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  1. We encountered an esophageal cancer patient with a double aortic arch (DAA) who underwent radical thoracoscopic esophagectomy with three-field lymph node dissection. A DAA generally makes it difficult to perfo...

    Authors: Hisashi Fujiwara, Takuji Sato, Naoya Okada, Takeo Fujita, Takashi Kojima and Hiroyuki Daiko

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:80

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  2. Formation of a liver abscess due to gastrointestinal perforation by a foreign body is rare. In addition, there are few case reports on laparoscopic surgical treatment of a liver abscess caused by perforation o...

    Authors: Tomoaki Bekki, Nobuaki Fujikuni, Kazuaki Tanabe, Hironobu Amano, Toshio Noriyuki and Masahiro Nakahara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:79

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  3. We report a rare case of esophagopleural fistula (EPF) developing during the postoperative period after pulmonary resection for primary lung cancer.

    Authors: Keisuke Eguchi, Masaharu Ogura, Kazuhiko Hisaoka, Emima Bekku, Shutaro Suda, Tatsuya Shimogawara, Yoshie Kadota, Shigeshi Ono, Fumitaka Asahara, Yutaka Takigawa, Noriaki Wada, Hirotoshi Hasegawa and Junichi Matsui

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:78

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  4. Giant cell tumor (GCT) of the breast is scarce. We report a case of GCT of the breast which was suspected as a malignant breast tumor.

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

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:77

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  5. Torsion of the greater omentum is a rare cause of acute abdominal pain in adults and children. It is very difficult to make a correct diagnosis of torsion clinically because it mimics other acute pathologies; ...

    Authors: Jun Kataoka, Toshikatsu Nitta, Masato Ota, Yuko Takashima, Yuta Yokota, Kensuke Fujii, Takeshi Higashino and Takashi Ishibashi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:76

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  6. Rectal duplication cysts are rare gastrointestinal congenital duplicate cysts with various clinical presentations that require different management.

    Authors: Sofia Anastasiadou, Paris Tekkis and Christos Kontovounisios

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:75

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  7. Anatomic variants of the biliary tree present challenges to surgical management during laparoscopic cholecystectomy and affect perioperative outcomes. An aberrant right hepatic duct connecting into the cystic ...

    Authors: Keisuke Oyama, Shin Nakahira, Hisataka Ogawa, Kazuya Kato, Makoto Hasegawa, Takayuki To, Ryosuke Maki, Hoshi Himura, Hidemi Nishi, Nobuyoshi Ohhara, Jota Mikami, Yoichi Makari, Ken Nakata, Masaki Tsujie and Junya Fujita

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:74

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  8. Acute esophageal necrosis is defined as necrosis of the esophageal mucosa causing diffuse black pigmentation of the esophagus, the so-called black esophagus from its endoscopic findings. The prevalence is only...

    Authors: Ryujiro Akaishi, Yusuke Taniyama, Tadashi Sakurai, Hiroshi Okamoto, Chiaki Sato, Michiaki Unno and Takashi Kamei

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:73

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  9. Recurrences after radical esophagectomy are common. The prognosis for recurrent esophageal cancer is generally poor. Recurrences usually occur between 1 and 3 years of surgery, with the duration of median surv...

    Authors: Kosuke Hirose, Hiroshi Saeki, Yuichiro Nakashima, Tomohiro Kamori, Yoshiaki Fujimoto, Tetsuro Kawazoe, Hiroya Matsuoka, Yasuhiro Haruta, Shun Sasaki, Tomoko Jogo, Qingjiang Hu, Yasuo Tsuda, Koji Ando, Eiji Oki, Ryuzo Hiratsuka, Yoshinao Oda…

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:72

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  10. Patients with liver metastasis from non-small lung cancer (NSCLC) usually have multiple metastases at other sites and thus rarely undergo liver surgery. We present a case involving successful resection of rapi...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Hakoda, Yasuharu Sekine, Hideo Ichimura, Kazumitsu Ueda, Shigeo Aoki, Hideyuki Mishima, Akihiro Sako, Keisuke Kobayashi, Akiko Sakata and Yukio Sato

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:71

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  11. Fenestration is performed in patients with bronchopleural fistula to avoid a life-threatening situation. However, usually, this procedure is required 9-cm mean length of the incision with rib resection.

    Authors: Masatoshi Kanayama, Yoshinobu Ichiki, Katsuma Yoshimatsu, Yusuke Takeda, Kasumi Kusanagi, Teruaki Ishida, Masataka Mori, Hiroki Matsumiya, Yusuke Nabe, Akihiro Taira, Shinji Shinohara, Taiji Kuwata, Masaru Takenaka, Ayako Hirai, Naoko Imanishi, Kazue Yoneda…

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:70

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  12. Although an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is used for preventing pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) in patients with deep vein thrombosis, IVC filter penetration in the duodenum is a rare complication.

