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  1. Content type: Case Report

    Open completion gastrectomy (OCG) has been selected to treat remnant gastric cancer (RGC) due to severe adhesions and difficulty recognizing anatomical orientation after primary gastrectomy. In general, elderl...

    Authors: Masaki Kaihara, Satoru Matsuda, Eisuke Booka, Fumitaka Saida, Jumpei Takashima, Hanako Kasai, Koki Mihara, Atsushi Nagashima and Tomohisa Egawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:63

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    Pleomorphic leiomyosarcomas (PLMSs) are extremely rare tumors. We present the first case of hepatic primary PLMS after surgery for gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST).

    Authors: Ryo Muranushi, Kouki Hoshino, Kei Hagiwara, Takahiro Yamanaka, Norihiro Ishii, Mariko Tsukagoshi, Takamichi Igarashi, Hiroshi Tanaka, Akira Watanabe, Norio Kubo, Kenichiro Araki, Norifumi Harimoto, Hayato Ikota, Kei Shibuya, Masaya Miyazaki and Ken Shirabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:62

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    Solitary adrenal metastasis from colorectal cancer is rare. Adrenal metastasis is usually detected with synchronous multiple metastases in other organs and is, therefore, considered to be unsuitable for surgic...

    Authors: Akinori Tsujimoto, Takeshi Ueda, Hiroyuki Kuge, Takashi Inoue, Shinsaku Obara, Takayuki Nakamoto, Yoshiyuki Sasaki, Yasuyuki Nakamura, Fumikazu Koyama and Masayuki Sho

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:61

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    A solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a mesenchymal lesion, which commonly develops in the thorax. Non-islet cell hypoglycemia is a rare paraneoplastic phenomenon caused by an extra-pancreatic tumor. We report a r...

    Authors: Yukiko Wada, Keiichi Okano, Yasuhisa Ando, Jun Uemura, Hironobu Suto, Eisuke Asano, Takayoshi Kishino, Minoru Oshima, Kensuke Kumamoto, Hisashi Usuki and Yasuyuki Suzuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:60

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  5. Content type: Case Report

    Anticoagulation control in active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is challenging because of hypercoagulation and bleeding complications. The strategy for treating chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension...

    Authors: Kayo Sugiyama, Shun Suzuki, Keita Maruno, Toshiki Fujiyoshi, Nobusato Koizumi and Hitoshi Ogino

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:59

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  6. Content type: Case Report

    Hemorrhagic hepatic cysts infrequently involve several iconographic changes requiring a differential diagnosis, primarily with a cystic malignancy. We herein report a case of laparoscopy-assisted extended righ...

    Authors: Yasunari Fukuda, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Keiichiro Honma, Eiichi Morii, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Hirofumi Akita, Takehiro Noda, Kunihito Gotoh, Shogo Kobayashi, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:58

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  7. Content type: Case Report

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with tumor thrombus (TT) in the right atrium is a critical condition. The general consensus is to perform hepatectomy prior to cavo-atrial thrombectomy because of the risk of unc...

    Authors: Shun-ichi Ariizumi, Chizuo Kikuchi, Fumiaki Tokitou, Shingo Yamashita, Yoshihito Kotera, Akiko Omori, Takaaki Kato, Satoshi Nemoto, Hiroshi Niinami and Masakazu Yamamoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:57

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    Patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) have low platelet counts and an increased risk of complications. Therefore, these patients generally require high-dose immunoglobulin therapy and platele...

    Authors: Kouki Hoshino, Norifumi Harimoto, Ryo Muranushi, Kenichiro Araki, Takahiro Yamanaka, Kei Hagiwara, Norihiro Ishii, Mariko Tsukagoshi, Takamichi Igarashi, Hiroshi Tanaka, Akira Watanabe, Norio Kubo, Takehiko Yokobori and Ken Shirabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:56

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  9. Content type: Case Report

    Schistosomiasis is prevalent in tropical and subtropical areas and rarely reported in developed countries. Schistosomiasis often occurs as a chronic illness, which can cause liver and intestinal damage. Append...

