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  1. Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a rare stromal neoplasm and usually occurs in the thoracic cavity. We here report a case of retroperitoneal SFT with prominent calcification. A 64-year-old man presented with an...

    Authors: Takehiro Maki, Syotaro Fujino, Kenjiro Misu, Hiroyuki Kaneko, Hitoshi Inomata, Makoto Omi, Masatoshi Tateno and Kazuyoshi Nihei
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:14
  2. The Editorial Board of Surgical Case Reports expresses their appreciation to the following consultants for reviewing manuscripts during 2014–2015.

    Authors: Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:13
  3. Gallbladder carcinoma with peritoneal metastasis has a poor prognosis, with a median survival time of 4.8 months. We report the survival of a patient with gallbladder carcinoma with peritoneal metastasis for 7...

    Authors: Koichi Tomita, Kiminori Takano, Motohide Shimazu, Masaaki Okihara, Toru Sano, Naokazu Chiba and Shigeyuki Kawachi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:12
  4. Spinal cord ischemia is a well-known potential complication of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), and it is usually manifested by paraplegia or paraparesis. We describe a case in which spinal cord ischemia a...

    Authors: Naritomo Nishioka, Yoshihiko Kurimoto, Ryushi Maruyama, Kosuke Ujihira, Yutaka Iba, Eiichiro Hatta, Akira Yamada and Katsuhiko Nakanishi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:11
  5. Cavernous hemangioma is not a neoplasm, but rather a congenital venous malformation with the potential to develop in all parts of the body, though it is very rarely seen in the thymus. We report a case of cave...

    Authors: Naoko Ose, Yuko Kobori, Yukiyasu Takeuchi, Yoshiyuki Susaki, Seiji Taniguchi and Hajime Maeda
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:10
  6. Foramen of Winslow hernia (FWH) is a rare and often overlooked diagnosis with a high mortality rate. Widespread availability of cross-sectional imaging allows early diagnosis and prompt management. In this set...

    Authors: Ronald Daher, Laura Montana, Jarrah Abdullah, Antonio d’Alessandro and Elie Chouillard
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:9
  7. An 84-year-old woman was examined for an enlargement of an induration in the left breast. A ventriculoperitoneal shunt had been placed for postoperative normal pressure hydrocephalus of a cerebral hemorrhage, ...

    Authors: Mirei Kamei, Nobuyuki Kikuchi, Homare Ichimura, Masao Chujo, Yoshiaki Takahashi and Kenji Sugio
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:8
  8. A 28-day-old infant with d-transposition of the great arteries underwent arterial switch operation. The coronary pattern was Yacoub type A, in which coronary transfer is usually thought to be easy. However, a dom...

    Authors: Tomoyuki Matsuba, Yoshiya Shigehisa, Itsumi Imagama and Yutaka Imoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:7
  9. Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) of the pancreas is uncommon in the gastrointestinal tract. We present a case of AVM of the pancreatic head in a 59-year-old male. He was admitted to a hospital with hematemesis...

    Authors: Tsuyoshi Abe, Nobuyasu Suzuki, Junichirou Haga, Ayaka Azami, Yukitoshi Todate, Mitsuru Waragai, Atai Sato, Yoshinao Takano, Kenji Kawakura, Shigeki Imai, Hideo Sakuma and Yasushi Teranishi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:6
  10. We encountered a very rare case of bile duct carcinoma associated with congenital biliary dilatation (CBD) in a 16-year-old female who was admitted to our hospital because of right upper abdominal pain and vom...

    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 2:5
  11. Sorafenib is an oral multikinase inhibitor with anti-proliferative and anti-angiogenic effects and is used worldwide for the treatment of advanced or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). While the signif...

    Authors: Daisuke Kuroda, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Hidetoshi Nitta, Katsunori Imai, Shinya Abe, Daisuke Hashimoto, Akira Chikamoto, Takatoshi Ishiko, Toru Beppu and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:4
  12. We treated a 77-year-old patient with secondary abdominal compartment syndrome that caused failure to maintain cardiopulmonary bypass while undergoing elective minimally invasive right mini-thoracotomy mitral ...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Nishi, Koichi Toda, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Satsuki Fukushima, Daisuke Yoshioka, Tetsuya Saito and Yoshiki Sawa
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:3
  13. Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater is a very rare type of tumor, and the prognosis is not well known mainly due to a limited number of cases reported. Here, we aimed to report a case with ...

