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  1. Content type: Case Report

    Although secondary liver involvement of the lymphoma is common and occurs in 50% of patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, liver tumor rupture in malignant lymphoma is extremely rare. We report a case of a spon...

    Authors: Ko Oshita, Toshiyuki Itamoto, Akihiko Oshita, Hideki Nakahara and Takashi Nishisaka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:44

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    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) during pregnancy is rare, with a poor prognosis. Recently, however, increasing resection rates have improved survival rate. Currently, various surgeries are safely performed afte...

    Authors: Megumi Matsuo, Katsunori Furukawa, Hiroaki Shimizu, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Tsukasa Takayashiki, Satoshi Kuboki, Shigetsugu Takano, Daisuke Suzuki, Nozomu Sakai, Shingo Kagawa, Hiroyuki Nojima and Masayuki Ohsuka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:43

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  3. Content type: Case Report

    Mucinous cholangiocarcinoma (MC) is a very rare variant of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. MC is characterized by rapid growth, widespread metastasis, and poor prognosis. We report a case of resected MC of th...

    Authors: Kei Hagiwara, Kenichiro Araki, Takahiro Yamanaka, Norihiro Ishii, Takamichi Igarashi, Akira Watanabe, Norio Kubo, Norifumi Harimoto, Hiroyuki Kuwano, Sumito Nobusawa, Shinichi Aishima and Ken Shirabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:41

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    Critical limb ischemia with osteomyelitis is so difficult to treat that even appropriate revascularization and wound therapy cannot achieve limb salvage because of uncontrollable infection. It is still difficu...

    Authors: Keisuke Miyake, Shinsuke Kikuchi, Hiroko Okuda, Atsuhiro Koya, Satomi Abe, Yoshiki Sawa, Tetsuo Ota and Nobuyoshi Azuma

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:40

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  5. Content type: Case Report

    Arterial tumor embolism (ATE) is a rare but life-threating complication.

    Authors: Sayuri Togo, Terutoshi Yamaoka, Kazutoyo Morita, Kazuomi Iwasa, Yukihiko Aoyagi, Yumi Oshiro, Takatoshi Fujishita, Hideki Yokoyama, Takashi Matsui and Takashi Nishizaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:42

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  6. Content type: Case Report

    One-stage closure and fenestration are the available surgical options for bronchopleural fistula (BPF). One-stage closure may be applicable in cases with favorable infection control. Closing the bronchopleural...

    Authors: Jun Suzuki, Hiroyuki Oizumi, Hirohisa Kato, Akira Hamada, Hikaru Watarai, Kenta Nakahashi, Takayuki Sasage and Mitsuaki Sadahiro

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:38

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  7. Content type: Case Report

    Preoperative evaluation and awareness of anatomical variations in the pulmonary vessel is essential for a secure pulmonary resection. We herein present a patient who underwent complex pulmonary resection for l...

    Authors: Tomoyuki Nakano, Shigemi Ishikawa, Yasunori Sohara and Shunsuke Endo

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:39

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    Xanthogranulomatous inflammation is recognized as a subtype of cholecystitis; however, it can also occur in other organs. Xanthogranulomatosis of the kidney, bone, ovary, endometrium, vagina, prostate, lymph n...

    Authors: Goshi Fujimoto, Ken Hayashi, Shigetoshi Yamada, Hiroshi Kusanagi and Koichi Honma

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:36

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  9. Content type: Case Report

    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive approach to aortic valve replacement. However, critical cardiovascular collapse can occur during the procedure for various reasons.

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Yamashita, Hiromichi Sonoda, Tomoki Ushijima and Akira Shiose

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:35

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Surgery for the treatment of recurrent pelvic malignancy is challenging. Sphincter-preserving surgery (SPS) has been applied in limited cases. Transanal endoscopic approach (TEA) has been used for primary rect...

    Authors: Seiji Ishiguro, Shunichiro Komatsu, Kenichi Komaya, Takuya Saito, Takashi Arikawa, Kenichiro Kaneko and Tsuyoshi Sano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:33

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Gastrointestinal tract metastasis from pancreatic cancer is quite rare. We present the case of a 58-year-old male patient who underwent distal pancreatectomy for pancreatic body cancer 5 years prior. Four year...

    Authors: Naoki Umezaki, Daisuke Hashimoto, Shigeki Nakagawa, Takanobu Yamao, Masayo Tsukamoto, Yuki Kitano, Kota Arima, Kensuke Yamamura, Tatsunori Miyata, Hirohisa Okabe, Akira Chikamoto, Fujio Matsumura and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:31

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  12. Content type: Case report

    The patient was a 54-year-old female who presented with the chief complaint of melena. Lower gastrointestinal endoscopy detected a type 1 tumor extending from the anal canal to the rectum. CT did not detect an...

