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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) after liver transplantation (LT) is a difficult complication. We report a case of disseminated intravascular coagulation after deceased donor liver transplantation ...

    Authors: Koichi Kimura, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Shinji Itoh, Norifumi Harimoto, Takashi Motomura, Noboru Harada, Akihisa Nagatsu, Toru Ikegami, Mizuki Ninomiya, Yuji Soejima and Yoshihiko Maehara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:81
  32. A wandering liver is a rare development in both the adult and pediatric population where the liver is freely displaced along a transverse axis. We describe the first known occurrence in published literature of...

    Authors: Alex Ordonez, David Nguyen, Stephanie Mlacker, Andrea Ordonez, Emanuele Lo Menzo, Samuel Szomstein and Raul Rosenthal
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:80
  33. Bypass surgery for cancer of the pancreatic head is usually done to palliate the obstructive symptoms in the biliary and/or digestive system. However, it is uncommon for patients to require pancreatic duct dra...

    Authors: Yuzan Kudo, Norihiro Sato, Toshihisa Tamura and Keiji Hirata
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:79
  34. Hepatoid carcinoma (HC) is an extremely rare form of neoplasm. Its cellular structure resembles that of a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). To date, only 26 cases of hepatoid carcinoma of the pancreas have been ...

    Authors: D. Stamatova, L. Theilmann and C. Spiegelberg
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:78
  35. Chylous ascites is an uncommon finding which is usually associated with recent abdominal/oncologic or retroperitoneal surgery. It is not usually seen in cases of acute obstruction.

    Authors: Yuichi Akama, Tetsuya Shimizu, Itsuo Fujita, Yoshikazu Kanazawa, Daisuke Kakinuma, Hitoshi Kanno, Aya Yamagishi, Hiroki Arai and Eiji Uchida
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:77
  36. Clostridium difficile (CD)‐associated colitis (CDAC) is endemic and a common nosocomial enteric disease encountered by surgeons in modern hospitals due to prophylactic or therapeutic a...

    Authors: Kazuhito Minami, Yoshihisa Sakaguchi, Daisuke Yoshida, Manabu Yamamoto, Masahiko Ikebe, Masaru Morita and Yasushi Toh
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:76
  37. Hypergastrinemia and the resultant peptic ulcer related to an enteric duplication has been quite rarely reported in the literature.

    Authors: Hideaki Tanaka, Kouji Masumoto, Takato Sasaki, Naoya Sakamoto, Chikashi Gotoh, Yasuhisa Urita, Toko Shinkai, Hajime Takayasu, Noriyuki Nakano, Masayuki Noguchi and Toyoichiro Kudo
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:75
  38. A 59-year-old man presenting with fecal occult blood visited our hospital. He was diagnosed with advanced lower rectal cancer, which was contiguous with the prostate and the left seminal vesicle. There were no...

    Authors: Kengo Hayashi, Masanori Kotake, Daiki Kakiuchi, Sho Yamada, Masahiro Hada, Yosuke Kato, Chikashi Hiranuma, Kaeko Oyama and Takuo Hara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:74
  39. Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the ampulla of Vater are rare and difficult to diagnose. We report a rare case of a small NET of the ampulla of Vater with metastasis to distant lymph nodes.

    Authors: Mariko Tsukagoshi, Yasuo Hosouchi, Kenichiro Araki, Yasushi Mochida, Ryusuke Aihara, Ken Shirabe and Hiroyuki Kuwano
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:73
  40. Klebsiella pneumonia is a well-known human pathogen, and recently, a distinct invasive syndrome caused by K. pneumoniae serotypes K1 and K2 has been recognized in Southeast Asia. This ...

    Authors: Ryota Seo, Daisuke Kudo, Yoshiaki Gu, Hisakazu Yano, Tetsuji Aoyagi, Taku Omura, Shigemi Irino, Mitsuo Kaku and Shigeki Kushimoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:72
  41. Gallbladder small cell carcinoma (SCC) comprises only 0.5 % of all gallbladder cancer and consists of aggressive tumors with poor survival outcomes against current treatments. These tumors are most common in e...

    Authors: Toshiyuki Adachi, Masashi Haraguchi, Junji Irie, Tomoko Yoshimoto, Ryohei Uehara, Shinichiro Ito, Hirotaka Tokai, Kazumasa Noda, Nobuhiro Tada, Masataka Hirabaru, Keiji Inoue, Shigeki Minami and Susumu Eguchi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:71
  42. Spontaneous rupture of the esophagus, which is also known as Boerhaave’s syndrome, is a rare life-threatening condition that requires urgent surgical management. The optimal treatment involves surgical repair ...

    Authors: Ryuichi Mikami, Yoshihiko Nakamoto, Hirokuni Ikeda, Hiroyuki kayata, Teppei Murakami and Mitsuo Yamamoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:70
  43. The treatment outcome of extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma remains insufficient because it is difficult to obtain accurate diagnosis of tumor spreading and effective treatment agent is quite limited in spite of ...

    Authors: Hirohisa Okabe, Akira Chikamoto, Masataka Maruno, Daisuke Hashimoto, Katsunori Imai, Katsunobu Taki, Kota Arima, Takatoshi Ishiko, Hideaki Uchiyama, Toru Ikegami, Norifumi Harimoto, Shinji Itoh, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Toru Beppu, Hideo Baba and Yoshihiko Maehara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:69
  44. Liver involvement in Turner syndrome (TS) patients has been more clearly clarified in recent years. Most of the clinical manifestations in TS are asymptomatic and can be detected as liver test abnormalities; h...

    Authors: Seiichi Kawabata, Seisuke Sakamoto, Masaki Honda, Shintaro Hayashida, Hidekazu Yamamoto, Yoshiki Mikami and Yukihiro Inomata
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:68
  45. An 80-year-old man presented in another hospital with acute abdominal pain; computed tomography indicated hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) and small intestinal thickening. He was then transferred to our hospit...

    Authors: Masato Yamadera, Yoshiki Kajiwara, Eiji Shinto, Ryota Hokari, Hideyuki Shimazaki, Junji Yamamoto, Kazuo Hase and Hideki Ueno
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:66
  46. Duodenal varices are a low-frequency cause of gastrointestinal bleeding; however, greater than 40 % mortality has been reported after the initial bleeding episode.

    Authors: Go Anegawa, Kenji Sumi, Atsushi Miyoshi, Kenji Kitahara and Seiji Satou
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:65

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