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  1. Pulmonary metastasis of scalp angiosarcoma (SA) is a rare, but life-threatening disease, challenging to diagnose and manage. We report two cases of pneumothorax and hemothorax with pathologically proven metast...

    Authors: Masahide Isowa, Satona Tanaka, Ryo Nakanobo, Yoshito Yamada and Hiroshi Date

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:272

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  2. The prognosis of patients with recurrent gastric cancer is poor despite chemotherapy being clinically recommended as the first therapeutic strategy. Recent clinical trials have established the clinical utility...

    Authors: Takaaki Arigami, Daisuke Matsushita, Keishi Okubo, Takako Tanaka, Ken Sasaki, Masahiro Noda, Yoshiaki Kita, Shinichiro Mori, Yusuke Tsuruda, Hiroshi Kurahara and Takao Ohtsuka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:271

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  3. Delayed arterial hemorrhage after pancreaticoduodenectomy is a life-threatening complication. There are no reports about infected aneurysms of the superior mesenteric artery after pancreaticoduodenectomy witho...

    Authors: Tokuyuki Yamashita, Kenya Yamanaka, Ai Izumi, Jun Matsui, Makoto Kurimoto, Hikaru Aoki and Jun Tamura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:270

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  4. Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) originate from neuroendocrine cells, which are found throughout the body. NETs occur principally in the gastrointestinal tract (approximately 65%) and bronchopulmonary tract (appro...

    Authors: Keita Kodera, Seiichiro Eto, Nei Fukasawa, Wataru Kai, Tomo Matsumoto, Tsuyoshi Hirabayashi, Hidejiro Kawahara and Nobuo Omura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:269

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  5. Repeat laparoscopic surgery has become increasingly common. However, reports of liver resection after pancreatoduodenectomy are scarce, and we report the first successful case of a patient who underwent laparo...

    Authors: Muneyasu Kiriyama, Yuji Kaneoka, Atsuyuki Maeda, Yuichi Takayama, Takamasa Takahashi and Kazuaki Seita

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:268

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  6. Pancreaticoduodenectomy after esophageal resection is technically difficult, because blood flow of the gastric conduit should be preserved. Celiac axis stenosis (CAS) is also a problem for pancreaticoduodenect...

    Authors: Masaaki Minagawa, Hirofumi Ichida, Ryuji Yoshioka, Yu Gyoda, Tomoya Mizuno, Hiroshi Imamura, Yoshihiro Mise, Hidehiko Yoshimatsu, Yuki Fukumura, Kota Kato, Yoshiaki Kajiyama and Akio Saiura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:267

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  7. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Hiroaki Fukuzawa, Keisuke Kajihara, Yasuhiro Kuroda, Yuki Fujieda, Kotaro Uemura, Yuki Takeuchi, Yoshitomo Samejima, Insu Kawahara, Keiichi Morita, Tamaki Iwade and Kosaku Maeda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:266

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    The original article was published in Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:55

  8. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is rare neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract associated with high rates of malignant transformation. GIST has been found largely in the stomach, small bowel, colon and ...

    Authors: Naoki Hashizume, Saki Sakamoto, Suguru Fukahori, Shinji Ishii, Nobuyuki Saikusa, Yoshinori Koga, Naruki Higashidate, Shiori Tsuruhisa, Hirotomo Nakahara, Yoshiaki Tanaka and Minoru Yagi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:265

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  9. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is the second most common malignancy of primary liver cancer. Among the several pathological types of ICC, only five cases of the clear cell type have been reported, inclu...

    Authors: Takuya Yamamoto, Tomoyuki Abe, Akihiko Oshita, Shuji Yonehara, Yoshio Katamura, Nozomu Matsumoto, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Masahiro Nakahara, Hideki Ohdan and Toshio Noriyuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:264

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  10. The evolution of remote systems and artificial intelligence technology has led to increase in robotic surgeries. One system used in this case report is the Senhance robotic system. The most important premise f...