    Authors: Takahiro Yokose, Seiichiro Yamamoto, Takeshi Nagase, Toshio Kanai, Kiminori Takano, Taku Fujii, Mai Tsutsui, Motohito Nakagawa, Hiroki Ochiai and Kaori Kameyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:32

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Extramedullary plasmacytomas account for 4% of all plasma cell tumors and occur mainly in the upper respiratory tract; gastrointestinal system involvement is rare. Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the colon with...

    Authors: Fumimasa Kitamura, Koichi Doi, Hiroyuki Ishiodori, Tetsufumi Ohchi and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:28

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Virtual-assisted lung mapping (VAL-MAP) is a novel marking technique to assist sub-lobar resection of small hardly palpable lung tumors. Here, we present the first case of synchronous bilateral multiple lung a...

    Authors: Naoko Imanishi, Shuichi Shinohara, Taiji Kuwata and Fumihiro Tanaka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:30

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Cholesterol crystal embolism (CCE) is caused by small crystals of cholesterol dispersed from atherosclerotic plaques of the aorta. There is an increasing interest in CCE because of the increased use of endovas...

    Authors: Koji Murono, Kazushige Kawai, Keisuke Hata, Shigenobu Emoto, Manabu Kaneko, Kazuhito Sasaki, Takeshi Nishikawa, Kensuke Otani, Toshiaki Tanaka, Masako Ikemura and Hiroaki Nozawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:29

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  16. Content type: Case report

    The rupture of the posterior ventricular septum after acute inferior myocardial infarction is more challenging to repair than ruptures in other sites since it is less accessible and anatomically restricted. We...

    Authors: Takahiro Katsumata, Masahiro Daimon, Hayato Konishi and Shinji Fukuhara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:27

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Various minimally invasive therapies are important adjuncts to management of hepatic injuries. However, there is a certain subset of patients who will benefit from liver resection, but there are no reports in ...

    Authors: Arpad Ivanecz, Vid Pivec, Bojan Ilijevec, Saša Rudolf and Stojan Potrč

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:25

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Coronary fistulae are occasionally detected using echocardiography or coronary angiography. We report a patient with cardiac tamponade because of a ruptured aneurysm of a coronary artery fistula.

    Authors: Madoka Kawano, Tomoyuki Wada, Hirofumi Anai, Takashi Shuto and Shinji Miyamoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:24

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  19. Content type: Case Report

    Breast cancer metastasis to the gastrointestinal tract is relatively rare and is generally found when patients complain of symptoms such as gastrointestinal obstruction. Herein, we report a case with metastati...

    Authors: Yoshiya Horimoto, Tetsuro Hirashima, Atsushi Arakawa, Hiroyoshi Miura and Mitsue Saito

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:23

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis (PCI) is a rare disease characterized by multiple gas-filled cysts in the intestinal wall and is associated with various comorbidities. We report herein a case of intractable...

    Authors: Hiroshi Tamura, Tatsuo Kanda, Tadasu Chida, Hitoshi Kameyama, Ukihide Tateishi, Toshifumi Wakai and Makoto Naito

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:22

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) can be associated with life-threatening complications such as paradoxical embolization, cerebral abscess, and hemothorax. Therefore, all adults with PAVMs should b...

    Authors: Haruhiko Shiiya, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Shigeo Yamazaki and Kichizo Kaga

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:21

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Sclerosing pneumocytoma is a rare lung tumor that is usually recognized as a solitary nodule in the lung. Surgical removal is recommended; however, its clinical diagnosis is still an issue because it is diffic...

    Authors: Yuki Shiina, Yuichi Sakairi, Hironobu Wada, Hajime Tamura, Taiki Fujiwara, Takahiro Nakajima, Hidemi Suzuki, Masako Chiyo, Masayuki Ota, Satoshi Ota, Yukio Nakatani and Ichiro Yoshino

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:20

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Alectinib is a highly selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) and provided a significantly prolonged progression-free survival compared with chemotherapy in patients with advanc...

    Authors: Naoko Imanishi, Kazue Yoneda, Akihiro Taira, Yoshinobu Ichiki, Naoko Sato, Masanori Hisaoka and Fumihiro Tanaka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:19

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Esophageal carcinosarcoma is a relatively rare malignant neoplasm composed of both epithelial carcinomatous and mesenchymal sarcomatous elements. There is no recommended clinical treatment for esophageal carci...

