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  1. Metastatic lesion of the pancreas originated from other organs is uncommon. The aim of this report was to evaluate the outcome of surgery in patients with isolated metastases to the pancreas. Nine patients und...

    Authors: Taisuke Yagi, Daisuke Hashimoto, Katsunobu Taki, Kensuke Yamamura, Akira Chikamoto, Masaki Ohmuraya, Toru Beppu and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:31

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  2. Recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the extrahepatic bile duct is rare with most cases diagnosed after manifesting sudden obstructive jaundice. Here, we report an extremely rare case of recurrent HCC i...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Kumata, Shigehito Miyagi, Keigo Murakami, Atsushi Fujio, Yasuyuki Hara, Chikashi Nakanishi, Naoki Kawagishi, Hironobu Sasano, Takashi Kamei and Noriaki Ouchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:30

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  3. Total pancreatectomy has occasionally been performed to treat patients with multiple lesions (such as intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN)) or patients who have undergone repeated pancreatic resectio...

    Authors: Mihoko Yamada, Teiichi Sugiura, Yukiyasu Okamura, Takaaki Ito, Yusuke Yamamoto, Ryo Ashida and Katsuhiko Uesaka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:28

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  4. The right gastroepiploic artery is commonly used in coronary artery bypass grafting. Appropriate strategies are required when performing upper abdominal surgeries after the right gastroepiploic artery has been...

    Authors: Ryo Muranushi, Tatsuya Miyazaki, Hideyuki Saito, Kengo Kuriyama, Tomonori Yoshida, Yuji Kumakura, Hiroaki Honjyo, Takehiko Yokobori, Makoto Sakai, Makoto Sohda and Hiroyuki Kuwano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:27

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  5. Biliary tract cancer is a rare malignancy that carries poor prognosis. Complete surgical resection is the only curable treatment. However, biliary tract cancer patients are often diagnosed with advanced stages...

    Authors: Takeshi Watanabe, Junji Furuse, Naohiro Okano, Yutaka Suzuki, Hiroshi Kamma and Masanori Sugiyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:26

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  6. A 69-year-old male patient visited our hospital because of a continuous low-grade fever and right back pain since 2 weeks. Enhanced computed tomography (CT) of his abdomen revealed a mass with ring enhancement...

    Authors: Yuki Fujiwara, Hiroaki Shiba, Yukio Nakabayashi, Masahiko Otsuka and Katsuhiko Yanaga

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:24

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  7. Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is ischemia of the mesentery that is caused by hypoperfusion or vasospasm without any thrombosis. NOMI is difficult to diagnose by physical examination alone. Although ...

    Authors: Koji Murono, Soichiro Ishihara, Kazushige Kawai, Manabu Kaneko, Kazuhito Sasaki, Koji Yasuda, Kensuke Otani, Takeshi Nishikawa, Toshiaki Tanaka, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Keisuke Hata, Hiroaki Nozawa, Akimasa Hayashi, Tetsuo Ushiku, Masashi Fukayama and Toshiaki Watanabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:23

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  8. It is well known that intersigmoid hernia (ISH) is a rare condition. Here we describe our experience of laparoscopic surgery for small-bowel obstruction (SBO) due to ISH after sufficient decompression involvin...

    Authors: Norisuke Shibuya, Mitsuru Ishizuka, Yoshimi Iwasaki, Kazutoshi Takagi, Hitoshi Nagata, Taku Aoki and Keiichi Kubota

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:22

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  9. Primary hepatic angiosarcoma is a non-epithelial malignancy derived from sinusoidal endothelial cells, accounting for approximately 1.8% of primary hepatic malignancies. Diagnosis of primary hepatic angiosarco...

    Authors: Yoshihiro Yoshida, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Huanlin Wang, Kazuhito Sakata, Masahiro Shimokawa, Takeshi Kurihara, Takashi Motomura, Shinji Itoh, Noboru Harada, Norifumi Harimoto, Toru Ikegami, Hideaki Uchiyama, Yuji Soejima and Yoshihiko Maehara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:21

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  10. Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver (UESL) is a rare malignant mesenchymal tumor that usually occurs in children and is rarely diagnosed in adults.

