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  1. Advanced gastric cancer in the lower third of the stomach often results in stricture of the gastric cavity and digestive symptoms. Gastrojejunostomy has been suggested to improve such symptoms, and the advent ...

    Authors: Masataka Shimonosono, Sumiya Ishigami, Takaaki Arigami, Yoshikazu Uenosono, Yasuto Uchikado, Yoshiaki Kita, Yuko Kijima, Hiroshi Kurahara, Yuko Mataki, Kosei Maemura and Shoji Natsugoe
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:131
  2. Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is an emergency procedure to manage severe hemorrhagic shock from torso injury but can cause severe ischemia of the lower extremities. However,...

    Authors: Yohei Okada, Hiromichi Narumiya, Wataru Ishi and Iiduka Ryoji
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:130
  3. Thymic carcinomas are usually detected in the anterior mediastinum. Thymic carcinoma occurring in the middle mediastinum and showing an image of a cyst is extremely rare.

    Authors: Shuichi Shinohara, Koji Kuroda, Taiji Kuwata, Masaru Takenaka, Soichi Oka, Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Ayako Hirai, Naoko Imanishi and Fumihiro Tanaka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:129
  4. Spinal epidural abscess is a rare condition with high morbidity and mortality, for which a delay in diagnosis and treatment can lead to irreversible neurologic deficit or even death. Although patients with spi...

    Authors: Mikio Kawamura, Toshimitsu Araki, Yoshiki Okita, Satoru Kondo, Takashi Ichikawa, Hiroyuki Fujikawa, Keiichi Uchida, Yasuhiko Mohri and Masato Kusunoki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:128
  5. Esophageal schwannomas are rare primary submucosal esophageal tumors. We herein report a case of an esophageal schwannoma that was difficult to diagnose.

    Authors: Takayoshi Watanabe, Tatsuya Miyazaki, Hideyuki Saito, Tomonori Yoshida, Yuji Kumakura, Hiroaki Honjyo, Takehiko Yokobori, Makoto Sakai, Makoto Sohda and Hiroyuki Kuwano
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:127
  6. Pancreas-sparing total duodenectomy (PSTD) is an ideal recommended procedure for patients with multiple duodenal adenomas or early duodenal cancer. We herein report a rare but serious complication of PSTD.

    Authors: Shimpei Otsuka, Teiichi Sugiura and Katsuhiko Uesaka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:126
  7. Occurrence of bronchial artery aneurysm is rare, and it has been detected in less than 1 % of all selective bronchial arteriography cases. Here, we present a case of a bronchial artery aneurysm caused by a tra...

    Authors: Kiyoshi Sato, Satoshi Fumimoto, Takehisa Fukada, Kaoru Ochi, Takayuki Kataoka, Yoshio Ichihashi, Hidetoshi Satomi, Takuya Morita, Nobuharu Hanaoka, Yoshikatsu Okada and Takahiro Katsumata
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:125
  8. Meckel’s diverticulum may sometimes present as an intraluminal polypoid mass causing small bowel obstruction; however, gastrointestinal bleeding due to Meckel’s diverticulum with a polypoid lesion is rare. A 1...

    Authors: Toshiyuki Irie, Seiichi Shinji, Hiroki Arai, Hayato Kan, Takeshi Yamada, Michihiro Koizumi, Yasuyuki Yokoyama, Goro Takahashi, Takuma Iwai, Mikihiro Okusa, Keiichiro Ohta and Eiji Uchida
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:124
  9. A 63-year-old man, who had undergone total gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y reconstruction for gastric cancer 10 years previously, was admitted to our hospital with complaints of abdominal pain, palpable abdominal tu...

    Authors: Yuhei Kitasato, Ryuta Midorikawa, Yoshihiro Uchino, Shuko Saku, Taizan Minami, Takahisa Shirahama, Kazumitsu Kiyomatsu, Koji Okuda, Yoshito Akagi and Hiroyuki Tanaka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:123
  10. Patients with spinal cord injury experience changes in the cardiovascular system and a high morbidity associated with peripheral artery disease. We report a case of acute aortic occlusion in a patient with chr...