    Authors: Tomoko Yoshimoto, Shinichiro Kobayashi, Kengo Kanetaka, Kazuma Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Nagata, Michi Morita, Yuriko Isagawa, Naoe Kinoshita, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki and Susumu Eguchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:18

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  25. Content type: Case report

    Aggressive hepatectomy with venous resection has a higher risk of postoperative liver failure (POLF) than hepatectomy without venous reconstruction; however, venous reconstruction is technically demanding. We ...

    Authors: Harufumi Maki, Shouichi Satou, Kentaro Nakajima, Atsuki Nagao, Kazuteru Watanabe, Hitoshi Satodate, Satoshi Nara, Kaoru Furushima and Yasushi Harihara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:17

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  26. Content type: Case report

    Situs inversus is a rare congenital condition that is currently classified into two types: complete situs inversus (situs inversus totalis, SIT) and partial situs inversus (situs inversus partialis, SIP). In S...

    Authors: Yuki Aisu, Yoshio Kadokawa, Shigeru Kato, Daiki Yasukawa, Yusuke Kimura and Tomohide Hori

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:16

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Portopulmonary hypertension (PPH) is a relatively rare but well-recognized complication of end-stage liver disease. Moderate or severe PPH (mean pulmonary artery pressure [mPAP] ≥ 35 mmHg) is usually a contrai...

    Authors: Takashi Onoe, Asuka Tanaka, Kohei Ishiyama, Kentaro Ide, Hirotaka Tashiro and Hideki Ohdan

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:15

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Skeletal muscle metastasis from pancreatic cancer is rare. We present a 72-year-old female patient with unresectable pancreatic tail cancer. Fifteen months after the introduction of the chemoradiotherapy, an 1...

    Authors: Kenji Shimizu, Daisuke Hashimoto, Naoki Umezaki, Shigeki Nakagawa, Kensuke Yamamura, Akira Chikamoto, Fujio Matsumura and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:12

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Adult-onset type II citurullinemia is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by recurrent encephalopathy with hyperammonemia resulting from high plasma citrulline and ammonium levels. This report descri...

    Authors: Ryuji Komine, Keisuke Minamimura, Akihiro Watanabe, Atushi Shimizu, Kazuhiko Mori, Toru Hirata, Takashi Kobayashi and Sotaro Akatsuka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:11

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  30. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1] the authors noted that the following errors had occurred:

    Authors: Taichi Matsubara, Yuta Kasagi, Kippei Ogaki, Yu Nakaji, Ryota Nakanishi, Yuichiro Nakashima, Masahiko Sugiyama, Hideto Sonoda, Hiroshi Saeki, Eiji Oki and Yoshihiko Maehara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:13

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    The original article was published in Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:85

  31. Content type: Case report

    We herein report a 50-year-old Japanese woman with breast cancer who complained of blurred vision and central scotoma in her left eye on the 12th day after surgery. Subsequently, the sudden-onset binocular vis...

    Authors: Mirei Kamei, Yutaka Fujitomi, Yoshiyuki Kondo, Toru Adachi, Kohei Shibata, Yohei Takumi, Miyuki Abe and Kenji Sugio

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:10

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  32. Content type: Case report

    The Currarino triad is a rare hereditary syndrome comprising anorectal malformation, sacral bony defect, and presacral mass. Most of the patients are diagnosed during infancy.

    Authors: Shigenobu Emoto, Manabu Kaneko, Koji Murono, Kazuhito Sasaki, Kensuke Otani, Takeshi Nishikawa, Toshiaki Tanaka, Keisuke Hata, Kazushige Kawai, Hideaki Imai, Nobuhito Saito, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Sakae Tanaka, Masako Ikemura, Tetsuo Ushiku and Hiroaki Nozawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:9

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  33. Content type: Case Report

    The management of flail chest continues to evolve as scientific evidence and surgical experience accumulates. Flail chest injuries that span the sternum present a rare and complicated injury pattern that can b...

    Authors: Gabriel Estremera, Ellen Chieko Omi and Eduardo Smith-Singares

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:8

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  34. Content type: Case Report

    We report a case of a giant retroperitoneal calcifying fibrous tumor (CFT) treated by radical tumor resection combined with right hepatectomy and reconstruction of the inferior vena cava (IVC) and bilateral re...

