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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Aggressive angiomyxoma (AAM) is a rare mesenchymal tumor that occurs almost exclusively in the soft tissue of the pelvis and perineum. AAM has both locally infiltrative and recurrent characteristics. Very few ...

    Authors: Koki Sato, Masahiro Ohira, Seiichi Shimizu, Shintarou Kuroda, Kentaro Ide, Kohei Ishiyama, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Tahara, Noriyuki Shiroma, Koji Arihiro, Michio Imamura, Kazuaki Chayama and Hideki Ohdan
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:92
  7. Diaphragmatic hernia is a potential complication of esophagectomy, which usually occurs as a hiatal hernia and more frequently after minimally invasive esophagectomy. Parahiatal hernia is a rare form of diaphr...

    Authors: Yuji Akiyama, Takeshi Iwaya, Fumitaka Endo, Takehiro Chiba, Takeshi Takahara, Koki Otsuka, Hiroyuki Nitta, Keisuke Koeda, Masaru Mizuno, Yusuke Kimura and Akira Sasaki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:91
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. The hybrid war of Russia against Ukraine has been started in certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts within the Donbas area in 2014.

    Authors: Igor Khomenko, Vitalii Shapovalov, Ievgen Tsema, Georgii Makarov, Roman Palytsia, Ievgen Zavodovskyi, Ivan Ishchenko, Andrii Dinets and Vladimir Mishalov
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:88
  11. The evaluation of the hepatic vascular anatomy in living liver donors is increasingly being performed by three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) angiography. However, details of hepatic artery anatomy ...

    Authors: Michinori Matsumoto, Shigeki Wakiyama, Hiroaki Shiba, Yuichi Ishida, Yoshiaki Kita and Katsuhiko Yanaga
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:87
  12. An aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) with an associated nonrecurrent right inferior laryngeal nerve (NRILN) is a relatively rare anomaly that occurs at a frequency of 0.3 to 2.0% of the general populatio...

    Authors: Koji Shindo, Eishi Nagai, Toshinaga Nabae, Toru Eguchi, Taiki Moriyama, Kenoki Ohuchida, Tatsuya Manabe, Takao Ohtsuka, Yoshinao Oda, Makoto Hashizume and Masafumi Nakamura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:86
  13. Perianal Paget’s disease (pPD) is uncommon, with only about 180 cases documented in the literature. Anorectal carcinoma with pagetoid spread is even rarer.

    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 2017 3:85

    The Correction to this article has been published in Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:13

  14. Colorectal cancer (CRC) resembling submucosal tumor (SMT; CRC/SMT) is very rare. Because its biopsy is challenging, accurate preoperative diagnosis is also very rare.

    Authors: Akimitsu Tanio, Hiroaki Saito, Keigo Ashida, Shouichi Urushibara, Manabu Yamamoto, Naruo Tokuyasu, Teruhisa Sakamoto, Soichiro Honjo, Yoshihiko Maeta and Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:84
  15. Cowden syndrome is characterized by multiple hamartomas in various tissues, including the skin, brain, breast, thyroid, mucous membrane, and gastrointestinal tract, and is reported to increase the risk of mali...

    Authors: Fuyo Kimura, Ai Ueda, Eiichi Sato, Jiro Akimoto, Hiroshi Kaise, Kimito Yamada, Mari Hosonaga, Yuko Kawai, Saeko Teraoka, Miki Okazaki and Takashi Ishikawa
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:83
  16. Although pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors generally have a far better prognosis relative to pancreatic cancer, the varied manifestations lead to treatment-related challenges. Everolimus therapy is generally re...

    Authors: Asahi Sato, Toshihiko Masui, Nao Sankoda, Kenzo Nakano, Yuichiro Uchida, Takayuki Anazawa, Kyoichi Takaori, Yoshiya Kawaguchi and Shinji Uemoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:82
  17. Non-functioning parathyroid carcinoma is a rare disease that is difficult to distinguish from other diseases based on the lack of hyperparathyroidism. This is a report of non-functioning parathyroid carcinoma ...

