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  1. Content type: Case Report

    A nonrecurrent inferior laryngeal nerve (NRILN) is found more frequently on the right side than on the left, and it is closely associated with an aberrant right subclavian artery. The presence of the aberrant ...

    Authors: Kumiko Kato, Yasuo Toriumi, Makiko Kamio, Hiroko Nogi, Hisashi Shioya and Hiroshi Takeyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:44

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    Asymptomatic rupture of a sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is rare. A fistula following rupture of a sinus of Valsalva aneurysm may cause infective endocarditis. Here, we report a case of infective endocarditis of a...

    Authors: Akihiko Ikeda, Tomomi Nakajima, Taisuke Konishi, Kanji Matsuzaki, Akinori Sugano, Yuko Fumikura, Hidetaka Nishina and Tomoaki Jikuya

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:43

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    Intestinal metastasis of angiosarcoma is extremely rare. We herein report a case of intestinal perforation due to intestinal metastasis of angiosarcoma. The patient was a 72-year-old Japanese man with multiple...

    Authors: Tomoyuki Uchihara, Yu Imamura, Shiro Iwagami, Ikko Kajihara, Hisashi Kanemaru, Ryuichi Karashima, Satoshi Ida, Takatsugu Ishimoto, Yoshifumi Baba, Yasuo Sakamoto, Yuji Miyamoto, Naoya Yoshida, Masayuki Watanabe, Ken-ichi Iyama, Hironobu Ihn and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:42

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    We herein report a case of a bronchogenic cyst arising from the esophagogastric junction treated by laparoscopic full-thickness extirpation. The full-thickness defect was closed by hand sewing a T-shaped line ...

    Authors: Akiko Tonouchi, Takahiro Kinoshita, Hideki Sunagawa, Takuya Hamakawa, Akio Kaito, Hidehito Shibasaki, Takeshi Kuwata, Yosuke Seki and Toshirou Nishida

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:41

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  5. Content type: Case Report

    A colopleural fistula is a rare condition reported to be caused by Crohn’s disease, a malignant tumor of the gastrointestinal tract, and other clinical conditions. Some studies have noted that a sub-diaphragma...

    Authors: Akio Hayashi, Yoshiyuki Susaki, Naoko Ose, Yukiyasu Takeuchi and Hajime Maeda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:40

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  6. Content type: Case Report

    Acinar cell cystadenoma (ACA) of the pancreas has been newly recognized as an entity by the World Health Organization (WHO) definition (2010), and its pathogenesis has not been known adequately because of the ...

    Authors: Haruyoshi Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Hatsuno, Mitsuru Kinoshita, Kazuya Hasegawa, Hiromasa Ishihara, Nao Takano, Satofumi Shimoyama, Hiroshi Nakayama, Masato Kataoka, Shu Ichihara, Mitsuro Kanda, Yasuhiro Kodera and Ken Kondo

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:39

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  7. Content type: Case Report

    We present a successful case of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for chronic Stanford type B aortic dissection (B-AD) with recurrent ischemic colitis. The patient was a 56-year-old woman with abdomi...

    Authors: Yuko Miyazaki, Tadashi Furuyama, Yutaka Matsubara, Keiji Yoshiya, Ryosuke Yoshiga, Kentaro Inoue, Daisuke Matsuda, Yukihiko Aoyagi, Masaaki Kato, Takuya Matsumoto and Yoshihiko Maehara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:38

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    The majority of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients have gastrointestinal tract involvement, but therapies of prokinetic agents are usually unsatisfactory. Patients are often compromised by the use of steroid; t...

    Authors: Ryo Kato, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tomoki Makino, Yukinori Kurokawa, Makoto Yamasaki, Shuji Takiguchi, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:36

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  9. Content type: Case Report

    A 44-year-old man consulted an internist because of abnormalities in an upper gastrointestinal series. It showed an elevated lesion with central depression in the greater curvature of the middle part of the st...

