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  1. Several reports have documented that the pulmonary sequestration is in communication with the gastrointestinal tract and the concept of bronchopulmonary foregut malformation (BPFM) has become more widespread. ...

    Authors: Noboru Oyachi, Fuminori Numano, Keiichi Koizumi, Tamao Shinohara and Hirochika Matsubara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:128

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  2. Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a relatively rare mesenchymal tumor that mainly affects adults. Its prognosis is good after curative resection, but distant recurrences after 10 years or longer have been report...

    Authors: Kozue Matsuishi, Kojiro Eto, Atsushi Morito, Hirokazu Hamasaki, Keisuke Morita, Satoshi Ikeshima, Kei Horino, Shinya Shimada and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:127

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  3. Traumatic esophageal injury leads to severe complications such as mediastinitis, pyothorax, and tracheoesophageal fistula. Although prompt diagnosis and treatment are required, there are no established protoco...

    Authors: Masaki Honda, Toshiro Tanioka, Shigeo Haruki, Yuko Kamata, Hiromasa Hoshi, Kyoko Ryu, Kenta Yagi, Kodai Ueno, Satoshi Matsui, Yoshiteru Ohata, Fumi Hasegawa, Akio Kaito, Kaida Arita, Koji Ito and Noriaki Takiguchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:126

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  4. Port site metastasis (PSM) after curative gastrectomy for gastric cancer and muscular metastasis from gastric cancer are rare manifestations. Similarly, subcutaneous metastasis from gastric cancer is rare, and...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Fukui, Naoshi Kubo, Katsunobu Sakurai, Yutaka Tamamori, Kiyoshi Maeda and Masaichi Ohira

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:124

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  5. Apart from Kasai’s procedure, liver transplantation (LTx) has dramatically improved the outcome of children with biliary atresia (BA). However, de novo malignancy has been reported to be one of the major cause...

    Authors: Naruki Higashidate, Suguru Fukahori, Shinji Ishii, Nobuyuki Saikusa, Naoki Hashizume, Yoshinori Koga, Daisuke Masui, Saki Sakamoto, Shiori Tsuruhisa, Hirotomo Nakahara, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Masaru Fukahori, Keisuke Miwa, Yoshiki Naito and Minoru Yagi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:123

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  6. The improved prognosis of Crohn’s disease may increase the opportunities of surgical treatment for patients with Crohn’s disease and the risk of development of colorectal cancer. We herein describe a patient w...

    Authors: Shin Emoto, Shigenori Homma, Tadashi Yoshida, Nobuki Ichikawa, Yoichi Miyaoka, Hiroki Matsui, Ryo Takahashi, Keita Ishido, Takuya Otsuka, Tomoko Mitsuhashi, Takehiko Katsurada and Akinobu Taketomi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:122

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  7. Left atrial dissection is a rare complication of cardiac surgery, most commonly associated with mitral valve surgery. Herein, we report on the successful conservative treatment of left atrial dissection while ...

    Authors: Kentaro Kiryu, Takayuki Kadohama, Yoshinori Itagaki, Gembu Yamaura, Fuminobu Tanaka, Daichi Takagi, Takuya Wada, Itaru Igarashi, YuYa Yamazaki and Hiroshi Yamamoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:120

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  8. Non-functioning parathyroid carcinoma is an extremely rare malignancy among endocrine tumors. We report a case in which non-functional oxyphilic parathyroid carcinoma was diagnosed from clinical symptoms and p...

    Authors: Masaomi Sen, Ryuta Nagaoka, Hiroko Kazusaka, Mami Matsui, Marie Saitou, Iwao Sugitani, Takashi Sakatani and Kaori Kameyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:119

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  9. Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is one of the most serious causes of death after liver transplantation (LT). IA is the second most common fungal infection, and its mortality rate exceeds 80%.

