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  1. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Case report

    Axillary lymph node metastasis from colorectal carcinoma is extremely rare, and this scarcity hinders understanding of its pathogenesis and, thus, the application of appropriate management. Here, we present a ...

    Authors: Yutaka J Kawamura, Michitaka Kohno, Junji Shiga, Naoki Asakage, Minoru Hatano, Hirohisa Okame, Junichi Sasaki, Shoichi Tobari and Katsunori Nishida

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:50

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Internal hernia after gastrectomy is a rare complication. It can progress rapidly to vascular disturbance, necrosis, and perforation, therefore early diagnosis and surgical treatment is essential. We present a...

    Authors: Kotaro Hirashima, Takashi Ishikawa, Shin-ichi Kosugi, Yosuke Kano, Yu Sato, Hiroshi Ichikawa, Takaaki Hanyu, Takeo Bamba and Toshifumi Wakai

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:49

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    We report a rare case of huge amebic intra-abdominal tumor with asymptomatic amebic colitis. This appears to represent the first report of amebic intra-abdominal tumor. A 31-year-old woman presented to a local...

    Authors: Shigeo Higami, Eiji Nomura, Masashi Yamazaki, Seiji Morita, Wataru Noguchi, Shuji Uda, Hitoshi Hara, Soichiro Yamamoto, Sayuri Hasegawa, Kosuke Tobita, Takuma Tajiri, Masaya Mukai, Sadaki Inokuchi and Hiroyasu Makuuchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:48

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    A resected case of hepatocellular carcinoma which extended into the right atrium after treatment with hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) is described. An 81-year-old man presented with right hypocho...

    Authors: Shintaro Kurahashi, Tsuyoshi Sano, Seiji Natsume, Yoshiki Senda, Hidekazu Yamaura, Yoshitaka Inaba and Yasuhiro Shimizu

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:47

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    Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) producing pancreatic cancers are extremely rare. These tumors have an aggressive clinical course but no established treatment. We encountered a patient with a G-CS...

    Authors: Hiroaki Kitade, Hidesuke Yanagida, Masanori Yamada, Sohei Satoi, Kazuhiko Yoshioka, Nobuaki Shikata and Masanori Kon

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:46

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    Simple liver cysts occasionally cause pressure symptoms of the abdomen. We herein report an extremely rare case of spontaneous rupture of simple liver cysts. A 65-year-old woman suffered abdominal fullness and...

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

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:45

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    A tracheocutaneous fistula may develop when a tracheostomy orifice epithelializes during a prolonged course of healing or undernutrition. Various techniques for closing such fistulae have been reported. Howeve...

    Authors: Yui Watanabe, Tadashi Umehara, Aya Harada, Masaya Aoki, Takuya Tokunaga, Soichi Suzuki, Go Kamimura, Kazuhiro Wakida, Toshiyuki Nagata, Tsunayuki Otsuka, Naoya Yokomakura, Kota Kariatsumari, Yoshihiro Nakamura, Yuko Watanabe and Masami Sato

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:43

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Lipoblastoma, a relatively rare benign adipose neoplasm, predominantly affects children younger than 3 years of age. We herein report the case of a 7-month-old girl with an unusual myxomatous histology of lipo...

    Authors: Toko Shinkai, Kouji Masumoto, Kentaro Ono, Eri Yano, Chie Kobayashi, Takashi Fukushima, Ryo Sumazaki, Kaishi Satomi and Masayuki Noguchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:42

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Cardiac fibromas are rare benign tumors usually seen in the pediatric population. Generally, long-term survival after surgical resection is favorable, and recurrence of fibroma has been hardly reported. Herein...

    Authors: Kunio Kusajima, Hiroki Hata, Tomoyuki Fujita, Yusuke Shimahara, Shunsuke Sato, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda and Junjiro Kobayashi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:41

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    In this case report, we describe the extremely rare case of a collision tumor comprising cancers of the bile duct and the pancreas. A 70-year-old man was referred to our hospital with a diagnosis of obstructiv...

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

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:40

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    A cardiac calcified amorphous tumor (CAT) localized to the mitral valve leaflet without mitral annular calcification (MAC) is a rare entity. We report a case of a 69-year-old woman with such a condition, who u...

