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  1. We report herein a 41-year-old female with a tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA), which microbial cultures showed to contain extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing E. coli, a causative agent of community-acquir...

    Authors: Teppei Tokumaru, Yasuo Shima, Takehiro Okabayashi, Kazutoshi Hayashi, Yorito Yamamoto, Kazuhide Ozaki and Jun Iwata
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:66
  2. We experienced two cases involving the simultaneous presence of cholelithiasis, hiatal hernia, and umbilical hernia. Both patients were female and overweight (body mass index of 25.0–29.9 kg/m2) and had a history...

    Authors: Takahiro Yamanaka, Tatsuya Miyazaki, Yuji Kumakura, Hiroaki Honjo, Keigo Hara, Takehiko Yokobori, Makoto Sakai, Makoto Sohda and Hiroyuki Kuwano
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:65
  3. This report describes a patient with a rare huge epithelioid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) in the left axilla. A male in his 70s was admitted to our hospital for evaluation of a growing tumor...

    Authors: Eiji Kusumoto, Shohei Yamaguchi, Masahiko Sugiyama, Mitsuhiko Ota, Norifumi Tsutsumi, Yasue Kimura, Yoshihisa Sakaguchi, Tetsuya Kusumoto, Koji Ikejiri, Yoshifuku Nakayama and Seiya Momosaki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:64
  4. Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is an aggressive malignancy and characterized by spreading to regional lymph nodes and distant metastases, but we were unable to find a previous report of simultaneous metast...

    Authors: Makoto Kobayashi, Hidenori Itabashi, Tatsuru Ikeda, Norikazu Yamazaki, Tomohito Kaji and Akinori Takagane
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:63
  5. Chemical pleurodesis is one of the therapeutic tools to control hepatic hydrothorax. Tetracycline and derivatives have been widely accepted as an effective and safe treatment for the purpose, but availability ...

    Authors: Nevin Yilmaz, Arife Zeybek, Benjamin Tharian and Ugur Eser Yilmaz
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:62
  6. An 8-month-old boy with a left-sided incarcerated inguinal hernia involving the appendix, cecum, and terminal ileum was successfully managed via an inguinal approach during an emergency operation. A mobile cec...

    Authors: Fumiya Yoneyama, Hideaki Tanaka, Kentaro Ono, Takato Sasaki, Takahiro Jimbo, Chikashi Gotoh, Toru Uesugi, Yasuhisa Urita, Toko Shinkai, Hajime Takayasu, Natsuki Imoto and Kouji Masumoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:61
  7. Hemorrhage from ruptured pseudoaneurysm is a rapidly progressing and potentially fatal complication after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Stent graft placement for hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm has recently been...

    Authors: Shuichi Fujioka, Fumitake Suzuki, Naotake Funamizu, Tomoyoshi Okamoto, Koji Munakata, Hirokazu Ashida and Katsuhiko Yanaga
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:60
  8. Paraneoplastic syndromes are rare first manifestations of breast cancer. In this report, we present two cases of a 58-year-old woman and a 69-year-old woman presenting with acute symptoms of paraneoplastic cer...

    Authors: Ying Ru Yvonne Ng, Chunyin Derek Ho, Weng Leong Victor Ng and Su-Ming Tan
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:59
  9. A retrocardiac lung hernia is an extremely rare complication after esophagectomy. A 56-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with advanced middle thoracic esophageal cancer and a giant bulla at the apical ...

    Authors: Akinobu Furutani, Masahiro Niihara, Keisuke Kawamorita, Shoji Takahashi, Yasuhisa Ohde and Yasuhiro Tsubosa
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:58
  10. Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is acquired hemolytic anemia characterized by symptoms such as anemia and hemoglobinuria. In recent years, eculizumab as an anti-complement (C5) monoclonal antibody ha...

