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  1. Content type: Case Report

    We report a very rare case of acute abdomen caused by torsion of an accessory spleen that was preoperatively diagnosed and cured by single-port surgery. A 31-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with se...

    Authors: Maiko Ozeki, Mitsuhiro Asakuma, Nakai Go, Takeshi Ogura, Yoshihiro Inoue, Tetsunosuke Shimizu, Fumitoshi Hirokawa, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Michihiro Hayashi, Yoshifumi Narumi, Kazuhide Higuchi and Kazuhisa Uchiyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:100

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    We report a case of acute type B aortic dissection with the complication of bowel ischemia and abdominal stent graft compression treated by emergency thoracic aortic stent grafting after endovascular aneurysm ...

    Authors: Ryosuke Yoshiga, Koichi Morisaki, Yutaka Matsubara, Keiji Yoshiya, Kentaro Inoue, Daisuke Matsuda, Yukihiko Aoyagi, Shinichi Tanaka, Jun Okadome, Takuya Matsumoto and Yoshihiko Maehara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:99

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    First described by Ross in 1951, primary pancreatic leiomyosarcoma is a rare mesenchymal tumour of the pancreas, with nonspecific clinical and radiological features and a poor prognosis, if unresectable.

    Authors: Anna Caterina Milanetto, Valbona Liço, Stella Blandamura and Claudio Pasquali

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:98

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    Collateral vascular arteries from the descending aorta to the pulmonary arteries are uncommon after arterial switch operation. Here, we report the case of a baby girl treated with coil embolization for abnorma...

    Authors: Fumiaki Shikata, Toru Okamura, Takashi Higaki, Masahiro Okura, Chisato Yajima, Ai Kojima, Shunji Uchita, Yuji Sakashita, Kenji Namiguchi, Takumi Yasugi and Hironori Izutani

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:97

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  5. Content type: Case report

    The latest technique of transvaginal NOTES partial gastrectomy is described in detail. The procedure involves new “over-tube steering” technique and usage of two newly developed endoscopic accessories. The tec...

    Authors: Shigeyoshi Higashi, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tomonori Makino, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Makoto Yamasaki, Shuji Takiguchi, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:96

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  6. Content type: Case Report

    An extremely rare adult case that underwent surgery for ileus caused by Bochdalek hernia associated with Chilaiditi’s syndrome is presented. A 65-year-old woman complaining of upper abdominal pain presented to...

    Authors: Motonobu Watanabe, Osamu Ishibashi, Muneaki Watanabe, Tadashi Kondo and Nobuhiro Ohkohchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:95

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  7. Content type: Case Report

    The incidence of double cancer of the esophagus and breast is rare, and axillary lymph node metastasis (ALM) in esophageal cancer is also very rare. We report a case of advanced esophageal cancer with left ALM...

    Authors: Yuji Akiyama, Takeshi Iwaya, Yoshihiro Shioi, Fumitaka Endo, Kazushige Ishida, Masahiro Kashiwaba, Koki Otsuka, Hiroyuki Nitta, Keisuke Koeda, Masaru Mizuno, Yusuke Kimura and Akira Sasaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:94

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    Hemangioma is the most common benign tumor of the liver. Liver hemangioma (LH) usually remains asymptomatic, but the most common symptoms associated with LH are abdominal pain and discomfort. LH is an uncommon...

    Authors: Takuya Yano, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Shintaro Kuroda, Hironobu Amano, Hirotaka Tashiro and Hideki Ohdan

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:93

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    Male breast cancer is an extremely rare malignancy. We treated three male breast cancer patients. All three patients showed clinical N0 and received sentinel lymph node biopsy. Because the sentinel lymph node ...

    Authors: Shuji Suehiro, Miyuki Abe, Yohei Takumi, Takafumi Hashimoto, Mirei Kamei, Atsushi Osoegawa, Michiyo Miyawaki and Kenji Sugio

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:92

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    A 33-year-old man suffered sudden abdominal distension without traumatic episodes. He had undergone total splenectomy for hereditary spherocytosis 13 years ago. He was in shock, and his hemoglobin level was 10...

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

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:91

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    The right hepatic artery usually branches from the common hepatic artery, however, there are cases showing anatomic variations. We present 41-year-old female patient with gallbladder cancer. In this case, the ...

    Authors: Kohei Yamashita, Daisuke Hashimoto, Rumi Itoyama, Hirohisa Okabe, Akira Chikamoto, Toru Beppu and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:90

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    Herein, we report a case of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) at the esophagogastric junction (EGJ) that was successfully treated by a laparoscopic wedge resection (LWR) after dissection of the seromuscu...

