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  1. Segmental absence of intestinal musculature (SAIM) is a partial defect of the intrinsic muscular layer of the intestinal tract. In this report, we describe a case of perforation of the sigmoid colon due to SAI...

    Authors: Kosuke Funaki, Tomonori Akagi, Hidefumi Shiroshita, Yusuke Itai, Kiminori Watanabe, Takashi Shuto, Yoshitake Ueda, Tsuyoshi Etoh, Shinji Miyamoto, Tsutomu Daa and Masafumi Inomata
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:138
  2. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the breast is a rare form of breast cancer, accounting for approximately 0.1% of all breast cancers. It is known for its rapid tumor growth and poor prognosis with no establish...

    Authors: Misato Araki, Koshi Matsui, Kohji Takagi, Emi Kanaya, Shinichi Sekine, Shiho Nagasawa, Toru Watanabe, Takeshi Miwa, Katsuhisa Hirano, Takamichi Igarashi, Haruyoshi Tanaka, Kazuto Shibuya, Isaya Hashimoto, Shozo Hojo, Isaku Yoshioka, Tomoyuki Okumura…
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:137
  3. Pancreatic lipomas (PLs) arising from the adipose tissue in the pancreatic parenchyma are rare among pancreatic tumors. Coexisting pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and PLs have not been previously repor...

    Authors: Seiji Nakahara, Shunsuke Doi, Satoshi Nishiwada, Satoshi Yasuda, Minako Nagai, Kota Nakamura, Yasuko Matsuo, Taichi Terai, Yuichiro Kohara, Takeshi Sakata, Yuji Nitta, Kohei Morita and Masayuki Sho
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:136
  4. Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (SFTP) is a mesenchymal tumor. Patients with SFTP generally have only one lesion. We herein report an extremely rare case of multiple SFTPs that were multicentric and unila...

    Authors: Takuya Watanabe, Eriko Suzuki, Naoko Yoshii, Takuya Kohama, Kensuke Iguchi, Suiha Takeuchi, Minori Nakamura, Takumi Endo and Masayuki Tanahashi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:134
  5. Myxoid liposarcoma (MLS), with its risk factors, tends to spread to the lungs and extraperitoneally, with intraperitoneal metastases occurring rarely. We present an unusual case of a myxoid liposarcoma that me...

    Authors: Fumika Kamehama, Tatsuya Kinjo, Yoshihiro Miyagi, Tomonori Furugen, Takao Teruya, Tomoko Tamaki, Naoki Wada and Mitsuhisa Takatsuki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:133
  6. In Japan, about 6% of esophageal cancers are adenocarcinomas, although most of them arise from Barrett’s epithelium. Adenocarcinoma arising from heterotopic gastric mucosa (HGM) is very rare. Due to its rarity...

    Authors: Shohei Nogi, Kazuhiro Noma, Masashi Hashimoto, Takuya Kato, Naoaki Maeda, Shunsuke Tanabe, Yasuhiro Shirakawa and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:132
  7. Foreign body (FB) ingestion is a common event in children. The management of the ingested FB depends on the location, type, number, size of the FBs, patient age, and symptoms. Although most FBs pass spontaneou...

    Authors: Michiaki Ikegami, Yuichiro Miyaki, Takashi Hamano, Yurina Taira and Toshiaki Takahashi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:131
  8. The surgical strategy for thoracic esophageal cancer that invades the lungs is controversial. In particular, invasion of the pulmonary vein is often regarded unresectable. We successfully applied bilateral vid...

    Authors: Masakazu Fujii, Naoya Okada, Hiroaki Kato, Satoshi Ishihara, Masaru Abe, Takumi Yamabuki, Kentaro Kato, Minoru Takada, Yoshiyasu Ambo, Takeshi Yokoyama and Yoshihiro Kinoshita
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:129
  9. Owing to recurrent aspiration pneumonia and airway stenosis secondary to thoracic deformities, tracheostomy or laryngotracheal separation are often necessary in children with severe motor and intellectual disa...

