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  1. Sclerosing pneumocytoma is a rare lung tumor that is usually recognized as a solitary nodule in the lung. Surgical removal is recommended; however, its clinical diagnosis is still an issue because it is diffic...

    Authors: Yuki Shiina, Yuichi Sakairi, Hironobu Wada, Hajime Tamura, Taiki Fujiwara, Takahiro Nakajima, Hidemi Suzuki, Masako Chiyo, Masayuki Ota, Satoshi Ota, Yukio Nakatani and Ichiro Yoshino

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:20

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  2. Alectinib is a highly selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) and provided a significantly prolonged progression-free survival compared with chemotherapy in patients with advanc...

    Authors: Naoko Imanishi, Kazue Yoneda, Akihiro Taira, Yoshinobu Ichiki, Naoko Sato, Masanori Hisaoka and Fumihiro Tanaka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:19

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  3. Esophageal carcinosarcoma is a relatively rare malignant neoplasm composed of both epithelial carcinomatous and mesenchymal sarcomatous elements. There is no recommended clinical treatment for esophageal carci...

    Authors: Tomoko Yoshimoto, Shinichiro Kobayashi, Kengo Kanetaka, Kazuma Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Nagata, Michi Morita, Yuriko Isagawa, Naoe Kinoshita, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki and Susumu Eguchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:18

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  4. Aggressive hepatectomy with venous resection has a higher risk of postoperative liver failure (POLF) than hepatectomy without venous reconstruction; however, venous reconstruction is technically demanding. We ...

    Authors: Harufumi Maki, Shouichi Satou, Kentaro Nakajima, Atsuki Nagao, Kazuteru Watanabe, Hitoshi Satodate, Satoshi Nara, Kaoru Furushima and Yasushi Harihara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:17

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  5. Situs inversus is a rare congenital condition that is currently classified into two types: complete situs inversus (situs inversus totalis, SIT) and partial situs inversus (situs inversus partialis, SIP). In S...

    Authors: Yuki Aisu, Yoshio Kadokawa, Shigeru Kato, Daiki Yasukawa, Yusuke Kimura and Tomohide Hori

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:16

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  6. Portopulmonary hypertension (PPH) is a relatively rare but well-recognized complication of end-stage liver disease. Moderate or severe PPH (mean pulmonary artery pressure [mPAP] ≥ 35 mmHg) is usually a contrai...

    Authors: Takashi Onoe, Asuka Tanaka, Kohei Ishiyama, Kentaro Ide, Hirotaka Tashiro and Hideki Ohdan

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:15

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  7. After publication of the original article [1] the authors noted that the following errors had occurred:

    Authors: Taichi Matsubara, Yuta Kasagi, Kippei Ogaki, Yu Nakaji, Ryota Nakanishi, Yuichiro Nakashima, Masahiko Sugiyama, Hideto Sonoda, Hiroshi Saeki, Eiji Oki and Yoshihiko Maehara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:13

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    The original article was published in Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:85

  8. Skeletal muscle metastasis from pancreatic cancer is rare. We present a 72-year-old female patient with unresectable pancreatic tail cancer. Fifteen months after the introduction of the chemoradiotherapy, an 1...

    Authors: Kenji Shimizu, Daisuke Hashimoto, Naoki Umezaki, Shigeki Nakagawa, Kensuke Yamamura, Akira Chikamoto, Fujio Matsumura and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:12

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  9. Adult-onset type II citurullinemia is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by recurrent encephalopathy with hyperammonemia resulting from high plasma citrulline and ammonium levels. This report descri...

    Authors: Ryuji Komine, Keisuke Minamimura, Akihiro Watanabe, Atushi Shimizu, Kazuhiko Mori, Toru Hirata, Takashi Kobayashi and Sotaro Akatsuka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:11

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  10. We herein report a 50-year-old Japanese woman with breast cancer who complained of blurred vision and central scotoma in her left eye on the 12th day after surgery. Subsequently, the sudden-onset binocular vis...

    Authors: Mirei Kamei, Yutaka Fujitomi, Yoshiyuki Kondo, Toru Adachi, Kohei Shibata, Yohei Takumi, Miyuki Abe and Kenji Sugio

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:10

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  11. The Currarino triad is a rare hereditary syndrome comprising anorectal malformation, sacral bony defect, and presacral mass. Most of the patients are diagnosed during infancy.

    Authors: Shigenobu Emoto, Manabu Kaneko, Koji Murono, Kazuhito Sasaki, Kensuke Otani, Takeshi Nishikawa, Toshiaki Tanaka, Keisuke Hata, Kazushige Kawai, Hideaki Imai, Nobuhito Saito, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Sakae Tanaka, Masako Ikemura, Tetsuo Ushiku and Hiroaki Nozawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:9

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  12. The management of flail chest continues to evolve as scientific evidence and surgical experience accumulates. Flail chest injuries that span the sternum present a rare and complicated injury pattern that can b...

