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  1. Content type: Case Report

    A right-sided ligamentum teres (RSLT) is a rare congenital anomaly in which the fetal umbilical vein is connected to the right paramedian trunk. RSLT creates difficulty in liver resection with respect to decis...

    Authors: Fumihiro Terasaki, Yusuke Yamamoto, Katsuhisa Ohgi, Teiichi Sugiura, Yukiyasu Okamura, Takaaki Ito, Ryo Ashida and Katsuhiko Uesaka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:43

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  2. Content type: Case Report

    Amyand hernias have been described in case reports in the literature and are a rare occurrence in the career of a surgeon. Their management is even less well described and often poses problems in the managemen...

    Authors: Katelin Holmes and Joseph E. Guinn

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:42

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  3. Content type: Case Report

    Blood flow of the remnant stomach is supplied via the right gastric and right gastroepiploic vessels after proximal gastrectomy (PG). Whether the remnant stomach can be safely preserved in patients who undergo...

    Authors: Teijiro Hirashita, Yukio Iwashita, Hiroaki Nakanuma, Kazuhiro Tada, Kunihiro Saga, Takashi Masuda, Yuichi Endo, Masayuki Ohta, Toshifumi Matsumoto and Masafumi Inomata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:41

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  4. Content type: Case Report

    Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is defined as dilatation exceeding 1.5 times the width of the normal adjacent coronary artery segments. CAA usually causes few symptoms, and rupture is rare, but can be lethal du...

    Authors: Yu Shomura, Toru Mizumoto, Kazuya Fujinaga, Yasuhiro Sawada, Hisato Ito and Satoshi Teranishi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:40

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  5. Content type: Case Report

    The number of patients who require aortic valve replacement after coronary artery bypass grafting continues to increase. Re-operative cardiovascular surgery after coronary artery bypass grafting has various ri...

    Authors: Takuya Nakayama and Miki Asano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:39

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  6. Content type: Case Report

    Intra-abdominal desmoid tumors are rare and generally occur in some patients with familial adenomatous polyposis or secondary to an external stimulus such as surgical trauma. We report herein a case of intra-a...

    Authors: Musashi Takada, Takashi Okuyama, Ryuji Yoshioka, Tamaki Noie, Emiko Takeshita, Shinichi Sameshima and Masatoshi Oya

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:38

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  7. Content type: Case Report

    Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is a rare but life-threatening complication of early postoperative enteral feeding. We herein report two patients who developed NOMI during enteral feeding after esopha...

    Authors: Daisuke Kurita, Takeo Fujita, Yasumasa Horikiri, Takuji Sato, Hisashi Fujiwara and Hiroyuki Daiko

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:36

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    Among anterior mediastinal tumors, a teratoma is known to rupture with growth, but there have been few previous reports about thymoma rupture. We here report a rare case of an invasive thymoma with intrapulmon...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Yoshiyasu, Fumitsugu Kojima, Yuya Ishikawa and Toru Bando

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:35

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  9. Content type: Case Report

    Since intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm (ITPN) is a rare disease, the clinical features of ITPN, especially the characteristics related to recurrence, have not been revealed. We performed a total remnant pa...

    Authors: Kenju Ko, Yasunori Nishida, Kotaro Sasahara, Hirofumi Kishimoto, Otagiri Noriaki, Katsunori Tauchi, Koji Azuhata and Kayoko Higuchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:33

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  10. Content type: Case Report

    Simple pericardial injuries are asymptomatic in many cases and usually do not cause bleeding that leads to cardiac tamponade. In this study, however, we report a case involving a patient with pericardial injur...

    Authors: Jumpei Takamatsu

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:32

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  11. Content type: Case Report

    Amyloid tumor of the breast is a rare disease, which was first reported in 1973. To date, only six cases have been reported in Japan.

    Authors: Makiko Mori, Haruru Kotani, Masataka Sawaki, Masaya Hattori, Akiyo Yoshimura, Naomi Gondo, Yayoi Adachi, Ayumi Kataoka, Kayoko Sugino, Nanae Horisawa, Mitsuo Terada, Yuri Ozaki and Hiroji Iwata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:31

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    Ectopic hamartomatous thymoma, which usually occurs in the lower neck, is a rare benign tumor containing spindle cells, epithelial nests, and adipose tissue. Although the origin of this tumor is still unknown,...

    Authors: Makio Hayama, Seiji Yoshitomi, Maiko Tamura, Nobuhiko Ohnishi and Shigeharu Moriyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:29

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  13. Content type: Case Report

    Pulmonary hematoma is most often caused by thoracic trauma. However, rare cases of pulmonary hematoma without any obvious cause are sometimes reported, when the condition is referred to as spontaneous or idiop...

