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  1. Content type: Case Report

    Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related sclerosing disease is a systemic inflammatory syndrome, and an understanding of its characteristics is currently evolving. IgG4-related cholecystitis is a manifestation of IgG4...

    Authors: Kodai Takahashi, Hideto Ito, Toshio Katsube, Ayaka Tsuboi, Masatoshi Hashimoto, Emi Ota, Kazuhito Mita, Hideki Asakawa, Takashi Hayashi, Keiichi Fujino and Sigeru Okamoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:120

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  2. Content type: Case Report

    Esophageal adenoid cystic carcinoma (EACC) is a very rare form of malignant tumor in the esophagus. Here, we report the case of a 78-year-old man who was diagnosed with EACC by preoperative endoscopic biopsy. ...

    Authors: Genta Sawada, Jeongho Moon, Akihisa Saito, Kazuki Odagiri, Yuri Kimura, Gen Takahashi, Shinya Yamashita, Masashi Inoue, Toshimitu Irei, Shin Nakahira, Yosuke Shimizu, Harumi Tominaga, Kazuya Kuraoka, Kiyomi Taniyama and Nobutaka Hatanaka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:119

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  3. Content type: Case Report

    A 67-year-old man was referred to our hospital with suspicion of rectal tumor, hilar tumor, and urinary tumor. Colonoscopic findings were intermittent nodular lesions with redness which were atypical to primar...

    Authors: Takeshi Tsuchiya, Takahiro Yagi, Mitsuo Tsukamoto, Yoshihisa Fukushima, Ryu Shimada, Keisuke Nakamura, Shoichi Fujii, Keijiro Nozawa, Keiji Matsuda, Yoshinao Kikuchi, Koji Saito and Yojiro Hashiguchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:118

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  4. Content type: Case Report

    Choledochal cyst (CC)—a congenital anomaly of the bile duct—is rare. We report a 28-year-old woman complaining of epigastralgia who was transferred to our hospital. Physical examination revealed severe tendern...

    Authors: Takuya Minagawa, Shoichi Dowaki, Hiroyuki Kikunaga, Koji Fujita, Keiichi Ishikawa, Katsuaki Mori, Tadayuki Sakuragawa, Shunsuke Ichisaka, Hiroshi Miura, Koichiro Kumai, Shuji Mikami and Yuko Kitagawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:117

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  5. Content type: Case Report

    We experienced a case with gallbladder carcinoma growing limited to the mucosa (T1a), which developed massive lymphatic vessel spread and lymph node metastases.

    Authors: Atsushi Takano, Shota Harai, Hiroshi Nakagomi, Masahiro Maruyama, Atsushi Yamamoto, Hideki Watanabe, Haruka Nakada, Kazushige Furuya, Masao Hada, Yoshiaki Miyasaka, Toshio Oyama and Masao Omata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:116

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  6. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Yamanaka et al. described two case studies involving coexistent cholelithiasis, hiatal hernia, and umbilical hernias, and discussed clinical similarities with the classical features of the Saint’s triad. Chole...

    Authors: Vitorino Modesto dos Santos and Lister Arruda Modesto dos Santos

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:115

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  7. Content type: Case Report

    Adenocarcinoma arising from jejunal ectopic pancreas is very rare. We report a case of a 69-year-old female with adenocarcinoma arising from jejunal ectopic pancreas after resection of advanced colon cancer. S...

    Authors: Yusuke Yamaoka, Tomohiro Yamaguchi, Yusuke Kinugasa, Akio Shiomi, Hiroyasu Kagawa, Yushi Yamakawa, Masakatsu Numata, Shinya Sugimoto, Kenichiro Imai, Kinichi Hotta and Keiko Sasaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:114

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    In the report, we describe the first case of laparoscopic ovarian transposition prior to pelvic radio-chemo therapy in a young female patient with advanced rectal cancer in Japan. A 14-year-old female visited ...

    Authors: Kyoichi Kihara, Seiichiro Yamamoto, Taihei Ohshiro and Shin Fujita

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:113

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  9. Content type: Case Report

    Clinically, we often encounter cancer patients who also have cardiovascular disease such as coronary artery disease. We experienced a case of severe coronary artery disease and a large hepatocellular carcinoma...

    Authors: Kazuo Okadome, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Takaaki Higashi, Hideaki Takeyama, Keita Sakamoto, Hideyuki Kuroki, Hidetoshi Nitta, Daisuke Hashimoto, Akira Chikamoto, Toru Beppu and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:112

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  10. Content type: Case Report

    A 62-year-old male was admitted because of lower left abdominal pain and diarrhea. The patient was diagnosed with rectal cancer and multiple liver metastases. First, the laparoscopic Hartmann operation with a ...

