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  1. Content type: Case Report

    Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a life-threatening heart muscle disease characterized by progressive heart failure, which often requires left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation or heart transplantat...

    Authors: Shigeru Miyagawa, Keitaro Domae, Satoshi Kainuma, Ryouhei Matsuura, Daisuke Yoshioka, Hiroki Hata, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Koichi Toda and Yoshiki Sawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:142

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    Femoral hernia accounts for 3% of all the hernias, and in 0.5–5% of cases, the appendix can migrate through the femoral hernia and is called de Garengeot hernia. It is a very rare condition, and the incidence ...

    Authors: Bardia Bidarmaghz, Roderick Cyril Borrowdale and Kasra Raufian

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:143

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    Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) grow relatively slowly and without specific symptoms; therefore, they are typically incidental findings. We report a rare gastric GIST in the mediastinum associated with...

    Authors: Ryosuke Fujisawa, Yuji Akiyama, Takeshi Iwaya, Fumitaka Endo, Haruka Nikai, Shigeaki Baba, Takehiro Chiba, Toshimoto Kimura, Takeshi Takahara, Koki Otsuka, Hiroyuki Nitta, Masaru Mizuno, Keisuke Koeda and Akira Sasaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:144

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    Pericardial effusion is observed in the majority of viral pericarditis cases; however, viral pericarditis accompanied by a large effusion resulting in cardiac tamponade is rare.

    Authors: Azumi Hamasaki, Tetsuro Uchida, Atsushi Yamashita, Kentaro Akabane and Mitsuaki Sadahiro

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:141

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  5. Content type: Case Report

    No reports have so far described arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the pancreas caused by a tumor. We herein report a case of pancreatoduodenectomy for a patient who developed duodenal hemorrhage due to AVM ...

    Authors: Shunsuke Tamura, Yusuke Yamamoto, Yukiyasu Okamura, Teiichi Sugiura, Takaaki Ito, Ryo Ashida, Katsuhisa Ohgi, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Keiko Sasaki, Takashi Sugino and Katsuhiko Uesaka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:140

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  6. Content type: Case Report

    The age of patients with lung cancer is advancing, and the number of patients with lung cancer who have cardiac diseases is expected to increase. Recently, the rate of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (...

    Authors: Hideki Nagata, Ryu Kanzaki, Takashi Kanou, Naoko Ose, Soichiro Funaki, Yasushi Shintani, Masato Minami, Isamu Mizote, Yasushi Sakata, Koichi Maeda, Toru Kuratani, Yoshiki Sawa and Meinoshin Okumura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:139

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  7. Content type: Case Report

    Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) can cause severe complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Most of the reported cases of MALS have been diagnosed perioperatively and can be treated efficiently ...

    Authors: Daisuke Imai, Takashi Maeda, Huanlin Wang, Takahiro Ohmine, Keitaro Edahiro, Makoto Edagawa, Tomoyoshi Takenaka, Shohei Yamaguchi, Kozo Konishi, Shinichi Tsutsui and Hiroyuki Matsuda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:137

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) caused by colorectal cancer is rare, and very few cases associated with colon cancer have been reported. We describe the case of a patient with NF in the left thigh due to penetratio...

    Authors: Kentaro Sato, Hitoshi Yamamura, Yoshiyuki Sakamoto, Hajime Morohashi, Takuya Miura, Toru Yoshikawa, Akiko Suto, Satoru Tsuruta and Kenichi Hakamada

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:136

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  9. Content type: Case Report

    Hepatic carcinosarcomas, which include both carcinomatous and sarcomatous elements, are uncommon in adults. Although carcinosarcoma in hepatocellular carcinoma is occasionally reported, carcinosarcoma in intra...

    Authors: Kyohei Yugawa, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Yohei Mano, Noboru Harada, Shinji Itoh, Toru Ikegami, Yuji Soejima, Nobuhiro Fujita, Kenichi Kohashi, Shinichi Aishima, Yoshinao Oda and Masaki Mori

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:138

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  10. Content type: Case Report

    Diaphragmatic hernias (DH) are generally classified as either congenital or acquired. Acquired DH are generally of traumatic cause, being a rare complication after hepatectomy. Although repair of a DH can be p...