    Authors: Hidefumi Shiroshita, Norio Shiraishi, Yuki Shitomi, Tsuyoshi Etoh, Seigo Kitano and Masafumi Inomata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:89

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    Hyperammonemic encephalopathy is rarely caused by a urinary diversion. We herein experienced a case of rectal carcinoma with rectovesical and ileal fistulae that developed hyperammonemic encephalopathy. A 72-y...

    Authors: Masahiro Maruyama, Yoshiaki Miyasaka, Atsushi Takano, Masayuki Inoue, Kazushige Furuya, Hidemitsu Sugai, Masao Hada and Hiroshi Nakagomi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:88

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    Hydrocele of the canal of Nuck, also called the “female hydrocele,” is a rare developmental disorder in females. This entity is now believed to be more common now in comparison with previous reports; however, ...

    Authors: Rei Kono, Hiroshi Terasaki, Naotaka Murakami, Maki Tanaka, Jinryou Takeda and Toshi Abe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:86

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    The patient was a 46-year-old man who had undergone resection for a bulky retroperitoneal tumor 16 years previously during a follow-up for von Recklinghausen’s disease. Histopathological examination of the res...

    Authors: Kenji Sakai, Yoshito Tomimaru, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Shigeru Marubashi, Akira Tomokuni, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hiroshi Wada, Koichi Kawamoto, Koji Umeshita, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori and Hiroaki Nagano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:84

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  16. Content type: Case report

    We report the case of a 55-year-old man who initially visited the emergency department of our hospital owing to fever, headache, and neck stiffness. He was diagnosed with meningitis because cerebrospinal fluid...

    Authors: Kyohei Hatori, Satoshi Ohki, Takao Miki, Hanako Hirai, Kiyomitsu Yasuhara and Tamiyuki Obayashi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:83

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Phyllodes tumors are rare fibroepithelial neoplasms of the breast. In the literature, borderline or malignant tumors have been reported to present with unusual characteristics including a short clinical histor...

    Authors: Aya Banno, Akihiko Shimada, Kenichiro Aga, Hiroki Harada, Takuji Kaburagi, Hiroaki Seki, Nobutaka Yasui and Hidetoshi Matsumoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:82

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  18. Content type: Case report

    We herein report a case of adenomyoepithelioma (AME) of the breast with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) involving a 71-year-old Japanese woman. She presented with bloody discharge from the left nipple. Mammogr...

    Authors: Mirei Kamei, Tsutomu Daa, Michiyo Miyawaki, Shuji Suehiro and Kenji Sugio

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:81

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    A peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor (pPNET) is a small round cell tumor occurring mostly in children or young adults and categorized into the Ewing sarcoma family of tumors. pPNETs originating from th...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Nishizawa, Yusuke Kumamoto, Kazuharu Igarashi, Ryo Nishiyama, Hiroshi Tajima, Hiroshi Kawamata, Takashi Kaizu and Masahiko Watanabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:80

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Ganglioneuroblastoma (GBN) is a malignant neoplasm of the autonomic nervous system. Adult onset of ganglioneuroblastoma is extremely rare. Only 16 cases have been reported in English literature, to date. Surge...

    Authors: Elena Bolzacchini, Barbara Martinelli and Graziella Pinotti

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:79

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Lynch syndrome (LS) is a disorder caused by mismatch repair gene mutations, which have been recognized to be associated with an increased frequency of colorectal and extracolorectal tumors. However, it remains...

    Authors: Masatoshi Kochi, Manabu Shimomura, Takao Hinoi, Hiroaki Niitsu, Takuya Yano, Shoichiro Mukai, Hiroyuki Sawada, Masashi Miguchi, Yasufumi Saito, Tomohiro Adachi, Yasuyo Ishizaki, Hiroyuki Egi and Hideki Ohdan

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:78

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) complicated by inferior vena caval (IVC) thrombosis is rare but life-threatening. We experienced a case of PLA complicated by an IVC thrombus close to the right atrium after pancre...

    Authors: Hidemasa Kubo, Fumihiro Taniguchi, Katsumi Shimomura, Kenji Nanishi, Yasuo Ueshima, Akiyuki Takahashi, Yasuhiro Shioaki and Eigo Otsuji

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:77

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  23. Content type: Case report

    We present 2 cases of a large thymoma with invasion to the hilum of the lung and pleural dissemination. Case 1: a 47-year-old woman was diagnosed with a type B3 thymoma with abundant left pleural effusion and ...

