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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Although surgical resection is the only way to cure biliary tract cancer (BTC), most BTCs are unresectable by the time they are diagnosed. Chemotherapy is usually used to treat unresectable BTC, but its impact...

    Authors: Masahito Uji, Takashi Mizuno, Tomoki Ebata, Gen Sugawara, Tsuyoshi Igami, Keisuke Uehara and Masato Nagino
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:63
  26. Intraepithelial neoplasias are preinvasive neoplastic lesions found throughout in the digestive system, and when such lesions are discovered in the gallbladder, they are referred to as intracystic papillary ne...

    Authors: Ryuichiro Sato, Toshinori Ando, Hiroo Tateno, Toshiki Rikiyama, Toru Furukawa and Nobuo Ebina
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:62
  27. Patients with congenital choledochal cyst are at risk of the development of hepatobiliary malignancy, with recommended treatment of choledochal cyst being surgical excision. The development of cholangiocarcino...

    Authors: Deanna Wan Jie Ng, Adrian Kah Heng Chiow, Wee Teng Poh and Siong San Tan
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:60
  28. Perivascular epithelial cell tumors (PEComas), firstly described by Bonetti in 1992, are a family of mesenchymal tumor composed of perivascular epithelioid cells having epithelioid or spindle morphology and ex...

    Authors: Yusuke Mizuuchi, Kazuyoshi Nishihara, Akifumi Hayashi, Sadafumi Tamiya, Satoshi Toyoshima, Yoshinao Oda and Toru Nakano
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:59
  29. The most common pattern of recurrence of gastric cancer (GC) is peritoneal dissemination. However, rectal metastasis via hematogenous or lymphatic spread is exceedingly rare. We present a case of a 65-year-old...

    Authors: Norio Uemura, Junji Kurashige, Keisuke Kosumi, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Kohei Yamashita, Shiro Iwagami, Yoshifumi Baba, Yasuo Sakamoto, Yuji Miyamoto, Naoya Yoshida, Yumi Honda, Yoshiki Mikami and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:58
  30. The safety and efficacy of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) for early gastric cancer have been demonstrated in clinical studies. The aim of this study was to clarify the safety and efficacy of LA...

    Authors: Go Anegawa, Yuichiro Nakashima, Yoshihiko Fujinaka and Ikuo Takahashi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:56
  31. We report a case of successful laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with D2 lymph node dissection preserving the common hepatic artery branched from the left gastric artery for advanced gastric cancer with an Adach...

    Authors: Hironobu Goto, Takashi Yasuda, Taro Oshikiri, Tatsuya Imanishi, Hironori Yamashita, Masato Oyama, Keitaro Kakinoki, Tadayuki Ohara, Hiroyoshi Sendo, Yasuhiro Fujino, Masahiro Tominaga and Yoshihiro Kakeji
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:55
  32. It has been reported that use of the free dermal fat graft (FDFG) technique produces a good cosmetic outcome for breast cancer. An FDFG is harvested from the lower abdomen as a columnar-shaped specimen and imp...

    Authors: Hiroaki Shima, Goro Kutomi, Takuro Kyuno, Fukino Satomi, Satoko Uno, Hideki Maeda, Hidekazu Kameshima, Tosei Omura, Yasutoshi Kimura, Toru Mizuguchi, Koichi Hirata and Ichiro Takemasa
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:54
  33. Pulmonary hamartomas are more common than expected because they are usually asymptomatic and are either discovered on routine chest radiography or when they are noted incidentally in approximately 0.25 % of au...

    Authors: Yoshinobu Ichiki, Junji Kawasaki, Takayuki Hamatsu, Taketoshi Suehiro, Ryo Shibuya, Atsuji Matsuyama, Fumihiro Tanaka, Masanori Hisaoka and Keizo Sugimachi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:53
  34. We report an unusual case of gastric carcinosarcoma with rhabdomyosarcomatous and neudoendocrinal differentiation in a 71-year-old Japanese female. Gastric carcinosarcoma with rhabdomyosarcomatous and neuroend...

    Authors: Masashi Fujiie, Manabu Yamamoto, Kenichi Taguchi, Ayako Iwanaga, Kippei Ohgaki, Akinori Egashira, Kazuhito Minami, Yasushi Toh, Yoshinao Oda and Takeshi Okamura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:52
  35. Cecal volvulus is an uncommon cause of acute abdomen in patients. Cecal volvulus is currently treated mostly with right hemicolectomy with laparotomy, which is an invasive surgical procedure. Less invasive tec...

    Authors: Yoshinori Kagawa, Takeshi Kato, Atsushi Naito, Yoshihiro Morimoto, Yasufumi Sato, Ryuichi Kuwahara, Tomo Ishida, Yasuo Oneda, Kohei Murakami, Junichi Inatome, Yoshiteru Katsura, Yoshiaki Ohmura, Atsushi Takeno, Chiyomi Egawa, Yutaka Takeda and Shigeyuki Tamura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:51
  36. Although the effectiveness of perioperative adjuvant therapy in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been investigated, the efficacy of preoperative therapy is unclear. Herein, we report a case ...