    Authors: Hajime Imamura, Masashi Haraguchi, Yuriko Isagawa, Michi Morita, Masataka Hirabaru, Daisuke Kawahara, Hirotaka Tokai, Kazumasa Noda, Shigeki Minami, Keiji Inoue, Junji Irie and Susumu Eguchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:55

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  10. Content type: Case Report

    Left-sided gallbladder is a relatively rare anatomical variation that is frequently associated with a biliary system anomaly. Here, we describe a case of left-sided gallbladder with acute cholecystitis treated...

    Authors: Ryosuke Hirohata, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Masahiro Nakahara, Hideki Ohdan and Toshio Noriyuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:54

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    Management of postpneumonectomy empyema requires comprehensive strategies, especially when the condition is associated with large bronchopleural fistulae. We report a case involving the simple chest closure of...

    Authors: Tetsuya Fukui, Tadashi Matsukura, Yusuke Wakatsuki and Satoko Yamawaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:53

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    Empyema and pyogenic spondylitis are common diseases that are often caused by oral pathogens in direct or hematogenous infection. However, there exists no report describing empyema and pyogenic spondylitis cau...

    Authors: Daisuke Nakamura, Ryoichi Kondo, Akiko Makiuchi and Kenichi Isobe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:52

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  13. Content type: Case Report

    Performing laparoscopic liver resection for giant hemangiomas is challenging, and careful preoperative planning is essential. Controlling intraoperative bleeding and handling surgical instruments within a limi...

    Authors: Yuichiro Okumura, Takehiro Noda, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Takehiko Hanaki, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Hirofumi Akita, Tadafumi Asaoka, Kunihito Gotoh, Shogo Kobayashi, Koji Umeshita, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:51

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) has recently been used for the management of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). Here, the feasibility and effectiveness of SILS for GIST and indications for SIL...

    Authors: Takashi Tatara, Shingo Kanaji, Satoshi Suzuki, Ryo Ishida, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Masashi Yamamoto, Yoshiko Matsuda, Kimihiro Yamashita, Taro Oshikiri, Takeru Matsuda, Tetsu Nakamura, Yasuo Sumi and Yoshihiro Kakeji

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:50

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  15. Content type: Case Report

    Formation of an internal hernia beneath a skeletonized pelvic vessel after pelvic lymph node dissection is extremely rare. We report a case of an internal hernia formation beneath the left external iliac arter...

    Authors: Shigeo Ninomiya, Shota Amano, Tadashi Ogawa, Yoshitake Ueda, Norio Shiraishi, Masafumi Inomata and Katsuhiro Shimoda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:49

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  16. Content type: Case Report

    Pancreatic vascular malformation causes epigastric pain, pancreatitis, portal vein hypertension, bleeding, and rupture. It is a rare disease, with most pancreatic vascular malformations being arteriovenous mal...

    Authors: Shigeto Ochiai, Koichi Tomita, Masashi Nakagawa, Itsuki Koganezawa, Kei Yokozuka, Takahiro Gunji, Kosuke Hikita, Yosuke Ozawa, Toshimichi Kobayashi, Toru Sano, Rina Tsutsui, Naokazu Chiba, Midori Wakiya, Hiroshi Hirano and Shigeyuki Kawachi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:48

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  17. Content type: Case Report

    Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is relatively rare and commonly reported as a congenital anomaly. It is usually found in a single Valsalva sinus protruding into another cardiac chamber and is termed as intrac...

    Authors: Nobuhisa Ohno, Kentaro Watanabe, Toshi Maeda, Otohime Kato, Go Ueno, Kosuke Yoshizawa and Keiichi Fujiwara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:47

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  18. Content type: Case Report

    Risk factors for bile duct injury in laparoscopic cholecystectomy include severe inflammation at Calot’s triangle and aberrant bile duct variations. Knowledge of the various biliary anomalies and early identif...

