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  1. Content type: Case Report

    Carcinosarcoma is a rare tumor that includes both carcinoma and sarcoma components. It develops commonly in the female reproductive tract, most often in the uterus. However, as there are a small number of simi...

    Authors: Rumi Itoyama, Yo-ichi Yamashita, Yosuke Nakao, Toshihiko Yusa, Naoki Umezaki, Takanobu Yamao, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hirohisa Okabe, Katsunori Imai, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Daisuke Hashimoto, Akira Chikamoto and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:13

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  2. Content type: Case Report

    Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant disease of the skin and soft tissue. Aneurysms associated with NF1 can occur, but a secondary aneurysm rupture is very rare, with very few cases reported...

    Authors: Kazuki Moro, Hitoshi Kameyama, Kaoru Abe, Junko Tsuchida, Yosuke Tajima, Hiroshi Ichikawa, Masato Nakano, Mayuko Ikarashi, Masayuki Nagahashi, Yoshifumi Shimada, Kaori Kato, Takeshi Okamoto, Hajime Umezu, Emmanuel Gabriel, Masanori Tsuchida and Toshifumi Wakai

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:12

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  3. Content type: Case Report

    Nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) infection in a patient in an immunosuppressed state caused by increased use of immunosuppressive or biological agents is a serious clinical problem. Mycobacterium avium complex ...

    Authors: Naoko Ose, Masato Minami, Soichiro Funaki, Takashi Kanou, Ryu Kanzaki and Yasushi Shintani

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:11

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  4. Content type: Case Report

    Pancreatic injuries are rare, and no treatment plan has yet been established for grade III injuries. In many cases, pancreatic stent placement has resulted in saving patients. However, some cases of perforatio...

    Authors: Takuya Mori, Go Ohira, Kenjiro Kimura, Sadaaki Yamazoe, Ryosuke Amano and Masaichi Ohira

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:10

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  5. Content type: Case Report

    Aortoenteric fistula (AEF), occasionally reported as a fatal complication after aortic or other vascular procedures, is a communication between the aorta and the digestive tract. AEF as a fatal complication of...

    Authors: Masayuki Honda, Tsuguo Sakamoto, Shigehiro Kojima, Yota Yamamoto, Kazuhito Yajima, Dal Ho Kim and Fumihiro Ogawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:9

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  6. Content type: Case Report

    Undifferentiated carcinoma of the esophagus with rhabdoid features is a very rare histologic finding that is occasionally associated with the loss of SWI/SNF-related matrix-associated actin-dependent regulator...

    Authors: Hideki Nagano, Toshimasa Izumi, Ei Kawahara, Takeru Oyama and Takanori Goi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:8

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  7. Content type: Case Report

    Pneumothorax during surgery under general anesthesia is a life-threatening situation for the patient because it can progress easily to the tension pneumothorax due to positive pressure ventilation unless appro...

    Authors: Kei Sakamoto, Akira Ogihara, Shota Mitsuboshi, Hideyuki Maeda, Takako Matsumoto, Tamami Isaka, Masahide Murasugi, Akiko Omori, Yoshihito Kotera, Hiroto Egawa, Masakazu Yamamoto and Masato Kanzaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:7

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    Superior posterior pulmonary vein anomaly in the right upper lobe (anomalous V2), which is one of the anomalies of the right superior pulmonary vein (RSPV), runs behind the right main or intermediate bronchus....

    Authors: Yu Onodera, Yusuke Taniyama, Tadashi Sakurai, Makoto Hikage, Chiaki Sato, Kai Takaya, Hiroshi Okamoto, Shota Maruyama, Takuro Konno, Michiaki Unno and Takashi Kamei

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:6

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  9. Content type: Case Report

    A bronchopleural fistula (BPF) can lead to empyema and death after pulmonary resection. A minor leakage from a BPF has been reported to be successfully closed endobronchially, although thoracoplasty is usually...

    Authors: Hideki Endoh, Ryohei Yamamoto, Nobuhiro Nishizawa and Yukitoshi Satoh

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:5

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  10. Content type: Case Report

    Primary amelanotic malignant melanoma of esophagus, which is a subtype of primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus (PMME), is a very rare disease with a poor prognosis. We herein report a case of the amelan...