    Authors: Akiko Mori, Koji Fukase, Kunihiro Masuda, Naoaki Sakata, Masamichi Mizuma, Hideo Ohtsuka, Takanori Morikawa, Kei Nakagawa, Hiroki Hayashi, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Takeshi Naitoh, Keigo Murakami and Michiaki Unno

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:19

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  11. Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE) of the thyroid is an extremely rare disease; only three cases have been reported in the English literature to date. Here, we describe a case involving a patient with thyr...

    Authors: Mayu Ono, Yoshio Kasuga, Takeshi Uehara and Yoshinao Oda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:18

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  12. A solitary metastatic liver tumor of prostate cancer is extremely rare because liver metastasis occurs as a part of systemic dissemination of prostate cancer. We herein report a successfully resected case of a...

    Authors: Hironari Kawai, Hiroaki Shiba, Masaru Kanehira, Taro Sakamoto, Kenei Furukawa and Katsuhiko Yanaga

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:17

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  13. Liposarcoma is the single most common soft tissue sarcoma. Because mediastinal liposarcomas often grow rapidly and frequently recur locally despite adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy, they require complete...

    Authors: Michihito Toda, Nobuhiro Izumi, Takuma Tsukioka, Hiroaki Komatsu, Satoshi Okada, Kantaro Hara, Ryuichi Ito, Toshihiko Shibata and Noritoshi Nishiyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:16

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  14. The prognosis for pancreatic cancer remains dismal because many patients are diagnosed with unresectable cancer at the initial diagnosis. Recently, conversion surgery was reported as an effective treatment for...

    Authors: Kyohei Ariake, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Masamichi Mizuma, Keigo Murakami, Tatsuyuki Takadate, Hideo Ohtsuka, Koji Fukase, Kunihiro Masuda, Hiroki Hayashi, Kei Nakagawa, Naoaki Sakata, Takanori Morikawa, Shimpei Maeda, Takeshi Naitoh, Shinichi Egawa and Michiaki Unno

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:15

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  15. An 82-year-old woman with common bile duct (CBD) dilatation observed during routine ultrasonography was referred to our hospital. Preliminary blood tests revealed elevated levels of hepatobiliary enzymes. Comp...

    Authors: Yuta Ushida, Kiyoshi Hiramatsu, Satomi Saeki, Takeshi Amemiya, Hidenari Goto and Toshiyuki Arai

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:14

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  16. Rectal leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is an extremely rare disease. Previously, LMS was not properly distinguishable from gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) until c-kit, a characteristic marker of GIST, was discovere...

    Authors: Nobuaki Hoshino, Koya Hida, Kenji Kawada, Takaki Sakurai and Yoshiharu Sakai

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:13

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  17. Undifferentiated carcinoma (UC) of the liver is extremely rare, and its clinicopathological characteristics have not been fully elucidated.

    Authors: Takashi Maeda, Hiroto Kayashima, Daisuke Imai, Kazuki Takeishi, Noboru Harada, Eiji Tsujita, Ayumi Matsuyama, Shinichi Tsutsui and Hiroyuki Matsuda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:12

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  18. Median sternotomy is frequently selected for the resection of pulmonary artery tumor, and pneumonectomy is performed for complete resection. However, it is difficult to see the inferior pulmonary vein and tran...

    Authors: Hiromichi Katakura, Yojiro Yutaka, Kenichi Takahashi, Tsuyoshi Shoji, Akira Yamanaka and Mitsuru Kitano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:11

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  19. Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are relatively rare neoplasms that commonly occur in the pleura. The pathological feature of SFTs is a proliferation of spindle-shaped cells in interlacing or storiform fascicles...