    Authors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Yuriko Yokomizo, Takafumi Akai, Takehiro Chiyoda, Hiroshi Goto and Yukiyoshi Masaki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:121
  11. Sclerosing mesenteritis (SM) is a rare inflammatory and fibrosing disease primarily involving the small-bowel mesentery. Recently, SM was reported to be closely related to IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD). This ...

    Authors: Atsushi Abe, Tatsuya Manabe, Nobuyoshi Takizawa, Takashi Ueki, Daisuke Yamada, Kinuko Nagayoshi, Yoshihiko Sadakari, Hayato Fujita, Shuntaro Nagai, Hidetaka Yamamoto, Yoshinao Oda and Masafumi Nakamura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:120
  12. Gastric submucosal tumors are commonly treated by partial resection under laparoscopy. However, the surgical resection of gastric submucosal tumors sometimes causes deformation of the stomach, especially in th...

    Authors: Yoshikage Inoue, Shutaro Gunji, Kazutaka Obama, Hiroshi Okabe and Yoshiharu Sakai
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:119
  13. Hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb)-positive graft is reported to cause de novo hepatitis B after liver transplantation with a probability of 38–100 % without prophylaxis. Hepatitis B surface antigen loss is rep...

    Authors: Yasuyuki Hara, Kazuaki Tokodai, Chikashi Nakanishi, Shigehito Miyagi and Naoki Kawagishi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:118
  14. We present the first ever report on a colonic mucocele observed at the distal stump of a transverse loop colostomy caused by neoplasia. A 37-year-old female consulted us because of abdominal pain and vomiting ...

    Authors: Toshiaki Tanaka, Kazushige Kawai, Hiroyuki Abe, Koji Murono, Kensuke Otani, Takeshi Nishikawa, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Keisuke Hata, Hiroaki Nozawa, Hironori Yamaguchi, Soichiro Ishihara, Masashi Fukayama and Toshiaki Watanabe
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:117
  15. An atypical type A thymoma variant was newly added to the WHO classification of type A thymoma family in 2015.

    Authors: Masaki Hashimoto, Shigeki Shimizu, Teruhisa Takuwa, Yoshitane Tsukamoto, Tohru Tsujimura and Seiki Hasegawa
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:116
  16. A sarcoid reaction is a phenomenon characterized by histologically proven granulomatous lesions without evidence of sarcoidosis. This pathology is a benign tumor itself, but several reports have described sarc...

    Authors: Takafumi Shima, Yoshinori Tanaka, Kunihiro Katsuragi, Nagahisa Fujio, Shuichi Nakatani, Yasutsugu Kobayashi and Tadayuki Hida
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:115
  17. Anastomotic leakage (AL) is one of the most common and serious complications following visceral surgery. In recent years, endoluminal vacuum therapy has dramatically changed therapeutic options for AL, but its...

    Authors: K. Krajinovic, S. Reimer, T. Kudlich, C. T. Germer and A. Wiegering
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:114
  18. Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) has been reported in 2–7.6 % of patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Most of the reported cases of MALS have been diagnosed perioperatively and treated radi...

    Authors: Ilhan Karabicak, Sohei Satoi, Hiroaki Yanagimoto, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Satoshi Hirooka, So Yamaki, Hisashi Kosaka, Masaya Kotsuka, Kentoro Inoue, Yoichi Matsui and Masanori Kon
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:113
  19. We herein experienced a case with pseudo-Meigs’ syndrome that developed both synchronous and metachronous metastases to the ovary from ascending colon cancer. A 57-year-old female visited a hospital for a 2-mo...