    Authors: Takumi Sonokawa, Takuma Matsui, Kyoshiro Takegahara, Tatsuya Inoue, Takeru Kashiwada, Yasuhiro Terasaki and Jitsuo Usuda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:27

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  14. Content type: Case Report

    Minimally invasive esophagectomy is considered a beneficial approach to esophageal cancer, although a hiatal hernia occurs more frequently in this approach than in open esophagectomy with reconstruction via th...

    Authors: Takuji Sato, Takeo Fujita, Hisashi Fujiwara and Hiroyuki Daiko

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:26

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  15. Content type: Case Report

    A case of a short circuit (Retzius shunt) from the inferior mesenteric vein (IMV) to the inferior vena cava (IVC) without accompanying portal hypertension due to liver cirrhosis is rare.

    Authors: Toshinori Sueda, Mitsuyoshi Tei, Haruna Furukawa, Tae Matsumura, Chikato Koga, Masaki Wakasugi, Hiromichi Miyagaki, Ryohei Kawabata, Junzo Shimizu, Atsuya Okada and Junichi Hasegawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:25

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  16. Content type: Case Report

    Perforated diverticulitis with purulent peritonitis (Hinchey III diverticulitis) has traditionally been treated with a Hartmann’s procedure in order to avoid the considerable postoperative morbidity and mortal...

    Authors: Takako Tanaka, Yoshiaki Kita, Shinichiro Mori, Kenji Baba, Kan Tanabe, Masumi Wada, Yusuke Tsuruda, Kiyonori Tanoue, Shigehiro Yanagita, Kosei Maemura and Shoji Natsugoe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:24

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  17. Content type: Case Report

    Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is a rare and severe pathological condition that can cause intestinal necrosis without mechanical obstruction of the mesenteric artery. NOMI often develops during the t...

    Authors: Noboru Oyachi, Takaki Emura, Fuminori Numano, Tomoko Tando, Tomohiro Saito and Yusuke Goto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:23

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  18. Content type: Case Report

    The esophageal metastasis of breast cancer is rare. Moreover, it is extremely unusual for patients to experience the symptoms of esophageal metastasis during their lifetimes. We present a case of dysphagia cau...

    Authors: Masuyo Miyake, Akimitsu Yamada, Kentaro Miyake and Itaru Endo

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:22

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  19. Content type: Case Report

    Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) readily metastasizes to the lymph nodes, liver, lung, and peritoneum; however, gastric and gallbladder metastases are rare. We report a case of metachronous gastric and ...

    Authors: Makoto Takahashi, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Atsushi Kato, Katsunori Furukawa, Tsukasa Takayashiki, Satoshi Kuboki, Shigetsugu Takano, Kensuke Sugiura, Keishi Kawasaki, Masaru Miyazaki and Masayuki Ohtsuka

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:21

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  20. Content type: Case Report

    Leiomyosarcomas (LMSs) of the colon are extremely rare and highly aggressive. Although treatment of gastrointestinal LMS is not standardized, surgical resection is generally performed. The fact that the tumors...

    Authors: Masashi Yahagi, Yoshiyuki Ishii, Atsuko Hara and Masahiko Watanabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:20

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  21. Content type: Case Report

    Mesentero-axial gastric volvulus (MAGV) is a rare but critical condition as delay in treatment can lead to lethal situations. Although the report of the surgical treatment with laparoscopic approach for MAGV h...

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

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:19

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  22. Content type: Case Report

    Liposarcoma is a soft tissue sarcoma of adipocyte origin. Liposarcoma represents 20–30% of adult soft tissue tumors, which was most frequently seen in the retroperitoneal space in 45% and abdominal space in on...

    Authors: Ryohei Murata, Tadashi Yoshida, Nobuhiro Kobayashi, Yoshito Watanabe, Shigenori Homma, Hayato Echizenya and Akinobu Taketomi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:18

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  23. Content type: Case Report

    Metastases to the stomach or gallbladder from any malignancy is rarely noted, and simultaneous metastases to both organs are atypical. We present a unique case of simultaneous multifocal metastases of the stom...

    Authors: Osamu Kinoshita, Moyu Dohi, Yusuke Horii, Atsushi Ikai, Tomohito Kitamori and Tetsuro Yamashita

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:17

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  24. Content type: Case Report

    Although annular pancreas concurrent with pancreaticobiliary maljunction has rarely been reported, some reports have pointed out a possibility that both anomalies have a common pathogenesis in pancreatic devel...