    Authors: B. Balci, B. Calik, T. Karadeniz, H. Sahin, L. Ugurlu and C. Aydin
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:2
  14. Hepatoid adenocarcinoma (HAC) is a rare neoplasm with aberrant hepatocellular differentiation. HAC occurs in extrahepatic organs such as the gastrointestinal tract, testes, ovaries, and lungs and frequently pr...

    Authors: Yamato Motooka, Kentaro Yoshimoto, Takashi Semba, Koei Ikeda, Takeshi Mori, Yumi Honda, Ken-ichi Iyama and Makoto Suzuki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2016 2:1
  15. Cancer antigen 15-3 (CA15-3) is considered as a marker for breast cancer recurrence. However, we encountered a case where the patient showed postoperative elevation of the CA15-3 level due to pernicious anemia...

    Authors: Yayoi Adachi, Toyone Kikumori, Noriyuki Miyajima, Takahiro Inaishi, Eiji Onishi, Masahiro Shibata, Kenichi Nakanishi, Dai Takeuchi, Hironori Hayashi and Yasuhiro Kodera
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:126
  16. A 69-year-old man was referred to our institution for treatment of gastric cancer. Type 2 gastric cancer was found on the anterior wall of the lower body of the stomach.

    Authors: Keishiro Aoyagi, Junya Kizaki, Taro Isobe and Yoshito Akagi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:125
  17. End-stage liver disease associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the leading indication for liver transplantation. Hepatitis C virus infection recurrence in the graft is common under immunosuppress...

    Authors: Ichiro Tamaki, Toshimi Kaido, Shintaro Yagi, Yoshihide Ueda, Etsuro Hatano, Hideaki Okajima and Shinji Uemoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:124
  18. This case involved an 80-year-old man who was seen for melena. Further testing revealed a tubular adenocarcinoma 50 mm in size in the rectum. In addition, an anal fistula was noted behind the anus along with i...

    Authors: Rina Takahashi, Ryosuke Ichikawa, Singo Ito, Kosuke Mizukoshi, Shun Ishiyama, Kiichi Sgimoto, Yutaka Kojima, Michitoshi Goto, Yuichi Tomiki, Takashi Yao and Kazuhiro Sakamoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:123
  19. Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an uncommon, ulcerative skin disease that is often associated with systemic diseases. Herein, we report a development of PG in a surgical site after cholecystectomy that was diffic...

    Authors: Kenichi Ogata, Hiroshi Takamori, Yoshiaki Ikuta, Hideyuki Tanaka, Nobuyuki Ozaki, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Katsuhiro Ogawa and Koichi Doi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:122
  20. Cardiac metastasis of malignant phyllodes tumor is very rare. We herein report a rare case that developed cardiac metastasis from malignant phyllodes tumor. A 38-year-old woman underwent lumpectomy, and the fi...

    Authors: Fumi Yoshidaya, Naoki Hayashi, Katsuhito Takahashi, Koyu Suzuki, Futoshi Akiyama, Mitsutomi Ishiyama, Yuko Takahashi, Atsushi Yoshida, Hiroshi Yagata, Seigo Nakamura, Hiroko Tsunoda and Hideko Yamauchi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:121
  21. Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related sclerosing disease is a systemic inflammatory syndrome, and an understanding of its characteristics is currently evolving. IgG4-related cholecystitis is a manifestation of IgG4...

    Authors: Kodai Takahashi, Hideto Ito, Toshio Katsube, Ayaka Tsuboi, Masatoshi Hashimoto, Emi Ota, Kazuhito Mita, Hideki Asakawa, Takashi Hayashi, Keiichi Fujino and Sigeru Okamoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:120
  22. Esophageal adenoid cystic carcinoma (EACC) is a very rare form of malignant tumor in the esophagus. Here, we report the case of a 78-year-old man who was diagnosed with EACC by preoperative endoscopic biopsy. ...