    Authors: Atsushi Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Miyasaka, Kazushige Furuya, Hideki Watanabe, Masahiro Maruyama, Haruka Nakada, Atsushi Takano, Masao Hada, Hiroshi Nakagomi, Masao Omata and Toshio Oyama
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:112
  20. Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is a relatively rare disorder of the gallbladder. Breast cancer recurrence more than 10 years after curative surgery is also infrequent.

    Authors: Masakazu Hashimoto, Kei Koide, Michinori Arita, Koji Kawaguchi, Masakazu Tokunaga, Yoshihiro Mikuriya and Toshiyuki Iwamoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:111
  21. Recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma accompanied by a right atrial tumor thrombus is rare. No standard treatment modality has been established. Surgical treatment may be the only curative treatment; however, sur...

    Authors: Mineto Ohta, Chikashi Nakanishi, Naoki Kawagishi, Yasuyuki Hara, Kai Maida, Toshiaki Kashiwadate, Koji Miyazawa, Satoru Yoshida, Shigehito Miyagi, Yukihiro Hayatsu, Shunsuke Kawamoto, Yasushi Matsuda, Yoshinori Okada, Yoshikatsu Saiki and Noriaki Ohuchi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:110
  22. The need for surveillance of rare late recurrence of rectal cancer has not yet been established. Local control of unresectable skeletal metastasis is important for palliation of symptoms and support for system...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Matsuzaki, Soichiro Ishihara, Kazushige Kawai, Takeshi Nishikawa, Toshiaki Tanaka, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Keisuke Hata, Hiroaki Nozawa, Shigeru Yamada and Toshiaki Watanabe
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:109
  23. The incidence of thyroid metastasis among colorectal cancer patients is extremely rare. We report a case of colonic adenocarcinoma metastasis to the thyroid gland with treatment of lung and liver metastases, i...

    Authors: Shigeki Minami, Keiji Inoue, Junji Irie, Takashi Mine, Nobuhiro Tada, Masataka Hirabaru, Kazumasa Noda, Shinichiro Ito and Masashi Haraguchi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:108
  24. A 65-year-old man with cT3N2M0 stage III cervical esophageal cancer underwent subtotal esophagectomy and gastric tube reconstruction through the retrosternal route after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. The anas...

    Authors: Daisuke Taniguchi, Hiroshi Saeki, Yuichiro Nakashima, Ryosuke Tsutsumi, Sho Nishimura, Kensuke Kudou, Yu Nakaji, Hirotada Tajiri, Satoshi Tsutsumi, Takafumi Yukaya, Ryota Nakanishi, Masahiko Sugiyama, Hideto Sonoda, Kippei Ohgaki, Eiji Oki and Yoshihiko Maehara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:107
  25. Systemic chemotherapy for stage IV colorectal cancer has advanced markedly in the recent years. We report an unusual case of 13 synchronous liver metastases for which a pathological complete response was achie...

    Authors: Ryosuke Arata, Toshiyuki Itamoto, Satoshi Ikeda, Hideki Nakahara, Akihiko Oshita, Katsunori Shinozaki and Takashi Nishisaka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:106
  26. Non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE) is an uncommon pathological situation, which involves the presence of bland, fibrin-platelet thrombi. It usually occurs at the endocardium of cardiac valves, in ass...

    Authors: Ai Sugimoto, Shuichi Shiraishi, Maya Watanabe, Jiyong Moon, Riuko Ohashi, Masashi Takahashi and Masanori Tsuchida
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:105
  27. The appropriate therapy for metastatic breast cancer must be selected based on the immunohistochemical phenotype of the cancer. However, biopsy for metastatic lesions is difficult. We herein report a patient w...

    Authors: Ryutaro Mori, Manabu Futamura, Kasumi Morimitsu and Kazuhiro Yoshida
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:104
  28. Spontaneous biliary peritonitis is rare in adults. We herein report a case of spontaneous biliary peritonitis. An 84-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for abdominal pain for 5 days. He developed fever,...

