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  1. Case Report

    Simultaneous diagnosis of familial achalasia: report of two cases

    Achalasia is a rare disease with a morbidity of 1 in 100,000, for which the exact mechanism of pathogenesis has not been clarified due to the small total number of patients. We herein report on our experience ...

    Masato Hoshino, Nobuo Omura, Fumiaki Yano, Se Ryung Yamamoto, Minoru Matsuda and Katsuhiko Yanaga

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:62

    Published on: 8 May 2017

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    Multiple huge epiphrenic esophageal diverticula with motility disease treated with video-assisted thoracoscopic and hand-assisted laparoscopic esophagectomy: a case report

    Epiphrenic esophageal diverticulum is a rare condition that is often associated with a concomitant esophageal motor disorder. Some patients have the chief complaints of swallowing difficulty and gastroesophage...

    Yoshiki Taniguchi, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Shigeyoshi Higashi, Koji Tanaka, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tomoki Makino, Yukinori Kurokawa, Makoto Yamasaki, Shuji Takiguchi, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:63

    Published on: 8 May 2017

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    A case of long-term survival after surgical resection for solitary adrenal recurrence of esophageal squamous carcinoma

    Esophageal carcinomas are highly malignant tumors with a high frequency of lymph node and distant organ metastasis. Treatment for recurrent tumors is generally decided on an individual basis. Although multidis...

    Nobuhiko Kanaya, Kazuhiro Noma, Tsuyoshi Okada, Naoaki Maeda, Shunsuke Tanabe, Kazufumi Sakurama, Yasuhiro Shirakawa and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:61

    Published on: 5 May 2017

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    Surgical management of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis in malignancy

    Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis is commonly seen on heart valves in patients with malignant or collagen diseases. The natural prognosis of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis is reported to be poor due t...

    Daisuke Kaneyuki, Kaoru Matsuura, Hideki Ueda, Hiroki Kohno, Michiyo Kanbe and Goro Matsumiya

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:60

    Published on: 5 May 2017

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    Prophylactic accessory renal artery coil embolization for prevention of type II endoleak following endovascular aneurysm repair: a case report

    Prior reports indicate that intentional coverage of the accessory renal arteries (ARAs) with a diameter larger than 3 mm during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) increases risk of additional treatment for ty...

    Ryosuke Nishie, Naoki Toya, Soichiro Fukushima, Eisaku Ito, Yuri Murakami, Tadashi Akiba and Takao Ohki

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:58

    Published on: 27 April 2017

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    Successful hepatectomy for hepatic abscess with chronic granulomatous disease: a case report

    Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD), a rare inherited disorder, is characterized by impaired ability of phagocytic cells to kill certain bacteria and fungi. Although liver abscess is a common manifestation of ...

    Ryo Muranushi, Makoto Suzuki, Kenichiro Araki, Norio Kubo, Sayaka Otake, Yutaka Nishida, Takashi Ishige, Hirokazu Arakawa, Hiroyuki Kuwano and Ken Shirabe

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:57

    Published on: 26 April 2017

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    Aortic valve replacement after coronary artery bypass grafting with the in situ right gastroepiploic artery to the occluded right coronary artery using a temporary vein graft for cardioplegia

    The operation of aortic valve replacement (AVR) after CABG is a technically challenging procedure in respect to dissection of living grafts from its surrounding tissue, myocardial protection, and so on, especi...

    Yoshifumi Fuke, Toru Yasutsune and Masato Sakamoto

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:56

    Published on: 24 April 2017

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    Anal metastasis of rectal cancer—adenocarcinoma of squamous cells: a case report and literature review

    Anal metastasis of colorectal cancer is very rare and is usually associated with a history of anal disease, including anal fistula, fissure, hemorrhoidectomy, and anastomotic injury. We report a case of rectal...

    Shun Sasaki, Masahiko Sugiyama, Yu Nakaji, Ryota Nakanishi, Yuichiro Nakashima, Hiroshi Saeki, Eiji Oki, Yoshinao Oda and Yoshihiko Maehara

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:55

    Published on: 21 April 2017

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    Extragastrointestinal stromal tumor of the inferior vena cava: a case report

    Here, we present a case report of a 60-year-old female with a 5-cm tumor in the inferior vena cava (IVC) that was positive for c-kit and CD34 expression. Thus, we considered this to be an extragastrointestinal...

    Kazuhide Ko, Kimiyoshi Shimanuki, Wataru Sakamoto, Keisuke Hara and Eiji Uchida

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:53

    Published on: 19 April 2017

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    Combined small cell lung carcinoma and giant cell carcinoma: a case report

    Combined small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) is defined as SCLC combined with elements of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), accounting for approximately 30% of cases of SCLC. However, combined SCLC and giant...

    Tomohito Saito, Koji Tsuta, Kento J. Fukumoto, Hiroshi Matsui, Toshifumi Konobu, Yoshitaro Torii, Takashi Yokoi, Takayasu Kurata, Hiroaki Kurokawa, Yoshiko Uemura, Yukihito Saito and Tomohiro Murakawa

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:52

    Published on: 31 March 2017

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    Metastatic mixed acinar-endocrine carcinoma of the pancreas treated with a multidisciplinary approach: a case report

    Pancreatic neoplasms are usually characterized by ductal, acinar, or endocrine differentiation. Mixed exocrine and endocrine pancreatic tumours are extremely rare. Here, we report a case of pancreatic mixed ac...