    Authors: Takahiro Tomiyama, Takashi Motomura, Norifumi Iseda, Akinari Morinaga, Tomonari Shimagaki, Takeshi Kurihara, Huanlin Wang, Takeo Toshima, Yoshihiro Nagao, Shinji Itoh, Noboru Harada, Tomoharu Yoshizumi and Masaki Mori

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:118

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  10. Ectopic decidua is the presence of decidual tissue outside the uterus. Ectopic decidua of the appendix is a rare entity that can present with abdominal symptoms mimicking appendicitis. We report a case of a 39...

    Authors: Manabu Kaneko, Hiroaki Nozawa, Hirofumi Rokutan, Koji Murono, Tetsuo Ushiku and Soichiro Ishihara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:117

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  11. A bronchial fistula is a relatively rare and potentially fatal complication after lung transplantation. Thoracic surgeons and pulmonologists often face challenges when selecting treatment options. We herein re...

    Authors: Yuya Nobori, Masaaki Sato, Yasutaka Hirata, Haruo Yamauchi, Chihiro Konoeda, Kentaro Kitano and Jun Nakajima

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:116

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  12. The Fontan procedure (FP) is a palliative surgery for functional single ventricle. The Fontan circulation maintains pulmonary circulation by a high central venous pressure, leading to chronic congestive liver....

    Authors: Miku Iwata, Katsunori Sakamoto, Chihiro Ito, Akimasa Sakamoto, Mio Uraoka, Tomoyuki Nagaoka, Kei Tamura, Naotake Funamizu, Akihiro Takai, Kohei Ogawa and Yasutsugu Takada

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:115

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  13. Pectus excavatum is a common thoracic deformity that can be encountered during thoracoscopic esophagectomy. Here, we report two cases of esophageal cancer complicated by pectus excavatum that were treated with...

    Authors: Tomoya Tsukada, Yuto Kitano, Yuya Sugimoto and Masahide Kaji

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:113

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  14. The antegrade continence enema (ACE) procedure is effective for severe constipation in patients with spina bifida and can improve quality of life (QOL). The Monti–Malone procedure (MM), which is a method of cr...

    Authors: Koichi Saito, Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Yoshiaki Takahashi, Takashi Kobayashi, Yuhki Arai, Toshiyuki Ohyama and Naoki Yokota

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:112

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  15. Gastric yolk sac tumor (YST)-like carcinoma is extremely rare, and its prognosis is poor, because most patients have widespread metastases at the time of diagnosis. We report a case of gastric YST-like carcino...

    Authors: Hibiki Umeda, Satoru Kikuchi, Shinji Kuroda, Shuya Yano, Takehiro Tanaka, Kazuhiro Noma, Masahiko Nishizaki, Shunsuke Kagawa, Yuzo Umeda and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:111

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  16. Angiomyolipoma is a benign mesenchymal tumor that develops commonly in the kidney and rarely in other organs. The involvement of the spleen in angiomyolipoma is extremely rare, and only one such case has been ...

    Authors: Kaoru Sato, Fumito Saijo, Yu Katayose, Mitsuhisa Mutoh, Noriyuki Iwama, Fumie Nakayama and Hiromi Tokumura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:110

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  17. Subtotal cholecystectomy in patients with severe acute cholecystitis is considered a “bailout” option when the safety of the bile duct cannot be guaranteed. However, subtotal cholecystectomy has a long-term ri...

    Authors: Taisei Teshima, Hidetoshi Nitta, Chisho Mitsuura, Yuta Shiraishi, Kazuto Harada, Kenji Shimizu, Ryuichi Karashima, Toshiro Masuda, Katsutaka Matsumoto, Tetsuya Okino and Hiroshi Takamori

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:109

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  18. Pancreatic lymphoepithelial cyst (LEC) is a rare nonmalignant cyst consisting of a benign collection of keratinizing squamous epithelial cells with lymphoid tissue. Diagnosing LEC preoperatively is considered ...