    Authors: Ryota Otsuka, Masayuki Kano, Hideki Hayashi, Naoyuki Hanari, Hisashi Gunji, Koichi Hayano and Hisahiro Matsubara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:33

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  10. Content type: Case Report

    Although it occurs worldwide, hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in developed countries is generally foodborne. HEV infection is subclinical in most individuals. Although fulminant liver failure may occur, prog...

    Authors: Takeshi Kurihara, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Shinji Itoh, Norifumi Harimoto, Noboru Harada, Toru Ikegami, Yuki Inagaki, Yukio Oshiro, Nobuhiro Ohkohchi, Hiroaki Okamoto and Yoshihiko Maehara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:32

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  11. Content type: Case Report

    Angiomyolipoma (AML) arising in the liver is rare and usually benign, but it occasionally has malignant potential. A 58-year-old man with a liver tumor identified by a previous doctor with features suggestive ...

    Authors: Yasunari Fukuda, Hideyasu Omiya, Koji Takami, Kiyoshi Mori, Yoshinori Kodama, Masayuki Mano, Yoriko Nomura, Jun Akiba, Hirohisa Yano, Osamu Nakashima, Mitsumasa Ogawara, Eiji Mita, Shoji Nakamori and Mitsugu Sekimoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:31

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Esophageal duplication cyst is a rare congenital anomaly resulting from a foregut budding error during the fourth to sixth week of embryonic development. Cervical esophageal duplication cysts are very rare and...

    Authors: Shoko Kawashima, Osamu Segawa, Shuri Kimura, Masayoshi Tsuchiya, Nobuhide Henmi, Hisaya Hasegawa, Mariko Fujibayashi and Yoshihiko Naritaka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:30

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  13. Content type: Case Report

    The incidence of hepatobiliary malignancies, and especially intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), for patients with Wilson’s disease (WD), is very low, even for cirrhotic patients. A 44-year-old male was admi...

    Authors: Yosuke Mukai, Hiroshi Wada, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Daisaku Yamada, Tadafumi Asaoka, Takehiro Noda, Koichi Kawamoto, Kunihito Gotoh, Yutaka Takeda, Masahiro Tanemura, Koji Umeshita, Yumiko Hori, Eiichi Morii, Yuichiro Doki and Masaki Mori

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:29

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma is a rare malignant neoplasm originating from follicular dendritic cells, and most of them develop in lymph nodes of the head and neck. One third of follicular dendritic cell ...

    Authors: Ryo Miyoshi, Makoto Sonobe, Ei Miyamoto and Hiroshi Date

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:28

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  15. Content type: Case Report

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has been recently adapted to acute cholecystitis. Major bile duct injury during LC, especially Strasberg-Bismuth classification type E, can be a critical problem sometimes req...

    Authors: Naruhiko Honmyo, Shintaro Kuroda, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Kohei Ishiyama, Kentaro Ide, Hiroyuki Tahara, Masahiro Ohira and Hideki Ohdan

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:27

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  16. Content type: Case Report

    A 61-year-old woman was diagnosed with right inguinal lymph node and splenic metastasis of ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma. We performed right inguinal lymph node dissection and total laparoscopic splenectom...

    Authors: Yoshiaki Takase, Naoki Tomizawa, Yasuaki Enokida, Takuya Shiraishi, Ryuji Katoh, Yujin Suto, Hiroaki Sato, Ken Muroya, Ryo Kurosaki, Katsumi Kobayashi, Kazuhisa Arakawa, Tatsumasa Ando and Izumi Takesyohi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:26

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  17. Content type: Case Report

    Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is widely used as an effective treatment of liver tumors. Several reported complications associated with RFA are due to thermal damage of neighboring organs. The pres...