    Authors: Nobuyasu Suganuma, Hiroyuki Iwasaki, Satoru Shimizu, Tatsuya Yoshida, Takashi Yamanaka, Izumi Kojima, Haruhiko Yamazaki, Soji Toda, Hirotaka Nakayama, Katsuhiko Masudo, Yasushi Rino, Kae Kawachi, Yohei Miyagi, Akio Miyake, Kenichi Ohashi and Munetaka Masuda
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:81
  18. Current treatment options for lymphatic malformations (LMs) are multimodal. Recently, the effectiveness of treating LMs with Eppikajyutsuto (TJ-28) has been reported. TJ-28 is a kind of oral herbal medicine cl...

    Authors: Toko Shinkai, Kouji Masumoto, Fumiko Chiba and Nao Tanaka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:80
  19. An incisional hernia in a case of antethoracic pedicled jejunal flap esophageal reconstruction after esophagectomy is a very rare occurrence, and this hernia was distinctive in that the reconstructed jejunum h...

    Authors: Atsushi Yasuda, Takushi Yasuda, Hiroaki Kato, Mitsuru Iwama, Osamu Shiraishi, Yoko Hiraki, Yumiko Tanaka, Masayuki Shinkai, Motohiro Imano, Yutaka Kimura and Haruhiko Imamoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:79
  20. Anatomical variations of hepatic arteries may be problematic in pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). We experienced pancreatic head cancer in a patient with rare variation of hepatic artery and performed PD successfu...

    Authors: Yusuke Sakamoto, Takahisa Fujikawa and Akira Tanaka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:78
  21. Esophageal perforation after aortic replacement/stenting for aortic dissection or aneurysm is a rare but severe complication. However, its cause, standard treatment, and prognosis are unclear. We analyzed the ...

    Authors: Yoshihisa Yaguchi, Yoshimasa Kumata, Masahiro Horikawa, Takashi Kiyokawa, Tsuyoshi Inaba and Ryoji Fukushima
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:77
  22. Although surgical resection is the only curative treatment for gallbladder cancer (GBC), concomitant peritoneal dissemination is considered far beyond the scope of resection. We report a long-term survivor wit...

    Authors: Daisuke Kuga, Tomoki Ebata, Yukihiro Yokoyama, Tsuyoshi Igami, Gen Sugawara, Takashi Mizuno, Junpei Yamaguchi and Masato Nagino
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:76
  23. Infective coronary artery aneurysm is extremely rare and ruptured aneurysm is life-threatening. We report a case of ruptured coronary artery aneurysm, which was successfully treated by the patch closure techni...

    Authors: Kayo Sugiyama, Katsuhiko Matsuyama, Keita Maruno, Satoshi Takahashi, Masahiko Kuinose, Rena Nagashima and Hitoshi Ogino
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:75
  24. Fournier gangrene due to advanced rectal cancer is a rapidly progressive gangrene of the perineum and buttocks. Emergency surgical debridement of necrotic tissue is crucial, and secondary surgery to resect tum...

    Authors: Hiroshi Sawayama, Nobutomo Miyanari, Hidetaka Sugihara, Shiro Iwagami, Takao Mizumoto, Tatsuo Kubota, Yoshio Haga and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:74
  25. Despite the improvements of surgical techniques and postoperative management of patients with liver transplantation, biliary complications are one of the most common and important adverse events. We present a ...

    Authors: Ryusuke Saito, Hiroyuki Tahara, Seiichi Shimizu, Masahiro Ohira, Kentaro Ide, Kohei Ishiyama, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi and Hideki Ohdan
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:73
  26. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) often infiltrates to the adjacent major vasculatures; however, direct invasion of PDAC to the inferior vena cava (IVC) is uncommon.

    Authors: Takuya Mizumoto, Tadahiro Goto, Hirochika Toyama, Keitaro Sofue, Sadaki Asari, Sachio Terai, Motofumi Tanaka, Masahiro Kido, Tetsuo Ajiki, Takumi Fukumoto and Yonson Ku
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:72
  27. Muir–Torre syndrome (MTS) is a rare autosomal dominant genodermatosis caused by mutations in mismatch repair genes. It is characterized by the presence of at least one sebaceous skin tumor associated with inte...

