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  1. Metastatic pancreatic tumors from lung cancer (MPTLC) constitute 3% of all metastatic pancreatic tumors. We present an extremely rare case of cystic MPTLC that was difficult to distinguish from intraductal pap...

    Authors: Akira Watanabe, Norifumi Harimoto, Takahiro Yamanaka, Norihiro Ishii, Mariko Tsukagoshi, Takamichi Igarashi, Norio Kubo, Kenichiro Araki, Aya Suzuki, Kenichiro Hara and Ken Shirabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:117

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  2. Although endoscopic interventions for chronic pancreatitis are highly developed, surgery for severe complicated cases such as the coexistence of bile duct, duodenum, and portal vein stenosis is a challenging i...

    Authors: Yuka Abe, Takafumi Kumamoto, Gakuryu Nakayama, Kentaro Miyake, Yasuhiro Yabushita, Yu Sawada, Yuki Homma, Kazuhisa Takeda, Ryusei Matsuyama and Itaru Endo

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:116

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  3. Small bowel stenosis after blunt abdominal trauma is relatively rare, and progression from trauma to bowel stenosis might sometimes be delayed. Herein, we report the case of a patient who was diagnosed with sm...

    Authors: Kazushi Hara, Manabu Yamamoto, Teruhisa Sakamoto, Ken Sugezawa, Chihiro Uejima, Akimitsu Tanio, Yoichiro Tada, Takehiko Hanaki, Kozo Miyatani, Joji Watanabe, Kyoichi Kihara, Naruo Tokuyasu, Shuichi Takano, Soichiro Honjo and Yoshiyuki Fujiwara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:115

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  4. While anastomotic leakage, recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis, and pneumonia are well-known complications of esophagectomy, the incidence of hiatal hernia after esophagectomy for carcinoma has been reported t...

    Authors: Takuro Konno-Kumagai, Tadashi Sakurai, Yusuke Taniyama, Chiaki Sato, Kai Takaya, Ken Ito and Takashi Kamei

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:114

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  5. Celiac axis compression syndrome (CACS) is a relatively rare disease. Because of the nature of the blood flow in the celiac region when a pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) is performed for CACS, the celiac region can...

    Authors: Katsuki Miyazaki, Yuji Morine, Yu Saito, Shinichiro Yamada, Kazunori Tokuda, Tetsuya Ikemoto, Satoru Imura and Mitsuo Shimada

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:113

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  6. We report a rare case of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) in Carney’s triad, successfully treated using laparoscopic gastrectomy with lymph node dissection after chemotherapy.

    Authors: Yuhi Shimura, Shingo Kanaji, Naoki Urakawa, Masashi Yamamoto, Masako Utsumi, Gousuke Takiguchi, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Yoshiko Matsuda, Kimihiro Yamashita, Takeru Matsuda, Taro Oshikiri, Tetsu Nakamura, Satoshi Suzuki and Yoshihiro Kakeji

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:112

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  7. Subtotal cholecystectomy is an effective surgical method to decrease the risk of complications for gallbladders that are difficult to remove. However, there is a risk for postoperative refractory bile leakage ...

    Authors: Tsukasa Aritake, Kenji Takagi, Natsuki Nagano, Ryutaro Kobayashi, Takashi Maeda, Kiyotaka Kawai, Satoru Kawai and Satoaki Kamiya

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:111

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  8. Spontaneous pneumothorax occurs more often in younger, slim, and shallow-chested men. Although less common, differential diagnoses for secondary pneumothorax in children are asthma, emphysematous blebs, catame...

    Authors: Hisayuki Miyagi, Daisuke Ishii, Masatoshi Hirasawa, Shunsuke Yasuda, Naohisa Toriumi, Takeo Sarashina, Mishie Tanino, Mio Tanaka, Yukichi Tanaka and Kazutoshi Miyamoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:109

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  9. Small bowel obstruction after gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y reconstruction (R-Y reconstruction) is not a rare complication. However, patients who need re-operation for this complication have a high rate of postop...

