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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Gastric lipomatosis is characterized by multiple gastric lipomas or a diffuse gastric infiltration of the submucosal or subserosal layer by the adipose tissue; diffuse-type gastric lipomatosis is an extremely ...

    Authors: Shota Aoyama, Katsunori Ami, Akira Fukuda, Kenichiro Imai, Ja-Mun Chong and Masayuki Ando
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:126
  14. Plication of an esophageal hiatus during surgery for esophageal hiatal hernia is a common practice; however, a mesh may be used if the hiatus is markedly enlarged. Recently, various late complications occurrin...

    Authors: Kentaro Yatabe, Soji Ozawa, Eisuke Ito, Junya Oguma, Akihito Kazuno, Miho Nitta and Yamato Ninomiya
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:125
  15. Hiatal hernias are common. In some reports, hiatal hernias have been implicated in causing dyspnea, syncope, and heart failure.

    Authors: Hideyuki Saito, Tatsuya Miyazaki, Makoto Sohda, Makoto Sakai, Hiroaki Honjyo, Yuuji Kumakura, Tomonori Yoshida, Takehiko Yokobori, Koji Kurosawa and Hiroyuki Kuwano
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:124
  16. Amputation neuromas (ANs) are reactive hyperplasia of nerve tissues that occur after a trauma or surgery involving the peripheral nerves. Only two previous reports of ANs occurring around the stomach and post ...

    Authors: Kenichiro Furukawa, Yutaka Tanizawa, Kimihide Kusafuka, Noriyuki Nishiwaki, Keiichi Fujiya, Hayato Omori, Sanae Kaji, Makoto Hikage, Rie Makuuchi, Tomoyuki Irino, Masanori Tokunaga, Etsuro Bando, Taiichi Kawamura and Masanori Terashima
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:123
  17. The incidence of incisional hernia in pediatric patients is low in comparison with that reported in adults. In the pediatric population, primary closure has generally been favored. However, synthetic or biomed...

    Authors: Maho Inoue, Shigeyoshi Aoi, Akihiro Taniguchi, Kohei Sakai, Mayumi Higashi, Shigehisa Fumino, Taizo Furukawa and Tatsuro Tajiri
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:122
  18. Cholangiolocellular carcinoma (CoCC) is a rare liver tumor arising from the canals of Hering found between the cholangioles and interlobular bile ducts. Although morphologically CoCC mimics intrahepatic cholan...

    Authors: Kentaro Shinohara, Tomoki Ebata, Yukihiro Yokoyama, Tsuyoshi Igami, Gen Sugawara, Takashi Mizuno, Junpei Yamaguchi, Yoshie Shimoyama, Shuichiro Shiina, Ryosuke Tateishi, Toru Arano and Masato Nagino
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:120
  19. Perforation of the horizontal duodenum is very rare due to the presence in retroperitoneal space. It depicts an unusual clinical picture and is difficult to diagnose, leading to increased morbidity and mortali...

    Authors: Pramod Nepal, Kosei Maemura, Yuko Mataki, Hiroshi Kurahara, Yota Kawasaki, Kiyokazu Hiwatashi, Satoshi Iino, Masahiko Sakoda, Takaaki Arigami, Sumiya Ishigami, Hiroyuki Shinchi and Shoji Natsugoe
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:119
  20. Primary hepatic gastrinoma causing severe ulcerogenic syndrome is extremely rare. Herein, we report a case of primary hepatic gastrinoma accompanied by hyperplasia of multi-nodular Brunner’s glands in a patien...

    Authors: Takaomi Hagi, Yohei Hosoda, Izumi Komoto, Shinji Uemoto, Susumu Hijioka, Yoshiro Taki, Kazuhiro Nishiyama and Masayuki Imamura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:118
  21. Primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenocarcinoma (PRMC) is extremely rare, and its biological behavior, pathogenesis, optimum treatments, and prognosis remain to be elucidated. We herein report a case of PR...

    Authors: Hirotaka Tokai, Yasuhiro Nagata, Ken Taniguchi, Naomi Matsumura, Amane Kitasato, Takayuki Tokunaga, Hiroaki Takeshita, Tamotsu Kuroki, Shigeto Maeda, Masahiro Ito and Hikaru Fujioka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:117
  22. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is a subtype of biliary tract cancer (BTC). Recently, downsizing chemotherapy has been applied to initially unresectable BTCs, including ICC.

    Authors: Ryosuke Takayanagi, Shigetsugu Takano, Kensuke Sugiura, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Katsunori Furukawa, Tsukasa Takayashiki, Satoshi Kuboki, Atsushi Kato, Masaru Miyazaki and Masayuki Ohtsuka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:116
  23. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) for acute kidney injury (AKI) of newborns has been performed safely. AKI occurs in 8 to 24% of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. Although PD has only been used occasionally in...

