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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Primary hepatic neuroendocrine carcinomas are extremely rare. Because of the rarity of PHNEC, its clinical features and treatment outcomes are not well understood. A proper diagnosis and the correct therapeuti...

    Authors: Richi Nakatake, Morihiko Ishizaki, Kosuke Matui, Hiroaki Yanagimoto, Kentaro Inoue, Masaki Kaibori, Yusai Kawaguchi and Masanori Kon
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:102
  14. Thrombus formation in the pulmonary vein stump after pulmonary resection has recently been identified as a cause of systemic thrombosis including brain infarction. However, there is limited research focusing o...

    Authors: Takahito Nakano, Mayumi Inaba and Hiroyuki Kaneda
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:101
  15. The pathogenesis of biliary atresia (BA) is still unknown. There are several reports on the etiology of BA, including pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM). We experienced a case of Kasai type IIIa BA with PBM,...

    Authors: Kosuke Endo, Akiko Yokoi, Yasuhiko Mishima, Akihiko Tamaki, Keiichi Morita, Yuichi Okata, Chieko Hisamatsu, Hiroaki Fukuzawa, Makiko Yoshida, Yoshinobu Akasaka and Kosaku Maeda
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:100
  16. We have reported the usefulness of the subxiphoid approach in thymectomy. However, such a new operation method may have unknown complications that rarely occur. Surgeons cannot completely avoid intraoperative ...

    Authors: Motoki Yano, Hiroki Numanami, Masayuki Yamaji, Rumiko Taguchi, Chihiro Furuta and Masayuki Haniuda
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:99
  17. Stereotactic body radiotherapy has been a treatment choice for lung cancer, especially in medically inoperable patients. However, the acute and late toxicity to adjacent organs have been report...

    Authors: Shuntaro Yoshimura, Kazuhiko Mori, Koichiro Kawasaki, Asami Tanabe, Susumu Aikou, Koichi Yagi, Masato Nishida, Hiroharu Yamashita, Sachiyo Nomura, Masayoshi Fukushima, Hideomi Yamashita, Yasuhiro Yamauchi and Yasuyuki Seto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:98
  18. Benign esophageal tumors are uncommon, comprising approximately 2% of esophageal tumors. Esophageal schwannomas constitute an even rarer entity, with few cases reported in the literature.

    Authors: Kazuki Moro, Masayuki Nagahashi, Kotaro Hirashima, Shin-ichi Kosugi, Takaaki Hanyu, Hiroshi Ichikawa, Takashi Ishikawa, Gen Watanabe, Emmanuel Gabriel, Tsutomu Kawaguchi, Kazuaki Takabe and Toshifumi Wakai
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:97
  19. Primary colonic and dedifferentiated liposarcomas are both remarkably rare. This work describes a case of primary colonic well-differentiated/dedifferentiated liposarcoma and reviews the clinical characteristi...

    Authors: Hiroshi Sawayama, Naoya Yoshida, Yuji Miyamoto, Tomoyuki Uchihara, Tasuku Toihata, Taisuke Yagi, Yukiharu Hiyoshi, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Yoshifumi Baba and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:96
  20. Gastric cancer with multiple liver metastases have poor prognosis. Recently, stage IV gastric cancer patients who respond well to systemic chemotherapy can be treated by gastrectomy. We herein report a case of...

    Authors: Masashi Tsunematsu, Naoto Takahashi, Keishiro Murakami, Takeyuki Misawa, Tadashi Akiba and Katsuhiko Yanaga
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:95
  21. Nivolumab is a monoclonal antibody against programmed death 1 and has become a standard treatment of advanced melanoma because of its durable response and survival benefits. In this report, we present a case o...

    Authors: Koji Yasuda, Toshiaki Tanaka, Soichiro Ishihara, Kensuke Otani, Takeshi Nishikawa, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Kazushige Kawai, Keisuke Hata, Hiroaki Nozawa, Yuri Masui, Yukako Shintani and Toshiaki Watanabe
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:94
  22. Lateral lymph node (LLN) metastasis may occur in patients with advanced rectal cancers of which the lower margins are located at or below the peritoneal reflection. However, LLN metastasis from a T1 rectal can...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Tanishima, Masamichi Kimura, Toshiji Tominaga, Shinji Iwakura, Yoshihiko Hoshida and Tetsuya Horiuchi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:93
  23. Aggressive angiomyxoma (AAM) is a rare mesenchymal tumor that occurs almost exclusively in the soft tissue of the pelvis and perineum. AAM has both locally infiltrative and recurrent characteristics. Very few ...

    Authors: Koki Sato, Masahiro Ohira, Seiichi Shimizu, Shintarou Kuroda, Kentaro Ide, Kohei Ishiyama, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Tahara, Noriyuki Shiroma, Koji Arihiro, Michio Imamura, Kazuaki Chayama and Hideki Ohdan
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:92
  24. Diaphragmatic hernia is a potential complication of esophagectomy, which usually occurs as a hiatal hernia and more frequently after minimally invasive esophagectomy. Parahiatal hernia is a rare form of diaphr...