    Authors: Teppei Kamada, Hironori Ohdaira, Sojun Hoshimoto, Satoshi Narihiro, Norihiko Suzuki, Rui Marukuchi, Hideyuki Takeuchi, Masashi Yoshida, Eigoro Yamanouchi and Yutaka Suzuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:108

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  10. Pancreatic hamartomas are rare entities and difficult to diagnose before resection. We report a case of resected pancreatic hamartoma and literature review of typical characteristics of the lesion.

    Authors: Hokahiro Katayama, Kyohei Azuma, Kenji Koneri, Makoto Murakami, Yasuo Hirono, Satomi Hatta, Yoshiaki Imamura and Takanori Goi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:107

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  11. Retroperitoneal liposarcoma (RPLS) is the most commonly observed soft tissue sarcoma in the retroperitoneal space. Although the beneficial effect of chemotherapy for RPLS is controversial, there are some repor...

    Authors: Yukihiro Yokoyama, Yoshihiro Nishida, Kunihiro Ikuta and Masato Nagino

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:105

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  12. The Fontan procedure has been widely accepted for children with single ventricle physiology and guarantees survival rates of approximately 80% at age 20 years. However, there have been cases of Fontan-associat...

    Authors: Satoshi Nemoto, Shun-ichi Ariizumi, Yoshihito Kotera, Akiko Omori, Shingo Yamashita, Taka-aki Kato, Hiroto Egawa and Masakazu Yamamoto

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:104

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  13. Intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct (IPNB) is characterized by an intraluminal, growing papillary tumor covered by neoplastic biliary epithelial cells with a fine fibrovascular core. IPNB was intro...

    Authors: Rumi Matono, Mizuki Ninomiya, Kazutoyo Morita, Takahiro Tomino, Yumi Oshiro, Tomoyuki Yokota and Takashi Nishizaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:103

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  14. Stoma-related complications are not rare, whereas the spontaneous perforation of the stoma limb is relatively rare. Herein, we report a case of stoma limb perforation which occurred after Hartmann’s operation.

    Authors: Jun Kataoka, Toshikatsu Nitta, Masato Ota, Yuko Takashima, Miyuki Imanishi, Kensuke Fujii and Takashi Ishibashi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:102

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  15. In a Fontan candidate, univentricular pacing may cause delay in interventricular conduction, which induces asynchronous contraction. Cardiac resynchronization therapy is expected to be an effective mode of the...

    Authors: Ai Sugimoto, Kiyohiro Takigiku, Shuichi Shiraishi, Masashi Takahashi and Masanori Tsuchida

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:101

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  16. The observation of spontaneous regression (SR) has been well documented for many cancer types, including renal cell carcinoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia, neuroblastoma, and malignant melanoma. However, ...

    Authors: Bunpei Nishiura, Kensuke Kumamoto, Shintaro Akamoto, Eisuke Asano, Yasuhisa Ando, Hironobu Suto, Takayoshi Kishino, Minoru Oshima, Masao Fujiwara, Hisashi Usuki, Keiichi Okano and Yasuyuki Suzuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:100

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  17. Gastric cancer that mimics a submucosal tumor (SMT) is infrequently encountered in routine clinical settings, and histopathological analysis is often negative for malignant cells. In such cases, excisional bio...

    Authors: Hiroki Ozawa, Hirofumi Kawakubo, Satoru Matsuda, Shuhei Mayanagi, Tomoyuki Irino, Kazumasa Fukuda, Rieko Nakamura, Norihito Wada and Yuko Kitagawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:99

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  18. Port site recurrence has been observed after a variety of oncologic resection procedures. However, few have reported port site recurrence of esophageal cancer.