    Authors: Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Hitomi Takechi, Nobuaki Fujikuni, Tatsunari Sasada, Makoto Yoshida, Minoru Yamaki, Masahiro Nakahara and Toshio Noriyuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:25

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  18. Content type: Case Report

    Pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) is an extensive surgery, and its complications are grave. Acute ischemia of the jejunal loop due to thrombosis of the superior mesenteric vein (SMV) and its branches is one of the mo...

    Authors: Hiroto Kayashima, Takashi Maeda, Noboru Harada, Takanobu Masuda, Takahiro Ohmine, Shohei Yamaguchi, Ayumi Matsuyama, Motoharu Hamatake, Shinichi Tsutsui and Hiroyuki Matsuda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:24

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  19. Content type: Case Report

    There were a few reports of patients with lung cancer developing at the wall of giant bullae complicated with hemorrhage. A 40-year-old male with complaints of hemoptysis was referred to our hospital, and a so...

    Authors: Shota Nakamura, Koji Kawaguchi, Takayuki Fukui, Koichi Fukumoto, Toshiki Okasaka and Kohei Yokoi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:22

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  20. Content type: Case Report

    A 74-year-old female was diagnosed as having a carcinoma of the papilla of Vater. Preoperative computed tomography showed stenosis of the celiac trunk and an enlarged artery arising from the superior mesenteri...

    Authors: Yumiko Kageyama, Takashi Kokudo, Katsumi Amikura, Yoshihiro Miyazaki, Amane Takahashi and Hirohiko Sakamoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:21

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  21. Content type: Case Report

    Ciliated foregut cysts are rare anomalies arising from remnants of aberrant embryological development. Around 100 reports on the presence of these congenital masses in the tracheobronchial tree, mediastinum, l...

    Authors: Osama S. Al Beteddini, Nasir K. Amra and Emad Sherkawi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:20

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  22. Content type: Case Report

    Surgical resection is the only curative treatment for biliary tract cancer (BTC); however, the recurrence rate remains high even after curative resection. There are limited data regarding the effectiveness of ...

    Authors: Mihoko Yamada, Tomoki Ebata, Gen Sugawara, Tsuyoshi Igami, Takashi Mizuno, Yuji Shingu and Masato Nagino

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:19

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  23. Content type: Case Report

    A 67-year-old man was diagnosed with rectal cancer. The tumor invaded the subserosal layer, but it was not large, and there was no sign of obstruction. Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy reduced the size of the tumor. ...

    Authors: Masahiko Sugiyama, Eiji Kusumoto, Mitsuhiko Ota, Yasue Kimura, Norifumi Tsutsumi, Eiji Oki, Yoshihisa Sakaguchi, Tetsuya Kusumoto, Koji Ikejiri and Yoshihiko Maehara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:18

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  24. Content type: Case Report

    In thoracic surgery, anatomic variations of pulmonary artery increase the risks for vessel injury and critical mistakes during pulmonary artery resection. We report a case of lung cancer with an extremely rare...

    Authors: Maiko Atari, Yuki Nakajima, Mitsuro Fukuhara, Yoshihito Iijima, Hiroyasu Kinoshita, Hirohiko Akiyama, Yoshihiro Minamiya and Hidetaka Uramoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:16

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  25. Content type: Case Report

    A 47-year-old Japanese male was submitted to pancreaticoduodenectomy for an ampullary cancer. Pathologically, the ampullary cancer was poorly cohesive adenocarcinoma without tubular structure. Moreover, locore...

    Authors: Hayato Yamauchi, Shinji Sakurai, Kei Hagiwara, Tomonori Yoshida, Yuichi Tabe, Takaharu Fukasawa, Shinsuke Kiriyama, Minoru Fukuchi, Hiroshi Naitoh and Hiroyuki Kuwano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:15

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  26. Content type: Case Report

    Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a rare stromal neoplasm and usually occurs in the thoracic cavity. We here report a case of retroperitoneal SFT with prominent calcification. A 64-year-old man presented with an...