    Authors: Shohei Takaichi, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Soichiro Funaki, Koji Tanaka, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tomoki Makino, Yukinori Kurokawa, Makoto Yamasaki, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Meinoshin Okumura, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:135

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  11. Content type: Case Report

    Thymic large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) is extremely rare. The detailed clinical features of thymic LNCECs remain unknown.

    Authors: Hiromitsu Domen, Yasuhiro Hida, Masaaki Sato, Haruka Takahashi, Tatsuru Ishikawa, Yosuke Shionoya, Midori Hashimoto, Kaoru Nishiyama, Yuma Aoki, Kazuho Inoko, Syotaro Furukawa, Kazuomi Ichinokawa and Hidehisa Yamada

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:133

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    Recently, surgical stress due to breast cancer has been reduced, more so for elderly patients. However, an expanded resection is still required in some situations.

    Authors: Kenichi Shibata, Shintaro Nozu, Takayuki Tanaka and Wataru Kimura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:134

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  13. Content type: Case Report

    The incidence of radiation-associated angiosarcoma (RAA) of the breast has been increasing, and its prognosis is reportedly poor. It is important to remove tumor tissues completely to prevent recurrence.

    Authors: Yuki Nomoto, Yuko Kijima, Yoshiaki Shinden, Munetugu Hirata, Yuka Eguchi, Heiji Yoshinaka, Ikumi Kitazono, Tsubasa Hiraki, Akihide Tanimoto and Shoji Natsugoe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:132

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    Indocyanine green (ICG) can selectively accumulate in primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its extrahepatic metastases. ICG fluorescence imaging is an extremely sensitive intraoperative tool for detectin...

    Authors: Yoshihiro Miyazaki, Masanao Kurata, Yukio Oshiro, Osamu Shimomura, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Tatsuya Oda and Nobuhiro Ohkohchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:130

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  15. Content type: Case Report

    Radiation-associated angiosarcoma (RAAS) is a rare subtype of secondary angiosarcoma that is characterized by rapid proliferation and extensive tissue infiltration. Although various treatments for RAAS (such a...

    Authors: Nanae Horisawa, Yayoi Adachi, Masataka Sawaki, Masaya Hattori, Akiyo Yoshimura, Naomi Gondo, Haruru Kotani, Ayumi Kataoka, Kayoko Sugino, Makiko Mori, Mitsuo Terada, Yuri Ozaki and Hiroji Iwata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:131

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  16. Content type: Case Report

    Perforated Meckel’s diverticulum is a rare complication of an already rare disease process, which often mimics a perforated appendix on presentation and diagnosis. The majority of case reports for perforation ...

    Authors: Andrew A. Fraser, Douglas D. Opie, James Gnecco IV, Beshoy Nashed and David C. Johnson

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:129

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  17. Content type: Case Report

    Several reported complications associated with radiofrequency ablation for liver tumors are due to thermal damage of neighboring organs. We herein report a first case of esophageal perforation due to thermal i...

    Authors: Taishi Yamane, Katsunori Imai, Naoki Umezaki, Takanobu Yamao, Takayoshi Kaida, Shigeki Nakagawa, Yo-ichi Yamashita, Akira Chikamoto, Takatoshi Ishiko and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:127

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  18. Content type: Case Report

    A solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a rare mesenchymal tumor that occurs mostly in pleural sites, and an SFT occurring in the ischiorectal fossa is extremely rare. Because of the rarity, there are few reports de...

    Authors: Kazuhiko Morikawa, Shinsuke Takenaga, Koichi Masuda, Asami Kano, Takao Igarashi, Hiroya Ojiri, Kaoru Ueda, Mamoru Ishiyama and Nei Fukasawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:126

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  19. Content type: Case Report

    Primary duodenal adenocarcinoma (PDC) is a rare and lethal disease, and cases with nodal or distant metastasis have a poor prognosis. There are several reports of unresectable duodenal adenocarcinoma respondin...

    Authors: Seita Hagihara, Tetsunosuke Shimizu, Yoshihiro Inoue, Mitsuhiro Asakuma, Fumitoshi Hirokawa, Kohei Taniguchi, Michihiro Hayashi and Kazuhisa Uchiyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:125

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  20. Content type: Case Report

    Intracholecystic papillary neoplasm (ICPN) is defined as papillary tumors detected macroscopically in the gallbladder. We report a case of ICPN which exhibited the atypical form like a submucosal tumor.