    Authors: Atsuko Kataoka, Yasumitsu Hirano, Hiroka Kondo, Satoshi Shimamura, Masahiro Kataoka, Masahiro Asari, Takatsugu Fujii, Shintaro Ishikawa, Toshimasa Ishii and Shigeki Yamaguchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:263

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  11. Erosion of a pacer lead into the chest wall may result in pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade. Free rupture into the pleura or mediastinum can result in hypotension and cardiac arrest.

    Authors: Michael J. Herr, J. Macy Cottrell, H. Edward Garrett Jr. and Darryl S. Weiman

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:262

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  12. Clear cell sarcoma-like tumor of the gastrointestinal tract (CCSLTGT) is extremely rare. It is a mesenchymal neoplasm that usually forms in the small intestine of adolescents and young adults, is prone to loca...

    Authors: Takuhisa Okada, Yasumitsu Hirano, Shintaro Ishikawa, Hiroka Kondo, Toshimasa Ishii and Shigeki Yamaguchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:260

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  13. Due to the development of diagnostic imaging technology, we have increased chance of detecting multiple primary cancers. However, simultaneous triple cancer is still a very rare finding whose frequency is not ...

    Authors: Hiroki Imamura, Hajime Hirose, Shunji Endo, Yasuji Hashimoto, Masashi Takeda, Shinya Kidogami, Yukako Mokutani, Tomoya Kishimoto, Shinichi Yoshioka, Shigeyuki Tamura and Yo Sasaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:259

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  14. Endoscopic balloon dilatation (EBD) is the established treatment for common bile duct (CBD) stones. Although pancreatitis and bleeding have been reported as major complications of EBD, balloon-related complica...

    Authors: Koji Morishita and Hideaki Sasaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:258

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  15. Indocyanine green (ICG) is useful for evaluating the intestinal perfusion of anastomosis. Especially for patients with prior surgeries, ICG imaging enables surgeons in visualizing the anatomical field. Here, w...

    Authors: Tomoaki Okada, Kenji Kawada, Takashi Kobayashi, Toshiaki Wada and Yoshiharu Sakai

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:257

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  16. The concept of GIST was established in 1998, clearly differentiating between gastrointestinal leiomyosarcoma and GISTs among gastrointestinal mesenchymal tumors. Lymph node metastasis is extremely rare in true...

    Authors: Tomoya Tago, Shuji Suzuki, Jun Kuroda, Ryutaro Udou, Kiyotaka Nishida, Yukio Oshiro, Jirou Shimazaki, Keni Kou, Yukio Morishita and Mitsugi Shimoda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:256

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  17. Persistent descending mesocolon (PDM) is a congenital anomaly associated with the failure of fixation of the descending colon to the lateral abdominal wall. In the laparoscopic colectomy for colorectal cancer,...

    Authors: Yumi Furuichi, Kensuke Kumamoto, Eisuke Asano, Akihiro Kondo, Jun Uemura, Hironobu Suto, Minoru Oshima, Takayoshi Kishino, Hisashi Usuki, Keiichi Okano and Yasuyuki Suzuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:255

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  18. Optimal treatment for patients with hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (HEHE) remains unclear. Laparoscopic repeat liver resection (LR) is a minimally invasive and potentially effective surgical option f...

    Authors: Fumihiro Terasaki, Yusuke Yamamoto, Teiichi Sugiura, Yukiyasu Okamura, Takaaki Ito, Ryo Ashida, Katsuhisa Ohgi and Katsuhiko Uesaka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:254

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  19. Anisakiasis is a parasitic infection caused by Anisakis worms found in raw fish. Most cases of anisakiasis occur in the stomach and rarely occur in the intestine. It is extremely rare for live larvae to break ...

    Authors: Kengo Shibata, Yuichi Yoshida, Yoichi Miyaoka, Shin Emoto, Tomoaki Kawai, Seiji Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Ogasawara and Akinobu Taketomi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:253

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  20. The portal vein is occasionally invaded by advanced malignant tumors in the pancreatic head region. However, pancreatic cancer rarely has portal vein tumor thrombi. We report a case of pancreatic cancer with a...

