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  1. Content type: Case report

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  5. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  6. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  7. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  9. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  10. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  11. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  13. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  15. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  16. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  17. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  18. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  19. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  20. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  21. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  22. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  23. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  24. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  25. Content type: Case Report

    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

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  26. Content type: Case Report

    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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  27. Content type: Case Report

    Extralobar sequestrations constitute a rare form of congenital pulmonary airway malformations that are difficult to diagnose. Here, we report a rare case of a localized extralobar sequestration in the right su...

    Authors: Satoshi Nagasaka, Satsuki Kina, Yoshihito Arimoto, Fumi Yokote, Tsuyoshi Uchida and Hirochika Matsubara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:47

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  28. Content type: Case Report

    Some features found on chest computed tomography (CT), such as central tumor location, large pleural effusion, and the absence of a pleural tail, and a patient age of less than 60 years, have been suggested to...

    Authors: Shinkichi Takamori, Masafumi Yamaguchi, Kenichi Taguchi, Makoto Edagawa, Shinichiro Shimamatsu, Ryo Toyozawa, Kaname Nosaki, Fumihiko Hirai, Takashi Seto, Mitsuhiro Takenoyama and Yukito Ichinose

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:46

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  29. Content type: Case Report

    Large esophageal hiatal hernias occur most commonly in elderly patients with comorbidities, in whom even an elective surgery cannot be performed without high risks. Although fundoplication is recommended for e...

    Authors: Shigeyoshi Higashi, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Koji Tanaka, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tomoki Makino, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Makoto Yamasaki, Shuji Takiguchi, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:45

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  30. Content type: Case Report

    Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) is the second most common benign hepatic tumor and is very rarely complicated by hemorrhage or rupture. Although thought to be extremely rare, there have been several reports of...

    Authors: Masahiko Kinoshita, Shigekazu Takemura, Shogo Tanaka, Genya Hamano, Tokuji Ito, Takanori Aota, Masaki Koda, Masahiko Ohsawa and Shoji Kubo

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:44

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  31. Content type: Case Report

    Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a primary systemic necrotizing vasculitis with diffuse organ involvements, resulting in a high mortality rate due to multiple organ failure. Although the small bowel is the freque...

    Authors: Keiji Yoshiya, Yu Imamura, Yu Nakaji, Daisuke Taniguchi, Rinne Takeda, Koji Ando, Yuichiro Nakashima, Motohiro Shimizu, Kippei Ohgaki, Norihiro Furusyo, Takuya Matsumoto, Hiroshi Saeki, Yoshinao Oda, Eiji Oki and Yoshihiko Maehara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:43

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  32. Content type: Case Report

    The purpose of this study is to assess the usefulness of continuous bowel decompression using an indwelling transanal tube (ITT) for preoperative management in infants with long-segment (L)- or total (T)-type ...

    Authors: Kyoko Mochizuki, Masato Shinkai, Norihiko Kitagawa, Hiroshi Take, Hidehito Usui, Takashi Hosokawa and Kaori Yamoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:42

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  33. Content type: Case Report

    Undifferentiated high-grade pleomorphic sarcoma in gastrointestinal tract is extremely rare, and its prognosis is poor.

    Authors: Akira Kabashima, Koichi Kimura, Kensaku Sanefuji, Satoru Masunari, Seiji Haraoka and Soichiro Maekawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:41

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  34. Content type: Case Report

    Tumor biopsy for histological diagnosis is required preoperatively and before initiating chemotherapy or radiation therapy for patients with pancreatic cancer (Cancer of the Pancreas: Clinical Practice Guideli...

    Authors: Reishi Toshiyama, Takehiro Noda, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hiroshi Wada, Koichi Kawamoto, Kunihito Gotoh, Yutaka Takeda, Masahiro Tanemura, Eiichi Morii, Koji Umeshita, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:39

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  35. Content type: Case Report

    Sebaceous carcinoma of the breast is a distinct variant of invasive ductal carcinoma. It is rare and only several cases have been reported.