    Authors: Taichi Horino, Yoshifumi Baba, Daichi Nomoto, Kazuto Harada, Yukiharu Hiyoshi, Yohei Nagai, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Shiro Iwagami, Yuji Miyamoto, Naoya Yoshida and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:98

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  19. Several manufacturers are in the process of developing various innovative systems and expect more options in the robot market. One of the latest systems, the Senhance® platform (TransEnterix Surgical Inc, Morr...

    Authors: Hiroka Kondo, Shigeki Yamaguchi, Yasumitsu Hirano, Toshimasa Ishii, Nao Obara, Liming Wang, Masahiro Asari, Takuya Kato, Tetsuyoshi Takayama, Hirofumi Sugita, Shinichi Sakuramoto and Isamu Koyama

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:95

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  20. Hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) is conventionally considered a rare benign liver tumor, but advanced studies have revealed that HCA is heterogeneous, and may include a type that is prone to malignant transformati...

    Authors: Kouki Hoshino, Norifumi Harimoto, Ryo Muranushi, Kei Hagiwara, Takahiro Yamanaka, Norihiro Ishii, Mariko Tsukagoshi, Takamichi Igarashi, Akira Watanabe, Norio Kubo, Kenichiro Araki, Ran Tomomasa, Sumihito Nobusawa, Shinichi Aishima, Osamu Nakashima and Ken Shirabe

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:94

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  21. IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is an immune-mediated disorder in which abundant IgG4-positive plasma cells infiltrate affected organs. There have been reported four cases of probable IgG4-RD presenting as a su...

    Authors: Taishi Yamane, Kojiro Eto, Takeshi Morinaga, Kazuki Matsumura, Kohei Yamashita, Ryuma Tokunaga, Kazuto Harada, Yukiharu Hiyoshi, Yohei Nagai, Masaki Iwatsuki, Shiro Iwagami, Yuji Miyamoto, Naoya Yoshida and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:93

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  22. The standard surgical method for symptomatic submucosal tumors (SMTs) or tumors with unclear biological behavior is enucleation. Minimally invasive approaches are usually considered appropriate for surgical en...

    Authors: Koki Oyama, Kenoki Ohuchida, Koji Shindo, Taiki Moriyama, Yoshitaka Hata, Masafumi Wada, Eikichi Ihara, Shuntaro Nagai, Takao Ohtsuka and Masafumi Nakamura

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:92

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  23. Biliary bleeding is a condition reported by Sandblom as hemobilia. The most common cause of hemobilia is iatrogenicity. But it has also been reported as a rare complication after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (...

    Authors: Takehiro Abiko, Yuma Ebihara, Motoya Takeuchi, Hiroki Sakamoto, Hisato Homma and Satoshi Hirano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:91

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  24. Reactive lymphoid hyperplasia (RLH) of the liver is a benign disorder. It is usually observed in the skin, orbit, thyroid, lung, breast, or gastrointestinal tract, but rarely in the liver. Since the first repo...

    Authors: Hiroki Kanno, Hisamune Sakai, Toru Hisaka, Satoki Kojima, Ryuta Midorikawa, Shogo Fukutomi, Yoriko Nomura, Yuichi Goto, Toshihiro Sato, Munehiro Yoshitomi, Ryuichi Kawahara and Koji Okuda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:90

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  25. Portal annular pancreas (PAP) is a rare pancreatic anomaly in which the uncinate process wraps annularly around the portal vein and fuses to the body of the pancreas. PAP is highly relevant to the development ...

    Authors: Naohisa Kuriyama, Tomohide Hatanaka, Kazuaki Gyoten, Aoi Hayasaki, Takehiro Fujii, Yusuke Iizawa, Hiroyuki Kato, Yasuhiro Murata, Akihiro Tanemura, Masashi Kishiwada, Hiroyuki Sakurai and Shugo Mizuno

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:89

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  26. Despite recent advances in systemic chemotherapy, the prognosis of patients with peritoneal metastases from gastric cancer still remains poor. Nonetheless, several efficacious intraperitoneal chemotherapy regi...

