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  1. Content type: Case Report

    Hepatic inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is a rare benign lesion. Because there is no specific laboratory marker or radiographic appearance, the majority of reported cases of hepatic IPT have been diagnosed afte...

    Authors: Sho Endo, Yusuke Watanabe, Yuji Abe, Tomohiko Shinkawa, Sadafumi Tamiya, Kazuyoshi Nishihara and Toru Nakano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:114

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    A pyriform sinus fistula (PSF) is a rare branchial anomaly that causes recurrent cervical infections. Open neck surgery has widely been accepted as a definitive treatment for PSFs, and endoscopic surgery has b...

    Authors: Akiyoshi Nomura, Koji Fukumoto, Masaya Yamoto, Toshiaki Takahashi, Kengo Nakaya, Akinori Sekioka, Yutaka Yamada and Naoto Urushihara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:113

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    Pancreatic cancer has a very high mortality rate worldwide, and about 30–40% of all patients have extensive vascular involvement at initial diagnosis that precludes surgical intervention. Here, we describe our...

    Authors: Takeshi Fujishiro, Taro Mashiko, Yosihito Masuoka, Misuzu Yamada, Daisuke Furukawa, Naoki Yazawa, Yohei Kawashima, Masami Ogawa, Kenichi Hirabayashi and Toshio Nakagohri

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:112

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    Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is produced by some tumors, such as hepatocellular carcinoma and yolk sac tumors, leading to an increase in serum AFP level. However, AFP in colorectal cancer is extremely rare. Treatme...

    Authors: Yuki Nakamura, Kenji Matsuda, Shozo Yokoyama, Koichi Tamura, Yasuyuki Mitani, Hiromitsu Iwamoto, Yuki Mizumoto, Daisuke Murakami, Masakazu Fujimoto and Hiroki Yamaue

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:111

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  5. Content type: Case Report

    Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by hamartomatous polyposis of the gastrointestinal tract. It is associated with a high risk of malignancy in the gastrointestinal tr...

    Authors: Yuya Nobori, Takahiro Amano, Mieko Ochi, Toshio Kumasaka and Eiji Sunami

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:110

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  6. Content type: Case Report

    Primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix is a rare disease in clinical practice. Moreover, primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix in the pediatric age group is even rarer with very little cases being published. ...

    Authors: Toshiaki Takahashi, Hiroshi Nouso, Masaya Yamoto, Koji Fukumoto and Naoto Urushihara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:109

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  7. Content type: Case Report

    Portal vein tumor thrombosis from colorectal cancer is rare, and this recurrence pattern was mainly reported in patients with renal cell carcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. Furthermore, the recurrence patt...

    Authors: Tetsuya Mochizuki, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Kenji Nishida, Takuya Yano, Hiroshi Okuda, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Hideki Ohdan, Shuji Yonehara, Toshio Noriyuki and Masahiro Nakahara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:108

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    Benign esophageal tumors are relatively rare, and a neurofibroma in the esophagus is extremely rare. Dysphagia is the most common clinical manifestation in patients with esophageal neurofibroma, and no cases o...

    Authors: Eisuke Booka, Mitsuhide Kitano, Yutaka Nakano, Koki Mihara, Shin Nishiya, Ryo Nishiyama, Shintaro Shibutani, Tomohisa Egawa and Atsushi Nagashima

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:107

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  9. Content type: Case Report

    Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a prototypical mesenchymal neoplasm that induces non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia (NICTH) due to overproduction of insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2). We here report the case ...

    Authors: Yusuke Arakawa, Hidenori Miyake, Hidehisa Horiguchi, Taku Inokuchi, Naoki Hino, Takashi Ogasawara, Takeshi Kuroda and Shinichi Yamasaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:106

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    The presence of a vitelline vascular remnant is rare, and definitive preoperative diagnosis is difficult. We herein describe a case of intestinal obstruction caused by a vitelline vascular remnant with mild ch...