    Authors: Naomichi Koga, Nobuhide Kubo, Hiroshi Saeki, Shun Sasaki, Tomoko Jogo, Kosuke Hirose, Yuichiro Nakashima, Eiji Oki, Yutaka Koga, Yoshinao Oda, Hisao Oiwa, Toshio Oiwa and Yoshihiko Maehara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:4

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  11. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    It is uncommon for aseptic necrosis to occur in the lung parenchyma as a result of acute pulmonary embolism, because of the dual blood supply of the lung. We report a case in which acute pulmonary embolism led...

    Authors: Hikaru Watanabe and Naoki Kanauchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:3

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    Surgery for infective endocarditis involving the aorto-mitral curtain (AMC) is challenging and requires extensive incisions and complex reconstruction procedures. However, in patients with preserved aortic ann...

    Authors: Atsushi Hiromoto, Shun-Ichiro Sakamoto, Yasuo Miyagi and Takashi Nitta

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:2

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  13. Content type: Case Report

    Lymphography with Lipiodol is useful for chylothorax. There were many slight complications, but reports of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) after lymphography were few.

    Authors: Yusuke Taki, Shinsuke Sato, Katsunori Suzuki, Erina Nagai, Masaya Watanabe, Yuichiro Shishido, Nobuaki Nakajima and Masakazu Takagi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:1

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    Prone position surgery has become widespread for esophageal cancer instead of the traditional lateral decubitus approach. Carbon dioxide insufflation and the gravity effect provide a better operative field wit...

    Authors: Toru Nakamura, Ryo Fujikawa, Yoshiro Otsuki and Kazuhito Funai

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:151

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  15. Content type: Case Report

    Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a rare mesenchymal tumor originating from the tissue underlying the mesothelial layer of the pleura or mediastinum. Other reported sites include the upper respiratory tract, orb...

    Authors: Yu Kumagai, Shuichi Fujioka, Takeyuki Misawa, Hiroaki Kitamura, Masafumi Suzuki and Katsuhiko Yanaga

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:150

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  16. Content type: Case Report

    The gastrointestinal tract can occasionally be perforated or penetrated by an ingested foreign body, such as a fish bone. However, there are very few reported cases in which an ingested fish bone penetrated th...

    Authors: Kosuke Mima, Hidetaka Sugihara, Rikako Kato, Chihiro Matsumoto, Daichi Nomoto, Hironobu Shigaki, Junji Kurashige, Mitsuhiro Inoue, Shiro Iwagami, Takao Mizumoto, Tatsuo Kubota and Nobutomo Miyanari

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:149

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  17. Content type: Case Report

    IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a pathological condition that is characterized by an infiltrate composed of IgG4-positive plasma cells and recently recognized as an immune-mediated condition. It causes tissu...

    Authors: Akihiro Watanabe, Takashi Goto, Hitomi Kamo, Ryuji Komine, Naomi Kuroki, Takanobu Sugase, Tsuyoshi Takaya, Rintaro Koga, Hiroshi Hojo, Shoji Taniguchi, Kazuhiko Ibusuki and Kazumi Koga

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:148

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  18. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1], the author found Fig. 1c has a redundant arrow.

    Authors: Shohei Takaichi, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Soichiro Funaki, Koji Tanaka, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tomoki Makino, Yukinori Kurokawa, Makoto Yamasaki, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Meinoshin Okumura, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:147

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    The original article was published in Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:135

  19. Content type: Case Report

    Histoplasmosis is considered a fairly rare imported mycosis in Japan. Here we report a case of histoplasmosis describing the preoperative findings, histopathological findings, supposed infection route, and app...

    Authors: Shun Tanaka, Ryo Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Nagita, Kazuaki Okamoto, Yuki Iida, Kumiko Hongo, Yukio Ishihara, Yusuke Kita, Naoki Takabayashi, Ken Kuriki and Takeyui Hiramatsu

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:145

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  20. Content type: Case Report

    Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) grow relatively slowly and without specific symptoms; therefore, they are typically incidental findings. We report a rare gastric GIST in the mediastinum associated with...