    Authors: Kozo Miyatani, Wataru Miyauchi, Yusuke Kono, Yuji Shishido, Joji Watanabe, Takehiko Hanaki, Kyoichi Kihara, Tomoyuki Matsunaga, Manabu Yamamoto, Yoji Fukumoto, Naruo Tokuyasu, Shuichi Takano, Teruhisa Sakamoto, Soichiro Honjo, Toshimichi Hasegawa and Yoshiyuki Fujiwara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:88

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  27. Primary breast lymphoma is rare. Occurrence rates of malignant breast tumors in children are also quite low. We herein report a B-lymphoblastic lymphoma of the breast arisen in an adolescent girl. To the best ...

    Authors: Yumiko Ishizuka, Yoshiya Horimoto, Junya Fujimura, Kozue Ogata, Fumi Murakami, Hiroko Onagi, Atsushi Arakawa and Mitsue Saito

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:87

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  28. Metastasis of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) to the gallbladder is rare, and its clinicopathological feature remains poorly understood. We here present two cases of gallbladder metastasis from RCC presenting as a ...

    Authors: Takuya Oba, Norihiro Sato, Toshihisa Tamura, Katsushi Fujimoto, Atsuji Matsuyama and Keiji Hirata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:86

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  29. There have been two reports on preserving the proximal gastric tube by using intraoperative indocyanine green (ICG)-based photodynamic detection to evaluate blood flow through the anastomosis for gastric tube ...

    Authors: Kazushi Hara, Tomoyuki Matsunaga, Yoji Fukumoto, Wataru Miyauchi, Yusuke Kono, Yuji Shishido, Takehiko Hanaki, Kozo Miyatani, Joji Watanabe, Kyoichi Kihara, Manabu Yamamoto, Naruo Tokuyasu, Shuichi Takano, Teruhisa Sakamoto, Soichiro Honjo and Yoshiyuki Fujiwara

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:85

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  30. Laparoscopic gastrectomy is regarded a standard treatment procedure for early gastric cancer and is widely used in clinical practice. However, the feasibility of laparoscopic gastrectomy for patients with a pr...

    Authors: Ko Ikegame, Makoto Hikage, Satoshi Kamiya, Yutaka Tanizawa, Etsuro Bando and Masanori Terashima

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:84

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  31. A standard procedure for the treatment of incarcerated umbilical hernia among severely obese patients has yet to be established. We used the hybrid intraperitoneal onlay mesh repair (IPOM) plus method, which c...

    Authors: Shingo Yanari, Takayuki Suto, Hisataka Fujiwara, Yu Ariyoshi, Akira Umemura and Akira Sasaki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:83

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  32. Breast angiosarcoma (AS) is a rare malignant breast tumor arising from endothelial cells lining the blood vessels. The prognosis of AS is reportedly poor. However, the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiati...

    Authors: Eriko Shiraki, Yookija Kang, Takahiro Shibayama and Shigeru Tsuyuki

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:81

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  33. We describe two unusual cases of cancerized ectopic pancreatic parenchyma within the wall of the left colon. Although the morphology of the neoplastic cells and their immunoprofile were consistent with pancrea...

    Authors: Graziana Gallo, Alessandro Mangogna, Gianrocco Manco, Stefania Caramaschi and Tiziana Salviato

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:80

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  34. An outbreak of cholangiocarcinoma in Japan has led to widespread concern among workers in printing plants. In March 2013, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, confirmed a causal relationship be...

    Authors: Daisuke Ogawa, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Fumimasa Kitamura, Norio Uemura, Tatsunori Miyata, Hirohisa Okabe, Katsunori Imai, Yoichi Yamasita, Shoji Kubo and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:79

    Content type: Case Report

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  35. The recurrence of endoscopically resected intramucosal colorectal cancer (CRC) is quite rare, and data regarding metastasis in intramucosal tumors are still lacking. We herein report a case of presacral lymph ...