    Authors: Daisuke Udagawa, Motohide Shimazu, Tadayuki Sakuragawa, Shotaro Maruyama, Yusuke Uchi, Eisuke Miura, Yohei Masugi and Michiie Sakamoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:252

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  21. Hepatic cavernous hemangioma (CH) is the most common hepatic benign tumor. Most cases are solitary, asymptomatic, and found incidentally. In symptomatic cases with rapidly growing tumors and coagulopathy, surg...

    Authors: Takuji Ota, Toshiya Kamiyama, Takuya Kato, Takayuki Hanamoto, Kunihiro Hirose, Noriyuki Otsuka, Shinichi Matsuoka and Akinobu Taketomi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:251

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  22. Although there are reports linking ulcerative colitis (UC) to prostate cancer (PC), those reports are of PC patients who were previously diagnosed with UC. There are no reports of the development of UC during ...

    Authors: Keiji Matsuda, Yuka Okada, Yojiro Hashiguchi, Kentaro Asako, Kohei Ohno, Mitsuo Tsukamoto, Yoshihisa Fukushima, Ryu Shimada, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Tamuro Hayama, Keijiro Nozawa, Takeo Fukagawa and Yuko Sasajima

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:250

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  23. Intrathoracic mesothelial cysts are congenital lesions induced by the abnormal development of the pericardial coelom. There have been a few reports of giant mesothelial cyst of the superior mediastinum, but th...

    Authors: Takehiko Manabe, Soichi Oka and Kenji Ono

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:249

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  24. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is an aggressive cancer with high frequency of extrahepatic metastasis at diagnosis. However, there have been very few reports of direct invasion to transverse mesocolon w...

    Authors: Kenta Aso, Kyoji Ito, Nobuyuki Takemura, Fuyuki Inagaki, Fuminori Mihara and Norihiro Kokudo

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:248

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  25. Major pelvic trauma (MPT) with traumatic hemipelvectomy (THP) is rare, but it is a catastrophic health problem caused by high-energy injury leading to separation of the lower extremity from the axial skeleton,...

    Authors: Saleh Al-wageeh, Faisal Ahmed, Khalil Al-naggar, Mohammad Reza Askarpour and Ebrahim Al-shami

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:247

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  26. The European and American guidelines recommend that symptomatic umbilical hernias (UHs) are repaired using an open approach with a preperitoneal flat mesh. However, the standard treatment procedure for large U...

    Authors: Hisataka Fujiwara, Takayuki Suto, Akira Umemura, Yota Tanahashi, Satoshi Amano, Kenichiro Ikeda, Kazuho Harada and Akira Sasaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:246

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  27. Littre's hernia containing Meckel's diverticulum is an extremely rare disease. We report an adult case of two-stage laparoscopic surgery for incarceration of Meckel's diverticulum in an umbilical hernia.

    Authors: Yu Ariyoshi, Takayuki Suto, Akira Umemura, Hisataka Fujiwara, Shingo Yanari, Noriyuki Uesugi, Tamotsu Sugai and Akira Sasaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:245

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  28. The recent remarkable development of cardiac imaging technology for unroofed coronary sinus syndrome has led to accurate preoperative diagnosis. We report a case of unroofed coronary sinus syndrome repaired vi...

    Authors: Kazuma Handa, Shinya Fukui, Mutsunori Kitahara, Yumi Kakizawa and Hiroyuki Nishi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:244

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  29. Lipomatous tumors are the most common type of soft-tissue tumors. Benign lipomatous tumors are lipomas and lipoblastoma. We herein report a case of benign mesenteric lipomatous tumor and the largest collection...

    Authors: Naoki Hashizume, Takato Aiko, Suguru Fukahori, Shinji Ishii, Nobuyuki Saikusa, Yoshinori Koga, Naruki Higashidate, Saki Sakamoto, Shiori Tsuruhisa, Hirotomo Nakahara, Hiroko Muta, Hiroaki Miyoshi, Yoshiki Naito, Hidetaka Yamamoto, Yoshinao Oda, Yoshiaki Tanaka…

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:243

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  30. The thoracic cavity is the most frequent site of extrapelvic endometriosis. It exhibits a wide variety of clinical manifestations, such as chest pain, cough, and respiratory distress, and is frequently associa...

