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  1. Persistent left superior vena cava is a not uncommon congenital vascular abnormality. We report a case of heart transplantation with reconstruction of persistent left superior vena cava using a prosthetic vasc...

    Authors: Kazuma Handa, Hiroki Hata, Koichi Toda, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Daisuke Yoshioka and Yoshiki Sawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:71

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  2. Intramural metastasis is rare in colorectal cancer, especially metastasis of ascending colon cancer to the appendix.

    Authors: Toshiya Abe, Hiroshi Sakai, Masataka Hayashi, So Nakamura, Shin Takesue, Masafumi Sada, Shingo Kozono, Yoshiki Kitaura, Yoshitaka Tanabe, Kazuyoshi Nishihara, Mari Mine, Sadafumi Tamiya and Toru Nakano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:69

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  3. Patients with prolonged inflammatory bowel disease have a greater risk of colorectal cancer, known as colitis-associated cancer. Here we describe an unusual case of colitis-associated cancer.

    Authors: Yoshio Shimizu, Hideya Takaku, Sugiru Paku, Kazuaki Azuma, Toshishige Suzuki, Hiroshi Kashimura, Haruo Ohtani and Nobuhiro Ohkochi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:68

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  4. Various terms have been used to describe vascular lesions in the intestine, including angiodysplasia, arteriovenous malformation, and telangiectasia. Such lesions are common in adults and are typified by angio...

    Authors: Miori Kido, Kiyokuni Nakamura, Tsuyoshi Kuwahara, Yoshitomo Yasui, Hideaki Okajima, Nozomu Kurose and Miyuki Kohno

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:67

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  5. Pancreatic cancer has a grave prognosis. Most patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer are inoperable, and case reports of resection of lung metastasis from pancreatic cancer are rare. This patient underwent...

    Authors: Yasunori Uesato, Koichi Tamashiro and Mitsuhisa Takatsuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:66

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  6. It is presumed that tracheobronchomalacia in adults is caused by airway pressure-induced injury due to chronic cough related to pulmonary emphysema or chronic bronchitis. Commonly, a posterolateral approach us...

    Authors: Ryusuke Machino and Tsutomu Tagawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:65

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  7. Percutaneous catheter drainage is an effective therapy for antibiotic-refractory lung abscesses. Pulmonary resection is usually considered in cases of drainage failure, although it remains controversial.

    Authors: Maki Oh, Shohei Mori, Yuki Noda, Daiki Kato and Takashi Ohtsuka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:64

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  8. Despite recent progress in systemic chemotherapy, the prognosis of patients with peritoneal metastases from gastric cancer is still poor. Efficacious intraperitoneal and systemic combination chemotherapy regim...

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Meguro, Hironori Yamaguchi, Joji Kitayama, Rihito Kanamaru, Shiro Matsumoto, Takashi Ui, Hidenori Haruta, Kentaro Kurashina, Shin Saito, Yoshinori Hosoya, Alan Kawarai Lefor and Naohiro Sata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:63

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  9. Surgery for cases of thoracic esophageal cancer with a right aortic arch is rare, and the anatomic abnormalities in such patients necessitate a different surgical approach. Since the position of the recurrent ...

    Authors: Yamato Ninomiya, Junya Oguma, Soji Ozawa, Kazuo Koyanagi, Akihito Kazuno, Miho Yamamoto and Kentaro Yatabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:62

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  10. Tolvaptan is used in Japan to reduce fluid retention caused by cirrhosis. However, hypernatremia is one of the most important side effects. This report is the first case report of a patient who developed hyper...

    Authors: Hiroya Iida, Hiromitsu Maehira, Haruki Mori, Tsuyoshi Maekawa and Masaji Tani

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:61

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  11. Magnetic compression anastomosis (MCA) is mainly applied in the gastrointestinal and biliary tracts through a nonsurgical procedure that can create an anastomosis similar to that obtained through surgery.

    Authors: Teppei Kamada, Hironori Ohdaira, Sojun Hoshimoto, Satoshi Narihiro, Norihiko Suzuki, Rui Marukuchi, Hideyuki Takeuchi, Masashi Yoshida, Eigoro Yamanouchi and Yutaka Suzuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:59

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  12. Breast metastasis from extra-mammary primary tumors is extremely rare. We recently experienced a rare case of a male breast metastasis of ureteral cancer and will provide a case report.

    Authors: Yoshitaka Ishikawa, Isao Tabei, Atsushi Fushimi, Azusa Fuke, Chikako Sekine, Tomoyoshi Okamoto and Hiroshi Takeyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:58

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  13. Primary pulmonary meningiomas (PPMs) are a rare mostly benign disease presenting as a solitary pulmonary nodule and are hardly distinguishable from a metastatic tumor because of a lack of specific radiological...