    Authors: Tsuyoshi Iwanaka, Takeshi Shiraishi, Ryuichiro Hirose and Toshihiko Sato
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:128
  10. Musculocutaneous (MC) flaps are more resistant to infection than implants, but no clinical results have been reported so far about the grafting of MC flap to the overtly infected sites.

    Authors: Yuki Ishii, Hitomi Matsuki, Nozomi Uozumi and Shoji Oura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:127
  11. A few cases of small omphalocele with umbilical evagination of the bladder have been reported. However, its embryology is yet to be elucidated. Only a few reports have indicated the existence of urachal anomal...

    Authors: Haruka Kobayashi, Tokuro Baba, Masaaki Kuda, Satoshi Ieiri and Mitsuhisa Takatsuki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:126
  12. Follicular cholangitis (FC) is a benign bile duct disease that was first reported 2003. Pathologically, it is characterized by lymphoplasmacytic infiltration with multiple lymphoid follicle formations under th...

    Authors: Kenji Koneri, Takanori Goi, Hokahiro Katayama, Noriyuki Tagai, Michiaki Shimada, Hidetaka Kurebayashi, Katsuji Sawai, Mitsuhiro Morikawa, Masato Tamaki, Yasuo Hirono, Satomi Hatta, Yoshiaki Imamura and Makoto Murakami
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:124
  13. Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma (LGFMS) is an uncommon neoplasm generally affecting muscle tissue. It presents rarely in abdominal viscera and even more rarely occurs in the pancreas. All types of pancreatic sar...

    Authors: Eric J. Weiler, Thomas Murickan, Crystal N. Drayer, Sajjaad H. Samat and Michael A. Kia
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:123
  14. Mixed acinar-neuroendocrine carcinoma (MANEC) of the pancreas is a rare tumor. We report a case of successful surgical resection of expansively growing MANEC of the pancreas with microsatellite instability (MS...

    Authors: Kenji Yoshino, Yosuke Kasai, Manabu Kurosawa, Atsushi Itami and Kyoichi Takaori
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:122
  15. Palliative endoscopic stent placement may be considered in patients with malignant gastrointestinal obstruction. Stent migration is a potential complication, particularly for those placed at a surgical anastom...

    Authors: Kiwa Son, Koji Shindo, Kenoki Ouchida, Taiki Moriyama, Koji Tamura, Kinuko Nagayoshi, Yusuke Mizuuchi, Naoki Ikenaga, Kohei Nakata and Masafumi Nakamura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:121
  16. Hepatic pseudoaneurysm (HPA) is a rare complication that can occur after liver trauma and carries a high risk of rupture. HPA is usually asymptomatic until rupture, so performing routine surveillance of liver ...

    Authors: Tomoyuki Sugi, Tsunehiko Maruyama, Reiji Nozaki, Masato Kawahara, Megumi Kamoshida, Sakura Narita, Hideya Takaku, Kazuaki Azuma, Yoshiro Chiba and Tatsuya Oda
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:120
  17. The prognosis of esophageal cancer (EC) with organ invasion is extremely poor. In these cases, definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT) followed by salvage surgery can be planned; however, the issue of high morbidit...

    Authors: Tasuku Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Noma, Naoaki Maeda, Takuya Kato, Kazuya Moriwake, Kento Kawasaki, Masashi Hashimoto, Shunsuke Tanabe, Yasuhiro Shirakawa and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:119
  18. Intramural metastasis (IM) of esophageal cancer is classified as distant metastasis according to the Japanese Classification of Esophageal Cancer, and it is well-known to be associated with a poor prognosis. W...