    Authors: Makoto Moriyama, Takuya Nagata, Isaku Yoshioka, Isaya Hashimoto, Koshi Matsui, Tomoyuki Okumura and Kazuhiro Tsukada
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:57
  11. Primary intrapulmonary thymomas (PITs), which are intrapulmonary tumors without an associated mediastinal component, are very rare. The diagnosis of a PIT can be difficult. Here, we report two cases of resecte...

    Authors: Fumihiro Ishibashi, Yasumitsu Moriya, Hajime Tamura, Yukiko Matsui and Toshihiko Iizasa
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:56
  12. Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver (UESL) in adults, especially over 30 years old, is quite rare. We report two adult UESL patients that one of them survived 62 months and one is now surviving mor...

    Authors: Toshiro Masuda, Toru Beppu, Koichi Doi, Tatsunori Miyata, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hirohisa Okabe, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Takatoshi Ishiko, Ken-ichi Iyama and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:55
  13. Pancreatic pseudocyst is usually treated by percutaneous external drainage, endoscopic internal or external drainage, or surgical internal drainage such as cystogastrostomy. Surgical external drainage is an op...

    Authors: Kazuya Sakata, Daisuke Hashimoto, Katsunobu Taki, Osamu Nakahara, Masaki Ohmuraya, Akira Chikamoto, Toru Beppu and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:54
  14. Single-site laparoscopic colectomy (SLC) is a promising minimally invasive and safe treatment for colorectal cancer. Improvements of the working instruments and procedures for SLC have helped to overcome chall...

    Authors: Koki Tamai, Ichiro Takemasa, Mamoru Uemura, Junichi Nishimura, Taishi Hata, Hiroki Higashihara, Keigo Osuga, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Yuichiro Doki and Masaki Mori
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:53
  15. Eosinophilic angiocentric fibrosis (EAF) is an uncommon inflammatory disease that develops from the respiratory organs and affects them. Almost all reports about EAF describe lesions affecting the upper respir...

    Authors: Keigo Okamoto, Makoto Motoishi, Ryosuke Kaku, Satoru Sawai and Jun Hanaoka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:52
  16. Axillary lymph node metastasis from colorectal carcinoma is extremely rare, and this scarcity hinders understanding of its pathogenesis and, thus, the application of appropriate management. Here, we present a ...

    Authors: Yutaka J Kawamura, Michitaka Kohno, Junji Shiga, Naoki Asakage, Minoru Hatano, Hirohisa Okame, Junichi Sasaki, Shoichi Tobari and Katsunori Nishida
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:50
  17. Internal hernia after gastrectomy is a rare complication. It can progress rapidly to vascular disturbance, necrosis, and perforation, therefore early diagnosis and surgical treatment is essential. We present a...

    Authors: Kotaro Hirashima, Takashi Ishikawa, Shin-ichi Kosugi, Yosuke Kano, Yu Sato, Hiroshi Ichikawa, Takaaki Hanyu, Takeo Bamba and Toshifumi Wakai
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:49
  18. We report a rare case of huge amebic intra-abdominal tumor with asymptomatic amebic colitis. This appears to represent the first report of amebic intra-abdominal tumor. A 31-year-old woman presented to a local...

    Authors: Shigeo Higami, Eiji Nomura, Masashi Yamazaki, Seiji Morita, Wataru Noguchi, Shuji Uda, Hitoshi Hara, Soichiro Yamamoto, Sayuri Hasegawa, Kosuke Tobita, Takuma Tajiri, Masaya Mukai, Sadaki Inokuchi and Hiroyasu Makuuchi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:48
  19. A resected case of hepatocellular carcinoma which extended into the right atrium after treatment with hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) is described. An 81-year-old man presented with right hypocho...

    Authors: Shintaro Kurahashi, Tsuyoshi Sano, Seiji Natsume, Yoshiki Senda, Hidekazu Yamaura, Yoshitaka Inaba and Yasuhiro Shimizu
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:47
  20. Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) producing pancreatic cancers are extremely rare. These tumors have an aggressive clinical course but no established treatment. We encountered a patient with a G-CS...