    Authors: Toshiya Abe, Shinichiro Ito, Yoshikazu Kaneda, Ryuichiro Suto and Shinji Noshima

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:46

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    Intestinal malrotation, which arises from incomplete rotation of the embryonic midgut, is one of the congenital anomalies usually diagnosed in infancy. On the other hand, intestinal malrotation detected in asy...

    Authors: Susumu Inamoto, Kazutaka Obama, Satsuki Asai, Rei Mizuno, Yoshiro Itatani, Kyoichi Hashimoto, Shigeo Hisamori, Shigeru Tsunoda, Koya Hida, Kenji Kawada and Yoshiharu Sakai

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:45

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  20. Content type: Case Report

    Recently, minimally invasive esophagectomy and gastrectomy for esophagogastric junctional (EGJ) cancer using either thoracoscopy or laparoscopy are frequently performed. In the past decade, minimally invasive ...

    Authors: Mamoru Miyasaka, Yuma Ebihara, Yoshiyuki Yamamura, Kimitaka Tanaka, Yoshitsugu Nakanishi, Toshimichi Asano, Takehiro Noji, Yo Kurashima, Toru Nakamura, Soichi Murakami, Takahiro Tsuchikawa, Keisuke Okamura, Toshiaki Shichinohe and Satoshi Hirano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:44

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  21. Content type: Case Report

    A right-sided ligamentum teres (RSLT) is a rare congenital anomaly in which the fetal umbilical vein is connected to the right paramedian trunk. RSLT creates difficulty in liver resection with respect to decis...

    Authors: Fumihiro Terasaki, Yusuke Yamamoto, Katsuhisa Ohgi, Teiichi Sugiura, Yukiyasu Okamura, Takaaki Ito, Ryo Ashida and Katsuhiko Uesaka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:43

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  22. Content type: Case Report

    Amyand hernias have been described in case reports in the literature and are a rare occurrence in the career of a surgeon. Their management is even less well described and often poses problems in the managemen...

    Authors: Katelin Holmes and Joseph E. Guinn

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:42

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  23. Content type: Case Report

    Blood flow of the remnant stomach is supplied via the right gastric and right gastroepiploic vessels after proximal gastrectomy (PG). Whether the remnant stomach can be safely preserved in patients who undergo...

    Authors: Teijiro Hirashita, Yukio Iwashita, Hiroaki Nakanuma, Kazuhiro Tada, Kunihiro Saga, Takashi Masuda, Yuichi Endo, Masayuki Ohta, Toshifumi Matsumoto and Masafumi Inomata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:41

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  24. Content type: Case Report

    Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is defined as dilatation exceeding 1.5 times the width of the normal adjacent coronary artery segments. CAA usually causes few symptoms, and rupture is rare, but can be lethal du...

    Authors: Yu Shomura, Toru Mizumoto, Kazuya Fujinaga, Yasuhiro Sawada, Hisato Ito and Satoshi Teranishi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:40

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  25. Content type: Case Report

    The number of patients who require aortic valve replacement after coronary artery bypass grafting continues to increase. Re-operative cardiovascular surgery after coronary artery bypass grafting has various ri...

    Authors: Takuya Nakayama and Miki Asano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:39

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  26. Content type: Case Report

    Intra-abdominal desmoid tumors are rare and generally occur in some patients with familial adenomatous polyposis or secondary to an external stimulus such as surgical trauma. We report herein a case of intra-a...

    Authors: Musashi Takada, Takashi Okuyama, Ryuji Yoshioka, Tamaki Noie, Emiko Takeshita, Shinichi Sameshima and Masatoshi Oya

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:38

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  27. Content type: Case Report

    Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is a rare but life-threatening complication of early postoperative enteral feeding. We herein report two patients who developed NOMI during enteral feeding after esopha...