    Authors: Yuta Yamamoto, Toshitsugu Nakamura, Hiroshi Koyama, Toshiharu Kanai, Suzuko Moritani and Shu Ichihara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:38

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  36. Content type: Case Report

    Pleomorphic carcinoma is a rare primary lung carcinoma that occurs at a rate of about 0.3%. Even with complete resection, the tumor usually recurs aggressively, resulting in a poor prognosis. Herein, we report...

    Authors: Naoko Miura, Ryo Mori, Tomoyoshi Takenaka, Koji Yamazaki, Seiya Momosaki and Sadanori Takeo

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:36

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  37. Content type: Case Report

    Liver metastasis from breast cancer usually results in the development of systemic metastasis. We report a breast cancer patient with an early isolated liver recurrence who survived more than 7 years with no r...

    Authors: Mai Temukai, Hajime Hikino, Yoshinari Makino and Yoko Murata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:33

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  38. Content type: Case Report

    Metastatic choroidal carcinomas that originated from the gastrointestinal tract are extremely rare. We report a case of suspected solitary choroidal metastasis from gastric adenocarcinoma.

    Authors: Masanari Shimada, Susumu Amaya, Hiroaki Sugita, Yuichiro Furutani, Yoshinori Munemoto, Takeshi Mitsui, Toshiro Tanahashi and Yuzo Kikuchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:35

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  39. Content type: Case Report

    Therapeutic outcomes and prognosis of primary unresectable duodenal cancer remains unsatisfactory, because effective chemotherapy is not established.

    Authors: Masaru Kanehira, Yasuro Futagawa, Kenei Furukawa, Hiroaki Shiba, Tadashi Uwagawa and Katsuhiko Yanaga

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:34

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  40. Content type: Case Report

    Lymph node metastasis to the iliac or inguinal region of colon cancer is extremely rare. We experienced a case of ascending colon cancer with synchronous isolated right external iliac and inguinal lymph node m...

    Authors: Yuki Kitano, Masafumi Kuramoto, Toshiro Masuda, Daisuke Kuroda, Kenichiro Yamamoto, Satoshi Ikeshima, Ken-ichi Iyama, Shinya Shimada and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:32

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  41. Content type: Case Report

    Metastatic lesion of the pancreas originated from other organs is uncommon. The aim of this report was to evaluate the outcome of surgery in patients with isolated metastases to the pancreas. Nine patients und...

    Authors: Taisuke Yagi, Daisuke Hashimoto, Katsunobu Taki, Kensuke Yamamura, Akira Chikamoto, Masaki Ohmuraya, Toru Beppu and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:31

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  42. Content type: Case Report

    Recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the extrahepatic bile duct is rare with most cases diagnosed after manifesting sudden obstructive jaundice. Here, we report an extremely rare case of recurrent HCC i...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Kumata, Shigehito Miyagi, Keigo Murakami, Atsushi Fujio, Yasuyuki Hara, Chikashi Nakanishi, Naoki Kawagishi, Hironobu Sasano, Takashi Kamei and Noriaki Ouchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:30

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  43. Content type: Case Report

    The right gastroepiploic artery is commonly used in coronary artery bypass grafting. Appropriate strategies are required when performing upper abdominal surgeries after the right gastroepiploic artery has been...

    Authors: Ryo Muranushi, Tatsuya Miyazaki, Hideyuki Saito, Kengo Kuriyama, Tomonori Yoshida, Yuji Kumakura, Hiroaki Honjyo, Takehiko Yokobori, Makoto Sakai, Makoto Sohda and Hiroyuki Kuwano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:27

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  44. Content type: Case Report

    Total pancreatectomy has occasionally been performed to treat patients with multiple lesions (such as intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN)) or patients who have undergone repeated pancreatic resectio...

    Authors: Mihoko Yamada, Teiichi Sugiura, Yukiyasu Okamura, Takaaki Ito, Yusuke Yamamoto, Ryo Ashida and Katsuhiko Uesaka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2017 3:28

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