    Authors: Yui Ishiguro, Shigenori Homma, Tadashi Yoshida, Yosuke Ohno, Nobuki Ichikawa, Hideki Kawamura, Hiroo Hata, Satoru Kase, Susumu Ishida, Hiromi Okada-Kanno, Kanako C. Hatanaka and Akinobu Taketomi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:71
  28. While esophageal fistula formation in the adjacent organs is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality, the management of non-aortic arterio-esophageal fistula has not been frequently reported.

    Authors: Tetsuya Tajima, Shigeo Haruki, Shinsuke Usui, Koji Ito, Akiyo Matsumoto, Akiyuki Matsuhisa and Noriaki Takiguchi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:70
  29. Primary breast cancer fairly infrequently occurs in ectopic breast tissue, and primary ectopic breast cancer of the vulva is particularly rare. Only 26 cases have been published in the English-language literat...

    Authors: Takayuki Ishigaki, Yasuo Toriumi, Ryouko Nosaka, Rei Kudou, Yoshimi Imawari, Makiko Kamio, Hiroko Nogi, Hisashi Shioya and Hiroshi Takeyama
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:69
  30. A gastric adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) that produces granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) is an uncommon malignancy with a poor prognosis. Due to the rarity of this lesion, a standard treatment for t...

    Authors: Kazuki Moro, Masayuki Nagahashi, Tetsuya Naito, Yu Nagai, Tomohiro Katada, Masahiro Minagawa, Jun Hasegawa, Tatsuo Tani, Naohiro Shimakage, Hiroyuki Usuda, Emmanuel Gabriel, Tsutomu Kawaguchi, Kazuaki Takabe and Toshifumi Wakai
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:67
  31. Malignant mesothelioma commonly arises from the pleura, but can also arise from the peritoneum, pericardium, and tunica vaginalis testis. However, malignant mesothelioma of the liver is extremely rare and coex...

    Authors: Koji Minami, Hiroshi Okumura, Kiyokazu Hiwatashi, Sumika Matsukita, Tetsuro Setoyama, Kota Minamimagari, Yusuke Tsuruta, Ichiro Kanetsuki, Yoshito Ogura, Shigeho Maenohara and Shoji Natsugoe
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:66
  32. Spontaneous regression (SR) of many malignant tumors has been well documented, with an approximate incidence of one per 60,000–100,000 cancer patients. However, SR of colorectal cancer (CRC) is very rare, acco...

    Authors: Keigo Chida, Kazuaki Nakanishi, Hiroki Shomura, Shigenori Homma, Atsuo Hattori, Keizo Kazui and Akinobu Taketomi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:65
  33. Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an uncommon malignant tumor, and its synchronous occurrence with primary lung cancer is extremely rare. Here, we report the first surgical case of synchronous MPM and co...

    Authors: Naoko Imanishi, Yusuke Nabe, Masaru Takenaka, Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Koji Kuroda, Hirotsugu Noguchi, Kazuhiro Yatera and Fumihiro Tanaka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:64
  34. Epiphrenic esophageal diverticulum is a rare condition that is often associated with a concomitant esophageal motor disorder. Some patients have the chief complaints of swallowing difficulty and gastroesophage...

    Authors: Yoshiki Taniguchi, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Shigeyoshi Higashi, Koji Tanaka, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tomoki Makino, Yukinori Kurokawa, Makoto Yamasaki, Shuji Takiguchi, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:63
  35. Achalasia is a rare disease with a morbidity of 1 in 100,000, for which the exact mechanism of pathogenesis has not been clarified due to the small total number of patients. We herein report on our experience ...

    Authors: Masato Hoshino, Nobuo Omura, Fumiaki Yano, Se Ryung Yamamoto, Minoru Matsuda and Katsuhiko Yanaga
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:62
  36. Esophageal carcinomas are highly malignant tumors with a high frequency of lymph node and distant organ metastasis. Treatment for recurrent tumors is generally decided on an individual basis. Although multidis...

    Authors: Nobuhiko Kanaya, Kazuhiro Noma, Tsuyoshi Okada, Naoaki Maeda, Shunsuke Tanabe, Kazufumi Sakurama, Yasuhiro Shirakawa and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:61
  37. Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis is commonly seen on heart valves in patients with malignant or collagen diseases. The natural prognosis of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis is reported to be poor due t...