    Authors: Genta Sawada, Jeongho Moon, Akihisa Saito, Kazuki Odagiri, Yuri Kimura, Gen Takahashi, Shinya Yamashita, Masashi Inoue, Toshimitu Irei, Shin Nakahira, Yosuke Shimizu, Harumi Tominaga, Kazuya Kuraoka, Kiyomi Taniyama and Nobutaka Hatanaka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:119
  23. A 67-year-old man was referred to our hospital with suspicion of rectal tumor, hilar tumor, and urinary tumor. Colonoscopic findings were intermittent nodular lesions with redness which were atypical to primar...

    Authors: Takeshi Tsuchiya, Takahiro Yagi, Mitsuo Tsukamoto, Yoshihisa Fukushima, Ryu Shimada, Keisuke Nakamura, Shoichi Fujii, Keijiro Nozawa, Keiji Matsuda, Yoshinao Kikuchi, Koji Saito and Yojiro Hashiguchi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:118
  24. Choledochal cyst (CC)—a congenital anomaly of the bile duct—is rare. We report a 28-year-old woman complaining of epigastralgia who was transferred to our hospital. Physical examination revealed severe tendern...

    Authors: Takuya Minagawa, Shoichi Dowaki, Hiroyuki Kikunaga, Koji Fujita, Keiichi Ishikawa, Katsuaki Mori, Tadayuki Sakuragawa, Shunsuke Ichisaka, Hiroshi Miura, Koichiro Kumai, Shuji Mikami and Yuko Kitagawa
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:117
  25. We experienced a case with gallbladder carcinoma growing limited to the mucosa (T1a), which developed massive lymphatic vessel spread and lymph node metastases.

    Authors: Atsushi Takano, Shota Harai, Hiroshi Nakagomi, Masahiro Maruyama, Atsushi Yamamoto, Hideki Watanabe, Haruka Nakada, Kazushige Furuya, Masao Hada, Yoshiaki Miyasaka, Toshio Oyama and Masao Omata
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:116
  26. Yamanaka et al. described two case studies involving coexistent cholelithiasis, hiatal hernia, and umbilical hernias, and discussed clinical similarities with the classical features of the Saint’s triad. Chole...

    Authors: Vitorino Modesto dos Santos and Lister Arruda Modesto dos Santos
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:115
  27. Adenocarcinoma arising from jejunal ectopic pancreas is very rare. We report a case of a 69-year-old female with adenocarcinoma arising from jejunal ectopic pancreas after resection of advanced colon cancer. S...

    Authors: Yusuke Yamaoka, Tomohiro Yamaguchi, Yusuke Kinugasa, Akio Shiomi, Hiroyasu Kagawa, Yushi Yamakawa, Masakatsu Numata, Shinya Sugimoto, Kenichiro Imai, Kinichi Hotta and Keiko Sasaki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:114
  28. In the report, we describe the first case of laparoscopic ovarian transposition prior to pelvic radio-chemo therapy in a young female patient with advanced rectal cancer in Japan. A 14-year-old female visited ...

    Authors: Kyoichi Kihara, Seiichiro Yamamoto, Taihei Ohshiro and Shin Fujita
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:113
  29. Clinically, we often encounter cancer patients who also have cardiovascular disease such as coronary artery disease. We experienced a case of severe coronary artery disease and a large hepatocellular carcinoma...

    Authors: Kazuo Okadome, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Takaaki Higashi, Hideaki Takeyama, Keita Sakamoto, Hideyuki Kuroki, Hidetoshi Nitta, Daisuke Hashimoto, Akira Chikamoto, Toru Beppu and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:112
  30. A 62-year-old male was admitted because of lower left abdominal pain and diarrhea. The patient was diagnosed with rectal cancer and multiple liver metastases. First, the laparoscopic Hartmann operation with a ...

    Authors: Yuka Tamaoki, Toru Beppu, Yasuo Sakamoto, Katsunori Imai, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Hidetoshi Nitta, Daisuke Hashimoto, Yuji Miyamoto, Yutaka Tsuruta, Akira Chikamoto and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:111
  31. Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) of the pancreas is a rare tumor. This neoplasm usually arises as a single mass; multicentricity is exceptionally rare. We report the preoperative diagnosis of multicentric ...