    Authors: Ayako Wakasugi, Yasue Kimura, Keita Natsugoe, Tomonori Nakanoko, Kentaro Nonaka, Sho Nambara, Qingjiang Hu, Ryota Nakanishi, Mitsuhiko Ota, Eiji Oki, Yoshinao Oda and Tomoharu Yoshizumi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:118
  19. Pancreatic head resection following proximal gastrectomy jeopardizes the blood flow of the remnant stomach owing to right gastroepiploic conduit sacrifice, thereby necessitating total gastrectomy. However, owi...

    Authors: Masaru Matsumura, Masahiro Kobayashi, Satoshi Okubo, Shusuke Haruta, Rikako Koyama, Hironori Uruga, Junichi Shindoh, Tsunao Imamura, Yutaka Takazawa and Masaji Hashimoto
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:117
  20. Acute diaphragmatic hernia is a life-threatening condition caused by prolapse of an abdominal organ into the thoracic cavity through a defect in the diaphragm. We present herein a case of acquired diaphragmati...

    Authors: Kazuya Endo, Kentaro Hara, Koichi Nemoto, Nozomi Goto, Kazuhisa Nishina, Nozomi Funatsu, Maki Takagi, Kohdai Ueno, Atsushi Onodera and Haruhiko Cho
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:116
  21. Hyperparathyroidism in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia 1 is attributed to the excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone (PTH) from multiple parathyroid glands. This can be successfully treated thro...

    Authors: Yuko Ohara, Yuka Kadomatsu, Toyone Kikumori and Toyofumi F. Chen-Yoshikawa
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:114
  22. Transport with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in the hospital setting can become a challenge as well as in the out-of-hospital setting. In particular, the management of intra-hospital transport wit...

    Authors: Ignazio Condello, Giuseppe Nasso, Gaetano Contegiacomo, Carlo Solimando, Giuseppe Balducci, Domenico Scaringi, Pasquale D’Alessandro and Giuseppe Speziale
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:113
  23. With advances in breast cancer treatment, the importance of de-escalation therapy to reduce harm during the treatment of elderly patients has attracted attention in recent years. Certain patient populations ar...

    Authors: Ayaka Isogai, Haruru Kotani, Masataka Sawaki, Masaya Hattori, Akiyo Yoshimura, Ayumi Kataoka, Kazuki Nozawa, Yuri Ozaki, Yuka Endo, Akira Nakakami, Rie Komaki and Hiroji Iwata
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:112
  24. Clostridium perfringens sepsis has been reported to have a rapid onset and severe clinical outcome. We herein report a case of C. perfringens sepsis associated with massive intravascular hemolysis after left hepa...

    Authors: Yuuko Tohmatsu, Mihoko Yamada, Shimpei Otsuka, Katsuhisa Ohgi, Ryo Ashida, Hanako Kurai, Haruna Yasui, Takashi Sugino, Katsuhiko Uesaka and Teiichi Sugiura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:111
  25. Mirizzi syndrome (MS) is a complicated form of longstanding, symptomatic cholelithiasis. According to Beltran Classification MS Type V has been introduced to describe the cholecystoenteric fistula, with or wit...

    Authors: Miltiadis Lalountas, Nikolaos Smyrlis, Stylianos Vladimiros Mouratidis and Panagiotis Makedos
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:110
  26. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, often subclinical in childhood, is reactivated during a state of cell-mediated immunodeficiency. In cases of organ damage, patients can require medical treatment for an infecti...

    Authors: Sae Kawata, Jumpei Takamatsu, Yuichi Yasue, Aya Fukuhara and Jinkoo Kang
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:109
  27. Tracheobronchial injury (TBI) is a rare but potentially life-threatening trauma that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. We present a case in which a patient with COVID-19 infection was successfully treat...

    Authors: Shoji Kuriyama, Kazuhiro Imai, Kasumi Tozawa, Shinogu Takashima, Ryo Demura, Haruka Suzuki, Yuzu Harata, Tatsuki Fujibayashi, Sumire Shibano and Yoshihiro Minamiya
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:108
  28. Esophagogastric bypass is performed for esophageal strictures. Mucus retention, known as mucocele, sometimes occurs at the stricture oral side of the remnant esophagus. It is often asymptomatic and is expected...