    Authors: Hiroaki Kitade, Hidesuke Yanagida, Masanori Yamada, Sohei Satoi, Kazuhiko Yoshioka, Nobuaki Shikata and Masanori Kon
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:46
  21. Simple liver cysts occasionally cause pressure symptoms of the abdomen. We herein report an extremely rare case of spontaneous rupture of simple liver cysts. A 65-year-old woman suffered abdominal fullness and...

    Authors: Takehiro Maki, Makoto Omi, Hiroyuki Kaneko, Kenjiro Misu, Hitoshi Inomata and Kazuyoshi Nihei
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:45
  22. A tracheocutaneous fistula may develop when a tracheostomy orifice epithelializes during a prolonged course of healing or undernutrition. Various techniques for closing such fistulae have been reported. Howeve...

    Authors: Yui Watanabe, Tadashi Umehara, Aya Harada, Masaya Aoki, Takuya Tokunaga, Soichi Suzuki, Go Kamimura, Kazuhiro Wakida, Toshiyuki Nagata, Tsunayuki Otsuka, Naoya Yokomakura, Kota Kariatsumari, Yoshihiro Nakamura, Yuko Watanabe and Masami Sato
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:43
  23. Lipoblastoma, a relatively rare benign adipose neoplasm, predominantly affects children younger than 3 years of age. We herein report the case of a 7-month-old girl with an unusual myxomatous histology of lipo...

    Authors: Toko Shinkai, Kouji Masumoto, Kentaro Ono, Eri Yano, Chie Kobayashi, Takashi Fukushima, Ryo Sumazaki, Kaishi Satomi and Masayuki Noguchi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:42
  24. Cardiac fibromas are rare benign tumors usually seen in the pediatric population. Generally, long-term survival after surgical resection is favorable, and recurrence of fibroma has been hardly reported. Herein...

    Authors: Kunio Kusajima, Hiroki Hata, Tomoyuki Fujita, Yusuke Shimahara, Shunsuke Sato, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda and Junjiro Kobayashi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:41
  25. In this case report, we describe the extremely rare case of a collision tumor comprising cancers of the bile duct and the pancreas. A 70-year-old man was referred to our hospital with a diagnosis of obstructiv...

    Authors: Hideki Izumi, Daisuke Furukawa, Naoki Yazawa, Yoshihito Masuoka, Misuzu Yamada, Kosuke Tobita, Yohei Kawashima, Masami Ogawa, Yoshiaki Kawaguchi, Kenichi Hirabayashi and Toshio Nakagohri
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:40
  26. A cardiac calcified amorphous tumor (CAT) localized to the mitral valve leaflet without mitral annular calcification (MAC) is a rare entity. We report a case of a 69-year-old woman with such a condition, who u...

    Authors: Shinya Masuda, Naotaka Motoyoshi, Koki Ito, Yukihiro Hayatsu, Masatoshi Akiyama, Shunsuke Kawamoto and Yoshikatsu Saiki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:39
  27. Angiomyolipoma is a unique mesenchymal neoplasm composed of blood vessels as well as smooth muscle and adipose cells. The liver is a less common site of origin, and hepatic angiomyolipoma is often an incidenta...

    Authors: Kunitaka Kuramoto, Toru Beppu, Tomohiro Namimoto, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Katsunori Imai, Hidetoshi Nitta, Daisuke Hashimoto, Akira Chikamoto, Takatoshi Ishiko, Ken-Ichi Iyama, Osamu Ikeda, Yasuyuki Yamashita and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:38
  28. A 27-year-old female presented with a history of a right chest wall tumor at 3 years of age. At that time, the tumor was surgically resected and diagnosed as Ewing’s sarcoma (EWS), and postoperative chemoradio...

    Authors: Takamasa Yun, Hidemi Suzuki, Teruaki Mizobuchi, Yuichi Sakairi, Kaoru Nagato, Takahiro Nakajima, Takekazu Iwata, Shigetoshi Yoshida, Yukio Nakatani and Ichiro Yoshino
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:37
  29. While renal cell carcinoma frequently metastasizes to the lung, solitary pleural metastasis without lung involvement is extremely rare. A 69-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a solitary pleural me...