    Authors: Ryosuke Fujisawa, Yuji Akiyama, Takeshi Iwaya, Fumitaka Endo, Haruka Nikai, Shigeaki Baba, Takehiro Chiba, Toshimoto Kimura, Takeshi Takahara, Koki Otsuka, Hiroyuki Nitta, Masaru Mizuno, Keisuke Koeda and Akira Sasaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:144

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  21. Content type: Case Report

    Femoral hernia accounts for 3% of all the hernias, and in 0.5–5% of cases, the appendix can migrate through the femoral hernia and is called de Garengeot hernia. It is a very rare condition, and the incidence ...

    Authors: Bardia Bidarmaghz, Roderick Cyril Borrowdale and Kasra Raufian

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:143

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  22. Content type: Case Report

    Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a life-threatening heart muscle disease characterized by progressive heart failure, which often requires left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation or heart transplantat...

    Authors: Shigeru Miyagawa, Keitaro Domae, Satoshi Kainuma, Ryouhei Matsuura, Daisuke Yoshioka, Hiroki Hata, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Koichi Toda and Yoshiki Sawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:142

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  23. Content type: Case Report

    Pericardial effusion is observed in the majority of viral pericarditis cases; however, viral pericarditis accompanied by a large effusion resulting in cardiac tamponade is rare.

    Authors: Azumi Hamasaki, Tetsuro Uchida, Atsushi Yamashita, Kentaro Akabane and Mitsuaki Sadahiro

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:141

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  24. Content type: Case Report

    No reports have so far described arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the pancreas caused by a tumor. We herein report a case of pancreatoduodenectomy for a patient who developed duodenal hemorrhage due to AVM ...

    Authors: Shunsuke Tamura, Yusuke Yamamoto, Yukiyasu Okamura, Teiichi Sugiura, Takaaki Ito, Ryo Ashida, Katsuhisa Ohgi, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Keiko Sasaki, Takashi Sugino and Katsuhiko Uesaka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:140

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  25. Content type: Case Report

    The age of patients with lung cancer is advancing, and the number of patients with lung cancer who have cardiac diseases is expected to increase. Recently, the rate of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (...

    Authors: Hideki Nagata, Ryu Kanzaki, Takashi Kanou, Naoko Ose, Soichiro Funaki, Yasushi Shintani, Masato Minami, Isamu Mizote, Yasushi Sakata, Koichi Maeda, Toru Kuratani, Yoshiki Sawa and Meinoshin Okumura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:139

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  26. Content type: Case Report

    Hepatic carcinosarcomas, which include both carcinomatous and sarcomatous elements, are uncommon in adults. Although carcinosarcoma in hepatocellular carcinoma is occasionally reported, carcinosarcoma in intra...

    Authors: Kyohei Yugawa, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Yohei Mano, Noboru Harada, Shinji Itoh, Toru Ikegami, Yuji Soejima, Nobuhiro Fujita, Kenichi Kohashi, Shinichi Aishima, Yoshinao Oda and Masaki Mori

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:138

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  27. Content type: Case Report

    Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) can cause severe complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Most of the reported cases of MALS have been diagnosed perioperatively and can be treated efficiently ...

    Authors: Daisuke Imai, Takashi Maeda, Huanlin Wang, Takahiro Ohmine, Keitaro Edahiro, Makoto Edagawa, Tomoyoshi Takenaka, Shohei Yamaguchi, Kozo Konishi, Shinichi Tsutsui and Hiroyuki Matsuda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:137

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  28. Content type: Case Report

    Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) caused by colorectal cancer is rare, and very few cases associated with colon cancer have been reported. We describe the case of a patient with NF in the left thigh due to penetratio...

    Authors: Kentaro Sato, Hitoshi Yamamura, Yoshiyuki Sakamoto, Hajime Morohashi, Takuya Miura, Toru Yoshikawa, Akiko Suto, Satoru Tsuruta and Kenichi Hakamada

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:136

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  29. Content type: Case Report

    Diaphragmatic hernias (DH) are generally classified as either congenital or acquired. Acquired DH are generally of traumatic cause, being a rare complication after hepatectomy. Although repair of a DH can be p...