    Authors: Ryo Fujikawa, Yoshifumi Arai, Yoshiro Otsuki and Toru Nakamura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:57

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  14. Intraperitoneal arterial hemorrhage without trauma is extremely rare. We report two infant cases of intraperitoneal arterial hemorrhage due to intestinal duplication.

    Authors: Hiroaki Fukazawa, Keisuke Kajihara, Yasuhiro Kuroda, Yuki Fujieda, Kotaro Uemura, Yuki Takeuchi, Yoshitomo Samejima, Insu Kawahara, Keiichi Morita, Tamaki Iwade and Kosaku Maeda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:55

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  15. Traumatic pancreatic injury with a main pancreatic duct injury has a high incidence of mortality and requires a prompt and appropriate treatment. However, the best approach, and treatment options, which may be...

    Authors: Kosuke Ono, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Shuji Yonehara, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Masahiro Nakahara, Hideki Ohdan and Toshio Noriyuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:54

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  16. Transomental hernias are a rare type of internal hernia. We report two cases of successful cases of laparoscopic repair. One required laparotomy due to concern for intestinal viability.

    Authors: Yuka Fujimoto, Yuki Ohya, Shintaro Hayashida, Masayoshi Iizaka, Yuto Maeda, Sayahito Kumamoto, Akira Tsuji, Hidekatsu Shibata, Kunitaka Kuramoto, Hironori Hayashi, Osamu Nakahara, Shinjiro Tomiyasu and Yukihiro Inomata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:53

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  17. Pancreatic mucinous cystic neoplasm (MCM) presenting with rupture is extremely rare, and very few studies have followed up patients over the long term after ruptured mucinous cystadenoma (MCA). We report a cas...

    Authors: Atsuro Fujinaga, Teijiro Hirashita, Yukio Iwashita, Hiroaki Nakanuma, Kazuhiro Tada, Takashi Masuda, Yuichi Endo, Masayuki Ohta, Hideki Ono, Kazunari Murakami and Masafumi Inomata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:52

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  18. Synchronous double cancer of the colon and stomach accompanied by liver metastasis is rare. It is often difficult to determine an appropriate treatment strategy for multiple liver metastases of synchronous gas...

    Authors: Ryu Matsumoto, Shinichiro Mori, Yoshiaki Kita, Hiroko Toda, Ken Sasaki, Takaaki Arigami, Daisuke Matsushita, Hiroshi Kurahara, Kosei Maemura and Shoji Natsugoe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:51

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  19. To date, only a few cases of multiple GISTs with different clones in different organs have been published. However, a case of multiple GISTs with different clones occurring in a single organ has never been rep...

    Authors: Tadahito Yasuda, Kojiro Eto, Naoya Yoshida, Shiro Iwagami, Yukiharu Hiyoshi, Youhei Nagai, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Takatsugu Ishimoto, Yoshifumi Baba, Yuji Miyamoto, Takuya Shiota, Yoshiki Mikami and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:48

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  20. Pampiniform plexus thrombosis is a very rare disease (only less than 25 published cases are available till date), and it is a diagnostic dilemma. The present case is an unusual condition of an elderly gentlema...

    Authors: Sabyasachi Bakshi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:47

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:56

  21. Colorectal cancer is commonly diagnosed among the Japanese population, and various strategies in treating the colorectal liver metastasis have been introduced over the years. Here, we present a case of colorec...

    Authors: Satomi Miura, Kyoji Ito, Nobuyuki Takemura, Fuminori Mihara, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu and Norihiro Kokudo

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:46

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  22. Granular cell tumors (GCT) in the gastrointestinal tract are rare. Herein, we describe a case of a gastric GCT diagnosed preoperatively by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNAB) ...

    Authors: Atsushi Yasuda, Takushi Yasuda, Haruhiko Imamoto, Yoko Hiraki, Kohta Momose, Hiroaki Kato, Mitsuru Iwama, Osamu Shiraishi, Masayuki Shinkai, Motohiro Imano and Yutaka Kimura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:44

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  23. Killian-Jamieson diverticulum is a rare pharyngoesophageal diverticulum. The risk of intraoperative injury of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) is high during surgical resection of Killian-Jamieson diverticu...

    Authors: Ryo Ataka, Shigeru Tsunoda, Saori Goto, Tatsuto Nishigori, Shigeo Hisamori, Kazutaka Obama and Yoshiharu Sakai

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:43

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  24. Sebaceous carcinoma (SC) is frequently classified as periocular or extraocular. Extraocular SC is rare and mainly occurs in the head and neck, the major salivary glands, or oral mucosa. SC of the breast, lung,...

