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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Although successful treatment of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the rectum using chemoradiation therapy (CRT) has been reported, a standard protocol has yet to be established. The aim is to ascertain the eff...

    Authors: Kimihiko Funahashi, Tetsuo Nemoto, Junichi Koike, Akiharu Kurihara, Hiroyuki Shiokawa, Mistunori Ushigome, Tomoaki Kaneko, Kenichiro Arai, Yasuo Nagashima, Takamaru Koda, Takayuki Suzuki, Satoru Kagami, Yu Suitsu, Hironori Kaneko and Toshikazu Shibuya
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:14
  26. The characteristic histological feature of pancreatic mucinous cystic neoplasm (MCN) is ovarian-like stroma (OS) underlying the epithelium and existence of estrogen receptors and progesterone receptors in the ...

    Authors: Keisuke Kosumi, Hiroshi Takamori, Daisuke Hashimoto, Hiroshi Tanaka, Shinya Abe, Osamu Nakahara, Kei Horino and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:13
  27. We report on a case of synchronous carcinomas of the esophagus and stomach. A 68-year-old man was referred to our hospital for an abnormality found during his medical examination. Further evaluation revealed s...

    Authors: Masayuki Honda, Hiroyuki Daiko, Takahiro Kinoshita, Takeo Fujita, Hidehito Shibasaki and Toshiro Nishida
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:12
  28. A 51-year-old female had been diagnosed with a hemangioma in the hepatic segment 6 (S6). After a 6-year follow-up, enlargement of the tumor was detected. The tumor was clearly enhanced in the arterial phase, a...

    Authors: Masato Yoshioka, Go Watanabe, Hiroshi Uchinami, Kazuhiro Kudoh, Yuko Hiroshima, Toshiaki Yoshioka, Hiroshi Nanjo, Masato Funaoka and Yuzo Yamamoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:11
  29. Alimentary tract duplication is a rare congenital malformation but can occur anywhere along the digestive tract. Most patients become symptomatic in early childhood, and only a few cases of adult patients have...

    Authors: Yasunori Matsumoto, Takayuki Tohma, Hideaki Miyauchi, Kazufumi Suzuki, Takanori Nishimori, Gaku Ohira, Kazuo Narushima, Yorihiko Muto, Tetsuro Maruyama and Hisahiro Matsubara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:10
  30. A 71-year-old woman was referred to our institution for further investigation of epigastric pain. The patient had been detected to have a multilocular cyst in the medial segment of the liver measuring 69 mm in...

    Authors: Yusuke Nakayama, Yuichiro Kato, Satoshi Okubo, Daigoro Takahashi, Rei Okada, Yasunori Nishida, Kazuhiko Kitaguchi, Naoto Gotohda, Shinichiro Takahashi and Masaru Konishi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:9
  31. The right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA) has been used in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) as an alternative graft. In particular abdominal surgeries, surgery is required to rescue the graft flow into the ...

    Authors: Suefumi Aosasa, Akifumi Kimura, Makoto Nishikawa, Takuji Noro, Hironori Tsujimoto, Kazuo Hase and Junji Yamamoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:8
  32. We report a rare case of late staple-line recurrence arising 10 years after functional end-to-end anastomosis for splenic flexure colon cancer. An 80-year-old man, who underwent partial colectomy with function...

    Authors: Akira Ouchi, Masahiko Asano, Keiya Aono, Tetsuya Watanabe and Shingo Oya
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:7
  33. We present three patients with intrathoracic malignant neurogenic tumor. Two lesions showed no sign of invasion into adjacent structures, while the third lesion extended to the intraspinal canal with vertebral...

    Authors: Takeshi Kawaguchi, Norikazu Kawai, Takashi Watanabe, Motoaki Yasukawa, Kohei Morita, Chiho Ohbayashi and Takashi Tojo
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:6
  34. Acute gastric volvulus is a torsion of the stomach by more than 180° and a life-threatening condition. We present a 50-year-old male patient with acute abdominal pain who has Down syndrome/trisomy 21. Computed...

    Authors: Kota Arima, Daisuke Hashimoto, Noboru Takata, Yasuro Doi, Ichiro Yoshinaka, Kazunori Harada and Hideo Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:5
  35. The mesh plug technique is one of the most popular procedures for inguinal hernia repair in Japan. This procedure is quick, easy, and low cost with a low recurrence rate. However, some complications associated...

    Authors: Shinji Ishikawa, Takashi Kawano, Ryuichi Karashima, Tetsumasa Arita, Yasushi Yagi and Masahiko Hirota
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:4
  36. Wandering spleen is a rare clinical entity, and its chronic torsion of the vascular pedicle result in splenic vein occlusion leading to gastric varices. Here, we present a case of wandering spleen complicating...

    Authors: Masanori Sato, Yuichiro Miyaki, Junpei Tochikubo, Takanobu Onoda, Norihiko Shiiya and Hidetoshi Wada
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2015 1:3

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