    Authors: Shohei Takaichi, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Soichiro Funaki, Koji Tanaka, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tomoki Makino, Yukinori Kurokawa, Makoto Yamasaki, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Meinoshin Okumura, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:135

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:147

  30. Content type: Case Report

    Recently, surgical stress due to breast cancer has been reduced, more so for elderly patients. However, an expanded resection is still required in some situations.

    Authors: Kenichi Shibata, Shintaro Nozu, Takayuki Tanaka and Wataru Kimura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:134

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  31. Content type: Case Report

    Thymic large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) is extremely rare. The detailed clinical features of thymic LNCECs remain unknown.

    Authors: Hiromitsu Domen, Yasuhiro Hida, Masaaki Sato, Haruka Takahashi, Tatsuru Ishikawa, Yosuke Shionoya, Midori Hashimoto, Kaoru Nishiyama, Yuma Aoki, Kazuho Inoko, Syotaro Furukawa, Kazuomi Ichinokawa and Hidehisa Yamada

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:133

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  32. Content type: Case Report

    The incidence of radiation-associated angiosarcoma (RAA) of the breast has been increasing, and its prognosis is reportedly poor. It is important to remove tumor tissues completely to prevent recurrence.

    Authors: Yuki Nomoto, Yuko Kijima, Yoshiaki Shinden, Munetugu Hirata, Yuka Eguchi, Heiji Yoshinaka, Ikumi Kitazono, Tsubasa Hiraki, Akihide Tanimoto and Shoji Natsugoe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:132

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  33. Content type: Case Report

    Radiation-associated angiosarcoma (RAAS) is a rare subtype of secondary angiosarcoma that is characterized by rapid proliferation and extensive tissue infiltration. Although various treatments for RAAS (such a...

    Authors: Nanae Horisawa, Yayoi Adachi, Masataka Sawaki, Masaya Hattori, Akiyo Yoshimura, Naomi Gondo, Haruru Kotani, Ayumi Kataoka, Kayoko Sugino, Makiko Mori, Mitsuo Terada, Yuri Ozaki and Hiroji Iwata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:131

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  34. Content type: Case Report

    Indocyanine green (ICG) can selectively accumulate in primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its extrahepatic metastases. ICG fluorescence imaging is an extremely sensitive intraoperative tool for detectin...

    Authors: Yoshihiro Miyazaki, Masanao Kurata, Yukio Oshiro, Osamu Shimomura, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Tatsuya Oda and Nobuhiro Ohkohchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:130

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  35. Content type: Case Report

    Perforated Meckel’s diverticulum is a rare complication of an already rare disease process, which often mimics a perforated appendix on presentation and diagnosis. The majority of case reports for perforation ...

    Authors: Andrew A. Fraser, Douglas D. Opie, James Gnecco IV, Beshoy Nashed and David C. Johnson

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:129

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  36. Content type: Case Report

    Several reported complications associated with radiofrequency ablation for liver tumors are due to thermal damage of neighboring organs. We herein report a first case of esophageal perforation due to thermal i...

    Authors: Taishi Yamane, Katsunori Imai, Naoki Umezaki, Takanobu Yamao, Takayoshi Kaida, Shigeki Nakagawa, Yo-ichi Yamashita, Akira Chikamoto, Takatoshi Ishiko and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:127

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  37. Content type: Case Report

    A solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a rare mesenchymal tumor that occurs mostly in pleural sites, and an SFT occurring in the ischiorectal fossa is extremely rare. Because of the rarity, there are few reports de...

    Authors: Kazuhiko Morikawa, Shinsuke Takenaga, Koichi Masuda, Asami Kano, Takao Igarashi, Hiroya Ojiri, Kaoru Ueda, Mamoru Ishiyama and Nei Fukasawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:126

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  38. Content type: Case Report

    Primary duodenal adenocarcinoma (PDC) is a rare and lethal disease, and cases with nodal or distant metastasis have a poor prognosis. There are several reports of unresectable duodenal adenocarcinoma respondin...

    Authors: Seita Hagihara, Tetsunosuke Shimizu, Yoshihiro Inoue, Mitsuhiro Asakuma, Fumitoshi Hirokawa, Kohei Taniguchi, Michihiro Hayashi and Kazuhisa Uchiyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:125

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  39. Content type: Case Report

    Intracholecystic papillary neoplasm (ICPN) is defined as papillary tumors detected macroscopically in the gallbladder. We report a case of ICPN which exhibited the atypical form like a submucosal tumor.