    Authors: Megumi Yamaguchi, Toshikatsu Fukuda, Masahiro Nakahara, Mio Amano, Daisuke Takei, Masumi Kawashima, Yusuke Sumi, Hironobu Amano, Shuji Yonehara, Keiji Hanada and Toshio Noriyuki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:110
  32. A 61-year-old man was referred to our hospital to treat extrahepatic portal venous obstruction. Endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS) was performed for the esophageal varices; however, the patient returned ...

    Authors: Tatsuaki Sumiyoshi, Yasuo Shima, Takehiro Okabayashi, Yuji Negoro, Akihito Kozuki, Jun Iwata, Yuichi Saisaka, Teppei Tokumaru, Toshio Nakamura and Sojiro Morita
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:109
  33. The patient was a 52-year-old man who presented with right inguinal swelling and pain. He had undergone kidney transplantation in 2005 and bypass surgery using a vascular prosthesis from the left axillary arte...

    Authors: Akihiro Kondo, Yuji Nishizawa, Shintaro Akamoto, Masao Fujiwara, Keiichi Okano and Yasuyuki Suzuki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:108
  34. Pseudolymphoma is a benign lymphocytic tumor-like lesion, and its occurrence in the liver is rare. Here, we report the case of a 78-year-old woman with pseudolymphoma of the liver. She had a history of tremors...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Taguchi, Shintaro Kuroda, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Hirotaka Tashiro, Kohei Ishiyama, Kentaro Ide, Masahiro Ohira, Hiroyuki Tahara, Koji Arihiro and Hideki Ohdan
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:107
  35. Bronchogenic cysts arise from abnormal budding of the ventral diverticulum of the foregut or tracheobronchial tree during embryogenesis, are the most common cystic masses in the mediastinum, and are generally ...

    Authors: Naoya Himuro, Takao Minakata, Yutaka Oshima, Daisuke Kataoka, Shigeru Yamamoto and Mitsutaka Kadokura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:106
  36. We report here a rare case of gastric carcinoma with multiple intramuscular metastases. A 71-year-old man presented with rapidly evolving swelling of his left thigh and severe pain. Three years earlier, he had...

    Authors: Yuki Koga, Yoshifumi Baba, Kazuto Harada, Keisuke Kosumi, Hironobu Shigaki, Junji Kurashige, Takatsugu Ishimoto, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Yuji Miyamoto, Yasuo Sakamoto, Naoya Yoshida and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:105
  37. We aimed to histologically observe portal venous gas (PVG)-causing intestinal pneumatosis (IP) and evaluate pathogenic mechanisms and therapeutic strategies, including decisions on whether emergency surgery sh...

    Authors: Akira Mitsuyoshi, Shinshichi Hamada, Tsuyoshi Tachibana, Teppei Momono, Hiroki Aoyama, Yuhei Kondo, Kenta Inoguchi, Daiju Yokoyama, Masayuki Nakau, Sato Suzaki, Hiroshi Okabe and Ken Yanagibashi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:104
  38. The patient was a 91-year-old man with change in nipple appearance, itching and redness, and a palpable breast mass. At presentation, mammary Paget’s disease (PD) was clinically suspected. Skin biopsy was perf...

    Authors: Masayuki Akita, Nobuya Kusunoki, Takahiro Nakajima, Shiro Takase, Yoko Maekawa, Kazuyoshi Kajimoto and Masakazu Ohno
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:103
  39. Neurofibromatosis 1 is a rare inherited autosomal dominant syndrome. It comprises 90 % of neurofibromatosis cases. These patients may develop various types of tumours in early age, especially multiple neurofib...

    Authors: P S Jayalakshmy, A. Anish Mohan, Rajesk K. Kumar and P. Junaina Beevi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:102
  40. Cancer of unknown primary is associated with unknown biology and dismal prognosis. The most common primary sites of cancer of unknown primary were usually the lungs in autopsy studies, and intrahepatic cholang...

    Authors: Eri Oda, Daisuke Hashimoto, Yuko Shiomi, Koji Ohnishi, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Akira Chikamoto, Motohiro Takeya and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:101
  41. We report a very rare case of acute abdomen caused by torsion of an accessory spleen that was preoperatively diagnosed and cured by single-port surgery. A 31-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with se...