    Authors: Ryo Muranushi, Hideyuki Saito, Asuka Matsumoto, Toshihide Kato, Naritaka Tanaka, Kenji Nakazato, Nobuhiro Morinaga, Yoshinori Shitara, Masatoshi Ishizaki, Takatomo Yoshida, Shinichi Aishima and Ken Shirabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:124

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  21. Content type: Case Report

    Fournier’s gangrene is a necrotizing fasciitis of the genital and perineal region. It may progress, affecting the groin, the thigh, or even the abdominal wall.

    Authors: Daigo Kobayashi, Mariko Masubuchi, Tsunenobu Takase, Takahiro Ichikawa, Tomohiro Deguchi and Toyohisa Yaguchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:123

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  22. Content type: Case Report

    Currently, there is no consensus regarding the optimal therapeutic strategy for the management of an ectopic lingual thyroid. A surgical approach is suggested when airway obstructive symptoms cannot be tolerat...

    Authors: Tsubasa Aiyoshi, Toshihiro Muraji, Isho Izumi, Miki Toma, Kazuto Suda, Toshihiro Yanai and Kouji Masumoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:122

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  23. Content type: Case Report

    Primary sarcomas of the breast are rare and account for less than 1% of all primary breast malignancies. We experienced a case of extraskeletal osteosarcoma of the breast that had a unique clinical course and ...

    Authors: Kanako Kurata, Keisei Anan, Nami Ishikawa, Kenichiro Koga, Michiyo Saimura, Kazuyoshi Nishihara, Toshimitsu Iwashita, Shoshu Mitsuyama, Sadafumi Tamiya, Hideyuki Watanabe, Yutaka Koga, Hidetaka Yamamoto, Yoshinao Oda and Toru Nakano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:121

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  24. Content type: Case Report

    Ganglioneuroblastomas, particularly those that produce catecholamine, are extremely rare in adults. Here, we report an interesting surgical case of an adult patient with a catecholamine-producing ganglioneurob...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Kumata, Ryuichi Nishimura, Chikashi Nakanishi, Chihiro Inoue, Yuta Tezuka, Hidenori Endo, Shigehito Miyagi, Teiji Tominaga, Michiaki Unno and Takashi Kamei

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:119

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  25. Content type: Case Report

    Acquired von Willebrand syndrome (aVWS) is a rare bleeding disorder with laboratory findings similar to those of congenital von Willebrand disease (VWD). Patients with aVWS may require prophylactic treatment t...

    Authors: Ritsuko Sasaki, Yoshiya Horimoto, Ju Mizuno, Yoko Edahiro, Tsukasa Ohmori, Norio Komatsu and Mitsue Saito

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:118

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  26. Content type: Case Report

    Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is one of the refractory diseases. Multidisciplinary approach including immunotherapy for such cancers has received much attention in recent years.

    Authors: Makoto Kawamoto, Yoshiyuki Wada, Norihiro Koya, Yuko Takami, Hideki Saitsu, Naoki Ishizaki, Mineo Tabata, Hideya Onishi, Masafumi Nakamura and Takashi Morisaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:115

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  27. Content type: Case Report

    Intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) are potentially malignant intraductal epithelial neoplasms that sometimes penetrate into other organs. To the best of our knowledge, no report has yet described...

    Authors: Takashi Harino, Yoshito Tomimaru, Kozo Noguchi, Hirotsugu Nagase, Takayuki Ogino, Masashi Hirota, Kazuteru Oshima, Tsukasa Tanida, Shingo Noura, Hiroshi Imamura, Takashi Iwazawa, Kenzo Akagi, Masashi Yamamoto, Tsutomu Nishida, Hiromi Tamura, Shiro Adachi…

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:117

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  28. Content type: Case Report

    Intestinal duplication, a congenital malformation, is considered a rare condition, particularly in adults. Although it affects young children, a minority of patients remains asymptomatic until adulthood. Here,...

    Authors: Sota Kimura, Hiroyuki Iida, Naoto Gunji, Takeshi Gohongi and Takesaburo Ogata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:116

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  29. Content type: Case Report

    A pyriform sinus fistula (PSF) is a rare branchial anomaly that causes recurrent cervical infections. Open neck surgery has widely been accepted as a definitive treatment for PSFs, and endoscopic surgery has b...