    Authors: Masafumi Kataoka, Yuji Yata, Sohichiro Nose, Koichiro Yasuda and Toshinori Ohara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:36
  30. Inferior vena cava (IVC) leiomyosarcoma is a rare malignant neoplasm more commonly seen in women in the fifth to sixth decade of life. Complete resection of the tumor with negative margins is the only therapeu...

    Authors: Karla Elizabeth Moncayo, Juan José Vidal-Insua, Ana Troncoso and Raúl García
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:35
  31. Intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct (IPNB) is classified as a biliary cystic tumor with a tendency of causing obstruction. Neoplastic cases involving hemobilia are rarely reported. We herein descri...

    Authors: Gen Takahashi, Shintaro Kuroda, Hirotaka Tashiro, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Kohei Ishiyama, Kentaro Ide, Hiroyuki Tahara, Masahiro Ohira, Koji Arihiro and Hideki Ohdan
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:34
  32. Simultaneous pulmonary metastases from different primary tumors to the same lobe are extremely rare, and we herein report the case. Surgical specimen of the pulmonary metastasis from colon cancer contained two...

    Authors: Toru Nakamura, Tomonari Oki, Yoshiro Otsuki, Tatsuaki Yoneda, Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Kazuhito Funai and Futoru Toyoda
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:33
  33. Acute pancreatitis after esophagectomy is a very rare but fatal complication. This case report describes a 74-year-old man diagnosed with cT2N0M0, cStage IB esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (Union for Intern...

    Authors: Keisuke Kawamorita, Yasuhiro Tsubosa, Yurika Oka, Satoru Matsuda, Katsushi Takebayashi, Masahiro Niihara, Yukiyasu Okamura and Katsuhiko Uesaka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:32
  34. Reactive lymphoid hyperplasia (RLH) of the liver is a rare and benign nodular lesion. It remains difficult to distinguish RLH from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) despite recent advances in imaging modalities. ...

    Authors: Takaaki Higashi, Daisuke Hashimoto, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Hidetoshi Nitta, Akira Chikamoto, Toru Beppu and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:31
  35. Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare endocrine tumor that presents as a rapidly growing skin nodule of the body, and it is aggressive with regional nodal and distant metastases without clearly defined treatme...

    Authors: Katsutoshi Shoda, Hisashi Ikoma, Yusuke Yamamoto, Osamu Kinoshita, Ryo Morimura, Hirotaka Konishi, Yasutoshi Murayama, Shuhei Komatsu, Atsushi Shiozaki, Yoshiaki Kuriu, Masayoshi Nakanishi, Daisuke Ichikawa, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Kazuma Okamoto, Chohei Sakakura, Toshiya Ochiai…
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:30
  36. A 47-year-old female was admitted to our hospital for treatment of end-stage liver disease due to primary biliary cirrhosis. Preoperative routine nasal sinus magnetic resonance imaging revealed diffuse inflamm...

    Authors: Norimitsu Okui, Hiroaki Shiba, Shigeki Wakiyama, Yasuro Futagawa, Yuichi Ishida and Katsuhiko Yanaga
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:29
  37. Intussusception is a rare cause of postoperative intestinal obstruction in adults. We experienced two cases of bowel obstruction due to the jejuno-jejunal intussusception after harvest of a free jejunum graft ...

    Authors: Akira Matsumoto, Masayuki Watanabe, Hironobu Shigaki, Yasuhiro Okumura, Koujiro Nishida, Shinji Mine, Kazuhiko Yamada, Katsuhiko Yanaga and Takeshi Sano
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:28
  38. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) after a surgical operation is very rare. We experienced an extremely rare case of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis with subsequent development of SMAS requiring duodenoje...