    Authors: Yasushi Shintani, Ryu Kanzaki, Hidenori Kusumoto, Tomoyuki Nakagiri, Masayoshi Inoue and Meinoshin Okumura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:75

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Although liposarcoma often metastasizes to various organs, cardiac metastasis, including to the pericardium, is rare. We present a case of a third recurrence of pericardial metastasis from the thigh, which req...

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Yamashita, Kazuhiro Kurisu, Satoshi Kimura and Yasutaka Ueno

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:74

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  25. Content type: Case report

    We herein report our experience of performing laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery for a gastrointestinal stromal tumor with complete situs inversus. A 78-year-old man was referred to our department...

    Authors: Mikito Mori, Kiyohiko Shuto, Atsushi Hirano, Chihiro Kosugi, Kuniya Tanaka and Keiji Koda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:72

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  26. Content type: Case report

    We herein describe a case involving spontaneous rerupture of a nonparasitic liver cyst successfully treated with cyst fenestration and an omental flap. A 59-year-old Japanese woman was transferred to our hospi...

    Authors: Kentaro Inoue, Tomohiro Iguchi, Shuhei Ito, Takefumi Ohga, Tadahiro Nozoe, Ken Shirabe, Takahiro Ezaki and Yoshihiko Maehara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:71

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Rectourethral fistula is one of the complications that can occur after prostatectomy in the urologic discipline. However, a delayed-onset rectourethral fistula after intersphincteric resection (ISR) for low re...

    Authors: Koji Komori, Kenya Kimura, Takashi Kinoshita, Seiji Ito, Tetsuya Abe, Yoshiki Senda, Kazunari Misawa, Yuichi Ito, Norihisa Uemura, Seiji Natsume, Jiro Kawakami, Yoshinori Iwata, Masayuki Tsutsuyama, Itaru Shigeyoshi, Tomoyuki Akazawa, Daisuke Hayashi…

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:70

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Idiopathic spontaneous pneumoperitoneum is a rare condition that is characterized by intraperitoneal gas for which no clear etiology has been identified. We report here a case of idiopathic spontaneous pneumop...

    Authors: Ryo Tanaka, Hitoshi Kameyama, Masayuki Nagahashi, Tatsuo Kanda, Hiroshi Ichikawa, Takaaki Hanyu, Takashi Ishikawa, Takashi Kobayashi, Jun Sakata, Shin-ichi Kosugi and Toshifumi Wakai

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:69

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Annular pancreas is a rare anomaly in which a ring of pancreatic tissue encircles the second portion of the duodenum. We herein report a case involving a 79-year-old Japanese man with an intraductal papillary ...

    Authors: Shinichiro Kobayashi, Yukio Kamohara, Yasuhiro Nagata, Masahiro Ito and Hikaru Fujioka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:68

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  30. Content type: Case report

    Plexiform schwannoma is an infrequent variant of schwannoma characterized grossly and microscopically by multi-nodular growth. Although plexiform schwannoma has such growth patterns, it is a benign tumor as we...

    Authors: Masashi Nagata, Hiroyuki Ito, Tomohiko Matsuzaki, Hideyuki Furumoto, Tetsuya Isaka, Teppei Nishii, Tomoyuki Yokose and Haruhiko Nakayama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:67

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  31. Content type: Case report

    We report herein a 41-year-old female with a tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA), which microbial cultures showed to contain extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing E. coli, a causative agent of community-acquir...

    Authors: Teppei Tokumaru, Yasuo Shima, Takehiro Okabayashi, Kazutoshi Hayashi, Yorito Yamamoto, Kazuhide Ozaki and Jun Iwata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:66

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  32. Content type: Case report

    We experienced two cases involving the simultaneous presence of cholelithiasis, hiatal hernia, and umbilical hernia. Both patients were female and overweight (body mass index of 25.0–29.9 kg/m2) and had a history...

    Authors: Takahiro Yamanaka, Tatsuya Miyazaki, Yuji Kumakura, Hiroaki Honjo, Keigo Hara, Takehiko Yokobori, Makoto Sakai, Makoto Sohda and Hiroyuki Kuwano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:65

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  33. Content type: Case report

    This report describes a patient with a rare huge epithelioid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) in the left axilla. A male in his 70s was admitted to our hospital for evaluation of a growing tumor...

    Authors: Eiji Kusumoto, Shohei Yamaguchi, Masahiko Sugiyama, Mitsuhiko Ota, Norifumi Tsutsumi, Yasue Kimura, Yoshihisa Sakaguchi, Tetsuya Kusumoto, Koji Ikejiri, Yoshifuku Nakayama and Seiya Momosaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:64

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  34. Content type: Case report

    Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is an aggressive malignancy and characterized by spreading to regional lymph nodes and distant metastases, but we were unable to find a previous report of simultaneous metast...