    Authors: Takeshi Yamashita, Koji Otsuka, Satoru Goto, Tomotake Ariyoshi, Kentaro Motegi, Masahiro Kohmoto, Akira Saito, Koichiro Fujimasa, Yoshihito Sato, Rei Kato, Tetsuo Sawatani and Masahiko Murakami
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:107
  29. Achalasia is an esophageal motility disorder that presents as dysphagia and severely affects quality of life. An esophageal myotomy has been the golden standard for treatment. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM)...

    Authors: Takuma Aoki, Soji Ozawa, Koki Hayashi, Tomofumi Ando, Yusuke Uchi, Motohide Shimazu, Hiroharu Shinozaki, Kenji Matsumoto and Nobuo Omura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:106
  30. Necrotizing fasciitis in neonates is a rare and life-threatening infection involving necrosis of the skin, subcutaneous tissues, deep fascia, and sometimes underlying muscles, with a fulminant course and high ...

    Authors: Mitsumasa Okamoto, Yudai Tsuruno and Hiroaki Fukuzawa
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:105
  31. Metastatic testicular cancer is rare. In particular, primary colorectal cancer rarely metastasizes to the testes. This study reports a case of testicular metastasis recurrence 9 years after the resection of a ...

    Authors: Daishi Yoshimura, Yuki Sekido, Hidekazu Takahashi, Tsuyoshi Hata, Atsushi Hamabe, Takayuki Ogino, Norikatsu Miyoshi, Mamoru Uemura, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Yuichiro Doki and Hidetoshi Eguchi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:104
  32. Extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type (ENKL) of the small intestine, is a disease with extremely poor prognosis. We describe treatment in a case which is novel in that it demonstrated long-term...

    Authors: Hiroshi Funaki, Naomi Nojima, Yutaka Takikawa, Kazutoshi Komori, Hajime Hasegawa, Tomoyuki Sakai, Sohsuke Yamada and Yasufumi Masaki
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:103
  33. Mixed neuroendocrine–non-neuroendocrine neoplasms of the ampulla of Vater are rare and heterogenous, making it difficult to achieve a definitive preoperative diagnosis. Herein, we describe a patient in whom a ...

    Authors: Kenjiro Date, Takaaki Tatsuguchi, Yuzo Shimokawa, Yusuke Niina, Daichi Kitahara, Hirotaka Kuga, Sadafumi Tamiya, Kazuyoshi Nishihara and Toru Nakano
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:102
  34. Acquired tracheo-esophageal fistula (TEF) is a rare, life-threatening pathology, responsible for severe comorbidities. Its management is a real therapeutic challenge and remains controversial.

    Authors: Laura Dessard, Jacques Deflandre, Justine Deflandre, Vincent Moonen, Nicolas Delhougne and Yves Goffart
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:101
  35. Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid tumor in childhood. Stage 4S neuroblastoma is a unique subset of neuroblastoma characterized by a favorable course and potentially low malignancy with a high...

    Authors: Kanta Jobara, Ayako Yamamori, Masato Shizuku, Nobuhiko Kurata, Yasuhiro Fujimoto, Hideki Muramatsu, Yoshiyuki Takahashi and Yasuhiro Ogura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:100
  36. The repair of large abdominal wall defects that cannot be closed primarily is quite challenging. The component separation technique (CST) is a surgical approach using autologous tissue to close large abdominal...

    Authors: Makoto Matsukubo, Mitsuru Muto, Koji Yamada, Nanako Nishida, Chihiro Kedoin, Mayu Matsui, Ayaka Nagano, Masakazu Murakami, Koshiro Sugita, Keisuke Yano, Shun Onishi, Toshio Harumatsu, Waka Yamada, Takafumi Kawano, Tatsuru Kaji and Satoshi Ieiri
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:99
  37. Although percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) offers better access to the gastrointestinal system, in patients with previous abdominal surgery, PEG can be unsuccessful. Laparoscopically assisted percutane...

