[en] Belgium ; Education, Medical, Graduate ; Evidence-Based Medicine ; Guidelines as Topic ; Humans ; Internship and Residency ; Journalism, Medical/standards ; Medical Records ; Professional Competence/standards ; Writing/standards
[en] Case reports are the most accessible publications to the medical student or the practitioner. The appropriate selection of the clinical case that deserves publication is an important first step in the process. Afterwards, the report of the case requests much attention, as far as both content and presentation are concerned. The key-message emerging from the clinical case should be emphasized and supported by a clear-cut argumentation. Such an exercise, which might appear difficult at first glance, represents a valuable training for further more complex scientific publications. Here we give some practical advices to help the student or the practitioner who would like to present or publish a case report.