    Authors: Daisuke Kaneyuki, Kaoru Matsuura, Hideki Ueda, Hiroki Kohno, Michiyo Kanbe and Goro Matsumiya
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:60
  38. Imaging modalities (computed tomography (CT), ultrasonography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)) have only limited ability to distinguish liver focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) from metastatic liver tumors....

    Authors: Masataka Amisaki, Soichiro Honjo, Noriyuki Iida, Satoshi Kuwamoto and Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:59
  39. Prior reports indicate that intentional coverage of the accessory renal arteries (ARAs) with a diameter larger than 3 mm during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) increases risk of additional treatment for ty...

    Authors: Ryosuke Nishie, Naoki Toya, Soichiro Fukushima, Eisaku Ito, Yuri Murakami, Tadashi Akiba and Takao Ohki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:58
  40. Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD), a rare inherited disorder, is characterized by impaired ability of phagocytic cells to kill certain bacteria and fungi. Although liver abscess is a common manifestation of ...

    Authors: Ryo Muranushi, Makoto Suzuki, Kenichiro Araki, Norio Kubo, Sayaka Otake, Yutaka Nishida, Takashi Ishige, Hirokazu Arakawa, Hiroyuki Kuwano and Ken Shirabe
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:57
  41. The operation of aortic valve replacement (AVR) after CABG is a technically challenging procedure in respect to dissection of living grafts from its surrounding tissue, myocardial protection, and so on, especi...

    Authors: Yoshifumi Fuke, Toru Yasutsune and Masato Sakamoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:56
  42. Anal metastasis of colorectal cancer is very rare and is usually associated with a history of anal disease, including anal fistula, fissure, hemorrhoidectomy, and anastomotic injury. We report a case of rectal...

    Authors: Shun Sasaki, Masahiko Sugiyama, Yu Nakaji, Ryota Nakanishi, Yuichiro Nakashima, Hiroshi Saeki, Eiji Oki, Yoshinao Oda and Yoshihiko Maehara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:55
  43. Combined small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) is defined as SCLC combined with elements of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), accounting for approximately 30% of cases of SCLC. However, combined SCLC and giant...

    Authors: Tomohito Saito, Koji Tsuta, Kento J. Fukumoto, Hiroshi Matsui, Toshifumi Konobu, Yoshitaro Torii, Takashi Yokoi, Takayasu Kurata, Hiroaki Kurokawa, Yoshiko Uemura, Yukihito Saito and Tomohiro Murakawa
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:52
  44. Pancreatic neoplasms are usually characterized by ductal, acinar, or endocrine differentiation. Mixed exocrine and endocrine pancreatic tumours are extremely rare. Here, we report a case of pancreatic mixed ac...

    Authors: Takeo Hara, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara, Hidenori Takahashi, Keijiro Sugimura, Jeong-Ho Moon, Takeshi Omori, Norikatsu Miyoshi, Akira Tomokuni, Hirofumi Akita, Shogo Kobayashi, Masayoshi Yasui, Hiroshi Miyata, Masayuki Ohue, Masato Sakon, Yasuhiko Tomita and Masahiko Yano
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:51
  45. Agenesis of the left hepatic lobe is a rare anomaly. It is defined as the absence of liver tissue to the left of the gallbladder fossa. Additionally, agenesis of the left hepatic lobe accompanied by hepatocell...

    Authors: Katsunori Matsushita, Kunihito Gotoh, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshihumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Tadafumi Asaoka, Takehiro Noda, Hiroshi Wada, Koichi Kawamoto, Yuichiro Doki and Masaki Mori
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:50
  46. Virtual-assisted lung mapping is a novel bronchoscopic lung marking technique that uses virtual images to perform multiple concurrent dye marking of barely palpable pulmonary tumors. Subsequent chest computed ...

    Authors: Masahiro Yanagiya, Masaaki Sato, Hideki Kuwano, Kazuhiro Nagayama and Jun Nakajima
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:49
  47. Severe aortic tortuosity of the access route often prevents successful complete exclusion of an aneurysm in thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR).

    Authors: Atsushi Morishita, Kazuhiko Hanzawa, Seiichiro Katahira, Takeshi Hoshino and Hideyuki Tomioka
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:48

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