    Authors: Yuji Akiyama, Takeshi Iwaya, Fumitaka Endo, Takehiro Chiba, Takeshi Takahara, Koki Otsuka, Hiroyuki Nitta, Keisuke Koeda, Masaru Mizuno, Yusuke Kimura and Akira Sasaki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:91
  25. Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is a rare but life-threatening complication after esophagectomy. It has a high mortality rate and often leads to severe aspiration pneumonia. Various types of surgical repair pr...

    Authors: Yayoi Sakatoku, Masahide Fukaya, Hironori Fujieda, Yuzuru Kamei, Akihiro Hirata, Keita Itatsu and Masato Nagino
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:90
  26. Hepaticojejunostomy may be used for biliary reconstruction in certain cases of liver transplantation. In this occasion, Roux-en-Y biliary reconstruction is predominantly performed. Petersen’s hernia is an inte...

    Authors: Sodai Sakamoto, Ryoichi Goto, Norio Kawamura, Yasuyuki Koshizuka, Masaaki Watanabe, Minoru Ota, Tomomi Suzuki, Daisuke Abo, Kenichiro Yamashita, Toshiya Kamiyama, Akinobu Taketomi and Tsuyoshi Shimamura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:89
  27. The hybrid war of Russia against Ukraine has been started in certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts within the Donbas area in 2014.

    Authors: Igor Khomenko, Vitalii Shapovalov, Ievgen Tsema, Georgii Makarov, Roman Palytsia, Ievgen Zavodovskyi, Ivan Ishchenko, Andrii Dinets and Vladimir Mishalov
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:88
  28. The evaluation of the hepatic vascular anatomy in living liver donors is increasingly being performed by three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) angiography. However, details of hepatic artery anatomy ...

    Authors: Michinori Matsumoto, Shigeki Wakiyama, Hiroaki Shiba, Yuichi Ishida, Yoshiaki Kita and Katsuhiko Yanaga
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:87
  29. An aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) with an associated nonrecurrent right inferior laryngeal nerve (NRILN) is a relatively rare anomaly that occurs at a frequency of 0.3 to 2.0% of the general populatio...

    Authors: Koji Shindo, Eishi Nagai, Toshinaga Nabae, Toru Eguchi, Taiki Moriyama, Kenoki Ohuchida, Tatsuya Manabe, Takao Ohtsuka, Yoshinao Oda, Makoto Hashizume and Masafumi Nakamura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:86
  30. Perianal Paget’s disease (pPD) is uncommon, with only about 180 cases documented in the literature. Anorectal carcinoma with pagetoid spread is even rarer.

    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 2017 3:85

    The Correction to this article has been published in Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:13

  31. Colorectal cancer (CRC) resembling submucosal tumor (SMT; CRC/SMT) is very rare. Because its biopsy is challenging, accurate preoperative diagnosis is also very rare.

    Authors: Akimitsu Tanio, Hiroaki Saito, Keigo Ashida, Shouichi Urushibara, Manabu Yamamoto, Naruo Tokuyasu, Teruhisa Sakamoto, Soichiro Honjo, Yoshihiko Maeta and Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:84
  32. Cowden syndrome is characterized by multiple hamartomas in various tissues, including the skin, brain, breast, thyroid, mucous membrane, and gastrointestinal tract, and is reported to increase the risk of mali...

    Authors: Fuyo Kimura, Ai Ueda, Eiichi Sato, Jiro Akimoto, Hiroshi Kaise, Kimito Yamada, Mari Hosonaga, Yuko Kawai, Saeko Teraoka, Miki Okazaki and Takashi Ishikawa
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:83
  33. Although pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors generally have a far better prognosis relative to pancreatic cancer, the varied manifestations lead to treatment-related challenges. Everolimus therapy is generally re...

    Authors: Asahi Sato, Toshihiko Masui, Nao Sankoda, Kenzo Nakano, Yuichiro Uchida, Takayuki Anazawa, Kyoichi Takaori, Yoshiya Kawaguchi and Shinji Uemoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:82
  34. Non-functioning parathyroid carcinoma is a rare disease that is difficult to distinguish from other diseases based on the lack of hyperparathyroidism. This is a report of non-functioning parathyroid carcinoma ...

    Authors: Nobuyasu Suganuma, Hiroyuki Iwasaki, Satoru Shimizu, Tatsuya Yoshida, Takashi Yamanaka, Izumi Kojima, Haruhiko Yamazaki, Soji Toda, Hirotaka Nakayama, Katsuhiko Masudo, Yasushi Rino, Kae Kawachi, Yohei Miyagi, Akio Miyake, Kenichi Ohashi and Munetaka Masuda
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:81
  35. Current treatment options for lymphatic malformations (LMs) are multimodal. Recently, the effectiveness of treating LMs with Eppikajyutsuto (TJ-28) has been reported. TJ-28 is a kind of oral herbal medicine cl...

    Authors: Toko Shinkai, Kouji Masumoto, Fumiko Chiba and Nao Tanaka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:80
  36. An incisional hernia in a case of antethoracic pedicled jejunal flap esophageal reconstruction after esophagectomy is a very rare occurrence, and this hernia was distinctive in that the reconstructed jejunum h...