    Authors: Koichi Ohno, Toshihiro Okada, Toshitsugu Nakamura and Hiroshi Koyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:41

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  25. Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) is a rare idiopathic lung disease characterized by pulmonary eosinophilia. The epidemiology of AEP remains understudied; however, past reports have reported that AEP can be c...

    Authors: Yasufumi Goda, Tsuyoshi Shoji and Hiromichi Katakura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:40

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  26. Intrahepatic artery pseudoaneurysms are mostly iatrogenic and result from hepatobiliary interventions. The incidence of intrahepatic artery pseudoaneurysms within liver tumors without prior intervention is ext...

    Authors: Hiroki Ohara, Yuji Ishibashi, Shuntaro Yoshimura, Ryoto Yamazaki, Fumihiko Hatao, Takeshi Koshiishi, Yasuhiro Morita and Kazuhiro Imamura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:39

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  27. Postoperative bleeding originating from pseudoaneurysms after radical gastrectomy is not common, but it can be fatal. In particular, delayed bleeding that occurs after the seventh postoperative day is rare.

    Authors: Aina Kunitomo, Kazunari Misawa, Yozo Sato, Yuichi Ito, Seiji Ito, Takahiro Hosoi, Masataka Okuno, Eiji Higaki, Taihei Oshiro, Seiji Natsume, Takashi Kinoshita, Yoshiki Senda, Tetsuya Abe, Koji Komori, Yoshitaka Inaba and Yasuhiro Shimizu

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:38

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  28. Neuroendocrine tumor (NET) is a relatively rare tumor and can develop in almost any organ, but primary mesenteric NETs are extremely rare. In addition, liver metastases from synchronous double cancer of neuroe...

    Authors: Sachie Omori, Noboru Harada, Takeo Toshima, Kazuki Takeishi, Shinji Itoh, Toru Ikegami, Tomoharu Yoshizumi and Masaki Mori

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:36

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  29. Multiple pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysms in association with median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) are relatively rare. A treatment option, such as a median arcuate ligament (MAL) release or embolizatio...

    Authors: Nana Kimura, Koshi Matsui, Kazuto Shibuya, Isaku Yoshioka, Norihito Naruto, Yui Hoshino, Kosuke Mori, Katsuhisa Hirano, Toru Watanabe, Shozo Hojo, Shigeaki Sawada, Tomoyuki Okumura, Takuya Nagata, Kyo Noguchi and Tsutomu Fujii

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:34

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  30. Although obstructive colitis with colon cancer is not a rare disease, most cases can be improved with conservative therapy. We report a case of a patient who underwent a laparoscopic two-stage operation for re...

    Authors: Atsuro Fujinaga, Tomonori Akagi, Tsuyoshi Etoh, Kazuhiro Tada, Yusuke Itai, Yohei Kono, Takahiro Hiratsuka, Kosuke Suzuki, Tomotaka Shibata, Yoshitake Ueda, Manabu Toujigamori, Hidefumi Shiroshita, Norio Shiraishi and Masafumi Inomata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:33

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  31. Bilateral ligamentum teres (BLT) hepatis is a very rare anomaly defined as the connection of the bilateral fetal umbilical veins to both sides of the paramedian trunk, and it has never been reported in the Eng...

    Authors: Fumihiro Terasaki, Yusuke Yamamoto, Teiichi Sugiura, Yukiyasu Okamura, Takaaki Ito, Ryo Ashida, Katsuhisa Ohgi, Shintaro Akamoto and Katsuhiko Uesaka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:32

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  32. Endoscopic devices often cause device-related surgical morbidities such as postoperative bleeding. Delayed bleeding due to a protruding edge of an endostapler has not been previously described in the literature.

    Authors: Kazuki Yamano, Ryo Fujikawa and Toru Nakamura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:31

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  33. According to the 2018 Japanese gastric cancer treatment guidelines (ver. 5), a reduced extent of lymphadenectomy (D1 or D1+) is indicated for cT1 N0 tumors that do not meet the criteria for endoscopic resectio...

    Authors: Chikanori Tsutsumi, Taiki Moriyama, Kenoki Ohuchida, Koji Shindo, Shuntaro Nagai, Reiko Yoneda, Minako Fujiwara, Yoshinao Oda and Masafumi Nakamura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:30

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  34. Stenosis or obstruction of the celiac artery (CA) is known as celiac artery stenosis (CAS) and is usually accompanied by the formation of arterial anastomosis between the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syste...