    Authors: Daisuke Kurita, Takeo Fujita, Yasumasa Horikiri, Takuji Sato, Hisashi Fujiwara and Hiroyuki Daiko

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:36

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  28. Content type: Case Report

    Among anterior mediastinal tumors, a teratoma is known to rupture with growth, but there have been few previous reports about thymoma rupture. We here report a rare case of an invasive thymoma with intrapulmon...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Yoshiyasu, Fumitsugu Kojima, Yuya Ishikawa and Toru Bando

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:35

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  29. Content type: Case Report

    Since intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm (ITPN) is a rare disease, the clinical features of ITPN, especially the characteristics related to recurrence, have not been revealed. We performed a total remnant pa...

    Authors: Kenju Ko, Yasunori Nishida, Kotaro Sasahara, Hirofumi Kishimoto, Otagiri Noriaki, Katsunori Tauchi, Koji Azuhata and Kayoko Higuchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:33

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  30. Content type: Case Report

    Simple pericardial injuries are asymptomatic in many cases and usually do not cause bleeding that leads to cardiac tamponade. In this study, however, we report a case involving a patient with pericardial injur...

    Authors: Jumpei Takamatsu

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:32

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    Amyloid tumor of the breast is a rare disease, which was first reported in 1973. To date, only six cases have been reported in Japan.

    Authors: Makiko Mori, Haruru Kotani, Masataka Sawaki, Masaya Hattori, Akiyo Yoshimura, Naomi Gondo, Yayoi Adachi, Ayumi Kataoka, Kayoko Sugino, Nanae Horisawa, Mitsuo Terada, Yuri Ozaki and Hiroji Iwata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:31

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  32. Content type: Case Report

    Ectopic hamartomatous thymoma, which usually occurs in the lower neck, is a rare benign tumor containing spindle cells, epithelial nests, and adipose tissue. Although the origin of this tumor is still unknown,...

    Authors: Makio Hayama, Seiji Yoshitomi, Maiko Tamura, Nobuhiko Ohnishi and Shigeharu Moriyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:29

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  33. Content type: Case Report

    Pulmonary hematoma is most often caused by thoracic trauma. However, rare cases of pulmonary hematoma without any obvious cause are sometimes reported, when the condition is referred to as spontaneous or idiop...

    Authors: Takumi Sonokawa, Takuma Matsui, Kyoshiro Takegahara, Tatsuya Inoue, Takeru Kashiwada, Yasuhiro Terasaki and Jitsuo Usuda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:27

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    Minimally invasive esophagectomy is considered a beneficial approach to esophageal cancer, although a hiatal hernia occurs more frequently in this approach than in open esophagectomy with reconstruction via th...

    Authors: Takuji Sato, Takeo Fujita, Hisashi Fujiwara and Hiroyuki Daiko

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:26

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  35. Content type: Case Report

    A case of a short circuit (Retzius shunt) from the inferior mesenteric vein (IMV) to the inferior vena cava (IVC) without accompanying portal hypertension due to liver cirrhosis is rare.

    Authors: Toshinori Sueda, Mitsuyoshi Tei, Haruna Furukawa, Tae Matsumura, Chikato Koga, Masaki Wakasugi, Hiromichi Miyagaki, Ryohei Kawabata, Junzo Shimizu, Atsuya Okada and Junichi Hasegawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:25

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  36. Content type: Case Report

    Perforated diverticulitis with purulent peritonitis (Hinchey III diverticulitis) has traditionally been treated with a Hartmann’s procedure in order to avoid the considerable postoperative morbidity and mortal...

    Authors: Takako Tanaka, Yoshiaki Kita, Shinichiro Mori, Kenji Baba, Kan Tanabe, Masumi Wada, Yusuke Tsuruda, Kiyonori Tanoue, Shigehiro Yanagita, Kosei Maemura and Shoji Natsugoe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:24

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  37. Content type: Case Report

    Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is a rare and severe pathological condition that can cause intestinal necrosis without mechanical obstruction of the mesenteric artery. NOMI often develops during the t...