    Authors: Takuya Iguchi, Akira Shimizu, Koji Kubota, Tsuyoshi Notake, Shinsuke Sugenoya, Kiyotaka Hosoda, Koya Yasukawa, Hikaru Hayashi, Ryoichiro Kobayashi and Yuji Soejima

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:108

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  19. Hepatic inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is a rare, benign, tumor-like lesion. Because there are no characteristic laboratory markers or radiological features, hepatic IPT is often misdiagnosed as a malignant ne...

    Authors: Masataka Maruno, Katsunori Imai, Yosuke Nakao, Yuki Kitano, Takayoshi Kaida, Kosuke Mima, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Yoshiki Mikami and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:107

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  20. Diastolic retrograde flow in the descending aorta (DAo) may occur in the presence of atherosclerosis and may be overlooked as a mechanism of retrograde embolization in patients with stroke. We performed thorac...

    Authors: Masafumi Hashimoto, Yoshikazu Nakano and Yusaku Tamura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:106

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  21. Submucosal fecalith(s) mimicking submucosal tumors of the gastrointestinal lumen are rare. Moreover, accurate preoperative diagnosis of these entities is exceedingly difficult, and the mechanism(s) of their fo...

    Authors: Tomoaki Bekki, Toshikatsu Fukuda, Toshiyuki Moriuchi, Yosuke Namba, Sho Okimoto, Shoichiro Mukai, Yasufumi Saito, Koichi Oishi, Toshihiro Nishida and Hideki Ohdan

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:105

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  22. Malignant tumors with rhabdoid features are extremely rare. They can occur in various organs, including the gastrointestinal tract, with common clinical features of high malignancy and poor prognosis.

    Authors: Masatsugu Kojima, Toru Miyake, Tomoyuki Ueki, Hiroyuki Ohta, Ryoji Kushima, Masanori Shiohara, Hiroo Mizuta, Hiroya Iida, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Sachiko Kaida, Katsushi Takebayashi, Hiromitsu Maehira, Yusuke Nishina, Tomoharu Shimizu, Eiji Mekata and Masaji Tani

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:104

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  23. Pediatric hydronephrosis induced by pelvic-ureteric junction obstruction (PUJO) is treated by dismembered pyeloplasty (DP) via open and laparoscopic surgery. The etiology of PUJO involves both intrinsic stenos...

    Authors: Satoshi Ieiri and Kouji Nagata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:103

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  24. True primary enterolithiasis is an uncommon condition, and nontraumatic perforation of the small intestine (NTPSI) is also an unusual entity. Therefore, NTPSI due to true primary enteroliths is an exceptionall...

    Authors: Yusuke Hirakawa, Hirona Shigyo, Yuriko Katagiri, Kazuaki Hashimoto, Mitsuru Katsumoto, Hiroshi Tomoeda and Masahiko Nakano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:102

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  25. In hepatectomy, the preservation of portal perfusion and venous drainage in the remnant liver is important for securing postoperative hepatic function. Right hepatectomy is generally indicated when a hepatic t...

    Authors: Masayoshi Terayama, Kyoji Ito, Nobuyuki Takemura, Fuyuki Inagaki, Fuminori Mihara and Norihiro Kokudo

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:101

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  26. Urothelial carcinoma arises from transitional cells in the urothelial tract. In advanced cases, it can metastasize locally to surrounding organs or distally to organs such as the lungs, bones, or liver. Here w...

    Authors: Yuki Ii, Shinya Munakata, Kumpei Honjo, Masaya Kawai, Shingo Kawano, Kiichi Sugimoto, Shuji Isotani, Yutaka Kojima, Shigeo Horie, Takashi Yao and Kazuhiro Sakamoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:100

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  27. Breast cancer is well known to tends to invade through the lymphatic chains mainly to the axillary and subclavian nodes or occasionally to the internal mammary nodes. However, inguinal lymph node metastasis fr...

    Authors: Takeo Kimoto, Norio Kohno, Akiko Okamoto, Kyosuke Ota, Takafumi Tani, Takeshi Kondo and Mari Nishio

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:99

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  28. Salvage surgery is an effective therapeutic option for patients experiencing relapses after chemoradiotherapy for advanced-stage lung cancer or after high-dose radiotherapy for early-stage lung cancer. We repo...