    Authors: Satoshi Yokoyama, Takayuki Nukada, Yuka Ikeda, Shigeto Hara and Akira Yoshida
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:115
  24. Synchronous double cancer of the gallbladder and pancreas that is associated with congenital biliary dilatation (CBD) and pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM) is extremely rare. PBM is frequently reported in A...

    Authors: Haruki Mori, Hiroya Iida, Hiromitsu Maehira, Naomi Kitamura, Tomoharu Shimizu and Masaji Tani
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:113
  25. The prognosis of stage IV gastric cancer (GC) still remains unfavorable. Multidisciplinary approaches should therefore be considered to improve the survival of patients with stage IV GC. We report here a case ...

    Authors: Makoto Kawamoto, Hideya Onishi, Norihiro Koya, Hiroyuki Konomi, Kenji Mitsugi, Risa Tanaka, Junichi Motoshita, Takashi Morisaki and Masafumi Nakamura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:112
  26. Laparoscopic surgery for patients with portal hypertension is considered to be contraindicated because of the high risk of massive intraoperative hemorrhaging. However, recent reports have shown hand-assisted ...

    Authors: Takashi Kobayashi, Kohei Miura, Hirosuke Ishikawa, Daiki Soma, Zhengkun Zhang, Takuya Ando, Kizuki Yuza, Yuki Hirose, Tomohiro Katada, Kazuyasu Takizawa, Masayuki Nagahashi, Jun Sakata, Hitoshi Kameyama and Toshifumi Wakai
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:111
  27. Although hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA) has a very poor prognosis, there are cases in which long-term survival is rarely obtained by multidisciplinary treatment.

    Authors: Tatsunori Miyata, Hirohisa Okabe, Akira Chikamoto, Takanobu Yamao, Naoki Umezaki, Masayo Tsukamoto, Yuki Kitano, Kota Arima, Shigeki Nakagawa, Katsunori Imai, Daisuke Hashimoto, Yo-ichi Yamashita and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:110
  28. Bochdalek hernias are one of the most common types of diaphragmatic hernia, with most cases diagnosed during the neonatal period. In contrast, diagnosis of a Bochdalek hernia in an adult is rare and is typical...

    Authors: Kazuki Moro, Mikako Kawahara, Yusuke Muneoka, Yu Sato, Chie Kitami, Shigeto Makino, Atsushi Nishimura, Yasuyuki Kawachi, Emmanuel Gabriel and Keiya Nikkuni
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:109
  29. Pure ground-glass opacity nodules (p-GGN) on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) generally have been considering typically associated with adenocarcinoma with less invasive nature. We herein reported a ...

    Authors: Masafumi Yamaguchi, Fumihiko Hirai, Kenichi Taguchi, Ryo Toyozawa, Makoto Edagawa, Shinichiro Shimamatsu, Kaname Nosaki, Takashi Seto, Mitsuhiro Takenoyama and Yukito Ichinose
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:108
  30. Adenocarcinoma with lepidic growth pattern presents as a ground glass nodule (GGN) on high resolution computed tomography (CT), whereas peripheral pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) usually presents as a ...

    Authors: Yuriko Terada, Masaaki Sato, Hiroyuki Abe, Hideki Kuwano, Kazuhiro Nagayama, Jun-ichi Nitadori, Masaki Anraku and Jun Nakajima
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:107
  31. von Hippel-Lindau disease is a dominantly inherited multi-system syndrome with neoplastic hallmarks. Pancreatic lesions associated with von Hippel-Lindau include serous cystic neoplasms, simple cysts, and neur...

    Authors: Shimpei Maeda, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Shuhei Oana, Kyohei Ariake, Masamichi Mizuma, Takanori Morikawa, Hiroki Hayashi, Kei Nakagawa, Takashi Kamei, Takeshi Naitoh and Michiaki Unno
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:105
  32. Virtual-assisted lung mapping (VAL-MAP) has been used not only in wedge resection but also in segmentectomy for hardly palpable lung nodules. We herein report a case of bilateral segmentectomy using VAL-MAP wi...

    Authors: Keita Nakao, Masaaki Sato, Jun-ichi Nitadori and Jun Nakajima
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:104
  33. Cholangiolocellular carcinoma (CoCC) is thought to be derived from hepatic progenitor cells. Because of its origin, CoCC has diverse clinicopathological and imaging findings. Here, we report a case of small Co...

    Authors: Norihiro Ishii, Kenichiro Araki, Takahiro Yamanaka, Tadashi Handa, Mariko Tsukagoshi, Takamichi Igarashi, Akira Watanabe, Norio Kubo, Shinichi Aishima, Hiroyuki Kuwano and Ken Shirabe
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:103
  34. Primary hepatic neuroendocrine carcinomas are extremely rare. Because of the rarity of PHNEC, its clinical features and treatment outcomes are not well understood. A proper diagnosis and the correct therapeuti...