    Authors: Kenjiro Date, Taro Yokota and Naoki Maehara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:105

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    Few previous reports have documented cases of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis associated with Trousseau’s syndrome for which surgery proved possible for both the primary tumor and the cardiac lesion. The ...

    Authors: Yoshiharu Soga, Kaoru Taira, Akira Sugimoto, Manabu Kurosawa, Hiromasa Kira, Takamitsu Su, Kazuhiko Doi, Akira Nakano and Yoshihiro Himura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:104

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    An esophageal neuroendocrine carcinoma arising in Barrett’s esophagus is extremely rare. Here, we report a case of an esophageal neuroendocrine carcinoma with a well-differentiated adenocarcinoma component ari...

    Authors: Shunsuke Doi, Sohei Matsumoto, Kohei Wakatsuki, Kazuhiro Migita, Masahiro Ito, Tomohiro Kunishige, Hiroshi Nakade, Kinta Hatakeyama, Chiho Ohbayashi and Masayuki Sho

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:103

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  13. Content type: Case Report

    Macroscopic diffuse-type hepatocellular carcinoma with concomitant major portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) and peritoneal dissemination indicates poor prognosis. Additionally, triple-positive tumor marker stat...

    Authors: Yuki Koga, Toru Beppu, Katsunori Imai, Kunitaka Kuramoto, Tatsunori Miyata, Yuki Kitano, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hirohisa Okabe, Kazutoshi Okabe, Yo-ichi Yamashita, Akira Chikamoto and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:102

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) is a rare and potentially fatal complication following liver transplantation.

    Authors: Norifumi Iseda, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Takeo Toshima, Akinari Morinaga, Takahiro Tomiyama, Junichi Takahashi, Takashi Motomura, Yohei Mano, Shinji Itoh, Noboru Harada, Toru Ikegami and Yuji Soejima

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:101

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  15. Content type: Case Report

    Self-expandable metallic stent placement is a widely performed palliative procedure or bridge to surgery for obstructive colorectal cancer. However, the feasibility of this procedure for large bowel obstructio...

    Authors: Fumihiko Ando, Akihisa Matsuda, Masao Miyashita, Satoshi Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Sakurazawa, Youichi Kawano and Hiroshi Yoshida

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:100

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  16. Content type: Case Report

    A surgical case of metachronous metastases of pancreatic head cancer (PC) to the large and small bowel is extremely rare. Therefore, there are only a few reports about surgery for intestinal metastases from PC...

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

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:99

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  17. Content type: Case Report

    Skeletal muscle metastasis from gastric cancer is extremely rare and often accompanied with synchronous metastasis to any other organs. We herein report a case of rapidly developing multiple skeletal metastase...

    Authors: Naoki Kamitani, Akihiko Watanabe, Yuki Kirihataya and Saiho Ko

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:98

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  18. Content type: Case Report

    Clear cell carcinoma commonly occurs in the ovary and kidney, and clear cell cholangiocarcinoma was rarely reported. Differential diagnosis which the origin of the tumor located on the liver surface is intrahe...

    Authors: Norifumi Harimoto, Kei Hagiwara, Takahiro Yamanaka, Norihiro Ishii, Takamichi Igarashi, Akira Watanabe, Norio Kubo, Kenichirou Araki, Hayato Ikota, Masafumi Suyama, Takeshi Maki, Shinichi Aishima, Hiroyuki Kuwano and Ken Shirabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:97

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  19. Content type: Case Report

    Intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm (ITPN) is a rare pancreatic intraductal neoplasm. It is characterized by a tubulopapillary growth pattern, entirely high-grade atypical cells, minimal cytoplasmic mucin, an...