    Authors: Shinya Masuda, Naotaka Motoyoshi, Koki Ito, Yukihiro Hayatsu, Masatoshi Akiyama, Shunsuke Kawamoto and Yoshikatsu Saiki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:39

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    Angiomyolipoma is a unique mesenchymal neoplasm composed of blood vessels as well as smooth muscle and adipose cells. The liver is a less common site of origin, and hepatic angiomyolipoma is often an incidenta...

    Authors: Kunitaka Kuramoto, Toru Beppu, Tomohiro Namimoto, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Katsunori Imai, Hidetoshi Nitta, Daisuke Hashimoto, Akira Chikamoto, Takatoshi Ishiko, Ken-Ichi Iyama, Osamu Ikeda, Yasuyuki Yamashita and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:38

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    A 27-year-old female presented with a history of a right chest wall tumor at 3 years of age. At that time, the tumor was surgically resected and diagnosed as Ewing’s sarcoma (EWS), and postoperative chemoradio...

    Authors: Takamasa Yun, Hidemi Suzuki, Teruaki Mizobuchi, Yuichi Sakairi, Kaoru Nagato, Takahiro Nakajima, Takekazu Iwata, Shigetoshi Yoshida, Yukio Nakatani and Ichiro Yoshino

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:37

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  20. Content type: Case report

    While renal cell carcinoma frequently metastasizes to the lung, solitary pleural metastasis without lung involvement is extremely rare. A 69-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a solitary pleural me...

    Authors: Masafumi Kataoka, Yuji Yata, Sohichiro Nose, Koichiro Yasuda and Toshinori Ohara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:36

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    Inferior vena cava (IVC) leiomyosarcoma is a rare malignant neoplasm more commonly seen in women in the fifth to sixth decade of life. Complete resection of the tumor with negative margins is the only therapeu...

    Authors: Karla Elizabeth Moncayo, Juan José Vidal-Insua, Ana Troncoso and Raúl García

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:35

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct (IPNB) is classified as a biliary cystic tumor with a tendency of causing obstruction. Neoplastic cases involving hemobilia are rarely reported. We herein descri...

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

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:34

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Simultaneous pulmonary metastases from different primary tumors to the same lobe are extremely rare, and we herein report the case. Surgical specimen of the pulmonary metastasis from colon cancer contained two...

    Authors: Toru Nakamura, Tomonari Oki, Yoshiro Otsuki, Tatsuaki Yoneda, Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Kazuhito Funai and Futoru Toyoda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:33

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  24. Content type: Case Report

    Acute pancreatitis after esophagectomy is a very rare but fatal complication. This case report describes a 74-year-old man diagnosed with cT2N0M0, cStage IB esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (Union for Intern...

    Authors: Keisuke Kawamorita, Yasuhiro Tsubosa, Yurika Oka, Satoru Matsuda, Katsushi Takebayashi, Masahiro Niihara, Yukiyasu Okamura and Katsuhiko Uesaka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:32

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  25. Content type: Case Report

    Reactive lymphoid hyperplasia (RLH) of the liver is a rare and benign nodular lesion. It remains difficult to distinguish RLH from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) despite recent advances in imaging modalities. ...

    Authors: Takaaki Higashi, Daisuke Hashimoto, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Hidetoshi Nitta, Akira Chikamoto, Toru Beppu and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:31

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  26. Content type: Case Report

    Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare endocrine tumor that presents as a rapidly growing skin nodule of the body, and it is aggressive with regional nodal and distant metastases without clearly defined treatme...

    Authors: Katsutoshi Shoda, Hisashi Ikoma, Yusuke Yamamoto, Osamu Kinoshita, Ryo Morimura, Hirotaka Konishi, Yasutoshi Murayama, Shuhei Komatsu, Atsushi Shiozaki, Yoshiaki Kuriu, Masayoshi Nakanishi, Daisuke Ichikawa, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Kazuma Okamoto, Chohei Sakakura, Toshiya Ochiai…

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:30

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  27. Content type: Case report

    A 47-year-old female was admitted to our hospital for treatment of end-stage liver disease due to primary biliary cirrhosis. Preoperative routine nasal sinus magnetic resonance imaging revealed diffuse inflamm...