    Authors: Yoshinobu Ichiki, Keisei Kakizoe, Takayuki Hamatsu, Atsuji Matsuyama, Taketoshi Suehiro, Fumihiro Tanaka, Masanori Hisaoka and Keizo Sugimachi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:10

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  20. Undifferentiated carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater is a rare disease with unclear and clinical characteristics and prognosis. Here, we report the case of a 61-year-old man with undifferentiated carcinoma of th...

    Authors: Misuzu Yamada, Daisuke Furukawa, Naoki Yazawa, Hideki Izumi, Yoshihito Masuoka, Taro Mashiko, Yoshiaki Kawaguchi, Masami Ogawa, Yohei Kawashima, Tetsuya Mine, Kenichi Hirabayashi and Toshio Nakagohri

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:9

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  21. Planning the surgical strategy for a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) at the posterior wall of the lower rectum is difficult, as the procedures for the lower rectum are hampered by poor visualization and ...

    Authors: Hirofumi Tazawa, Yuzo Hirata, Yoshio Kuga, Toshihiro Nishida and Hideto Sakimoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:8

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  22. An asymptomatic 26-year-old man received an annual medical check-up, and chest X-ray showed a protrusion of the aortopulmonary window. Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed an anterior mediastinal tumor and ...

    Authors: Masato Inui, Jun-ichi Nitadori, Shogo Tajima, Takahusa Yoshioka, Noriko Hiyama, Takeyuki Watadani, Aya Shinozaki-Ushiku, Kazuhiro Nagayama, Masaki Anraku, Masaaki Sato, Masashi Fukayama and Jun Nakajima

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:7

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  23. Mucin-producing cholangiocarcinoma (MPCC) is an uncommon tumour that is clinically characterized by mucin-hypersecretion. Because the initial symptoms of MPCC may be attributed to the viscus mucobilia, the pri...

    Authors: Muneyasu Kiriyama, Tomoki Ebata, Yukihiro Yokoyama, Tsuyoshi Igami, Gen Sugawara, Takashi Mizuno, Junpei Yamaguchi and Masato Nagino

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:6

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  24. A cavenous hemangioma of the appendix (CHA) is rare. The clinical pathophysiology and adequate management of a CHA have not been sufficiently explained since reports on CHA are scarce.

    Authors: Chisato Takagi, Kazuo Yamafuji, Hidena Takahashi, Atsunori Asami, Kaoru Takeshima, Hideo Baba, Nobuhiko Okamoto and Kiyoshi Kubochi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:5

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  25. Acute esophageal necrosis (AEN) is a rare clinical disorder. Esophageal stenosis or obstruction is one of severe complications, but there are a few reports about surgical treatments. In such a situation, it st...

    Authors: Yayoi Sakatoku, Masahide Fukaya, Kazushi Miyata and Masato Nagino

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:4

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  26. Dermatomyositis (DM) is a rare syndrome that belongs to the group of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. The association between DM and malignancy is well recognized, and the severity of DM symptoms has been l...

    Authors: Kosuke Ono, Manabu Shimomura, Kazuhiro Toyota, Atsushi Kagimoto, Naofumi Tsukiyama, Masayuki Shishida, Koichi Oishi, Kazuaki Miyamoto, Satoshi Shibata, Masahiro Ikeda, Seiji Sadamoto and Tadateru Takahashi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:3

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  27. Intra-abdominal lymphangiomas are rare, benign tumors in adults. This report is the third documented case of a lymphangioma originating in the hepatoduodenal ligament that mimicked a simple liver cyst.

    Authors: Toshihiko Kohashi, Toshiyuki Itamoto, Yasuhiro Matsugu, Takashi Nishisaka and Hideki Nakahara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:2

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  28. A mediastinal air cyst is a rare computed tomography (CT) finding. Once the lesion is identified, it is difficult to diagnose and treat. Meanwhile, bronchial diverticula have been reported as a CT finding obse...