    Authors: Kiyoshi Saeki, Yoshihiro Miyasaka, Yoshihiro Ohishi, Takeo Yamamoto, Ryota Matsuda, Naoki Mochidome, Yasuhisa Mori, Kohei Nakata, Takao Ohtsuka, Kousei Ishigami, Yosuke Minoda, Yutaka Koga, Yoshinao Oda and Masafumi Nakamura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:96

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  20. Content type: Case Report

    Magnetic compression anastomosis (MCA) is a minimally invasive method of anastomosis that does not involve a surgical procedure in patients with stricture, obstruction, or dehiscence of anastomosis after surge...

    Authors: Masahiko Kubo, Hiroshi Wada, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Kunihito Gotoh, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Hirofumi Akita, Tadafumi Asaoka, Takehiro Noda, Shogo Kobayashi, Masahisa Nakamura, Yusuke Ono, Keigo Osuga, Eigoro Yamanouchi, Yuichiro Doki and Masaki Mori

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:95

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  21. Content type: Case Report

    Intrapericardial diaphragmatic hernia (IPDH), defined as prolapse of the abdominal viscera into the pericardium, is a rare clinical condition. This case illustrates the possibility of IPDH after esophagectomy ...

    Authors: Takuya Saito, Kohei Yasui, Shintaro Kurahashi, Kenichi Komaya, Seiji Ishiguro, Takashi Arikawa, Shunichiro Komatsu, Kenitiro Kaneko, Masahiko Miyachi and Tsuyoshi Sano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:94

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  22. Content type: Case Report

    Prolapse of a small part of the proximal stomach through the hiatus into the mediastinum is relatively common. Hiatal hernia involving the postoperative stomach has been reported previously, but the degree of ...

    Authors: Takuro Konno-Kumagai, Daisuke Takeyama, Toru Nakano, Tadashi Sakurai, Yusuke Taniyama, Takahiro Heishi, Chiaki Sato and Takashi Kamei

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:93

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  23. Content type: Case Report

    Left sleeve pneumonectomy is a challenging operation that requires individualized approaches. Here, we present a new minimally invasive combined thoracoscopic approach.

    Authors: Toshio Fujino, Masayuki Tanahashi, Haruhiro Yukiue, Eriko Suzuki, Naoko Yoshii, Masayuki Shitara, Yasunori Kaminuma and Hiroshi Niwa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:91

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  24. Content type: Case Report

    Colorectal metastases from primary colorectal cancers are very rare, and little is known about their epidemiological aspects or the best diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. Herein, we report a case of a 65-...

    Authors: Shigehiro Kojima, Tsuguo Sakamoto, Yuko Nagai, Masayuki Honda and Fumihiro Ogawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:90

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  25. Content type: Case Report

    Although patients with stage IV gastric cancer who respond well to systemic chemotherapy can be treated with gastrectomy, the prognosis of patients with unresectable gastric cancer with para-aortic lymph node ...

    Authors: Akiko Serizawa, Kiyoaki Taniguchi, Takuji Yamada, Kunihiko Amano, Sho Kotake, Shunichi Ito and Masakazu Yamamoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:88

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  26. Content type: Case Report

    Epicardial cysts are rarer benign tumors than pericardial cysts. There have been few reports on surgical management for epicardial cysts.

    Authors: Daisuke Kaneyuki, Tomoki Sakata, Anan Nomura, Manabu Sakurai, Kenji Mogi and Yoshiharu Takahara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:87

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  27. Content type: Case Report

    Diversion colitis (DC) is characterized by nonspecific inflammation in the remaining colon or rectum, and loss of the fecal stream plays a major role in the disease’s development. Although the majority of pati...

    Authors: Nao Kakizawa, Shingo Tsujinaka, Yasuyuki Miyakura, Rina Kikugawa, Fumi Hasegawa, Hideki Ishikawa, Sawako Tamaki, Jun Takahashi and Toshiki Rikiyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:86

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  28. Content type: Case Report

    The indications for negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) continue to expand, and NPWT has become a powerful tool for the treatment of interactive wounds. Recently, the use of NPWT over closed incisions has b...