    Authors: Haruaki Hino, Kahori Nakahama, Makoto Ogata, Kayoko Kibata, Chika Miyasaka, Takahiro Utsumi, Natsumi Maru, Hiroshi Matsui, Yohei Taniguchi, Tomohito Saito, Koji Tsuta and Tomohiro Murakawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:98

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  29. The prognosis of recurrent and unresectable gastric cancer remains poor despite the development of multidisciplinary treatments. Ramucirumab (RAM) has been proven effective against unresectable or recurrent ga...

    Authors: Naoyuki Uehata, Keita Kouzu, Hironori Tsujimoto, Hidekazu Sugasawa, Kotaro Wakamatsu, Yoji Kishi and Hideki Ueno

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:97

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  30. Intussusception occurs when a segment of the bowel (the intussusceptum) telescopes into an adjacent segment (the intussuscipiens). Adult intussusception occurs rarely and often requires surgical resection for ...

    Authors: Hayato Shimoyama, Kimihiko Ueno and Masahiro Samizo

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:96

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  31. Gastrobronchial fistulas are rare, but life-threatening, complications of esophagectomy. They are caused by anastomotic leakage and mainly occur around anastomotic sites. In the present paper, we report a rare...

    Authors: Tohru Nishimura, Chisakou Fuse, Masayuki Akita, Nobuhisa Takase, Eri Maeda, Koichiro Abe, Akihito Kozuki, Kunio Yokoyama, Tomohiro Tanaka, Shinji Kishi, Toshihiko Sakamoto, Tetsuya Sakai and Kunihiko Kaneda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:95

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  32. Abdominal cocoon syndrome is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction in which loops of small bowel get entrapped inside a fibro-collagenous membrane. Condition is also known in the literature as sclerosing peri...

    Authors: Sabah Uddin Saqib, Rimsha Farooq, Omair Saleem, Sarosh Moeen and Tabish Umer Chawla

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:93

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  33. Symptomatic congenital biliary dilatation (CBD) during early infancy is always characterized by cystic dilation of the common bile duct with a narrow segment connecting the pancreatic duct.

    Authors: Shoko Kato, Kenitiro Kaneko, Nozomi Matsushita, Shintaro Kurahashi, Takaaki Osawa, Tatsuki Matsumura, Takuya Saito, Yasuyuki Fukami, Shunichiro Komatsu and Tsuyoshi Sano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:92

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  34. The majority of ingested foreign bodies pass through the gastrointestinal tract smoothly, with less than 1% requiring surgery. Fish bone could perforate through the wall of stomach or duodenum and then migrate...

    Authors: Yang Wang, Xianzhang Luo and Jiefeng Zhang

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:91

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  35. Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma (PACC) is a rare exocrine malignant tumor. Its widespread intraductal extension into the main pancreatic duct (MPD) is also rare.

    Authors: Masato Kayahara, Ichiro Onishi, Naoki Makita, Shunsuke Kano, Masayoshi Munemoto, Yasumichi Yagi, Makiko Minami, Noriaki Orita, Takuya Komura and Nozomu Kurose

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:90

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  36. We have introduced the Senhance Digital Laparoscopy System and actively use for colorectal cancer surgery. Recently, we also try to perform surgery by reduce port as less invasive method. For the first time, w...

    Authors: Yume Minagawa, Yasumitsu Hirano, Atsuko Kataoka, Satoshi Shimamura, Masahiro Kataoka, Masahiro Asari, Takatsugu Fujii, Shintaro Ishikawa, Toshimasa Ishii, Hiroshi Sato, Shinichi Sakuramoto, Kojun Okamoto and Isamu Koyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:89

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  37. Traditionally, the surgery for simultaneous double cancer of the stomach and colon required a large incision to the upper and lower region of the abdomen. In this case, an artificial blood vessel was located u...

