103/UA.UA_177_18.

Guideline on writing a case report.

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Department of Surgery, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Department of Research Unit, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Department of Pediatric, Rabigh Branch, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


Research is an important competency that should be mastered by medical professionals. It provides an opportunity for physicians to develop numerous skills including communication, collaboration, time management, and teamwork. Case report, as a research design, describes important scientific observations that are encountered in a clinical setting to expand our knowledge base. Preparing a case report is far easier than conducting any other elaborative research design. Case report, with its main components, should be focused and delivers a clear message. In this article, the key components of a case report were described with the aim of providing guidance to novice authors to improve the quality of their reporting.


Case report; education; guideline; publication; research; writing

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