    Authors: Takayuki Shimizu, Keiichi Kubota, Takashi Suzuki, Takatsugu Matsumoto, Takayuki Shiraki, Yuhki Sakuraoka, Shozo Mori, Yukihiro Iso, Masato Kato, Mitsuru Ishizuka and Taku Aoki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:69

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  13. Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are uncommon mesenchymal neoplasms that present most commonly at intrathoracic sites. SFTs of the liver are rare, with only a few having been reported in the English-language lit...

    Authors: Kyohei Yugawa, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Yohei Mano, Takeshi Kurihara, Shohei Yoshiya, Kazuki Takeishi, Shinji Itoh, Noboru Harada, Toru Ikegami, Yuji Soejima, Kenichi Kohashi, Yoshinao Oda and Masaki Mori

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:68

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  14. Intrahepatic arterioportal fistula (IAPF) is a rare cause of portal hypertension. Interventional radiology (IVR) is generally selected as the first-line therapeutic option. Surgical treatment for IAPF is requi...

    Authors: Hideyuki Takata, Hiroshi Makino, Tadashi Yokoyama, Hiroshi Maruyama, Atsushi Hirakata, Junji Ueda and Hiroshi Yoshida

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:67

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  15. Since a displaced bronchus related to the left upper lobe is an uncommon anatomical anomaly, it has a risk of being accidentally resected during left upper lobe resection unless they are identified preoperativ...

    Authors: Kazuto Ohtaka, Nozomu Iwashiro, Kazunori Watanabe, Tomoko Mizota, Ryo Takahashi, Masato Suzuoki, Kazuteru Komuro, Masanori Ohara, Kichizo Kaga and Yoshiro Matsui

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:66

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  16. Cholangiocarcinoma due to exposure to 1.2-dichloropropane (DCP) or dichloromethane (DCM) is classified as occupational cholangiocarcinoma. We report a case of occupational cholangiocarcinoma diagnosed 18 years...

    Authors: Masahiko Kinoshita, Yasunori Sato, Hiroko Nebiki, Yutaka Tamamori, Naomi Ishii, Takeshi Inoue, Genya Hamano, Akishige Kanazawa and Shoji Kubo

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:65

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  17. Open completion gastrectomy (OCG) has been selected to treat remnant gastric cancer (RGC) due to severe adhesions and difficulty recognizing anatomical orientation after primary gastrectomy. In general, elderl...

    Authors: Masaki Kaihara, Satoru Matsuda, Eisuke Booka, Fumitaka Saida, Jumpei Takashima, Hanako Kasai, Koki Mihara, Atsushi Nagashima and Tomohisa Egawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:63

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  18. Pleomorphic leiomyosarcomas (PLMSs) are extremely rare tumors. We present the first case of hepatic primary PLMS after surgery for gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST).

    Authors: Ryo Muranushi, Kouki Hoshino, Kei Hagiwara, Takahiro Yamanaka, Norihiro Ishii, Mariko Tsukagoshi, Takamichi Igarashi, Hiroshi Tanaka, Akira Watanabe, Norio Kubo, Kenichiro Araki, Norifumi Harimoto, Hayato Ikota, Kei Shibuya, Masaya Miyazaki and Ken Shirabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:62

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  19. Solitary adrenal metastasis from colorectal cancer is rare. Adrenal metastasis is usually detected with synchronous multiple metastases in other organs and is, therefore, considered to be unsuitable for surgic...

    Authors: Akinori Tsujimoto, Takeshi Ueda, Hiroyuki Kuge, Takashi Inoue, Shinsaku Obara, Takayuki Nakamoto, Yoshiyuki Sasaki, Yasuyuki Nakamura, Fumikazu Koyama and Masayuki Sho

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:61

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  20. A solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a mesenchymal lesion, which commonly develops in the thorax. Non-islet cell hypoglycemia is a rare paraneoplastic phenomenon caused by an extra-pancreatic tumor. We report a r...

    Authors: Yukiko Wada, Keiichi Okano, Yasuhisa Ando, Jun Uemura, Hironobu Suto, Eisuke Asano, Takayoshi Kishino, Minoru Oshima, Kensuke Kumamoto, Hisashi Usuki and Yasuyuki Suzuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:60

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  21. Anticoagulation control in active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is challenging because of hypercoagulation and bleeding complications. The strategy for treating chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension...

    Authors: Kayo Sugiyama, Shun Suzuki, Keita Maruno, Toshiki Fujiyoshi, Nobusato Koizumi and Hitoshi Ogino

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:59

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  22. Hemorrhagic hepatic cysts infrequently involve several iconographic changes requiring a differential diagnosis, primarily with a cystic malignancy. We herein report a case of laparoscopy-assisted extended righ...