    Authors: Atsushi Yasuda, Takushi Yasuda, Hiroaki Kato, Mitsuru Iwama, Osamu Shiraishi, Yoko Hiraki, Yumiko Tanaka, Masayuki Shinkai, Motohiro Imano, Yutaka Kimura and Haruhiko Imamoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:79
  37. Anatomical variations of hepatic arteries may be problematic in pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). We experienced pancreatic head cancer in a patient with rare variation of hepatic artery and performed PD successfu...

    Authors: Yusuke Sakamoto, Takahisa Fujikawa and Akira Tanaka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:78
  38. Esophageal perforation after aortic replacement/stenting for aortic dissection or aneurysm is a rare but severe complication. However, its cause, standard treatment, and prognosis are unclear. We analyzed the ...

    Authors: Yoshihisa Yaguchi, Yoshimasa Kumata, Masahiro Horikawa, Takashi Kiyokawa, Tsuyoshi Inaba and Ryoji Fukushima
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:77
  39. Although surgical resection is the only curative treatment for gallbladder cancer (GBC), concomitant peritoneal dissemination is considered far beyond the scope of resection. We report a long-term survivor wit...

    Authors: Daisuke Kuga, Tomoki Ebata, Yukihiro Yokoyama, Tsuyoshi Igami, Gen Sugawara, Takashi Mizuno, Junpei Yamaguchi and Masato Nagino
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:76
  40. Infective coronary artery aneurysm is extremely rare and ruptured aneurysm is life-threatening. We report a case of ruptured coronary artery aneurysm, which was successfully treated by the patch closure techni...

    Authors: Kayo Sugiyama, Katsuhiko Matsuyama, Keita Maruno, Satoshi Takahashi, Masahiko Kuinose, Rena Nagashima and Hitoshi Ogino
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:75
  41. Fournier gangrene due to advanced rectal cancer is a rapidly progressive gangrene of the perineum and buttocks. Emergency surgical debridement of necrotic tissue is crucial, and secondary surgery to resect tum...

    Authors: Hiroshi Sawayama, Nobutomo Miyanari, Hidetaka Sugihara, Shiro Iwagami, Takao Mizumoto, Tatsuo Kubota, Yoshio Haga and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:74
  42. Despite the improvements of surgical techniques and postoperative management of patients with liver transplantation, biliary complications are one of the most common and important adverse events. We present a ...

    Authors: Ryusuke Saito, Hiroyuki Tahara, Seiichi Shimizu, Masahiro Ohira, Kentaro Ide, Kohei Ishiyama, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi and Hideki Ohdan
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:73
  43. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) often infiltrates to the adjacent major vasculatures; however, direct invasion of PDAC to the inferior vena cava (IVC) is uncommon.

    Authors: Takuya Mizumoto, Tadahiro Goto, Hirochika Toyama, Keitaro Sofue, Sadaki Asari, Sachio Terai, Motofumi Tanaka, Masahiro Kido, Tetsuo Ajiki, Takumi Fukumoto and Yonson Ku
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:72
  44. Muir–Torre syndrome (MTS) is a rare autosomal dominant genodermatosis caused by mutations in mismatch repair genes. It is characterized by the presence of at least one sebaceous skin tumor associated with inte...

    Authors: Yui Ishiguro, Shigenori Homma, Tadashi Yoshida, Yosuke Ohno, Nobuki Ichikawa, Hideki Kawamura, Hiroo Hata, Satoru Kase, Susumu Ishida, Hiromi Okada-Kanno, Kanako C. Hatanaka and Akinobu Taketomi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:71
  45. While esophageal fistula formation in the adjacent organs is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality, the management of non-aortic arterio-esophageal fistula has not been frequently reported.

    Authors: Tetsuya Tajima, Shigeo Haruki, Shinsuke Usui, Koji Ito, Akiyo Matsumoto, Akiyuki Matsuhisa and Noriaki Takiguchi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:70
  46. Primary breast cancer fairly infrequently occurs in ectopic breast tissue, and primary ectopic breast cancer of the vulva is particularly rare. Only 26 cases have been published in the English-language literat...

    Authors: Takayuki Ishigaki, Yasuo Toriumi, Ryouko Nosaka, Rei Kudou, Yoshimi Imawari, Makiko Kamio, Hiroko Nogi, Hisashi Shioya and Hiroshi Takeyama
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:69
  47. A gastric adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) that produces granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) is an uncommon malignancy with a poor prognosis. Due to the rarity of this lesion, a standard treatment for t...

    Authors: Kazuki Moro, Masayuki Nagahashi, Tetsuya Naito, Yu Nagai, Tomohiro Katada, Masahiro Minagawa, Jun Hasegawa, Tatsuo Tani, Naohiro Shimakage, Hiroyuki Usuda, Emmanuel Gabriel, Tsutomu Kawaguchi, Kazuaki Takabe and Toshifumi Wakai
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:67

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