    Authors: Richi Nakatake, Morihiko Ishizaki, Kosuke Matui, Hiroaki Yanagimoto, Kentaro Inoue, Masaki Kaibori, Yusai Kawaguchi and Masanori Kon
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:102
  35. Thrombus formation in the pulmonary vein stump after pulmonary resection has recently been identified as a cause of systemic thrombosis including brain infarction. However, there is limited research focusing o...

    Authors: Takahito Nakano, Mayumi Inaba and Hiroyuki Kaneda
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:101
  36. The pathogenesis of biliary atresia (BA) is still unknown. There are several reports on the etiology of BA, including pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM). We experienced a case of Kasai type IIIa BA with PBM,...

    Authors: Kosuke Endo, Akiko Yokoi, Yasuhiko Mishima, Akihiko Tamaki, Keiichi Morita, Yuichi Okata, Chieko Hisamatsu, Hiroaki Fukuzawa, Makiko Yoshida, Yoshinobu Akasaka and Kosaku Maeda
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:100
  37. We have reported the usefulness of the subxiphoid approach in thymectomy. However, such a new operation method may have unknown complications that rarely occur. Surgeons cannot completely avoid intraoperative ...

    Authors: Motoki Yano, Hiroki Numanami, Masayuki Yamaji, Rumiko Taguchi, Chihiro Furuta and Masayuki Haniuda
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:99
  38. Stereotactic body radiotherapy has been a treatment choice for lung cancer, especially in medically inoperable patients. However, the acute and late toxicity to adjacent organs have been report...

    Authors: Shuntaro Yoshimura, Kazuhiko Mori, Koichiro Kawasaki, Asami Tanabe, Susumu Aikou, Koichi Yagi, Masato Nishida, Hiroharu Yamashita, Sachiyo Nomura, Masayoshi Fukushima, Hideomi Yamashita, Yasuhiro Yamauchi and Yasuyuki Seto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:98
  39. Benign esophageal tumors are uncommon, comprising approximately 2% of esophageal tumors. Esophageal schwannomas constitute an even rarer entity, with few cases reported in the literature.

    Authors: Kazuki Moro, Masayuki Nagahashi, Kotaro Hirashima, Shin-ichi Kosugi, Takaaki Hanyu, Hiroshi Ichikawa, Takashi Ishikawa, Gen Watanabe, Emmanuel Gabriel, Tsutomu Kawaguchi, Kazuaki Takabe and Toshifumi Wakai
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:97
  40. Primary colonic and dedifferentiated liposarcomas are both remarkably rare. This work describes a case of primary colonic well-differentiated/dedifferentiated liposarcoma and reviews the clinical characteristi...

    Authors: Hiroshi Sawayama, Naoya Yoshida, Yuji Miyamoto, Tomoyuki Uchihara, Tasuku Toihata, Taisuke Yagi, Yukiharu Hiyoshi, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Yoshifumi Baba and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:96
  41. Gastric cancer with multiple liver metastases have poor prognosis. Recently, stage IV gastric cancer patients who respond well to systemic chemotherapy can be treated by gastrectomy. We herein report a case of...

    Authors: Masashi Tsunematsu, Naoto Takahashi, Keishiro Murakami, Takeyuki Misawa, Tadashi Akiba and Katsuhiko Yanaga
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:95
  42. Nivolumab is a monoclonal antibody against programmed death 1 and has become a standard treatment of advanced melanoma because of its durable response and survival benefits. In this report, we present a case o...

    Authors: Koji Yasuda, Toshiaki Tanaka, Soichiro Ishihara, Kensuke Otani, Takeshi Nishikawa, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Kazushige Kawai, Keisuke Hata, Hiroaki Nozawa, Yuri Masui, Yukako Shintani and Toshiaki Watanabe
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:94
  43. Lateral lymph node (LLN) metastasis may occur in patients with advanced rectal cancers of which the lower margins are located at or below the peritoneal reflection. However, LLN metastasis from a T1 rectal can...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Tanishima, Masamichi Kimura, Toshiji Tominaga, Shinji Iwakura, Yoshihiko Hoshida and Tetsuya Horiuchi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:93
  44. Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is a rare but life-threatening complication after esophagectomy. It has a high mortality rate and often leads to severe aspiration pneumonia. Various types of surgical repair pr...

    Authors: Yayoi Sakatoku, Masahide Fukaya, Hironori Fujieda, Yuzuru Kamei, Akihiro Hirata, Keita Itatsu and Masato Nagino
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:90
  45. Hepaticojejunostomy may be used for biliary reconstruction in certain cases of liver transplantation. In this occasion, Roux-en-Y biliary reconstruction is predominantly performed. Petersen’s hernia is an inte...

    Authors: Sodai Sakamoto, Ryoichi Goto, Norio Kawamura, Yasuyuki Koshizuka, Masaaki Watanabe, Minoru Ota, Tomomi Suzuki, Daisuke Abo, Kenichiro Yamashita, Toshiya Kamiyama, Akinobu Taketomi and Tsuyoshi Shimamura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:89

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