    Takeo Hara, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara, Hidenori Takahashi, Keijiro Sugimura, Jeong-Ho Moon, Takeshi Omori, Norikatsu Miyoshi, Akira Tomokuni, Hirofumi Akita, Shogo Kobayashi, Masayoshi Yasui, Hiroshi Miyata, Masayuki Ohue, Masato Sakon, Yasuhiko Tomita and Masahiko Yano

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:51

    Published on: 30 March 2017

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    Agenesis of the left hepatic lobe undergoing laparoscopic hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma: a case report

    Agenesis of the left hepatic lobe is a rare anomaly. It is defined as the absence of liver tissue to the left of the gallbladder fossa. Additionally, agenesis of the left hepatic lobe accompanied by hepatocell...

    Katsunori Matsushita, Kunihito Gotoh, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshihumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Tadafumi Asaoka, Takehiro Noda, Hiroshi Wada, Koichi Kawamoto, Yuichiro Doki and Masaki Mori

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:50

    Published on: 29 March 2017

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    Antegrade thoracic endovascular aortic repair using an ascending aortofemoral through-and-through wire technique for a severely tortuous aorta associated with rickets

    Severe aortic tortuosity of the access route often prevents successful complete exclusion of an aneurysm in thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR).

    Atsushi Morishita, Kazuhiko Hanzawa, Seiichiro Katahira, Takeshi Hoshino and Hideyuki Tomioka

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:48

    Published on: 24 March 2017

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    Rare localized extralobar sequestration with congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation: a case report

    Extralobar sequestrations constitute a rare form of congenital pulmonary airway malformations that are difficult to diagnose. Here, we report a rare case of a localized extralobar sequestration in the right su...

    Satoshi Nagasaka, Satsuki Kina, Yoshihito Arimoto, Fumi Yokote, Tsuyoshi Uchida and Hirochika Matsubara

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:47

    Published on: 21 March 2017

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    Uncommon features of surgically resected ALK-positive cavitary lung adenocarcinoma: a case report

    Some features found on chest computed tomography (CT), such as central tumor location, large pleural effusion, and the absence of a pleural tail, and a patient age of less than 60 years, have been suggested to...

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

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:46

    Published on: 20 March 2017

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    Laparoscopic anterior gastropexy for type III/IV hiatal hernia in elderly patients

    Large esophageal hiatal hernias occur most commonly in elderly patients with comorbidities, in whom even an elective surgery cannot be performed without high risks. Although fundoplication is recommended for e...

    Shigeyoshi Higashi, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Koji Tanaka, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tomoki Makino, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Makoto Yamasaki, Shuji Takiguchi, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:45

    Published on: 20 March 2017

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    Ruptured focal nodular hyperplasia observed during follow-up: a case report

    Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) is the second most common benign hepatic tumor and is very rarely complicated by hemorrhage or rupture. Although thought to be extremely rare, there have been several reports of...

    Masahiko Kinoshita, Shigekazu Takemura, Shogo Tanaka, Genya Hamano, Tokuji Ito, Takanori Aota, Masaki Koda, Masahiko Ohsawa and Shoji Kubo

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:44

    Published on: 17 March 2017

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    Successful surgical intervention for rectal perforation due to polyarteritis nodosa: report of a case

    Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a primary systemic necrotizing vasculitis with diffuse organ involvements, resulting in a high mortality rate due to multiple organ failure. Although the small bowel is the freque...

    Keiji Yoshiya, Yu Imamura, Yu Nakaji, Daisuke Taniguchi, Rinne Takeda, Koji Ando, Yuichiro Nakashima, Motohiro Shimizu, Kippei Ohgaki, Norihiro Furusyo, Takuya Matsumoto, Hiroshi Saeki, Yoshinao Oda, Eiji Oki and Yoshihiko Maehara

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:43

    Published on: 13 March 2017

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    Continuous transanal decompression for infants with long- and total-type Hirschsprung’s diseases as a bridge to curative surgery: a single-center experience

    The purpose of this study is to assess the usefulness of continuous bowel decompression using an indwelling transanal tube (ITT) for preoperative management in infants with long-segment (L)- or total (T)-type ...

    Kyoko Mochizuki, Masato Shinkai, Norihiko Kitagawa, Hiroshi Take, Hidehito Usui, Takashi Hosokawa and Kaori Yamoto

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:42

    Published on: 10 March 2017

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    Two cases of resectable pancreatic cancer diagnosed by open surgical biopsy after endoscopic ultrasound fine-needle aspiration failed to yield diagnosis: case reports

    Tumor biopsy for histological diagnosis is required preoperatively and before initiating chemotherapy or radiation therapy for patients with pancreatic cancer (Cancer of the Pancreas: Clinical Practice Guideli...

    Reishi Toshiyama, Takehiro Noda, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hiroshi Wada, Koichi Kawamoto, Kunihito Gotoh, Yutaka Takeda, Masahiro Tanemura, Eiichi Morii, Koji Umeshita, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:39

    Published on: 25 February 2017

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