    Authors: Gabriel Estremera, Ellen Chieko Omi and Eduardo Smith-Singares

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:8

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  13. We report a case of a giant retroperitoneal calcifying fibrous tumor (CFT) treated by radical tumor resection combined with right hepatectomy and reconstruction of the inferior vena cava (IVC) and bilateral re...

    Authors: Masaki Kimura, Hiroki Kato, Seishiro Sekino, Narihiro Ishida, Katsutoshi Murase, Katsuya Shimabukuro, Takafumi Sekino, Kiyoshi Doi and Masayuki Matsuo

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:7

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  14. Ischemic stroke is uncommon in pediatric populations and is sometimes caused by cardiac myxoma. In such cases, neurological deficits initially present in ischemic stroke due to emboli or thrombi of the myxoma....

    Authors: Hayato Ise, Natsuya Ishikawa, Sentaro Nakanishi and Hiroyuki Kamiya

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:6

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  15. Nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is a mesenteric arterial spasm and intestinal ischemia. This disease is a highly lethal disease because diagnosis and decision of appropriate treatments are often diffic...

    Authors: Sho Fujiwara, Yuki Sekine, Ryuichi Nishimura, Kazuya Tadasa and Shukichi Miyazaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:5

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  16. A hepatic sclerosed hemangioma (HSH) is a very rare benign liver tumor. The correct preoperative diagnosis of HSH is very difficult because its features of imaging are similar to those of intrahepatic cholangi...

    Authors: Tatsunori Miyata, Toru Beppu, Kunitaka Kuramoto, Shigeki Nakagawa, Katsunori Imai, Daisuke Hashimoto, Tomohiro Namimoto, Yo-ichi Yamashita, Akira Chikamoto, Yasuyuki Yamashita and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:3

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  17. It is a big topic for general thoracic surgery whether still curability can be obtained by limited resection for peripheral small-sized nodules of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the current era of frequ...

    Authors: Takaomi Hanaoka, Makoto Kurai, Mitsuyo Okada, Satoshi Ishizone, Fumitoshi Karasawa, Akira Iizuka, Meguru Ikeyama and Jun Nakayama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:2

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  18. The systemic artery to pulmonary vessel fistula (SAPVF) is a vascular anomaly characterized by penetration of nonbronchial systemic chest wall arteries into the lung parenchyma. To our knowledge, about 150 cas...

    Authors: Takuo Shimmyo, Takahiro Omori, Akira Hirano and Munetaka Masuda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:1

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  19. Pancreatic cancer with distant metastases is classified as “unresectable,” for which the standard treatment is systemic chemotherapy. The effectiveness of radical resection for pancreatic cancer with distant m...

    Authors: Mitsuhiro Shimura, Masamichi Mizuma, Hiroki Hayashi, Akiko Mori, Tomoyoshi Tachibana, Tatsuo Hata, Masahiro Iseki, Tatsuyuki Takadate, Kyohei Ariake, Shimpei Maeda, Hideo Ohtsuka, Naoaki Sakata, Takanori Morikawa, Kei Nakagawa, Takeshi Naitoh, Takashi Kamei…

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:132

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  20. Recent advance of genetic testing has contributed to the diagnosis of hereditary pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma (PPGL). The clinical characteristics of hereditary PPGL are varying among the types of mutati...

    Authors: Masahiro Shibata, Takahiro Inaishi, Noriyuki Miyajima, Yayoi Adachi, Yuko Takano, Kenichi Nakanishi, Dai Takeuchi, Sumiyo Noda, Yuichi Aita, Kazuhiro Takekoshi, Yasuhiro Kodera and Toyone Kikumori

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:131

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  21. Local recurrence of colorectal cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality that usually implies a worse prognosis. Its etiopathogenesis is still a subject of debate. Recurrence on the perineal wound cau...

    Authors: Mohamed Hamid, Anass Mohamed Majbar, Abdelmalek Hrora and Mohamed Ahallat

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:130

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  22. Sigmoid mesocolon hernia is an uncommon type of internal hernia with only a few cases reported to date. This disease entity can progress rapidly to cause vascular disturbance, necrosis, and perforation of the ...

    Authors: Kotaro Hirashima, Kazutoshi Date, Kanako Fujita, Norihiko Koide, Akihito Kamuro, Hiroshi Kato and Nobuhiro Fujita

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:129

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  23. Ramucirumab is a monoclonal antibody targeting vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR-2). Ramucirumab either alone or in combination with paclitaxel (PTX) has been found to be safe and effective ...