    Authors: Norimitsu Okui, Hiroaki Shiba, Shigeki Wakiyama, Yasuro Futagawa, Yuichi Ishida and Katsuhiko Yanaga

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:29

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Intussusception is a rare cause of postoperative intestinal obstruction in adults. We experienced two cases of bowel obstruction due to the jejuno-jejunal intussusception after harvest of a free jejunum graft ...

    Authors: Akira Matsumoto, Masayuki Watanabe, Hironobu Shigaki, Yasuhiro Okumura, Koujiro Nishida, Shinji Mine, Kazuhiko Yamada, Katsuhiko Yanaga and Takeshi Sano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:28

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) after a surgical operation is very rare. We experienced an extremely rare case of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis with subsequent development of SMAS requiring duodenoje...

    Authors: Hiroaki Kitade, Takashi Matsuura, Hidesuke Yanagida, Masanori Yamada, Koji Nakai, Katsuji Tokuhara, Takeshi Hijikawa, Kazuhiko Yoshioka and A-Hon Kwon

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:27

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  30. Content type: Case Report

    With advances in surgical procedures and perioperative management, hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery, including hepatectomy and pancreaticoduodenectomy, has been employed for recurrent colon cancer. However, n...

    Authors: Seiji Natsume, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Tsuyoshi Sano, Yoshiki Senda, Seiji Ito, Koji Komori, Tetsuya Abe, Akio Yanagisawa and Kenji Yamao

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:26

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Esophageal cancer invading the muscularis mucosa sometimes involves regional lymph node metastases. However, lymph node metastases are rare in the dorsal area of the thoracic aorta. We describe a patient with ...

    Authors: Itasu Ninomiya, Koichi Okamoto, Tomoya Tsukada, Hiroto Saito, Sachio Fushida, Hiroko Ikeda and Tetsuo Ohta

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:25

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  32. Content type: Case Report

    The anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery - known as Bland-White-Garland syndrome - is a rare congenital malformation that affects 1 in 300,000 live births. Most patients die i...

    Authors: Go Kataoka, Kiyoharu Nakano, Ryota Asano, Atsuhiko Sato, Kojiro Kodera, Wataru Tatsuishi and Shinji Sudo

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:24

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    A 52-year-old Japanese man presented for evaluation and treatment of rectal cancer. Screening computed tomography revealed pancreatic arteriovenous malformations (P-AVMs) and abnormally expanded inferior mesen...

    Authors: Hiroshi Tanabe, Tsunenobu Takase, Takahiro Inaishi, Mariko Masubuchi, Naohiro Nomura, Arihiro Shibata, Toyohisa Yaguchi, Eiji Ohnishi, Norio Okumura, Shinya Koike and Kouichirou Tagami

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:23

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  34. Content type: Report

    Necrosis of a reconstructed organ after esophagectomy is a rare postoperative complication. However, in case this complication develops, severe infectious complications can occur, and subsequent surgical recon...

    Authors: Noriaki Sadanaga, Keigo Morinaga and Hiroshi Matsuura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:22

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  35. Content type: Case report

    A 78-year-old woman receiving treatment for limited systemic scleroderma (SSc) underwent high anterior resection and partial liver resections for rectosigmoid colon cancer with multiple liver metastases. A yea...

    Authors: Susumu Saigusa, Yasuhiro Inoue, Masaki Ohi, Hiroki Imaoka, Ryo Uratani, Minako Kobayashi and Masato Kusunoki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:21

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  36. Content type: Case report

    Indications for resection of branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) remain controversial because of their low tendency to be malignant. Surgical resection should be recommended if any fac...

    Authors: Koichiro Haruki, Shigeki Wakiyama, Yasuro Futagawa, Hiroaki Shiba, Takeyuki Misawa and Katsuhiko Yanaga

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:20

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Few reports have described right upper and lower lobectomy with preservation of the middle lobe because of the risk of middle lobe torsion or emphysematous change. Herein we describe a successful result follow...