    Authors: Masaki Kimura, Hiroki Kato, Seishiro Sekino, Narihiro Ishida, Katsutoshi Murase, Katsuya Shimabukuro, Takafumi Sekino, Kiyoshi Doi and Masayuki Matsuo

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:7

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  35. Content type: Case report

    Ischemic stroke is uncommon in pediatric populations and is sometimes caused by cardiac myxoma. In such cases, neurological deficits initially present in ischemic stroke due to emboli or thrombi of the myxoma....

    Authors: Hayato Ise, Natsuya Ishikawa, Sentaro Nakanishi and Hiroyuki Kamiya

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:6

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  36. Content type: Case report

    Nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is a mesenteric arterial spasm and intestinal ischemia. This disease is a highly lethal disease because diagnosis and decision of appropriate treatments are often diffic...

    Authors: Sho Fujiwara, Yuki Sekine, Ryuichi Nishimura, Kazuya Tadasa and Shukichi Miyazaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:5

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  37. Content type: Case Report

    It is a big topic for general thoracic surgery whether still curability can be obtained by limited resection for peripheral small-sized nodules of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the current era of frequ...

    Authors: Takaomi Hanaoka, Makoto Kurai, Mitsuyo Okada, Satoshi Ishizone, Fumitoshi Karasawa, Akira Iizuka, Meguru Ikeyama and Jun Nakayama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:2

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  38. Content type: Case Report

    A hepatic sclerosed hemangioma (HSH) is a very rare benign liver tumor. The correct preoperative diagnosis of HSH is very difficult because its features of imaging are similar to those of intrahepatic cholangi...

    Authors: Tatsunori Miyata, Toru Beppu, Kunitaka Kuramoto, Shigeki Nakagawa, Katsunori Imai, Daisuke Hashimoto, Tomohiro Namimoto, Yo-ichi Yamashita, Akira Chikamoto, Yasuyuki Yamashita and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:3

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  39. Content type: Case report

    The systemic artery to pulmonary vessel fistula (SAPVF) is a vascular anomaly characterized by penetration of nonbronchial systemic chest wall arteries into the lung parenchyma. To our knowledge, about 150 cas...

    Authors: Takuo Shimmyo, Takahiro Omori, Akira Hirano and Munetaka Masuda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:1

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  40. Content type: Case report

    Pancreatic cancer with distant metastases is classified as “unresectable,” for which the standard treatment is systemic chemotherapy. The effectiveness of radical resection for pancreatic cancer with distant m...

    Authors: Mitsuhiro Shimura, Masamichi Mizuma, Hiroki Hayashi, Akiko Mori, Tomoyoshi Tachibana, Tatsuo Hata, Masahiro Iseki, Tatsuyuki Takadate, Kyohei Ariake, Shimpei Maeda, Hideo Ohtsuka, Naoaki Sakata, Takanori Morikawa, Kei Nakagawa, Takeshi Naitoh, Takashi Kamei…

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:132

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  41. Content type: Case report

    Recent advance of genetic testing has contributed to the diagnosis of hereditary pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma (PPGL). The clinical characteristics of hereditary PPGL are varying among the types of mutati...

    Authors: Masahiro Shibata, Takahiro Inaishi, Noriyuki Miyajima, Yayoi Adachi, Yuko Takano, Kenichi Nakanishi, Dai Takeuchi, Sumiyo Noda, Yuichi Aita, Kazuhiro Takekoshi, Yasuhiro Kodera and Toyone Kikumori

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:131

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  42. Content type: Case report

    Local recurrence of colorectal cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality that usually implies a worse prognosis. Its etiopathogenesis is still a subject of debate. Recurrence on the perineal wound cau...

    Authors: Mohamed Hamid, Anass Mohamed Majbar, Abdelmalek Hrora and Mohamed Ahallat

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:130

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  43. Content type: Case report

    Sigmoid mesocolon hernia is an uncommon type of internal hernia with only a few cases reported to date. This disease entity can progress rapidly to cause vascular disturbance, necrosis, and perforation of the ...

    Authors: Kotaro Hirashima, Kazutoshi Date, Kanako Fujita, Norihiko Koide, Akihito Kamuro, Hiroshi Kato and Nobuhiro Fujita

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:129

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  44. Content type: Case Report

    Ramucirumab is a monoclonal antibody targeting vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR-2). Ramucirumab either alone or in combination with paclitaxel (PTX) has been found to be safe and effective ...

    Authors: Shinya Urakawa, Daisuke Sakai, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Toshihiro Kudo, Aya Katou, Chiaki Inagaki, Koji Tanaka, Tomoki Makino, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Makoto Yamasaki, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Shuji Takiguchi, Taroh Satoh, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:127

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