    Authors: Yasunari Fukuda, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Keiichiro Honma, Eiichi Morii, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Hirofumi Akita, Takehiro Noda, Kunihito Gotoh, Shogo Kobayashi, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:58

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  23. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with tumor thrombus (TT) in the right atrium is a critical condition. The general consensus is to perform hepatectomy prior to cavo-atrial thrombectomy because of the risk of unc...

    Authors: Shun-ichi Ariizumi, Chizuo Kikuchi, Fumiaki Tokitou, Shingo Yamashita, Yoshihito Kotera, Akiko Omori, Takaaki Kato, Satoshi Nemoto, Hiroshi Niinami and Masakazu Yamamoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:57

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  24. Patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) have low platelet counts and an increased risk of complications. Therefore, these patients generally require high-dose immunoglobulin therapy and platele...

    Authors: Kouki Hoshino, Norifumi Harimoto, Ryo Muranushi, Kenichiro Araki, Takahiro Yamanaka, Kei Hagiwara, Norihiro Ishii, Mariko Tsukagoshi, Takamichi Igarashi, Hiroshi Tanaka, Akira Watanabe, Norio Kubo, Takehiko Yokobori and Ken Shirabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:56

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  25. Schistosomiasis is prevalent in tropical and subtropical areas and rarely reported in developed countries. Schistosomiasis often occurs as a chronic illness, which can cause liver and intestinal damage. Append...

    Authors: Hajime Imamura, Masashi Haraguchi, Yuriko Isagawa, Michi Morita, Masataka Hirabaru, Daisuke Kawahara, Hirotaka Tokai, Kazumasa Noda, Shigeki Minami, Keiji Inoue, Junji Irie and Susumu Eguchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:55

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  26. Left-sided gallbladder is a relatively rare anatomical variation that is frequently associated with a biliary system anomaly. Here, we describe a case of left-sided gallbladder with acute cholecystitis treated...

    Authors: Ryosuke Hirohata, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Masahiro Nakahara, Hideki Ohdan and Toshio Noriyuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:54

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  27. Management of postpneumonectomy empyema requires comprehensive strategies, especially when the condition is associated with large bronchopleural fistulae. We report a case involving the simple chest closure of...

    Authors: Tetsuya Fukui, Tadashi Matsukura, Yusuke Wakatsuki and Satoko Yamawaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:53

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  28. Empyema and pyogenic spondylitis are common diseases that are often caused by oral pathogens in direct or hematogenous infection. However, there exists no report describing empyema and pyogenic spondylitis cau...

    Authors: Daisuke Nakamura, Ryoichi Kondo, Akiko Makiuchi and Kenichi Isobe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:52

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  29. Performing laparoscopic liver resection for giant hemangiomas is challenging, and careful preoperative planning is essential. Controlling intraoperative bleeding and handling surgical instruments within a limi...

    Authors: Yuichiro Okumura, Takehiro Noda, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Takehiko Hanaki, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Hirofumi Akita, Tadafumi Asaoka, Kunihito Gotoh, Shogo Kobayashi, Koji Umeshita, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:51

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  30. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) has recently been used for the management of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). Here, the feasibility and effectiveness of SILS for GIST and indications for SIL...

    Authors: Takashi Tatara, Shingo Kanaji, Satoshi Suzuki, Ryo Ishida, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Masashi Yamamoto, Yoshiko Matsuda, Kimihiro Yamashita, Taro Oshikiri, Takeru Matsuda, Tetsu Nakamura, Yasuo Sumi and Yoshihiro Kakeji

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:50

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  31. Formation of an internal hernia beneath a skeletonized pelvic vessel after pelvic lymph node dissection is extremely rare. We report a case of an internal hernia formation beneath the left external iliac arter...

    Authors: Shigeo Ninomiya, Shota Amano, Tadashi Ogawa, Yoshitake Ueda, Norio Shiraishi, Masafumi Inomata and Katsuhiro Shimoda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:49

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  32. Pancreatic vascular malformation causes epigastric pain, pancreatitis, portal vein hypertension, bleeding, and rupture. It is a rare disease, with most pancreatic vascular malformations being arteriovenous mal...

    Authors: Shigeto Ochiai, Koichi Tomita, Masashi Nakagawa, Itsuki Koganezawa, Kei Yokozuka, Takahiro Gunji, Kosuke Hikita, Yosuke Ozawa, Toshimichi Kobayashi, Toru Sano, Rina Tsutsui, Naokazu Chiba, Midori Wakiya, Hiroshi Hirano and Shigeyuki Kawachi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:48

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  33. Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is relatively rare and commonly reported as a congenital anomaly. It is usually found in a single Valsalva sinus protruding into another cardiac chamber and is termed as intrac...