    Authors: Takehiro Yamamoto, Ryo Fujikawa, Yoshifumi Arai and Toru Nakamura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:242

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  31. An aberrant biliary duct of segment 5 (B5) is a rare anomaly of the biliary tract. All anatomical anomalies of the biliary tract are risk factors for bile duct injury during surgery. We report a case of cholel...

    Authors: Takuto Suzuki, Yoh Asahi, Akifumi Sawada, Kohei Umemoto, Masaya Kina, Masahiro Shinohara, Kazunori Yokoyama and Hiroyuki Masuko

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:240

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  32. In melanoma, completely resectable metastases are surgically resected to expect to prolong relapse-free survival and overall survival. However, distant metastases of melanoma are rarely indicated for surgery b...

    Authors: Yuki Okawa, Yuma Ebihara, Kimitaka Tanaka, Yoshitsugu Nakanishi, Toshimichi Asano, Takehiro Noji, Yo Kurashima, Soichi Murakami, Toru Nakamura, Takahiro Tsuchikawa, Keisuke Okamura, Toshiaki Shichinohe and Satoshi Hirano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:239

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  33. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for difficult acute cholecystitis (AC) cases bears a high risk of vasculobiliary injuries (VBI). The Tokyo Guidelines 2018 (TG18) recommend the use of bailout procedures and s...

    Authors: Sho Fujiwara, Kenji Kaino, Kazuki Iseya and Nozomi Koyamada

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:238

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  34. Discordant atrioventricular connection with concordant ventriculoarterial connection, otherwise known as isolated ventricular inversion (IVI), is an extremely rare congenital cardiac malformation. Reports on t...

    Authors: Yuta Kuwahara, Yukihiro Takahashi, Yuya Komori, Naohiro Kabuto and Naoki Wada

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:237

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  35. Ectopic variceal bleeding is a rare but life-threatening complication of portal hypertension (PH). Oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy for colorectal cancer (CRC) is associated with sinusoidal obstruction syndrome ...

    Authors: Hideo Uehara, Hirofumi Kawanaka, Tomonori Nakanoko, Masahiko Sugiyama, Mitsuhiko Ota, Yohei Mano, Keishi Sugimachi, Masaru Morita and Yasushi Toh

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:236

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  36. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is increasingly applied for early gastric cancer. ESD is a less invasive procedure and could be a radical treatment. However, in some cases, ESD cannot be completed owing...

    Authors: Hiroshi Saito, Akihiro Nishimura, Yusuke Sakimura, Hiroki Tawara, Kengo Hayashi, Kaichiro Kato, Toshikatsu Tsuji, Daisuke Yamamoto, Hirotaka Kitamura, Shinichi Kadoya and Hiroyuki Bando

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:235

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  37. A Bochdalek hernia (BH) is a congenital defect of the diaphragm that generally presents in the newborn as life-threatening cardiorespiratory distress. In contrast, the diagnosis of a BH in adults is rare. Surg...

    Authors: Toshimitsu Miyasaka, Takeshi Matsutani, Tsutomu Nomura, Nobutoshi Hagiwara, Naoto Chihara, Koichi Takahashi, Keisuke Mishima, Nobuhiko Taniai and Hiroshi Yoshida

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:233

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  38. Regional lymphadenopathy is more commonly noted in gastric schwannomas than in other gastric submucosal tumors. Most of the swollen lymph nodes associated with gastric schwannomas are non-metastatic lymphadeno...

    Authors: Shuichi Fukuda, Taichi Koyama, Tomoko Wakasa, Hitoshi Hanamoto, Tomoyuki Tsujimoto, Atsushi Gakuhara, Hideo Tomihara, Katsuya Ohta, Kotaro Kitani, Kazuhiko Hashimoto, Hajime Ishikawa, Jin-ichi Hida, Masao Yukawa, Yoshio Ohta and Masatoshi Inoue

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:232

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  39. Ciliated muconodular papillary tumor (CMPT) is a rare papillary nodule tumor with benign and malignant characteristics that occurs in the peripheral lung.