    Authors: Takehiro Maki, Syotaro Fujino, Kenjiro Misu, Hiroyuki Kaneko, Hitoshi Inomata, Makoto Omi, Masatoshi Tateno and Kazuyoshi Nihei

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:14

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  27. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The Editorial Board of Surgical Case Reports expresses their appreciation to the following consultants for reviewing manuscripts during 2014–2015.

    Authors: Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:13

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  28. Content type: Case Report

    Gallbladder carcinoma with peritoneal metastasis has a poor prognosis, with a median survival time of 4.8 months. We report the survival of a patient with gallbladder carcinoma with peritoneal metastasis for 7...

    Authors: Koichi Tomita, Kiminori Takano, Motohide Shimazu, Masaaki Okihara, Toru Sano, Naokazu Chiba and Shigeyuki Kawachi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:12

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  29. Content type: Case Report

    Spinal cord ischemia is a well-known potential complication of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), and it is usually manifested by paraplegia or paraparesis. We describe a case in which spinal cord ischemia a...

    Authors: Naritomo Nishioka, Yoshihiko Kurimoto, Ryushi Maruyama, Kosuke Ujihira, Yutaka Iba, Eiichiro Hatta, Akira Yamada and Katsuhiko Nakanishi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:11

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  30. Content type: Case Report

    Cavernous hemangioma is not a neoplasm, but rather a congenital venous malformation with the potential to develop in all parts of the body, though it is very rarely seen in the thymus. We report a case of cave...

    Authors: Naoko Ose, Yuko Kobori, Yukiyasu Takeuchi, Yoshiyuki Susaki, Seiji Taniguchi and Hajime Maeda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:10

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  31. Content type: Case Report

    Foramen of Winslow hernia (FWH) is a rare and often overlooked diagnosis with a high mortality rate. Widespread availability of cross-sectional imaging allows early diagnosis and prompt management. In this set...

    Authors: Ronald Daher, Laura Montana, Jarrah Abdullah, Antonio d’Alessandro and Elie Chouillard

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:9

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  32. Content type: Case Report

    An 84-year-old woman was examined for an enlargement of an induration in the left breast. A ventriculoperitoneal shunt had been placed for postoperative normal pressure hydrocephalus of a cerebral hemorrhage, ...

    Authors: Mirei Kamei, Nobuyuki Kikuchi, Homare Ichimura, Masao Chujo, Yoshiaki Takahashi and Kenji Sugio

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:8

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  33. Content type: Case Report

    A 28-day-old infant with d-transposition of the great arteries underwent arterial switch operation. The coronary pattern was Yacoub type A, in which coronary transfer is usually thought to be easy. However, a dom...

    Authors: Tomoyuki Matsuba, Yoshiya Shigehisa, Itsumi Imagama and Yutaka Imoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:7

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  34. Content type: Case Report

    Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) of the pancreas is uncommon in the gastrointestinal tract. We present a case of AVM of the pancreatic head in a 59-year-old male. He was admitted to a hospital with hematemesis...

    Authors: Tsuyoshi Abe, Nobuyasu Suzuki, Junichirou Haga, Ayaka Azami, Yukitoshi Todate, Mitsuru Waragai, Atai Sato, Yoshinao Takano, Kenji Kawakura, Shigeki Imai, Hideo Sakuma and Yasushi Teranishi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:6

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  35. Content type: Case Report

    We encountered a very rare case of bile duct carcinoma associated with congenital biliary dilatation (CBD) in a 16-year-old female who was admitted to our hospital because of right upper abdominal pain and vom...

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

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:5

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  36. Content type: Case Report

    Sorafenib is an oral multikinase inhibitor with anti-proliferative and anti-angiogenic effects and is used worldwide for the treatment of advanced or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). While the signif...