    Authors: Hideo Ichimura, Yuichiro Ozawa, Masanari Shiigai, Seiji Shiotani, Kazunori Kikuchi and Yukio Sato

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:1

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  29. The spontaneous rupture of nonparasitic liver cysts (NLC) is sometimes seen in clinical practice. However, there are no guidelines that describe the optimal treatment strategy and the surgical indications for ...

    Authors: Yuki Imaoka, Masahiro Ohira, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Seiichi Shimizu, Hiroyuki Tahara, Shintaro Kuroda, Kentaro Ide, Kohei Ishiyama and Hideki Ohdan

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:148

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  30. Chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) is a rare disease; however, symptomatic CMI has a risk of acute exacerbation without timely revascularization.

    Authors: Shinji Abe, Tomoji Yamakawa, Hideaki Kawashima, Makoto Yoshida, Setsuji Takanashi, Motoya Kashiyama, Masahiro Ishigooka, Yasushige Shingu and Yoshiro Matsui

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:146

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  31. Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) is a rare cause of gastric outlet obstruction beyond infancy. Ramstedt pyloromyotomy remains the gold standard treatment for HPS. This type of HPS can be managed successfull...

    Authors: Satoshi Yokoyama, Shiro Uyama, Hiroyoshi Iwagami and Yukitaka Yamashita

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:145

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  32. A 53-year-old male visited his primary physician for epigastric and back pain. Abdominal-enhanced computed tomography (CT) revealed a simple cyst of the pancreatic tail attached to the stomach. A distal main p...

    Authors: Yuki Fujiwara, Fumitake Suzuki, Masaru Kanehira, Yasuro Futagawa, Tomoyoshi Okamoto and Katsuhiko Yanaga

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:144

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  33. Pathological examination after endoscopic submucosal dissection revealed that a 62-year-old male had esophageal squamous cell carcinoma with lamina propria mucosal invasion and lymphatic permeation.

    Authors: Satoshi Tsutsumi, Hiroshi Saeki, Yuichiro Nakashima, Yu Nakaji, Kensuke Kudou, Ryosuke Tsutsumi, Sho Nishimura, Shingo Akiyama, Hirotada Tajiri, Takafumi Yukaya, Kimihiro Tanaka, Ryota Nakanishi, Masahiko Sugiyama, Kippei Ohgaki, Hideto Sonoda, Minako Hirahashi…

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:143

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  34. Cardiac rupture is defined as a full-thickness myocardial tear; this injury after blunt chest trauma is rare, and is associated with high mortality. Blunt cardiac rupture typically presents with either cardiac...

    Authors: Hiroaki Oizumi, Kenji Suzuki, Hironobu Hoshino, Takahiro Tatsumori and Hideomi Ichinokawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:142

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  35. Large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the bile duct is extremely rare and is a high-grade type of neuroendocrine tumor with an aggressive clinical course. Here, we report a case of LCNEC of the extrah...

    Authors: Makoto Murakami, Kanji Katayama, Shigeru Kato, Daisuke Fujimoto, Mitsuhiro Morikawa, Kenji Koneri, Yasuo Hirono and Takanori Goi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:141

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  36. Anomalies of the appendix are extremely rare, and a horseshoe appendix is even rarer. A literature search has revealed only five reported cases. In this report, we present a case of a horseshoe appendix.

    Authors: Kazuya Takabatake, Jun Ikeda, Hirotaka Furuke, Chikage Kato, Takuya Kishimoto, Tatsuya Kumano, Kenichiro Imura, Katsumi Shimomura, Takeshi Kubota, Fumihiro Taniguchi and Yasuhiro Shioaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:140

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  37. Synchronous double cancers consisting of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiolocellular carcinoma (CoCC) are extremely rare. We herein report a surgical case of synchronous double cancers in a patient ...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Suzumura, Yasukane Asano, Tadamichi Hirano, Toshihiro Okada, Naoki Uyama, Nobuhiro Aizawa, Hiroko Iijima, Keiji Nakasho, Shuhei Nishiguchi and Jiro Fujimoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:139

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  38. We report an interesting case of a 66-year-old man with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with bilateral coronary ostial stenosis cardiovascular syphilis complicated by aortic regurgitation (AR). A 12-lead ele...