    Authors: Koichi Takiguchi, Shinji Furuya, Makoto Sudo, Kazuyoshi Hirayama, Ryo Saito, Atsushi Yamamoto, Katsutoshi Shoda, Hidenori Akaike, Naohiro Hosomura, Yoshihiko Kawaguchi, Hidetake Amemiya, Hiromichi Kawaida, Hiroshi Kono and Daisuke Ichikawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:88

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  38. The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly spread worldwide. As it is a novel disease, we have less experience in its possible appearances. Predominantly affecting the respiratory tract, about 20–43% patients also pres...

    Authors: Stefanie Sinz, Florian Glaser-Gallion and Thomas Steffen

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:87

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  39. Desmoplastic fibroblastoma is an uncommon, benign, fibrous tumor exhibiting infiltrative growth. Most of these tumors are small, slow-growing, and develop as subcutaneous lesions in the extremities. Cases of d...

    Authors: Hideki Ota, Hirotaka Ishida, Hidekazu Matsumoto and Tomoharu Ishiyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:86

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  40. Pyogenic granuloma is a benign vascular tumor, usually occurring on the skin or in the oral cavity. Small intestinal pyogenic granuloma is extremely rare, but intestinal intussusception due to the tumor is eve...

    Authors: Kodai Nagakari, Akikazu Yago, Yu Ohkura, Daisuke Tomita, Shusuke Haruta, Yutaka Takazawa and Masaki Ueno

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:85

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  41. Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related diseases are characterized by abnormal IgG4 levels, swelling, and marked infiltration and fibrosis of the lymphocytes and IgG4-positive plasma cells, causing hypertrophic lesio...

    Authors: Yoshihito Iijima, Shun Iwai, Nozomu Motono, Katsuo Usuda, Akihiro Shioya, Shingo Takeuchi, Shigeki Yamagishi, Kiyoshi Koizumi, Sohsuke Yamada and Hidetaka Uramoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:84

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  42. Obturator hernia is a life-threatening condition, requiring emergency intervention due to strangulation, if non-invasive repair for strangulation cannot be complete. Change from emergency surgery to elective s...

    Authors: Yuto Maeda, Osamu Nakahara, Seiya Saito, Jiro Nasu and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:83

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  43. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Haruaki Hino, Noriyuki Tanaka, Hiroshi Matsui, Takahiro Utsumi, Natsumi Maru, Yohei Taniguchi, Tomohito Saito, Koji Tsuta and Tomohiro Murakawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:82

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    The original article was published in Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:69

  44. Metachronous pancreatic and gallbladder cancer is a rare condition and has a dismal prognosis. Herein, we present a patient with triple metachronous primary pancreatic and gallbladder cancer associated with pa...

    Authors: Yuta Kuhara, Yasushi Hashimoto, Satoshi Hirahara, Haruna Kubota, Kenji Shirakawa, Kazuhiro Toyota, Raita Yano, Hironori Kobayashi, Yujiro Yokoyama, Yoshihiro Sakashita, Yoshiaki Murakami, Kiyomi Taniyama and Katsunari Miyamoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:81

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  45. In Japan, the prevalence of synchronous multiple intramucosal gastric carcinoma is reported to be 5–15%. Here is a case of a synchronous small gastric carcinoma fulfilling the definite indication and curative ...

    Authors: En Amada, Hirofumi Kawakubo, Satoru Matsuda, Shuhei Mayanagi, Rieko Nakamura, Tomoyuki Irino, Norihito Wada, Shuji Mikami and Yuko Kitagawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:80

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  46. Bronchial necrosis is a rare but fatal complication after radiation therapy. Because of the anatomical complexity and rarity of this condition, determining the most appropriate management for individual patien...

    Authors: Yuya Nobori, Masaaki Sato, Mizuki Morota, Yoshikazu Shinohara, Daisuke Yoshida, Takahiro Karasaki, Kentaro Kitano and Jun Nakajima

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2021 7:79

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