    Authors: Maiko Ozeki, Mitsuhiro Asakuma, Nakai Go, Takeshi Ogura, Yoshihiro Inoue, Tetsunosuke Shimizu, Fumitoshi Hirokawa, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Michihiro Hayashi, Yoshifumi Narumi, Kazuhide Higuchi and Kazuhisa Uchiyama
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:100
  42. We report a case of acute type B aortic dissection with the complication of bowel ischemia and abdominal stent graft compression treated by emergency thoracic aortic stent grafting after endovascular aneurysm ...

    Authors: Ryosuke Yoshiga, Koichi Morisaki, Yutaka Matsubara, Keiji Yoshiya, Kentaro Inoue, Daisuke Matsuda, Yukihiko Aoyagi, Shinichi Tanaka, Jun Okadome, Takuya Matsumoto and Yoshihiko Maehara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:99
  43. First described by Ross in 1951, primary pancreatic leiomyosarcoma is a rare mesenchymal tumour of the pancreas, with nonspecific clinical and radiological features and a poor prognosis, if unresectable.

    Authors: Anna Caterina Milanetto, Valbona Liço, Stella Blandamura and Claudio Pasquali
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:98
  44. Collateral vascular arteries from the descending aorta to the pulmonary arteries are uncommon after arterial switch operation. Here, we report the case of a baby girl treated with coil embolization for abnorma...

    Authors: Fumiaki Shikata, Toru Okamura, Takashi Higaki, Masahiro Okura, Chisato Yajima, Ai Kojima, Shunji Uchita, Yuji Sakashita, Kenji Namiguchi, Takumi Yasugi and Hironori Izutani
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:97
  45. The latest technique of transvaginal NOTES partial gastrectomy is described in detail. The procedure involves new “over-tube steering” technique and usage of two newly developed endoscopic accessories. The tec...

    Authors: Shigeyoshi Higashi, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tomonori Makino, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Makoto Yamasaki, Shuji Takiguchi, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:96
  46. An extremely rare adult case that underwent surgery for ileus caused by Bochdalek hernia associated with Chilaiditi’s syndrome is presented. A 65-year-old woman complaining of upper abdominal pain presented to...

    Authors: Motonobu Watanabe, Osamu Ishibashi, Muneaki Watanabe, Tadashi Kondo and Nobuhiro Ohkohchi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:95
  47. The incidence of double cancer of the esophagus and breast is rare, and axillary lymph node metastasis (ALM) in esophageal cancer is also very rare. We report a case of advanced esophageal cancer with left ALM...

    Authors: Yuji Akiyama, Takeshi Iwaya, Yoshihiro Shioi, Fumitaka Endo, Kazushige Ishida, Masahiro Kashiwaba, Koki Otsuka, Hiroyuki Nitta, Keisuke Koeda, Masaru Mizuno, Yusuke Kimura and Akira Sasaki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:94
  48. Hemangioma is the most common benign tumor of the liver. Liver hemangioma (LH) usually remains asymptomatic, but the most common symptoms associated with LH are abdominal pain and discomfort. LH is an uncommon...

    Authors: Takuya Yano, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Shintaro Kuroda, Hironobu Amano, Hirotaka Tashiro and Hideki Ohdan
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:93
  49. Male breast cancer is an extremely rare malignancy. We treated three male breast cancer patients. All three patients showed clinical N0 and received sentinel lymph node biopsy. Because the sentinel lymph node ...

    Authors: Shuji Suehiro, Miyuki Abe, Yohei Takumi, Takafumi Hashimoto, Mirei Kamei, Atsushi Osoegawa, Michiyo Miyawaki and Kenji Sugio
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:92
  50. A 33-year-old man suffered sudden abdominal distension without traumatic episodes. He had undergone total splenectomy for hereditary spherocytosis 13 years ago. He was in shock, and his hemoglobin level was 10...

    Authors: Takehiro Maki, Makoto Omi, Daisuke Ishii, Hiroyuki Kaneko, Kenjiro Misu, Hitoshi Inomata, Masatoshi Tateno and Kazuyoshi Nihei
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:91

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