    Authors: Nobuhisa Ohno, Kentaro Watanabe, Toshi Maeda, Otohime Kato, Go Ueno, Kosuke Yoshizawa and Keiichi Fujiwara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:47

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  34. Risk factors for bile duct injury in laparoscopic cholecystectomy include severe inflammation at Calot’s triangle and aberrant bile duct variations. Knowledge of the various biliary anomalies and early identif...

    Authors: Toshiya Abe, Shinichiro Ito, Yoshikazu Kaneda, Ryuichiro Suto and Shinji Noshima

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:46

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  35. Intestinal malrotation, which arises from incomplete rotation of the embryonic midgut, is one of the congenital anomalies usually diagnosed in infancy. On the other hand, intestinal malrotation detected in asy...

    Authors: Susumu Inamoto, Kazutaka Obama, Satsuki Asai, Rei Mizuno, Yoshiro Itatani, Kyoichi Hashimoto, Shigeo Hisamori, Shigeru Tsunoda, Koya Hida, Kenji Kawada and Yoshiharu Sakai

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:45

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  36. Recently, minimally invasive esophagectomy and gastrectomy for esophagogastric junctional (EGJ) cancer using either thoracoscopy or laparoscopy are frequently performed. In the past decade, minimally invasive ...

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

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:44

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  37. A right-sided ligamentum teres (RSLT) is a rare congenital anomaly in which the fetal umbilical vein is connected to the right paramedian trunk. RSLT creates difficulty in liver resection with respect to decis...

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

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:43

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  38. Amyand hernias have been described in case reports in the literature and are a rare occurrence in the career of a surgeon. Their management is even less well described and often poses problems in the managemen...

    Authors: Katelin Holmes and Joseph E. Guinn

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:42

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  39. Blood flow of the remnant stomach is supplied via the right gastric and right gastroepiploic vessels after proximal gastrectomy (PG). Whether the remnant stomach can be safely preserved in patients who undergo...

    Authors: Teijiro Hirashita, Yukio Iwashita, Hiroaki Nakanuma, Kazuhiro Tada, Kunihiro Saga, Takashi Masuda, Yuichi Endo, Masayuki Ohta, Toshifumi Matsumoto and Masafumi Inomata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:41

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  40. Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is defined as dilatation exceeding 1.5 times the width of the normal adjacent coronary artery segments. CAA usually causes few symptoms, and rupture is rare, but can be lethal du...

    Authors: Yu Shomura, Toru Mizumoto, Kazuya Fujinaga, Yasuhiro Sawada, Hisato Ito and Satoshi Teranishi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:40

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  41. The number of patients who require aortic valve replacement after coronary artery bypass grafting continues to increase. Re-operative cardiovascular surgery after coronary artery bypass grafting has various ri...

    Authors: Takuya Nakayama and Miki Asano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:39

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  42. Intra-abdominal desmoid tumors are rare and generally occur in some patients with familial adenomatous polyposis or secondary to an external stimulus such as surgical trauma. We report herein a case of intra-a...

    Authors: Musashi Takada, Takashi Okuyama, Ryuji Yoshioka, Tamaki Noie, Emiko Takeshita, Shinichi Sameshima and Masatoshi Oya

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:38

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  43. Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is a rare but life-threatening complication of early postoperative enteral feeding. We herein report two patients who developed NOMI during enteral feeding after esopha...

    Authors: Daisuke Kurita, Takeo Fujita, Yasumasa Horikiri, Takuji Sato, Hisashi Fujiwara and Hiroyuki Daiko

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:36

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  44. Among anterior mediastinal tumors, a teratoma is known to rupture with growth, but there have been few previous reports about thymoma rupture. We here report a rare case of an invasive thymoma with intrapulmon...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Yoshiyasu, Fumitsugu Kojima, Yuya Ishikawa and Toru Bando

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:35

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  45. Since intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm (ITPN) is a rare disease, the clinical features of ITPN, especially the characteristics related to recurrence, have not been revealed. We performed a total remnant pa...

    Authors: Kenju Ko, Yasunori Nishida, Kotaro Sasahara, Hirofumi Kishimoto, Otagiri Noriaki, Katsunori Tauchi, Koji Azuhata and Kayoko Higuchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:33

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  46. Simple pericardial injuries are asymptomatic in many cases and usually do not cause bleeding that leads to cardiac tamponade. In this study, however, we report a case involving a patient with pericardial injur...

    Authors: Jumpei Takamatsu

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:32

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  47. Amyloid tumor of the breast is a rare disease, which was first reported in 1973. To date, only six cases have been reported in Japan.

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

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:31

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