    Authors: Hitoshi Igai, Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara, Natsuko Kawatani, Takashi Ibe and Kimihiro Shimizu

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:19

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Schwannomas are tumors and commonly occur in the head and neck region; however, they rarely present in the retroperitoneum. A 79-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for a follow-up of a tumor in the hepa...

    Authors: Tetsuro Maruyama, Yuji Sugamoto, Daisuke Miyagishima, Toru Fukunaga, Kentaro Tasaki, Nobuyoshi Takeshita, Tomohide Tamachi, Yo Asai, Takashi Hosokawa, Eiichiro Ninomiya and Masayuki Kimura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:18

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD) is an autosomal dominant disease caused by mutations of germline folliculin (FCLN) mapped in the chromosome 17p11.2 region. BHD commonly accompanies renal tumors, fibrofolliculoma...

    Authors: Kentaro Miura, Ryoichi Kondo, Makoto Kurai and Keiko Ishii

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:17

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  40. Content type: Case report

    Although successful treatment of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the rectum using chemoradiation therapy (CRT) has been reported, a standard protocol has yet to be established. The aim is to ascertain the eff...

    Authors: Kimihiko Funahashi, Tetsuo Nemoto, Junichi Koike, Akiharu Kurihara, Hiroyuki Shiokawa, Mistunori Ushigome, Tomoaki Kaneko, Kenichiro Arai, Yasuo Nagashima, Takamaru Koda, Takayuki Suzuki, Satoru Kagami, Yu Suitsu, Hironori Kaneko and Toshikazu Shibuya

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:14

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  41. Content type: Case Report

    The characteristic histological feature of pancreatic mucinous cystic neoplasm (MCN) is ovarian-like stroma (OS) underlying the epithelium and existence of estrogen receptors and progesterone receptors in the ...

    Authors: Keisuke Kosumi, Hiroshi Takamori, Daisuke Hashimoto, Hiroshi Tanaka, Shinya Abe, Osamu Nakahara, Kei Horino and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:13

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  42. Content type: Case report

    We report on a case of synchronous carcinomas of the esophagus and stomach. A 68-year-old man was referred to our hospital for an abnormality found during his medical examination. Further evaluation revealed s...

    Authors: Masayuki Honda, Hiroyuki Daiko, Takahiro Kinoshita, Takeo Fujita, Hidehito Shibasaki and Toshiro Nishida

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:12

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  43. Content type: CASE REPORT

    A 51-year-old female had been diagnosed with a hemangioma in the hepatic segment 6 (S6). After a 6-year follow-up, enlargement of the tumor was detected. The tumor was clearly enhanced in the arterial phase, a...

    Authors: Masato Yoshioka, Go Watanabe, Hiroshi Uchinami, Kazuhiro Kudoh, Yuko Hiroshima, Toshiaki Yoshioka, Hiroshi Nanjo, Masato Funaoka and Yuzo Yamamoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:11

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  44. Content type: Case report

    Alimentary tract duplication is a rare congenital malformation but can occur anywhere along the digestive tract. Most patients become symptomatic in early childhood, and only a few cases of adult patients have...

    Authors: Yasunori Matsumoto, Takayuki Tohma, Hideaki Miyauchi, Kazufumi Suzuki, Takanori Nishimori, Gaku Ohira, Kazuo Narushima, Yorihiko Muto, Tetsuro Maruyama and Hisahiro Matsubara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:10

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  45. Content type: Case Rerport

    A 71-year-old woman was referred to our institution for further investigation of epigastric pain. The patient had been detected to have a multilocular cyst in the medial segment of the liver measuring 69 mm in...

    Authors: Yusuke Nakayama, Yuichiro Kato, Satoshi Okubo, Daigoro Takahashi, Rei Okada, Yasunori Nishida, Kazuhiko Kitaguchi, Naoto Gotohda, Shinichiro Takahashi and Masaru Konishi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:9

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  46. Content type: Case report

    The right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA) has been used in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) as an alternative graft. In particular abdominal surgeries, surgery is required to rescue the graft flow into the ...

    Authors: Suefumi Aosasa, Akifumi Kimura, Makoto Nishikawa, Takuji Noro, Hironori Tsujimoto, Kazuo Hase and Junji Yamamoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:8

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