    Authors: Hiroaki Kitade, Takashi Matsuura, Hidesuke Yanagida, Masanori Yamada, Koji Nakai, Katsuji Tokuhara, Takeshi Hijikawa, Kazuhiko Yoshioka and A-Hon Kwon
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:27
  39. With advances in surgical procedures and perioperative management, hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery, including hepatectomy and pancreaticoduodenectomy, has been employed for recurrent colon cancer. However, n...

    Authors: Seiji Natsume, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Tsuyoshi Sano, Yoshiki Senda, Seiji Ito, Koji Komori, Tetsuya Abe, Akio Yanagisawa and Kenji Yamao
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:26
  40. Esophageal cancer invading the muscularis mucosa sometimes involves regional lymph node metastases. However, lymph node metastases are rare in the dorsal area of the thoracic aorta. We describe a patient with ...

    Authors: Itasu Ninomiya, Koichi Okamoto, Tomoya Tsukada, Hiroto Saito, Sachio Fushida, Hiroko Ikeda and Tetsuo Ohta
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:25
  41. The anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery - known as Bland-White-Garland syndrome - is a rare congenital malformation that affects 1 in 300,000 live births. Most patients die i...

    Authors: Go Kataoka, Kiyoharu Nakano, Ryota Asano, Atsuhiko Sato, Kojiro Kodera, Wataru Tatsuishi and Shinji Sudo
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:24
  42. A 52-year-old Japanese man presented for evaluation and treatment of rectal cancer. Screening computed tomography revealed pancreatic arteriovenous malformations (P-AVMs) and abnormally expanded inferior mesen...

    Authors: Hiroshi Tanabe, Tsunenobu Takase, Takahiro Inaishi, Mariko Masubuchi, Naohiro Nomura, Arihiro Shibata, Toyohisa Yaguchi, Eiji Ohnishi, Norio Okumura, Shinya Koike and Kouichirou Tagami
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:23
  43. Necrosis of a reconstructed organ after esophagectomy is a rare postoperative complication. However, in case this complication develops, severe infectious complications can occur, and subsequent surgical recon...

    Authors: Noriaki Sadanaga, Keigo Morinaga and Hiroshi Matsuura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:22
  44. A 78-year-old woman receiving treatment for limited systemic scleroderma (SSc) underwent high anterior resection and partial liver resections for rectosigmoid colon cancer with multiple liver metastases. A yea...

    Authors: Susumu Saigusa, Yasuhiro Inoue, Masaki Ohi, Hiroki Imaoka, Ryo Uratani, Minako Kobayashi and Masato Kusunoki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:21
  45. Indications for resection of branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) remain controversial because of their low tendency to be malignant. Surgical resection should be recommended if any fac...

    Authors: Koichiro Haruki, Shigeki Wakiyama, Yasuro Futagawa, Hiroaki Shiba, Takeyuki Misawa and Katsuhiko Yanaga
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:20
  46. Few reports have described right upper and lower lobectomy with preservation of the middle lobe because of the risk of middle lobe torsion or emphysematous change. Herein we describe a successful result follow...

    Authors: Hitoshi Igai, Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara, Natsuko Kawatani, Takashi Ibe and Kimihiro Shimizu
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:19
  47. Schwannomas are tumors and commonly occur in the head and neck region; however, they rarely present in the retroperitoneum. A 79-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for a follow-up of a tumor in the hepa...

    Authors: Tetsuro Maruyama, Yuji Sugamoto, Daisuke Miyagishima, Toru Fukunaga, Kentaro Tasaki, Nobuyoshi Takeshita, Tomohide Tamachi, Yo Asai, Takashi Hosokawa, Eiichiro Ninomiya and Masayuki Kimura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:18
  48. Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD) is an autosomal dominant disease caused by mutations of germline folliculin (FCLN) mapped in the chromosome 17p11.2 region. BHD commonly accompanies renal tumors, fibrofolliculoma...

    Authors: Kentaro Miura, Ryoichi Kondo, Makoto Kurai and Keiko Ishii
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:17

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