    Authors: Makoto Kobayashi, Hidenori Itabashi, Tatsuru Ikeda, Norikazu Yamazaki, Tomohito Kaji and Akinori Takagane

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:63

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  35. Content type: Case report

    Chemical pleurodesis is one of the therapeutic tools to control hepatic hydrothorax. Tetracycline and derivatives have been widely accepted as an effective and safe treatment for the purpose, but availability ...

    Authors: Nevin Yilmaz, Arife Zeybek, Benjamin Tharian and Ugur Eser Yilmaz

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:62

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  36. Content type: Case report

    An 8-month-old boy with a left-sided incarcerated inguinal hernia involving the appendix, cecum, and terminal ileum was successfully managed via an inguinal approach during an emergency operation. A mobile cec...

    Authors: Fumiya Yoneyama, Hideaki Tanaka, Kentaro Ono, Takato Sasaki, Takahiro Jimbo, Chikashi Gotoh, Toru Uesugi, Yasuhisa Urita, Toko Shinkai, Hajime Takayasu, Natsuki Imoto and Kouji Masumoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:61

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Hemorrhage from ruptured pseudoaneurysm is a rapidly progressing and potentially fatal complication after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Stent graft placement for hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm has recently been...

    Authors: Shuichi Fujioka, Fumitake Suzuki, Naotake Funamizu, Tomoyoshi Okamoto, Koji Munakata, Hirokazu Ashida and Katsuhiko Yanaga

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:60

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Paraneoplastic syndromes are rare first manifestations of breast cancer. In this report, we present two cases of a 58-year-old woman and a 69-year-old woman presenting with acute symptoms of paraneoplastic cer...

    Authors: Ying Ru Yvonne Ng, Chunyin Derek Ho, Weng Leong Victor Ng and Su-Ming Tan

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:59

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  39. Content type: Case report

    A retrocardiac lung hernia is an extremely rare complication after esophagectomy. A 56-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with advanced middle thoracic esophageal cancer and a giant bulla at the apical ...

    Authors: Akinobu Furutani, Masahiro Niihara, Keisuke Kawamorita, Shoji Takahashi, Yasuhisa Ohde and Yasuhiro Tsubosa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:58

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  40. Content type: Case report

    Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is acquired hemolytic anemia characterized by symptoms such as anemia and hemoglobinuria. In recent years, eculizumab as an anti-complement (C5) monoclonal antibody ha...

    Authors: Makoto Moriyama, Takuya Nagata, Isaku Yoshioka, Isaya Hashimoto, Koshi Matsui, Tomoyuki Okumura and Kazuhiro Tsukada

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:57

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  41. Content type: Case report

    Primary intrapulmonary thymomas (PITs), which are intrapulmonary tumors without an associated mediastinal component, are very rare. The diagnosis of a PIT can be difficult. Here, we report two cases of resecte...

    Authors: Fumihiro Ishibashi, Yasumitsu Moriya, Hajime Tamura, Yukiko Matsui and Toshihiko Iizasa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:56

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  42. Content type: Case report

    Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver (UESL) in adults, especially over 30 years old, is quite rare. We report two adult UESL patients that one of them survived 62 months and one is now surviving mor...

    Authors: Toshiro Masuda, Toru Beppu, Koichi Doi, Tatsunori Miyata, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hirohisa Okabe, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Takatoshi Ishiko, Ken-ichi Iyama and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:55

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  43. Content type: Case report

    Pancreatic pseudocyst is usually treated by percutaneous external drainage, endoscopic internal or external drainage, or surgical internal drainage such as cystogastrostomy. Surgical external drainage is an op...

    Authors: Kazuya Sakata, Daisuke Hashimoto, Katsunobu Taki, Osamu Nakahara, Masaki Ohmuraya, Akira Chikamoto, Toru Beppu and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:54

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  44. Content type: Case report

    Single-site laparoscopic colectomy (SLC) is a promising minimally invasive and safe treatment for colorectal cancer. Improvements of the working instruments and procedures for SLC have helped to overcome chall...

    Authors: Koki Tamai, Ichiro Takemasa, Mamoru Uemura, Junichi Nishimura, Taishi Hata, Hiroki Higashihara, Keigo Osuga, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Yuichiro Doki and Masaki Mori

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:53

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  45. Content type: Case report

    Eosinophilic angiocentric fibrosis (EAF) is an uncommon inflammatory disease that develops from the respiratory organs and affects them. Almost all reports about EAF describe lesions affecting the upper respir...

    Authors: Keigo Okamoto, Makoto Motoishi, Ryosuke Kaku, Satoru Sawai and Jun Hanaoka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:52

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