    Authors: Shinya Urakawa, Daisuke Sakai, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Toshihiro Kudo, Aya Katou, Chiaki Inagaki, Koji Tanaka, Tomoki Makino, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Makoto Yamasaki, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Shuji Takiguchi, Taroh Satoh, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:127

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  24. Gastric lipomatosis is characterized by multiple gastric lipomas or a diffuse gastric infiltration of the submucosal or subserosal layer by the adipose tissue; diffuse-type gastric lipomatosis is an extremely ...

    Authors: Shota Aoyama, Katsunori Ami, Akira Fukuda, Kenichiro Imai, Ja-Mun Chong and Masayuki Ando

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:126

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  25. Plication of an esophageal hiatus during surgery for esophageal hiatal hernia is a common practice; however, a mesh may be used if the hiatus is markedly enlarged. Recently, various late complications occurrin...

    Authors: Kentaro Yatabe, Soji Ozawa, Eisuke Ito, Junya Oguma, Akihito Kazuno, Miho Nitta and Yamato Ninomiya

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:125

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  26. Hiatal hernias are common. In some reports, hiatal hernias have been implicated in causing dyspnea, syncope, and heart failure.

    Authors: Hideyuki Saito, Tatsuya Miyazaki, Makoto Sohda, Makoto Sakai, Hiroaki Honjyo, Yuuji Kumakura, Tomonori Yoshida, Takehiko Yokobori, Koji Kurosawa and Hiroyuki Kuwano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:124

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  27. Amputation neuromas (ANs) are reactive hyperplasia of nerve tissues that occur after a trauma or surgery involving the peripheral nerves. Only two previous reports of ANs occurring around the stomach and post ...

    Authors: Kenichiro Furukawa, Yutaka Tanizawa, Kimihide Kusafuka, Noriyuki Nishiwaki, Keiichi Fujiya, Hayato Omori, Sanae Kaji, Makoto Hikage, Rie Makuuchi, Tomoyuki Irino, Masanori Tokunaga, Etsuro Bando, Taiichi Kawamura and Masanori Terashima

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:123

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  28. The incidence of incisional hernia in pediatric patients is low in comparison with that reported in adults. In the pediatric population, primary closure has generally been favored. However, synthetic or biomed...

    Authors: Maho Inoue, Shigeyoshi Aoi, Akihiro Taniguchi, Kohei Sakai, Mayumi Higashi, Shigehisa Fumino, Taizo Furukawa and Tatsuro Tajiri

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:122

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  29. Cholangiolocellular carcinoma (CoCC) is a rare liver tumor arising from the canals of Hering found between the cholangioles and interlobular bile ducts. Although morphologically CoCC mimics intrahepatic cholan...

    Authors: Kentaro Shinohara, Tomoki Ebata, Yukihiro Yokoyama, Tsuyoshi Igami, Gen Sugawara, Takashi Mizuno, Junpei Yamaguchi, Yoshie Shimoyama, Shuichiro Shiina, Ryosuke Tateishi, Toru Arano and Masato Nagino

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:120

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  30. Perforation of the horizontal duodenum is very rare due to the presence in retroperitoneal space. It depicts an unusual clinical picture and is difficult to diagnose, leading to increased morbidity and mortali...

    Authors: Pramod Nepal, Kosei Maemura, Yuko Mataki, Hiroshi Kurahara, Yota Kawasaki, Kiyokazu Hiwatashi, Satoshi Iino, Masahiko Sakoda, Takaaki Arigami, Sumiya Ishigami, Hiroyuki Shinchi and Shoji Natsugoe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:119

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  31. Primary hepatic gastrinoma causing severe ulcerogenic syndrome is extremely rare. Herein, we report a case of primary hepatic gastrinoma accompanied by hyperplasia of multi-nodular Brunner’s glands in a patien...

    Authors: Takaomi Hagi, Yohei Hosoda, Izumi Komoto, Shinji Uemoto, Susumu Hijioka, Yoshiro Taki, Kazuhiro Nishiyama and Masayuki Imamura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:118

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  32. Primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenocarcinoma (PRMC) is extremely rare, and its biological behavior, pathogenesis, optimum treatments, and prognosis remain to be elucidated. We herein report a case of PR...

    Authors: Hirotaka Tokai, Yasuhiro Nagata, Ken Taniguchi, Naomi Matsumura, Amane Kitasato, Takayuki Tokunaga, Hiroaki Takeshita, Tamotsu Kuroki, Shigeto Maeda, Masahiro Ito and Hikaru Fujioka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:117

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  33. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is a subtype of biliary tract cancer (BTC). Recently, downsizing chemotherapy has been applied to initially unresectable BTCs, including ICC.

    Authors: Ryosuke Takayanagi, Shigetsugu Takano, Kensuke Sugiura, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Katsunori Furukawa, Tsukasa Takayashiki, Satoshi Kuboki, Atsushi Kato, Masaru Miyazaki and Masayuki Ohtsuka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:116

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  34. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) for acute kidney injury (AKI) of newborns has been performed safely. AKI occurs in 8 to 24% of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. Although PD has only been used occasionally in...