    Authors: Yuka Tamaoki, Toru Beppu, Yasuo Sakamoto, Katsunori Imai, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Hidetoshi Nitta, Daisuke Hashimoto, Yuji Miyamoto, Yutaka Tsuruta, Akira Chikamoto and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:111

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  11. Content type: Case Report

    Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) of the pancreas is a rare tumor. This neoplasm usually arises as a single mass; multicentricity is exceptionally rare. We report the preoperative diagnosis of multicentric ...

    Authors: Megumi Yamaguchi, Toshikatsu Fukuda, Masahiro Nakahara, Mio Amano, Daisuke Takei, Masumi Kawashima, Yusuke Sumi, Hironobu Amano, Shuji Yonehara, Keiji Hanada and Toshio Noriyuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:110

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    A 61-year-old man was referred to our hospital to treat extrahepatic portal venous obstruction. Endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS) was performed for the esophageal varices; however, the patient returned ...

    Authors: Tatsuaki Sumiyoshi, Yasuo Shima, Takehiro Okabayashi, Yuji Negoro, Akihito Kozuki, Jun Iwata, Yuichi Saisaka, Teppei Tokumaru, Toshio Nakamura and Sojiro Morita

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:109

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  13. Content type: Case Report

    The patient was a 52-year-old man who presented with right inguinal swelling and pain. He had undergone kidney transplantation in 2005 and bypass surgery using a vascular prosthesis from the left axillary arte...

    Authors: Akihiro Kondo, Yuji Nishizawa, Shintaro Akamoto, Masao Fujiwara, Keiichi Okano and Yasuyuki Suzuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:108

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    Pseudolymphoma is a benign lymphocytic tumor-like lesion, and its occurrence in the liver is rare. Here, we report the case of a 78-year-old woman with pseudolymphoma of the liver. She had a history of tremors...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Taguchi, Shintaro Kuroda, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Hirotaka Tashiro, Kohei Ishiyama, Kentaro Ide, Masahiro Ohira, Hiroyuki Tahara, Koji Arihiro and Hideki Ohdan

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:107

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  15. Content type: Case Report

    Bronchogenic cysts arise from abnormal budding of the ventral diverticulum of the foregut or tracheobronchial tree during embryogenesis, are the most common cystic masses in the mediastinum, and are generally ...

    Authors: Naoya Himuro, Takao Minakata, Yutaka Oshima, Daisuke Kataoka, Shigeru Yamamoto and Mitsutaka Kadokura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:106

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  16. Content type: Case Report

    We report here a rare case of gastric carcinoma with multiple intramuscular metastases. A 71-year-old man presented with rapidly evolving swelling of his left thigh and severe pain. Three years earlier, he had...

    Authors: Yuki Koga, Yoshifumi Baba, Kazuto Harada, Keisuke Kosumi, Hironobu Shigaki, Junji Kurashige, Takatsugu Ishimoto, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Yuji Miyamoto, Yasuo Sakamoto, Naoya Yoshida and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:105

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  17. Content type: Case Report

    We aimed to histologically observe portal venous gas (PVG)-causing intestinal pneumatosis (IP) and evaluate pathogenic mechanisms and therapeutic strategies, including decisions on whether emergency surgery sh...

    Authors: Akira Mitsuyoshi, Shinshichi Hamada, Tsuyoshi Tachibana, Teppei Momono, Hiroki Aoyama, Yuhei Kondo, Kenta Inoguchi, Daiju Yokoyama, Masayuki Nakau, Sato Suzaki, Hiroshi Okabe and Ken Yanagibashi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:104

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  18. Content type: Case report

    The patient was a 91-year-old man with change in nipple appearance, itching and redness, and a palpable breast mass. At presentation, mammary Paget’s disease (PD) was clinically suspected. Skin biopsy was perf...

    Authors: Masayuki Akita, Nobuya Kusunoki, Takahiro Nakajima, Shiro Takase, Yoko Maekawa, Kazuyoshi Kajimoto and Masakazu Ohno

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:103

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  19. Content type: Case Report

    Neurofibromatosis 1 is a rare inherited autosomal dominant syndrome. It comprises 90 % of neurofibromatosis cases. These patients may develop various types of tumours in early age, especially multiple neurofib...

    Authors: P S Jayalakshmy, A. Anish Mohan, Rajesk K. Kumar and P. Junaina Beevi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:102

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Cancer of unknown primary is associated with unknown biology and dismal prognosis. The most common primary sites of cancer of unknown primary were usually the lungs in autopsy studies, and intrahepatic cholang...

    Authors: Eri Oda, Daisuke Hashimoto, Yuko Shiomi, Koji Ohnishi, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Akira Chikamoto, Motohiro Takeya and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:101

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  21. 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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  22. Content type: Case Report

    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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  23. Content type: Case Report

    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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  24. Content type: Case Report

    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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. Content type: Case Report

    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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  30. Content type: Case Report

    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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  31. Content type: Case Report

    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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  32. 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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  33. Content type: Case report

    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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  34. 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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  35. Content type: Case report

    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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. Content type: Case report

    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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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