    Authors: Ryo Muranushi, Hideyuki Saito, Asuka Matsumoto, Toshihide Kato, Naritaka Tanaka, Kenji Nakazato, Nobuhiro Morinaga, Yoshinori Shitara, Masatoshi Ishizaki, Takatomo Yoshida, Shinichi Aishima and Ken Shirabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:124

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  40. Content type: Case Report

    Fournier’s gangrene is a necrotizing fasciitis of the genital and perineal region. It may progress, affecting the groin, the thigh, or even the abdominal wall.

    Authors: Daigo Kobayashi, Mariko Masubuchi, Tsunenobu Takase, Takahiro Ichikawa, Tomohiro Deguchi and Toyohisa Yaguchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:123

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  41. Content type: Case Report

    Currently, there is no consensus regarding the optimal therapeutic strategy for the management of an ectopic lingual thyroid. A surgical approach is suggested when airway obstructive symptoms cannot be tolerat...

    Authors: Tsubasa Aiyoshi, Toshihiro Muraji, Isho Izumi, Miki Toma, Kazuto Suda, Toshihiro Yanai and Kouji Masumoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:122

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  42. Content type: Case Report

    Primary sarcomas of the breast are rare and account for less than 1% of all primary breast malignancies. We experienced a case of extraskeletal osteosarcoma of the breast that had a unique clinical course and ...

    Authors: Kanako Kurata, Keisei Anan, Nami Ishikawa, Kenichiro Koga, Michiyo Saimura, Kazuyoshi Nishihara, Toshimitsu Iwashita, Shoshu Mitsuyama, Sadafumi Tamiya, Hideyuki Watanabe, Yutaka Koga, Hidetaka Yamamoto, Yoshinao Oda and Toru Nakano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:121

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  43. Content type: Case Report

    Ganglioneuroblastomas, particularly those that produce catecholamine, are extremely rare in adults. Here, we report an interesting surgical case of an adult patient with a catecholamine-producing ganglioneurob...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Kumata, Ryuichi Nishimura, Chikashi Nakanishi, Chihiro Inoue, Yuta Tezuka, Hidenori Endo, Shigehito Miyagi, Teiji Tominaga, Michiaki Unno and Takashi Kamei

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:119

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  44. Content type: Case Report

    Acquired von Willebrand syndrome (aVWS) is a rare bleeding disorder with laboratory findings similar to those of congenital von Willebrand disease (VWD). Patients with aVWS may require prophylactic treatment t...

    Authors: Ritsuko Sasaki, Yoshiya Horimoto, Ju Mizuno, Yoko Edahiro, Tsukasa Ohmori, Norio Komatsu and Mitsue Saito

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:118

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  45. Content type: Case Report

    Intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) are potentially malignant intraductal epithelial neoplasms that sometimes penetrate into other organs. To the best of our knowledge, no report has yet described...

    Authors: Takashi Harino, Yoshito Tomimaru, Kozo Noguchi, Hirotsugu Nagase, Takayuki Ogino, Masashi Hirota, Kazuteru Oshima, Tsukasa Tanida, Shingo Noura, Hiroshi Imamura, Takashi Iwazawa, Kenzo Akagi, Masashi Yamamoto, Tsutomu Nishida, Hiromi Tamura, Shiro Adachi…

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:117

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  46. Content type: Case Report

    Intestinal duplication, a congenital malformation, is considered a rare condition, particularly in adults. Although it affects young children, a minority of patients remains asymptomatic until adulthood. Here,...

    Authors: Sota Kimura, Hiroyuki Iida, Naoto Gunji, Takeshi Gohongi and Takesaburo Ogata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:116

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  47. Content type: Case Report

    Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is one of the refractory diseases. Multidisciplinary approach including immunotherapy for such cancers has received much attention in recent years.

    Authors: Makoto Kawamoto, Yoshiyuki Wada, Norihiro Koya, Yuko Takami, Hideki Saitsu, Naoki Ishizaki, Mineo Tabata, Hideya Onishi, Masafumi Nakamura and Takashi Morisaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:115

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