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10 of the strangest medical cases

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 in the last year.                                        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 the last year.

A number of intriguing medical cases caught our eye

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 in the last year.

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 the last year.

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