    Authors: Takahiro Yoshioka, Yoshitaka Kondo and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:85

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  29. Content type: Case Report

    Peutz–Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by mucocutaneous pigmentation and hamartomatous gastrointestinal polyposis. It is well known that individuals with PJS are at an inc...

    Authors: Toru Yoshikawa, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Keiji Hanada, Tomoyuki Minami, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Shuji Yonehara, Masahiro Nakahara, Hideki Ohdan and Toshio Noriyuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:84

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  30. Content type: Case Report

    The demand for breast reconstruction after mastectomy is rising. The use of deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap in autologous reconstruction is a popular approach. There were some reports about abd...

    Authors: Jun Iwabu, Tsutomu Namikawa, Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Kazune Fujisawa, Toyokazu Oki, Maho Ogawa, Natsuko Iwai, Akiko Yano, Motone Kuriyama, Takeki Sugimoto and Kazuhiro Hanazaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:83

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  31. Content type: Case Report

    Coronary vasospasm after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a rare but potentially lethal complication. It is often refractory to several vasodilators. We report a case of refractory coronary vasospasm ...

    Authors: Akira Fujita, Hiroshi Kurazumi, Ryo Suzuki, Masaya Takahashi, Akihito Mikamo and Kimikazu Hamano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:82

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  32. Content type: Case Report

    Extramammary Paget’s disease (EMPD) of the esophagus is a rare tumor, with most cases originating from invasive adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. Pure esophageal Paget’s disease, in which no underlying invasive...

    Authors: Akihiko Sano, Shinji Sakurai, Chika Komine, Yuichi Tabe, Kana Saito, Takaharu Fukasawa, Shinsuke Kiriyama, Hideki Yamamoto, Masachika Tani, Hiroshi Naitoh, Ken Shirabe and Hiroyuki Kuwano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:81

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  33. Content type: Case Report

    Medullary carcinoma of the pancreas (MCP) is a rare malignant pancreatic tumor. The World Health Organization classification defines the tumor as a subtype of pancreatic ductal carcinomas. MCP is histologicall...

    Authors: Akikazu Yago, Mitsuko Furuya, Ryutaro Mori, Yasuhiro Yabushita, Yu Sawada, Takafumi Kumamoto, Ryusei Matsuyama, Michio Shimizu and Itaru Endo

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:80

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  34. Content type: Case Report

    Juvenile polyposis is an autosomal dominant inherited disease characterized by the development of numerous hamartomatous and nonneoplastic polyps of the gastrointestinal tract. Juvenile polyposis has also rece...

    Authors: Tomoko Jogo, Eiji Oki, Minako Fujiwara, Junji Kurashige, Ryota Nakanishi, Masahiko Sugiyama, Yuichiro Nakashima, Hiroshi Saeki, Shinichi Tsuruta, Masataka Nishimura, Yoshinao Oda and Yoshihiko Maehara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:79

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  35. Content type: Case Report

    Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) developed in the small intestine are rare, and it is sometimes difficult to identify and treat bleeding from small intestinal AVMs endoscopically because of their localization...

    Authors: Makiko So, Yoshiro Itatani, Kazutaka Obama, Shigeru Tsunoda, Shigeo Hisamori, Kyoichi Hashimoto and Yoshiharu Sakai

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:78

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  36. Content type: Case Report

    Epithelioid sarcoma (ES) is a rare variant of soft tissue sarcoma. The proximal type of ES occurs in various locations. We present a resected case with proximal-type ES that occurred in the chest wall and disc...

    Authors: Teiko Sakurai, Hidenori Kusumoto, Tomoko Wakasa, Yoshio Ohta, Eiichi Konishi and Hiroyuki Shiono

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:77

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  37. Content type: Case Report

    Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is already fully established worldwide. Needle tract implantation and peritoneal seeding occasionally occur by RFA, and the prognosis of these c...