    Authors: Ryo Oikawa, Kyoji Ito, Nobuyuki Takemura, Fuminori Mihara and Norihiro Kokudo

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:29

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  35. Generally, primary pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma is resistant to treatment and has a poor prognosis. We report a case of resected primary pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma with long-term survival after multidi...

    Authors: Yoshihito Iijima, Yuki Nakajima, Hiroyasu Kinoshita, Yasuyuki Kurihara, Yu Nishimura, Toshihiko Iizuka, Hirohiko Akiyama and Tomomi Hirata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:28

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  36. The term “mesenteric inflammatory veno-occlusive disease (MIVOD)” is used to describe an ischemic injury resulting from phlebitis or venulitis that affects the bowel or mesentery in the absence of arteritis. M...

    Authors: Keiji Matsuda, Yojiro Hashiguchi, Yoshinao Kikuchi, Kentaro Asako, Kohei Ohno, Yuka Okada, Takahiro Yagi, Mitsuo Tsukamoto, Yoshihisa Fukushima, Ryu Shimada, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Tamuro Hayama, Takeshi Tsuchiya, Keijiro Nozawa, Yuko Sasajima and Fukuo Kondo

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:27

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  37. Carcinosarcoma of the esophagus or esophagogastric junction (EGJ) is a rare malignancy with both carcinomatous and sarcomatous components. There is no report of carcinosarcoma arising from the EGJ wherein the ...

    Authors: Kenichiro Furukawa, Masahiro Niihara, Takuya Kawata, Shuhei Mayanagi and Yasuhiro Tsubosa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:26

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  38. Angiosarcoma of the breast is very rare and can be divided into primary and secondary angiosarcoma. Radiation-induced angiosarcoma (RIAS) is classified as secondary angiosarcoma. Diagnosis of RIAS is difficult...

    Authors: Yoko Suzuki, Kohei Taniguchi, Minami Hatono, Yukiko Kajiwara, Yuko Abe, Kengo Kawada, Takahiro Tsukioki, Mariko Kochi, Keiko Nishiyama, Takayuki Iwamoto, Hirokuni Ikeda, Tadahiko Shien, Naruto Taira, Masahiro Tabata, Hiroyuki Yanai and Hiroyoshi Doihara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:25

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  39. Decompression sickness (DCS) induced by extravascular and intravascular gas bubbles during decompression can present with varying manifestations, such as joint pain, numbness, cutaneous symptoms, and cardiopul...

    Authors: Satoshi Toyota, Shigeyuki Nagata, Shinichiro Yoshino, Sota Kono, Syogo Kawanami, Syohei Maeda, Erina Kuramitsu, Michihiro Ichimannda, Satoko Nagamatsu, Seiichiro Kai, Yasuro Fukuyama, Hiroyuki Orita and Daisuke Korenaga

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:24

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  40. Thoracic aortitis caused by Clostridium septicum is a rare infection with a strong association with malignancy and high mortality rate when left untreated. We report a case of surgical treatment for Stanford type...

    Authors: Kiyotoshi Akita, Yoshiyuki Takami, Kazuki Matsuhashi, Yusuke Sakurai, Kentaro Amano, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Tadahito Eda and Yasushi Takagi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:23

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  41. Rectal neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) are rare, but their incidence has increased in recent years. The metastasis rate is low in cases of a tumor diameter < 1 cm or depth of invasion lower than the submucosa;...

    Authors: Yuma Hane, Takahiro Tsuchikawa, Kimitaka Tanaka, Yoshitsugu Nakanishi, Toshimichi Asano, Takehiro Noji, Yo Kurashima, Yuma Ebihara, Soichi Murakami, Toru Nakamura, Keisuke Okamura, Satoshi Takeuchi, Toshiaki Shichinohe and Satoshi Hirano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:22

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  42. There is a very high mortality associated with a tracheoinnominate artery fistula; however, when patients survive, they often require reconstruction of the eroded tracheal defect after the bleeding has been co...

    Authors: Tyler B. Draeger, Shahriyour K. Andaz and Vanessa R. Gibson

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:21

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  43. Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) is an autosomal dominant disease and arteriovenous abnormalities are a well-recognized complication. There are several case reports of ruptured aneurysms; however, among them, r...

    Authors: Naoko Fukushima, Hiroaki Aoki, Shinsuke Takenaga, Kazuhiko Morikawa, Masaichi Ogawa and Katsuhiko Yanaga

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:18

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  44. Chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is the standard treatment for c-stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); however, patients who respond to CRT are at risk of developing fatal complications such as massive hemopty...

    Authors: Yuriko Yagi, Ken Kodama, Toru Momozane, Yukio Kimura, Masashi Takeda and Hiroki Kishima

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:16

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