    Authors: Akiyoshi Nomura, Koji Fukumoto, Masaya Yamoto, Toshiaki Takahashi, Kengo Nakaya, Akinori Sekioka, Yutaka Yamada and Naoto Urushihara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:113

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  30. Content type: Case Report

    Hepatic inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is a rare benign lesion. Because there is no specific laboratory marker or radiographic appearance, the majority of reported cases of hepatic IPT have been diagnosed afte...

    Authors: Sho Endo, Yusuke Watanabe, Yuji Abe, Tomohiko Shinkawa, Sadafumi Tamiya, Kazuyoshi Nishihara and Toru Nakano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:114

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  31. Content type: Case Report

    Pancreatic cancer has a very high mortality rate worldwide, and about 30–40% of all patients have extensive vascular involvement at initial diagnosis that precludes surgical intervention. Here, we describe our...

    Authors: Takeshi Fujishiro, Taro Mashiko, Yosihito Masuoka, Misuzu Yamada, Daisuke Furukawa, Naoki Yazawa, Yohei Kawashima, Masami Ogawa, Kenichi Hirabayashi and Toshio Nakagohri

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:112

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  32. Content type: Case Report

    Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is produced by some tumors, such as hepatocellular carcinoma and yolk sac tumors, leading to an increase in serum AFP level. However, AFP in colorectal cancer is extremely rare. Treatme...

    Authors: Yuki Nakamura, Kenji Matsuda, Shozo Yokoyama, Koichi Tamura, Yasuyuki Mitani, Hiromitsu Iwamoto, Yuki Mizumoto, Daisuke Murakami, Masakazu Fujimoto and Hiroki Yamaue

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:111

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  33. Content type: Case Report

    Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by hamartomatous polyposis of the gastrointestinal tract. It is associated with a high risk of malignancy in the gastrointestinal tr...

    Authors: Yuya Nobori, Takahiro Amano, Mieko Ochi, Toshio Kumasaka and Eiji Sunami

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:110

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  34. Content type: Case Report

    Primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix is a rare disease in clinical practice. Moreover, primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix in the pediatric age group is even rarer with very little cases being published. ...

    Authors: Toshiaki Takahashi, Hiroshi Nouso, Masaya Yamoto, Koji Fukumoto and Naoto Urushihara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:109

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  35. Content type: Case Report

    Portal vein tumor thrombosis from colorectal cancer is rare, and this recurrence pattern was mainly reported in patients with renal cell carcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. Furthermore, the recurrence patt...

    Authors: Tetsuya Mochizuki, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Kenji Nishida, Takuya Yano, Hiroshi Okuda, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Hideki Ohdan, Shuji Yonehara, Toshio Noriyuki and Masahiro Nakahara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:108

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  36. Content type: Case Report

    Benign esophageal tumors are relatively rare, and a neurofibroma in the esophagus is extremely rare. Dysphagia is the most common clinical manifestation in patients with esophageal neurofibroma, and no cases o...

    Authors: Eisuke Booka, Mitsuhide Kitano, Yutaka Nakano, Koki Mihara, Shin Nishiya, Ryo Nishiyama, Shintaro Shibutani, Tomohisa Egawa and Atsushi Nagashima

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:107

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  37. Content type: Case Report

    The presence of a vitelline vascular remnant is rare, and definitive preoperative diagnosis is difficult. We herein describe a case of intestinal obstruction caused by a vitelline vascular remnant with mild ch...

    Authors: Kenjiro Date, Taro Yokota and Naoki Maehara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:105

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  38. Content type: Case Report

    Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a prototypical mesenchymal neoplasm that induces non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia (NICTH) due to overproduction of insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2). We here report the case ...

    Authors: Yusuke Arakawa, Hidenori Miyake, Hidehisa Horiguchi, Taku Inokuchi, Naoki Hino, Takashi Ogasawara, Takeshi Kuroda and Shinichi Yamasaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:106

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  39. Content type: Case Report

    Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) is a rare and potentially fatal complication following liver transplantation.