    Authors: Mutsuo Tanaka, Minoru Okamoto and Toshihiko Murayama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:138

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  39. Nilotinib inhibits the tyrosine kinase activities of ABL1/BCR-ABL1, KIT, and platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGFRs). The results of a phase III clinical trial indicated that nilotinib could not be r...

    Authors: Takahito Sugase, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Takashi Ishikawa, Hiroshi Ichikawa, Tatsuo Kanda, Seiichi Hirota, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Koji Tanaka, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tomoki Makino, Yukinori Kurokawa, Makoto Yamasaki, Shuji Takiguchi, Toshifumi Wakai, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:137

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  40. Larger insulinomas are reportedly more likely to be malignant; however, their biological behavior has not been clearly elucidated. We here report the characteristics and treatment of a giant insulinoma with lo...

    Authors: Kazumitsu Ueda, Tetsuro Taira, Hiroyuki Hakoda, Shoko Nakata, Shinya Okata, Takeshi Nagai, Shigeo Aoki, Hideyuki Mishima, Akihiko Sako, Tsunehiko Maruyama and Minoru Okumura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:136

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  41. Adenocarcinoma arising in an ileal diverticulum are very rare. A 66-year-old man was recognized to have high serum CEA level and periappendiceal polycystic tumor in CT findings. Colonoscopy showed no abnormali...

    Authors: Ryo Ikeshima, Junichi Nishimura, Hidekazu Takahashi, Naotsugu Haraguchi, Taishi Hata, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Yuichiro Doki and Masaki Mori

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:135

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  42. Severe blunt hepatic injury is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients. Damage control (DC) surgery has been reported to be useful in severely compromised children with hepatic injury. W...

    Authors: Takashi Kobayashi, Masayuki Kubota, Yuhki Arai, Toshiyuki Ohyama, Naoki Yokota, Kohei Miura, Hirosuke Ishikawa, Daiki Soma, Kazuyasu Takizawa, Jun Sakata, Masayuki Nagahashi, Hitoshi Kameyama and Toshifumi Wakai

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:134

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  43. A tumor consisting of an adenocarcinoma component and a neuroendocrine carcinoma component, with each component accounting for at least 30% of the tumor, is defined as a mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma (MA...

    Authors: Kouki Imaoka, Saburo Fukuda, Hirofumi Tazawa, Yoshio Kuga, Tetsuya Mochizuki, Yuzo Hirata, Seiji Fujisaki, Mamoru Takahashi, Toshihiro Nishida and Hideto Sakimoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:133

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  44. The role of hepatectomy for malignant liver tumors has expanded during the past decades, and vascular reconstruction during liver resection is sometimes necessary to achieve curative surgery.

    Authors: Tomonari Shimagaki, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Shinji Itoh, Takashi Motomura, Akihisa Nagatsu, Noboru Harada, Norifumi Harimoto, Toru Ikegami, Yuji Soejima and Yoshihiko Maehara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:132

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  45. Advanced gastric cancer in the lower third of the stomach often results in stricture of the gastric cavity and digestive symptoms. Gastrojejunostomy has been suggested to improve such symptoms, and the advent ...

    Authors: Masataka Shimonosono, Sumiya Ishigami, Takaaki Arigami, Yoshikazu Uenosono, Yasuto Uchikado, Yoshiaki Kita, Yuko Kijima, Hiroshi Kurahara, Yuko Mataki, Kosei Maemura and Shoji Natsugoe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:131

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  46. Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is an emergency procedure to manage severe hemorrhagic shock from torso injury but can cause severe ischemia of the lower extremities. However,...

    Authors: Yohei Okada, Hiromichi Narumiya, Wataru Ishi and Iiduka Ryoji

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:130

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