    Authors: Daisuke Kuroda, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Hidetoshi Nitta, Katsunori Imai, Shinya Abe, Daisuke Hashimoto, Akira Chikamoto, Takatoshi Ishiko, Toru Beppu and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:4

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  37. Content type: Case report

    We treated a 77-year-old patient with secondary abdominal compartment syndrome that caused failure to maintain cardiopulmonary bypass while undergoing elective minimally invasive right mini-thoracotomy mitral ...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Nishi, Koichi Toda, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Satsuki Fukushima, Daisuke Yoshioka, Tetsuya Saito and Yoshiki Sawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:3

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  38. Content type: Case Report

    Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater is a very rare type of tumor, and the prognosis is not well known mainly due to a limited number of cases reported. Here, we aimed to report a case with ...

    Authors: B. Balci, B. Calik, T. Karadeniz, H. Sahin, L. Ugurlu and C. Aydin

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:2

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  39. Content type: Case Report

    Hepatoid adenocarcinoma (HAC) is a rare neoplasm with aberrant hepatocellular differentiation. HAC occurs in extrahepatic organs such as the gastrointestinal tract, testes, ovaries, and lungs and frequently pr...

    Authors: Yamato Motooka, Kentaro Yoshimoto, Takashi Semba, Koei Ikeda, Takeshi Mori, Yumi Honda, Ken-ichi Iyama and Makoto Suzuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:1

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  40. Content type: Case Report

    Cancer antigen 15-3 (CA15-3) is considered as a marker for breast cancer recurrence. However, we encountered a case where the patient showed postoperative elevation of the CA15-3 level due to pernicious anemia...

    Authors: Yayoi Adachi, Toyone Kikumori, Noriyuki Miyajima, Takahiro Inaishi, Eiji Onishi, Masahiro Shibata, Kenichi Nakanishi, Dai Takeuchi, Hironori Hayashi and Yasuhiro Kodera

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:126

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  41. Content type: Case Report

    A 69-year-old man was referred to our institution for treatment of gastric cancer. Type 2 gastric cancer was found on the anterior wall of the lower body of the stomach.

    Authors: Keishiro Aoyagi, Junya Kizaki, Taro Isobe and Yoshito Akagi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:125

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  42. Content type: Case Report

    End-stage liver disease associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the leading indication for liver transplantation. Hepatitis C virus infection recurrence in the graft is common under immunosuppress...

    Authors: Ichiro Tamaki, Toshimi Kaido, Shintaro Yagi, Yoshihide Ueda, Etsuro Hatano, Hideaki Okajima and Shinji Uemoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:124

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  43. Content type: Case Report

    This case involved an 80-year-old man who was seen for melena. Further testing revealed a tubular adenocarcinoma 50 mm in size in the rectum. In addition, an anal fistula was noted behind the anus along with i...

    Authors: Rina Takahashi, Ryosuke Ichikawa, Singo Ito, Kosuke Mizukoshi, Shun Ishiyama, Kiichi Sgimoto, Yutaka Kojima, Michitoshi Goto, Yuichi Tomiki, Takashi Yao and Kazuhiro Sakamoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:123

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  44. Content type: Case Report

    Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an uncommon, ulcerative skin disease that is often associated with systemic diseases. Herein, we report a development of PG in a surgical site after cholecystectomy that was diffic...

    Authors: Kenichi Ogata, Hiroshi Takamori, Yoshiaki Ikuta, Hideyuki Tanaka, Nobuyuki Ozaki, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Katsuhiro Ogawa and Koichi Doi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:122

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  45. Content type: Case Report

    Cardiac metastasis of malignant phyllodes tumor is very rare. We herein report a rare case that developed cardiac metastasis from malignant phyllodes tumor. A 38-year-old woman underwent lumpectomy, and the fi...

    Authors: Fumi Yoshidaya, Naoki Hayashi, Katsuhito Takahashi, Koyu Suzuki, Futoshi Akiyama, Mitsutomi Ishiyama, Yuko Takahashi, Atsushi Yoshida, Hiroshi Yagata, Seigo Nakamura, Hiroko Tsunoda and Hideko Yamauchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:121

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