    Authors: Kotaro Murakami, Yojiro Yutaka, Naoki Nakajima, Akihiko Yoshizawa and Hiroshi Date

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:231

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  40. Barrett's esophagus (BE) is characterized by presence of columnar epithelium in the lower esophageal mucosa, which originally comprises stratified squamous epithelium. Gastroesophageal reflux disease causes BE...

    Authors: Naoki Kuwayama, Isamu Hoshino, Hisashi Gunji, Toru Tonooka, Hiroaki Soda, Ryotaro Eto, Nobuhiro Takiguchi and Yoshihiro Nabeya

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:230

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  41. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) during pregnancy is extremely rare. Treatment strategies for cancers detected during pregnancy have been controversial. We herein report a case of recurrent HCC detected at 20 we...

    Authors: Takashi Maeda, Daisuke Imai, Huanlin Wang, Kyohei Yugawa, Nao Kinjo, Koto Kawata, Shinichiro Ikeda, Keitaro Edahiro, Kazuki Takeishi, Tomohiro Iguchi, Hiroto Kayashima, Noboru Harada, Mizuki Ninomiya, Shohei Yamaguchi, Kozo Konishi, Shinichi Tsutsui…

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:229

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  42. Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is rarely performed for pancreatic cancer with hepatic arterial invasion owing to its poor prognosis and high surgical risks. Although there has been a recent increase in the repor...

    Authors: Tadao Kuribara, Tatsuo Ichikawa, Kiyoshi Osa, Takeshi Inoue, Satoshi Ono, Kozo Asanuma, Shiori Kaneko, Takayuki Sano, Itaru Shigeyoshi, Kouta Matsubara, Naoko Irie, Akira Iai, Tetsuya Shinobi, Hideki Ishizu and Katsuhiro Miura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:228

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  43. Choriocarcinomas are usually classified as either gestational or non-gestational. Primary choriocarcinomas in the gastrointestinal tract, especially primary choriocarcinomas in the esophagus, are extremely rar...

    Authors: Yuta Fujiwara, Koichi Okamoto, Itasu Ninomiya, Hiroto Saito, Takahisa Yamaguchi, Shiro Terai, Jun Kinoshita, Isamu Makino, Keishi Nakamura, Sachio Fushida, Hiroko Ikeda and Tetsuo Ohta

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:227

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  44. Douche injury is a rare consequence of water recreation activities. Generally, this type of trauma occurs when people fall into the water in a sitting position during high-speed activities such as using a pers...

    Authors: Kaoru Katano, Yuichiro Furutani, Chikashi Hiranuma, Masakazu Hattori, Kenji Doden and Yasuo Hashidume

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:226

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  45. An accurate diagnosis of the primary cancer or metastatic tumor is quite important because misdiagnosis may lead to the selection of incorrect adjuvant therapy and worse long-term outcomes after surgery. Here,...

    Authors: Takashi Ofuchi, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Takanobu Yamao, Takaaki Higashi, Toru Takematsu, Yosuke Nakao, Kensuke Yamamura, Katsunori Imai, Yo-ichi Yamashita and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:225

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  46. Postoperative recurrence of tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is a frequent complication in the repair of esophageal atresia (EA). Based on the recent etiologic classification, a TEF that develops in a different...

    Authors: Nobuhiro Takahashi, Yasushi Fuchimoto, Teizaburo Mori, Kiyotomo Abe, Yohei Yamada, Goro Koinuma and Tatsuo Kuroda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:224

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  47. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a well-established surgical procedure and is one of the most commonly performed gastroenterological surgeries. Therefore, strategy for the management of rare anomalous cystic du...

    Authors: Hiroki Hirao, HiroHisa Okabe, Daisuke Ogawa, Daisuke Kuroda, Katsunobu Taki, Shinjiro Tomiyasu, Masahiko Hirota, Taizo Hibi, Hideo Baba and Hiroki Sugita

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:221

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