    Authors: Naoya Sato, Tatsuo Shimura, Akira Kenjo, Takashi Kimura, Junichiro Watanabe, Makoto Muto and Shigeru Marubashi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:16

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  25. Content type: Case Report

    Meckel’s diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Most of the people remain asymptomatic during their lifetime, but some can develop complications such as...

    Authors: Bardia Bidarmaghz, Hugh McGregor, Kasra Raufian and Chin Li Tee

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:15

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  26. Content type: Case Report

    Bevacizumab is an anti-angiogenesis agent used to treat patients with metastatic colorectal cancer and is associated with a variety of complications. We present a patient with rectal cancer who developed a del...

    Authors: Erika Machida, Yasuyuki Miyakura, Jun Takahashi, Sawako Tamaki, Hideki Ishikawa, Fumi Hasegawa, Rina Kikugawa, Shingo Tsujinaka, Alan Kawarai Lefor and Toshiki Rikiyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:14

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  27. Content type: Case Report

    Carcinosarcoma is a rare tumor that includes both carcinoma and sarcoma components. It develops commonly in the female reproductive tract, most often in the uterus. However, as there are a small number of simi...

    Authors: Rumi Itoyama, Yo-ichi Yamashita, Yosuke Nakao, Toshihiko Yusa, Naoki Umezaki, Takanobu Yamao, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hirohisa Okabe, Katsunori Imai, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Daisuke Hashimoto, Akira Chikamoto and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:13

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  28. Content type: Case Report

    Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant disease of the skin and soft tissue. Aneurysms associated with NF1 can occur, but a secondary aneurysm rupture is very rare, with very few cases reported...

    Authors: Kazuki Moro, Hitoshi Kameyama, Kaoru Abe, Junko Tsuchida, Yosuke Tajima, Hiroshi Ichikawa, Masato Nakano, Mayuko Ikarashi, Masayuki Nagahashi, Yoshifumi Shimada, Kaori Kato, Takeshi Okamoto, Hajime Umezu, Emmanuel Gabriel, Masanori Tsuchida and Toshifumi Wakai

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:12

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  29. Content type: Case Report

    Nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) infection in a patient in an immunosuppressed state caused by increased use of immunosuppressive or biological agents is a serious clinical problem. Mycobacterium avium complex ...

    Authors: Naoko Ose, Masato Minami, Soichiro Funaki, Takashi Kanou, Ryu Kanzaki and Yasushi Shintani

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:11

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  30. Content type: Case Report

    Pancreatic injuries are rare, and no treatment plan has yet been established for grade III injuries. In many cases, pancreatic stent placement has resulted in saving patients. However, some cases of perforatio...

    Authors: Takuya Mori, Go Ohira, Kenjiro Kimura, Sadaaki Yamazoe, Ryosuke Amano and Masaichi Ohira

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:10

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  31. Content type: Case Report

    Aortoenteric fistula (AEF), occasionally reported as a fatal complication after aortic or other vascular procedures, is a communication between the aorta and the digestive tract. AEF as a fatal complication of...

    Authors: Masayuki Honda, Tsuguo Sakamoto, Shigehiro Kojima, Yota Yamamoto, Kazuhito Yajima, Dal Ho Kim and Fumihiro Ogawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:9

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  32. Content type: Case Report

    Undifferentiated carcinoma of the esophagus with rhabdoid features is a very rare histologic finding that is occasionally associated with the loss of SWI/SNF-related matrix-associated actin-dependent regulator...

    Authors: Hideki Nagano, Toshimasa Izumi, Ei Kawahara, Takeru Oyama and Takanori Goi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:8

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  33. Content type: Case Report

    Pneumothorax during surgery under general anesthesia is a life-threatening situation for the patient because it can progress easily to the tension pneumothorax due to positive pressure ventilation unless appro...

    Authors: Kei Sakamoto, Akira Ogihara, Shota Mitsuboshi, Hideyuki Maeda, Takako Matsumoto, Tamami Isaka, Masahide Murasugi, Akiko Omori, Yoshihito Kotera, Hiroto Egawa, Masakazu Yamamoto and Masato Kanzaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:7

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  34. Content type: Case Report

    Superior posterior pulmonary vein anomaly in the right upper lobe (anomalous V2), which is one of the anomalies of the right superior pulmonary vein (RSPV), runs behind the right main or intermediate bronchus....

    Authors: Yu Onodera, Yusuke Taniyama, Tadashi Sakurai, Makoto Hikage, Chiaki Sato, Kai Takaya, Hiroshi Okamoto, Shota Maruyama, Takuro Konno, Michiaki Unno and Takashi Kamei

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:6

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  35. Content type: Case Report

    A bronchopleural fistula (BPF) can lead to empyema and death after pulmonary resection. A minor leakage from a BPF has been reported to be successfully closed endobronchially, although thoracoplasty is usually...