    Authors: Norifumi Iseda, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Takeo Toshima, Akinari Morinaga, Takahiro Tomiyama, Junichi Takahashi, Takashi Motomura, Yohei Mano, Shinji Itoh, Noboru Harada, Toru Ikegami and Yuji Soejima

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:101

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  40. Content type: Case Report

    An esophageal neuroendocrine carcinoma arising in Barrett’s esophagus is extremely rare. Here, we report a case of an esophageal neuroendocrine carcinoma with a well-differentiated adenocarcinoma component ari...

    Authors: Shunsuke Doi, Sohei Matsumoto, Kohei Wakatsuki, Kazuhiro Migita, Masahiro Ito, Tomohiro Kunishige, Hiroshi Nakade, Kinta Hatakeyama, Chiho Ohbayashi and Masayuki Sho

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:103

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  41. Content type: Case Report

    Few previous reports have documented cases of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis associated with Trousseau’s syndrome for which surgery proved possible for both the primary tumor and the cardiac lesion. The ...

    Authors: Yoshiharu Soga, Kaoru Taira, Akira Sugimoto, Manabu Kurosawa, Hiromasa Kira, Takamitsu Su, Kazuhiko Doi, Akira Nakano and Yoshihiro Himura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:104

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  42. Content type: Case Report

    Macroscopic diffuse-type hepatocellular carcinoma with concomitant major portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) and peritoneal dissemination indicates poor prognosis. Additionally, triple-positive tumor marker stat...

    Authors: Yuki Koga, Toru Beppu, Katsunori Imai, Kunitaka Kuramoto, Tatsunori Miyata, Yuki Kitano, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hirohisa Okabe, Kazutoshi Okabe, Yo-ichi Yamashita, Akira Chikamoto and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:102

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  43. Content type: Case Report

    Self-expandable metallic stent placement is a widely performed palliative procedure or bridge to surgery for obstructive colorectal cancer. However, the feasibility of this procedure for large bowel obstructio...

    Authors: Fumihiko Ando, Akihisa Matsuda, Masao Miyashita, Satoshi Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Sakurazawa, Youichi Kawano and Hiroshi Yoshida

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:100

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  44. Content type: Case Report

    A surgical case of metachronous metastases of pancreatic head cancer (PC) to the large and small bowel is extremely rare. Therefore, there are only a few reports about surgery for intestinal metastases from PC...

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

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:99

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  45. Content type: Case Report

    Skeletal muscle metastasis from gastric cancer is extremely rare and often accompanied with synchronous metastasis to any other organs. We herein report a case of rapidly developing multiple skeletal metastase...

    Authors: Naoki Kamitani, Akihiko Watanabe, Yuki Kirihataya and Saiho Ko

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:98

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  46. Content type: Case Report

    Intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm (ITPN) is a rare pancreatic intraductal neoplasm. It is characterized by a tubulopapillary growth pattern, entirely high-grade atypical cells, minimal cytoplasmic mucin, an...

    Authors: Kiyoshi Saeki, Yoshihiro Miyasaka, Yoshihiro Ohishi, Takeo Yamamoto, Ryota Matsuda, Naoki Mochidome, Yasuhisa Mori, Kohei Nakata, Takao Ohtsuka, Kousei Ishigami, Yosuke Minoda, Yutaka Koga, Yoshinao Oda and Masafumi Nakamura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:96

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  47. Content type: Case Report

    Clear cell carcinoma commonly occurs in the ovary and kidney, and clear cell cholangiocarcinoma was rarely reported. Differential diagnosis which the origin of the tumor located on the liver surface is intrahe...

    Authors: Norifumi Harimoto, Kei Hagiwara, Takahiro Yamanaka, Norihiro Ishii, Takamichi Igarashi, Akira Watanabe, Norio Kubo, Kenichirou Araki, Hayato Ikota, Masafumi Suyama, Takeshi Maki, Shinichi Aishima, Hiroyuki Kuwano and Ken Shirabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:97

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  48. Content type: Case Report

    Magnetic compression anastomosis (MCA) is a minimally invasive method of anastomosis that does not involve a surgical procedure in patients with stricture, obstruction, or dehiscence of anastomosis after surge...

    Authors: Masahiko Kubo, Hiroshi Wada, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Kunihito Gotoh, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Hirofumi Akita, Tadafumi Asaoka, Takehiro Noda, Shogo Kobayashi, Masahisa Nakamura, Yusuke Ono, Keigo Osuga, Eigoro Yamanouchi, Yuichiro Doki and Masaki Mori

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:95

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