    Authors: Keisuke Arai, Takumi Fukumoto, Motofumi Tanaka, Kaori Kuramitsu, Masahiro Kido, Hisoka Kinoshita, Taku Matsumoto, Hirochika Toyama, Sadaki Asari, Tadahiro Goto, Tetsuo Ajiki and Yonson Ku
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:50
  37. The possible benefits of the surgical resection of multiple metastases in rare sites from colorectal cancer (CRC) are still unclear. Therefore, more cases are needed to investigate the surgical outcomes of the...

    Authors: Hitoshi Hino, Hiroyasu Kagawa, Yusuke Kinugasa, Akio Shiomi, Tomohiro Yamaguchi, Yushi Yamakawa, Masakatsu Numata, Teiichi Sugiura and Katsuhiko Uesaka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:49
  38. A 62-year-old woman was admitted for acute epigastralgia and high-grade fever of over 39 °C. The patient had undergone splenectomy for idiopathic portal hypertension 1 year ago and vaccination against Streptococc...

    Authors: Kosuke Hirose, Hirohisa Okabe, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Hideaki Uchiyama, Toru Ikegami, Norifumi Harimoto, Shinji Itoh, Koichi Kimura, Hideo Baba and Yoshihiko Maehara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:48
  39. A 43-year-old female was referred to our hospital for sudden onset of abdominal pain, fullness, and vomiting. Physical examination revealed abdominal distension with mild epigastric tenderness. Abdominal radio...

    Authors: Jiro Omata, Katsuyuki Utsunomiya, Yoshiki Kajiwara, Risa Takahata, Nobuo Miyasaka, Hidekazu Sugasawa, Naoko Sakamoto, Yoji Yamagishi, Makiko Fukumura, Daiki Kitagawa, Mitsuhiko Konno, Yasushi Okusa and Michinori Murayama
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:47
  40. Resection and reconstruction of the pulmonary artery during lobectomy is a safe and effective procedure for centrally located lung cancer. We usually choose a pericardial conduit to repair a large defect of th...

    Authors: Ayako Hirai, Shuichi Shinohara, Taiji Kuwata, Masaru Takenaka, Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Soichi Oka, Koji Kuroda, Naoko Imanishi and Fumihiro Tanaka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:46
  41. Surgical interventions for symptomatic gallstone disease could be dangerous in patients with severe comorbid conditions including liver cirrhosis. Here, we report our experience of living donor liver transplan...

    Authors: Yuki Bekki, Toru Ikegami, Yoshihiro Yoshida, Takashi Motomura, Shinji Itoh, Noboru Harada, Norifumi Harimoto, Hideaki Uchiyama, Tomoharu Yoshizumi and Yoshihiko Maehara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:45
  42. A nonrecurrent inferior laryngeal nerve (NRILN) is found more frequently on the right side than on the left, and it is closely associated with an aberrant right subclavian artery. The presence of the aberrant ...

    Authors: Kumiko Kato, Yasuo Toriumi, Makiko Kamio, Hiroko Nogi, Hisashi Shioya and Hiroshi Takeyama
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:44
  43. Asymptomatic rupture of a sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is rare. A fistula following rupture of a sinus of Valsalva aneurysm may cause infective endocarditis. Here, we report a case of infective endocarditis of a...

    Authors: Akihiko Ikeda, Tomomi Nakajima, Taisuke Konishi, Kanji Matsuzaki, Akinori Sugano, Yuko Fumikura, Hidetaka Nishina and Tomoaki Jikuya
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:43
  44. Intestinal metastasis of angiosarcoma is extremely rare. We herein report a case of intestinal perforation due to intestinal metastasis of angiosarcoma. The patient was a 72-year-old Japanese man with multiple...

    Authors: Tomoyuki Uchihara, Yu Imamura, Shiro Iwagami, Ikko Kajihara, Hisashi Kanemaru, Ryuichi Karashima, Satoshi Ida, Takatsugu Ishimoto, Yoshifumi Baba, Yasuo Sakamoto, Yuji Miyamoto, Naoya Yoshida, Masayuki Watanabe, Ken-ichi Iyama, Hironobu Ihn and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:42
  45. We herein report a case of a bronchogenic cyst arising from the esophagogastric junction treated by laparoscopic full-thickness extirpation. The full-thickness defect was closed by hand sewing a T-shaped line ...

    Authors: Akiko Tonouchi, Takahiro Kinoshita, Hideki Sunagawa, Takuya Hamakawa, Akio Kaito, Hidehito Shibasaki, Takeshi Kuwata, Yosuke Seki and Toshirou Nishida
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:41

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