    Authors: Ryoga Hamura, Koichiro Haruki, Jun Tsutsumi, Sumio Takayama, Hiroaki Shiba and Katsuhiko Yanaga
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:103
  29. Carcinosarcoma of the ampulla of Vater is extremely rare, and to the best of our knowledge, this is the third reported study.

    Authors: Hideki Izumi, Naoki Yazawa, Daisuke Furukawa, Yoshihito Masuoka, Misuzu Yamada, Taro Mashiko, Yohei Kawashima, Masami Ogawa, Yoshiaki Kawaguchi, Tetsuya Mine, Kenichi Hirabayashi and Toshio Nakagohri
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:102
  30. Pleomorphic lung cancer cells have been reported to produce cytokines, resulting in systemic reactions. Recently, the autonomous production of hematopoietic cytokines (granulocyte colony-stimulating factor [G-...

    Authors: Soichi Oka, Hiroki Matsumiya, Shuichi Shinohara, Taiji Kuwata, Masaru Takenaka, Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Ayako Hirai, Naoko Imanishi, Koji Kuroda, Hidetaka Uramoto and Fumihiro Tanaka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:101
  31. Goodpasture disease (GD) is a rare autoimmune disorder characterized by the development of pathologic autoantibodies against both glomerular and alveolar basal membranes. Approximately one third of the patient...

    Authors: Go Kataoka, Ryota Asano, Atsuhiko Sato, Wataru Tatsuishi and Kiyoharu Nakano
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:100
  32. The incidence of axillary lymph node metastasis (ALNM) of colon cancer is very low, and there have been only a few reports of solitary ALNM. Neither the mechanism involved in solitary colon cancer ALNM nor the...

    Authors: Ken Imaizumi, Shigenori Homma, Tadashi Yoshida, Tatsushi Shimokuni, Hideyasu Sakihama, Norihiko Takahashi, Hideki Kawamura, Emi Takakuwa and Akinobu Taketomi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:99
  33. Endometriosis generally occurs in the ovary. Intestinal endometriosis is rare. About 1 % of all endometriosis cases become malignant. Malignant transformation of small intestinal endometriosis is very rare. A ...

    Authors: Yusuke Ogi, Tomohiro Yamaguchi, Yusuke Kinugasa, Akio Shiomi, Hiroyasu Kagawa, Yushi Yamakawa, Masakatsu Numata, Akinobu Furutani and Masakazu Abe
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:97
  34. Endoscopic resection is accepted as the standard treatment for early mucosal gastric cancer, and its indications have recently been expanded while its long-term outcomes are still unclear. Herein, we present a...

    Authors: Takao Hara, Tsuyoshi Etoh, Yoshitake Ueda, Yuki Shitomi, Hidefumi Shiroshita, Norio Shiraishi, Tsutomu Daa and Masafumi Inomata
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:96
  35. Asymptomatic diaphragmatic hernia is generally thought to be rare among adults. We present two different types of asymptomatic diaphragmatic hernia diagnosed with computed tomography (CT) and discuss treatment...

    Authors: Ryota Takahashi, Shintaro Akamoto, Mina Nagao, Natsumi Matsuura, Masao Fujiwara, Keiichi Okano and Yasuyuki Suzuki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:95
  36. We experience many cases of liver metastasis from colorectal cancer, but synchronous occurrence of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) and liver metastasis from a rectal cancer is extremely rare. We herein r...

    Authors: Shintaro Akabane, Masahiro Ohira, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Shintaro Kuroda, Naoki Tanimine, Seiichi Shimizu, Hiroyuki Tahara, Kentaro Ide, Kohei Ishiyama, Hiroyuki Egi, Kazuaki Tanabe, Kazuhiro Sentani, Wataru Yasui and Hideki Ohdan
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:94
  37. Congenital esophagobronchial fistula (EBF) is rarely seen in adults. We report a case of EBF detected in adulthood with a destroyed lung. A 67-year-old man experienced repeated pneumonia during his childhood. ...

