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The strangest medical cases of 2020

Live Science Logo By Live Science staff of Live Science | Slide 1 of 11:            From a man with green urine to a teenager with a sewing pin in his heart, a number of intriguing medical cases caught our eye from 2020.                                        These "case reports," which describe the conditions of individual patients, don't usually have the type of broad implications that are seen in rigorous scientific studies with thousands of participants. But they can sometimes help doctors better understand rare diseases or spot unusual signs of common conditions. Here are 10 of the strangest case reports Live Science covered in 2020.

A number of intriguing medical cases caught our eye last year

From a man with green urine to a teenager with a sewing pin in his heart, a number of intriguing medical cases caught our eye from 2020.

These "case reports," which describe the conditions of individual patients, don't usually have the type of broad implications that are seen in rigorous scientific studies with thousands of participants. But they can sometimes help doctors better understand rare diseases or spot unusual signs of common conditions. Here are 10 of the strangest case reports Live Science covered in 2020.

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