    Authors: Hideki Endoh, Ryohei Yamamoto, Nobuhiro Nishizawa and Yukitoshi Satoh

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:5

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  36. Content type: Case Report

    Primary amelanotic malignant melanoma of esophagus, which is a subtype of primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus (PMME), is a very rare disease with a poor prognosis. We herein report a case of the amelan...

    Authors: Naomichi Koga, Nobuhide Kubo, Hiroshi Saeki, Shun Sasaki, Tomoko Jogo, Kosuke Hirose, Yuichiro Nakashima, Eiji Oki, Yutaka Koga, Yoshinao Oda, Hisao Oiwa, Toshio Oiwa and Yoshihiko Maehara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:4

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  37. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    It is uncommon for aseptic necrosis to occur in the lung parenchyma as a result of acute pulmonary embolism, because of the dual blood supply of the lung. We report a case in which acute pulmonary embolism led...

    Authors: Hikaru Watanabe and Naoki Kanauchi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:3

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  38. Content type: Case Report

    Surgery for infective endocarditis involving the aorto-mitral curtain (AMC) is challenging and requires extensive incisions and complex reconstruction procedures. However, in patients with preserved aortic ann...

    Authors: Atsushi Hiromoto, Shun-Ichiro Sakamoto, Yasuo Miyagi and Takashi Nitta

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:2

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  39. Content type: Case Report

    Lymphography with Lipiodol is useful for chylothorax. There were many slight complications, but reports of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) after lymphography were few.

    Authors: Yusuke Taki, Shinsuke Sato, Katsunori Suzuki, Erina Nagai, Masaya Watanabe, Yuichiro Shishido, Nobuaki Nakajima and Masakazu Takagi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2019 5:1

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  40. Content type: Case Report

    Prone position surgery has become widespread for esophageal cancer instead of the traditional lateral decubitus approach. Carbon dioxide insufflation and the gravity effect provide a better operative field wit...

    Authors: Toru Nakamura, Ryo Fujikawa, Yoshiro Otsuki and Kazuhito Funai

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:151

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  41. Content type: Case Report

    Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a rare mesenchymal tumor originating from the tissue underlying the mesothelial layer of the pleura or mediastinum. Other reported sites include the upper respiratory tract, orb...

    Authors: Yu Kumagai, Shuichi Fujioka, Takeyuki Misawa, Hiroaki Kitamura, Masafumi Suzuki and Katsuhiko Yanaga

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:150

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  42. Content type: Case Report

    The gastrointestinal tract can occasionally be perforated or penetrated by an ingested foreign body, such as a fish bone. However, there are very few reported cases in which an ingested fish bone penetrated th...

    Authors: Kosuke Mima, Hidetaka Sugihara, Rikako Kato, Chihiro Matsumoto, Daichi Nomoto, Hironobu Shigaki, Junji Kurashige, Mitsuhiro Inoue, Shiro Iwagami, Takao Mizumoto, Tatsuo Kubota and Nobutomo Miyanari

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:149

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  43. Content type: Case Report

    IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a pathological condition that is characterized by an infiltrate composed of IgG4-positive plasma cells and recently recognized as an immune-mediated condition. It causes tissu...

    Authors: Akihiro Watanabe, Takashi Goto, Hitomi Kamo, Ryuji Komine, Naomi Kuroki, Takanobu Sugase, Tsuyoshi Takaya, Rintaro Koga, Hiroshi Hojo, Shoji Taniguchi, Kazuhiko Ibusuki and Kazumi Koga

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:148

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  44. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1], the author found Fig. 1c has a redundant arrow.

    Authors: Shohei Takaichi, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Soichiro Funaki, Koji Tanaka, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tomoki Makino, Yukinori Kurokawa, Makoto Yamasaki, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Meinoshin Okumura, Masaki Mori and Yuichiro Doki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:147

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    The original article was published in Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:135

  45. Content type: Case Report

    Histoplasmosis is considered a fairly rare imported mycosis in Japan. Here we report a case of histoplasmosis describing the preoperative findings, histopathological findings, supposed infection route, and app...

    Authors: Shun Tanaka, Ryo Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Nagita, Kazuaki Okamoto, Yuki Iida, Kumiko Hongo, Yukio Ishihara, Yusuke Kita, Naoki Takabayashi, Ken Kuriki and Takeyui Hiramatsu

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2018 4:145

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