    Authors: Taichi Horino, Yukiharu Hiyoshi, Yuji Miyamoto, Naoya Yoshida and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:78

    Content type: Case Report

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  36. In the original publication of this article [1], an author’s name should be changed from Shin Takasue to Shin Takesue.

    Authors: Toshiya Abe, Hiroshi Sakai, Masataka Hayashi, So Nakamura, Shin Takesue, Masafumi Sada, Shingo Kozono, Yoshiki Kitaura, Yoshitaka Tanabe, Kazuyoshi Nishihara, Mari Mine, Sadafumi Tamiya and Toru Nakano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:77

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    The original article was published in Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:69

  37. Schwannomas originate from Schwann cells, which are constituents of peripheral nerve sheaths, and can occur anywhere in the body at any age. Most occur in soft tissues such as subcutaneous tissues and muscles,...

    Authors: Takuya Tajiri, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Takaaki Higashi, Takanobu Yamao, Toru Takematsu, Norio Uemura, Kensuke Yamamura, Katsunori Imai, Yo-ichi Yamashita and Hideo Baba

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:76

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  38. Trousseau’s syndrome is a cancer-associated thrombosis. Trousseau’s syndrome with cholangiocarcinoma is a rare condition with poor prognosis.

    Authors: Ryosuke Sasaki, Yuki Ohya, Shintaro Hayashida, Yuto Maeda, Shuei Murahashi, Sayahito Kumamoto, Akira Tsuji, Hidekatsu Shibata, Kunitaka Kuramoto, Hironori Hayashi, Kazumi Kuriwaki, Masayoshi Iizaka, Osamu Nakahara and Yukihiro Inomata

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:75

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  39. Congenital portosystemic shunt (CPSS) is a rare malformation that leads to hyperammonemia, hypermanganesemia, and various symptoms. CPSSs are divided into intrahepatic and extrahepatic shunts. In patients with...

    Authors: Yuichi Takama, Tetsuro Nakamura, Kenji Santo and Akihiro Yoneda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:73

    Content type: Case Report

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  40. Bochdalek hernia in an adult is very rare and often needs an immediate surgical repair for the herniation. Although its etiology and surgical techniques have frequently been reported, perioperative complicatio...

    Authors: Masayuki Akita, Nobuaki Yamasaki, Taiichiro Miyake, Kazuya Mimura, Eri Maeda, Tohru Nishimura, Koichiro Abe, Akihito Kozuki, Kunio Yokoyama, Hiroaki Kominami, Tomohiro Tanaka, Manabu Takamatsu and Kunihiko Kaneda

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:72

    Content type: Case Report

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  41. Persistent left superior vena cava is a not uncommon congenital vascular abnormality. We report a case of heart transplantation with reconstruction of persistent left superior vena cava using a prosthetic vasc...

    Authors: Kazuma Handa, Hiroki Hata, Koichi Toda, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Daisuke Yoshioka and Yoshiki Sawa

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:71

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  42. Intramural metastasis is rare in colorectal cancer, especially metastasis of ascending colon cancer to the appendix.

    Authors: Toshiya Abe, Hiroshi Sakai, Masataka Hayashi, So Nakamura, Shin Takesue, Masafumi Sada, Shingo Kozono, Yoshiki Kitaura, Yoshitaka Tanabe, Kazuyoshi Nishihara, Mari Mine, Sadafumi Tamiya and Toru Nakano

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:69

    Content type: Case Report

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:77

  43. Patients with prolonged inflammatory bowel disease have a greater risk of colorectal cancer, known as colitis-associated cancer. Here we describe an unusual case of colitis-associated cancer.

    Authors: Yoshio Shimizu, Hideya Takaku, Sugiru Paku, Kazuaki Azuma, Toshishige Suzuki, Hiroshi Kashimura, Haruo Ohtani and Nobuhiro Ohkochi

    Citation: Surgical Case Reports 2020 6:68

    Content type: Case Report

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