    Authors: Masaki Ikeda, Yoshitake Murata, Ryoko Ohnishi, Tatsuo Kato, Akira Hara and Takuji Fujinaga
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:93
  38. Thromboembolism that occurs in association with a malignant tumor is known as Trousseau syndrome. We herein present a case of Trousseau syndrome during systemic chemotherapy for metastatic colon cancer. A 65-y...

    Authors: Takahiko Akiyama, Yuji Miyamoto, Yasuo Sakamoto, Ryuma Tokunaga, Keisuke Kosumi, Hironobu Shigaki, Junji Kurashige, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Yoshifumi Baba, Naoya Yoshida and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:91
  39. Liposarcoma of the esophagus is very rare. We experienced a huge (27.5 × 11.6 cm) liposarcoma of the esophagus. A 73-year-old man presented with severe dyspnea requiring emergency tracheal intubation. Computed...

    Authors: Gosuke Takiguchi, Tetsu Nakamura, Yasunori Otowa, Ayako Tomono, Shingo Kanaji, Taro Oshikiri, Satoshi Suzuki, Tsukasa Ishida and Yoshihiro Kakeji
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:90
  40. Indocyanine green (ICG) excretory defect is a dye excretory disorder, and it is characterized by the selective impairment of plasma ICG clearance with normal liver histology. The pathophysiology involves selec...

    Authors: Shinya Imada, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Azusa Kitao, Osamu Matsui, Masakazu Hashimoto, Kentaro Ide, Kohei Ishiyama, Koji Arihiro, Hirotaka Tashiro and Hideki Ohdan
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:89
  41. Recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is still difficult to diagnose and repair. In almost all cases, recurrence appears relatively soon after the primary surgery. We herein describe a case of recurrent TE...

    Authors: Hajime Takayasu, Kouji Masumoto, Miki Ishikawa, Takato Sasaki and Kentaro Ono
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:88
  42. Recently, gastrointestinal stromal tumors that have developed outside of the digestive tract have been reported. These tumors are collectively termed extra-gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Extra-gastrointestin...

    Authors: Takeshi Nagai, Kazumitsu Ueda, Hiroyuki Hakoda, Shinya Okata, Shoko Nakata, Tetsuro Taira, Shigeo Aoki, Hideyuki Mishima, Akihiro Sako, Tsunehiko Maruyama and Minoru Okumura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:87
  43. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are potentially malignant mesenchymal tumors that can give rise to distant metastases, mainly in the liver. The co-occurrence of synchronous primary liver tumors (e.g., ...

    Authors: Kohei Yamashita, Yoshifumi Baba, Junji Kurashige, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Katsunori Imai, Daisuke Hashimoto, Yasuo Sakamoto, Akira Chikamoto, Naoya Yoshida, Toru Beppu and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:86
  44. Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an autosomal-dominant inherited disorder that is classically characterized by the presence of neoplastic lesions of the parathyroid glands, the anterior pituitary ...

    Authors: Ryo Okada, Tatsuo Shimura, Shigeyuki Tsukida, Jin Ando, Yasuhide Kofunato, Tomoyuki Momma, Rei Yashima, Yoshihisa Koyama, Shinichi Suzuki and Seiichi Takenoshita
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:84
  45. The incidence of rectovaginal fistula in women with Crohn’s disease has been reported to be 3–10 %. Although rectovaginal fistulas can be managed medically and surgically, they have high rates of recurrence an...

    Authors: Fumihiko Matsuzawa, Shigenori Homma, Tadashi Yoshida, Susumu Shibasaki, Nozomi Minagawa, Tatsushi Shimokuni, Hideyasu Sakihama, Hideki Kawamura, Norihiko Takahashi and Akinobu Taketomi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:83
  46. Although radiofrequency-assisted devices have sometimes been used in partial splenectomy, this is not a common technique. This report describes the first case of laparoscopic partial splenectomy using an RF-as...

    Authors: R. Quesada, I. Poves, M. Iglesias, E. Berjano, L. Grande and F. Burdío
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:82

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