    Authors: Yutaro Ohgaki, Yuji Ishibashi, Fumihiko Hatao, Ryuichiro Furuta, Noriyuki Saito, Rie Inayoshi and Yasuhiro Morita
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:98
  38. Postoperative cholangitis is a complication of biliary reconstruction during hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery. Most cases are associated with anastomotic stenosis, but there are also cases of cholangitis witho...

    Authors: Masanori Odaira, Fumiki Toriumi, Shota Hoshino, Nozomi Iwama, Yasuhiro Ito, Takashi Endo and Hirohisa Harada
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:97
  39. Essential thrombocythemia (ET) is a chronic myeloproliferative disorder characterized by an elevation of platelet counts with a tendency for thrombosis and hemorrhage. The perioperative management of cardiovas...

    Authors: Motohiro Maeda, Shun-Ichiro Sakamoto, Tomohiro Murata, Atsushi Hiromoto, Kenji Suzuki and Yosuke Ishii
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:96
  40. Adenocarcinoma in an inverted Meckel's diverticulum with intussusception has not been reported to date. We discuss the clinical issues concerning this rare condition and review the relevant literature.

    Authors: Yamato Miwa, Yo Sato, Kenichiro Hirano, Eiji Sunami, Motoko Takahashi, Shin-ichi Kosugi, Takeshi Suda and Go Hasegawa
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:95
  41. Polyarteritis nodsa (PAN) is a rare disease characterized by acute focal inflammatory damage to small and medium arteries. PAN complicated by ruptured aneurysm is an infrequent presentation with the most affec...

    Authors: Mohamed H. El-Farra, Rayan Yahia, Aysenur Cetinkaya and Nahidh Hasaniya
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:94
  42. Treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) varies widely depending on the patient's condition. In recent years, combination therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors has emerged as the treatment of choice due...

    Authors: Ryosuke Tsunemitsu, Motoyasu Tabuchi, Shinya Sakamoto, Kenta Ogi, Manabu Matsumoto, Jun Iwata and Takehiro Okabayashi
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:93
  43. Local resection is the standard treatment for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). Laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) is a minimally invasive surgery used to resect GISTs. Herein, we re...

    Authors: Sarah Honjo, Suguru Yamauchi, Yutaro Yoshimoto, Chen Jun, Hiroki Egawa, Akira Kubota, Kenki Tsuda, Yukinori Yube, Sanae Kaji, Hajime Orita and Tetsu Fukunaga
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:92
  44. Linea alba hernias are relatively rare types of hernias. They manifest as small protrusions situated in the linea alba between the umbilicus and xiphoid cartilage. Usually, hernia contents comprise the pre-per...

    Authors: Takahiko Omameuda, Mikio Shiozawa, Yuzo Miyahara, Hiroyuki Kitabayashi, Masaru Koizumi, Satoru Kondo, Shigeo Kawai and Masaaki Kodama
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:91
  45. Neurofibroma of the breast is extremely rare, with only a few reported cases. Here, we report a case of solitary neurofibroma of the breast in a 95-year-old woman.

    Authors: Hirokazu Yamazaki, Kei Koizumi, Mana Watahiki, Daiki Takatsuka, Yuko Asano, Mana Goto, Norihiko Shiiya and Satoshi Baba
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:90
  46. There are few reports describing the unusual origin of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA). We report a rare case of advanced sigmoid colon cancer with the IMA arising from the superior mesenteric artery.

    Authors: Kiyotaka Mizoguchi, Kinuko Nagayoshi, Yusuke Mizuuchi, Koji Tamura, Masafumi Sada, Kohei Nakata, Kenoki Ouchida and Masafumi Nakamura
    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2023 9:89

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