    Authors: Satoshi Yokoyama, Takayuki Nukada, Yuka Ikeda, Shigeto Hara and Akira Yoshida

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:115

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  35. Synchronous double cancer of the gallbladder and pancreas that is associated with congenital biliary dilatation (CBD) and pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM) is extremely rare. PBM is frequently reported in A...

    Authors: Haruki Mori, Hiroya Iida, Hiromitsu Maehira, Naomi Kitamura, Tomoharu Shimizu and Masaji Tani

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:113

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  36. The prognosis of stage IV gastric cancer (GC) still remains unfavorable. Multidisciplinary approaches should therefore be considered to improve the survival of patients with stage IV GC. We report here a case ...

    Authors: Makoto Kawamoto, Hideya Onishi, Norihiro Koya, Hiroyuki Konomi, Kenji Mitsugi, Risa Tanaka, Junichi Motoshita, Takashi Morisaki and Masafumi Nakamura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:112

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  37. Laparoscopic surgery for patients with portal hypertension is considered to be contraindicated because of the high risk of massive intraoperative hemorrhaging. However, recent reports have shown hand-assisted ...

    Authors: Takashi Kobayashi, Kohei Miura, Hirosuke Ishikawa, Daiki Soma, Zhengkun Zhang, Takuya Ando, Kizuki Yuza, Yuki Hirose, Tomohiro Katada, Kazuyasu Takizawa, Masayuki Nagahashi, Jun Sakata, Hitoshi Kameyama and Toshifumi Wakai

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:111

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  38. Although hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA) has a very poor prognosis, there are cases in which long-term survival is rarely obtained by multidisciplinary treatment.

    Authors: Tatsunori Miyata, Hirohisa Okabe, Akira Chikamoto, Takanobu Yamao, Naoki Umezaki, Masayo Tsukamoto, Yuki Kitano, Kota Arima, Shigeki Nakagawa, Katsunori Imai, Daisuke Hashimoto, Yo-ichi Yamashita and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:110

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  39. Bochdalek hernias are one of the most common types of diaphragmatic hernia, with most cases diagnosed during the neonatal period. In contrast, diagnosis of a Bochdalek hernia in an adult is rare and is typical...

    Authors: Kazuki Moro, Mikako Kawahara, Yusuke Muneoka, Yu Sato, Chie Kitami, Shigeto Makino, Atsushi Nishimura, Yasuyuki Kawachi, Emmanuel Gabriel and Keiya Nikkuni

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:109

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  40. Pure ground-glass opacity nodules (p-GGN) on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) generally have been considering typically associated with adenocarcinoma with less invasive nature. We herein reported a ...

    Authors: Masafumi Yamaguchi, Fumihiko Hirai, Kenichi Taguchi, Ryo Toyozawa, Makoto Edagawa, Shinichiro Shimamatsu, Kaname Nosaki, Takashi Seto, Mitsuhiro Takenoyama and Yukito Ichinose

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:108

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  41. Adenocarcinoma with lepidic growth pattern presents as a ground glass nodule (GGN) on high resolution computed tomography (CT), whereas peripheral pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) usually presents as a ...

    Authors: Yuriko Terada, Masaaki Sato, Hiroyuki Abe, Hideki Kuwano, Kazuhiro Nagayama, Jun-ichi Nitadori, Masaki Anraku and Jun Nakajima

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:107

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  42. von Hippel-Lindau disease is a dominantly inherited multi-system syndrome with neoplastic hallmarks. Pancreatic lesions associated with von Hippel-Lindau include serous cystic neoplasms, simple cysts, and neur...

    Authors: Shimpei Maeda, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Shuhei Oana, Kyohei Ariake, Masamichi Mizuma, Takanori Morikawa, Hiroki Hayashi, Kei Nakagawa, Takashi Kamei, Takeshi Naitoh and Michiaki Unno

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:105

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  43. Virtual-assisted lung mapping (VAL-MAP) has been used not only in wedge resection but also in segmentectomy for hardly palpable lung nodules. We herein report a case of bilateral segmentectomy using VAL-MAP wi...

    Authors: Keita Nakao, Masaaki Sato, Jun-ichi Nitadori and Jun Nakajima

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:104

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  44. Cholangiolocellular carcinoma (CoCC) is thought to be derived from hepatic progenitor cells. Because of its origin, CoCC has diverse clinicopathological and imaging findings. Here, we report a case of small Co...

    Authors: Norihiro Ishii, Kenichiro Araki, Takahiro Yamanaka, Tadashi Handa, Mariko Tsukagoshi, Takamichi Igarashi, Akira Watanabe, Norio Kubo, Shinichi Aishima, Hiroyuki Kuwano and Ken Shirabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:103

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