    Authors: Noboru Oyachi, Takaki Emura, Fuminori Numano, Tomoko Tando, Tomohiro Saito and Yusuke Goto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:23

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  38. Content type: Case Report

    The esophageal metastasis of breast cancer is rare. Moreover, it is extremely unusual for patients to experience the symptoms of esophageal metastasis during their lifetimes. We present a case of dysphagia cau...

    Authors: Masuyo Miyake, Akimitsu Yamada, Kentaro Miyake and Itaru Endo

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:22

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  39. Content type: Case Report

    Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) readily metastasizes to the lymph nodes, liver, lung, and peritoneum; however, gastric and gallbladder metastases are rare. We report a case of metachronous gastric and ...

    Authors: Makoto Takahashi, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Atsushi Kato, Katsunori Furukawa, Tsukasa Takayashiki, Satoshi Kuboki, Shigetsugu Takano, Kensuke Sugiura, Keishi Kawasaki, Masaru Miyazaki and Masayuki Ohtsuka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:21

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  40. Content type: Case Report

    Leiomyosarcomas (LMSs) of the colon are extremely rare and highly aggressive. Although treatment of gastrointestinal LMS is not standardized, surgical resection is generally performed. The fact that the tumors...

    Authors: Masashi Yahagi, Yoshiyuki Ishii, Atsuko Hara and Masahiko Watanabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:20

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  41. Content type: Case Report

    Mesentero-axial gastric volvulus (MAGV) is a rare but critical condition as delay in treatment can lead to lethal situations. Although the report of the surgical treatment with laparoscopic approach for MAGV h...

    Authors: Toshiaki Takahashi, Masaya Yamoto, Akiyoshi Nomura, Kei Ooyama, Akinori Sekioka, Yutaka Yamada, Koji Fukumoto and Naoto Urushihara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:19

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  42. Content type: Case Report

    Liposarcoma is a soft tissue sarcoma of adipocyte origin. Liposarcoma represents 20–30% of adult soft tissue tumors, which was most frequently seen in the retroperitoneal space in 45% and abdominal space in on...

    Authors: Ryohei Murata, Tadashi Yoshida, Nobuhiro Kobayashi, Yoshito Watanabe, Shigenori Homma, Hayato Echizenya and Akinobu Taketomi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:18

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  43. Content type: Case Report

    Metastases to the stomach or gallbladder from any malignancy is rarely noted, and simultaneous metastases to both organs are atypical. We present a unique case of simultaneous multifocal metastases of the stom...

    Authors: Osamu Kinoshita, Moyu Dohi, Yusuke Horii, Atsushi Ikai, Tomohito Kitamori and Tetsuro Yamashita

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:17

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  44. Content type: Case Report

    Although annular pancreas concurrent with pancreaticobiliary maljunction has rarely been reported, some reports have pointed out a possibility that both anomalies have a common pathogenesis in pancreatic devel...

    Authors: Naoya Sato, Tatsuo Shimura, Akira Kenjo, Takashi Kimura, Junichiro Watanabe, Makoto Muto and Shigeru Marubashi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:16

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  45. Content type: Case Report

    Meckel’s diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Most of the people remain asymptomatic during their lifetime, but some can develop complications such as...

    Authors: Bardia Bidarmaghz, Hugh McGregor, Kasra Raufian and Chin Li Tee

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:15

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  46. Content type: Case Report

    Bevacizumab is an anti-angiogenesis agent used to treat patients with metastatic colorectal cancer and is associated with a variety of complications. We present a patient with rectal cancer who developed a del...

    Authors: Erika Machida, Yasuyuki Miyakura, Jun Takahashi, Sawako Tamaki, Hideki Ishikawa, Fumi Hasegawa, Rina Kikugawa, Shingo Tsujinaka, Alan Kawarai Lefor and Toshiki Rikiyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:14

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