    Authors: Masashi Nakamura, Shinya Hayami, Masaki Ueno, Manabu Kawai, Atsushi Miyamoto, Norihiko Suzaki, Seiko Hirono, Ken-ichi Okada, Motoki Miyazawa, Yuji Kitahata and Hiroki Yamaue

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:76

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  38. Content type: Case Report

    Nonoperative management (NOM) has been established as the standard treatment for isolated blunt organ injury in hemodynamically stable pediatric patients. Although delayed splenic rupture or bleeding is a rare...

    Authors: Toko Shinkai, Kentaro Ono, Kouji Masumoto, Yasuhisa Urita and Chikashi Gotoh

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:75

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  39. Content type: Case Report

    Pulmonary epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma (P-EMC) is a rare subset of salivary gland-type tumors of the lung. Because of its rarity and unproven malignant potential, the optimal therapy for P-EMC has not be...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Nakashima, Riichiro Morita, Akiko Ui, Kuniko Iihara and Takuya Yazawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:74

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  40. Content type: Case Report

    Breast cancer frequently metastasizes to the bone, lung, and liver. However, metastasis to the bladder is uncommon. Bladder metastasis due to direct infiltration from peripheral organs, such as the colon and r...

    Authors: Kimiyasu Yoneyama, Motohito Nakagawa and Asuka Hara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:73

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  41. Content type: Case Report

    Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a life-threatening complication that can be difficult to treat; moreover, determination of the pathophysiological type is difficult. We report a rare case...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Kumata, Chikashi Nakanishi, Keigo Murakami, Shigehito Miyagi, Noriko Fukuhara, Joaquim Carreras, Naoya Nakamura, Ryo Ichinohasama, Michiaki Unno, Takashi Kamei and Hironobu Sasano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:72

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  42. Content type: Case Report

    Although a recent randomized clinical trial has demonstrated that the objective response rate to nivolumab for metastatic gastric cancer was 11.2%, there was no patients confirmed complete response. Herein, we...

    Authors: Tsutomu Namikawa, Nobuko Ishida, Sachi Tsuda, Kazune Fujisawa, Eri Munekage, Jun Iwabu, Masaya Munekage, Sunao Uemura, Shigehiro Tsujii, Hiromichi Maeda, Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Michiya Kobayashi and Kazuhiro Hanazaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:71

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  43. Content type: Case Report

    Cap polyposis is a rare gastrointestinal disease with endoscopically and pathologically distinctive features. Its exact etiology has not been fully elucidated. In a few cases, there was recurrence after inadeq...

    Authors: Koichi Tamura, Kenji Matsuda, Shozo Yokoyama, Hiromitsu Iwamoto, Yuki Mizumoto, Yuki Nakamura, Daisuke Murakami and Hiroki Yamaue

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:69

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  44. Content type: Case Report

    Safety is of vital importance for lung resection. The dissection of pulmonary vessels is associated with vascular injury and bleeding, and identification of the vessels is necessary. The most common abnormal b...

    Authors: Yasushi Mizukami, Nobuhito Ueda and Hirofumi Adachi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:68

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  45. Content type: Case Report

    Horseshoe kidney is a congenital malformation in which the bilateral kidneys are fused. It is frequently complicated by other congenital malformations and is often accompanied by anomalies of the ureteropelvic...

    Authors: Naoki Kubo, Norihiko Furusawa, Shinichiro Imai and Masaru Terada

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:66

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  46. Content type: Case Report

    Secondary small bowel volvulus is a rare condition caused by adhesions after laparotomy or tumors. There are no clear guidelines for indication of laparoscopic surgery.

    Authors: Koichi Inukai, Hidehiko Kitagami, Shuhei Uehara, Hirotaka Miyai, Nobuhiro Takashima, Minoru Yamamoto, Kenji Kobayashi, Moritsugu Tanaka and Tetsushi Hayakawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:65

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